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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Teeth Whitening.

1. Like Sponges, Your Teeth Absorb...

Just like your skin, or a sponge, your teeth have pores. Anything that you put in your moth that has color will absord into those pores and cause discoloration over time. Wine, coffee, dark berries and smoking are huge contributors to this discoloration. Without actively working to counter act this discoloration, your smile will never improve. Using a properly formulated teeth whitening gel will work to brighten your smile by absorbing into your teeth and gently pushing the stains out through the pores. 

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2. Teeth Whitening Does Not Damage Your Teeth...

Any kind of abuse can be damaging to your teeth, Bleaching is no more damaging to your teeth than aggressive brushing. However, if used responsibly and as instructed the whitening process is incredibly safe. The whitening process uses active ingredients to open pores in your teeth and lift any stains. your teeth will naturally remineralize and rehydrate.

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3. Sensitivity After Teeth Whitening Is Normal...

More than 60% of Americans have naturally sensitive teeth. This is most often caused by genetics, thin enamel, or damaged teeth. During the whitening process it is perfectly normal for sensitivity to occur. The teeth become temporarily dehydrated which inhibits their ability to insulate the nerves. Whiter Image recommends a post whitening treatment to nourish the teeth and promote hydration. 

4. Stains On Teeth May Not Be Removed Overnight...

Chemically, it is not possible to whiten this quickly. The Whitening process can take as few as 4 days and up to several months. Patients with severe stains must be patient with the process and know that each session will remove years worth of stains. However, once those stains are gone, it is incredibly easy to maintain. 

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5. Not Everyone's Teeth Can Be Perfectly White...

Regardless of stains, the natural color of a persons teeth are set at birth. The only thing a whitening product is capable of doing is removing the stains that have accumulated over time. The whitening process can only get your teeth as white as they were before all of the stains were accumulated.