TEETH WHITENING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We are often asked a number of questions about the effectiveness and safety of teeth whitening at our Stratford, CT dentist office. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions below.

Q:  Does my dental insurance cover whitening?
A:  Dental insurance does not typically cover tooth whitening

Q:  Does whitening weaken my teeth?

A:  When done properly by professionals like those at Hawley Lane Dental, your number one cosmetic dentist in Stratford, CT, whitening does not harm your enamel. There have been no studies that indicate damage to teeth from professional whitening products.

Q: Will tooth whitening change the color of my fillings and crowns?
A: Both over-the-counter and professional whitening products offered in dentist’s offices do not change the color of fillings, crowns, bridges or dentures.  Most patients will replace these after they’ve whitened their teeth to make everything match. Speak with a qualified dentist near you about your replacement options before you whiten.

Q: Is it safe to go to a dentist near me to whiten my teeth while pregnant?

A:  The safety of whitening products is unknown in pregnant women. Which is why here at Hawley Lane Dental we recommend waiting until your baby is born to whiten your teeth.

Q: Are there any side effects from tooth whitening?
A: Teeth may look “chalky” for a short period following whitening. This is not permanent and the color will become more uniform within a day or two.  Additionally, some patients may experience sensitivity to air or cold foods and drinks. The sensitivity usually resolves within a couple days when you finish whitening your teeth.

For more information on teeth whitening or to book your cosmetic dental appointment here at our Stratford, CT dentist office feel free to contact Hawley Lane Dental at 203-377-9300 or book your appointment online using our online appointment booking portal – New Patients – Returning Patients.