Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris provide in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments. They and their team are here to guide you throughout the teeth whitening process, providing you will instructions and recommendations about how often you can whiten your teeth. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris work hard to provide healthy and handsome smiles, and they do not want teeth whitening or any dental service to negatively impact your dental health. In today’s blog, your Mansfield dentists discuss how to whiten your teeth without harm.

American Dental Association Approves Teeth Whitening

Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris provide American Dental Association (ADA)-approved teeth whitening treatments. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris offer Zoom! teeth whitening in their office. During Zoom!, your dentists will apply a prescription strength bleaching agent to your teeth and apply a curing light to activate the gel. Zoom! can lighten teeth up to ten shades in just one visit. If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris will create a custom-fitted tray that you fill with bleach and apply at home.

Teeth Whitening Best if Used in Moderation

With both the at-home bleaching kit and the in-office method, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris will provide you with detailed instructions on how frequently you should lighten teeth. If patients excessively whiten their teeth, they run the risk of making their teeth translucent. This can cause teeth to look less white. Patients could also erode the top layer of teeth, the tooth enamel, if they whiten teeth too frequently. Leaving the bleach on teeth for too long during a whitening session may similarly erode enamel. Some patients report sensitive teeth after excessive bleaching, but taking a break from teeth whitening will typically lead to the resolution of this negative side effect. Bleaching teeth too often may also aggravate the gums, throat, and palate. If you whiten teeth under Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris’s supervision, teeth whitening is safe and effective.

About your Mansfield Dentists

Mansfield Dental Associates rely upon their years of experience, training, and cutting-edge technology to offer patients expert dental care at each and every visit. They listen to each patient’s concerns and offer gentle, informative guidance about future treatments. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call (817) 473-6227. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris proudly treat patients from Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian and neighboring areas.