How can I find out if my teeth are suitable for whitening?
The safest way to work out if your teeth are suitable for whitening is to see your dentist first. Dentists are the only people trained and qualified to make an accurate assessment of your teeth and gums.
What should a proper assessment include?
Your dentist will check for things like enamel thickness, receding gums, existing sensitivity, existing tooth decay, existing restorations (e.g. fillings, crowns and veneers), any other oral diseases or conditions. He will also assess the cause of discolouration, (e.g. diet, ageing etc.) and whether it is on the surface or inside the teeth. Only a qualified dentist is able to carry out these checks and then recommend a suitable whitening treatment.
Your dentist will take a mould of your teeth after assessment and use safe bleaching gels in the chair and a take home kit given to you.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.