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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Many people have asked their dentist this question at least once in their life. So IS teeth whitening safe? The answer is yes. Teeth whitening is not dangerous or harmful to your body in any way. Dental professionals have been working for years to ensure that these manufactured products are both safe and effective.

The main concern for patients is always sensitivity. In the past, in-office teeth whitening procedures used a higher bleach concentration, resulting in more sensitivity. However, bleaching gels today are less intense and don’t create as much sensitivity. Many whitening techniques use carbamide peroxide (which yields hydrogen peroxide) as the active bleaching ingredient. This technique has been well evaluated by scientists over the years and is virtually guaranteed to whiten teeth without side effects.

Destroying dental restorations is another concern many patients have. In-office whitening procedures use a bleach that will not destroy dental restorations such as crowns or implants. There is also no professional concern about whitening silver and white fillings. In fact, teeth whitening procedures may even whiten white fillings as well.

Many over the counter teeth whitening kits have been proven to be safe and effective, but the safest place to have your teeth whitened is at the dentist’s office. Your dentist will conduct an exam before performing or prescribing a teeth whitening treatment in order to make sure there are no broken or decayed teeth. They may also treat them with a high concentration of fluoride several days before, if they are naturally sensitive. Here at Paradise Dental Associates, we offer Sensational Smiles, Zoom, and GLO teeth whitening services for in-office or take-home.

Quick Tip: How To Prevent Teeth Staining

  • Drink dark liquids such as coffee and soda with a straw
  • Don’t use tobacco such as cigarettes or dip (these contain a toxic tar that stains teeth)
  • Brush, floss and use an antibacterial mouthwash twice a day to avoid plaque build up
  • See your dental hygienist twice a year

For more information on teeth whitening procedures, or to schedule an appointment, contact Paradise Dental Associates today!


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Office Hours

Please take note that our office may be limited to Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM as we work through capacity limitations with relation to Covid-19 restrictions

Monday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday Closed

Forever B.
I couldn't love Paradise Dental more! High tech, new facility with super friendly staff. Cindy is my hygienist and she is just awesome. Also, there hours are perfect for people who work full time! My appointment was at 7pm last night! Who loves their dentist???? This girl
Marc C.
First Class Facility. Modern equipment. Professional service. This is what I have come to expect from Drs' Steve and Helyne and their entire staff.
Candice c.
It's the fanciest dentist I have ever been to. I really like the moisturizing heated hand treatment they offer while you're getting your teeth cleaned. They have lots of other little extras that make this place stand out above the rest. The cleaning and exam were pretty typical, but no complaints. I'm always wary of getting advice to replace fillings when they aren't bothering me, but that didn't happen.
Jeff G.
Great experience as always!!! State of the art office with a friendly and professional staff. I would not trust any other practice with my dental care.
Shelley K.
My first visit consisted of a consultation with Dr, Helyne Hamelburg whom I found to be very calm and relaxing as I am not a fan of any dental procedure. I will be having gum surgery in a few weeks and am actually not fearing the procedure which I have been putting off for years. Office is certainly state of the art which I had never experienced anything like it. Glad she was recommended to me by another Doctor who knew she would be a good fit for me.
John C.
The providers, hygienists, the entire staff are wonderful. I can't recommend them enough. They are efficient, courteous, and the office is inviting. I never thought I would say this about a dental office, but I get relaxed there. You get treated like your the only patient they have.
Jessica O.
Amazing! Accommodating! you can express your fears and they will help you avoid/overcome them! Would recommend them to everyone! oh! and the best part, they have all the state of the art equipment to make the visit fast, painless and less frequent appointments!
Barbara G.
The Dr.'s are professional and are well educated on the newest, cutting edge dental techniques. My whole family benefits from their expertise!
Paul M.
Always a great experience! Everyone is nice and friendly and make the visit very pleasant. They are always very professional and provide superb dental care.

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