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What Happens if You Whiten a Decaying Tooth?


Posted on 3/20/2018 by Nicholas Dose
Decaying Tooth Nicholas Dose, DMD OR 97034-2370When it comes to having your teeth whitened, you want to ensure that you are all up to date on your cleanings and fillings. You do not want to expose any teeth that have worn down enamel or are exposed on the inside.

This can cause further problems when they are not taken care of and then the whitening product is placed inside the tooth. It might break the tooth down further, leaving the person needing much more than a filling.

Protect Your Teeth for the Life of Them

If you want a beautiful smile and you want to ensure that the teeth look their best then being able to whiten them without worrying about the decay that they might have is a good thing.

This means going to your appointments when needed and getting the cleanings and exams that will fix all of these problems. A dentist can locate the issues and then have them fixed so that you can whiten without having to worry about harming these areas further.

Protecting your teeth is one of the biggest things you can do. Whitening is a process that so many want to use, but when it comes to placing the chemicals on the teeth, this can eat through some of the enamel, which is why it needs to be strong before you place the whitening on it. You do not want to make the integrity of the teeth worse because you want to whiten.

If you are ready to schedule an appointment for your cleaning and exam, speak with us here today. We are more than happy to help you with everything that you need, whether it is a filling or just a cleaning. Our dental professionals will make sure you are taken care of. Call us today to set something up today!
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