Most adult patients with healthy teeth and gums are good candidates for dental whitening. It is necessary that your teeth and gums are in good condition prior to beginning a dental whitening routine.
If your teeth have excess tartar buildup, it will prevent the surface of your teeth from whitening to their brightest. You may need to have a dental cleaning prior to proceeding with whitening, to ensure the gel has contact with the surface of your teeth.
If you have active periodontal disease, it is important to get that under control prior to whitening. Because gum disease causes swelling and pain, your custom whitening trays may not fit properly or cause unnecessary pain during your whitening process.
If you have a lot of dentistry, it s important for you to know that your crowns, fillings, and veneers will not whiten. We can only whiten your natural teeth. Your crowns and other dentistry will remain the same color they currently are. If you would like to talk about replacing your old dentistry with newer, brighter dentistry, Dr. Sean Drower can discuss your options.
If you are ready for a brighter, more beautiful smile, call our office to schedule a whitening evaluation. One of our highly skilled team members can help get you started.