Does teeth whitening have any side effects? Find out here!

October 4, 2022

Who wouldn’t want a beautiful set of pristine white teeth that shine bright when you smile? Teeth are the most prominent facial feature and hence people notice them immediately. This is why everyone chooses to regularly brush and floss their teeth. But at times, your teeth tend to become discolored, even after routinely brushing them. However, there is a solution.

Nowadays, people prefer opting for teeth whitening in Goa to restore the brightness of their pearly whites. But is an artificial teeth whitening procedure free of all side effects? Let us find out more!

Reasons for discoloration of your Teeth

Even when you rigorously brush your teeth every morning, they slowly discolour due to age. As you grow older the outer layer of enamel on your teeth becomes dilapidated exhibiting the natural yellow color of the dentin. Excessive smoking also causes your teeth to stain. Drinks like tea, coffee, red wine, and black currant- flavored drinks add on to the stains. While these are only some of the most common causes of teeth discolouration, there are so many more reasons that our dentists in Goa can diagnose during your personalised consultation appointment in Goa.

Side effects and other considerations

Not everyone is blessed with shiny bright teeth for their entire life. Luckily, teeth whitening procedures today are considered to be very safe. However, some people do experience side effects from teeth whitening if it’s not carried out by an experienced cosmetic dentist. When you choose to go for a teeth whitening procedure, the following two are the temporary effects that the procedure has on your teeth.

1. Sensitivity in your Teeth

Although less common due to change in composition of modern whitening agents, some people tend to experience mild sensitivity which may decrease with time and can be easily managed by following instructions given by your dentist. At this point, our dentists in Goa will recommend you use products that have potassium nitrate and sodium fluoride gel to ease the sensitivity post the teeth whitening procedure.

2. Irritation in the Gums

This is more common with over the counter and home whitening agents.During the process, your gums come in contact with the whitening product. This causes mild irritation in your gums. The gums may get swollen and appear slightly red. However, this effect tends to fade away after your teeth whitening treatment. During Teeth whitening done in the dental office, your dentist will use a gum barrier which will prevent the whitening agent from coming in contact with your gums and hence this is a better option over home and over the counter whitening procedures.

How to maintain your teeth post teeth whitening procedure?

The colour of your teeth majorly depends on your oral hygiene as well as the eating and drinking habits. To maintain the colour of your teeth post your teeth whitening treatment, you must make sure to use a mouthwash every time after having your meal. This will prevent filling of food around your tooth cavities that goes on to form plaque. Excessive intake of beverages like coffee and tea should be avoided.

Brushing along with flossing your teeth twice a day helps you preserve the color in your teeth. Since you cannot whiten your teeth on a permanent basis, strict oral hygiene should be followed.

Use only Dentist- approved methods for oral hygiene

Teeth Whitening can be a tricky business if you do not know the intensity of the process. Thus, always consult an expert dentist. Make sure you get complete guidelines from a specialist in cosmetic dentistry, especially if you have implants, crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Why hide that beautiful smile in fear of exposing your discolored teeth. Contact our dentist’s at Smile Craft Dental Clinic to get teeth whitening in Goa, today! After all teeth whitening is absolutely safe, in the hands of an experienced dental professional.

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Eva Braganca
Eva Braganca
13:41 19 Nov 22
After reading positive reviews, I wanted to give it a try, I must say I had a very good experience. I had a filling done with another dentist for my front tooth, it was not matching my tooth colour.When smiling people used to tell me I have lipstick on my teeth and I had to tell them that it’s a filling and not lipstick. Dr. Schuyler had replaced the filling which is matching my teeth colour. He is very informative and explains everything in details which is easy for the patient to understand. Very happy with their service. In future will be getting my implants done with him. Highly recommended.
Siddanth Shetty
Siddanth Shetty
07:13 11 Nov 22
Cool Dentist period!!I am visiting this clinic from past 3 months, got the best treatment possible. I had a front chipped tooth which Dr Schuyler fixed and made it look as it was naturally ,which boosted my confidence in social and professional life. I was treated by Dr Anthea also she was the sweetest doctor ever taking care of her patients in the most professional way. The staff is too good with the patients , giving follow-up calls and reminders in a very polite and gentle way.Overall one of the best Dentist clinic. Worth it.
E 19
E 19
07:25 14 Jul 22
With the pandemic in 2019, I never consulted a dentist until I moved back to Goa, India, last month (June 2022).As I was googling and looking for a good dentist in Margao, I came across - Smile Craft. Their website was nice and fancy among all the other dental clinics, but I wasn't sure if they were the best.Yet, I thought I would give them a shot. My primary concern was my molar which went wrong after I did a root canal years back. So I got my appointment booked and was consulted by Dr. Schuyler.The first thing I mentioned to him was let's extract the molar instead of fixing it, as I had no hope of improving it. However, Dr. Schuyler wasn't ready to extract it and believed it still could be fixed. Dr. Schuyler and their team always provide the best advice to get that beautiful smile crafted :)Well, If it could be all fixed - I was all up for it. After a couple of visits, my teeth are as good as they could be. Their team uses A1 quality dental filling; you can't even notice you have a filling. It matches your tooth color, unlike some dentists using cheap quality, which feels like POP stuck on your teeth.Also, they're very cautious while completing their dental procedure with no pain at all. I nearly dozed off once.I think the Smile Craft team is one of the best out there. I recommend it to everyone looking to get their smile crafted by the best team - SMILE CRAFT is the place!!
20:37 23 Apr 22
Dr Schuyler is very friendly and truly a spectacular dentist. The quality of service I received during my treatment is simply outstanding. I have done 1 filling, and one tooth implant ,which was done with gentle care and no pain, during the implant Dr explain everything to me what he was doing which I think is very professional.Overall my experience in the surgery was amazing. I would like to say special thanks to Dr Schuyler ,and everyone who works at Smile Craft ,you all doing a great job.Highly recommend
Pavitra Sahay
Pavitra Sahay
13:11 21 Jan 22
Dr Schuyler is one of the best dentists in Goa! Had visited him for a couple of tooth colored fillings and was very impressed. His work stands out, I cannot even tell that my tooth has a filling! It looks so natural! The clinic is clean and the staff is very polite and professional. Yes, it did take me time to get an appointment, but now I realize why. Certainly recommend Smile Craft to anyone looking at getting quality dental treatment done.
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