Teeth whitening for kids

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on when it is safe and appropriate to have your child's teeth whitened
When Is It Safe To Whiten A Child's Teeth
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In general, tooth whitening has been very popular in the last decade or so. It's important to consider tooth whitening, if your child needs it, when all permanent teeth are in. Very often, a child's permanent teeth will appear more yellow than the baby teeth, because the baby teeth are such a beautiful, white, opaque color. However, once all of the teeth have grown in, then you can discuss if teeth whitening is an option. It doesn't take off any of the tooth surface. It may sometimes lead to sensitivity, but there are a variety of different bleaching methods that your pediatric dentist can recommend.

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on when it is safe and appropriate to have your child's teeth whitened

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Michelle Kelman, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Michelle M. Kelman is a specialist in pediatric and adolescent dentistry for healthy children and children with complex medical history. Dr. Michelle is on the Pediatric Surgical Team and Craniofacial Team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and on faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Pediatrics. Dr. Michelle has lectured internationally and taught continuing education courses on topics including pediatric patient behavior management and advancements in pediatric dentistry. These advancements include everything from equipment technology to introducing complementary and alternative therapies for your child's health needs. Active in the community, Dr. Michelle has offered numerous pediatric oral healthcare presentations to community groups, professional organizations and various healthcare professionals around the country with a special emphasis on pediatric behavior management and dental treatment using both traditional and natural methods for children with various medical conditions.

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