Teeth Whitening and Bleaching Myths Busted

Hamlin Dental Group is proud to provide teeth bleaching to patients that lead to bright white smiles, yet there are still many misconceptions regarding the effective procedure.

May 08, 2014, 13:59 ET from Hamlin Dental Group

LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For those in need of essential procedures like dental fillings, Los Angeles residents have regularly come to visit Hamlin Dental Group. Their dental team is well-equipped to provide veneers, impressive smile makeovers and dental crowns to Los Angeles patients, and always with their famously warm, gentle, and expert dentistry. However, despite their broad spectrum of all-ages procedures, for older patients who are looking to restore the brightness to their smiles, it is the tooth bleaching at Los Angeles-based Hamlin Dental Group that is the dental team's most exciting procedure.

In recent years, teeth whitening has become an increasingly popular procedure, thanks to the clearly impressive results of treatment from experts like Hamlin Dental Group. However, as with any popular procedure, there is a great deal of misinformation and untrue myths regarding teeth whitening procedures. For those considering teeth whitening at Hamlin Dental Group, a video interview with cosmetic dentist Brian Kantor posted at the Science Daily website is an excellent source of reliable information.

One common misconception is that all teeth whiten the same. However, Kantor refutes this line of thinking, stating that in reality, "all teeth react differently to bleach." To illustrate his point, Dr. Kantor explains that "if your teeth are stained yellow, that will actually react better to bleach than teeth that have a grayish tone." Thus for those who are looking to rid themselves of a yellow tone to their teeth at Hamlin Dental Group, bleach is often a great choice, but other stain colors might require a different whitening method like strips or gels.

Another myth regarding teeth whitening is that one treatment is all it takes to ensure your teeth stay white. In the interview, Dr. Kantor reminds viewers that after a whitening treatment, drinking red wine or coffee and various foods will lead to new stains. After whitening, patients must maintain the whiteness of their teeth. Says Dr. Kantor, "You can do it with over-the-counter products, you can do it with whitening toothpaste, you can do it with whitening rinse, or even come back for a professional whitening in the office."

"There's a difference between [over-the-counter] whitening and bleaching, and people get confused about that all the time," says Dr. Kantor. "Whitening products actually make your teeth appear whiter than they are by removing surface stains." The dentist explains that these will only "get the surface stain off the teeth, and that makes them appear whiter than they are." This is in contrast to bleaching, which uses hydrogen peroxide to truly strip away stains, leaving only the original, bright white shine on your teeth that you recall from your youth.

That's why, despite the initial higher cost to professional whitening at the Hamlin Dental Group, the extensive benefits make the treatment a wise investment in the long term. Dr. Kantor acknowledges that bleaching may have some short term side effects like sensitivity and irritation to the gum that may last a day or two. However, he explains that "there are no long term side effects that bleaching has on your teeth."

For patients of Hamlin Dental Group, this is particularly good news, as they can enjoy cost-effective and gentle bleaching with stunning results, without worrying about negative effects in the long run. Whether you're looking for a brighter, more attractive smile, or dental health procedures that are gentle enough for every member of the family, you'll find precisely what you need at Hamlin Dental Group. For a free initial consultation, please call 888-400-8011 or visit www.hamlindentalgroup.com.

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