Do you ever feel embarrassed, or even ashamed, to show off your smile? Teeth whitening may be the solution! Some great ways to whiten your teeth include coming to Wappingers Falls Dental Arts for an in-office treatment or for a take-home whitening kit. We suggest that you always check with our dentists before whitening your teeth and that you avoid the following common teeth whitening mistakes:
Whitening With Baking Soda
Baking soda can scrub the surface of your teeth and even remove some surface stains. However, it cannot remove older stains. In addition, baking soda is abrasive and can potentially compromise any weak areas of your tooth enamel. This can cause tooth sensitivity.
Whitening With Food-Based Acids
Some people try to whiten their teeth using things like apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. The problem with using apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to whiten the teeth is that they are acidic. Acidic foods can damage the enamel, which can cause cavities.
Using a Whitening Tray That Doesn’t Fit Well
One-size-fits all whitening trays are often included with over-the-counter whitening kits. These trays can leak whitening gel if they do not fit correctly. This can irritate your gums and mar the whitening results that you were hoping for. Our dentists suggest that you receive a custom-made whitening tray from our office if you would like to whiten your teeth at home.
We invite you to call our office at 845-297-0757 today with any queries about teeth whitening in Wappingers Falls, New York, and to schedule a consultation.