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Pregnancy Is Not the Time To Whiten Teeth

Jan 29, 2018
Pregnancy Is Not the Time To Whiten Teeth
Professional and at-home solutions both achieve whiter teeth and can fit any budget. The confidence and fearless smiles that white teeth bring about are great feelings and regular brushing doesn’t always seem to do the trick...

Who doesn’t want a white smile?

Pearly white teeth are understandably sought after and there seem to be countless options out there to achieve them.

Professional and at-home solutions both achieve whiter teeth and can fit any budget. The confidence and fearless smiles that white teeth bring about are great feelings and regular brushing doesn’t always seem to do the trick. Teeth whitening, both over-the-counter and in-office, will remove stains that toothpaste alone can’t touch. Now, if you are pregnant it is best to consider your options before reaching for the peroxide-based solutions. Pregnancy is a time to be more cautious about everything and to be careful with teeth whitening.

The American Dental Association, over the course of 20 years, has gathered data and performed studies finding no significant or long-term repercussions of professional whitening materials. With regards to pregnant women, the ADA does not condemn teeth whitening but suggests consulting your dental professional beforehand and waiting. Since during pregnancy nutrients and possible toxins are absorbed by the unborn baby, caution should be taken. Think carefully about it and it is recommended to defer teeth whitening until after. The health of the baby should be the top concern and whiter teeth are not worth risking possible negative side effects.

Consult a dental professional today to find out more and hear if treatments, such as Zoom teeth whitening while pregnant, are warned against. Gables Sedation & Family Dentistry, and their expert staff will perform unmatched teeth cleanings and other treatments that will be safe during pregnancy. It is recommended that you postpone the teeth whitening until a better time and you will be glad you did. The risk of possible harm to your child is not worth it. White teeth can wait while your baby’s health is on the line.

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