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Consulting the General Dentist Columbus

Teeth whitening are safe, as long as the procedures are followed as directed. The most common side effect of teeth whitening is sensitivity to temperature or to pressure. A few people experience spontaneous sharp, shooting pains; dentists can usually control such problems with desensitizers, either before or after the bleaching is done. Patients who have gum recession, major cracks in their teeth or having leaking fillings will be more likely to have sensitivity. General dentist Columbus have to make sure a patient’s teeth and gums are healthy before beginning bleaching, since the bleaching agent should never go into an active carious lesion. The agent should not be in touch with gums that are puffy, red, and bleeding. While many marketing campaigns out there are selling people on the ease of teeth bleaching, patients cannot get their teeth bleached until their teeth and gums are healthy. If that is not the case, they will have to get other work done before they can get their bleaching. General dentist Columbus prescribes sensitivity toothpaste that contains potassium nitrate for patients to desensitize their teeth before and after bleaching. If the teeth are already sensitive, the patient should use this toothpaste for ten to fourteen days before bleaching. Gum irritation can be a side effect of bleaching, when the dentist is not able to isolate the gums well while bleaching. Another issue that comes up sometimes is what we call “Technicolor teeth,” or different shades of teeth. A patient needs to know that materials in the mouth - anything that has a bonding, veneer, or crown, or any kind of composite white filling — will not respond to bleach; only the tooth structure can be bleached.

Consulting the General Dentist Columbus  

General dentist Columbus prescribes sensitivity toothpaste that contains potassium nitrate for patients to desensitize their teeth before an...

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