Does bleaching damage the teeth?

Does bleaching damage the teeth?

When thinking about bleaching or teeth whitening in Tijuana, many people worry that they will damage their teeth. While there are plenty of myths about bleaching, for one side or the other, there also has been a large amount of research on the effects of teeth bleaching. The vast majority of research has found that using small amounts of bleach gained from a reputable source is safe if used as directed after a full dental examination.

While the process is safe, there still can be some side effects that are worth noting. Following a bleaching, a patient may have increased tooth sensitivity. If the solution is too acidic, there is also a chance that it will eat away at the enamel on the teeth. This is why it’s so important to have a full dental examination and get the bleaching done with your dentist in Tijuana. The most widely researched bleaching products use peroxide, so it is also important to look into the kind of substance that will be used for your bleaching and that it is safe.

The two most common bleaching products are carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. Carbamide peroxide is a lower concentration and can stay on the teeth for a longer period of time, with a lower acidity and almost no chance of tooth decay. Hydrogen peroxide, on the other hand, is stronger and more acidic, so it should not remain on the teeth for too long or there is a possibility of damaging the teeth. Both of these products come in home and dental office versions, although the concentrations can often vary.

Even if choosing to do the bleaching at home, it is important to get a dental examination, since some products should not be used with more sensitive or damaged gums. A Tijuana dentist can check for healthy gums and also protect them if that needs to be done. In the end, as long as you talk to your dentist and work out the best solution for you, bleaching can be completely safe.

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