Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic Dentists Embrace Natural-Looking Teeth Trend

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), more patients are aiming to achieve a smile that looks natural rather than perfect. This trend does not mean that patients are ignoring the appearance of their teeth. Instead, the AACD states, “Whereas people used to want the most perfectly shaped teeth possible, more and more patients, especially those in the Generation Y demographic, are requesting cosmetic treatments that subtly enhance their smiles.” The two procedures highlighted by the AACD that…

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How to Prepare Sensitive Teeth for Teeth Whitening

Whether you are whitening your teeth with an at-home whitening system or undergoing Zoom!® teeth whitening in one of our dental offices, sensitive teeth can become irritated during the whitening process. Aggravation of sensitive teeth can cause discomfort, which may prevent you from completing your treatment and achieving the whiter, brighter results you desire. Fortunately, there are steps that you can follow before whitening to reduce sensitivity and increase your level of comfort during treatment. Prior to teeth whitening, Dr….

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Can Teeth Whitening Damage Gums?

When gum tissue has direct, prolonged contact with whitening gels, it can become irritated. However, it is unlikely that the gums would become seriously damaged from a whitening treatment. To prevent irritation during at-home whitening, Dr. Michael Kosdon creates customized trays that are form-fitted to your teeth, which help ensure that whitening gel exposure is limited to the tooth body and avoids the gumline. Even though the trays are effective for keeping the gums safe, it is important not to…

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Teeth Whitening Vs. Porcelain Veneers: Which is the Best Option?

Are you looking to give your teeth a whiter, healthier, and more refreshed look? Teeth whitening and porcelain dental veneers are two effective and popular treatment options that can accomplish those goals. Dr. Michael Kosdon utilizes some of the most advanced materials and dental techniques to perform teeth whitening and porcelain veneer procedures here at our practice, and he has beautifully renewed the smiles of many patients with these state-of-the-art treatments. With that in mind, how do you know which…

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How Long do Teeth Whitening Results Last?

The length of results from teeth whitening largely depends on the type of treatment you choose, dietary and lifestyle habits, and other factors. Here at the practice of Dr. Michael Kosdon, our experienced cosmetic dentist offers both professional in-office teeth whitening procedures as well as customized at-home whitening trays. While the at-home trays can offer great results, they will likely not last as long as a full in-office treatment. With an in-office teeth whitening treatment, results can last anywhere from…

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In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment Vs. Over-the-Counter Options – Which is Better?

Whiter, brighter teeth can ultimately have a positive effect on your overall appearance, giving you more confidence every time you smile. Teeth whitening treatments have become more and more popular over the years, and there are numerous options available, both at the dentist’s office and in your local supermarket, that claim to offer the best results. This naturally brings the question: what are the differences between professional teeth whitening performed during a dental appointment and an over-the-counter whitening solution? Although there…

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