Teeth Whitening FAQ | What You Need to Know

Teeth whitening is a procedure that has become increasingly popular and affordable to the general public. If you are someone who is looking to have your teeth whitened to improve your smile and self-esteem, please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey dental team to learn more about teeth whitening and how we can help you.

Can I have my teeth whitened if I have crowns?

While most people can have their teeth whitened without a problem, if you are someone with crowns, there is a very good chance that you will not be able to have your teeth whitened. Additionally, if you have any of the following conditions, you may also not qualify for teeth whitening:

  • Sore gums
  • A receding gum line
  • Caps
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Brown or gray stains

Why should I go to a dentist to have my teeth whitened?

While there are various teeth-whitening kits available to the general public, the truth is, having your teeth professionally whitened comes with two huge benefits: safety and efficiency. Our team can whiten your teeth both faster and while ensuring that no damage is done to your teeth, which is something entirely possible if you choose to go it alone.

What foods should I stay away from after having my teeth whitened?

After you get your teeth whitened, it is in your best interest to stay away from various known stain-causing products, such as coffee, wine, tobacco, and more. If you need coffee, try to drink it through a straw so it does not touch the front of your teeth. Foods such as tomato sauce are also known to stain teeth. Additionally, you should know that some people have reported sensitivity after having their teeth whitened. This is no cause for alarm, as if you do feel sensitivity, it should subside shortly. However, if you notice sensitivity, avoid using additional whitening products, and consider switching over to toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth, such as Sensodyne. If you have any additional questions or you are ready to get started, feel free to give our New Jersey dental team a call today. We are ready to help.

Contact The Dental Associates of Basking Ridge

Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

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