You must not undergo a teeth whitening treatment in case of ALL of the following:
- You have already sensitive teeth
- You have acid erosion on your teeth
- You are facing the problem of gum recession
- Your gums are highly (or even moderately) sensitive
- You have cavities
- You are facing the issue of white spot decalcifications
- You are either pregnant or nursing
- You are below the age of 18
Which type of discolored teeth respond best to teeth whitening?
There are different types of discoloration. These include naturally dark teeth, teeth with tetracycline, teeth with brown fluorosis and teeth with white fluorosis. All these types respond differently to whitening treatments.
Dark teeth require an extended time frame, and the results may fall short of what was actually hoped for.
Teeth with tetracycline required a period between two to six months, reaching over to a period of twelve months. An initial success point is entailed after which the treatment should be discontinued.
Teeth with white fluorosis can be treated to improve their overall appearance. However, the treatment used would be based upon the fact how much the enamel can be lightened. Teeth which have a lighter baseline color are easier to treat.
Can someone with oral piercings or braces on their teeth (or a fixed wire container) use a teeth whitening system?
Yes, a person with oral piercings or braces on their teeth (or a fixed wire container) can use a teeth whitening system safely. However, the color of the oral piercings and braces would not be affected by the whitening agent.
Can someone with open holes (cavities) in their mouth that haven’t yet been filled by their dentist use a teeth whitening system?
No, not at all! A person with open holes (cavities) in their mouth that haven’t yet been filled by their dentist use a teeth whitening system. This is because the whitening system may damage the exposed nerves and therefore cause
Can someone with gum disease that hasn’t been treated undergo a home teeth whitening job?
Definitely not! A person with an untreated gum disease cannot undergo a teeth whitening job. This is because your gums are very sensitive and applying a teeth whitening agent can react, potentially leading to a serious dental problem. Avoid at all costs. Get the gum treated prior to starting the treatment.