50 Shades of Grey – Teeth Whitening – Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs Dentist near me
There is nothing like a bright smile.

Grey is definitely out.  So is yellow.  But, how much white is enough?  Well, no one really knows given the rush in recent years to have a whiter smile. And as it stands right now, teeth whitening is the number one cosmetic procedure performed in a dental office today.  But what about the oral health benefits?

What we know is there are additional benefits beyond bleaching your teeth.  So while attempting to achieve the right smile with a bright smile, whitening your teeth with 10% carbamide peroxide may actually help prevent cavities.[1]  The bacteria that causes cavities flourish when the pH of your mouth is slightly acidic, which happens to be a bi-product of eating or drinking.

However, according to Dr. Van Hayword of DCG Augusta a 10% carbamide peroxide bleaching gel in a custom tray can help elevate the pH, which helps fight decay.[2] There is also some evidence that the same regimen can help keep plaque from forming on the teeth, which may help prevent gum disease.

So while deciding how white is enough is a personal decision, weighing the costs and benefits of any cosmetic transformation probably should involve the input of your dental provider.  I encourage you to contact your dentist.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.[3]

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

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[1] Carbamide peroxide (10% and 15%) has been classified by the United States Food and Drug Association as Category 1, which means there is sufficient data to demonstrate that these agents are safe and effective for use in the oral cavity as oral antiseptic agents (Haywood, 1993; Dental Product Spotlight, 2001).

[2] Van B. Haywood, DMD, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, School of Dentistry, Dental College of Georgia

Dentist Sandy Springs: Teeth Stains?

Teeth whitening
The benefits of teeth whitening are amazing.

Tooth discoloration and staining causes embarrassment and self-consciousness.  Many of the causes are under your control (some are not).  The following is a brief list of some causes and cures:

  1. Drinks: Coffee and tea tend to stain teeth.  Periodic professional cleanings and in-office tooth whitening reverse these effects.
  2. Tobacco:  Smoking and chewing tobacco have an adverse effect on tooth color, gingival health, and breath.  Quit smoking.  But if you’re not, periodic in-office cleanings and profession tooth whitening minimize the discoloring effects of smoking.
  3. Dental Restorations: Metal restorations tend to breakdown at the edges and may reduce the transparency of tooth enamel.  Replacing metal fillings with tooth colored composites or porcelains reverses these effects.  Even tooth-colored restorations stain with time and may need replacement.
  4. Age: With aging comes tooth staining.  The outer tooth enamel wears down with time, causing teeth to turn more yellow.  Porcelain veneers or dental bonding replace that worn layer and restore the youthful glow of teeth.
  5. Chemicals and Medications:  During the tooth development of a child, certain antibiotics such as tetracycline or excessive ingestion of fluoride can cause permanent tooth staining.  Though these stains cannot be cleaned or whitened, porcelain veneers or composite bonding can give the stained teeth a new look.

In addition to the causes listed above, trauma and genetics play a role in changing tooth color. Keep your teeth whiter and brighter by regular dental cleanings (which usually include stain removal and polishing) and ask us about our cosmetic options to get the right smile.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200B

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

 

Thank you for all your referrals.  We truly appreciate them.

Information included is not dental or medical advice.  For your specific information

 be sure to consult your dentist.

 

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Dentist Alpharetta: Your Smile – A Powerful Tool

Cosmetic dentist near meTeeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the country.  The procedures are very affordable and the results are very quick.  And almost everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening or bleaching.[1]  However, there are some dark teeth that are more resistant to the dental whitening process. Yet, even dark teeth will whiten to some degree with long-term compliance.  Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of your smile.  Depending on the results you desire, whitening may be the option.  And where it’s not feasible, some form of porcelain bonding of veneers is an excellent option that allows you to choose how white you want your smile to be.

Your smile gets one chance to make a first impression. Make it dazzling with our teeth whitening treatments.  It’s quick and easy, and gives you a jumpstart towards your dream smile, builds confidence, and helps you want to smile more often.  Please call our office for more information or to set an appointment for a complimentary consultation.  At the Right Smile Center, we’re into what suits your lifestyle.   Leave it to our modern treatments to help you get the bright smile you’ve always wanted.

