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Does Teeth Whitening Harm Tooth Enamel?

Topical teeth whiteners commonly use hydrogen peroxide as the primary ingredient. When used incorrectly, this can lead to heightened sensitivity. When used excessively, it may actually damage the teeth. These are two compelling reasons to consider professional teeth whitening over at-home options. It is well-known that tooth whitening can lead to sensitivity. Findings from studies …

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Best Solutions for Stained Teeth

The Best Solutions for Stained Teeth

There can be several causes of tooth staining. Foods and beverages, aging, oral hygiene habits, and certain medications can all serve to discolor or yellow the teeth, creating the most common cosmetic dental problem experienced by adults today. Fortunately, even the most drastic tooth staining can be treated, and with his personalized approach to dental …

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Do Porcelain Veneers Stain?

Do Porcelain Veneers Stain?

Porcelain dental veneers are placed over the front of teeth that have been marred by cosmetic imperfections. This can include gaps, irregular tooth sizes, crooked presentation, and similar types of minor malocclusion. It can also include structural issues such as chips and cracks, or strictly cosmetic issues like deep stains. Once placed over the front …

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What is the Fastest Way to Whiten My Teeth?

What is the Fastest Way to Whiten My Teeth?

The fastest way to whiten your teeth will be dependent on what type of stains you are addressing. If your stains are topical, such as those caused by foods and beverages, an in-office tooth whitening treatment will likely be the fastest. If your stains are deep, embedded underneath the enamel, dental bonding may be the …

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Porcelain Veneers for Deep Stains

There are two types of tooth stains: Extrinsic, often caused by foods, beverages, and lifestyle choices like tobacco use Intrinsic, typically a result of aging, dental fluorosis, and medications Extrinsic stains may present as discoloration, often impacting the entire tooth. Intrinsic stains can appear mottled, ribboned, or splotchy, but may also cause a yellowing or …

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Boost Tooth Whitening

Opalescence Boost teeth whitening is a safe, comfortable and effective way to brighten your smile. This in-office tooth whitening treatment takes only one hour to perform and can lighten your teeth several shades in that time. Offering a vastly superior alternative to store-bought teeth whitening kits, Boost whitening is especially useful for men and women who …

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What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath can be caused by foods you eat and beverages you drink. It is no secret that foods such as garlic, onions, and peanut butter can cause bad breath, nor is anyone surprised when coffee, beer, or soda produces an unpleasant odor. However, chronic bad breath is more often a sign of a larger …

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Replacing Old Metal Amalgam Fillings with Tooth Colored Fillings

Posted: November 18, 2013 Many of our Scottsdale patients have asked us about replacing their old metal amalgam fillings with tooth colored fillings. This is actually a very common inquiry. The primary reason our patients ask for this service is that they believe tooth colored fillings are less noticeable than metal fillings. And they are …

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