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Is teeth whitening safe for teeth and overall health?

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Posted by: ECT100pa  (4 years ago)
Zero peroxide products claim to be safe with less risk of causing cancer from what I read. Since this is a cosmetic issue, do you simply weigh the benefits and risks based on personal situation/preference and make the decision? I'm not sure if there is a situation when teeth whitening would become warranted. Is there any situation when teeth whitening should not be done (such as short root)? Thank you.
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Zero peroxide products claim to be safe with less risk of causing cancer from what I read. Since this is a cosmetic issue, do you simply weigh the benefits and risks based on personal situation/preference and make the decision? I'm not sure if there is a situation when teeth whitening would become warranted. Is there any situation when teeth whitening should not be done (such as short root)? Thank you.

Never heard of peroxide bleaching products causing cancer. I have bleached thousands of teeth. Tray bleaching is the most economical and effective method.

The only side effect of bleaching I have heard of is sensitivity. Short roots are not problem, since the bleaching tray actually braces the roots.
Posted 4 years ago
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Brightening your smile is as easy as visiting your dentist for a whitening treatment. Sometimes after whitening treatments, teeth can be sensitive. If this happens you have options to reduce the pain. 1. Use sensitivity toothpaste 2. Act of chewing may distract people from the pain. 3. Avoid whitening for a while – give your teeth a break and stop using whitening products.
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