Our dental office is conveniently located on Carpenter Drive in the heart of Sandy Springs, and we serve patients from Sandy Springs, Roswell, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Buckhead, Marietta, East Cobb and surrounding communities. We welcome new patients and will be happy to answer all of your questions over the phone or in person. Our dentists and team look forward to making you, and your loved ones, smile!

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

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[1] Whitening is exterior and bleaching is interior to the teeth.

50 Shades of White – Teeth Bleaching

mature-female-smilingHow white is enough?  Well, no one really knows given the rush in recent years to have a white smile.  What we do know, is that there are additional benefits beyond bleaching your teeth.  So while attempting to achieve the right smile with a bright smile, whitening your teeth with 10% carbamide peroxide may actually help prevent cavities (dental caries).[1]  The bacteria that causes cavities flourish when the pH of your mouth is slightly acidic, which is a bi-product when you eat or drink. There is evidence according to Dr. Van Hayword of GRU that a 10% carbamide peroxide bleaching gel in a custom tray can help elevate the pH, which helps fight decay.[2] There is also some evidence that the same regimen can help keep plaque from forming on the teeth, which may help prevent gum disease.

Deciding how white is enough is a personal decision where weighing the costs and benefits of any cosmetic transformation probably should involve the input of your dental provider.  I encourage you to contact your dentist if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.[3]

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com


[1] Carbamide peroxide (10% and 15%) has been classified by the United States Food and Drug Association as Category 1, which means there is sufficient data to demonstrate that these agents are safe and effective for use in the oral cavity as oral antiseptic agents (Haywood, 1993; Dental Product Spotlight, 2001).

[2] Van B. Haywood, DMD, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, School of Dentistry, Georgia Regents University.

Dentist East Cobb: Teeth Whitening

Dentist near meMore and more the esthetics of teeth are of great importance to patients, including tooth color.  The color of the teeth is influenced by a combination of their natural color and the presence of any external stains that may form on the tooth surface.   The type of natural stain and initial tooth color can play a significant role in the ultimate outcome of tooth bleaching.  Where oral health care used to be the primary function of a dentist, in the past 10 years the importance of tooth whitening for patients has seen a dramatic rise in the number of tooth whitening products and procedures to come onto the marketplace.  The relationship of the doctor and patient has changed.  And the demand by the consumer to kind of cookie cutter the results of esthetic dentistry is supplanting the traditional approach to oral health care.

There are a number of approaches to measuring tooth color changes following tooth whitening; each with their own advantages and disadvantages; and given the consumer’s demand for continued esthetic emphasis, tooth whitening will continue to demand further research and perfection.  The key factors that affect tooth whitening efficacy by peroxide containing products are a function of peroxide concentration, to a limited degree, light exposure and the allocation of application time.  In general, higher concentrations provide results faster than lower concentrations. While lower concentrations approach a similar degree of results as higher concentrations with extended treatment times, what appears to be a demand for immediate gratification by the consumer apparently drives a propensity to develop systems that deliver higher concentrations of peroxide with shorter application time periods.

Your smile is the first thing people notice. And our goal is to help you smile, but we want to make sure it’s the right smile, one that’s natural and comfortable for you.  If chipped, stained, or crooked teeth are “hiding” the real you, it’s time for what is commonly referred to as a smile make over. It is understood that a beautiful smile can brighten your lifestyle every day, both professionally and socially.  And unlike plastic surgery, teeth whitening isn’t a major operation.  Imagine coming in for a single appointment or two and emerging with the smile you’ve always wanted. The results are immediate and dramatic. There are many ways you can receive a youthful, attractive, natural looking smile.

You can be assured that as a prosthodontist, I understand the functional mechanics as well as the cosmetic artistry needed to evaluate and create the right smile for you. Your goals for achieving the smile you want and the dental health you need are my first priority in our Sandy Springs office.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

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