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Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?benefits of teeth whitening

Our teeth yellow and discolor for many reasons as the years pass, and whether it is from behaviors like smoking or drinking a lot of coffee to the simple passage of time, almost anyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening. In fact, rather than asking if someone is a candidate, we should flip it around and ask if there is someone who is not a good candidate for this conservative and beneficial treatment. William Schlesinger, DDS, a dentist in the Upper East Side offers a range of tooth whitening options, and is happy to help you determine the right choices for your needs.

Patients in our Upper East Side, NY office can enjoy the benefits of three different kinds of teeth whitening. We offer in-office treatments that rely on laser technologies or specialized compounds that deliver impressive results in a single visit. We also offer at-home options too. As a popular form of cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening delivers many benefits, and we hope you take the time to continue reading and learning how almost everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening.

As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Schlesinger understands that the ideal candidate for teeth whitening is someone who is self-conscious about their smile due to discoloration. This could be a single tooth or all of the teeth, and he has answers available for such needs. For instance, a single discolored tooth may respond to our KöR whitening system, but it might also be best resolved with bonding or a porcelain veneer. Some staining is actually inside of a tooth and is not a candidate for teeth whitening.

Of course, as we mentioned earlier some teeth become discolored due to lifestyle choices. You may smoke, drink staining beverages, or find yourself relying on medications that can discolor the teeth. If you practice good oral hygiene and get regular cleanings and checkups, we can also do teeth whitening to address the ongoing staining that such patterns make.

We do emphasize that the best candidates for whitening are the patients who understand that no two people are alike, and that their whitening may take longer or require ongoing effort to sustain the original results.

Contact Us For Teeth Whitening

If you have additional questions about whether you are a candidate for teeth whitening, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Upper East Side, NY office at 212-517-4660. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.