2 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments You May Not Know About

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2 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments You May Not Know About

2 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments You May Not Know About

1 March 2017
Dentist, Blog

Are there issues that you have with your smile, but you are not sure what you can do about it? You may have heard about some basic cosmetic treatments, but hope to find a solution that you may not know about to give you better results. Before you seek a consultation from a dentist about fixing your teeth, know about these two treatments that could be an option for you.

Laser Whitening

When you think about getting teeth whitening services, you may know about peroxide whitening strips or specialty toothpastes that are purchased over-the-counter. For professional whitening, the most common techniques use a much stronger peroxide and are performed in the dentist office.

Laser whitening treatments still use the bleaching chemicals that professional treatments use, but the big difference is that a laser is used for activating the chemicals and whitening your teeth. Using the lasers actually speed up how fast the whitening process takes, and can cause your teeth to change several shades whiter than if you used other treatments.

Be aware that a laser whitening treatment can be more expensive than the traditional treatments, but laser treatments do provide immediate results that can be quite dramatic. This can be great if you're looking to have whiter teeth for an upcoming event, like a wedding, and don't want to wait for other treatments to work in time.

Digital Teeth Analysis

If your smile looks off and you are not sure what techniques you want to use, a digital teeth analysis can be performed to help figure out what to do. The process involves capturing several photos of your teeth, and the computer will put a grid over them to help with analysis. It looks at issues like tooth shape, uniformity, symmetry, gum contour and height, and the color. Imaging software can help show you the result of using several cosmetic dentistry methods, letting you know what kind of look you can expect.

Having digital teeth analysis actually helps save you money, because it can potentially cut down on unnecessary procedures. For instance, you can use digital imaging to see exactly what your teeth would look like if they were reshaped, and consider if it is worth the cost of the procedure for the potential improvement.

Now that you're aware of these two cosmetic dentistry techniques, contact your local family dentist regarding a consultation for what they can do for you. 

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Got Tooth Decay? Finding Dental Care Tips Right For You

When it comes to my dental care, I only use the best toothbrushes, toothpastes and flosses. But sometimes, even after being vigilant and careful with my oral care, I experience problems like toothaches. Last year, I developed a small cavity in one of my back teeth. I didn't want to bother my dentist about it, so I simply took pain medications and hoped for the best. But after my jaw began to swell up, I sought professional dental help. My small cavity was actually a large hole filled with infection. I ended up having an extraction. Now, I visit my dentist as often as I can, because I can't afford to lose anymore teeth. I want to share my experiences with other people, so I created this blog. I offer tips on how to keep your teeth healthy and when to see a dentist. Thanks for visiting.