Ronald I Teichman, D.D.S.
Park Slope Dentistry | Cosmetic, Reconstructive & Family Dentistry
357 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215-4320
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Teeth Whitening & If It’s Right for You

When it comes to your overall oral health, our team of Brooklyn dentists are sure to help you make the right decision on if a certain procedure is right for you. Whether you’re looking to have a full smile makeover, or just a consultation on if porcelain veneers are right for your situation, we always have your best interest at heart. If you’re looking into teeth whitening and wondering if this procedure is right for your smile, here are some things to consider before signing up.

Your age – Depending on your group of Brooklyn dentists that you visit, they will give you an age in which teeth whitening can be performed. At our practice, you must be over the age of 16 years old before considering moving forward with any teeth whitening procedure.  If you’re under the age of 16, you could possibly not have all of your adult teeth in.

The sensitivity of your teeth – Do you occasionally have sensitive teeth and experience pain from it? Sensitivity in teeth is very common, so consulting your Brooklyn dentist before moving forward with a teeth whitening procedure has to be the first step – regardless of where the procedure is to be done. Depending on the procedure you choose, teeth whitening might not be for you if you have sensitive teeth. Whitening can irritate your teeth and potentially cause more pain for you.

Gum Disease – If you’ve been to your Brooklyn dentist and they’ve diagnosed you with periodontal disease, teeth whitening is probably not a good choice for your smile. Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, can possibly prevent you from any teeth whitening procedure. This is because the chemicals in the whitening procedure could further irritate your gums and possibly aggravate them even more.

Crowns, Bonding, and Caps – Many times, people who have crowns, dental bonding, and caps on their teeth experience tooth discoloration. Unfortunately, getting any type of teeth whitening treatment may be detrimental to their oral health and appearance of their smile. This is because of the materials used in those treatments and their reaction with the chemicals used in the whitening procedure could damage the tooth even more.

If you’re looking for a Brooklyn dentist that can transform your smile completely, look no further than our talented team of dentists at Park Slope Dentistry today!

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