Dentistry for Life Blog

5 Kinds of Foods and Beverages to Avoid Right After Teeth Whitening

September 1, 2023

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Woman pointing to bright smile after teeth whitening

Once your professional teeth whitening treatment is complete, you’ll naturally want to show off your beautiful new grin to everyone you meet. But while you’re enjoying your enhanced smile, you also need to make sure you’re protecting it from anything that could undo the benefits of your cosmetic procedure. Here are 5 kinds of foods and beverages that you’ll need to avoid in order to maintain the results of teeth whitening.


Cavities and Teeth Whitening: A Dangerous Combination

August 1, 2023

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Woman experiencing intense dental sensitivity

If your teeth have some mild stains, you might be thinking about picking up a whitening kit from your local store. However, you should not be so quick to take action. If you have any spots of decay on your teeth, you could end up hurting yourself. Why are cavities and teeth whitening a dangerous combination? This blog post explains.


Can You Count on Over-the-Counter Whitening Products to Brighten Your Smile?

July 7, 2023

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a woman with a bright smile due to professional teeth whitening

A bright smile is often associated with health, vitality, and beauty. That’s why there are so many over-the-counter products on the market now. It’s a big business with a big demand! But as you searched the isles and online websites, you may have wondered if they do what they really promise: whiten your teeth safely and effectively. Read on to learn the answer and what your dentist can do to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.


How Much Enamel Will Need to Be Removed to Place Your Veneers?

June 7, 2023

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Veneer being placed on a prepared tooth

You likely already know that veneers can be used to cover all kinds of aesthetic issues in order to greatly enhance your smile. However, you may also have heard that a bit of enamel needs to be taken off your teeth before veneers can be placed. Why is this necessary, and exactly how much enamel will be taken off? You can find out the answers to these questions right now before you take the first step of the veneers process.


What it Takes to Get Veneers, Step-by-Step

May 9, 2023

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veneer on an applicator wand

You might think that the nicer something is, the harder it is to get. Thankfully, that isn’t the case for dentistry, especially when it comes to veneers!

If you want to reshape your teeth completely, your dentist can use veneers to do that within as few as two appointments. If you have a hard time believing that it can be that easy, here’s a step-by-step guide to what you’ll need to do to get veneers.


What Should I Consider When Choosing Between Veneers and Bonding?

April 4, 2023

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Woman with beautiful smile

You’re tired of the imperfections plaguing your smile, but you’re unsure which type of treatment will meet your unique needs. After meeting with a cosmetic dentist, you may feel compelled to opt for one particular service over another, but have you considered the various factors that are necessary when choosing between veneers and bonding? If you’re not quite ready to make a decision just yet, read the following article to learn what you should think about when preparing to improve the look of your smile.


How To: Speed Up Your Invisalign Treatment

March 23, 2023

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Although Invisalign boosts an impressive 12 to 18-month average treatment timeline, it’s only natural for patients to want to see their results even sooner. After all, who wants to wait longer than necessary to achieve their smile goals? While there isn’t necessarily a way to speed up your Invisalign treatment, there are several best practices that can help you avoid delays and stay on-track with your timeline. To learn what they are, read on!