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Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist has the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.
Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.
Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. Your dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.
What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.
How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.
Contact Your Dentist
You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call for an appointment today.
February is Children's Dental Health Awareness Month.
Every child that completes a dental cleaning and examination in February will be entered in
a drawing for a $50 Movie gift card.
Call now to schedule your child's appointment.
Our parking lot will be under construction from Wed, October 19th- Wed, Oct 26th.
You may enter the parking lot off of Pinecrest Dr.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
ZOOM! in office teeth whitening procedure
$399 for a limited time.
Call and schedule your appointment today.
*restrictions may apply.
New Technology in Oral Cancer Screenings.
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers today. The number of cases has been increasing yearly for the past five years. One person dies every hour from oral cancer in the United States. Since it is frequently not detected until the later stages, oral cancer has one of the lowest survival rates. Although tobacco and alcohol use are associated with oral cancer, 25% of all cases are in people who have no risk factors. Those over the age of 40, especially men, are considered high risk for developing oral cancer.
At Roselle Dental, a visual oral cancer screening examination is a routine part of our patients’ bi-annual recare visit, but we also offer our patients the latest technology in screening for oral cancer, the ViziLite Plus system.
ViziLite Plus is an oral cancer screening system that is easy and painless and just takes a few minutes to complete. After rinsing your mouth with an oral pre-rinse solution, we use a specially designed light to examine your mouth for any abnormalities not previously visible with normal light. Any areas that fluoresce with the light may be areas that need further evaluation.
Clinical studies have determined that using ViziLite Plus improves the dental professional’s ability to identify and evaluate suspicious areas at their earliest stages; and early detection of pre-cancerous tissue can minimize or eliminate potentially fatal effects of oral cancer.
Anyone over the age of 18 is recommended to have this exam performed annually. If you have any questions regarding the ViziLite Plus exam, feel free to contact our office, or ask at your next visit.