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Is It Possible to Over-Whiten Your Teeth?

Published on July 3rd, 2018

We all want to achieve a megawatt smile, but there are a multitude of reasons that this is not always possible. Coffee, tea, certain foods, smoking, genetics and overall wear-and-tear are just a handful of reasons your teeth may be yellowing. Before you reach for your over-the-counter whitening trays or call and make another reservation at our cosmetic dentist in West Loop or Bloomingdale, know that there is such thing as too much whitening. Here’s what you should know about getting a white smile.

Your Teeth Shouldn’t Be Stark White

In their natural state, teeth more so resemble a pearly shade rather than a bright-white shade. Keep this in mind when you are attempting to whiten your teeth. Our cosmetic dentists in the West Loop and Bloomingdale areas recommend looking at the whites of your eyes and aiming for your teeth to match that shade.

Don’t Overdo It

Our cosmetic dentists in West Loop and Bloomindale recommend that you visit us once annually for a professional whitening. While not all patients are the same, too much whitening can cause sensitivity, bleeding or cause your teeth to look see-through along the edges. At-home whitening products should not be used for more than two weeks at a time and no more than twice per year.

Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist in West Loop & Bloomindale

Are you unhappy with your smile? Finish off summer in a bright note by scheduling a professional whitening reservation at Pure Dental Spa!

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