Are you interested in teeth whitening but have questions about treatment? Is this your first time professionally whitening your smile? We welcome our patients to read answers to common questions about whitening treatment and learn more about the teeth whitening treatments we offer in our East Cobb, GA, dental office.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Read answers to commonly asked questions to discover more about teeth whitening and your options for your smile:
Can I permanently whiten my teeth?
Dental veneers are as close as you can get to permanent whitening results. Veneers are thin shell-like treatments that cover the front of one or more teeth in the smile line. With the right care, dental veneers can last for many years.
Are there teeth that can’t be whitened?
We cannot whiten bonded teeth or teeth covered by dental crowns or veneers. Composite or resin materials do not react to active whitening ingredients, which is why we recommend these treatments for patients with deep tooth stains and injuries.
Can I whiten my teeth if they’re sensitive?
Professional formulas make it easier to receive teeth whitening treatment, even if you have sensitive teeth. Before your treatment, we will examine your smile and look for any dental problems that contribute to tooth sensitivity. Addressing these problems first can minimize sensitivity. We can also adjust active ingredients that often cause sensitivity for some patients, so they have lower levels but still receive effective treatment.
Who isn’t a candidate for whitening treatment?
Patients under the age of 16 are not good teeth whitening candidates because they can experience increased tooth irritation. Their pulp chamber within the tooth is larger, and their teeth are more prone to sensitivity. Pregnant patients are also not good candidates for whitening treatments because they can experience other oral health issues during pregnancy. We recommend that pregnant women visit the dentist if they have gum problems, but teeth whitening is not a requirement for their dental health.
How can I whiten deep tooth stains?
Some tooth stains do not react to professional whitening treatment. These stains are intrinsic, meaning they come from within the tooth. Dental erosion or dental injuries can cause tooth discoloration that does not respond to teeth whitening. However, we will recommend dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or even dental crowns to these patients, depending on the extent of their tooth damage. These treatments can whiten teeth and address tooth damage.
Do you want a brighter smile? Do you have any more questions for us? Contact Sea of Pearls Dental Boutique today at 470.431.1580. You can also schedule a dental appointment with us online. If you have any more questions, please let us know at your next dental visit, and we will be happy to help.