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If you’re thinking about having your teeth whitened at McCue Dental Health in Wauwatosa, but you’re not sure if it’s safe to remove stains from your teeth, our team is here to help. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.  

Professional Teeth Whitening Is Completely Safe

If you get your teeth whitened by a professional like Dr. Shaun McCue, your teeth and gums will be completely safe. The only common side effect of teeth whitening is minor sensitivity, which will go away shortly after your treatment is concluded.

At McCue Dental Health, we are able to customize your whitening treatment based on your oral health and level of staining, and ensure that you can get the smile you deserve without risk of side effects like over whitening or gum irritation.

Whether you choose a custom take-home whitening kit or in-office whitening, our team will take great care of your smile and ensure that you get the results you deserve. 

DIY Teeth Whitening Can Be Dangerous

DIY teeth whitening is usually riskier than professional teeth whitening. This is because your dentist won’t be able to customize and monitor your treatment. You’re going it alone, which means you’re more likely to over whiten your teeth. If you over whiten your teeth, the enamel may break down, and your teeth may become brittle and fragile. 

Gum irritation is also more common. While professional whitening kits and products protect your gums from the peroxide-based whitener, over-the-counter (OTC) kits do not protect your gums effectively. This can result in chemical burns to your gums. 

One of the big problems with DIY whitening is that some of the kits available online have very high concentrations of whitener, which may even exceed professional products. Using these products properly on your own is extremely difficult. 

In addition, there are some “teeth whitening” products out there that are ineffective and can also cause damage to your teeth. Charcoal toothpaste, for example, does not whiten your teeth. The harsh abrasive simply wears down your enamel. This can remove some stains, but it also permanently damages your teeth.

If you really do not want to have your teeth whitened professionally at McCue Dental Health, the best way to stay safe while whitening your teeth is to only use ADA-approved whitening products, such as Crest Whitestrips. ADA-approved products have lower proportions of whitener, which makes them safer and easier to use on your own.

Get the Teeth Whitening Services You Need in Wauwatosa

If you want fast results and want to minimize your risk of potential complications due to teeth whitening, professional treatment at McCue Dental Health is the best option. Dr. Shaun McCue can create a customized whitening plan specifically for your needs, and ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy throughout treatment. Contact us at (414) 456-1091 to get started, or come to our office at 10625 West North Avenue, Suite 300, Wauwatosa, WI 53226.

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