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By Rochester Dental
December 30, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Rediscover your confidence and enhance your appearance with professional teeth whitening treatment.

It’s about to be that time of the year again where red wine, hot chocolate, sweet treats, and other foods leave us feeling very happy, but our teeth a little less than radiant. If you notice that your teeth are a bit yellow and dull this holiday season, our cosmetic dentists in Troy, MI, Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, can step in and improve your smile with professional teeth whitening!

How does professional teeth whitening work?

First and foremost, you will want to choose how you want to whiten your smile. Do you want to whiten at home on your own time or, do you want to let our Troy, MI, cosmetic dentists do it for you in-office?

If you want to achieve fast, visible results without having to do the work yourself, then in-office whitening may be the best option; however, many patients choose at-home whitening because they can still achieve great results in a way that accommodates their busy schedules.

Both of these options use whitening gels that generally contain one of two active ingredients: carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. These ingredients work by breaking up stain molecules within the outer layers of a tooth. Teeth that have become yellow and stained due to age, foods, drinks, or smoking, generally benefit the most from professional whitening treatment.

When will I see results?

If you choose to undergo in-office whitening, then you will see results within the very same day. Depending on the severity of your stains, you may even be able to achieve the results you want in just one session. We will first record the shade of your teeth prior to whitening treatment. Then we will clean your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar buildup to ensure that the whitening gel is able to reach all areas of your teeth evenly.

Once your teeth are clean, we will start the whitening process. Following the procedure, we will take out our shade guide to check how much whiter your smile has become. Most patients see at least a 5-shade difference in their smiles after whitening.

If you choose to use our at-home whitening system, some patients may see results after a week of regular use, with most people seeing results within two weeks.

Interested? Give us a call

Rochester Dental is dedicated to providing patients in and around Troy, MI, with the aesthetic, preventive, and restorative dental care they need. If you are interested in learning more about in-office whitening and the results you’ll achieve with this treatment, then call our office today at (248) 528-0700 for a cosmetic dentistry consultation.


By Rochester Dental
December 26, 2019
Category: Dental

Are you looking to touch up your smile? While brushing, flossing, and rinsing are all crucial for your dental hygiene, they only go so far when your teeth have already experienced damage, decay, or staining. Fortunately, here at Rochester Smiles in Troy, MI, Debra G. Halsey, DDS, specializes in remaking smiles, offering a host of cosmetic treatments to bring the smile back to your face! Take a look at some of the options we offer at our office:

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a great option for teeth with chips, gaps, cracks, or any conspicuous blemishes. Dental bonding applies a composite (specially colored to match your original teeth) to the surface of the affected tooth and shapes them in a more aesthetically-pleasing manner. Your cosmetic dentist will cure the composite to make sure your bonded tooth is both functional and durable.

Whitening

Many of us enjoy starting the day with coffee or tea, or relaxing in the evening with a glass of red wine. Unfortunately, these beverages, along with substances like tobacco, can stain our teeth. While over-the-counter bleaching kits and strips can whiten your smile to a degree, an in-office peroxide treatment is a longer-lasting and more effective way to brighten and whiten your teeth.

Veneers

If your teeth are oddly shaped or deeply discolored, veneers are a great long-term solution to fix the cosmetic issue. Generally made of porcelain and formed to look like a natural set of teeth, veneers adhere right to the surface of your smile for a picture-perfect look!

Dental Implants

At our Troy, MI, office, we offer dental implants as an option for severely damaged or missing teeth. Our cosmetic dentists use a metal post, secured in your jawbone, to act as the root of an artificial tooth. Undetectable and strong, dental implants are a less cumbersome alternative to dentures, and have the ability to last for decades on end!

Interested? Give Us a Call

To learn more about the cosmetic dentistry options here at Ramsey Family Dental, call us today at (248) 528-0700.