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Everyone wants a white, brilliant smile. That’s a perfectly normal thing to pine after. However, more than a few people have asked the question about whether modern whitening techniques are safe, both for your teeth and your overall health.

Today we’ll address that question and discuss why Dr. John P. Blake feels comfortable offering teeth whitening services here at John Blake, DDS, PC in Lake Orion, Michigan.

Is it safe?

The short answer to this question is yes. However, let’s examine why it’s safe.

Teeth whitening involves the use of bleaching your teeth to rid them of stains. The primary ingredient in any tooth whitening gel or substance is carbamide peroxide, which has been proven by the American Dental Association (ADA) to be safe.

What are the risks?

While the bleaching agent in whitening products won’t have any negative effect on your oral or systemic health, one risk exists with whitening.

The bleach used in whitening products can cause pretty severe irritation to your gums if you’re not careful and allow the bleach to get on your gums. This is the biggest risk you’ll face when whitening your teeth. It truly is a low-risk, high-reward procedure.

It’s normal to be nervous about some dental procedures, but teeth whitening is one of the safest, easiest, most convenient procedures offered. If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office today at 248.693.5800 for more information.