Does Tooth Whitening Hurt?

  • Posted on: Mar 11 2015

Michigan Cosmetic, General & Sedation Dentistry

White teeth could be said to be the cornerstone of an attractive smile, and with professional tooth whitening solutions that can address even severe staining, a brilliantly white smile can be very easy to achieve. However, if you have sensitive teeth, you may have been warned away from whitening due to the risk of increased sensitivity caused by bleaching agents. It may turn out that those fears are entirely unfounded.

Grand Rapids cosmetic dentist Dr. Jerry Mulder offers advanced options such as Zoom! to remove topical stains from teeth. These in-office solutions are professionally applied, reducing the risk of tissue irritation. And because they do not need to be used over a long period of time, tooth sensitivity is also reduced. This, of course, does not mean topical treatments are right for everyone.

Teeth Whitening Alternatives

Dr. Mulder also offers alternatives to topical bleaching agents, such as porcelain veneers and dental bonding, to produce a white and attractive smile. These solutions can even be used to cover deep staining and to address more pronounced cosmetic issues such as chips, gaps, and crooked presentation.

For patients who still feel anxious prior to teeth whitening, Dr. Mulder can discuss the option of sedation dentistry. This option allows for complete relaxation during your treatment.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, please contact A Life of Smiles to schedule your consultation today. We proudly serve Grand Rapids and surrounding Michigan communities.

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