As a newcomer to Stamford I was recommended to Dental Care of Stamford by a close friend of mine who has a beautiful smile as a result of cosmetic dental work performed at this dental practice. I have always been fearful of going to the dentist so choosing the right dentist was of great importance to me. I can honestly say since being a...
If years of tea, coffee, and berries have left your teeth looking dull, you might consider brightening your smile up to seven shades with tooth whitening. There are a few different ways you can go about achieving whiter teeth, from over-the-counter products to in-office treatments from your cosmetic dentist. Which one is right for you? Consider these pros and cons before you choose:
Over-the-counter whitening treatments are usually the most budget-friendly option; however, you get what you pay for. These treatments can help with staining, but they are less effective and slower than whitening provided by cosmetic dentists. Because the whitening strips and other tools aren’t custom-designed for your mouth, there is a higher risk of side effects, such as tooth and gum sensitivity, with over-the-counter treatments.
Dentist-Supervised At-Home Whitening
With this kind of tooth whitening, you get the convenience of at-home whitening with the precision of professional whitening. Your cosmetic dentist will mold whitening trays to fit your teeth perfectly and give you a professional-grade whitening solution. You wear the solution-filled trays at intervals prescribed by your dentist. This treatment costs more than over-the-counter remedies, but it delivers faster, more consistent results. This whitening treatment is ideal if you’re willing to stick to the regimen and see your results improve over the course of several weeks.
In-Office Tooth Whitening
Having your cosmetic dentist whiten your teeth in-office is the most expensive option, but it’s also the fastest and most dramatic. You can get significantly whiter teeth in a single visit, and the results will last for up to two years. Your dentist will use special gum guards and gel to prevent tooth sensitivity, so this option is great if you’re prone to tooth and gum pain.
Dental Care of Stamford can help you weigh your whitening options so you get the best results. Learn about the other services at our Stamford cosmetic dentistry practice by calling (203) 803-1815.
I had a fear of dentists to the point where, as embarrassing as it is to admit, I avoided going for almost a decade. I eventually had to tough it out and find a dentist to treat TMJ related pain and other issues. I found Dr. Simon on the internet and could not be happier! Dr. Simon genuinely cares about his patients. In fact, it was the first...
If you’re experiencing head and neck pain, you’ll be glad to know that your dentist could have the solution. There are many potential causes for this kind of pain, but one common culprit is a bite problem. Your dentist can use a four-step process to rule bite problems in or out as the source of your pain.
This video shows how dentists make this diagnosis. They look for several factors: evidence that you clench or grind your teeth, a misalignment between your teeth and jaw that forces your jaw out of its natural position, and evidence of muscle tenderness. All of these things can be identified during a thorough exam.
Dental Care of Stamford can help you beat head and neck pain caused by bite problems. Set up an appointment today by calling (203) 803-1815.
It has been almost two years since I started treatment with Dr. Simon. I now live in Atlanta, but I still use the discluder that was given to me. Whenever I have any alignment problems, I pop it in my mount and I am good to go. I am doing great now, but I am certain that Dr. Simon is the reason why.