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Many people want a white smile, but due to a wealth of misinformation, a good amount of people wrongly think that teeth whitening isn’t as safe as it’s purported to be.

However, if teeth whitening wasn’t safe, then Dr. Behnam Y. Moghadasian wouldn’t offer it to his patients here at Great Neck Dental Care in Great Neck, New York.

Let’s look at exactly what it is that makes teeth whitening safe and why this common and helpful procedure shouldn’t scare you in the slightest.

Is it safe?

The short answer to this question is yes. However, let’s examine why it’s safe.
Teeth whitening involves the use of bleaching your teeth to rid them of stains. The primary ingredient in any tooth whitening gel or substance is carbamide peroxide, which has been proven by the American Dental Association (ADA) to be safe.

What are the risks?

While the bleaching agent in whitening products won’t have any negative effect on your oral or systemic health, one risk exists with whitening.

The bleach used in whitening products can cause pretty severe irritation to your gums if you’re not careful and allow the bleach to get on your gums. This is the biggest risk you’ll face when whitening your teeth. It truly is a low-risk, high-reward procedure.

To schedule your whitening appointment, call us today at 516-717-4729.