Teeth Whitening for Kids
Oregon City, OR
When your child smiles at you, what is the first thing you see? The teeth are one of the most prominent features in their smile. Just like for you, a beautiful smile for your child is an important factor in making a good first impression. When their teeth are dull and discolored, your child may become self-conscious and attempt to hide their smile. Whether they flash discolored teeth or they attempt to hide their smile behind their hand, these actions can greatly impact the impressions they leave, whether they know it or not. At Great Grins for KIDS - Oregon City, we can help your child to achieve a brighter whiter smile with bleaching.
The tooth enamel is naturally bright white in color. However, the foods and drinks your child consume, certain types of medications, and normal wear on enamel can quickly discolor the teeth, leaving your child with a dull smile. When their smile is discolored, your child may become self-conscious, which can lead them to hide their smile. Moreover, in an age of snapping pictures and posting them on social media, no one wants to be remembered for a discolored smile, hiding their smile behind their hand, or not smiling at all. Bleaching is a professional treatment we offer to eliminate discoloration, restoring, and even enhancing, the teeth, giving your child a smile they have always hoped for.
Restoring a Bright White Smile
We provide whitening trays to help your child to regain a brighter, more confident smile. Bleaching is even built into the cost of orthodontic treatment, giving your child not just a straighter smile, but one that will truly light up a room.
To get whitening trays, two appointments are required. During the first appointment, we take impressions of the mouth, which are used to create customized trays for your child. At the second appointment, your child is provided with the trays, the whitening solution, and instructions for use. The trays are designed to be worn either twice a day for a few hours or overnight while your child sleeps. Any restorations your child has, such as bonding or crowns, may need to be replaced following bleaching so that the restorations match the rest of their beautiful new smile.
Is Bleaching a Permanent Treatment?
In short, no, bleaching is not a permanent treatment. It is very possible that your child could see discoloration occurring again due to their diet or other factors. There are steps that they can take, however, to keep their new smile whiter longer. These steps include maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine, limiting foods and drinks that are likely to cause stains, and drinking plenty of water. Periodic touch-ups can also help to ensure that their smile remains bright and beautiful.
How Safe is Bleaching for My Child?
Bleaching is a very safe and very effective procedure for eliminating stubborn, embarrassing stains from the teeth of your child. It is not uncommon for bleaching to cause tooth sensitivity, but this sensitivity only lasts as long as the treatment. A specially formulated toothpaste designed to combat this issue can be used to help provide relief. Sensitivity fades once the treatment is complete.
If discoloration is dulling the otherwise beautiful smile of your child, bleaching can help. For more information, and to find out if bleaching is right for your child, call Great Grins for KIDS - Oregon City at 971-470-0045