Carmel Dentst Office on Whitening Tips + Temptations

While many parents will say ‘no’ to teens that are looking for teeth whitening, they may wish to reconsider. What many parents do not realize is that there are many teeth whitening kits sold in drug stores and available for purchase at any age. Because it is available in drug stores, teens do not consider it dangerous.


The truth is that without supervision, teeth whitening kits can destroy the enamel of your teeth if used improperly. Teeth Whitening should always be done under the supervision of a general dentist, or with a kit provided by a general dentist. When teens are told no, they are apt to go and do so anyway – which is why we recommend taking them into our Carmel area dentist office for evaluation. 


Here are some Teeth Whitening Tips:

- Children under the age of 14 are not candidates for teeth whitening. Before this age, the pulp in the tooth is not fully formed.


-Soda, coffee, and other staining drinks should be consumed through a straw.


-Patients with braces are not candidates for teeth whitening, but should pay extra attention to their brushing habits to avoid staining and cavities. 


For more information on teenage teeth whitening and why having a professional do it is the best way to have it done, call your Carmel area dentist office today at (317) 773-1302.


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