Whitening or bleaching has become one of the most popular esthetic dental treatments which we are proud to offer our patients at West Kendall Dental Associates. According to the ADA:
- Whitening treatments can be effective on both extrinsic and intrinsic staining.
- Whitening may not be an option for all patients, for example, in people with tooth-colored restorations.
- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry discourages full-arch cosmetic bleaching for children with mixed dentition because it can result in a mismatched dental appearance when the permanent dentition erupts.
- Safe and effective whitening options are available for in-office applications, dentist-supplied products for use at-home and over-the-counter whiteners.
- Temporary tooth sensitivity and gingival inflammation are potential adverse effects associated with whitening.
Most patients are good candidates and have exceptional results and love their bright, new, white smiles. However, the American Dental Association (ADA) has
advised patients to consult with their dentists to determine the most appropriate whitening treatment. Additionally, a patient’s tooth discoloration may be caused by a specific problem that either will not be affected by whitening agents and/or may be a sign of a disease or condition that requires dental therapy.