Dentist Plymouth Whitening Can Strengthen Teeth

Studies show whitening can be beneficial to teeth!


   Many people want to whiten their teeth but are afraid that whitening will cause damage. Most whitening products are completely safe for teeth and some (including ours) actually improve the surface texture of teeth and can help restore teeth with early decay.

  We offer Opalescence® Go and Opalescence PF whitening products for our take home professional whitening and Opalescence® Boost whitening for in-office whitening. This line of products uses carbamide peroxide, the same key whitening ingredient as many other whiteners. What this line of products has that many whiteners lack is added fluoride and potassium nitrate to reduce sensitivity and make your teeth stronger.


  Carbamide peroxide has been recognized by the FDA as an oral antiseptic and a safe whitening agent. Carbamide peroxide gels with added fluoride reduce the sensitivity associated with whitening and actually improve the strength and surface properties of teeth by reducing the surface roughness of enamel. In laboratory studies, the use of fluoride containing carbamide peroxide gels has actually reversed decay in teeth with very early cavities.