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Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening? candidate for teeth whitening

Has there ever been a moment when you concealed your smile because you were uncomfortable about its appearance? Perhaps your smile is healthy and straight, but your teeth have become discolored or stained over the years? If so, you are a likely candidate for teeth whitening and your dentist, Harold Krinsky, DDS in Forest Glen, IL makes tooth whitening options available to all our patients.

As your preferred dentist in Forest Glen, Dr. Krinsky understands that there are many reasons your otherwise healthy teeth may not be as bright and glistening as you desire. For example, a candidate for teeth whitening is often someone who has the following.

Candidates for Teeth Whitening

  • Has discoloration from many years of smoking.
  • Has yellowed or browning teeth due to age and the passage of time.
  • Has discoloration due to the consumption of staining beverages like coffee, tea, cola or red wines and juices.
  • Suffers from discoloration due to the use of medications.
  • May have had exposure to excessive fluoride and developed fluorosis.

In all such instances, a patient would be an ideal candidate for teeth whitening. However, you might also be someone just completing cosmetic dentistry treatments, and because of that, tooth whitening is the ideal finishing touch. A cosmetic dentist typically adds this as the final step in a smile makeover, and it can even become one part of your twice annual cleanings.

Of course, when considering a candidate for teeth whitening, it is important to consider those not good candidates. Patients who have extremely damaged or heavily worn teeth, oral cancer or periodontal disease, and highly sensitive teeth may not be suitable candidates for this treatment. At such times, Dr. Krinsky would suggest dental veneers or crowns to address both cosmetic and restorative needs.

If you qualify as a good candidate for this treatment, you will also need to note that it is not permanent. It can be prolonged with care and upkeep, and be an in-office or at-home treatment, customized to your needs. In-office whitening will take roughly one hour and can last for many months, and may even be used repeatedly address deep set staining.

Contact Our Forest Glen Dentist for Teeth Whitening and Other Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions

If you have additional questions about whether you are a candidate for teeth whitening, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Forest Glen, IL office at 773-685-9666. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

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