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Professional Teeth Whitening | LADD Dental Group

Professional Teeth Whitening
"Professional teeth whitening delivers optimum results in a relatively short amount of time. Performed under the supervision of a dentist, this method of whitening has gained popularity among those who either are dissatisfied with over-the-counter (OTC) products or don't want all of the fuss and bother of a professional at-home kit. Price is the main differentiator when comparing teeth whitening options. Most OTC kits run between $40 to $100 on average, while a professional at-home model can cost anywhere from $100 to $400. In-office procedures, by comparison, will cost around $650 or more and may sometimes require multiple visits to obtain the desired shade. What to Expect With Professional Teeth WhiteningIn-office teeth whitening is not an altogether complicated procedure, but it does require skill to avoid injury to the gingival (gum) area. Moreover, expensive equipment may be needed to prepare and finish the procedure. All told, the procedure c…

Impacted Wisdom Teeth | LADD Dental Group

Wisdom Teeth Overview Impacted wisdom teeth "Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars at the back of the mouth that don't have enough room to emerge or develop normally. Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to come into the mouth (erupt). Most people have four wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth — two on the top, two on the bottom. Impacted wisdom teeth can result in pain, damage to other teeth and other dental problems. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth may cause no apparent or immediate problems. But because they're hard to clean, they may be more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease than other teeth are. Impacted wisdom teeth that cause pain or other dental complications are usually removed. Some dentists and oral surgeons also recommend removing impacted wisdom teeth that don't cause symptoms to prevent future problems. SymptomsImpacted wisdom teeth don't always cause symptoms. However, when an impacted wisdom tooth becomes infected, damages other teet…

Good Denture Care | LADD Dental Group

Proper Denture Care:  "Dentures, whether partial or full, require regular, proper care to keep them clean and free from stains and bacteria. Proper care can keep both your dentures and your mouth in good shape. These helpful tips explain the correct way to clean, handle, and store your dentures. How to Clean Dentures Remove and rinse dentures after meals. If you can't always clean your dentures after every meal, be sure to rinse and brush them at least once a day with a denture cleanser, mild dish soap or liquid hand soap to remove plaque, food, and other particles.  If you use a denture adhesive, clean any leftover adhesive off of your gums. Don't use a denture cleanser to do this. Brush your natural teeth and clean your tongue, cheeks, and the roof of your mouth. Soak dentures in the solution overnight. Your dentist and your brand of the solution may have their own recommendations, so follow instructions. Some things you should never use to clean dentures include: Abrasiv…

In-Office Teeth Whitening | LADD Dental Group

In-Office Teeth Whitening

At LADD Dental Group, we utilize the Venus White Max In-Office Whitening System. Here is what our in-office teeth whitening system entails:

In-office WhiteningThree or four 15-minute treatments with 38% hydrogen peroxide gelSyringe-to-syringe mixing chemically activates the product, ensures a thorough mix and provides maximum freshnessContains potassium nitrate which helps decrease sensitivity associated with bleachingFollow in-office treatment with Venus White Pro custom take-home whitening or Venus White Ultra pre-filled, disposable whitening trays for best resultsVenus Comfort Gel is available separately and contains potassium nitrate and potassium fluoride 
"Venus White Max is an in-office whitening system utilizing 38% hydrogen peroxide as the active ingredient with potassium nitrate to minimize sensitivity. It does not require a chairside whitening light to produce impressive results. The gel is mixed using a syringe-to-syringe technique (one syringe…

Teeth Whitening Options | LADD Dental Group

Teeth Whitening Options "There are many teethwhitening systems and products including whiteningtoothpastes, over-the-counter gels, rinses, strips, trays, and whitening products obtained from a dentist. Teeth whitening is ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and gums. Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best. But this cosmetic procedure is not recommended for everyone.
Whitening Toothpastes  All toothpastes help remove surface stains, because they contain mild abrasives. Some whitening toothpastes contain gentle polishing or chemical agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Whitening toothpastes can help remove surface stains only and do not contain bleach; over-the-counter and professional whitening products contain carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide that helps lighten the color deep in the tooth. Whitening toothpastes can lighten the tooth's color by about one shade. In contrast, prescription strength whitenin…