May 19, 2015
Who Should Avoid Having Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular and commonly sought-after cosmetic treatment for patients with yellowing teeth. Whitening is required when teeth begin to look dirty or ugly. Most toothpastes have properties that remove basic stains, but when the stain is more etched out, they are not enough.   Though teeth whitening in Sacramento leaves smiles looking brighter and more vibrant, it is not for everyone. People who have healthy teeth with no fillings or gum problems are the best candidates for the procedure. This procedure involves bleaching and is not a complete solution for all dental problems. Here are 5 types of patients who should avoid teeth whitening.   Pregnant Women and Under-age Children   Teeth whitening is not recommended for pregnant women. The bleaching agents can harm the body. Children under the age of 16 may also experience nerve irritation under the tooth or pulp chamber.   Patients with Allergies or Highly Sensitive Teeth   Patients complaining of sensitive teeth and gums are encouraged to not schedule a teeth whitening procedure. Patients allergic to peroxide may also experience irritation from bleaching.   Patients with Gum Disease, Cavities, and Exposed Roots   Patients with gum disease or worn enamel must skip teeth whitening. Cavities should be treated before any cosmetic procedure. The whitening solution can penetrate into decayed teeth and create sensitivity issues. The procedures may also not be effective on exposed teeth because they lack the required enamel layer.   Patients with Dental Restorations such as Fillings or Crowns   If a patient has recently received fillings, crowns, bridges, or veneers, they should not consider whitening their teeth. Restorations simply do not whiten. Even if whitening is performed on the restorations, the result would be uneven whitening. A whitening procedure must be scheduled before any restoration.   Patients with Unrealistic Expectations   Teeth whitening does not deliver super white teeth immediately. This is an unrealistic expectations. This is even more magnified for smokers, who will not experience the best results if they continue to smoke.   Patients with Severely Stained Teeth   There are various types of stains, which include yellow, brown, or gray teeth. Bleaching provides the most effective results on yellow teeth while brownish teeth may respond less. Purple-stained teeth may be completely unresponsive to bleaching. If your teeth are severely stained, you must consult with your dentist to evaluate other options.

Posted at 06:06 pm by JamesYoung
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