What To Expect When Whitening Your Teeth
Before you whiten your teeth you should visit your dentist for an exam to make sure that your teeth are healthy enough for whitening. The doctor or hygienist will be evaluating your teeth for decay, gum recession, sensitivity and the condition of the existing restorations in your mouth. The age of the patient is another consideration; a teenager’s teeth are generally more sensitive than those of an adult. The pros and cons of this procedure should be discussed with your dental provider. Be aware the results will vary depending on the type of whitening you choose. The fastest results will come from In-office Whitening. Tooth sensitivity after bleaching is possible and since your existing restorations can’t be bleached they may need to be replaced after the desired shade is reached.