Tooth whitening has become one of the most popular dental procedures in Alaska. It seems that everyone in Anchorage is whitening their teeth to help their smiles look younger and brighter. Many consumers in the Eagle River area are turning to over-the-counter solutions to whiten their teeth, however their can be dangers and pitfalls to this approach.

Here is some basic advice on tooth whitening from Excellence In Dentistry:

First, we encourage you to visit our office in Anchorage before starting a tooth whitening system. It is a good idea to have your teeth checked and analyzed before starting a tooth whitening program. Tooth whitening is not for everyone, and depends on your dental history.

Dr. Kirk Johnson at Excellence In Dentistry can help you determine whether your teeth can be whitened safely and effectively. We can also recommend tooth whitening solutions that will work best for you. Excellence In Dentistry is a good place to start for this important decision.

There are many pitfalls to be aware of when whitening your teeth. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products available in the Anchorage area will provide varying degrees of effectiveness on your teeth. If used improperly, whitening solutions can cause problems including tooth sensitivity, over whitening, damage to your tooth enamel, and irregular coloration. Whitening too much can even have a reverse effect, making your teeth look gray.

Most whitening product manufacturers recommend that you visit your local Anchorage dentist when things go wrong with your over-the-counter tooth whitening solution. We recommend you begin with the caring professionals at Excellence In Dentistry to get started with a whitening solution that will give you the best tooth whitening results.

Our office is located at 1000 East O’Malley, Suite 101, in Anchorage, Alaska 99515. Please give us a call or stop by to make an appointment to discuss your tooth whitening plans. We are eager to help you make the best decision.

Our caring staff is available to discuss tooth whitening solutions, explain whitening options, and check your teeth to make sure you will get the results you want.

I look forward to seeing your beautiful bright smile.

Kirk Johnson DDS, tooth whitening for the Anchorage community