This may be a very silly question, but I would rather be safe than sorry. I am on blood thinners and have been for quite some time. This started after my heart attack. I’m in good health now but still have to take the blood thinners. That being said, I am tired of having old looking stained teeth. I don’t smoke, so I’m surprised they look this dark. I do brush twice a day. I have been toying with the idea of Zoom Whitening because it allows me to get my teeth whitened quickly. However, I didn’t know if being on blood thinners made this a dangerous procedure for me.
That is not a silly question at all! In fact, any question regarding your health or well-being is important. You are much better off asking a question about potential risks than if you were to be in the procedure and then find out the dangers to your unique situation.
The good news is that you will be relieved on a couple of counts here. First, the stained, dark color of your teeth is probably not your fault. You brush twice a day, as you are supposed to, but as we age the accumulation of stains from foods we eat and beverages we drink add up. It was inevitable.
Zoom whitening is a great choice for you. The procedure is non-invasive, so you do not have to worry about any sharp implements that could catch on your gums and cause some uncontrolled bleeding.
One word of caution. This is all assuming that you are keeping up with your dental check ups and have good oral health, which would mean no periodontal disease. When a patient has gum disease, it means that their gums will bleed much more easily. That would not be a good thing in your situation.
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