Why You’re Not A Perfect Whitening Candidate (And What’s Next)

If you’re absolutely ready for a whiter smile but the thing is … you aren’t sure the type of cosmetic treatment you need … there may be part of you that just naturally assumes we will recommend teeth whitening. In many instances, this is true! It’s a very accessible, popular, and efficient means of removing stains from dental tissue. However, it is not always the best option for every patient. This leads our Cleveland, TX team to the following dilemma many individuals find themselves facing: You may discover you’re not a good candidate for traditional whitening, so you worry you’re simply stuck with stains and you wonder why whitening isn’t for you. Let’s help you feel much better about everything.

You Have Intrinsic Staining

You may have intrinsic staining instead of extrinsic staining. This is a more clinical way of saying that while teeth whitening can most certainly erase most stains in the outer layer of your dental tissue, it is not formulated to reach deep within tissue, where intrinsic staining occurs. Think of it as external and internal. For those deeper stains (which are frequently the result of something like trauma to your tooth or side effects of certain medications), we offer other types of cosmetic care, including bonding and porcelain veneers! You have options.

Your Stains Are Very Stubborn

We remind you that some stains are very severe or very stubborn. It’s possible that your stains will be quite dark, which means that even though the use of teeth whitening may offer you the lifting of several shades, your teeth can still look discolored. Rather than go through this frustration, it is often better to select a cosmetic treatment that will work wonders without question! This can include dental bonding or camouflaging your smile with the beauty of customizable veneers.

You Want Lots Of Other Improvements, Too

In this case, you might make a very good candidate for teeth whitening. However, you want to make so many other changes to your smile, we might consider you an even better candidate for porcelain veneers. As mentioned, we may make them completely customized to your specifications, which will make transforming your smile (and whitening it) much easier than relying on multiple treatments.

Address Stains Successfully With Our Team

Whether you require teeth whitening or another form of cosmetic care, we invite you to visit our team to discover which treatment will work best for you, so you may achieve a vibrant smile. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.