With dreams of pearly white teeth, you set an appointment for a whitening treatment at your dentist's office and expect to see immediate results — and you're not alone. In a survey of American Association of Orthodontists members published by the American Journal of Orthodontics, nearly 90 percent of their patients requested tooth whitening to fine-tune their smile.
While teeth whitening is proven to be safe and effective, some may experience unwanted white stains on teeth after the procedure. Wanting a brighter smile is a common concern, but doing a little research on whitening procedures before your treatment can go a long way. Here's what you need to know ahead of time about the possible appearance of white spots on your teeth.