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When Is The Right Time To Whiten Your Teeth?

Posted on 8/21/2023 by Dr. Michael Han
When Is The Right Time To Whiten Your Teeth?Discolored teeth look unhealthy and can make you appear older. Whether your teeth lost their white color due to plaque buildup, coffee, smoking, and foods like berries, discoloration can make you avoid social occasions. Luckily, a dentist can help to treat stained teeth through teeth whitening procedures. A professional provides a customized treatment plan so you can get your desired shade of whiteness. Do you know that timing is vital when you want pearly white teeth? Learn when you should consider teeth whitening.

Healthy Teeth and Gums

Professional teeth whitening can be a good option if you have a healthy mouth. This means that teeth whitening can only be successful if your gums and teeth are free from oral issues. For instance, people with periodontal disease experience pain and gum tissue irritations. Since teeth whitening involves bleaching agents like hydrogen peroxide, they can cause more irritation and severe damage. In addition, if you have cavities, the bleaching compounds can irritate the nerves, causing severe tooth sensitivity. In this case, it is vital to get oral issues under control before opting for professional teeth whitening.

Before Teeth Restoration

Do you want your teeth prosthesis to match your natural teeth? Then you may need to consider teeth whitening before any teeth restoration. It is good to understand that you cannot bleach teeth replacement options such as dental implants and fillings. Hence, if you want a uniform color for your teeth, teeth whitening should come first. The dentist will then match a customized tooth prosthesis.

Permanent Teeth

Baby's teeth are also prone to discoloration. However, it is not advisable to whiten the baby's teeth until they are above 14 years. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that whitening teeth at an early age can lead to teeth sensitivity because of the high concentration of hydrogen peroxide and whitening strips. Contact us online, and our dental team will determine the best time to whiten your teeth.


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