Tooth whitening is generally very safe and does not weaken or affect the structure of the tooth. When properly done, whitening agents simply remove the color pigments inside the tooth, both the natural color that was present when the tooth erupted, and also staining from foods, tobacco, coffee, wine, and other products.
If you have sensitive teeth or receeded gums (exposed root surfaces), you may experience some sensitivity during the tooth whitening process. However, this can usually be minimized and treated by adjusting the bleaching time, strength of the whitening agent, using a desensitizing toothpaste, and other factors.
At Prestige Dental, we will recommend the bleaching product that will work safely and effectively for you!