Case Study 5: Whitening


My fifth and final patient today is Mary, a 30-year-old female in for cosmetic tooth whitening. She reports dissatisfaction with tooth color and increasing smile shyness. She does not smoke or take medication and has no history of periodontal disease. She reports drinking coffee daily.

Dr. Lee to Mary: "Hi Mary. I understand that you would like your teeth whitened. I have some future dentists alongside me today, and I hope you don’t mind if they observe. We’re going to take a closer look at your mouth and then review the whitening options."

Image: Patient being examined.

Because Mary was in last month for a routine examination and cleaning, we will not perform those today.