I’ve had some brown spots on my two front teeth since my adult teeth came in. They say it had something to do with a fever when I was younger. I don’t really care what happened, but I wanted to get a beautiful smile. My dentist and I started with over-the-counter teeth whitening, but that didn’t work. It makes the area around the spots whiter, which makes the spots look darker. She is now discussing grinding the brown spots until they’re gone but doesn’t know how much she’ll need to remove. Before I do something so drastic, do you think professional teeth whitening would work? I know it is stronger.
First, I want you to know that you can have a beautiful smile, but it will not be with this dentist. I want you to stop letting her experiment on your teeth. She can do irreparable damage. In your situation, professional teeth whitening will not be a good solution. Teeth whitening works on your teeth evenly. The results will be similar to what you saw with your over-the-counter tries. It will make the brown spots more obvious.
What you need is to find a cosmetic dentist with experience in microabrasion and dental bonding. Don’t let your current dentist do this. She may have good intentions, but teeth whitening is hands down the simplest cosmetic procedure and she doesn’t understand the principles behind it. What you need is so much more advanced than that, I recommend you find a different dentist.
Look for dentists who have a smile gallery. Then look for some before and after dental bonding images. If you love what you see in the results, call the office to make certain those are the dentist’s own work and not just stock photos. If it is you should be good to go.
Another option is to have porcelain veneers placed on your two front teeth. If a dentist tries to suggest you’ll have to do more teeth to get them to match, move on. He or she doesn’t have the skill you need.
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