For those who have stained or yellowed teeth, Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu may recommend teeth whitening in Summit, New Jersey. Keep in mind that not everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening. Before any whitening is treatment is performed, it is important that you consider certain factors.
Age & Pregnancy
Teeth whitening is not recommended for those under the age of 16 because the pulp chamber is enlarged until this age. Whitening before a patient is 16 may cause irritation to the dental pulp. Teeth whitening is also not recommended for those who are pregnant.
Sensitive Teeth and Allergies
If you have sensitive teeth or receding or sensitive gums, it is important that you consult Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu before bleaching your smile. In addition, those who are allergic to peroxide should not use a whitening product, as peroxide is often the whitening agent.
Any tooth decay needs to be treated before you undergo teeth whitening. If cavities are left untreated, the bleaching product can penetrate the inner areas of the tooth, causing sensitivity.
Dental restorations like tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges, and veneers do not react to the whitening product. As a result, any whitening done to a smile with dental restorations will result in uneven whitening—the teeth without dental restorations will appear lighter than those with restorations.
We encourage you to contact Morristown & Summit Prosthodontics at 908-273-0884 today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.