Does teeth whitening damage your enamel?
There are all kinds of rumours about tooth whitening treatments. One of the most common is the claim that bleaching products damage the enamel. Thinking about whitening your teeth but afraid of wearing them out prematurely? At Clinique Dentaire Champlain, we want to help our clients make informed decisions about appearance and health! Read this blog article to learn more and to know the answer to the question “Does teeth whitening damage your enamel?”.
Some whitening products sold in pharmacies damage the enamel
Many toothpastes and mouthwashes labelled “bleaching” contain particularly aggressive abrasive or chemical substances. At the same time, these products can make teeth appear whiter, but they also make them more porous because they wear out the enamel.
Consequence? Teeth with weakened natural protective shells discolour much more quickly when in contact with drinks such as wine, tea or coffee… In addition, they become extremely sensitive to heat and cold – ouch!
That being said, it is quite possible to find a safe tooth whitening kit at the pharmacy. However, it is recommended to consult a dentist and have a thorough cleaning before such treatment to optimize the results. In addition, it is obviously very important to follow the instructions to the letter!
Professional whitening supervised by a dentist does not damage the enamel
Good news: nowadays, whitening under the supervision of a dentist is perfectly safe for tooth enamel! Indeed, the new peroxide bleaching gels are enriched with fluorine and potassium nitrate, 2 ingredients that act as protective shields for your teeth and reduce discomfort during treatment.
The dental bleaching process supervised by a dentist can be done at home or in a clinic. In both cases, it consists in wearing molded trays according to the imprint of your teeth, which ensures an optimal distribution of the bleaching gel.
For exemplary tooth whitening, trust the experts!
At Clinique Dentaire Champlain, our experienced dentists offer a wide range of dental services (tooth whitening, implants, crowns, etc.) to our clients in Brossard and the surrounding area. Need a routine or emergency appointment? Call us!