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For those who have yellowed teeth, Dr. Denison and Dr. Allen may suggest teeth whitening in Bullard, Texas. It is important to note that not everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening. Before any whitening is treatment is performed, it is important that you consider certain factors.

Age & Pregnancy
Teeth whitening is not a good idea for those under the age of 16. The pulp chamber of the tooth is enlarged until 16, and teeth whitening could irritate the pulp. Our dentists also do not recommend teeth whitening for those who are pregnant or lactating.

Plaque
Plaque buildup will prevent a successful whitening result. Plaque promotes the growth of bacteria that discolor the teeth directly. In addition, plaque will block the whitening product from coming in direct contact with the teeth.

Darkly Stained Teeth
Yellowed teeth respond well to whitening treatment. However, brownish teeth do not respond as well and grayish or purplish teeth do not respond to whitening procedures at all. Talk to our dentists about other options to improve the appearance of your smile if you have darkly stained teeth.

Inflamed gums
Teeth whitening can cause gum discomfort. If your gums are inflamed or sensitive, the process will be much more difficult, especially in the days after you whiten your teeth. If your gums are healthy, they will be less prone to irritation.

Dental Restorations
Dental restorations like tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges, and dental veneers do not react to the whitening product. Because of this, any whitening done to a smile with restorations will result in uneven whitening—the teeth without dental restorations will appear lighter than those with restorations.

Feel free to contact Bullard Family Dentistry at 903-710-2309 today to learn more about teeth whitening and our other cosmetic services and to schedule a consultation with our dentists.