Whiten Without Fear: 3 Myths Debunked

Whiten Without Fear: 3 Myths Debunked | Steven E. Holbrook, DMD | Albuquerque, NM It can seem like that lurking behind every positive thing about teeth whitening on the internet, there are at least three bad things to follow. However, as one of the safest and easiest ways for you to transform your smile from drab to fab, teeth whitening is nothing for you to be wary of; for the most part. To help you feel more calm and confident about this cosmetic procedure, we have debunked three myths. Read on to learn more.

Myth #1: It Is Bad for Your Enamel

If you have thin or weak enamel, then we do not recommend prescription strength dental whitening. However, for the most part, it’s safe to say that dental whitening is not harmful to your enamel— especially when used in small doses. For instance, over-the-counter whitening strips or toothpaste only contain a small amount of hydrogen peroxide which shouldn’t harm your enamel. And, the kind of whitening products that Steven Holbrook uses— although effective —  can be used in smaller doses if you have already weak enamel.

Myth #2: It Doesn’t Really Work

As long as it is used to treat surface stains and not teeth that are permanently discolored due to things like tetracycline, dental whitening works. However, just like with most cosmetic procedures, dental whitening does require some upkeep in the form of whitening toothpaste and some occasional touch-ups.

Myth #3: It Isn’t Good for Your Health

If you like to know what you’re putting in and on your body, you are certainly not alone. In fact, now more than ever, patients are concerned with the ingredients that are in their food, toothpaste, beauty products, and household goods. One thing not to be concerned with though is whitening products. Approved by the FDA, as long as you aren’t swallowing high amounts of whitening products, they are perfectly safe.

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Having a white smile from Dr. Steven Holbrook can make you look like a completely new you. To learn more about dental whitening or to schedule a consultation appointment, contact Dr. Steven Holbrook today!

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