Whitening and Bleaching Options

Younger Patients and Bleaching

For teens or preteens desiring to bleach, I recommend caution and will often question them about their goals and discuss this with their parents. All the sustainability concerns discussed above apply even more to younger patients, because the nerves in their still immature teeth are very large and susceptible to insults. When a bleaching strategy is agreed upon, I will usually recommend using the Sheer White strips with the above listed modifications for sensitivity, as this will have the lowest impact on the health of their young teeth.