Question: If I want to whiten my teeth, should I whiten before or after my dental work.

 

Answer: Almost always you would want to whiten prior to commencing with your dental treatment. Modern teeth whitening techniques are designed to remove external stains from natural tooth structure. It is well known that there a variety of successful brands and techniques available that can help whiten stained and darkened teeth. However, in spite of the technological advancements, whitening materials have no effect on existing restorations in the mouth.

 

Restorations such as crowns, bridges, fillings, etc. will not respond to whitening. Because of this, it is encouraged to whiten before any major restorations are placed or there could be some discrepancies in the tooth colors.

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