New ZOOM Whitening Experiment

Who does not want WHITER teeth? 

This is my personal before and after photo – I tested the new in-office ZOOM laser whitening procedure to make sure it does not create too much sensitivity and gets the results we expect at Ideal Dentistry.

I began the procedure after all patients had left and it took just about 1 hour. Here is how it works:

  1. Your teeth are polished to remove any plaque and stain that could prevent the bleaching product from reaching the tooth. It’s minty and tastes good.
  2. A unique cheek retractor appliance is placed to give the operator access to all the teeth and gums. This was comfortable and I liked that the appliance actually kept my tongue out of the way.
  3. The gums are painted with a protective layer of material so that none of the whitening gel would touch them. This also was quick and painless.
  4. Lastly the teeth are painted with the whitening gel and the laser is placed close to  your mouth and activated for 15 minutes. I literally nearly fell asleep a few times…
  5. After 15 minutes the gel is suctioned off and new gel is applied. This happens 3-4 times at 15 minute intervals. I did 3 but had literally ZERO sensitivity, and my teeth are so sensitive I can not eat cold fruit! I was impressed…which is hard to do.
  6. Last, everything in the mouth is removed – all the protective material on the gums. This was also no problem but the most challenging part – the material really does a good job protecting the gums!

Once everything is cleaned up you receive a tube of desensitizing gel in a tray that you wear for about 30 minutes. I did not feel I needed it but heck, it cannot hurt.

I am very happy with my results! Over the years I have used regular trays to whiten my teeth and it took forever and did cause me to have sensitive teeth. This new ZOOM procedure is amazing and we will offer it to our patients beginning next week!

If you would like awesome white teeth, call us today!

Keep smiling.

A Dentist offering Botox?

Cosmetic Dentistry encompasses not only teeth, but the entire face. For decades Cosmetic Dentists have looked at facial structures while designing smiles that fit your unique characteristics. So, it comes at no surprise that such products as Botox and dermal fillers fit right into the dentists wheel house.

That being said, many patients still wonder if Botox injections should only be given by “Plastic Surgeons”, “Dermatologists”, or “trained Nurses”. I ask you, who gives injections daily for a living? Who specializes on facial structures?

People always ask me about adverse reactions to Botox and dermal fillers. The long-termed safety of Botox has become very well established clinically, with millions of injections delivered every single year. Botox treatments are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States and would not be so if there were common adverse reactions.

The most common dermal fillers used are made of hyaluronic acid which are naturally occurring substances in the body. When the effects of Botox and dermal fillers are gone, they are gone completely with no residue or after effects present.

As a matter of fact, the possible adverse reactions and side effects of local anesthetic far exceed anything associated with Botox or dermal fillers.

Now that we have established the fact that Botox and dermal fillers compliment dentistry really well, how easy would it be to get your Botox or dermal filler right after your dental hygiene appointment? You already see the dentist every 4-6 months, taking time out of your busy schedule, why not combine something fun with your dental visit?

Call us today to find out more about this exciting treatment available at Ideal Dentistry!

Keep smiling.

Straight Teeth WITHOUT Braces in about 6 Weeks!

Straight teeth not only look better but also are healthier. Traditionally to get your teeth straightened would require a significant investment in braces, clear or with wires, and a long time commitment.

What if we could straighten your front teeth, top or bottom, in about 6 weeks?

What if we could straighten your teeth with an appliance you can remove when you like?

What if we could straighten your teeth at a fraction of the cost of braces?

Would you be interested in getting your teeth looking and feeling their best?

At Ideal Dentistry we are always on the cutting edge of dentistry, no pun intended. Invisalign is able to straighten teeth in a fraction of the time required by traditional braces. 

After we straighten teeth we usually whiten them, do some minor cosmetic contouring and voila, you have an incredibly beautiful smile.