Tooth Whitening: What The ADA Has To Say

Grand Prairie cosmetic smile makeover

When a cosmetic dentistry procedure becomes popular in the Arlington and Grand Prairie areas, it’s natural to want to experience the dramatic results for yourself. However, responsible dental patients should know what the American Dental Association has to say regarding common cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening.

The ADA advises patients to communicate with with their Arlington area dentist before starting any bleaching regimen. An oral examination that is in-depth will help your dentist to know if tooth whitening is for you. This is especially vital when you have dark stains on your teeth or multiple crowns and/or fillings.

Once you have agreed on a tooth whitening treatment plan, your dentist can supervise your use of whichever bleaching agent you have chosen. This will help you to be sure that the frequency of use of your teeth whitener is never too high.

Or, you and your dentist may choose to have your teeth whitened in their Grand Prairie area office. In-office teeth whitening procedures take much less time than at-home whitening, but it’s important to find out which procedure is right for you.

Also, if you are shopping for whitening tooth products at your favorite Arlington, Mansfield, or Grand Prairie drugstore, be sure to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Along with tooth whitening, there are many other state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry procedures your dentist can recommend, which will help you achieve the brilliant smile you want. These include dental implants, gum contouring, veneers, and more!

Hello. I’m Dr. Stephen Ratcliff, a trusted Arlington dentist. I am dedicated to oral health and happy patients. I help my cosmetic dental patients love their smile! If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 817-200-7323.

We offer comprehensive dental services including:

porcelain veneers
teeth whitening
dental implants
dentures

Your Arlington & Fort Worth Cosmetic and Family Dentist

 

 


The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://www.ada.org/en/about-the-ada/ada-positions-policies-and-statements/statement-on-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-tooth, accessed on August 8, 2014

 

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Arlington, Texas
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