3 Things to Do Before You Get Your Teeth Whitened

teeth whiteningDo you look in the mirror to smile and only see a set of yellow teeth smiling back? If you are self-conscious about your smile due to the color, then you should consider making an appointment with Dr. Scott Tamura to get your teeth whitened. However, before you get your teeth whitened, you may have to undergo a few different procedures in order to ensure that you get the best out of the whitening treatment. Read on to learn more.

A Full Examination

Before Dr. Scott Tamura can begin whitening your teeth, he will have to give you a full examination in order to determine the health of your teeth. For instance, if you are suffering from an oral condition like gingivitis or if you simply have a cavity, you will need to tend to these conditions before you can get your teeth fully whitened.

Determining The Strength of Your Teeth

Some people are either born with naturally weak teeth or their teeth weaken over time due to things like drinking too many acidic drinks. If your teeth are deemed as considerably weak by Dr. Scott Tamura, then you likely aren’t a good candidate for having your teeth whitened. Because the whitening process involves using either a bleaching agent or a laser in order to get your teeth looking as white as possible, it can weaken your teeth’s enamel which can cause them to become a little more fragile. Therefore, if your teeth are already weak, whitening them will only make them weaker.

A Thorough Cleaning

If you are deemed a suitable candidate for teeth whitening, then Dr. Scott Tamura will give your teeth a thorough cleaning before whitening them. Just as with a regular dental cleaning, Dr. Tamura will scrape away any excess plaque or tartar in order to get your teeth looking as clean as possible. Afterwards, Dr. Tamura will then continue with the whitening process.

To learn more about dental whitening or to schedule an appointment, contact. Dr. Scott Tamura’s office today!

 

 

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