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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening

Eating and drinking some foods can ultimately cause teeth to be stained in a way that brushing your teeth will not solve.

Your Alpha Dental Center dentist can provide teeth whitening options that take place either in the office or at home. The brands we offer: Philips Zoom!® and Opalescence® provide dramatic whitening without the side effect of tooth sensitivity.

 

In-Office Whitening

At your appointment, we will look at the stains on your teeth to determine if whitening is the answer for your problem. Teeth whitening is effective at reducing stains caused by outside elements, but stains caused by trauma or some medications will not respond effectively to whitening. Such stains would benefit from porcelain veneers.

At your appointment for In-Office whitening, your professional will mix a hydrogen peroxide gel for you and apply it to your teeth. Then, a special light will be directed at your teeth to activate the whitening agents. The light will last about 15 minutes and then the gel will be removed and the process will be repeated twice more.
 

At-Home Whitening

Some patients prefer to do the whitening at home, at their convenience. For those people, we provide customized whitening gels and trays. In this process the gel is applied to the tray and the tray is worn for about 30 minutes a day for around 2 weeks. The improvement will be obvious: your teeth will appear whiter after several days.

Advantage Of Treatment

At Alpha Dental Center, we make it easy for you to find an office nearest you; call our toll free number 855-50-Alpha (855-502-5742), and follow the prompts.
Here are some basic guidelines on how to handle common dental emergencies:
  • Toothache – see your dentist as soon as you feel pain or discomfort.
  • Broken, chipped or cracked tooth – rinse your mouth with warm water, apply a cold compress to your face and see your dentist right away. If the tooth was broken or chipped – bring the tooth fragment wrapped in wet gauze or a wet towel.
  • Knocked-Out or Loosened Tooth – due to trauma, call your dentist. If the tooth was knocked out – if at all possible, gently insert the lost tooth back in its socket simply by holding the tooth by the crown using a clean washcloth. (In the event that the tooth is dirty, first rinse the root, but do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue). If reinsertion is not possible, hold the tooth under the tongue and see your dentist immediately.
  • Broken Jaw – apply ice or cold compress to the face, go to your dentist or an emergency center immediately.
  • Bitten Tongue or Lip – clean the area with a wet cloth, apply a cold compress on the area to reduce swelling. If bleeding persists or is too excessive, go to your dentist or emergency center.
It is important for good home dental care, it involves brushing and flossing your teeth regularly; and eating a mouth healthy diet, which means foods high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables along with dairy products. It is equally and important to schedule visits with your dentist and/or dental hygienist for regular checkups and cleanings to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Yes, genetics can also play a role in the health of your teeth and gums. Strong teeth, weak teeth, big teeth, small teeth, crooked teeth, susceptibility to cavities and even the potential to develop gum disease can be passed down from generation to generation. That is why it is so important to see your dentist regularly; your diet, dental care routine and frequency of visits to a dentist can turn around a potentially hopeless situation and develop a lifelong treatment plan, inclusive of habits that will address your potential weak spots.
Teeth Whitening
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