Main Reasons to Consider Teeth Whitening

Main Reasons to Consider Teeth Whitening

Posted by Dr. Ramsey on Apr 17 2021, 12:49 AM

Main Reasons to Consider Teeth Whitening

A brighter and more radiant smile is something we all want. But keeping your teeth white and shiny isn’t an easy task. Food, medicine, tobacco, and many other factors can stain or discolor your teeth. 

The easiest and most effective treatment for stained or discolored teeth is teeth whitening.

At Next Level Dental in Smyrna, Tennessee, we’ve helped many patients restore their smiles with advanced teeth whitening procedures. So, to help you decide if teeth whitening is for you, here is what you should know about the procedure:

What Is Teeth Whitening and How Does It Work?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that brightens your teeth to improve their appearance. It is recommended for stained and discolored teeth. 

Teeth whitening can be performed with the help of several products and methods. 

You can use over-the-counter products like toothpaste, gels, rinses, or choose professional solutions like in-office teeth whitening. In-office teeth whitening uses special gels with hydrogen peroxide and carbide peroxide to treat discoloration and eliminate tough stains. 

Is Teeth Whitening for You?

These are the factors you should consider before opting for a teeth whitening procedure:

  • For at-Home Treatment

You can treat teeth discoloration at home with over-the-counter whitening products or under the guidance of a dentist. At-home teeth whitening treatments are recommended for extrinsic tooth discoloration due to smoking, foods, and beverages.  

However, intrinsic discoloration caused by medicine, illness, tooth decay, or aging requires professional help and special treatments such as the ones we provide at Next Level Dental.

  • Pregnant Women And Teenagers

Teeth whitening is not recommended for patients under the age of 16 and pregnant or lactating women as it can cause tooth sensitivity. However, Dr. Ramsey can recommend other solutions in such cases.

  • Sensitivity and Allergies

People with tooth sensitivity or any kind of allergies should first consult a dentist before opting for a teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening works best for individuals with healthy teeth so gum problems or dental diseases should be assessed before teeth whitening.

  • Teeth Restoration or Worn Down Enamel

If you have undergone any tooth restoration procedures or have a word down outer layer, you should discuss with your dentist before choosing a teeth whitening product or treatment. Dr. Ramsey can provide all the advice you need and treat any issues like cavities or tooth decay before recommending a teeth whitening treatment.

Teeth whitening is an affordable and quick cosmetic dental procedure for brighter and whiter teeth. To learn more about it, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ramsey at Next Level Dental by contacting us at (615) 459-6354 or visiting us at 693 President Pl #101, Smyrna, TN 37167.

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