Teeth Whitening Candidates

Cosmetic Dentist Serving Lakewood, Denver, Golden & Nearby Colorado

Dr. Scott Greenhalgh understands how important white, photogenic teeth are to his patients. A smile marred by stained or discolored teeth can make you reluctant to smile, which has a negative effect on the impression you give other people.

That’s why our teeth whitening procedures are so popular with our patients. However, before Dr. Greenhalgh moves forward with any cosmetic treatment, he will have to make sure it will be safe and effective for you.

Fortunately, the vast majority of patients are excellent candidates for teeth whitening. Still, we will take every precaution to ensure that our tooth whitening procedures are appropriate for you.

If you’re a resident of the Denver, Colorado area and want to speak with our cosmetic dentist about your teeth whitening options, please call Scott Greenhalgh, DDS today at 303-988-9060.

Who Should Consider Teeth Whitening?

When you come to our professional dentist instead of relying on over-the-counter products, you get the advantages of Dr. Greenhalgh’s years of experience, as well a customized tooth whitening treatment. You also will benefit from Dr. Greenhalgh’s knowledge and judgment. He’ll be able to tell you if tooth whitening is the right choice for you.

Ideal tooth whitening candidates:

  • Have healthy teeth with no fillings
  • Possess healthy gums
  • Are at least 16 years old
  • Are not pregnant
  • Do not have sensitive teeth
  • Are not allergic to peroxide or other whitening agents
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure

Finally, it’s important to remember that all stains are not created equal. Tooth discoloration that is caused by tooth decay or acid erosion is not best addressed by teeth whitening treatments. Dr. Greenhalgh will discuss your options with you, including crowns and inlays and onlays.

Of course, the only way to know for sure if you’re a candidate for teeth whitening is to arrange an appointment at our office. Dr. Greenhalgh will be able to assess the current state of your teeth and advise you on your options. Call Scott Greenhalgh, DDS, at 303-988-9060 today.