There are a few different types of teeth whitening procedures that are available for seniors. One option is to use an at-home teeth whitening kit, which can be purchased from a drugstore or online. This type of kit usually involves using a bleaching agent that is applied to the teeth with a brush. Another option is to go to a dentist’s office to have your teeth whitened. There are different types of treatments available, including laser teeth whitening, which uses a strong light and bleaching agent that is applied directly to the teeth; or an in-office treatment with steam cleaning and fluoride application.
It may seem strange that older people can still benefit from teeth whitening, but it’s true! Even if you haven’t whitened your teeth in years, it’s never too late to think about it. If you are considering teeth whitening, be sure to talk to your dentist first to find out which option is best for you.
Do Teeth Yellow as You Age?
As you age, your teeth may start to turn yellow. This is caused by many factors, including enamel changes, plaque and calculus build-up, and dentinal aging. Although yellowing of teeth is often inevitable with age, it is not a health problem.
So, at your age do teeth get yellow? Yes, they can, but there are things you can do to prevent or reduce yellowing teeth and maintain a bright, white smile. If you are concerned about the health of your teeth, talk to your dentist, and follow their advice on how to keep your pearly whites in good condition.
Whether we like it or not, as we get older our bodies begin to show signs of wear and tear. This is especially true for our teeth, which can become yellowed, stained, and even slightly misshapen over time.
When Should a Senior Not Have a Teeth Whitening?
There are some things to consider before undergoing a tooth whitening procedure. First, it’s important to make sure that any underlying medical conditions are treated or controlled prior to having your teeth whitened. For example, if you have gum disease or exposed tooth roots due to receding gums, you may want to treat this issue first. Your dentist can help you determine if there are underlying health concerns that could impact the results of your teeth whitening procedure.
I have been practicing dentistry since 1998. I have noticed that my patients who receive dental makeovers have only one regret; they wish they would have done it sooner! Patients with dazzling new smiles are surprised by how much confidence they gain. Because they love their smile, they smile more often.
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