Who can do teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening can improve the aesthetics of your teeth
- Teeth discolored due to chemical foods, colored drinks, carbonated drinks
- Teeth stain caused by tetracycline from certain antibiotics
- Teeth stain from smoking and poor oral hygiene
- Yellow teeth caused by certain medical conditions or medications
Note that in some cases, yellowish discoloration may not always respond to teeth whitening especially naturally yellow teeth and teeth that are exposed with tetracycline. If you’ve already tried professional-grade whitening and haven’t achieved the results you desire, talk to your dentist about porcelain veneers, crowns or other treatments.
The following cases should avoid teeth whitening
« Chipped and cracked teeth, tooth decay and periodontitis.
« Sensitive teeth.
« Teeth with worn enamel.
« Pregnant or lactating women.
« Children under 18.
« Lack of enamel (Symptoms of thin enamel can be a translucent or clear appearance, white spots, tiny grooves or pits, sensitivity to hot or cold food/drink, tooth decay, and cavities). Thin enamel makes your teeth vulnerable to teeth bleaching.
How often should you whiten your teeth?
The frequency of teeth whitening depends on your diet and dental care basis. Every patient is on a slightly different whitening schedule, depending on their dental health and the natural shade of their enamel. Generally speaking, it's a good practice to return to your dentist for teeth whitening services once or twice a year.
What are the don’ts after teeth whitening?
This is the most crucial question. Going through the procedure will cost you money, so it is obvious that you would want to make sure the result will last as long as possible. Here are a few guidelines to follow after whitening your teeth:
Avoid drinking tea, coffee fruit juice. These drinks can stain your teeth instantly.
You should also avoid eating too hot/cold food. Using tobacco products is one of the fastest ways to stain or re-stain your teeth.
Brush your teeth 2-3 times a day with a soft toothbrush and floss to remove plague.
Above is the basic information you need to know about teeth whitening. to know if teeth whitening is suitable for you, consult your dentist before anything as the wrong treatment may result in permanent damage. Contact us via hotline 1900 23 24 39 to make an appointment or visit the nearest Camtu Dental clinic.