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Will a Pediatric Dentist Whiten a Child’s Teeth?

November 15, 2017

patient teeth whiteningMy husband’s teeth have always been an ugly yellow, bordering on brown. I thought it was because he didn’t take care of his teeth, but now that my son’s adult teeth are coming in they have the same look. I monitor his brushing. He does it regularly and correctly. I don’t want my son growing up with my husband’s smile. Can a pediatric dentist whiten his teeth?



Whiten old veneers

April 30, 2013

Have they come up with a procedure yet for whitening veneers? Mine are 17 years old and have picked up some stains over the years.

Eileen S. – Staten Island


There is no procedure that can re-whiten your porcelain veneers in the same way teeth whitening works on your teeth. If there is significant damage done to them, then your only options are to live with them or to replace them.

However, if you’re just talking about surface staining, then I recommend you use Supersmile toothpaste. It is fantastic at getting stains off of cosmetic work.  Give that a try before spending thousands of dollars re-doing your veneers.

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Funny Shaped Teeth

April 18, 2012

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: , — okcitydentist @ 4:17 pm

I have some teeth that are shaped funny. Will porcelain veneers be able to fix that?

Catherine from Kansas City


Yes. porcelain veneers do a fine job fixing misshapen teeth. They can change the shape, the color, even the appearance of crooked teeth. You just need to sit down with a cosmetic dentist in your area and go over what kind of smile design you have in mind. At Dr. Swearingen’s office, we have a beautiful smile guarantee, in order to insure our patients are thrilled with their new smile.

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Chipped tooth

March 22, 2012

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: , — okcitydentist @ 2:51 pm

I’ve got a chip in the bottom of one of my front teeth. It’s not very big, but it sure makes me uncomfortable to smile.  Would getting a porcelain veneer work in my case? Are there other options?

Sammie- Denver, CO


Yes, you could get a veneer on that tooth. Porcelain veneers work just fine, even with chipped teeth. A simpler option may be to get tooth bonding done. That will fix your chip with a composite resin and won’t affect the rest of your tooth. Either one will work for you.

This blog is brought to you by Oklahoma City dentist Dr. Don Swearingen.