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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Teeth Whitening Treatments: Five Facts You Should Know
...However, there have been cases where poor-quality bleaching solutions and/or excessive usage have caused deterioration of tooth enamel and extreme gum sensitivity...

Planning Your Wedding Day Smile Makeover
...In-office treatments are quicker and more predictable, but dentist-supervised at-home bleaching kits are also an option if you have more time...

Teeth Whitening Safety Depends on the Right Product Used in the Right way
... Although whitening treatments may differ in formula and strength, almost all use hydrogen peroxide as the bleaching agent, usually contained in carbamide peroxide which splits into hydrogen peroxide and urea upon activation...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening
... Bleaching (or teeth whitening) is a proven method for dealing with tooth discoloration and staining...

Keeping Fluoride to Just the Right Amount Protects Your Family's Smiles
...The staining on otherwise sound teeth, however, is permanent and more severe cases may require extensive bleaching treatment to improve appearance...

Smile Makeover
...Likewise, if you often drink red wine or other beverages that stain, you might do better with porcelain veneers than bleaching treatments...

Teeth Whitening
...   Professional Whitening Methods Professional whitening makes use of high-concentration bleaching gels that are not available over the counter...

Whitening Traumatized Teeth
...If the tooth is still vital, external bleaching can often yield satisfactory results — even if it's just one tooth that needs to be whitened...