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Tooth Whitening Doesnt Always Work

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Tooth Whitening doesn’t work for everyone, but unfortunately, some people don’t care and will continually whiten their teeth to the point of enamel damage.

Dr. Jack Ringer from Dental Cosmetics is the past President and an Accredited Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and understands how frustrating it can be when it comes to a problem smile, but over whitening isn’t the answer.

If you follow Dr. Ringers blog, you will know that tooth whitening is completely safe, but needs to be done accordingly; however, not every patient has success with tooth whitening.

Who Doesn’t Tooth Whitening Work For?

Teeth that have been previously restored with dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, dental implants, dental fillings or inlays and outlays are not suitable for tooth whitening as the tooth whitening agents in both professional and over the counter tooth whitening products will not work on dental restoration materials.

If you have gray teeth or internal stains, dental whitening may not be an option. People who have had the antibiotic tetracycline or too much fluoride as a child may have gray stains that are impossible to remove with tooth whitening. People who have had root canal therapy may also have gray teeth. Dr. Ringer may recommend other dental procedures, such as dental bonding or porcelain veneers, as well.

A patient recently visited Dr. Ringer and his dental practice because of internal stains caused by tetracycline, however, that wasn’t the only issue. The patient’s teeth were also worn and slightly crooked. Dr. Ringer replaced all of the ceramic restorations in order to mask the stains. Dr. Ringer and his team from Dental Cosmetics in Anaheim Hills, also lengthened the teeth to reverse the wear. Finally, the team aligned the restoration so that the teeth were no longer crooked.

If you have been told that you cannot whiten your teeth because of dental restorations or internal staining, call or click and schedule a no obligation smile analysis with Dr. Jack Ringer from Dental Cosmetics in Orange County today.

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