What to Expect During Teeth Whitening Procedure

By February 2, 2018Uncategorized

If you’re searching for more information on the process of teeth bleaching, this video will help you know what to expect. If the video isn’t loading properly, we have provided the transcript for your convenience!


Michelle: Are you getting ready to bleach your teeth, but you’re just unsure on what to expect? Well, my name’s Michelle, and I’m a dental assistant with Solutions. I’m here to explain to you on what you should expect while you’re bleaching your teeth.

Now, depending on what type of treatment you’re going to have to bleach your teeth, whether it’s the in-office procedure or the take home bleaching kit, you definitely would need to expect first and foremost, you might have some sensitivity with bleaching. Due to the fact that, especially if you’ve never bleached before, then you will be more susceptible for sensitivity; because the bleach is actually, it’s removing the stains, and it’s microscopically entering into your dental enamel. What happens, when that happens, is you tend to have some sensitivity with that.

Also, too, if you bleach your teeth too much, you can actually bleach your teeth to where they become translucent on the edges of your tooth. It’s almost like a gray-white translucent type appearance. You really have to be careful on not to bleach your teeth too much.

Also, too, after bleaching your teeth, or throughout the process of bleaching your teeth, you definitely will need to expect that you might get what we call re-occurring stains. As with anything, it’s like staining a white t-shirt. Any type of food products that you consume as far as like coffee, caffeine, coke, mustard, wine, soy sauce; any type of products that can stain a white t-shirt will stain your teeth, because your teeth are very porous after you bleach them.

Expect re-occurring stains, some sensitivity; but address these issues with your general dentist. Therefore, he might be able to prescribe some fluoride treatments for you, or an over-the-counter Sensodyne toothpaste that you can purchase.

Once again, my name’s Michelle, and I’m a dental assistant with Solutions. I just explained to you on what you should expect when you bleach your teeth.

If you’re interested in getting your teeth bleached, call 615-794-8977 to schedule your appointment today!