Three ways to turn your friends green with envy
March heralds the beginning of spring, not to mention St. Patrick’s Day and is definitely a time when things begin to turn emerald. But how about turning other people green with envy by flashing them your gorgeous new smile? If you have been planning to rejuvenate the appearance of your teeth, March is a great time to do it as you will be ready to greet spring with a beautifully healthy smile that will be the envy of others. Here at Chatham Dental Centre, we have some lovely treatments for you to consider. These include teeth whitening, white fillings, and porcelain crowns and veneers.
One of the best ways to find out how to improve your smile is to book a checkup with Dr. James Cadigan. An examination will soon determine if your teeth and gums are strong and healthy and Dr. Cadigan can spend some time talking with you to find out how best to help you. He will then recommend treatments that will help you achieve you desires for a more beautiful smile.
Spring-Clean your Teeth
A hygiene appointment makes a great place to start. It will leave you with teeth that feel beautifully clean and your gums will love you for looking after them. For some people, a scale and polish might be all that is needed to put a sparkle in their smile. During your hygiene appointment, your teeth will be professionally cleaned by our hygienist, removing hardened plaque, a substance called calculus that can make teeth appear yellow. Calculus can also cause gum disease and removing it helps your gums remain in great shape. Your treatment is completed by having your teeth carefully polished and this can remove some minor stains.
Get a Brighter and Whiter Smile
Put a gleam in your smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment which will be far more effective than anything you can buy over-the-counter and even more importantly it will be safe for your teeth. An in-office whitening treatment will lift the colour of your teeth in one appointment and is highly effective. It is a great choice if you can’t wait to whiten, or have a special event or someone you need to wow with your new smile. A customised home whitening kit is just as effective but takes a little longer, as you will use your custom-made whitening trays for a few hours each day for a couple of weeks. The advantage of this treatment is that you can re-use the whitening trays when the results need to be topped up, as Dr. Cadigan can provide more professional strength whitening gel when required.
Get Rid of Stained Fillings
White fillings look great when they are first placed, but they do need renewing every so often because they can become stained and more visible. Replacing aging white fillings can give your smile quite a boost and will protect these teeth at the same time. We use high-quality and sophisticated filing materials that include glass ionomers and composite resins and which will blend in beautifully with your natural teeth.
Porcelain crowns can be used to protect and restore teeth that are badly decayed or which have been root treated. Veneers are wonderful for covering up front teeth that are internally stained, chipped, worn down or cracked and modern porcelains can look amazing.