What to Do When Teeth-Whitening Won’t Work

When your teeth become stained, your dentist can often erase the blemishes with professional teeth-whitening. In fact, many patients are surprised to find that even stubborn stains can be addressed with a quick and convenient treatment. Sometimes, however, your smile may need more than teeth-whitening to improve it, in which case your dentist can recommend an equally convenient but more effective cosmetic smile improvement. To find the best way to improve your smile’s appearance, schedule a consultation with your dentist to determine the exact nature of your smile’s blemishes.

Finding the Best Solution for Your Smile

The first step to improving your smile’s appearance is to determine what type of stains or blemishes affect it. The most common types of teeth stains occur on the surfaces of your teeth, which is why professional teeth-whitening is so effective. The treatment is applied topically to your teeth’s surfaces to break up surface stains and brighten your teeth. However, if your teeth stains aren’t on the surface, or if you exhibit other types of blemishes, then teeth-whitening won’t be effective at improving their appearance.

Your Options Besides Teeth-Whitening

In addition to teeth-whitening, your dentist also offers a variety of other highly customizable cosmetic smile enhancements. For instance, your dentist might suggest tooth bonding, or applying tooth-colored composite resin to address several different types of blemishes, including severe stains, chips, minor cracks, and more. You might also benefit from porcelain veneers, which are made from lifelike porcelain and designed specifically to mimic the unique size, shape, color, and texture of your healthy, natural teeth.

Find Out if Teeth-Whitening Is Your Best Option

Most teeth stains can be erased with professional teeth-whitening, but if it won’t work for your smile, then your dentist can recommend a more appropriate cosmetic option. To learn more, schedule an appointment as soon as possible by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.