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Posts for: January, 2015

By Rochester Dental
January 27, 2015
Category: Dental Hygiene
Tags: Toothpaste  

If you're looking for a beautifully white smile, but aren't sure that you can afford to visit a Troy dentist for professional grade tooth whitening, you might be considering a whitening toothpaste as a more affordable and convenient alternative. After all, the commercials often make it sound as though whitening toothpastes work just as well. Do they?

The truth is, the whitening toothpastes that you can purchase over-the-counter at your local grocery or drug store are never going toVeneers work as well the professional whitening treatments you can get when you visit your local Troy dentist, at Rochester Dental.

While some whitening toothpastes can make your teeth appear a little whiter, they do come with several limitations. For example, over-the-counter whitening toothpastes contain ingredients that aren't nearly as strong as the ingredients you'll find in the products your Troy dentist can use. As a result, you often have to use whitening toothpastes for a much longer amount of time in order to see any results. When you visit a dentist for professional tooth whitening, however, you can see impressive results in as little as one visit.

Whitening toothpastes also don't address the cause of the tooth discoloration. While whitening toothpastes are more effective on surface stains caused by poor oral hygiene or consumables that stain, they cannot treat stains that are caused by tooth decay and they are not effective on veneers or bridges. In order to treat these types of stains and surfaces, you will need to visit your dentist for professional whitening.

One thing many people do not realize is that some whitening toothpastes contain ingredients that only make the teeth look whiter. While the shade seems lighter, it really only appears to be lighter, and the results don't last. Furthermore, some whitening toothpastes also contain ingredients that damage and wear away at the enamel.

While whitening toothpastes may seem like a more affordable and convenient choice, the truth is that you get what you pay for. For a beautifully white smile that will last, visit your Troy dentist at Rochester dental.

By Rochester Dental
January 05, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

For such a simple cosmetic procedure, veneers sure have a lot of misconceptions surrounding them. Before you head in to see the cosmetic dentist Troy residents trust for their veneers, Dr. Bill Carmody, D.D.S., take a minute to read through these four misconceptions about veneers. You might just be surprised by what you learn.

Veneers are Just for Looks

While veneers from a cosmetic dentist in Troy are a great way to improve your looks and your self-confidence, that's not all that Veneersthey're good for. Veneers can also strengthen your teeth, make them easier to clean and even make them less prone to cavities.

Veneers are Too Expensive

Think veneers are too expensive? While veneers may truly be out of the budget for some, they may just be more affordable than you think. Between dental insurance and patient-friendly payment plans, you could have a bright new smile for less than you'd imagine.

Veneers Look Unnatural

Veneers are a great way to get a brilliant white smile, but your teeth don't have to be quite that white if you aren't comfortable with it. Veneers aren't a one-size-fits all solution. Dr. Carmody and all of the dentists at Rochester Dental Smiles will work with you to choose the shade of white that looks most natural and attractive for you.

Veneers are Too Fragile

Just like any dental work you have done by a Troy cosmetic dentist, veneers do require some degree of care in order to keep them in great condition for years to come. This does not mean they are fragile, however. As long as you use common sense and avoid actions such as opening bottles with your teeth, chewing bones or ice, and grinding your teeth, your veneers should continue to look great for years to come!

Whether you're looking for a Troy cosmetic dentist who offers beautiful veneers, high-quality dental implants or just routine check-ups, the choice is clear. Visit Dr. Carmody and all of the experienced, professional dentists at Rochester Dental Smiles for quality dental care in a relaxed and comfortable setting.