By Sood Family Dental
November 11, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

How to know if a teeth whitening treatment from Shelby Township is right for you

Just about everyone is a good candidate for professional teeth whitening if your teeth and gums are healthy. In fact, professional teeth whiteningwhitening treatments can give you a brilliant, white smile and take years off of your appearance. Even heavy smokers and coffee drinkers with darkly stained teeth are good candidates for teeth whitening. The main factor to consider is the timing of your teeth whitening treatment. Dr. Shikha Sood at Sood Family Dental in Shelby Township, MI wants to share her knowledge of how teeth whitening can help your smile.

Teeth whitening should only be performed on healthy teeth. If you have any teeth with untreated dental decay, damage, or teeth that are causing you pain, you should have these issues treated before whitening your teeth. Also if you have root sensitivity, it’s important to have a pain-free mouth before whitening. There is a chance that professional teeth whitening can make existing dental pain worse. Dr. Sood will do a full dental examination including x-rays to determine if your teeth are healthy enough for whitening.

If your teeth are healthy and pain-free, but you have cosmetic procedures you would like completed, it’s best to whiten your teeth first. That’s because whitening solution only whitens natural tooth structure, not porcelain or other filling materials. So, if you want to have porcelain veneers, tooth-colored fillings or bonding, it’s best to whiten first so that your Shelby Township dentist, Dr. Sood, can color match your cosmetic treatment to your newly whitened smile.

Performing teeth whitening in the correct sequence helps to ensure you have a seamless, dazzling new smile and you are excited about the result! The same tips apply if you use over-the-counter products, however, these products usually have minimal benefit and the results don’t last very long when compared to professional whitening. Many over-the-counter products also contain irritating, abrasive chemicals which can increase any dental pain or tooth sensitivity.

Nearly everyone can benefit from a teeth whitening treatment, but the first step is to visit your dentist. Dr. Sood offers a speedy in-office whitening treatment to give you a brilliant smile in one hour, or a convenient take-home whitening kit which allows you to whiten when the time is right for you. Isn’t it time for your white smile? Call Dr. Shikha Sood at Sood Family Dental in Shelby Township, MI to find out more about teeth whitening. Call today!

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Dentist in Shelby Township, MI
Sood Family Dental
56732 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316
(586) 207-1471
 

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