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Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist has the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.
Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.
Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. Your dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.
What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.
How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.
Contact Your Albany, NY Dentist
You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call for an appointment today.
Welcome to the Blog of Rose Dental Associates
Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Albany, NY area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.
As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.
We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health.
As always, feel free to contact our Rose Dental Associates office with any dental questions or concerns.
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Dental implants are tooth replacements that offer patients a wide range of unique benefits. Placed by your four top-notch dentists at Rose Dental Associates in Albany, NY, dental implants complete and strengthen smiles permanently. Plus, they look amazingly natural. Learn more here.
The details on dental implants
They've been around for decades now. Over the past ten years, however, they've grown in popularity due to precise placement surgeries and more widely trained oral health care providers.
Because their titanium implant screws insert into the jaw bone and actually bonds to it, these devices actually serve as replacement roots. Through osseointegration, the bond between implant and jaw strengthens due to biting and chewing over time.
Do you qualify for dental implants?
Your dentist at Rose Dental Associates in Albany can tell you if you have enough bone in your jaw to accept an implant. If you are, the implant surgery takes just one short office visit.
Your dentist numbs the gums, creates an opening in the bone and places the implant screw. As you heal over the subsequent weeks, the bone and implant bond together. Then, you return to the office to receive an abutment post and porcelain crown. It's just that simple.
Now, if you have extensive tooth loss, you may be a qualified candidate as well. You'll be evaluated with 3D x-rays. If you need bone augmentation, that will be done first before implant insertion.
Bridges and full dentures require multiple implants, typically in multiples of two. The prosthetics snap in place and are permanently fixed.
The unique benefits you'll enjoy
Here's what your implant(s) will do for you:
- Provide natural biting, chewing, speech and facial appearance (chewing power is similar to natural teeth)
- Improved self-confidence
- Better gum health and denser supporting jaw bone due to osseointegration
- Simple brushing and flossing (no denture adhesives or soaking teeth in a glass)
- Clear speech
- Support for adjoining natural teeth (implants help keep teeth aligned so the dental bite is proper)
- Longevity (other prosthetics age out at about ten years, but implants can last for decades)
Dental implants are real winners
There are no better tooth replacements. So, why not contact Rose Dental Associates in Albany, NY, to learn more about what dental implants could do for your smile? Call us at (518) 456-7673.
How your family dentists in Albany, NY, can help you keep a healthy smile
Did you know that keeping good oral hygiene habits not only decreases your risk of tooth loss, but it also decreases your risk of general health issues such as heart disease, endocarditis, diabetes, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease? Here at Rose Dental Associates in Albany, NY, your family dentists offer comprehensive care, including preventive treatments, to help you have both a healthy smile and overall system.
Dental problems including gum disease, periodontal disease, and tooth decay are caused by the bacteria in the plaque that clings to your teeth. The best way to prevent these dental problems is to limit the amount of bacteria and plaque in your mouth. You do this by keeping good oral hygiene habits like these:
- Brushing your teeth after meals and before you go to bed; use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush in a gentle, circular motion, covering all the surfaces of your teeth, and along the gum line. You should also gently brush your tongue, which is a common, overlooked place for bacteria to hide. Always use a toothpaste containing fluoride, to help strengthen your tooth enamel.
- Flossing at least once each day; make sure that you wrap the floss around each tooth as you floss down in between your teeth. When you wrap the floss around each tooth, it helps ensure the floss stays firmly against the tooth surface, to clean plaque more effectively.
In addition to keeping good oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing, it’s important to visit your family dentist for an exam and x-rays at least once each year. Regular visits to your family dentist ensure small dental issues don’t grow into large dental problems.
You should also visit your dental hygienist once every six months for a professional dental cleaning. Your dental hygienist is an expert at removing both soft and hard deposits like plaque and calculus, clinging to your teeth. You can also learn about the latest techniques and tools to keep your smile healthy at home, between appointments.
To learn more about how to keep good oral hygiene habits, talk with the experts: call Rose Dental Associates in Albany, NY, at (518) 456-7673. Call now, and protect the health of your smile!
Have you considered selecting one dentist for the whole family? You can save time and money when you choose a family dentist. When everyone visits the same location on the same day, it saves you time and cuts out the cost of traveling to multiple locations on different days. At Rose Dental Associates in Albany, our family dentists treat patients of all ages and provide a full range of dental services to meet everyone’s needs.
Family Dentistry Services
Family dentists offer the same services as other dental offices so all the members of your household can receive the individual care they need. Whether someone needs a routine oral checkup and cleaning or something more advanced like root canal therapy, the family dentists at our office in Albany can meet your needs. Some of the dental services we offer include:
- Dental implants
- Bridges and dentures
- Root canal therapy
- Scaling and root planing
- Cosmetic fillings
- Teeth whitening
Benefits of a Family Dentist
There are numerous benefits to selecting one dentist for the whole family. Some of the benefits include saving time, travel, and money. At our office in Albany, it is often possible to schedule dental appointments for multiple family members on the same day. That can save you money, time, and travel by not having to drive each person to a different location on separate days. Another benefit is that our family dentists offer a wide range of services. The dental needs of your entire household can be met in one convenient location.
An additional benefit of having a family dentist is that everyone can continue visiting the same dental office at every age. For instance, children will not need to switch dentists as they get older if they see a family dentist versus a pediatric one. Being able to retain the same dentist can help your children feel more comfortable about dental appointments. It might also encourage them to visit the dentist regularly even after they are grown, which can contribute to better oral health.
Choosing one dentist for the whole family is convenient, can save time, and helps eliminate excess traveling to and from dental appointments. To schedule appointments with the family dentists at our office in Albany, call Rose Dental Associates at (518) 456-7673.
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