It can be a difficult task to keep our pearly whites, white. Even with the brushing and flossing, teeth can become tinted or discolored. When this happens, you may be considering what whitening methods will give the quickest results.
Our team is going to let you know all there is to know about tooth whitening, and why considering a professional whitening from your dentist may be the best way to go.
Professional bleaching is typically the most common method of tooth whitening. When you come in for an initial consultation our dentist will be able to exam your teeth to ensure you are suitable for the treatment.
Typically children under the age of 16 are not recommended for whitening, as well as individuals who have a history of gum disease, cavities or exposed roots. Women who are pregnant or lactating should not have their teeth whitened.
When you are considering tooth whitening, remember that it doesn’t always work. If you have any replacement teeth (dentures, crowns or veneers), you may not see the results you were expecting. This is because the whitening agent will only work with your natural teeth to lighten the color.
It’s important that after your teeth are whitened to practice good oral hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth daily and avoid any foods that could increase the risk of staining.
Your teeth are important to us and you deserve a beautiful smile. Please contact our offices today at [phone] where our team is prepared to answer any questions or concerns you may have about tooth whitening.