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By Rochester Dental
May 17, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Is your bright, white smile only a fond memory these days? It's not unusual for your smile to fade over the years, but it doesn't have to stay dull and yellow. Teeth whitening offers a simple, effective way to brighten your smile. Your Troy, MI, dentists Drs. William Carmody and Debra Halsey offer teeth whitening and other services that improve your smile, here at Rochester Dental.

How can teeth whitening help you?

Right or wrong, society places a high value on white teeth. Yellow teeth may make you look older or feel less confident in social or work situations. Teeth whitening in Troy easily removes stains that dull your smile, improving your appearance and your self-esteem.

How does teeth whitening work?

Brushing alone won't keep your smile white. Brushing can't remove dark pigments from foods and beverages that tend to become trapped in microscopic pores in your tooth enamel. During a teeth whitening session, your Troy, MI, dentist coats your teeth with a gel that contains hydrogen peroxide. The gel oozes into the tiny pores and breaks apart the pigments that cause stains, leaving your smile brighter.

Before your treatment begins, a protective gel will be applied to your roots to reduce sensitivity. Plastic retractors placed in your mouth will prevent your lips and cheeks from coming into contact with the whitening gel. Every professional treatment also includes a dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar. Without this crucial step, your teeth might look speckled after your cleaning, as hydrogen peroxide can't lighten plaque and tartar.

Professional whitening only takes about an hour and may lighten your smile by as much as three to eight shades.

Why should I choose professional teeth whitening?

Professional-strength whitening agents work much faster than over-the-counter products because they contain higher formulations of hydrogen peroxide. In fact, most people only need one whitening session at the dentist's office.

Professional whitening is also safer and offers more consistent results. If do-it-yourself trays don't fit your mouth precisely, or strips don't cover your teeth completely, your teeth may appear two-tone. After a professional whitening session, your teeth will be uniformly white. 

Brighten your smile with teeth whitening. Call your Troy, MI, dentists Drs. William Carmody and Debra Halsey of Rochester Dental at  (248) 528-0700 to schedule an appointment.

By Rochester Dental
April 02, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Whether you're unhappy with your appearance or want to repair a damaged tooth, cosmetic dentistry services will revitalize your smile. Your cosmetic dentists in Troy, MI, Dr. Debra Halsey and Dr. William Carmody of Rochester Dental, can help you find the perfect treatment or service for you.

Teeth whitening renews your smile

Tooth stains are hard to avoid for most people. Drinking coffee, tea, or eating or any food and beverage with dark pigments can lead to stains. Aging and tobacco use are also factors that contribute to a dull smile.

Fortunately, teeth whitening offers a simple solution. Hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in the whitening agent your dentist uses, breaks apart and removes the pigments that cause stains. After whitening, your teeth may be three to eight shades whiter.

Bonding improves the appearance of your teeth and repairs minor damage

Bonding, one of the least expensive dental treatments, offers excellent results. It can be used to fill in a chip at the bottom of a tooth, hide discoloration or imperfections, make your teeth look more uniform, or lengthen a short tooth.

During your visit to the Troy, MI, dental office, your dentist applies a small amount of composite resin, a flexible tooth-colored material. After shaping the material, they harden it with a curing light.

Veneers offer a simple solution for cosmetic issues

Thin veneers hide imperfections and flaws on the fronts of teeth. The porcelain or plastic shells are just about as thick as a fingernail yet offer excellent coverage when cemented to your teeth.

Veneers can be used to change the shape of a tooth, lengthen a short tooth, whiten your entire smile, or conceal chips, gaps, cracks, and imperfections. The restorations last 10 to 15 years or longer before they must be replaced.

Dental implants replace lost teeth permanently

Implants create a brand new synthetic tooth that looks and feels just like natural teeth. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts implanted in your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The posts serve as replacements for lost roots and soon begin to fuse to your jawbone. Each implant supports a dental crown, a restoration that replaces the visible part of a tooth. Dental implants offer excellent biting power and will last your entire life with proper care.

Improve your smile with a cosmetic dentistry treatment! Call your Troy, MI, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Halsey and Dr. Carmody of Rochester Dental, at (248) 528-0700 to schedule your appointment.

By Rochester Dental
December 14, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

A bright, white smile is on everyone's wish list, but for many of us achieving a stunning smile takes a little work. Eating and drinking habits, smoking, age, and oral hygiene can gray or yellow your teeth, but fortunately, you can brighten your grin with these teeth whitening tips from Dr. Debra Halsey of Rochester Smiles in Troy.

Brushing

Brushing frequently is key to keeping your teeth from becoming stained from food or drink and to prevent yellow plaque and tartar from forming. Make sure to brush thoroughly, and try a toothpaste formulated to whiten teeth to help brighten your teeth.

Teeth Whitening kits

There are many kinds of teeth whitening products available at drugstores, including strips, gels, brush-on liquids, and trays. Depending on the percentage of hydrogen peroxide in the product, you can experience impressive whitening results with consistent usage. Ask your dentist at our Troy office to help you select the formula that will best work for you, especially if you have sensitive teeth.

Dental cleanings

Regular cleanings and exams at our Troy office are essential for keeping your teeth healthy and white. With our professional tools, we can buff away stains and plaque to brighten your teeth and improve your overall oral health.

Lifestyle habits

Your food and beverage choices can impact the whiteness of your smile, with red wine, coffee, and tea among the common culprits for teeth staining. Smoking can cause severe graying that is hard to remove. Quitting smoking improves both the appearance of your teeth and your oral and whole-body health.

In-office whitening

At our Troy office, we offer professional teeth whitening using a higher level of hydrogen peroxide than is available in over-the-counter formulas. A professional whitening treatment offers the most dramatic results, especially for teeth that are severely stained, yellowed, or gray.

A gorgeous smile can be yours with the help of Rochester Dental in Troy. Call us today at 248- 528-0700

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 18, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Do you want a sparkling, white smile? Professional teeth whitening erases years of teeth stains and the process is completely safe and hassle-free. Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey of Rochester Dental, which is located in Troy, MI, offer a full range of dental services. Read on to discover the benefits of teeth whitening. 

1. You will have a white smile.

Dental stains can ruin a beautiful smile. Professional teeth whitening can give you the white smile you want. With a professional take-home whitening treatment, it's easier than ever for patients to discover noticeably whiter smiles in just one or two weeks. For in-office bleaching, your dentist will combine a whitening solution with a dental light to speed up the process. In-office bleaching can make your teeth eight shades whiter in just 45 minutes. 

2. You will get better results.

Many over-the-counter teeth whitening products are available including whitening  toothpastes , gels, rinses, strips, and  toothpastes . Not everyone will see good results with drugstore products. A professional teeth whitening treatment will produce dramatic results in less time. The bleaching gels dentists use are more powerful than over-the-counter whitening kits. 

3. You will see results quickly.

You can whiten your teeth in a flash with a professional teeth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening treatments produce very effective results. A take-home teeth treatment provides excellent results in about two weeks. In-office bleaching will give you a dazzling smile in about 45 minutes. 

4. You will look younger.

Despite our advancing age, many of us are obsessed with looking younger. A recent study shows that a healthy-looking smile makes adults look younger. Who doesn't want to look better- or younger?

Don’t wait — get started on your beautiful new smile right away! Call Rochester Dental at (248) 528-0700 now to schedule an appointment for a teeth whitening session in Troy, MI. We believe that everyone deserves a smile they truly love.