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If you wish for a brighter, more beautiful smile, teeth whitening may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Not only does getting a brighter smile give your teeth the shine you want but a boost of confidence. However, there are some situations in which our dentist will recommend against a patient whitening their teeth.

For those under the age of 16, teeth whitening is discouraged. Until this age, the pulp chamber of the tooth is enlarged, so whitening could irritate the teeth.

If you are pregnant or lactating, our dentist may suggest that you not whiten your teeth.

In the case of sensitive teeth or gums, receding gums, or damaged dental restorations, speak with our dentist before whitening your teeth.

If you are allergic to peroxide, do not use whitening products, as peroxide is often the whitening agent.

Dental restorations—which include (but are not limited to) dental crowns, veneers, and dental bridges—do not respond to whitening products. If you whiten with dental restorations, the results will be uneven. Talk to Dr. Howard Glassman about alternative ways to improve the shade of your smile.

We welcome you to contact Phillips Ranch - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 909-860-0321 today to learn more about teeth whitening in Diamond Bar, California, and to schedule an appointment.