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Teeth Whitening: How to Prepare

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As you probably know, a smile is an essential part of making a good first impression. Similarly, you know that having a whiter smile can have a huge impact on a person’s confidence and quality of life.

Tooth discoloration is caused by several issues, such as aging, certain medications, fluorosis, and even cavities. Fortunately, there are a variety of options available for whitening your teeth—however, there are a few things you should do in order to get the best results possible.

But with all the options available, what are you going to do? After all, if you’re going to spend money to get your teeth whitened, don’t you want the best results possible? If so, we recommend visiting our dentist, Dr. Duncan or Dr. Farias.  Our team will be able to inspect your smile for complications and give you the best results possible.

For example, did you know that if you have plaque buildup, you could end up with an uneven whitening. At Duncan Dental Studio, our team will remove plaque buildup before you whiten your teeth. Similarly, if your gums are inflamed, the bleach solution may irritate your gums. Also, if you have a cavity or cracked tooth, the whitening process could be painful.

Finally, any dental work you’ve had could affect the whitening process. You see, restorations—such as bonded teeth, crowns, or fillings—won’t change color during a whitening, which can lead to multi-colored smiles.

When you visit our team, we’ll be able to examine and prepare your mouth for whitening. If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (361) 643-3030. We look forward to hearing from you.