Teeth Whitening May Be Discouraged in Certain Situations

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If you wish for a more radiant, attractive smile, teeth whitening may be the solution you’ve been looking for. However, there are some situations in which our dentist will recommend against a patient whitening their teeth.

If you are pregnant, our dentist may suggest that you not whiten your teeth.

Sensitive Teeth
In the case of sensitive teeth or gums, receding gums, or damaged dental restorations, speak with our dentist before bleaching your teeth.

If you are allergic to peroxide, do not use whitening products.

Dental Restorations
Dental restorations—which include (but are not limited to) crowns, veneers, and bridges—do not respond to whitening products. If you whiten with dental restorations, the results will be uneven. Talk to Dr. Jeremy Dull about alternative ways to improve the shade of your smile.

Untreated Dental Issues
If you have gum disease or worn tooth enamel, you will likely be discouraged from whitening your teeth. Any cavities that you may have will need to be treated before you have your teeth bleached. Exposed tooth roots will need to be resolved before bleaching the teeth, as they will not respond to the bleaching product.

We welcome you to contact Monroe Family Dentistry at 734-241-6550 to learn more about teeth whitening in Monroe, Michigan, and to schedule a consultation today!