Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Having perfectly white teeth doesn’t come naturally. It often requires professional teeth whitening in Clermont, which can remove stubborn stains and lift the color of your teeth a few shades.

But if you’ve been thinking about getting your teeth whitened, you may be wondering if this procedure is right for you. Keep on reading to find out if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening!

First, How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening solutions contain a special bleaching agent, such as hydrogen peroxide, that breaks down the molecules that stain the teeth. Usually, these treatments may require a few sessions until you can get the results you want.

And you have several options to get this treatment:

  • In-office sessions - Clermont dentist Dr. Mundi Buechele oversees the entire treatment and applies the whitening gel on your teeth. Depending on how stained the teeth are, you may need several sessions to get the shade you want;
  • At-home professional kits - If you don’t have the time to personally come to the practice, Dr. Mundi Buechele can provide you with an at-home kit that will still give you great results;
  • OTC kits - You can find lots of whitening solutions in drug stores and online. Unfortunately, you need to do your due diligence and research the kits before purchasing them to ensure they're effective and safe.

Teeth Whitening Treatment: Are You a Good Candidate?

Tooth whitening is a great choice if you have generally healthy teeth. Usually, Dr. Mundi Buechele will not recommend teeth whitening if you have:

  • Very sensitive teeth - Teeth whitening can temporarily increase the sensitivity of your teeth. While for most people, the effects don’t last long, it’s generally not recommended to expose your teeth to whitening chemicals if you’re dealing with sensitivity issues;
  • Worn-down enamel - Teeth are very strong, but genetics, improper oral hygiene, and some health conditions may wear them down and weaken the enamel. As a result, tooth whitening may not be a good idea;
  • Periodontal disease - This is a severe infection that attacks the gums and can even lead to tooth shifting and permanent tooth loss. Teeth-whitening is not advisable when your teeth and gums are in a weakened state, so you will first need to get gum disease treatment.

If you’re still unsure whether you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening, Dr. Mundi Buechele can help you find out during a consultation!

Book an Appointment at Clermont Family Dentistry Today

If you want to improve the look of your teeth, Dr. Mundi Buechele is here to help you access professional teeth whitening services and other cosmetic procedures that can upgrade your smile.

To get started, book an appointment at Clermont Family Dentistry, and stop by for a teeth whitening consultation.

Want to learn more about whitening treatments or other dental cosmetic procedures? Then feel free to call us at (352) 242-1763 for a short chat.

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