I chipped my front tooth and I’m getting some bonding done to repair it. I want to get my teeth whitened too. I usually use some over the counter strips. Will it damage the bonding?
Billy Gaye- Arkansas
First, I will say that you don’t want to do any type of whitening with your bonding, over-the-counter or otherwise. You can get your teeth whitened, but make sure you do it before you get your bonding done, that way your dentist can match your bonding to your whitened teeth. If you whiten afterward, the natural part of your tooth will whiten, but the bonding will not.
I will also say that though over-the-counter whitening strips work, they only work temporarily by removing surface stains. You will have to use them over and over again in order to get the level of whiteness you’ll want, and it will only be temporary. If you were to get professional teeth whitening, the gel that is used is much more powerful. This will not only whiten your teeth much more quickly, but the stains are removed from the inside out, making it permanent.
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