What is cosmetic dentistry.
It is referred to any dental work that is done to improve the appearance of the person.
Improve your smile
Today, cosmetic dentistry ranges, from whitening and shaping to closing spaces with the help of invisible aligners/braces and replacing teeth with dental implants. Dentists have a variety of tools and techniques in today’s dentistry for improving the look of your smile.
Your smile is the first impression you will make on people.Everyone associate healthy, white teeth with a youthful appearance. Oral cavity is a mirror of our health.You can practice good oral hygiene by always brushing your teeth twice a day with a tooth brush, floss and oral rinse recommended by your dentist.
The color of your teeth can be improved by the range of whitening products available in the market .BUT DO THEY WORK?
There are a range of products available in the market, and we have been providing all kinds of whitenings in our office for years. Dr sareen and Dr Rao would like to shed some light on all these products. All the whitening techniques basically bleaches our teeth.
– chewing gum- They all claim to clean your mouth after food and give you the freshness in your breath. They effects are marginal and non- noticeable.
-Tooth paste-Most of the tooth pastes work with the abrasive agents and lean the teeth as the dentifrice, some have mild amounts of hydrogen peroxide which have some whitening effects on teeth. The effects are minimal and can be used as adjuncts.
-Over the counter trays and strips- There are various products in the market claiming that they whiten teeth. They all contain bleaching products like hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide . They are not custom fit and one size fits all so they don’t touch all of your teeth at the same time. Our patients tell us that they take long time to be effective but this is the cheapest option you are looking for white teeth.
-custom trays for whitening made at the dental office- These the trays made in the dental office by taking the mold of your teeth, supplied with the whitening gel. This is a take home kit and you do it yourself in the comfort of your own home.One of the effective methods of whitening and results last from 3- 6 months. As this is a custom fit , it touches all the teeth in the same time so the effects are noticeable.
Your dentist in Manassas Dr Teena Sareen can create a custom mouthpiece tray that ensures the right amount of whitening solution reaches your teeth. You may find whitening at home more convenient. But it can take two to four weeks or longer depending on the strength of peroxide used.
AS A SPECIAL OFFER IN OUR OFFICE YOU GET THE FREE CUSTOM TRAYS MADE IN OUR OFFICE IF YOU JOIN OUR FAMILY AS A NEW PATIENT.