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Can You Get Teeth Whitening If You Have Gum Disease?

February 28, 2022 11:50 pm

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. However, there is some good news: gum disease is treatable and may even be reversible – if detected early! It may be hard to feel confident about your smile while you’re fighting gum disease. Once you’ve treated your gum disease, a professional tooth whitening treatment may be just the boost you need to restore your confidence in your smile.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a common condition but generally preventable. Usually caused by poor oral hygiene, its symptoms include swollen, red, and tender gums. Our team can implement a variety of different techniques to treat gum disease, depending on its severity.

Can I Get My Teeth Professionally Whitened If I Have Gum Disease?

If you currently have gum disease, treatment should be your priority. Don’t prioritize whitening your teeth if your gums aren’t healthy, as your gums are what keep your teeth in place! During your consultation for professional teeth whitening, our team will examine your oral health, including your gums. We never want to risk our patients’ health, so we only proceed with teeth whitening when we know our patients’ gums are healthy enough to handle it.

What Are My Professional Whitening Options?

At Vero Dental, we offer two teeth whitening options for those without existing periodontal disease. For a quick transformation, our in-office professional whitening can lighten your teeth up to 16 shades in just one hour. Our take-home whitening kits come in either a custom-made or one-size variety.

If you’re not sure which whitening option is right for you, don’t worry – you’ll discuss it all during your consultation! And if you currently have gum disease, we’ll design a treatment plan to improve your gum health. This will reduce your risk of sensitivity, bad breath, and tooth loss, as well as heart disease.

To ask our team any questions about gum disease or teeth whitening, contact our office today.


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