Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure designed to dramatically enhance the appearance of a smile. Teeth whitening does not provide added or restored function to the teeth or gums, but it has the ability to leave lasting impressions anywhere you go by making your teeth appear whiter.
Teeth Whitening FAQ
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding teeth whitening:
How long do teeth whitening results last?
Teeth whitening results may last up to a couple of years if you avoid foods and beverages that cause staining. However, understand that teeth whitening is not permanent. Even if stain-causing foods and beverages are avoided, you must still need another whitening treatment after a period of time, or touch-ups, in order to restore the positive results. This period of time varies from person to person.
Will my dental insurance cover teeth whitening?
No, teeth whitening procedures are not covered by dental insurance.
Does teeth whitening damage my enamel?
Multiple studies have showed that teeth whitening using carbamide peroxide, the active ingredient that removes stain from the teeth, does not affect the tooth enamel’s hardness or mineral content.
Are there any side effects of teeth whitening?
The most common side effect experienced as a result of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. This is because your enamel’s pores open from the procedure, while saliva works to close them over time.
Is there a specific age that works best for teeth whitening?
The only requirement is that you have a set of permanent teeth. This is why children are not recommended teeth whitening. However, most children and teenagers have teeth are milky white, where teeth whitening isn’t necessary. Most people in their 30s and 40s turn to teeth whitening to help them appear much younger.
What are the teeth whitening options that Dr. Hadaegh offers?
Dr. Hadaegh provides a couple of trusted options that have provided quick results to many of his patients. Most patients enjoy the benefits of Zoom! Whitening, which offers quick, excellent results for those with mild-stained teeth. For those with severely stained teeth may turn to KoR Teeth Whitening.
Teeth Whitening Question Not Answered Here?
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hadaegh to find out which option is best for you. If you have additional questions about teeth whitening that were not covered here, please call our office @ 310.659.5399 or contact us online.