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Are My Teeth Healthy Enough for a Whitening Treatment?

A white smile has been shown to significantly boost one's self-esteem. Your dentist must examine your teeth before whitening them to ensure their health and suitability for the procedure. Our team at InHarmony Dental Care has laid out the criteria we use to determine whether teeth whitening is a viable option for you.

Whitening your teeth is an excellent way to improve your appearance. A more confident grin can be revealed with a brighter, whiter smile. That being said, there are a few things you should know before applying the first whitening strip. Our Victoria dental team will need to examine your smile to ensure that your teeth are in good enough health to undergo whitening treatment. We'll discuss the criteria for determining whether teeth whitening is right for you in this post.

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

If you're considering teeth whitening, make an appointment with your InHarmony Dental Care dentist. Your dentist will examine your teeth for signs of enamel thinning or decay, which could jeopardize the whitening treatment's effectiveness. Porcelain veneers may be recommended instead of bleaching if you have periodontal disease or extremely sensitive teeth.

Individuals who have yellow tones in their teeth but have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and gums are normally the best candidates for teeth whitening.

What should I expect from teeth whitening treatment?

While bleaching is generally regarded as safe and effective, some patients may experience mild tooth sensitivity or gum irritation during treatment. These symptoms should subside once the procedure is completed. Dental teeth bleaching has a limited effect on changing the colour of your teeth from grey to a lighter shade of grey.

Remember that each patient's outcome will vary, and visible restorations such as a crown or bridge will not whiten and will retain their original colour.

After using a cosmetic kit, you should have at least one vial of bleaching gel left. This can be used to "refresh" your smile, and you can purchase additional bleaching gel vials for use with your custom mouthguard as needed.

Consistent Oral Hygiene Preserves Smiles Best

Regardless of the condition of your teeth, our dentists always recommend that you visit for a checkup and cleaning every six months (the frequency of your visits depends on the general condition of your teeth and gums and your at-home oral hygiene routine). Combining an effective at-home oral care routine with routine dental visits is one of the most effective ways of maintaining a white smile and avoiding oral health problems.

Are you interested in learning if you qualify for InHarmony Dental Care's whitening services? Contact us immediately. We want you to have a positive experience each time you visit our clinic.

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