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Can I Whiten My Teeth Even if I Have Oral Health Problems?

June 17, 2017

Can I Whiten My Teeth Even if I Have Oral Health Problems?

If you have stains on your teeth, and you’ve finally decided that you want to get rid of them, then it’s likely you’re also dealing with other oral health issues. As a result, you may wonder if teeth whitening is really such a good idea considering those oral health issues. Whether you’re dealing with gum disease, tooth decay, or something else, it may be possible to have your teeth whitened while you have these issues taken care of.

It all depends on your unique needs and what you hope to accomplish from professional teeth whitening. Read on to learn more about your options and then reach out to California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 to make an appointment.

Your first step is a checkup

Before we make a decision about whether or not you’re a good candidate for tooth whitening, we’ll give you a full dental exam and cleaning. We will take a look at your smile, keep an eye out for signs of cavity, and find out if you have gum disease. If we discover that you do have issues then we will work to treat them as quickly as possible.

Though we can handle a wide range of needs involving teeth whitening, keep in mind that we do want your teeth and your gums to be as healthy as possible before we get started. As a result, we will want to treat any oral health issues before moving forward with teeth whitening.

We can treat your oral health issues in a variety of ways

The treatment for your oral health issues will vary based on what your situation is. If you have cavities, then it’s likely we’ll recommend composite fillings. If you have a very severe cavity then we may remove the infected parts of your tooth and top the remaining tooth with a crown.

Depending on the severity of any gum disease you have, we may be able to treat it with scaling and root planing. In other cases, if the gum disease is more advanced, more significant treatments may be needed. Call us today at (800) 407-0161 to make an appointment and find out what your options are.

You won’t get the results you want without fixing oral health issues

If you’re wondering why you can’t have your teeth whitened without fixing these issues, just consider the fact that you’re going to get the beautiful, handsome smile you want if you have decay and gum disease affecting your mouth’s bones and gums.

Many patients are ready for teeth whitening the first day they visit us. Others need one form of treatment or another before they can move forward. If you’ve always wanted whiter, straighter teeth and have always wished you could love your smile more, then your next phone call should be to California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161. We can schedule an appointment and give you advice based on your specific oral health needs.

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