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Teeth Whitening Candidates

drednarcisi Jul 6, 2011

There are many different substances that can stain your teeth and leave your smile looking less than stellar. Certain beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and colas can all diminish the whiteness of your smile, for example. Food such as blueberries, curries, carrots, and beets can also gradually lead to tooth stains. If you use tobacco products of any sort, those will leave yellowish stains on your smile. And on top of all this, even the natural aging process can cause your smile to become discolored over time.

When you visit Pittsburgh area cosmetic dentist Dr. Edward Narcisi, he will determine the best possible treatment to address your tooth discoloration. For a large number of patients, the best option will be professional teeth whitening. In-office teeth whitening with a skilled dentist is much more effective than the over-the-counter products that you can purchase at your local store. In just one session of professional teeth whitening, your smile can be brightened several shades.

The best candidates for teeth whitening are people who have stains that originate on the surface area of their teeth. This means that if your stains are caused by foods, beverages, or tobacco use, you will likely be a good candidate for professional teeth whitening.

It’s important that patients considering Pittsburgh teeth whitening be in good dental health. If there is discoloration caused by tooth damage or tooth decay, this tooth damage or decay will need to be addressed first before any sort of whitening treatment can be performed. In addition, if patients have major tooth stains or stains that originate from within the tooth itself, teeth whitening may not be the best option for treatment. In these cases we’ve mentioned, porcelain veneers or dental crowns will likely be a better treatment.

It’s not possible for us to assess your candidacy for teeth whitening over the internet, so it’s important that you come to our office in Monroeville to discuss all of your dental care options. If you are looking for Pittsburgh dental implants, Pittsburgh Invisalign®, or any sort of smile makeover options in the Pittsburgh area, be sure to speak with Dr. Edward Narcisi today.

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