Dental pain: Hypersensitivity (extremely sensitive teeth).

Dental hypersensitivity is defined as an adverse reaction to contact with specific substances in quantities that usually produce no reaction in most individual.  It can also be an allergic tendency to contact with specific substances and usually has an unusual violent, or intense  reaction.  Hypersensitivity can be divided into 2 types: 1) immediate; and 2) […]

Composite Veneers vs Porcelain Veneers:the difference

A patient asked me “what is the difference between composite veneers and porcelain veneers?”. There are several difference that you should be aware of.   In my previous blog, I explain that a porcelain veneer is a facing for the tooth that is fabricated out of porcelain in a dental lab to bond onto the front […]

Porcelain Veneers: an alternative to tooth whitening

As stated in my previous blogs, whitening your teeth is a great way to improve the brightness of your smile, but continuous whitening treatment is required.  Also, any crowns and anterior fillings have to be replaced to match the new color, or shade of whiteness.  Also, if bleaching treatments are stopped, the teeth revert back […]

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 […]