If you’re interested in teeth whitening, you would do well to do thorough research as to which treatment option is best for you, being that there are so many on the market today. Many people have found great success in both in-office treatment and at home whitening kits, but you should always speak to your dentist before using any kind of tooth whitening product. Let’s take a look at a few questions you should know the answers to when contemplating teeth whitening.
It’s important to know what’s causing your tooth discoloration in order to know whether or not you are the right candidate for teeth whitening in the beginning. Teeth whitening treatments are typically better at brightening teeth that are yellow. However, if you have teeth that are gray, brown, or black, then you may not be the typical patient that would benefit from an at-home whitening kit.
Teeth whitening is usually a non-invasive treatment, meaning it doesn’t involve surgery, but there are still risks and instructions and regulations that need to be followed.
In short, if a whitening treatment is not done correctly, you could risk injuring your teeth and gums, or uneven results. Most whitening kits are used by means of a bleaching agent, and if this comes in contact with your gums or other soft tissues, you are at risk of chemical burns.
Many going to teeth whitening having unrealistic expectations, but your dentist should be able to best explain what you can expect depending on the treatment that you opt for.
The best way to start is by making an appointment at Southern Charm Dental in Richmond, TX, as we can give you A-grade instructions as to what teeth whitening options is best for you. If you have more questions or would like to schedule a consultation, feel free to send our office an email or give us a call!