Salt Lake City Dentist Blog
This past week I saw two interesting cases. One was a patient that had had orthodontic treatment but was now disappointed because the gaps between his teeth were coming back. The other was a patient who rather than having braces had veneers placed and was now disappointed because one of the veneers had come off. The interesting thing is both of these cases would have had a better result if both braces and cosmetic dentistry or veneers had been a part of the original treatment plan.
I can usually count on one hand the number of silver fillings that I do in a year. Most of my patients do not want silver fillings because they would prefer a filling that matches the color of their teeth. Silver fillings are considered unaesthetic. But do they last longer?
Last year Americans spent 25% less on dental care than the year before. Many view dental treatment as elective, especially cosmetic dentistry, like tooth whitening, veneers, and braces. Treatment of common dental diseases should not be delayed. Cavities and gum disease if allowed to progress are more expensive to treat and can cause pain and discomfort that can lead to unexpected absence from work. But what about a less than perfect smile? Can it wait?
Many things are added to teeth whitening gels. They are usually added to decrease sensitivity, or improve whitening results. We'll discuss what they are and if you should consider them.
In the last post on teeth whitening, you hopefully learned why you should consider carbamide peroxide vs hydrogen peroxide. In general, carbamide peroxide is a better choice for at home whitening.
There are dozens of different whitening gels available over the counter and at your dentist's office. How are they different? How should you or your dentist choose one gel over another? This blog aims to answer those questions.
Why does teeth whitening make your teeth sensitive?
This forum on linkedIn discusses the importance of a smile in sales and I would add life. One of the common things people worry about is whether their smile might detract from their appearance.
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