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I had bonding done on 3 front teeth 5 days ago. I used baking soda and wondered if I should’t have because now they look yellow. I was soooo happy to have fairly straight teeth, but now they look yellow. Is there a product available to whiten bonded teeth?
Brianna from Connecticut
Baking soda, unfortunately, used as a toothpaste, is very abrasive, and can damage the polish on the bonding. And no, there isn’t a product available to whiten bonded teeth.
Since this is so recent, I would return to the dentist that did the bonding and ask him or her if they would mind just freshening the polish for you. And then I would switch to Supersmile toothpaste. Supersmile was designed for the maintenance of dental bonding work.
There is a possibility that I should mention and that is that the dentist could have used inferior materials for the bonding. I hope that isn’t the case, but knowing that the vast majority of general dentists have a low level of expertise in cosmetic dentistry, I worry about that. It bothers me a little that it doesn’t seem that they gave you thorough post-operative care instructions for bonding. If you go through this process, use the Supersmile toothpaste, and the yellow comes back (or never goes away), then you may need to check out one of our recommended cosmetic dentists to fix this. The entire bonding probably wouldn’t need to be re-done, but it may need to be re-surfaced in a better material with a better polish.
– Dr. Hall
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