Whiten Up Your Smile for Summer

There’s nothing like a bright, confident smile. It can light up a room and lift someone’s mood. But has your smile become a little faded over the years? It might be time to rejuvenate it with a professional teeth whitening procedure from [practice_name].

Our teeth can become stained or discolored for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is simply age. Our teeth get their color from their layer of dentin below the enamel. As we get older, dentin naturally yellows, leaving a less-appealing smile than we might have once had.

Teeth can also accumulate stains from materials in our diet. Items with dark pigment, such as berries, sauces, wine, soda, and coffee all can leave stains behind. Their effect can be compacted if poor oral hygiene is practiced. Fortunately, our teeth whitening treatments can reverse these and other causes of staining and discoloration.

But what about over-the-counter whitening treatments? While these can be effective, they are often not strong enough to produce the kind of results many people want. They can also cause harm if misused. Better to trust our skilled team and professional-grade whitening products. You can have visibly whiter teeth in as little as one visit.

If you would like to experience the confidence boost that comes from having a brilliant smile, please call our [practice_name] in [city], [st], today, to schedule your appointment.

Reacting in a Dental Emergency

Here’s a story.

You wake up one morning and notice a pain in your mouth. At first you wonder if something has become lodged between one of your teeth, maybe a piece of popcorn shell, but some quick flossing tells you nothing is there. You come to the unhappy conclusion that you have a toothache. What do you do?

Dental emergencies tend to strike at the most inconvenient times. But responding to them appropriately can mean the difference between saving a tooth and requiring more extensive treatment. Getting to the dentist as quickly as possible is the best thing you can do, regardless of the situation.

Let’s come back to your toothache. You might think it can wait until the weekend, or that it might even go away on its own. Don’t wait until the pain finally becomes unbearable. Treatment is easier if the problem is addressed earlier.

What about other emergencies? If an entire tooth is knocked out, rinse it off holding the crown only. Don’t scrub. Try and insert it back into place, or put it in some milk or salty water. Get to a dentist. Save any fragments from chipped or broken teeth, and get to a dentist. Pain can be controlled with a little clove oil. If you lose a crown, try and fit it back into place using some toothpaste. Cover a lost filling with sugarfree gum. Get to a dentist as soon as possible.

Knowing how to appropriately react in a dental emergency can save you or a loved one unnecessary discomfort and pain. At [practice_name], we are ready to deal with any dental emergency here in the [city], [st], area. Please contact us at [phone] with any questions.