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Are My Teeth Healthy Enough for a Whitening Treatment?

A white smile has been shown to significantly boost one's self-esteem. Your dentist must examine your teeth before whitening them to ensure their health and suitability for the procedure. Our team at Seymour Dental Clinic has laid out the criteria we use to determine whether teeth whitening is a viable option for you.

Whitening your teeth is an excellent way to improve your appearance. A more confident grin can be revealed with a brighter, whiter smile. That being said, there are a few things you should know before applying the first whitening strip. Our North Vancouver dental team will need to examine your smile to ensure that your teeth are in good enough health to undergo whitening treatment. We'll discuss the criteria for determining whether teeth whitening is right for you in this post.

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

If you're considering teeth whitening, make an appointment with your Seymour Dental Clinic dentist. Your dentist will examine your teeth for signs of enamel thinning or decay that could jeopardize the whitening treatment's outcome. Porcelain veneers may be recommended instead of bleaching if you have periodontal disease or extremely sensitive teeth.

Individuals who have yellow tones in their teeth but have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and gums are normally the best candidates for teeth whitening.

What should I expect from teeth whitening treatment?

While bleaching is considered safe and effective in the majority of cases, some patients may experience mild tooth sensitivity or gum irritation during treatment. Once the procedure is complete, these symptoms should subside. Dental teeth bleaching has a limited effect on changing the colour of your teeth from grey to a lighter shade of grey.

Bear in mind that each patient's outcome will be unique, and visible restorations such as a crown or bridge will not whiten and will retain their natural shade.

You should have at least one vial of bleaching gel remaining following treatment with a cosmetic kit. This can be used to "refresh" your smile, and additional bleaching gel vials can be purchased as needed for use with your custom mouthguard.

Consistent Oral Hygiene Preserves Smiles Best

Whatever the state of your teeth, our dentists always recommend that you visit for a checkup and cleaning every six months, regardless of their health (the frequency of your visits depending on the general condition of your teeth and gums and your at-home oral hygiene routine). Combining an effective at-home oral care routine with routine dental visits should be the most effective method of maintaining a white smile and avoiding oral health problems.

Are you interested in learning if you qualify for Seymour Dental Centre's whitening services? Contact us immediately. We want you to have a positive experience each time you visit our clinic.

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