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For those who have stained teeth, Dr. Marilyn Amaral may recommend teeth whitening in Miami, Florida. However, it is important to note that not everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening. Before any whitening is treatment is performed, it is important that you consider certain factors.

A buildup of plaque will prevent a successful teeth whitening result. Plaque promotes the growth of bacteria that discolor the teeth directly. In addition, plaque will block the whitening product from coming in direct contact with the teeth.

Sensitive Teeth and Allergies
If you have sensitive teeth, sensitive gums, or receding gums, it is important that you speak with Dr. Marilyn Amaral before bleaching your smile. In addition, those who are allergic to peroxide should not use a whitening product, as peroxide is the whitening agent.

Darkly Stained Teeth
Yellowed teeth respond well to whitening products. However, brownish teeth do not respond as well and grayish or purplish teeth do not respond to whitening procedures at all. Talk to our dentist about your options to improve the appearance of your smile if you have darkly stained teeth.

Inflamed gums
Teeth whitening can cause some gum discomfort. If your gums are inflamed, the process will be much more uncomfortable. If your gums are healthy, they will be less prone to irritation.

Dental Restorations
Dental restorations do not react to the whitening product. As a result, any whitening done to a smile with restorations will result in uneven whitening—the teeth without dental restorations will appear lighter than those with restorations.

Feel free to call our dental office at 305-274-0425 today to learn more about teeth whitening and our other cosmetic dental services and to schedule a consultation.