FAQs: When You’re Not A Whitening Candidate

It’s entirely possible that you’ll come to our practice, let us know you need something to make your smile whiter, and that teeth whitening will work wonders for you. However, it’s also absolutely possible that you’ll come see us and we will quickly inform you that you’re not a candidate for whitening. What to do in the latter instance? The good new is, you’ve got more solutions than you might think. Check out our FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What are some common reasons I might not qualify to receive traditional teeth whitening?

Answer: Even though you may want teeth whitening, you may not make a great candidate if your discoloration is the result of very deep staining, if your smile is currently damaged, if you want to make a ton of changes (not just the brightness of your teeth), or if you’re trying to brighten artificial material.

Question: Is there anything I can do to become a teeth whitening candidate?

Answer: Generally speaking, the only thing you might be able to address is smile damage. If the thing standing between you and whitening is an issue that requires restorative care, treat the problem and you will likely then qualify.

Question: What if I really want a whiter smile? Do you offer other treatment options to help me get my smile looking brighter and much whiter?

Answer: Of course we do! In addition to whitening, we offer porcelain veneers to cover up serious issues and to make over your grin or we offer bonding to cover up small issues with color customized composite.

Talk With Us About Options For A Whiter Smile

Remember that we offer a variety of solutions to help you achieve a beautiful white smile even if you do not qualify for traditional teeth whitening. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We also gladly serve patients in Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.