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Is teeth whitening for everyone?

07-12-2017
Is teeth whitening for everyone?

The most frequently asked question when a patient walks into a dental clinic is: “Can I whiten my teeth?” And we always give the same answer: “It depends”. There are a number of reasons that a teeth-whitening treatment might not be for everyone:

  • People 13 years old and younger, since they are still growing and don’t have all their permanent teeth yet.
  • People with periodontal disease and people with sensitive teeth or dental hypersensitivity should avoid performing these types of treatment because they contain chemicals that may irritate the gums.
  • People who have veneers or dental crowns, since bleach has no effect on their shade.
  • Pregnant or lactating women.
  • Patients with active, untreated cavities.

So…what makes a good candidate for teeth whitening? You must meet these requirements if you want to whiten your teeth:

  • Clean teeth with no bacterial plaque and tartar.
  • Excellent oral hygiene.
  • Healthy gums.
  • No cavities, infections or leaking fillings.

Given all these reasons, it’s clear that not everyone can get their teeth whitened.

Which is why we recommended that you schedule a dental exam with the dentist at Casanova25 if you’re thinking about getting your teeth whitened for professional advice about whether this type of treatment is right for you.  

Our dental clinic complies with all protocols established by the Council of Dentists and the COEC to deal with COVID-19

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