Getting a smile just like their favorite singer or movie star might be high on your teen’s priority list. But you may want to talk with us at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville before buying any at-home teeth whitening products.
As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, teeth whitening should be overseen by a professional. There are a number of variables that can impact the results, such as an existing crown or teeth that have not yet erupted. Some medical conditions can cause teeth to darken. We can determine if tooth stains are a symptom of an underlying condition.
It’s always a good idea to stress prevention over treatments, especially with kids. Make sure your child is practicing careful dental health habits. Make sure they understand that coffee, tea, cola, and energy drinks can stain their teeth.
And if they need another reason not to start smoking, remind them that tobacco products will destroy not only their lungs but their smiles, too. Lastly, warn them of the dangers of oral piercings, which include tooth damage and infection.
At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville our passion is helping each patient achieve and maintain a healthy, attractive smile, regardless of their age. Teeth whitening is just one of our cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!
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