– Hi, it’s Dr. Shehan from Dentists of Ivanhoe, and today I wanna bust the myth that whitening damages your teeth.
Professional teeth whitening, under the care of a dentist or an oral health therapist, and if it’s done in a controlled, safe manner, does not cause any permanent damage to your teeth. You will have some short term sensitivity, which generally lasts for about 24 hours and then it will dissipate. However, if you do use the teeth whitening gels improperly, and not follow the instructions of the manufacturer or your healthcare provider, you can have serious severe, permanent damage to your teeth, so please be careful.
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