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Southfield, MI 48075

Are you a candidate for teeth whitening?

Not everyone can use tooth whitening solution. Circumstances that may prevent the use of tooth whitening product are:

  • People with hypersensitive teeth should avoid tooth whitening, because this process may enhance the level of sensitivity they experience.
  • Teeth that have restorations , such as veneers or having been bonded with white fillings, cannot be whitened with hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. These materials do not whiten past the color they were originally made. The color of these types of restorations were determined by the surrounding teeth. If the surrounding teeth are whitened, the restorations will stand out and look artificial. Replacing old or discolored restorations will allow you to change their appearance.
  • Teeth that have internal staining, discoloration from developmental conditions or have been root canalled may not be affected by the typical whitening process. Internal tooth whitening or permanent restorations may be an option to consider.
  • Natural tooth colors that are brown or gray in hue may not produce desired results. Typically, teeth with a yellow hue will produce the best results.
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers should avoid whitening their teeth as there is not enough research to determine the safety of tooth whitening products during pregnancy or lactation.

At Southfield Family Dental Center we offer Zoom(R) whitening and take-home whitening trays.  Call or email us today to schedule a consultation.

Have a major toothache with throbbing pain?

Abscessed Teeth Have a major toothache with throbbing pain and not sure what is causing it? It could be an abscessed tooth. You may be asking yourself, "What is an abscessed tooth?" Well, it is an infected tooth, usually caused by...

Total Body Health Starts With Good Oral Hygiene

The signs and symptoms of many potentially life-threatening diseases appear in the mouth first.  Some of these diseases include heart disease, diabetes, and oral cancer. Heart Disease - Numerous research studies have shown a connection...

Braces Friendly Recipes

Below are a few recipes that are "braces friendly" - Start cooking and enjoy! Orthodontic Orange Sherbet Salad 2 pkg. orange Jell-O Topping: 1 cup boiling water 1 cup sour cream 1-cup fruit juice (from pineapple/oranges) 1 pint...

Possible Treatments For Bad Breath

Bad breath is sometimes caused by obvious factors such as eating certain foods. However, there are a number of hidden and non-obvious conditions that can lead to bad breath; poor oral hygiene and the insufficient removal of plaque from the teeth,...

ASK THE DENTIST

Do you have a question that you would like Dr. Levi or Dr. Oleg to answer? Just let us know what your question is and we will be sure to answer within a few days. No question is off limits but please refrain from asking billing questions as we...
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