There are many considerations that a person should make before committing to teeth whitening. If you decided to get a teeth whitening kit and bleach your teeth yourself, would you be happy if all of your teeth whitened except one? It is important to consult with you cosmetic dentist about tooth whitening because there are many potential obstacles. Here is a small list of possible outcomes:
- Has your tooth had a root canal performed on it? Root canals can cause a tooth to discolor and, unfortunately, bleaching won’t change that.
- Do you have exposed roots? These surfaces don’t tend to whiten very effectively. You may need to choose a different cosmetic procedure such as porcelain veneers.
- Do you have veneers, crowns or bridges? Any of these will not bleach the same as your natural teeth and so you may need to replace these at the end of whitening to make them match.
You smile many times a day. You don’t want to have a glaring defect that you know you’re showing off every time you give a friendly hello. Your cosmetic dentist can help you avoid these issues. You just need to call!