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As adults, we often wish our own teeth could be as white as they were when we were small children. Baby teeth have thinner and whiter enamel than adult teeth, and those brilliant smiles are a result! But occasionally, you may be surprised to discover some staining or discoloration on those lovely first teeth. You might even be tempted to apply a whitening product to your child's teeth, but, please read on!
CAUSES OF STAINING
- Improper Brushing
- Health Conditions
Simple stains can often be removed with better brushing techniques or with a professional cleaning by our office. Staining caused by an injury or health condition is something that may be able to be addressed by certain dental procedures.
So why not just buy a home whitening kit for your child? There are several important reasons to leave these products on the shelf while your child is young.
- Whitening kits are designed for adults
- Primary teeth enamel is thinner
- There's No existing research on the long and short term effects
If you have any questions or are in need of an appointment, call our dental office at 918-455-0123!