Dr. Khaled Al Sayed tells us what we need to know about professional teeth whitening. He starts by stating that your teeth are actually like sponges, they absorb everything that goes through your mouth.
According to Dr. Al Sayed, our teeth have pores just like our skin. Anything with color that goes through your mouth will be absorbed by those pores. Wine, coffee, dark berries, and smoking are extremely active in straining teeth. Over time, the natural color of your teeth becomes darker. These stains will never go away unless you actively remove them.
How do professional teeth whitening work and does it damage teeth?
Dr. Al Sayed explains that properly formulated teeth whitening gel works by absorbing into your teeth and gently pushing stains out through the pores. He affirms that teeth whitening does not actually damage your teeth unless it is not properly used.
Just like aggressive brushing of your teeth, abuse of any kind can be damaging. However, if used as instructed, professional teeth whitening is incredibly safe. The whitening process uses active ingredients to temporarily open pores in your teeth and lift stains.
What is the key to successful professional teeth whitening?
For Dr. Al Sayed, the key is in the delivery device.Most teeth whitening products on the market use similar active ingredients to whiten teeth. The difference with these products is the device used to hold the whitening agent on the tooth.
Is tooth sensitivity after teeth whitening normal?
Dr. Al Sayed affirms that more than 60% of people have naturally sensitive teeth. This is mostly caused by different factors as thin enamel or damaged teeth. During the whitening process, it is completely normal for sensitivity to occur. Sensitivity will disappear 12-36 hours after whitening.
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