Wake Forest dentist discusses importance of professional care when asked, “What teeth whitening options are near me?”
Teeth whitening is a popular procedure and big business. It is a great way to improve the look of your smile quickly and dramatically. Since the smile is such a valued and obvious feature, when you improve it you enhance your overall appearance.
Just because teeth whitening or bleaching is a popular procedure doesn’t mean it is without risks. One of the big risks with whitening kiosks or over the counter treatments is they do not address pre-existing problems with your mouth. Generally, dental professionals such as Dr. Edmond Suh will discourage the use of whitening or bleaching agents if you have worn tooth enamel or gum disease.
However, if you are getting your whitening options at the store or from individuals who are not dental professionals, you won’t even know if your mouth is affected by dental disease.
Tooth whitening does not address the disease that has much more serious implications regarding the function of your teeth. It is designed to address cosmetic problems, such as brown or yellow discoloration caused by years of smoking or coffee drinking.
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If you have worn enamel, exposed roots, or existing disease, the whitening solutions will only make these problems worse. The active ingredients can penetrate decay into the inner area or pulp of the tooth. This produces sensitivity. In addition, since there is no enamel, you won’t get the desired results from whitening if tooth roots are exposed.
Dr. Suh will examine your mouth and suggest function-oriented treatments before moving forward with whitening procedures. These treatments may include the filling of cavities caused by decay. In some cases of stains, Dr. Suh will suggest other cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers. These thin layers of porcelain may be applied to the front of the teeth and can be used to cover a number of concerns.
When asking, “What teeth whitening options are near me in Wake Forest?” Dr. Suh and his team may recommend either a chair-side treatment or an at-home treatment, the latter of which involves wearing dental appliances designed to fit your teeth. You can whiten from the comfort of your home or get results in less than an hour. Call 919 556 6200 to schedule an appointment at Supremia Dentistry.