Dentist in Richmond Virginia Teeth Whitening in Children

75 %
25 %
Information about Dentist in Richmond Virginia Teeth Whitening in Children
Health & Medicine

Published on March 5, 2014

Author: freddiehornedoconsulting

Source: slideshare.net

Description

Many a young teenager has contemplated getting their teeth whitened, probably in an attempt to ape a famous celebrity or to look cool amongst their peers. So, how should parents go about handling the subject of teeth whitening for their children?

Teeth whitening in Children

http://www.DrMohanty.com Many a young teenager has contemplated getting their teeth whitened, probably in an attempt to ape a famous celebrity or to look cool amongst their peers.

http://www.DrMohanty.com So, how should parents go about handling the subject of teeth whitening for their children?

http://www.DrMohanty.com First of all, let’s examine some of the causes of discolored teeth that commonly affect children.

http://www.DrMohanty.com * A child may suffer a dental injury in an accident or sport

http://www.DrMohanty.com * The tooth could become infected and get discolored

http://www.DrMohanty.com * A child who drinks water with high fluorine levels will likely suffer from flourosis, a condition where the teeth turn dark yellow or brown.

http://www.DrMohanty.com * A child who is being treated with the antibiotic called tetracycline may suffer teeth discoloration.

http://www.DrMohanty.com When you consider the key causes of teeth discoloration in children compared to those in adults, you realize that the causes are not out of poor lifestyle choices, but usually a medical reason.

http://www.DrMohanty.com However innocent children may be in this regard, teeth whitening is not generally recommended for children under the age of 16 for a couple of good reasons:

http://www.DrMohanty.com * Enlarged Nerves-In children under the age of 16, the nerve center of the tooth is enlarged so there is a higher than average probability of acute teeth sensitivity from any teeth whitening treatment.

http://www.DrMohanty.com Sensitivity is a normal effect of whitening treatment and is only made worse when the enlarged nerve endings are so vulnerable to irritation.

http://www.DrMohanty.com * Primary and Permanent Teeth-Most children under 16 have a mixture of both primary teeth and permanent teeth.

http://www.DrMohanty.com These two sets of teeth have different shades of color because the thickness of the tooth enamel is different in each set.

http://www.DrMohanty.com Therefore, if a whitening treatment is applied, the child will have two different shades of teeth.

http://www.DrMohanty.com In addition, as the primary teeth are still being replaced with permanent teeth, one cannot tell what the overall shade of white the child’s teeth will be in the future.

http://www.DrMohanty.com For these reasons, it is best to wait till the child is over 16 years and has a full set of adult, permanent teeth.

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in Richmond, VA

Virginia Family Dentistry offers ... Endodontists, and a Pediatric Dentist. Our ... I was consulting about wisdom teeth removal and I left ...
Read more

Dentist Richmond | Cosmetic Dentistry Richmond VA ...

Dentist Richmond: Dr. Billingsley has ... Teeth Whitening; Dental Implants; Dental Crowns & Bridges; Sedation Dentistry; ... At Richmond Family Dentistry, ...
Read more

Dentists in Richmond, Virginia with Reviews & Ratings - YP.com

Find 1465 listings related to Dentists in Richmond on YP ... recession and teeth alignment. Cosmetic Dentist ... dentists will treat with a whitening ...
Read more

Dentist Henrico, VA | Who Does Your Teeth?

... VA cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Jeffrey A. Neal and his team at Who Does Your Teeth? are ... Teeth Whitening; ... Richmond dentist Dr ...
Read more

Dentist Richmond - Cosmetic Dentist In Richmond - Family ...

Dentist Richmond, Cosmetic Dentistry Richmond, Dental Implants Richmond, Richmond Dentist: ... Teeth whitening; Porcelain veneers; Dental crowns and bridges;
Read more

Top 10 Dentists in Richmond, VA - Opencare

Robert Kendig's practice makes him a notable pediatric dentist in Richmond (VA). This Richmond dentist ... Richmond Virginia, ... teeth whitening in Richmond.
Read more

Richmond Dentist | Dentist in Richmond | Richmond, VA ...

Richmond Dentist. Dr. Allen Davia provides Cosmetic Dentist, Family Dentist, Teeth Whitening, ... Dental Implants in Richmond, Richmond, VA, Virginia. ...
Read more

Virginia Family Dentistry West End

Please choose method the most convenient to you. 12390 Three Chopt Rd. Richmond ... Virginia Family Dentistry ... (Braces & Invisalign for both children ...
Read more

Dentist Richmond VA | Advanced Dentistry of Richmond

Advanced Dentistry of Richmond provides family dentistry and ... oral hygiene, fillings, teeth whitening ... Advanced Dentist of Richmond Our ...
Read more

Meet the Doctors - Dentist Richmond

Teeth Whitening; Migraine and ... Meet the Doctors. ... former president of his local community association and past president of Virginia Tech Alumni of ...
Read more