Teeth Whitening: Is it Right for You?

Teeth WhiteningIf you are looking for a quick way to dramatically enhance your smile, professional teeth whitening may be a good option. Teeth whitening is convenient and highly effective, making it one of the most popular and commonly requested cosmetic dental treatments today.

At Mendelson Family Dentistry, we understand that many patients want to achieve a whiter smile, but it's also important for patients to understand that teeth whitening isn't for everyone. Teeth whitening results will vary from patient to patient, and procedures will differ by need and budget. The only way to determine which treatment will produce the best outcome for your teeth is by visiting our Owings Mills office first.

The following circumstances and conditions may prevent you from using teeth whitening products:

  • Teeth with yellow hues will generally produce the best results. Natural tooth colors that are brown or gray typically don't react to whitening treatments.
  • Mothers who are pregnant or nursing should refrain from all whitening treatments
  • If your teeth are oversensitive, whitening procedures are likely to intensify the sensitivity of your teeth.
  • Teeth that have been restored with veneers or bonded with white fillings should not be whitened with certain whitening solutions as it will discolor the restorations.

Because the natural teeth retain the ability to absorb stains, patients should also be aware that the results of teeth whitening may fade over time, especially if the individual smokes or drinks a lot of coffee, tea, or red wine. An easy way to achieve a whiter, healthier smile is to brush with fluoride toothpaste, floss regularly, and avoid foods and beverages that augment tooth stains.

At Mendelson Family Dentistry, we can help you determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a professional whitening treatment. Whether you choose an in-office or at-home teeth whitening procedure, the results can be amazing and take years off of your appearance.

There's no doubt that your smile is one of your most eye-catching qualities. With new advances in cosmetic dentistry today, there are other smile-enhancing treatments available to improve the appearance of your teeth, and at Mendelson Family Dentistry, we strive to stay abreast of new cosmetic treatments so that our patients can easily achieve the smile they've always wanted.


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