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Do teeth whiteners damage existing dental restorations?

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It won't do damage. But keep in mind that existing restorations such as tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bonding, veneers, and bridges don't lighten. This means that any pre-existing dental work may need to be replaced to match the new tooth shade in your natural teeth.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry: "Teeth Whitening."

TeensHealth: "taking care of your teeth."

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Tooth Whitening."

 

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry: "Teeth Whitening."

TeensHealth: "taking care of your teeth."

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Tooth Whitening."

 

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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