Teeth Whitening: Things to Know About Getting a Brighter Smile

Teeth Whitening: Things to Know About Getting a Brighter Smile

July 10, 2018

Several factors can affect the appearance of a child’s teeth, even causing them to begin to discolor or appear yellow. Unfortunately, this can even happen to children and young adults. Why does this happen and how can you effectively and safely transform their teeth back into a beautiful shining color? Continue reading on to learn more about the teeth bleaching service available through Urbach Pediatric Dentistry.

Why Did My Teeth Change Color?

As previously mentioned, there is a wide range of issues that can change the color of a child’s teeth, including the following reasons:

  • Food and Drink. Several drinks including different teas and juices can damage the appearance of a youthful smile.
  • Trauma. Trauma to the teeth or mouth can also affect the dentin and cause the darker colors to show.
  • Medications. Certain prescription medications can affect the color of an individual smile

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening products use a bleaching agent which stain the tooth in small areas and allows it to appear brighter. It is important to always talk to your child’s dentist before beginning a whitening treatment and avoid using over-the-counter whitening products on primary teeth.

Does Whitening Work on All Teeth?

Unfortunately, there are many factors to consider before whitening your smile. Talk to your dentist to see if it is right for your child’s smile.

What Are My Whitening Options?

Whitening toothpaste help to remove surface stains. In-office bleaching is through the use of your dentist. They will provide you with a customized bleaching treatment. At-home bleaching is a comfortable option that can be provided by your dentist as well. Contact your child’s Urbach dentist to learn more about these options and see which is the best for your young one’s smile.