What you need to know about teeth whitening
If you are wondering about whether your mouth is healthy enough for a teeth whitening treatment, there is an easy way to find out. Dentists like Dr. Kenneth Sharp at Stonebridge Ranch Smiles in McKinney, Texas can help you determine if your mouth is healthy enough for professional whitening. You are a great candidate for dental whitening if you have teeth that are dull and faded due to aging, or if your teeth are stained from coffee or smoking.
There are just a few timing issues involved in professional teeth whitening. If you have untreated dental issues like decay that are causing you pain, it’s best to get rid of your dental pain first, before whitening. That includes root sensitivity pain. Dr. Sharp can take care of your untreated painful dental issues and help you with root sensitivity. He can advise you when it is the best time to whiten your teeth.
If you have no decay or dental pain, but your teeth need to be repaired, it’s often best to whiten your teeth first, before dental treatment. This is because teeth whitening products only whiten natural tooth structure, not restorations. Dr. Sharp will help you whiten your teeth to the desired shade of white and then he will match your restorations to your newly whitened teeth. The result is a totally natural, seamless smile.
Professional whitening is better than over-the-counter whitening for a few reasons. The result you get with a professional treatment is more dramatic, up to 8 shades whiter, and it lasts longer, up to 5 years! But that’s not the only reason. Many over-the-counter products have harsh chemicals and abrasive agents that can make your bleaching experience and your teeth painful. A professional teeth whitening treatment gives you a dazzling white smile comfortably.
You deserve to look your best, and that starts with a bright white smile. Only dentists like Dr. Sharp can tell you if your mouth is healthy enough for teeth whitening. Don’t worry if it’s not quite the right time now, because with Dr. Sharp’s help, you will soon be ready for a professional whitening treatment. It’s time to call Dr. Kenneth Sharp at Stonebridge Ranch Smiles in McKinney, Texas. Call today and get ready for a brighter smile!