Teeth whitening may be all you need for a beautiful grin, however, tooth whitening does not work for everyone, and unfortunately if done too often or for extended periods of time, could cause problems.
Who Isn’t a Good Candidate
If you have dental restorations, such as cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers, tooth whitening will not work. If you have interior stains caused from antibiotic use or from too much fluoride as a child, tooth whitening may not be the right solution for your.
What causes Tooth Staining?
If you have discolored, dull or stained teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Smiles who can determine if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. Stained, discolored or dull looking teeth could be caused from:
- Tobacco products
- Certain types of food
Types of Tooth Whitening
There are dozens of teeth whitening products available over the counter, however, those pastes, gels, strips and mouth rinses will not give you the same results as professional tooth whitening. Tooth whitening products from your pharmacy can also cause problems if used to often.
People who over use tooth whitening products can experience opaque or blue looking teeth, enamel erosion, tooth decay and tooth sensitivity. Unfortunately, enamel erosion is permanent.
Professional tooth whitening is the best solution for stained teeth and can be done in a single dental appointment, or at home with custom made tooth whitening trays that you take home with a prescription teeth whitening gel.
A beautiful smile not only looks great, but can also build your confidence and self-esteem. People who have healthy teeth and gums are happy to show off their pearly whites and are more apt to get that promotion or new job.
If you would like more information regarding teeth whitening or any other cosmetic dental procedure such as porcelain veneers, dental implants or tooth colored fillings, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi from Dr. Ivan Smiles today.