Whitening Children's Teeth with SmilesNY

In this eHow series by New York cosmetic dentist Dr. Steven Roth of SmilesNY, we discuss whitening the teeth of children. We recommended a thorough cleaning followed by using whitening strips.

Whitening Children's Teeth

Hi. My name is Dr. Steven Roth from SmileNY in New York City, and today we are going to discuss whitening teeth in children. The minimum age for whitening teeth is 13 years, so under 13 years old, you could not be whitening children's teeth. Over 13 years, we find that the best way to do it is with whitening strips. It could be the Crest Whitening Strips. It could be the store bought whitening strips, but in many children, yellow teeth are caused by plaque and stain, so have them see the dentist and get their teeth professionally cleaned first. Once they're polished, the color can be assessed, and if whitening is still necessary for either genetic reasons or if they were taking antibiotics that stained their teeth, try the whitening strips first, and then see if that works. Most people find that they are going to get a great result from that. I'm Dr. Steven Roth from New York City's SmilesNY, and today we discussed whitening teeth in children.