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5 Reasons You Should Consider Teeth Whitening

You can have a remarkably healthy set of teeth and gums and yet it may not appear that way. There is a long list of reasons that your well-tended teeth may be yellow, stained or otherwise discolored. Fortunately, patients of Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, GA can enjoy teeth whitening that will put the perfect, finishing touch to their smile.

Of course, many people think of teeth whitening as nothing more than a way to change the color of the teeth, but there are other reasons to consider teeth whitening an important part of your dental care.

  1. Consider teeth whitening as an anti-aging solution. You can have good skin and a radiant complexion, but if you smile and your teeth are very yellow or stained, it just ages you. Whitening eliminates this issue and can often do so in a single treatment.
  2. It is fast! As just said above, patients who use our teeth whitening can often see immense changes in a single office visit. Even those with deep-set stains will see improvements in a short time.
  3. It can be touched up. While many cosmetic treatments have to be repeated often, whitening needs to be done infrequently and benefits from an at home or once annual touch up.
  4. Teeth whitening lets you maintain your habits. Few coffee drinkers will quit drinking this beverage to spare their teeth and the same goes of tea or even wine drinkers. Smokers too end up with stained teeth, and whitening can remedy this situation. While smoking is not something to be encouraged, if you are finding it very hard to quit this habit, high quality teeth whitening can help to reduce some of the cosmetic effects of these habits.
  5. Boosts confidence. A yellow or discolored smile is one that you might be hiding from others. It is a major reason to consider teeth whitening. It will let you smile, laugh, speak and grin with much more confidence. If you find your hand going to your mouth to hide your teeth, or if you hold your lips closed when smiling, it is time to explore teeth whitening.

If you have questions about teeth whitening treatments, or wish need to discuss your options, give us a call at (678) 624-0370. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Cosmetic dentistry covers a rather wide range of procedures and services including Invisalign, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental crowns and tooth- colored fillings. If you are unhappy about more than one aspect of your smile, at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, we may recommend a smile makeover, in which we develop a full plan to improve your smile. These Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs should help you better understand how a cosmetic dentist can help you.

Why Are My Teeth Discolored or Stained?

Some “lifestyle staining” is caused by habits like drinking black coffee or red wine, smoking or neglecting to brush your teeth often enough. In general, as we age our teeth start to look more yellow and dull as their enamel starts to become thin and the yellow dentin on the inside begins to show through. Sometimes medications can cause teeth to appear yellow or stained as well.

Fortunately, teeth whitening addresses all of these issues, and if your teeth are too badly stained for whitening to have an effect, you can always choose to have porcelain veneers placed over your teeth for a whiter, more even smile.

Why Should I Consider a Smile Makeover?

If your teeth are otherwise perfect except for one or two things, you may not need to develop a plan to improve your smile. However, if you have more imperfections that you want to take care of, it is a good idea to consult with one of the cosmetic dentists at Old Milton Dental to create the most effective, affordable and fastest plan to get your smile in great shape.

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help My Dental Health?

Absolutely. Crooked and uneven teeth can be difficult to brush and floss and sometimes it can be hard to motivate yourself to take care of your teeth and gums if they already look unattractive. Cosmetic dentistry can also repair damaged or chipped teeth and keep them from becoming decayed as well.

For more answers to your questions about cosmetic dentistry, please don’t hesitate to call us at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, GA at 678-624-0370 today, or you can book an appointment online with our contact form.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For You?

The main purpose of the field of cosmetic dentistry is to correct aesthetic issues with the patient’s smile. You might ask yourself, is cosmetic dentistry right for me? People opt for cosmetic dental procedures – including teeth whitening, Invisalign, porcelain veneers and other services – to give themselves more confidence in their smiles. They also choose to see a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Mazer here at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, GA to help improve their dental and oral health and hygiene as well. Often, it is much easier to keep teeth and gums clean and healthy once they have been aligned, professionally cleaned and/or whitened.

So, if you have otherwise healthy teeth and gums, but you are unhappy with some aspect of your smile, you may be an excellent candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Most patients who are not in need of major restorative dental work are great candidates for cosmetic dentistry, but each patient is different and there are a number of options and services available to attain your goals for your smile.

Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Dentistry

The pros of cosmetic dentistry go on and on. Patients who get cosmetic dental procedures performed experience greater success in their careers thanks to their boosted confidence levels. They also enjoy an easier time cleaning their teeth and keeping their gums healthy and they like what they see in the mirror much more too.

The only cons of cosmetic dentistry really are that some insurance companies don’t cover all of the procedures and services that your cosmetic dentist offers. If you have a lower-end insurance policy, you might find yourself paying out of pocket for some services. However, when you think of the amazing value you will get from a dazzling smile, the cost really does not seem all that high in comparison with years of enjoying your smile and all of the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.

Want to learn more about what a cosmetic dentist can do for your smile? Call us at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, GA today at 678-624-0370, or you can fill out our online contact form and someone will respond to your message promptly. We are looking forward to helping you get the smile you have been dreaming of!

Dentures FAQs

If you are missing just one tooth, a few teeth in a row or you have lost most or all of your teeth, you may be a good candidate for dentures available here at Old Milton Dental located in Alpharetta, GA. While many people prefer dental implants as a permanent solution for lost teeth, modern dentures provide a more affordable option. Furthermore, some patients who are not good candidates for dentures may benefit greatly from full or partial dentures. Not sure if dentures are for you? Read our last blog post to find out!

Will My Dentures Slip?

If we need to extract some teeth to fit your dentures, we will likely provide you with a set of temporary dentures while your gums heal and shrink. These should not move much, but you may experience some slipping. After your final fitting with your fitted dentures, you should really experience almost no slipping at all, especially once you’ve gotten used to wearing them and eating with them.

Can I Eat the Foods I Love?

Unlike old dentures that came unglued if you bit into an apple or ate something even slightly chewy, modern dentures allow you to eat all of the foods you enjoy. You may want to take some time and work up to more challenging foods as you grow accustomed to your dentures, but they will eventually allow you to eat whatever you like.

Do Dentures Require Special Care?

Yes; instead of brushing and flossing your teeth each night, you will take them out and gently brush them with a soft-bristled brush over the sink. You may want to rinse them first to help with cleaning them, but you will definitely want to rinse them afterward. Some people use a mild dish detergent or hand soap to wash their dentures semi-regularly, as well. After your dentures are brushed and rinsed, you will want to place them in a clean glass of water or denture solution.

Do I Need to Have All of My Teeth Extracted to Get Dentures?

No. If you only need to replace a section of teeth (or a single tooth), you can get a partial denture. If you need full dentures, you will need to have any remaining teeth removed.

To learn more about dentures and how they can improve your oral health, call us at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta today at 678-634-0370 or use our online contact form.