Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Considering getting professional teeth whitening from our Roseville, CA, dental team?
Has your smile been looking rather lackluster lately? If so, professional teeth whitening from Roseville Family Dental Care in Roseville, CA, could be the way to regain a great look. Led by Dr. Rupi Kaur, read on to learn what this treatment can do for you.
What causes dental stains?
It’s normal for teeth to develop stains as we age. This typically happens as a result of the foods and drinks that we consume, particularly dark foods and drinks like red wine, coffee, tea, and tomatoes. Of course, there are other habits and factors that could also cause dental stains including:
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Certain medications (e.g. antibiotics)
- Excessive fluoride use
- Certain medical conditions
How does teeth whitening remove stains?
The bleaching gel that our Roseville, CA, dentists use contains an active whitening ingredient such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which oxidizes the dark stain molecules within the teeth, making teeth several shades whiter. Yellow stains respond the fastest to professional whitening treatment.
What kind of results should I expect after whitening?
While results will vary depending on the type and severity of your stains, all patients will see an improvement in their smiles. Professional whitening treatment has the ability to make teeth 5-10 shades lighter, and sometimes just in a single session.
How long do results last?
How long your results last is really up to you. With proper oral care, it is possible to maintain results for one to two years. Of course, this means maintaining good oral hygiene, visiting your dentist every six months for professional cleanings, and avoiding certain foods and drinks that could produce new stains. We can also provide you with a custom at-home whitening kit to use when you want to touch up your results.
Can I whiten at home and still get visible results?
Absolutely! While over-the-counter whitening options may not give you the results you are looking for, our dental team can provide you with a whitening kit that can be performed right in your own home. Along with a powerful bleaching gel, we can also provide custom-fitted whitening trays, which ensure perfectly even and superior results across your entire smile.
Interested? Call Roseville Family Dental Care today at (916) 773-4343 to schedule your teeth whitening consultation.
How porcelain veneers from your cosmetic dentist in Roseville, CA, can enhance your smile
Do you ever wish that you had a new smile? If so, you need to learn about porcelain veneers. One of the most versatile cosmetic dental procedures available today, veneers can change the size, shape, color, and other issues that you have with your teeth. Here at Roseville Family Dental Care in Roseville, CA, Dr. Rupi Kaur offers porcelain veneers that can enhance your smile.
What veneers can do for you
Veneers are thin laminates of exquisite porcelain that are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneer treatment is conservative, for your cosmetic dentist removes little-to-no tooth structure, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers.
Conservation of tooth structure is only one reason why you should choose veneers to improve your smile. Consider that porcelain veneers offer:
- Natural beauty, because porcelain is light-reflective just like natural tooth enamel, and closely resembles natural tooth enamel; this means your porcelain veneers will look beautiful, without being obvious.
- Quick results, because you can have a completely new, improved smile in as little as two to three appointments; this means you can have an outstanding smile just in time for a special event coming up where you want to look your best.
- Long-lasting beauty, because porcelain resists staining; this means your new veneers will stay looking spectacular for years to come.
Porcelain veneers are the perfect choice to change aspects you don’t like about your smile. They can hide both minor and major damage like this:
- Broken tooth structure due to trauma
- Cracks or fracture lines due to wear-and-tear
- Chips and tooth wear from aging
- Discolorations or blotchy enamel from genetics
- Stains, yellowing, or dullness from lifestyle habits
You can even cosmetically hide some tooth alignment problems like tooth overlap or tooth rotation. You may also be able to close up small gaps between your teeth with veneers. Your cosmetic dentist will discuss whether veneers are the right option for you or whether orthodontic treatment would be a better choice.
Interested? Give us a call
To learn more about porcelain veneer treatment and what it can do for you, call Dr. Rupi Kaur of Roseville Family Dental Care in Roseville, CA, today at (916) 773-4343.
Want to know more about teeth whitening from your Roseville, CA, cosmetic dentist?
It's only natural to want beautiful white teeth that can be obtained in a safe, comfortable and affordable way. Your cosmetic dentist uses FDA-certified teeth whitening gels to whiten. They bring back your teeth's former glory, in terms of their natural color, of course.
Reasons for Stained Teeth:
There are many reasons teeth stain. It could be a result of aging, eating food or drinking beverages that stain teeth, like tea or blueberries, or it could be smoking and chewing tobacco. The end result is an unaesthetic pleasing smile and low self-esteem.
How to Whiten Teeth:
There are many ways to whiten teeth other than in-office whitening gels:
- bleaching pen
- in home
- laser treatment
- natural processes
The safest and most effective method, however, is the in-office whitening procedure. At Roseville Family dentistry, Dr. Rupi Kaur offers chair-side or in-office whitening procedures that give you the results you want in less time.
Philips Zoom Professional In-office Teeth Whitening:
Philips Zoom is a new procedure that provides patients with the best high-quality teeth whitening results.
Philips Zoom is a safe way to whiten teeth up to eight shades lighter. Philips Zoom along with Relief ACP provides teeth with luster and protects enamel, while other whitening products may have an adverse effect on teeth and gums.
The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes, not including prep time. Your cosmetic dentist applies about 20% hydrogen peroxide whitening varnish, then a sealant layer to lock the varnish in place as it dries. That usually takes a few in seconds. A half-hour later, the you can brush off or remove a thin film to reveal a brighter smile, according to the manufacturers of Philips.
Your dentist understands the difficulty of having yellowed teeth and the pressures of first impressions, which is why teeth whitening can help you achieve a dazzling smile. Please call your Roseville, CA, dentist office today at (916) 773-4343.