is 10 yr old too young to have teeth whitened?

Catherine - posted on 01/25/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My parents got me braces at 12 to give me straight teeth. I wonder if today's parents want their kids to get their teeth whitened. Have your kids gotten their teeth whitened? If so, I'd love to interview you for a newspaper article asap. Email me stlouis AT nytimes DOT com

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Amy - posted on 01/25/2012

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My sons teeth are slightly discolored due to a medication he took. I would not even consider getting his teeth whitened.

Chrystal - posted on 01/25/2012

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Is it even safe to whiten a 10 year olds teeth? Even if it is and they have all their adult teeth in they don't need them whitened they are brand new teeth. That's just silly to me

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no, never even thought of it. does a ten-year-old even have all their adult teeth? i'd think only parents who really want their child to win some pageant would bother with teeth whitening. besides, unless the ten-year-old is smoking there shouldn't be any reason for discolored teeth and certainly nothing a few trips to the dentist's office and some rigorous brushing couldn't fix.

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