Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Avoiding Sensitivity with Teeth Whitening Treatment

Have you experienced sensitivity after teeth whitening? Or maybe you know someone who went in for a professional whitening procedure and complained of pain afterwards? Sensitivity associated with teeth whitening keeps many people from trying the treatment who would otherwise benefit from it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are whitening options that offer beautiful results and minimize any associated sensitivity.

What Causes Sensitivity?

There are two primary causes of sensitivity associated with teeth bleaching:

1. The bleaching agent may come into contact with the gums or other soft tissues in close proximity to the teeth.
2. The whitening process exposes dentinal tubules, which are very small holes in the dentin that lead to the dental pulp inside the tooth. When dentinal tubules become exposed, teeth are sensitive to heat and cold.

In both cases, the resulting hypersensitivity is a temporary condition, but that doesn’t make it any less uncomfortable. Fortunately, you can avoid sensitivity by using certain teeth whitening products and methods.

Comfortable Teeth Whitening

The whitening treatments we offer help to greatly minimize sensitivity, and are a great option if whitening-associated sensitivity concerns you.

• Our Opalesence Boost and Opalesence Go whitening treatments use a gentle concentration of hydrogen peroxide, as well as potassium nitrate and water, to decrease sensitivity. Also, this treatment doesn’t require the use of a light, which can increase sensitivity by making teeth dry.
• Our Take-Home whitening treatment is highly customizable and comes in different concentrations of the whitening ingredient, so that you use the appropriate strength to minimize sensitivity and still achieve the desired effect.

Get Whiter Teeth—Without the Sensitivity

If sensitivity has kept you from getting the teeth whitening treatments you want, don’t let it any longer. There are options available for everyone which can reduce or completely eliminate discomfort. Call our office for more information about getting gentle whitening in Plano with our professional teeth bleaching treatments.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Finding the Right Family Dentist

Family dental offices are places where both children and adults can get comprehensive dental care that is flexible enough to meet their needs. When searching for the right family dentist to care for the oral health of your loved ones, keep an eye out for the following:

Children’s Dental Services: In order to properly care for young smiles, a family dentist should offer treatments that children commonly receive, such as sealants and fluoride varnishes. These help protect baby teeth and make sure that your child can enjoy good oral health into adulthood.

A Gentle Treatment Approach: You may not be able to pick this quality out readily from looking at a dental office’s website, but gentleness in treating patients of all ages is essential for comforting dental care. To get a good idea of what visiting a certain dental office is like, trying reading their patient reviews via popular local business listing websites, like Yelp.com and Plus.Google.com.

Restorative Treatment Options for Adults: To help busy parents get care for themselves and their children, a family dental office is typically able to offer adults treatment while their children are having their teeth cleaned. Comprehensive care for older patients includes restorations like fillings, crowns, and dental bridges.

A Focus on Preventive Care and Patient Education: No oral care regimen is complete without the knowledge you need to take care of your teeth between dental visits. Family dentists teach children good brushing and flossing habits and provide parents with tips for make sure their little ones are keeping up with cleaning their teeth.

At Dove Dentistry, we’re proud to be your home for family dental care in Allen, TX. We provide dental cleanings for kids, as well as preventive care, which includes sealants, fluoride, and patient education. We’re a one-stop-shop for family dentistry, where children can be cared for in one room, and their parents can get the treatment they need at the same time – whether that’s a filling or an all-porcelain dental crown. If you, or your children, are ready for your next dental appointment, contact our office for more information. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Restorations

Restoring damaged teeth to their original strength and beauty takes the right kind of materials and professional skill.  In comparison to metal-on-porcelain treatments, which have a metal amalgam base with an overlay of white material, tooth-colored restorations contain no metal and are created from bio-materials that match your own, real dental enamel.

If you’re looking into restoring damaged teeth, tooth-colored restorations offer the following benefits for cosmetic and restorative dentistry patients:

Better color matching – Tooth-colored, porcelain restorations look more like your natural teeth in shade, texture, and luminosity. We’re able to precisely color match surrounding teeth, and ensure that their natural appearance lasts as your restoration ages.

No dark spots on teeth – Dental restorations should give patients smiles that look clean, healthy and fresh. By using materials that match your real dental enamel, you won’t see any tell-tale signs of a silver filling, crown, or bridge.

Enhanced cosmetic appeal – When fixing a flawed tooth in your smile zone (the teeth that are at the forefront of your smile), it’s important to make sure that treatment doesn’t make your teeth look unnatural in any way. By making sure your veneers, crowns, fillings, or bridges are color-matched to your real teeth, you’ll be able to get a healthy smile that stands the aesthetic test as well.

Not all tooth-colored treatments are created equally. Only restorations made from life-like materials, such as porcelain and ceramic, are able to give you a beautiful smile that looks great and maintains its flawless appearance for years with proper care.

Dove Dentistry offers all-porcelain restorations that preserve the natural aesthetic of your real teeth, whether you need a cosmetic smile enhancement, or are seeking a restoration for a decayed tooth. Contact Dove Dentistry to learn more about tooth-colored treatments from our Allen, TX dental office.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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We're excited to announce the official launch of our Dove Dentistry blog.

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