What You Should Know about Teeth Whitening

If you have been thinking about whitening your smile, then you are not alone. Millions of Americans have turned to teeth whitening to get rid of stains and brighten their smiles. Knowing your options before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, including teeth whitening, is the best way to ensure the beautiful results you want.

1. Whitening is a great choice for many patients, but it may not be the best choice for every smile.
Tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns and similar restorations do not respond to whitening treatments, so you may need to consider other options if you have restorations in the visible parts of your smile.

2. Many whitening treatments are available.
There are whitening treatments available for almost any whitening need, including treatments that you can do at home or light-assisted treatments we perform in our office for immediate results. We can help you find the right bleaching treatment for you.

3. Preparation is important.
For the best results, we may suggest having your teeth professionally cleaned before you whiten. Any buildup could prevent the whitening solution from penetrating the enamel, so we will have to remove it and polish your teeth to get rid of superficial teeth.

4. Professional advice is invaluable.
Even if you choose to use over-the-counter whiteners, scheduling a checkup before proceeding with treatment can help you avoid unwanted consequence. We will look for any signs of decay, gum disease or other problems that could interfere with your whitening experience.

Call us today to find out more about whitening your smile or to schedule your appointment with our cosmetic dentist.

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