Teeth Whitening May Be Discouraged in Certain Circumstances

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If you wish for a brighter, more beautiful smile, teeth whitening may be the solution. However, there are some situations in which our dentist will recommend against a patient whitening their teeth.

For those under the age of 16, teeth whitening is not recommended. Until this age, the pulp chamber of the tooth is enlarged, so whitening could irritate the teeth.

If you are pregnant or lactating, Dr. Jim D. Nored may recommend that you not whiten your teeth.

Sensitive Teeth
In the case of sensitive teeth or gums, receding gums, or damaged restorations, speak with our dentist before whitening your teeth.

If you are allergic to peroxide, do not use bleaching products, as peroxide is often the whitening agent.

Untreated Dental Issues
If you have gum disease or worn enamel, you will likely be discouraged from bleaching your teeth. Any cavities that you may have will need to be treated before you have your teeth whitened. This will avoid unnecessary tooth sensitivity. Exposed tooth roots will need to be resolved before bleaching the teeth, as they will not respond to the bleaching product.

We invite you to contact Crosby Dental Center at 281-328-3569 today to learn more about teeth whitening in Crosby, Texas, and to schedule a consultation.