Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

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Are yellowing teeth getting you down? If so, you are not alone! Everyone, it seems, would like to have whiter teeth and a better smile. Cosmetic dentistry from Wilson Dental Group may be just what what you need.

Of course, there are plenty of over-the-counter products you might want to try. Any grocery store will have plenty of options in the dental care aisle: every major brand of toothpaste, it seems, offers a whitening version.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that can gently polish and whiten teeth. They do a fairly good job, and the abrasives in them are no harder on tooth enamel than ordinary toothpastes.  However, these products can only remove stains that are on the surface. This generally results in whitening by roughly one shade.

Professional whitening, on the other hand, can whiten your teeth up to eight shades. We have two options: Venus White in-office whitening, and the Venus White take-home version. Both are safe and effective. The in-office version can whiten your smile in just one visit!

Professional teeth whitening at Wilson Dental Group is just one of our cosmetic dentistry options. Other services include pediatric dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

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Do Whitestrips Work?

Do Whitestrips Work in Wilson?If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at your grocery store lately, you have probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. How do these products stack up against professional teeth whitening from Wilson Dental Group?

A few years ago, the only over-the-counter tooth whitening options were whitening toothpastes and Crest Whitestrips. Now there is a wide variety of products at every drugstore counter in the area.

Whitening Rinses
Whitening rinses are similar to mouthwashes. They kill bacteria, freshen breath and may help remove plaque. Whitening rinses, however, contain tooth-whitening ingredients not found in mouthwashes.

Manufacturers advise taking a mouthful of the rinse and letting it slosh around on your teeth for one minute twice a day. Though this is easy, many users never notice a lightening of their teeth. This is probably because the rinse does not touch your teeth long enough to truly whiten them.

Whitening Strips
The whitening strips you can buy in grocery stores have a couple of drawbacks. Though they contain a bleaching agent, it is much less potent than those used in dental offices. Another trouble is that they do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any whitening. By that point, you have probably spent more money than you would have if you’d have chosen the professional system at your dental practice.

If you are serious about dramatically whitening your teeth, the most effective way is professional whitening at Wilson Dental Group. It’s among our general and cosmetic dentistry services. Call for an appointment today.

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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How Bright Can You Shine?

Affordable Wilson Cosmetic Dentistry

Most people notice their teeth getting dull as the years go by. Maybe duller teeth is the least of our worries as we age. On the other hand, who doesn’t want a beautiful smile? At Wilson Dental Group, we use cosmetic dentistry to improve smiles every day!

Over the counter products like whitening strips and toothpastes can be moderately effective. But they cannot match the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening.

Stained Teeth?

There are two types of tooth stains: extrinsic and intrinsic.

  • Extrensic stains. Extrinsic stains are surface stains. We’re all vulnerable to them, because they’re the type of teeth stains that come from things like coffee, cola, and other beverages. Tobacco is also a major staining agent, whether it’s smoked or chewed.
  • Intrinsic stains. These are stains that are within the enamel of the tooth itself. They are often caused by antibiotics such as tetracycline.

Professional teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer at Wilson Dental Group. Schedule a cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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The Wilson Dental Group Guide To Teeth Whitening

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So you want to whiten your teeth? At Wilson Dental Group, it’s a great way to improve your smile, look younger, and feel more confident when you interact with people in business or social settings.

Here are five things we Group recommend when it comes to teeth whitening:

  1. Meet with us for a consultation first. There are several different teeth whitening systems and a consultation will help you identify which method is best for you.
  2. It is critical to know that whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns.
  3. During your consultation, decide how many shades lighter you want your teeth to be at the end of the treatment. Depending on the whitening procedure chosen, your teeth can be whitened three to eight shades. An in-office procedure achieves a degree of lightening that cannot be achieved with an OTC product. During your treatment, your dentist may apply a coating to protect your gums and roots while the bleaching agent is applied.
  4. An alternative technique is to have us customize a take-home kit for you. Make sure you follow the instructions precisely. First, molds are made from your upper and lower arch. Then the lab creates trays to hold the bleach. While this protocol may take longer, it is more reasonably priced and more convenient for many patients. Teeth whitening results from either protocol can last from six months to two years.
  5. With any of the teeth whitening systems, tooth sensitivity may occur. In most cases, it won’t last for more than a day or so. Call us if it lasts longer.

Wilson Dental Group offers general and cosmetic dental services including teeth whitening. We keep extended evening and weekend hours too, that accomodate any busy schedule. Call for an appointment today.

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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Bright And Healthy Smiles

No one disputes the fact that bright and healthy smiles are more attractive than dull or yellow smiles. Everybody likes to see a pleasing smile, and having beautiful teeth is also healthy for your self esteem. Wilson Dental Group in Wilson NC can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Teeth are subjected to a lot of wear and tear over the years. They become discolored, get chips or cracks, and generally lose their youthful luster. Cosmetic dentistry can revitalize your smile.

Whiten, Straighten, or Get Rid of the Silver

There are many affordable procedures that will allow you to achieve a bright and healthy smile. There are effective tooth whitening treatments that whiten smiles significantly. If you would like to straighten your teeth, you also have numerous orthodontic options.

Still have silver amalgam fillings? How would you like to have them replaced with white fillings? When you open your mouth wide, your teeth will look like they did before you ever had cavities!

At Wilson Dental Group, we focus on patient-centered dental care in a friendly environment. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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