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Dental treatments that can improve health and well being
An ounce of prevention…
A sealant is like a cavity in that we put a composite resin in the tooth. The main differences are that sealants start out more liquid and they are done for preventative reasons rather than for repair. Teeth have grooves in the chewings surfaces. Many times they are much smaller at the bottom than the size of a tooth brush bristle (see the top left portion of the image below). So even if you clean your teeth well, you will not be able to clean the bottom of those skinny grooves. This leaves bacteria and sugars down there to turn into a cavity. To prevent this we place sealants.
Instructions video for whitening is below.
More information from maker of Kor Whitening, click here.
Before and After Images
Why did we not offer this before?
Because it was by far the best whitening system available, the cost was quite high. Most offices charged over $1000 for the procedure! We did not feel that we would have enough desire from our patients to offer it and do everything involved in delivering it to only a few patients. Recently, the price has been significantly lowered, almost in half.
What makes is so great?
There are two things that make this system the best 1-the whitening agent is delivered in cold packaging and kept cold in our office. By keeping the material always cold, it doesn’t break down and lose its potency. Other companies use more temperature stable chemicals to avoid this problem, but that makes the material not bleach as well and it causes more sensitivity. 2-extreme detail is used in making the trays. They will be much better than previous trays that you have had. This creates a tight seal at the gum line keeping saliva out. Saliva quickly deactivates the bleach. Therfore, by keeping the material cold and saliva out, you get at least 2x the bleaching power with this system!
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Having sensitivity with your bleaching? Try the following. They are given in order of effectiveness.
– Make sure you are not putting too much bleach in the trays. This causes excessive bleach to come out of the trays and onto your gums.
– Spread your bleaching out over time. Rather than bleach every day for two weeks, bleach every other day for four weeks or every third day. Your bleaching effectiveness will not decrease.
– Buy some antisensitivity toothpaste, such as Sensodyne. The first benefit comes from just brushing with the sensitivity toothpaste. The second benefit can come from placing some of the toothpaste in your whitening trays. Then put the trays in your mouth as if you were doing whitening with the toothpaste and leave it in there for an hour or two. This will make a big difference for you. Rinse and place whitening gel in trays and do days whitening treatment immediately.
– If the over the counter sensitivity toothpaste is not strong enough, you can purchase a prescription strength through our office. Call or drop by when we are open to pick it up.
The tooth below is a traditional all porcealin crown. It has good shape and a nice white color. It doesn’t look 100% natural though. To get the natural look, extra lab work has to be done. Labs usually don’t do that extra lab work for posterior teeth because the extra efforts and cost are not worth it, the molar will look great without the extra work. On front teeth that are visible when you smile we recommend that you choose to get the “Elite” service through the dental lab. We pass the exact lab cost on to you without any additional cost increase.
Thee teeth in the following three images are Elite teeth from our lab. As you can see, they have a lot more natural look. This happens primarily from two different things. First off, they cut back part of the porcelain and add on a new layer of more transluscent porcelain. This makes the tips of the teeth a little translucent like teeth naturally are. Light reflects more naturally off the tooth. Also, there is more customization of lines and grooves put into the surface of the tooth. Together, these and other small changes make the tooth look much more natural. For anterior teeth, we strongly recommend that you choose to do the Elite option through our lab.