Our East St. Paul dentists provide a variety of cosmetic dentistry services that are sought out by the public. No matter what type of procedure you need, Dr. Meredith Penner and Dr. Nita Mazurat at All Smiles Dental Centre (Winnipeg dentists) are up for the job. Tooth whitening is an increasingly popular procedure many people opt for that provides a brighter appearance to their smiles. Having your teeth whitened by professionally licensed and trained cosmetic dentists is an option that is more trustworthy and efficient than an in-home tooth whitening process. Cosmetic dentists conduct tooth whitening by either laser or light enhanced whitening procedures, non-light procedures or tray systems.
When administering these treatments, dentists apply whitening gels to a patient’s teeth and may use a light or a laser to add some firepower to the gel. The whitening gel is typically peroxide based, and the light or laser enhances the work conducted by the gel. At times, a dentist might fit a patient with a whitening tray, mouthpiece or other system to take home and use on their own accord. East St. Paul dentists will give strict instructions on how to use these take home systems, and advise patients to schedule a follow up appointment to track the progress.
Patients choose different options based on the circumstances that make the most sense for them. For instance, in-office whitening treatments with an East St. Paul dentist are often one and done procedures, allowing patients to have the desired color they want after the first appointment. Other procedures are often cheaper, but require follow-up appointments, so patients who don’t need instant results might opt for this service. In-house procedures can range anywhere from $300 to over $800. Different cosmetic dentists might offer additional services with their whitening, hence the range of prices. A quality dentist will offer you a consultation so that you know what you’re getting with your whitening and for what price.
People have different reasons for getting their teeth whitened. Some might work in appearance-focused industries such as models or actors, so tooth whitening is an ideal solution. Other people just might want to get their teeth whitened for their own preference. Tooth whitening is typically a harmless procedure that can be conducted by an East St. Paul dentist at affordable prices. As always, a patient should do their research before getting any procedure done.
Everyone knows that brushing and flossing your teeth is good but some parts of your mouth and a few sets of teeth tend to be hard to reach. While you may find it easier to brush the front of your teeth the back can be another story. “Your rear teeth are designed with special ridges and grooves which help with chewing but the drawback of this type of teeth is that they can become a sticking point for small food particles” says Dr. Penner. So it really goes without saying that those teeth are at a higher risk of bacteria, plaque and cavities which later leads to gum diseases.
Winnipeg dentists suggest that in order to remove plaque and bacteria from your rear teeth it is imperative that you take the time to floss those teeth which are hard to reach. If you find it hard to reach this area as it can be the case with people who have a smaller mouth using an electric flosser or a flosser is a good idea.
Winnipeg dental specialists at the All Smiles Dental Centre say that tooth decay is something which does not spring up overnight but does begin to appear if plaque is allowed to build up over the years. The bacteria which collect will eventually break down the enamel of your teeth and cause cavities. If even at this point the progression of tooth decay is not stopped it will begin to affect the pulp of the tooth causing excruciating pain, swelling and eventually the loss of your tooth.
If you have just realized that the plaque on your teeth has become a hardened substance known as tartar it is at this point that you should seek professional plaque removal by a qualified Winnipeg dentist. Dr. Penner recommends that patients who suffer from tartar build up should get scaling or even root planning in order to remove the buildup ASAP so that it does not cause further damage.
Both root planing and scaling are two of the most common non-surgical techniques which helps to prevent the need for more serious procedures like periodontal surgery and root canal. While both scaling and root planing may sound painful they are in actual fact painless since the dentist will administer a local anesthetic in order to numb the affected area.