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By Dental Associates of Cumberland
January 27, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out if professional teeth whitening is exactly what the doctor ordered!

Teeth whitening can offer some pretty amazing results. If you feel self-conscious about smiling in public because of dull or yellowing teeth whiteningteeth, then teeth whitening may be able to help. From the office of your Cumberland, RI dentist, Dr. Angeles Felix, find out about professional teeth whitening and if it can improve your smile’s radiance.

Do you have a healthy mouth?

Sure, you may have some stains due to years of consuming coffee, tea, wine, or other stain-producing foods and drinks but your mouth should still be healthy. So, what exactly does that mean? This means that you should have a smile that is free of decay, tartar buildup, or gum disease. Your cosmetic dentist in Cumberland will be sure to clean your teeth prior to your whitening procedure to ensure that the gel can target the surface of the tooth and that plaque and tartar aren’t in the way. But if you have a cavity or gum disease, we will need to treat these issues first and foremost.

Do you have a lot of dental work?

If you have dental restorations like fillings, crowns or veneers, then it’s important to note that teeth whitening can only successfully whiten natural tooth structure. Therefore, after your whitening session, your dental work will remain the same color. If you are interested in replacing your old dental work to match your newly whitened smile, Dr. Felix would be happy to discuss your options.

Are you currently pregnant or nursing?

If you are looking to get whitening but just found out you are expecting, then you will certainly want to wait until you have finished nursing before getting teeth whitening. The peroxide used in the whitening gel goes through an oxidation process while on your teeth that could possibly harm your baby’s tissues or cells. While there is currently no evidence regarding bleaching your teeth and your baby’s health, it’s strongly encouraged that you wait until you give birth before considering cosmetic whitening.

Are you looking to remove surface stains?

If you want to wipe away external stains, then whitening is a great and effective option for you. But if you have internal stains caused by trauma, antibiotic use, etc., then whitening will not be effective against these discolorations. If you are looking for a way to brighten your internally stained smile, we would be happy to talk to you about veneers and other cosmetic options for getting your smile whiter.

For all of your cosmetic needs turn to Cumberland, RI cosmetic dentist, Dr. Angeles Felix, today. Call to schedule your first whitening session. You’ll be glad you did!

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