Kalaheo Dental Group
Dr. Michael Lutwin, DDS and Dr. Ron Quade, DDS

Is teeth whitening safe?

Are your teeth yellow or stained? There are many reasons this occurs, but the good news is that we can easily renew your smile safely.

While many store brands promise Hollywood-style looks, the most effective treatment is by visiting your dentist at Kalaheo Dental Group. We offer take-home teeth whitening kits for patients to enhance their smiles in the comfort of their own house.

Why Are My Teeth Stained?

Teeth are amazingly durable, resilient, and vital, yet they are surprisingly vulnerable to everyday foods and lifestyle habits.

A few reasons your teeth may be dull and dingy include:

  • Foods and beverages like coffee, tea, foods with dyes, red wine, curries, tomato sauce
  • Smoking and tobacco products
  • Certain medications
  • Injury 
  • Childhood illness
  • Infection
  • Genetics
  • Aging

As you can see, stained teeth can be entirely outside of your control, or due to daily habits.

So, How Safe Is Teeth Whitening?

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), hydrogen peroxide found in bleaching gels is safe and effective—if you use it correctly.  Only a professional can get the results you want with professional-grade teeth whitening kits. 

Incorrect usage of teeth whitening, even store-bought brands, can cause damage to your gums, or extreme tooth sensitivity. 

Teeth whitening bleach is most effective on teeth that have aged naturally with age or have external stains from food and drink (we see you, red wine, and coffee). Gray or brown stains may not be lifted with bleach.

Kauai dentists Dr. Michael Lutwin, Dr. Ron Quade, Dr. Kelliann, & Rita, Dr. Robert Stebbins will also examine your teeth and gums before teeth whitening (and any dental procedure). It's essential to treat any cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, infections, or more before we can get your pearly whites up to Hollywood standards. 

Call Us to Schedule Your Whitening Appointment

It's never too late to improve your look, and professional teeth whitening is a cost-effective and reliable cosmetic treatment that can instantly improve your smile. Call Kalaheo Dental Group today!

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