Archive for August, 2009

Whitening Toothpastes: do they work?

All toothpastes help remove plaque and surface stains from off of the teeth.  Toothpaste contains mild abrasives to help with stain removal and other chemicals to clean and polish the surfaces of the teeth.  Whitening toothpastes that have the ADA Seal of Approval have additional special chemical or polishing agents to help to improve the […]

Sensitive Teeth caused by Teeth Whitening.

Increased tooth sensitivity after having your teeth whitened has been a complaint I have had from patients coming, or calling into my practice.  I have not had a patient complain of that problem with the whitening gels that we use in our office.  In my previous blog, I mentioned being a chemist before going to […]

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is probably one of the most asked about subjects in our dental office.  It is second only to questions about dental insurance and financial matters.  Whitening, or bleaching of the teeth is done by placing a chemical solution on the enamel of the teeth and letting it alter the the appearance of enamel […]