It’s no secret that teenagers spend a lot of time on social media connecting with friends, celebrities, and their favorite brands. With social media came the rise of social media ads, many of which are for companies selling at-home teeth whitening kits. However, if you’ve read our post about store-bought teeth whitening kits, then you know why we don’t recommend them to you nor your teen-aged children, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still get their teeth whitened.
Can Teenagers Even Undergo Teeth Whitening At Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office?
Although it’s more common to see adults undergo in-office teeth whitening, it is also perfectly safe for teenagers to get their teeth whitened as young as 13 years old, so long as they have their parents' permission and all of the permanent, larger adult teeth have emerged and settled. We recommend waiting until this point because, by then, the nerve endings are also larger, helping to reduce sensitivity.
If your teen is currently undergoing metal dental braces treatment or Invisalign treatment, we recommend they wait until after their treatment has concluded so as to ensure their teeth are evenly whitened.
How Teeth Whitening For Teenagers Works At Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office
If your teen wishes to undergo in-office teeth whitening with our Houston cosmetic dentist, you can expect treatment to only last one session in most cases.
First, we will assess any sensitivities your teen suffers from and/or any prior dental work that has been done. Then, we will discuss how much whiter they want their teeth to be and whether we recommend their chosen shade. Although most patients strive for the whitest teeth possible, some patients may be better off with a slightly darker shade–especially if they are more prone to long-term sensitivity. Rest assured that when our Houston cosmetic dentist performs your teen’s teeth whitening, their treatment will be fully customized with their comfort and health prioritized.
Teeth Whitening For Teenagers At Our Victory Smiles Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office
If your teen has asked to get their teeth whitened, you will be glad to know that it’s safe for them to. In order to give them a winning smile that meets their needs, please book an appointment with our Houston cosmetic dentist. We can discuss their needs and what they can expect in greater detail.