Who is Not a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a fast and efficient way to whiten your smile through professional bleaching products. Dr. Dietrich at Pleasant Dental in Dolton offers a variety of ways for his patients to whiten their teeth. From professional whitening strips to deep bleaching treatments for serious stains and discoloration, Pleasant Dental has a solution for you.
However, teeth whitening is not for everyone. There are certain individuals who may not be viable candidates for teeth whitening and bleaching. Dr. Dietrich requires his patients to be at least 18 or older, and it is not recommended that pregnant women receive these treatments. Individuals who have extremely sensitive teeth are not recommended for whitening treatment, as the whitening products may make the problem more severe. Additionally, anyone with allergies to peroxide (which is one of the main ingredients in the bleaching products) should not undergo treatment.
Teeth whitening is recommended for any adult that is relatively healthy overall. If you have a history of cavities and gum disease, you may want to talk to Dr. Dietrich to determine if you should continue with teeth whitening treatments. Also, patients with restorations may want to avoid teeth whitening, as restorative pieces such as crowns, veneers, and bridges will not respond to the treatments, causing uneven appearance of the actual whitening results. Last, it is essential that patients have realistic expectations of teeth whitening treatments. Teeth whiten differently for each person. Some types of staining are very resistant to most whitening procedures. A free consultation would allow us to recommend the best procedure for your teeth and for your goals.
If you are considering teeth whitening and believe that you may be a viable candidate for such treatments, call Dr. Dietrich at Pleasant Dental in Dolton today to schedule a consultation and get started whitening your smile to make it the best that it can be! Whether you are undergoing whitening for a special event or just for yourself, you deserve the chance to have a beautiful smile to share with the world!Back to Teeth Whitening Page