Posts for: July, 2012

By contactus
July 18, 2012
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Today I'm going to answer a question that I frequently receive in the office: "When should I whiten my teeth? Before I start my treatment or after?"  In 99% of the cases, you should whiten your teeth prior to beginning your restorative treatment.  The reason behind this is that when you restore your teeth with a restoration such as a crown, veneer, or a tooth colored filling, the dentist will match up the color of the restoration with the current color of your teeth.  By whitening before you begin your restorations, the dentist will be able to match the new restorations with the new whitened color of your teeth.  Otherwise, if you whiten after, your restorations will not change color and your natural teeth will become lighter than the teeth that were just restored, making an uneven appearance.    

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Tuckahoe, NY 10707