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Getting a whiter smile

Are you looking for a whiter smile?  Schedule in for a complimentary appointment with us.  We will take the time to assess your smile and review all of the whitening options with you.  We will examine your mouth and give you a personalized whitening solution.
Let's face it: everyone of us sees a lot of marketing steered towards us in the whitening department.  Many toothpastes, rinses and strips come with a claim to whiten our teeth.  Yet not all of the products with the marketing hype yield the results claimed.
For instance, did you know whitening toothpastes work to remove stains on the surface of the teeth, and that is their claim to whitening?  They do not actually bleach the tooth or change its actual color.  They are merely removing stains and build-up.
Other over the counter products that claim to whiten teeth by many shades may not be as effective for your mouth.  For instance, if you were to whiten a tooth with a silver filling, the tooth may actually darken.  This is because as the enamel brightens, it acts as a window for that silver filling to shine through.  Also, do you have crowns or fillings in your mouth? In most cases, they will not whiten or change color. Also most strip options whiten the front six teeth only.  Were you aware of that?  Most people smile beyond their front six teeth.  Since the strip smashes the gel into your gums, a lower concentration is used and the time needed is prolonged, not to mention the gum irritation.
Did you also know that teeth whitening can cause tooth sensitivity? This is not a good idea to have when there is a cavity present in the mouth.
The best and most effective way to whiten teeth is to allow us to be a part of it.  My favorite recommendation is to make customized trays that are adapted to your teeth with the health of each tooth in mind.  The trays are designed to keep the gel off of the gums so that a higher concentration of whitening agent may be used to get the desired results in a much faster way.  In most cases, we start patients off with a desensitizing solution 2 weeks prior to beginning whitening. We offer take-home, in-office, and customized tray whitening solutions.  So what are you waiting for?
Come see us today and begin to enjoy a brighter smile!

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