Is Teeth Whitening A Good Plan For You?

Teeth whitening erases stains, so patients can enjoy a smile that looks more consistent, much brighter, and often more youthful. Whether you are finding yourself with darkness, an unimpressive cast, yellowing, or otherwise, you may be thinking about choosing whitening to make that grin of yours much more attractive. However, you might discover that you haven’t the faintest idea about whether you will be able to qualify as a candidate or if this treatment just isn’t for you. We are happy to clarify a bit. Remember, also, that if whitening isn’t suitable, we can offer an alternative that is!

Whitening Candidacy

When you’re interested in teeth whitening, it’s important to remember that we can help you brighten up your smile. If you find that you are not a great match for whitening, consider the fact that we will provide you with other options. Curious if whitening is a good plan for your needs? Read ahead:

  • We offer whitening for patients whose discoloration is on their natural teeth because the formula will not remove stains from artificial tissue like crowns or veneers.
  • We provide whitening primarily for individuals whose stains are superficial but not for those with very severe or deep stains caused by trauma or antibiotics.

What If It’s Not A Good Fit?

As mentioned, if you have severe staining, deep stains, or if you want to improve your dental work because of discoloration, you have options! For old or yellowed dental work, we may suggest replacements. For staining that we cannot address with traditional teeth whitening, we may suggest one of the following:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Bonding


Our team offers our patients and their family access to comprehensive dental care, including general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. To schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312. Our office welcomes patients from Austin, MN and surrounding communities.