Teeth Whitening Candidates

Teeth Whitening Candidates By Danny O'Keefe D.D.S. on July 07, 2011

If you want to have a great smile, it’s important that your teeth are healthy and that your teeth are as bright and white and possible. The problem is, having a nice clean and white smile is not always so easy. There are so many beverages, foods, and substances out there than can leave your teeth stained and discolored. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for getting the nicest smile possible.

At our Jackson area cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Danny O’Keefe offers patients teeth whitening treatment to enhance the overall appearance of their smiles. Much more effective than over-the-counter whitening, professional teeth whitening treatment may be the answer you’re looking for if you want to enhance the brightness of your smile.

Many people are good candidates for teeth whitening. Basically, if you have discoloration or stains on the teeth that originate on the topmost layer, you are likely a good candidate for teeth whitening. This means that if you dental stains were caused by coffee, tea, cokes, red wine, beets, blueberries, or tobacco products, Jackson teeth whitening can be quite helpful.

It’s important that people getting teeth whitening have good dental health. If a patient has tooth decay or cracks in their teeth that caused the discoloration, this needs to be dealt with prior to whitening treatment. This is important to note since the whitening gel can cause tooth sensitivity, and this discomfort can be exacerbated by damage to a tooth’s structure.

If you have tooth stains that are set in deep or are extremely severe, then teeth whitening may not be the answer for you. But do not worry. Dr. O’Keefe has plenty of other options for enhancing the appearance of your smile, including porcelain veneers and dental crowns. During a consultation at his office, he will determine if one of those options may best meet your needs or if teeth whitening would be most effective.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Danny O’Keefe, contact our Flowood, Mississippi cosmetic dentistry practice. The entire team here at Family Dental Care looks forward to meeting with you.