Things to Consider Before Teeth Whitening Treatment
Posted on 4/10/2023 by Joseph Kabaklian DDS
Taking care of your teeth involves more than just flossing and brushing. Whitening your teeth is also important because if you have discolored teeth, you may not have the courage to show them in public. A bright smile is a source of confidence. Hence, it would help to look for an effective teeth whitening treatment to make your teeth pearly white. Whether you are planning to whiten your teeth at home or in the dentist's office, here are a few things to consider.
Teeth whitening treatment may not be a perfect solution for people with sensitive teeth. If you have existing teeth sensitivity issues, you may need to fix the issue before teeth whitening. This may involve desensitizing toothpaste. This toothpaste features strontium chloride and potassium nitrates that prevent the transmission of pain signals from the tooth to the nerves. You may need to use this toothpaste for 2-3 weeks before the whitening procedure. For some people, the sensitivity may continue after teeth whitening. However, the dentist may prescribe pain relievers to fix the issue.
Whiter teeth start with a healthy mouth. This means that scheduling a dental checkup to assess the state of your gums and teeth is a good start for a successful tooth whitening treatment. During the examination, the dentist will check for signs of dental issues and treat them before the whitening procedure.
Failure to treat the existing oral issues, a patient may experience pain and discomfort after teeth whitening. In addition, a dental checkup is vital because it can catch the presence of plaque and tartar. With plaque and tartar around the teeth, the bleaching products will provide minimum effects. Once the dentist determines that you are a good candidate for teeth whitening, you can choose a method that can fit your circumstances. This may involve at-home or in-office whitening procedures.
Do you want to start the journey of having pearly white teeth? Contact us today to learn more about our teeth whitening treatment options.
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