Tooth whitening is the least invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure that there is and undisputed the least expensive making it an ideal way to get that healthy looking smile that so many people seek. But before you race to the store to pick up one of those over the counter tooth whitening systems you might want to take a step back and let your dentist do an evaluation to see if you are a good candidate for such a treatment.

The bleaching agent used for tooth whitening will not be effective on a porcelain crown or on composite bonding material so if you have had this kind of dental work done whitening won’t work for you. You should also know that the treatment sometimes causes tooth sensitivity. If your teeth are sensitive to begin with whitening process may increase your discomfort. Natural tooth enamel differs in color. Whitening does a good job on teeth that have yellowed with time but it doesn’t work so well for people with brown or grayish teeth.

If your dentist gives the go ahead you may have to experiment a bit to find the solution that works for you. The good news is that the range of choices is wide starting with toothpastes and whitening strips and going all the way to professional in office procedures. There’s a lot to consider before making your decision.

Make an appointment today to discuss your cosmetic needs with the professionals of Dental Care Associates. Call 701-347-1605 in Minot, ND.