Who Are Good Candidates for Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening in Brooklyn is quickly becoming a popular treatment option for patients of all ages. Social media challenges and campaigns such as the Zoom Whitening Challenge have boosted this treatment’s exposure, and simultaneously its popularity. However, some patients are better candidates for whitening than others. Today, the team at Advanced Dental Care of NYC is going to break down how to tell if you’re a good whitening candidate, and how to better position yourself for whitening if you’re not.
General Guidelines for Candidates
The best candidates for teeth whitening are people with extrinsic dental stains. They should have good overall oral health and have realistic expectations about the teeth whitening process and its side effects. The most common side effect of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity, which is generally mild and only lasts for two or three days. Realistic expectations means greater chances of patient satisfaction.
It’s also important that patients are free from tooth decay or damage. Damage can refer to chipping or cracking.
Alternative to Teeth Whitening
If a patient happens to not be a good candidate for teeth whitening, there are plenty of other options to consider that can help brighten your smile!
When tooth discoloration comes as a result of decay or damage, the use of restorative treatments such as a filling, an inlay, or a crown may be most ideal. These restorations care custom-tailored to your own tooth color, allowing them to seamlessly blend in with your teeth!
For major stains that do not respond well to teeth whitening, it may be possible to use a tooth bonding resin or to place a porcelain veneer. Both of these can mask the stain and make your smile more pristine!
During your consultation at Advanced Dental Care, our team will always cover all of your treatment options so that you can get the smile that you’ve always wanted.