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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you get teeth whitening for tetracycline damage?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
If mild: whitening may be of some limited value. More probably you will need a restorative solution. See a Dentist for evaluation and treatment options.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes, you can: KöR Whitening. It even whitens tetracycline-stained teeth, previously thought to be impossible. Ask your dentist for more information and cosmetic evaluation.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Does teeth whitening work for tetracycline damage?

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Dr. Howard Spector
Orthodontics 40 years experience
TC Staining: It is extremely difficult to reduce staining caused by taking tetracycline. Those stains are "intrinsic", meaning that they are inside the tooth and not on the outside. Consult with a dentist about some of the newer bleaching techniques being used. Often, many "in-office" bleaching sessions are necessary for even minimal improvement. Unfortunately, porcelain veneers may be your only real choice!

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