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If you've ever wished for a brighter whiter smile, you're not alone. Making sure you are in keeping with good dental health habits is the first important step for achieving the smile you've always dreamed of. Even if you do everything right, your teeth may still be a few shades short of your goal. Professional teeth whitening can help you reach it. Reach out to Dr. Gregory Lowenguth of HFL Dental in Honeoye Falls, NY, to learn how.
Teeth Whitening Honeoye Falls, NY
It's the foods and drinks we enjoy most that are mainly responsible for staining our teeth. It is, however, these stains that teeth whitening can most easily remedy.
Over-the-counter treatments can make a lot of promises regarding results, but none of them can be as rapidly effective, or as safe, as in-office professional teeth whitening.
The bleaching agents employed by both can damage the gums, so it's a procedure best overseen by a professional. In the office, your gums will be protected throughout, which means that a stronger solution can be used.
Is the Procedure Right for You?
While teeth whitening can radically transform the color of your teeth, the treatment will not be effective on crowns or veneers. But if a veneer is stained enough your dentist may suggest replacing it. Though often a professional dental cleaning may be enough to make these look like new.
The same advice applies to the rest of your teeth if you have not been in for a dental cleaning, or a checkup, in a long time. A beautiful smile begins with a healthy smile.
Teeth that are discolored because of damage, or as a result of taking certain types of medication, may also not respond to teeth whitening. But your dentist can advise you on alternative treatments.
If you want to explore teeth whitening and reside in or near the Mendon and Honeoye Falls, NY, area make an appointment with Dr. Lowenguth of HFL Dental by dialing (585) 624-1917.
A cavity damages your tooth enamel—sometimes beyond repair if the decay invades the interior pulp, root, and bone. However, if detected early, your family dentist, Dr. Greg Lowenguth, can remake the tooth enamel with restorative fillings at HFL Dental in Mendon, NY. Your tooth can be good as new.
What causes tooth decay?
Strep bacteria does. It lives in food particles on and between your teeth. Of course, we brush and floss to remove this plaque, but any leftover residue provides the perfect breeding ground for damaging bacteria. They give off acids which, little by little, lead to tooth decay.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research says that tooth decay is the most prevalent chronic health problem in both children and adults worldwide. However, you can prevent it with good oral hygiene habits at home and care from your family dentist in his Mendon area office.
The benefits of restorative fillings
If you do develop a cavity (some people are more prone than others), Dr. Lowenguth can repair it. He removes the decayed enamel and places a tooth-colored filling.
Most of today's fillings are made from durable and lifelike composite resin, a mixture of glass powder and acrylic. Into the prepared site, your family dentist layers the resin, hardening each surface with an ultraviolet light.
Besides composite resin, Dr. Lowenguth offers porcelain fillings (inlays and onlays) and glass ionomer fillings, which contain sustained-release fluoride. He'll repair your tooth with a material appropriate to the size and location of your cavity.
These are the benefits of modern restorative fillings:
- They stop the decay process, strengthen your enamel and allow you to keep your tooth.
- They block bacteria from invading the interior pulp chamber and root canals.
- Fillings strengthen tooth enamel and avoid fracture.
- Their natural color matches tooth enamel seamlessly.
- Your dentist removes less tooth enamel than with amalgam (metal) fillings.
- The procedure is fairly rapid, and most fillings last ten years or longer, says DocShop.
At HFL Dental in Mendon, your family dental team offer preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services. If Dr. Lowenguth discovers you have a cavity, rely on an effective repair with a natural-looking filling material. Call our office to learn more: (585) 624-1917.
If your teeth have become dull with age or are stained from certain foods, beverages, or tobacco, you can improve your smile with teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening treatments performed by a dental professional are the fastest way to achieve a significantly whiter smile. In fact, it is possible to whiten your teeth by several shades in just one in-office treatment and the results can last for years. At HFL Dental, Dr. Carl Murano is your Mendon and Honeoye Falls, NY, family dentist for professional teeth whitening treatments.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening is the quickest way to whiten and brighten your smile. In a single treatment session, it is possible to whiten teeth by up to eight shades and eliminate many stains caused by foods, beverages, or tobacco. Teeth that have become dull due to aging or other factors will also be significantly brighter after undergoing professional teeth whitening. Your Mendon family dentist can help you decide if professional teeth whitening is right for you.
Professional teeth whitening treatments utilize a high-quality bleaching agent that is able to penetrate the outer layers of tooth enamel and target certain types of stains and discolorations. During whitening treatment, the lips and gums are protected so they do not come into contact with the bleaching agent. Then, the bleaching agent is carefully brushed onto the teeth and left on for about an hour before being cleaned off. Afterward, your teeth will be immediately whiter and brighter.
Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening
Many teeth whitening products are available over-the-counter, such as whitening toothpastes or strips. However, professional teeth whitening offers several advantages over these products. Whitening treatments available through a dental office utilize a professional strength bleaching agent that makes it possible to achieve a whiter smile faster with results that can last for years. Further, professional teeth whitening is safer for teeth and gums. Over-the-counter whitening products can be abrasive and wear away tooth enamel, leading to tooth sensitivity.
Improve your smile with teeth whitening treatments available through your dentist’s office. Professional teeth whitening can deliver a significantly whiter smile more quickly than other methods. To improve your smile with teeth whitening, schedule an appointment with Dr. Murano, your family dentist serving Honeoye Falls and Mendon, NY, by calling HFL Dental at (585) 624-1917.