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Teeth whitening: Enamel damage?

Current evidence shows tooth whitening does not weaken enamel

Written by south Florida cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeffrey Lissauer, serving Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Palm Beach

Teeth whitening has advanced drastically over the last decade, and a lot of research has been devoted to the field. Current research does not indicate that teeth whitening weakens your teeth or damages the enamel.

Research has shown that the main drawback is temporary tooth sensitivity. After teeth whitening, some people are sensitive to cold air and cold liquids for a transient period of time. The average is a few days. (Learn more about how to reduce tooth sensitivity during and after whitening?)

Another side effect of whitening is gum irritation. Your gums may be irritated by the solution used to whiten your teeth, but this should also go away in a few days on its own.

About the teeth whitening experience at Lissauer Dental

Our office has been in the Boynton Beach and Delray Beach area for twenty-five years. Over this time, teeth whitening has become an extremely common procedure in our practice and, quite honestly, with great success. With the technology available today, teeth whitening has become very predictable and obviously much quicker with options like Zoom®. If you are interested in brightening your smile, we are more than happy to meet with you for a complimentary whitening consultation. We offer Zoom, which is completed in our office in about an hour while you watch your favorite shows on our ceiling mounted TVs. With Zoom, we also provide complimentary custom trays that you can use at home for future touch-ups. In addition, we provide you with a complimentary tube of teeth whitening gel for those touch-ups. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consult, please feel free to contact us:

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