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Teeth Bleaching Risks

Teeth whitening programs and treatment techniques are considered to be somewhat harmless when guidelines are followed, on the other hand there are a few hazards involved and they contain greater than before sensitivity, gum irritation, and technicolour teeth.

Sensitivity

Whitening therapies can produce an intensification in sensitivity to touch, force, and heat. This may be far more expected to occur after an in-office whitening, where the concentrations of hydrogen peroxides used are higher. During these sorts of applications some patients may have experienced shooting pains referred to as zingers, through the middle of their front Treatments of bleaching the teeth might increase the teeth's sensitivity to force, touch, and temperature. Usually, in-office whitening treatments are more likely to trigger sensitivity troubles due to the higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxides being used. Sporadically, patients may possibly experience "zingers" which are shooting pains, through the central point of their front teeth. People who are at greatest risk for increased sensitivity after bleaching are persons with thinning gums, leaking restorations or significant fissures in their teeth. For cases of tooth sensitivity and tooth zingers, reports have shown that redheads are more vulnerable, in spite of the risks posed or not. Usually, tooth sensitivity triggered by bleaching applications can remain for about a day or perhaps two, yet might last for durations of approximately a month in extreme cases. Dentists advocate toothpastes containing potassium nitrate for people with overly sensitive teeth.

Gum Irritation

More than half of the end users of peroxide whiteners encounter some degree of gum irritation due to elevated levels of peroxide and from contact with the bleaching trays. Irritation may go on for a number of days, dissipating after the treatments have stopped or the concentrations of whitening products are lowered to a more desired level.

Technicolor Teeth

Inlay, Onlay, crowns, veneers and other dental veneers may not be affected by bleaching applications, which may cause what is labeled "technicolour teeth". This happens when the natural teeth are whitened while the restored teeth do not change accordingly.

In order to maintain your whiter smile and to extend their longevity, dentists are likely to recommend an at home follow-up bleaching treatment that should begin immediately after or be accomplished once per year. Also, oral health care providers will regularly propose to the patient the need to stay away from dark-coloured liquids and certain staining foods for at least one week following a treatment session. Practicing good cleanliness methods will also help keep teeth new and fresh.

It should be noted that no amount of whitening may make your teeth ultra white and quite often the results of the whitening treatments will not be wholly visible for weeks after bleaching sessions. If restorative remedies such as cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers or other tooth restorations are required, they should be placed immediately after a whitening program to maximize bonding, functionality, and colour matching. Tooth coloured dental restorations may have to be replaced after whitening to stay away from the technicolour effect. Time and again, gums that are diminishing can expose their yellowish root surfaces on the gum line which may be very tricky to clean or whiten. As a final point, bleaching treatments are not suggested for nursing women and expecting women since the effects of peroxide on a newborn or fetus have not been sastifactorily studied at this time.

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