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Tooth whitening is the most common type of cosmetic dentistry on the planet, but it is also the most problematic as some people can go overboard when it comes to tooth whitening products.

Those over the counter whitening products may be inexpensive, but they can also be overused. Unfortunately, you will never get the same results with those strips, pastes, gels, and trays.

Professional whitening from Rodeo Dental is the fast and safe way to get whiter teeth, but if you are still not convinced, you may want to consider some of the other problems that over whitening can cause.

Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity can happen right away, or it may take a few weeks or months for your teeth to become over sensitive thanks to over exposure of the layer of dentist during the tooth whitening process. Using too much tooth whitening product over time can cause tooth sensitivity. People who have sensitive teeth should schedule an appointment with Rodeo Dental before using any type of tooth whitening product.

Soft Tissue Irritation

Called a chemical burn, soft tissue irritation could occur if you expose your gum tissue to the whitening product during the tooth whitening process. If you suffer from soft tissue irritation, the tissue will appear white after contact. Although the tissue will return to normal after exposure, over exposure to whitening products could also result in redness and inflammation leading to pain and bleeding.

Undesirable Results

Over whitening can make your teeth look gray or even translucent. When you use too much tooth whitening product it can actually eat away at the enamel leaving you with teeth that you can almost see through.

Unfortunately, tooth whitening will not work on interior stains or teeth that have already been restored. If you have dental veneers, crowns or caps that have seen better days, contact Rodeo Dental who can help you come up with a cosmetic dental plan that will give you a beautiful smile for the New Year.

For more information regarding professional tooth whitening, or any other cosmetic dental procedure, call or click and schedule an appointment with Rodeo Dental today.