Candidates for Teeth Whitening Treatments By Dr. Tanner on June 15, 2013

Candidates for Teeth Whitening TreatmentsHaving a smile that's bright and white is key for making great first impressions. The problem is, there are plenty of substances out there that can tarnish the overall beauty of your smile. This is the reason that so many people come to our South Ogden cosmetic dentistry center. By speaking with a dental health professional, you can learn about all of your options in greater detail.

The team would like to take a few moments right now to look into teeth whitening treatment and who is a good fit for treatment.

What is teeth whitening treatment?

Teeth whitening treatment involves the use of special hydrogen peroxide bleaching agents to help brighten the overall appearance of the smile. Thanks to the use of special laser light technology and other advanced systems, professional teeth whitening is much more effective than the over-the-counter whitening kits and products that you can get at the local store.

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

The most common causes of tooth discoloration include:

  • Cigarettes
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Cola
  • Curries
  • Beets
  • Blueberries
  • Certain medications
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth damage
  • The aging process

No matter the cause, we have ways to help you at our cosmetic dentistry center in South Ogden. It's just a matter of determining your candidacy for right treatment that suits your situation.

Best Candidates for Teeth Whitening

Ideal candidates for teeth whitening treatment are people who have dental stains and discoloration that originates on the surface level of the teeth. These patients should be in otherwise good dental health and have realistic expectations about the treatment and what it can accomplish.

Poor Candidates for Teeth Whitening

Poor candidates for teeth whitening are people who have dental stains that emerge within the tooth itself. Since teeth whitening is best for surface stains, deep staining within the tooth structure will not be effectively treated through the use of teeth whitening.

Alternatives to Teeth Whitening

For deep stains below the enamel layer of the teeth, one of the best options to consider is porcelain veneers. South Ogden porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are designed to fit over the front portions of the teeth. When in place, the porcelain veneers are able to mask many different aesthetic imperfections with the smile.

In addition to porcelain veneers, other good options for treating tooth discoloration include dental bonding and dental crowns. Dental bonding uses special tooth-colored resins to mask stains and other imperfections, while dental crowns are caps that fit over the teeth in order to hide damage and flaws.

Consider All of Your Options

During your visit to the practice, we will be sure to go over all of your options for care in full detail so that you can make the best possible decision about your needs and your treatment options.

Learn More About Smile Makeover Treatment

As you can see, teeth whitening can really help you get the best smile possible. For more information about teeth whitening and its many other alternatives, be sure to contact our South Ogden cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible results with the appearance of your smile and overall dental health.

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