Teeth whitening is one of the most popular trends for quickly brightening up a smile that has been dulled with age, smoking, and drinking tea, coffee, soft drinks, and red wine. Many people turn to the over-the-counter methods found in whitening toothpastes and even teeth whitening products, but many also turn to professional teeth whitening for more instant and longer-lasting results.
However, teeth whitening isn’t the best or even viable option for everyone. On an occasion, it won’t work at all. Talk with your dentist about whether you are a candidate for successful teeth whitening, even if you want to use over-the-counter methods.
For example, teeth whitening is recommended for pregnant women or children under 16. With pregnant women, the hormones are constantly changing, which does affect tooth structure as well as gum health. Wait until after the baby is born to try to fix any stains caused by craving unhealthy food and/or severe morning sickness. With under-16 children, their adult teeth are still developing. Agents found in teeth whitening treatment can damage the developing teeth, especially the pulp chambers, which can cause sensitivity.[..Read More]