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In dentistry, cosmetic services highlight the beauty of your smile—the one accessory you carry with you every single day. With expertise and experience, Dr. Strandburg can turn your timid grin into a stunning smile. While there are many options you can choose from to make your pearly whites—white again, teeth whitening or veneers are among the most common.

teeth whiteningTeeth Whitening: How to Make My Pearly Whites—White Again

Your teeth endure a lot throughout the day—whether you’re biting down on hard candy, grinding your teeth, or drinking your favorite soda—your teeth are affected. Discoloration of your teeth is likely to happen in your lifetime. The good news? There is a simple solution with an even easier process to make your teeth white again.

Teeth whitening is a simple way to improve the color of your teeth. There is no reason to go one more day without a smile that conveys confidence and beauty. Dr. Strandburg is ready to help you get the smile you have always wanted. Call us today at 478-287-2179.

The teeth whitening process is surprisingly simple. Many people wonder why they waited so long to brighten their smile. Dr. Strandburg offers 3 different options to whiten your teeth.  We can help decide the best option for you.

  1. Customized Take-Home Whitening delivered via custom-made trays using carbamide peroxide. The trays can be worn day or night and come in four different concentrations for treatment flexibility.
  2. In-Office Whitening involves one 40-minute dental visit using 40% hydrogen peroxide gel that is chemically activated, so no hot, uncomfortable light is needed.
  3. Ready-To-Go Whitening uses an ultra-fit tray that softens and molds to the teeth to create a custom-like fit that is more comfortable and effective than the over-the-counter whiteners.

Once you have finished the teeth whitening process, you can keep them white by being careful what you drink. Red wine, tea, and coffee are notorious for staining your pearly whites—while milk and cheese actually strengthen teeth and minimize acid.

What You Need to Know About Veneers

A veneer is simply a thin layer of material—usually porcelain—placed over a tooth for cosmetic purposes or for tooth protection. Many people choose veneers as a conservative option to add beauty to their smile. Veneers can alter the size, shape, alignment, and color of your teeth. If you have a chipped tooth or coffee-stained teeth, veneers may be the solution to your problem. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to determine if veneers are right for you.

Veneer Q&A

Q: How long do veneers last?

A: Most veneers last 10+ years to a lifetime depending on how well you take care of them.

Q: How can I improve the longevity of my veneers?

A: Use a mouth guard while you sleep. Stay away from hard food that can potentially chip your veneers—such as hard candy or popcorn kernels. Flossing and brushing your teeth daily is crucial.

Q: What is the veneer process like?

A: A very thin layer of your enamel is removed and replaced with porcelain designed specifically for your smile.

Q: Are there any restrictions concerning veneers?

A: Yes. Veneers are not intended to fix large gaps between teeth, teeth with very little enamel, large existing fillings, people who grind or those with very dark stained teeth. Veneers are mainly used for cosmetic purposes.

Fun Facts About Teeth

  • An elephant’s molars can weigh up to 8 pounds while a human tooth weighs only a few grams.
  • September 20 is “Love Teeth Day” in China to promote oral hygiene.
  • The modern toothbrush didn’t exist until the 1700s. Ancient cultures used tree bark to clean their teeth!
  • Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body.