Cosmetic Dentistry Options
Do you have the desire to have a prettier set of teeth? Do you have an interest is restorative or cosmetic dentistry? There are options available for you to change the look of your teeth by closing gaps, repairing chips and cracks, or making your teeth look longer. If you are interested in this procedure, then Dr. Hallock has some options available for you.
If you have teeth with minor damage, minor chips, etc. Dr. Hallock can use dental bonding to repair your teeth. Dental bonding utilizes a tooth-colored resin that is applied directly to the surface of your teeth.
If your teeth are too damaged, or need too much repair in order to return to form, there are other options available. Two of the most utilized options are outlined below:
Veneers - Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that is custom made to repair the front surface of your teeth. Veneers are most commonly used to repair your front teeth rather than your molars.
Dental crowns - Dental crowns or “caps” is a dental restoration that can be placed on your tooth to completely cover your tooth all the way down to your gum line. This crown fixes cracks, extreme decay, and more.
Reshaping or recontouring - This process consists of removing a small amount of your tooth enamel to enable Dr. Hallock to easily change the shape or length of your tooth.
If you have an interest in improving the cosmetics of your smile, or are in need of a dental restoration, please contact Dr. Hallock at his office in Kettering, OH. Dr. Hallock will be happy to provide you with the best available plan in order to achieve the results you desire. Call Wilmington Family Dental today at 937-296-9672. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Teeth Whitening Products Work the Best?
There are many products available in the marketplace that say they will whiten your teeth. Toothpastes, strips, gels, and more. But, how effective are teeth whitening products at actually producing results?
No matter what kind of toothpaste your use, it will help remove stains from the surface of your teeth. This is due to the action of mild abrasives, a substance capable of polishing the surface of your teeth. Some toothpastes will also contain light polishing or chemical compounds that will provide additional stain removal. However, the effect you see from whitening toothpastes is only on the surface due to the lack of bleach in the product.
Professional whitening products, along with over-the-counter products contain hydrogen peroxide (a substance used for bleaching) which aids in removing stains on the surface of the teeth along with deep within your teeth.
Whitening strips and gels are also an option for at home treatment. While these products do contain peroxide, it is in a much lower concentration than the peroxide-based teeth whitening products available at Dr. Hallock’s office. No at home products will produce the bleaching effect you see if you receive a professional teeth whitening treatment at Dr. Hallock’s office.
Whitening products you use at home are capable of lightening the shade of your teeth by one shade. In contrast, the system that Dr. Hallock employs will lighten your teeth by three to eight shades.
Enhance Your Oral Health By Avoiding Certain Foods
Everybody loves to snack. However, it is important to remember that those chips or cookies you’ve been eyeing up may do harm to your teeth. These foods can be detrimental for your oral health.
Below is a list of nine foods that can do the most harm to your teeth from mouthhealthy.org:
1. Ice: No, not putting it in your drink to keep cold but chewing on the ice is harmful to your teeth. The reason for this is that your teeth can feel vulnerable right after chewing on ice. Due to it being a hard substance, it could possibly damage tooth enamel as well.
2. Soda: Soda is often correlated with having high amounts of sugar. If left untreated the plaque on your teeth use these sugars and assault your tooth enamel.
3. Chewy foods: Foods like gummies stay on your teeth longer than normal foods. Due to this, they are more likely to cause tooth decay and other problems. After you consume these kinds of foods, you should brush and floss your teeth.
4. Crunchy foods: Foods like the classic potato chip are more likely to leave particles of food behind in your teeth. These particles can then cause many issues for your oral health.
5. Citric Foods: Foods that have a high amount of citric acid, like fruit and juices, can be extremely harmful to your teeth. The acid in the food is more likely to wear the tooth enamel down leaving your teeth extremely vulnerable.
6. Alcohol Consumption: In excess, alcohol causes dehydration which leads to dry mouth. If you suffer from dry mouth you are more likely to deal with cavities and additional oral health problems such as periodontitis.
7. Coffee: Like alcohol, the caffeine in coffee can dehydrate you and cause dry mouth. That paired with the sweetener you put in your coffee can lead to an increased chance of dental cavities.
8. Hard Candies: Everyone loves that sweet hard candy. However, due to the hardness and high sugar concentration they can be the cause of dental emergencies like a cracked tooth.
9. Sports Drinks: While exercising they are tremendous for you. However, they are high in sugars and if consumed regularly, can cause problems.
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