Pediatric Dentistry of New York

“Why are my child’s teeth so yellow and can we get whitening?”

Tooth whitening for kids

Treatment and whitening of teeth, dental crowns. Before and after. Dentistry. Close-up.
Treatment and whitening of teeth, dental crowns. Before and after. Dentistry. Close-up.

Watching your children’s faces light up with happiness is one of the greatest joys in the world. Meanwhile, have you observed a change in your child’s teeth color? Don’t panic- there could be several reasons this can happen.

The first and most anticipated reason behind your child’s yellow, stained or discolored teeth could be the result of poor hygiene, a side effect of medication, tooth decay, tooth trauma, decalcification, or even genetics. 

Having discolored teeth can embarrass your child, specifically when growing up and hitting adolescence. So the best approach to manage tooth discoloration is by opting for a professional cleaning and following daily dental hygiene. 

However, depending on the cause, you can also consult with your pediatric dentist twice a year.

The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry report states that your child shouldn’t opt for professional teeth whitening procedures until they have reached 14 years of age when the four front adult teeth pulp starts maturing, which effectively reduces the post-procedural sensitivity levels.

You may also use over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments such as whitening toothpaste or whitening strips. Custom dental trays, professional bleaching, and laser whitening are additional options for your child. However, if you want a more permanent solution for teeth whitening, in adulthood consider enamel dental veneers or porcelain crowns.

If your kid has turned 14 and is looking for the best teeth whitening services, book your appointment with our Pediatric dentist today! Call 212 362-7770 to book!

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