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This page was published on May 5, 2014, edited on Feb 23, 2018 by Dr. Marina Krepkh (Pediatric Dentist) of Kids Dentistry Center

A best rated child dentist in Brooklyn Dr. Marina Krepkh of Pediatric Dentistry Center using Teeth Whitening for Kids procedure that can make a difference to kids who’re already suffering from low self-esteem. If your kids have one or more darker teeth, they don’t want to be told they have to wait for it to fall out on its own, or worse — that their permanent adult tooth will always be discolored. They want to have a brilliant smile.

Teeth Whitening for Kids

Teeth Whitening for kids brooklyn nyHaving a bright white smile can be a major confidence booster for anyone, including children and especially teenagers. So what if your child has yellow teeth, and could really do with improving their smile? Nowadays an increasing number of parents are looking towards professional teeth whitening for kids treatments to help their children look and feel their best.

At What Age Can Children Have Their Teeth Whitened?

It’s important not to whiten children’s teeth too soon, as they need to have all their permanent teeth before our dentist will consider this treatment. Your child may need to wait until they are in their mid-teens or even later before having tooth whitening for kids.

By this stage all their teeth will have fully erupted, and the pulp of the tooth will be fully formed, reducing the risk of any unwanted tooth sensitivity.

What Are the Factors That Need to Be Considered Before Whitening?

Anyone considering teeth whitening for kids is best off consulting our Brooklyn pediatric dentist, as the bleaching agents used can be quite strong. If misused, there’s the possibility that bleaching your children’s teeth could harm their gum tissue, and the nerves and pulp in the tooth, increasing the risk of tooth sensitivity.

Our pediatric dentist will be able to tell you whether or not your child will be a good candidate for tooth whitening for kids. They will thoroughly examine your child’s teeth and gums to make sure there aren’t any issues that could cause problems during whitening.

Any cavities, cracked teeth or signs of gum disease will need to be treated before bleaching can be carried out. Our dentist can also diagnose the reason why their teeth don’t look particularly white. Teeth can be darker due to antibiotic treatments, injuries, or due to taking certain vitamins and iron supplements.

There’s also the possibility that the teeth aren’t particularly discolored, as there are many different variations in tooth shades and natural teeth are not normally a perfect shade of white.

It Might Not Be Necessary to Whiten All Their Teeth

Quite often, tooth discoloration will only affect one or two teeth, and in this case our pediatric dentist may suggest only treating these teeth, either with single tooth whitening for kids, or with abrasion.


Abrasion is where a tiny amount of the top layer of tooth enamel is removed or abraded away, helping to lift surface stains. The tooth enamel is then re-hardened with fluoride. These types of treatments can reduce the impact on surrounding teeth and gums, and it may cost less than unnecessarily treating their entire set of teeth.

How to Whiten Kids Teeth at Home

When properly used, mild over-the-counter options such as whitening toothpaste and mouth rinse can help lift the color of children’s teeth. It’s important to discuss these options with our pediatric dentist before you buy them, as all whitening options for children should only be used under proper supervision.

Our dentist is trained to ensure all treatments are safe for your children’s teeth, and they can resolve any issues that might arise during treatment. Even though a whiter smile can look gorgeous, the main thing is to ensure your children’s teeth remain healthy and strong.

Our pediatric dentistry center provides fun and playful, child friendly environment.

Dr. Krepkh is a best rated pediatric dentist in Brooklyn. Nationally recognized as 2016 America’s Top Pediatric Dentist. She is a leading kids and teens dentist sited in prominent media outlets. At Kids Best Dentist Brooklyn NYC, you’ll find compassionate pediatric dental care you can trust with your children’s teeth — from the cradle to college.
We pursue perfection; you will be surprised by knowledge, accuracy and professionalism of our staff. Our Kids Dentistry Center at the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY location equipped with in-house laboratory and newest low radiation 3D scanning equipment. Come in see it for yourself.

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Do you have any questions about Teeth Whitening for Kids? Would you like to schedule an appointment with a top rated Brooklyn pediatric dentist Dr. Marina Krepkh of Kids Best Dentist Brooklyn NYC, please contact our office for consultation.

Kids Best Dentist Brooklyn NYC
Dr. Marina Krepkh (Brooklyn Pediatric Dentist)
7708 4th Avenue 1st floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209 (Bay Ridge)
(718) 491-5300

Dr. Marina Krepkh
7708 4th Avenue 1st floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 491-5300

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