Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?
Almost everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening and/or teeth bleaching. However, results vary based on the initial shade of the teeth and also the reason for the discoloration. Most people who have staining caused by coffee, smoking, and soda see pretty good results from whitening.
Some people have a more underlying cause for their dark teeth, which includes certain medicines they took when they were younger, like tetracycline. These cases sometimes require a more in-depth regimen to get the teeth to whiten to a certain degree.
Depending on the results you desire, Dr. Patel will review all options to aid you in reaching your goal. We offer an in-office whitening treatment for those who either don’t have time or desire a dramatic shade change, a take-home option where we make custom carrier trays where you can do the procedure on your own schedule, and a combination of both take-home and in-office whitening for those with darker teeth that will require more change.