Teeth whitening has remained a popular cosmetic dental process because it results in dazzling, healthy, bright teeth and a stunning smile. While teeth whitening is a relatively straightforward process that produces immediate benefits in the form of brighter, whiter teeth, it is not the best option for everyone. Here’s how to figure out if teeth whitening in New Smyrna Beach, FL, is the best option for you.
Teeth whitening is beneficial to people who already have healthy teeth. Before whitening, it is preferable for patients to have no apparent restorations. Patients’ gums should also be in good shape. The good news is that patients can have their teeth fixed and their gums treated to qualify for whitening. Yellow teeth are more likely to respond to tooth whitening treatments.
Teeth whitening is not suitable for everybody. While safe, women who are pregnant or nursing are advised to wait. Before whitening, people who have dental bridges or dental crowns should also consult with their dentist first. Children should be no younger than 14-16 years old to undergo this type of treatment.
Different things need to be considered for patients with fillings or restorations. The restorations will not lighten as well as the rest of the teeth. As a result, following the whitening treatment, the restorations and the teeth will create a funny discoloration. A dentist can devise a plan to ensure consistent results. For example instead of teeth whitening, a patient may be subjected to veneers or bonding.
For the right individuals, teeth whitening can be really beneficial. Learn more about teeth whitening or any of our cosmetic dental services by visiting our office or contacting us.