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Tooth Whitening - What to Expect

Even after a detailed assessment, a dentist cannot anticipate or guarantee an outcome. Side effects of teeth whitening may include sensitivity to temperature or air, tooth discomfort, or irritated gums. They usually subside soon after.


Toothpastes made for ‘sensitive teeth’ are less abrasive and may provide relief. Oral health problems such as gum disease or tooth decay must be treated before a whitening treatment can be recommended.

A dental professional carries out your treatment safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions.  If you are doing a ‘take-home’ whitening treatment, be sure to follow the directions and demonstration from dental staff.

Regular dental examinations, hygiene visits and excellent home care will help to ensure the continued prevention of surface staining and other dental problems. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums are an essential part of a great smile.

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WARNING: Any dental or surgical procedure carries risks which also may depend on your general health. This will be discussed with you prior to any dental intervention. 

Results of individual treatments may vary.

Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as your dentist or your doctor.

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