teeth whitening

Teeth Whitening treatments are popular for patients that have tooth discoloration, or for those that just want a brighter smile. Whitening your teeth can be done safely and there are several options to choose from. If the directions are followed patients can successfully whiten their teeth with no side effects. Teeth whitening boosts self-confidence, can change a patient’s smile quickly, and make you feel great.

What Are My Options for Teeth Whitening?

If you have decided to whiten your teeth there are a few options to choose from. We offer teeth whitening treatments in our office, and this typically is a faster way to get the results you desire. We also offer a treatment you can take with you and whiten in the convenience of your own home.

Both options give great results patients are happy with. In addition to those two options there are over the counter whitening treatments that can help you whiten your teeth. Part of the evaluation process is to take a good look at your teeth and the level of discoloration, your age, and dental history to help you decide what treatment options will work best.

What Are Common Side Effects With Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is perfectly safe, but there are a few side effects that patients can experience.

Teeth Sensitivity

When you whiten your teeth the product gets deep into the tooth enamel. In some cases patients can experience sensitivity after teeth whitening treatments. We may recommend you use a sensitive type tooth paste to help with any sensitivity after whitening.

Irritated Gums

Gum irritation is another common issue when patients decide to whiten your teeth. In some cases patients are sensitive to the whitening treatment. This typically goes away after your treatment is complete.

Whitening treatments can be done periodically to keep teeth looking bright white. Whitening treatments are for patients with natural teeth. If you have implants, crowns, bridges, or dentures and want to whiten your teeth, we recommend scheduling a consultation to discuss your options. If you suffer from many cavities we recommend those are treated before any whitening treatment begins. Depending on each case we can help determine if teeth whitening is right for you.

How To Keep My Teeth Looking White

There are things you can do at home to help keep your teeth looking bright white. Avoiding food and beverages that may stain your teeth like coffee, tea, or red wine. If you do eat or drink something that may stain your teeth it is a good idea to rinse or brush right afterwards to help decrease staining.

Looking To Whiten Your Teeth?

Teeth whitening is a great way to give you a bright white smile. Whitening your teeth is safe and easy, and does not cause many side effects or issues. Scheduling a consultation with our team to examine your teeth and discuss your goals is a great way to start the process. Our skilled professionals will help you decide what treatment is best, and help get you on the road to a brighter smile.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to find out if teeth whitening is right for you, contact our office and our staff will be happy to assist you.

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Cosmetic Dentists help enhance or improve the appearance of the teeth, gums, or jaw. When patients are not happy with their smile, or those who have chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help give you that perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the overall appearance of a patient’s smile including the color, position, shape, and size of the teeth. Understanding what a cosmetic dentist can do will help you decide what type of dentist you may need.

Cosmetic dentistry offers many services to enhance your smile. We offer a detailed consultation process that allows our team to examine your teeth and mouth to determine the recommended treatment. We also take the time to let the patient explain their concerns, and what they like or dislike about their smile. Our team is there every step of the way to help guide our patients, and choose a treatment that works best for them.

What Cosmetic Services Are Available?

• Smile Makeovers
• Facial Rejuvenation
• Teeth Whitening
• Invisalign
• Gum Contouring
• Dental Crowns
• Porcelain Veneers
• Dental Bonding
• Dental Implants

Cosmetic dentistry can help brighten your smile, straighten your teeth, and make your teeth look more uniform and natural. If you have damage or an injury, you do not need to live with these issues. Cosmetic dentistry can help fix these imperfections. Missing teeth can be corrected, and you can enjoy a beautiful smile without anyone knowing you had missing teeth. Leaving missing teeth in your mouth can lead to bone loss or other complications, so it is important to address your issues as soon as possible.

Looking to Take That Next Step?

Taking that first step to call our office is all you have to do to get on the road to a beautiful smile you can be proud to show off. Creating beautiful smiles is what we do, and our team is here to provide the very best care available. Using the latest technology we can transform your teeth into a bright white smile.
If you are unhappy with your smile, or are interested in finding out what procedures are available, contact our office, and our staff will be happy to set up your consultation.

Dental Color, Everything We Need To Know And Its Relationship With Dental Aesthetics

Nowadays there is great importance on the external appearance of each one, being the appearance of the teeth one of the key pillars in the aspect of the smile. The shape, color and size of the teeth are some of the important factors.

Everything We Need To Know And Its Relationship With Dental Aesthetics

WHAT IS THE COLOR?

Color is a subjective perception of light rays after reflecting objects at a certain wavelength. It is for this reason that there may be variability of opinion of colors among various subjects. In addition, for there to be color it is essential that there is light. The wavelength that is perceived by human eyes is between 380 and 760 nanometers. Thus, the color variation depends on the energy absorbed. It is known that to make a correct measurement of chroma, a light source with a temperature between 5000ºK and 65000ºK must be had, since different temperatures can vary the perception of the tooth. The dimensions of the color are several: hue or hue, saturation and brightness or brightness. The hue is the degree of mixing between the primary colors, these are three: green, blue and red, depending on the amount of hue and the mixture between the primary colors you can see the other colors. Saturation is the amount or degree of purity of the nuances. The brightness is the amount of light in an object, so the scale varies from white to black, through grays.

During the incidence of light on an object it can interact in several ways: reflecting, refracting, absorbing or dispersing. Reflection occurs in most bodies. It depends on the teeth if the surface is polished or not, if it is smooth there is a great reflection of light. Refraction is the change of direction of light. In the tooth, depending on the layer (enamel, dentin or pulp) the light is refracted differently. The absorption in the teeth can be combined with the reflection between the enamel and the dentine. The diffusion of light in the teeth makes their anatomy perceived. The optical phenomena that can occur are translucency or opacity, opalescence, fluorescence and metamerism. Translucency is the complete passage of light, while opacity is blocking it. Opalescence is the simultaneous production of refraction, diffusion and interference, so that bright and vivid colorations are emitted. Fluorescence is the ability of an object to absorb light emitting it with less energy. Finally, metamerism is the effect that when different objects with the same color change color. The different thicknesses of the layers of the tooth, the enamel, the dentin and the pulp, make the tooth have the characteristic color and that this can vary throughout the life of the patient. Importantly, the color of each layer is directly influenced by the amount of organic and inorganic tissue it has.

HOW CAN DENTAL COLOR BE MEASURED?

In order to measure the color of the teeth or each part of the tooth, it is essential to know a good measurement technique and use techniques to perform it. The subjective method of color measurement is the color guides. These are resin tablets in the form of an incisor with various colors. The VITA guide is one of the most used in dentistry, which is ordered according to saturation / hue. This is based on 4 shades: A, B, C and D. The A has a more orange-reddish color, the orange-yellow B, the brown-gray C and the D that is brown. In hue A there are 5 levels of chroma, where A1 is the least saturated brown and A4 the most.

To be able to take the color with objective methods, there are nowadays systems that supply and reproduce data exactly. These are electronic instruments to facilitate the taking of color in a reliable, accurate and repeatable way for different professionals. There are several devices some of them are colorimeters, spectrophotometers, digital color analyzers and hybrid instruments, which combine all technologies. Colorimeters are objectively measuring instruments of color which have a light source and a small tip to make it possible to take color in several areas of the same tooth. pectrophotometers are the instruments that currently have more precision in color taking. These measure the color by emitting a defined light. In addition, they have the ability to measure the reflection of a color by translating it to numerical values, which are interpreted.

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