The Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening


If you’re dissatisfied with the color of your teeth, you’re certainly not alone. Many, if not most, people wish they had a brighter smile. Over time, our teeth become stained by foods, beverages, and other habits. Drinks like wine and coffee can cause stained teeth, as can smoking. Even some medications, such as tetracycline, can cause your teeth to become discolored.

Pros of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can transform your smile from dull and discolored to bright and beautiful. Here are some amazing pros in case you’re considering the procedure:

1. It’s Very Effective

My Family Dentistry uses the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System, which has yielded some dazzling teeth whitening results. It helps restore the ability of your teeth to absorb stain-dissolving oxygen, which is contained in the whitening gel. Even teeth stained by tetracycline use, which have previously been very resistant to whitening methods, have been transformed by this system.

2. The System We Use Is Easy

We’ll make molds of your teeth so your whitening trays can be made. You’ll wear them with the whitening gel for two weeks at home while you sleep. The trays are thin and comfortable, and they seal the gel inside the tray so it  doesn’t leak into your mouth. We’ll check your teeth at a return visit.

3. It’s Safe

Teeth whitening has been tested and is safe. It has been used on millions of people.

4. A Whiter Smile Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

If you’re self-conscious because your smile isn’t as bright as you’d like, having your teeth whitened can make you feel more confident.

5. The Results Are Permanent

The KöR Whitening System results are permanent. You just have to do some easy, at-home maintenance to keep your teeth looking white.

Cons of Teeth Whitening

The pros are really great, but also knowing the cons can help you decide if teeth whitening is right for you. If you’re trying to find amazing teeth whitening in Powell, TN, we’ll be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

1. You may experience some discomfort

Some people have sensitive teeth and gums, and they may experience some discomfort. The KöR Whitening System is less likely to cause sensitivity, however. If you do experience any, it’s likely to be a small fraction of what you’ve had with other whitening systems. If you’re concerned about sensitivity, talk to us about it so we can help make sure you’re comfortable and can take any necessary precautions.

2. Insurance usually won’t cover the cost

Since teeth whitening is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, most insurance plans won’t cover it.

3. Dental work won’t be whitened

If you have dental work like crowns, veneers, or fillings, they won’t be whitened. If these are on your front teeth, you may need to have them replaced after you have your teeth whitened. This will help the color match more closely.

Contact us at My Family Dentistry if teeth whitening is right for and get started on your way to a whiter, brighter smile. 

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