Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?

Find out if your smile could benefit from professional teeth whitening.

While a white, glowing smile is the ideal; unfortunately there are many factors that can keep us from that bright smile. Luckily, your Teeth WhiteningApple Valley dentist Dr. Samuel Kim offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry options to improve the attractiveness of your smile. If you’ve been interested in finding out how teeth whitening could enhance your appearance then find out if this cosmetic procedure is the right choice for you.

Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

If you are ready to really turn that smile around, here are some things to consider to help you decide whether you could benefit from professional whitening:

Types of Dental Stains

Many patients think that they can’t benefit from in-office whitening because they’ve had stained teeth for a long time. But you’re in luck! Professional teeth whitening works on even the toughest external stains. So no matter whether you’ve had discolored teeth for a couple months or a couple years, you can still be a good candidate for whitening.

Professional whitening works best on external stains caused by natural aging, certain foods or drinks, or smoking. But it’s important to keep in mind that internal stains caused by antibiotic use or direct trauma will not respond as effectively to this cosmetic treatment. For those with internal stains, talk to your Apple Valley cosmetic dentist about other cosmetic options that may be better suited.

Dental Sensitivity

We have patients that want to get whitening but worry that their teeth are too sensitive. Fortunately, our whitening system is not only 100 percent safe when used correctly but rarely causes any side effects. While this doesn’t guarantee that you won’t experience some sensitivity it’s important to note that we can tailor your whitening session to fit your dental needs. This means using a milder whitening gel or removing the gel from teeth a little sooner. We would be happy to discuss how to handle your sensitivities before whitening.

Dental Work

If you have any crowns, fillings, inlays/onlays, bridges or implants note that whitening only works on natural tooth structures. This means that any dental restorations will not brighten even with professional whitening. If you are looking to improve the look of dental work we would be happy to discuss other options with you to give you a more evenly whiter smile.

If you think teeth whitening is right for you then it’s time you turned to Dr. Kim at Apple Valley Dental today. Call us for a consultation.