Children’s Teeth Whitening: What Parents Should Know

Teeth whitening for kids can correct discoloration from orthodontic treatment or other conditions, leaving your child with a bright, happy smile that lasts a lifetime. We offer safe, affordable solutions for parents considering teeth whitening for their children. Before you settle on a treatment, read on to learn the basics of teeth whitening for children and why it can be beneficial.

Why Would a Child Need Their Teeth Whitened?

It can feel like teeth whitening is unnecessary for children, but there are reasons why it can be a valid treatment option. As a parent, you want your child to have a healthy, happy smile they’re proud of. When stains and discoloration occur, this can negatively impact your child’s self-esteem. Furthermore, it can be easier to remove discoloration in childhood versus adulthood.

Your child could develop discoloration due to:

  • Wearing braces
  • Excessive fluoride during tooth development (fluorosis)
  • Certain prescription antibiotics, such as tetracycline and ciprofloxacin
  • Permanent teeth eruption that happen to be naturally more yellow, due to more dentin

Our Teeth Whitening for Kids Is Made for Them

Safety is every parent’s primary concern, which is why over-the-counter whitening agents should be avoided. The enamel on your child’s teeth is softer than an adult’s, which makes it more vulnerable to the harsh whitening agents found in strips you can buy at the store. Their sensitive gums are also more likely to become irritated from OTC products.

If you want to whiten your child’s teeth, working with a pediatric dentist is always best. We offer several teeth whitening options for kids that are 100% safe and designed to protect their beautiful smiles.

Contact Park View Pediatric Dentistry to Learn More

We would be happy to help you learn more about our children’s teeth whitening services. You can reach out to us anytime and schedule an appointment at our welcoming office in NYC. Our doctors are passionate about what they do and adore meeting new patients and helping them develop lifelong, healthy dental hygiene!

Please contact us online or call 212-879-6518 today.

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