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5208 W 26th Street | Sioux Falls, SD
5208 W 26th Street | Sioux Falls, SD (605)271.4422
What to Know Before Getting Your Teeth Whitened


Teeth whitening is extremely common, and it's not hard to see why. Of those people who have had their teeth whitened by a dentist, 82.5% said that they saw a significant difference. That difference is more than just skin deep, too! Many people feel more confident when their teeth are white.

If you are headed to the dentist soon for a teeth whitening procedure, there are few things that you need to know beforehand. Let's take a closer look at some questions you might want answered!

What Happens to My Fake Teeth?

You should know that dentists typically only whiten real teeth. If you have fake teeth, such as crown or fillings, their shades will remain the same. if this worries you, there are some solutions. If you do have a crown that will no longer match your newly whitened teeth, your dentist might be able to fix your crown. Sometimes these fake teeth can be changed after the treatments, so definitely speak with your dentist if this is one of your concerns.

Is the Procedure Hard?

We are all familiar with the whitening strips you can buy at your local drugstore. We are also familiar with how annoying those things can be. It sometimes takes forever to peel the strip off of its packaging, apply it, and get it to actually stay for an extended period of time. Unlike the over-the-counter teeth whitening you can buy at the store, a professional teeth whitening procedure is extremely simple. Even though the process might take a few visits to the dentist office, it's a lot easier than dealing with those pesky strips.

How Long Will it Last?

One of the downsides of getting your teeth professionally whitened is that it won't last forever. It will usually last you up to three years. But, those three years will give you fantastic results. However, this does vary depending on the person. If you drink a lot of coffee or smoke cigarettes, your teeth are likely to go back to their yellow shade much quicker. Keep this in mind when signing up for the procedure.

Whiter teeth can really help boost your confidence. However, there are few things that you should be aware of before you undergo the procedure. Take a look at a few questions listed above and their answers before heading to the dentist.
 

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