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Teeth Whitening and Enamel: Get Celebrity Smiles

Apr 2, 2023

You may notice one thing many celebrities have in common – a radiant, white, perfect smile.

To achieve this look, most have undergone some form of cosmetic dentistry. But did you know you can also obtain a beautiful smile like your fave celeb? These days there are many widely accessible cosmetic dental procedures available to you. To improve the appearance of a patient’s smile, a cosmetic dentist will focus on the size, shape, alignment, and whiteness of the teeth. To achieve that celebrity smile, a few procedures might be used, including whitening, veneers, crowns, or bridges. In this post, we’re going to be focusing on teeth whitening. Do at-home methods work to whiten teeth? Should you get your teeth whitened professionally at your dentist? Is whitening safe for tooth enamel? Keep reading to find out!


Teeth Whitening at Home

You can whiten your teeth from home in a few ways. Several types of whitening toothpaste, mouthwash, or whitening strips are available. Even a healthy diet can contribute to a whiter smile. If you keep up with your regular oral hygiene habits and have minimal surface stains on your teeth, you may have success with at-home methods alone. However, if you have severe stains or are looking for a more dramatic change, professional teeth whitening from your dentist will give the best results.


Professional Teeth Whitening

An over-the-counter method won’t be enough if you are looking for that celebrity smile. You will need to visit your dentist for professional teeth whitening. Renew Dental offers at-home teeth whitening trays so that you can get whiter and brighter teeth from your home. Your professional take-home kit will contain a custom-made tray designed to fit you perfectly based on a digital scan of your teeth. The custom fit will ensure your teeth are whitened evenly to achieve that star smile! You’ll wear the tray with a special whitening gel for about 2-3 hours before removing it.


Teeth Whitening and Enamel

One concern you might have if you’re considering whitening your teeth is – does teeth whitening damage tooth enamel? Enamel is the thin outer layer of the tooth and the tooth’s first defense from harm. Enamel is a hard substance that is tough – but not indestructible. Tooth enamel cannot repair itself, so unfortunately, once it is gone, it is gone forever. So back to our question – does teeth whitening damage enamel? The short answer is yes and no. Proper teeth whitening is safe for your teeth. If you use any at-home kits, such as whitening strips, follow all package directions and be careful not to overuse them. Avoid any “DIY remedies” that might be abrasive and cause damage to your teeth. Some tooth sensitivity is normal with at-home kits and professional whitening from your dentist; however, severe or prolonged sensitivity can indicate that you are harming your teeth. One of the best ways to prevent damage to your tooth enamel is to avoid sugary foods and beverages.


If you’re hoping for those dazzling pearly whites like your favourite celebrity, know it is achievable! Most celebrities with perfect teeth have received cosmetic dentistry in some form. If you have questions about teeth whitening, how to keep your enamel safe from damage, or any other cosmetic procedures, don’t hesitate to ask your dentist!

Let Your Best Smile Shine at Renew Dental in Bridgwater

When you visit Renew Dental in Bridgwater you’ll be greeted by a team of professionals who truly care about you and your oral health. Let us help you renew your smile with preventative dental care and personalized solutions.