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As you probably know, a smile is an essential part of making a good first impression. Similarly, you know that having a whiter smile can have a huge impact on a person’s confidence and quality of life.

Tooth discoloration is caused by several issues, such as aging, certain medications, fluorosis, and even cavities. Fortunately, there are a variety of options available for whitening your teeth—however, there are a few things you should do in order to get the best results possible.

Generally, you should visit a dentist for a whitening. Granted, you can buy an over-the-counter kit, but Dr. Haas and Dr. Burns will be able to look over your mouth and warn you about potential complications. For example, did you know that if you have plaque buildup, you could end up with an uneven whitening. At Family Dentistry, Inc., our team will remove plaque buildup before you whiten your teeth. Similarly, if your gums are inflamed, the bleach solution may irritate your gums. Also, if you have a cavity or cracked tooth, the whitening process could be painful.

Also, while damaged or injured teeth could complicate the process, would you be surprised to learn that old dental work could cause similar complications. This happens because some dental work–including veneers, bridges, crowns and fillings–won’t change color during whitening. Again, this can lead to uneven and multi-colored results.

\When you visit our team, we’ll be able to examine and prepare your mouth for whitening. If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 513-932-6991. We look forward to hearing from you.