Tooth Whitening for Teenagers
Tooth whitening has grown in popularity in recent years with an abundance of over-the-counter options and even tooth whitening centers at the mall. Below are some guidelines to keep in mind for whitening in teenagers:
- Wait until at least the age of 14. By this age, the tooth pulp is fully formed and the whitening process causes less sensitivity.
- Drink dark drinks like soda and coffee through a straw to prevent discoloration of the upper front teeth.
- Wait until braces are removed before starting whitening procedures. Take excellent care of your teeth while braces are on to prevent tooth discoloration or cavities.
Remember, all patients should have their teeth whitened under dental supervision—not at home. It is the safest way to prevent or limit complications and side effects of the whitening ingredients. Let us know if you are interested in tooth whitening and we can recommend treatment.