Am I a Candidate for Tooth Whitening?

As a patient of Wheatfield Family Dentistry in North Tonawanda, NY you may not think of yourself as a candidate for tooth whitening, and yet almost everyone can benefit from this fast, effective and painless form of cosmetic dentistry. After all, teeth can become discolored for any number of reasons, and even the most dedicated brushers and flossers may find their smile is not as dazzling as they would like.

So, if you are wondering whether you are actually a candidate for tooth whitening, consider just who it benefits:

  • Anyone who has discolored teeth from regular consumption of staining fluids like coffee, tea, wine and juices
  • Anyone who has yellowed or brown teeth from smoking
  • Those who are suffering from discoloration due to age, disease or even the use of medication

Essentially, anyone who desires a brighter smile can be considered as a candidate for tooth whitening, but there a few special circumstances that need to be considered. As your dentist in North Tonawanda, we will offer teeth whitening only to those who already have optimal oral health and wellness. Though our tooth whitening specialist is always available, we will first consult with you and do an exam and cleaning to be sure you are a current candidate for tooth whitening. If you require any restorative or preventative care, we will recommend that first.

There are a few exceptions to the rule where candidacy for whitening is concerned, too. For example, we will want to hear if you have very sensitive teeth, if you have ever had oral cancer or if you have been treated for periodontal disease. Such issues may mean that whitening is not advisable.

Contact Our North Tonawanda Dentist Office for

If you are still unsure whether you are a candidate for tooth whitening, feel free to give us a call at our North Tonawanda, NY office at 716-694-1777. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.