Discover what makes someone an ideal candidate for a professional whitening treatment.
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments our Palmdale, CA, dentists offer. This is because it provides your smile with vibrant, whiter results without having to undergo invasive dentistry. In fact, most patients get the results they are looking for in just one session. So, what makes someone right for professional teeth whitening?
Most adults with healthy teeth and gums are ideal for professional teeth whitening, no matter whether you choose to get professional in-office or at-home whitening care from us. Before you undergo teeth whitening, our Palmdale cosmetic dentist will want to examine your smile to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough for treatment.
Patients who have yellow dental stains are often the best candidates for professional teeth whitening treatment as compared to those dealing with brown stains or internal stains, which are often blue in color. Internal stains aren’t usually responsive to professional teeth whitening; however, there are other ways to cover these discolorations.
It’s also important to note that dental restorations such as crowns and fillings also won’t whiten with treatment; professional whitening only works on natural tooth enamel. Of course, this is something to discuss with our dentist in Palmdale, CA, during your consultation because this doesn’t necessarily mean that teeth whitening isn’t for you. If we determine that the fillings or crown is visible after whitening treatment we can replace these restorations for more even results.
Of course, teeth whitening isn’t an ideal option for everyone. You may not be the best candidate for teeth whitening if:
- You are pregnant or currently breastfeeding
- You are under 16 years old
- You have active gum disease or cavities
- You have sensitive teeth
- You are allergic to peroxide or other ingredients found in the whitening gel
- You are looking for permanent results
Here at Pacific Dental Care, we believe that getting your ideal smile shouldn’t be that difficult. If you are interested in finding out whether professional teeth whitening is right for you, call one of our offices in Rosamond, West Palmdale, Lancaster and East, Palmdale, CA, to schedule your consultation. Let’s give you something to smile about.