Whitening Dental Bonding

I have two front teeth that I had dental bonding done on almost fifteen years ago in order to repair a chipped tooth. They are starting to show their age and need to be whitened. This goes for both the teeth and the dental bonding. Is there a way one type of whitening works for …

Supersmile & Dental Bonding

I have two questions with regard to Supersmile and Dental Bonding. I had a tooth gap that was fixed with dental bonding. Since then, the bonding has picked up stains. 1. Will Supersmile Accelerated Whitening whiten bonding? 2. Does the toothpaste work to whiten teeth and bonding? Kevin Dear Kevin, I am actually going to …

Zoom Whitening for White Spots?

My daughter recently had her braces off. When they came off she had white spots on her teeth. We talked to our dentist about it and she suggested Zoom Whitening. We went ahead and did that, but it didn’t help with the white spots. Should we have done something else or did the Zoom Whitening …

Dental Crown for a Chipped Tooth?

I fell and chipped my front tooth. I went in to get it fixed but my dentist wants to do a dental crown. I left because I didn’t want to grind off most of so much of my tooth. If it’s my only option, which is what my dentist implied, then I guess I’ll do …

Gum Disease and Dental Implants

If I’m losing my teeth because of gum disease, can I replace them with dental implants? Brent W. Dear Brent, While dental implants are a fantastic tooth replacement, you are not a candidate while you have advanced gum disease. As you can see from the image to the left, the dental implants have to be …

Pain After White Filling

I needed a filling. My dentist wanted to do an amalgam filling because he said they are better on back teeth. I didn’t want that, but wanted a white filling which doesn’t have mercury. He kept insisting the other would be better. I told him I’d go elsewhere to get the white filling. He said …

Are CT Scans Necessary for Dental Implants?

I’ve had lots of x-rays and now my dentist wants to do some CT scans as well. Is this truly necessary for dental implants? I’m concerned it’s unnecessary and it does cost a pretty penny. Jared Dear Jared, You can skip some x-rays, but I wouldn’t skip the CT scan for your dental implants. Placing …

Can I Whiten Silver Fillings?

I have a mouth full of silver fillings. Because I have a super wide smile and tend to open my mouth when I do, everyone can see them. I don’t want to force myself to change how I smile because I like just being who I am, but admittedly, it is embarrassing these days. As …

Is it normal to have pain or sensitivity after teeth whitening?

Is it normal to have pain or sensitivity after teeth whitening/bleaching? Before we answer the question, it helps to understand how the whitening process works. How Teeth Whitening Works When bleaching gel is applied to your teeth, it penetrates them and travels through small channels in your teeth to break down stains. The whitening process …