Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Teeth Whitening


There are many common questions about teeth whitening that we hear from our patients. People who choose to whiten their teeth are generally people who are also conscious of their oral health which means they want to ensure that teeth whitening will not cause any damage or issues. In this post, we will look at four of the most commonly asked questions we get from our patients about teeth whitening.

Is tooth whitening bad for your teeth?

Professional teeth whitening does not cause permanent damage to the enamel on your teeth, and is considered harmless by most dental health professionals.

How long does it last?

For most people, teeth whitening lasts about a year. However, at Halonen Family Dentistry we use the Kor Whitening System that delivers permanent results when coupled with simple at home maintenance.

Will it affect my fillings, crown, or veneers?

Most people do not have anything to worry about in regards to teeth whitening messing with their restorative dental work. However, it’s important to make sure that the professional performing the whitening is aware of any dental work you have had done because is some cases it can weaken bonds.

Does at-home teeth whitening work?

When you whiten your teeth at home with whitening toothpaste, you’re really only removing surface stains which leaves your actual tooth stained. Many home bleaching kits are diluted and do not have the whitening power of professional whitening systems like the Kor Whitening System

At Halonen Family Dentistry, we are happy to offer professional teeth whitening in Battle Creek. The Kor Teeth Whitening System we use has been ranked as the most reliable and effective way to permanently whiten teeth. If you have been considering brightening up your pearly whites do not hesitate to give me a call today!