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Tooth Whitening and Your Dentist

  • April 27, 2010

Tooth whitening has become one of the most popular dental procedures in Michigan. It seems that everyone in Royal Oak is whitening their teeth to help their smiles look younger and brighter. Many consumers are turning to over-the-counter solutions to whiten their teeth, however their can be dangers and pitfalls to this approach.

Here is some basic advice on tooth whitening from Dr. Larry Duffield, Duffield Dentistry:

First, we encourage you to visit our office in Royal Oak before starting a tooth whitening system. It is a good idea to have your teeth checked and analyzed before starting a tooth whitening program. Tooth whitening is not for everyone, and depends on your dental history.

Family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Larry Duffield, DDS, PC, can help you determine whether your teeth can be whitened safely and effectively. We can also recommend tooth whitening solutions that will work best for you. Duffield Dentistry is a good place to start for this important decision.

There are many pitfalls to be aware of when whitening your teeth. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products available in the Royal Oak, Berkley, and Warren areas will provide varying degrees of effectiveness on your teeth. If used improperly, tooth whitening solutions can cause problems including tooth sensitivity, over whitening, damage to your tooth enamel, and irregular coloration. Whitening too much can even have a reverse effect, making your teeth look gray.

Most tooth whitening product manufacturers recommend that you visit your local Royal Oak dentist when things go wrong with your over-the-counter tooth whitening solution. We recommend you begin with trusted professionals at Duffield Dentistry to get started with a whitening solution that will give you the best tooth whitening results.

Our office is located at 2009 Crooks Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073. Please give us a call at (248) 541-1388 or stop by to make an appointment to discuss your tooth whitening plans. We are eager to help you make the best decision about your smile.

We look forward to seeing your beautiful bright smile.

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