Is At-Home Teeth Bleaching Right For You?
By Wall Family Dental
April 29, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Bleaching  

Teeth bleaching might not fix all forms of teeth discolorations. Before you attempt bleaching your teeth, you should consult Dr. Corey Stein of Wall Family Dental, in Wall, NJ, to see if it's right for you.

You Might Need to Change Your Lifestyle

If you need several coffee doses daily to function, then you might begin to see its effects on your teeth soon enough. Following your teeth whitening procedure, you might need to cut down on food and drinks that stain your teeth such as wine and coffee.

If you must take these beverages, you'll need a straw to keep them from getting on your teeth. Rinsing your mouth with water afterward also helps prevent the stains from penetrating your enamel.

Cigarettes also impact your teeth color significantly and you would need to quit if you want your results to last longer.

If you're willing to make these lifestyle changes, teeth bleaching might be right for you.

Cause of Your Teeth Discoloration

The cause of your teeth discoloration determines how well it responds to your teeth bleaching attempts.

Extrinsic stains from food and drinks often respond positively to teeth whitening. However, some teeth stains that develop during teeth development such as due to antibiotics exposure in childhood might not respond as well to teeth bleaching.

Yellow and brown teeth stains generally show better results than grey and black stains. However, you would need to let Dr. Stein assess your teeth stains first before making your decision.

Underlying Teeth Conditions

Tartar build-up, cavities, and tooth decay can cause your tooth to change color. Therefore, before your dentist would proceed with your tooth whitening, he would first need to handle the cause.

False Teeth

If you've replaced your natural teeth with dental implants, crowns, bridges, or dentures, they might not be eligible for teeth bleaching. That's because these teeth replacement options have a different composition from natural teeth.

Usually, after teeth bleaching, your newly whitened natural teeth might shine brighter than your tooth restorations. You might need to upgrade your tooth replacements to match your new natural teeth color.

The Final Decision

Ultimately, the decision to bleach your teeth in Wall, NJ, rests with you after consulting Dr. Stein of Wall Family Dental. Your dentist will proceed to send you home with a custom-made teeth whitening kit to begin your teeth bleaching journey.

Call (732) 449-5512 to book an appointment with Dr. Stein of Wall Family Dental, in Wall, NJ, today for your teeth bleaching.


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