|URGENT MESSAGE TO PATIENTS: We have been following the news and information coming out about the novel virus COVID-19. After taking the last few days to assess the situation, we have decided to close for non-emergency appointments for the next two weeks. For the safety of our staff, patients, and also to help prevent the spread of this virus and keep our entire community healthy and safe, we feel this is the right thing to do. Due to the nature of our work, it is in everyone's best interest to do our part and make this hard decision so that we can help slow the transmission of this virus and flatten the curve. We are in a position to stop the critical spread before the government has made this decision for us because we believe it is our responsiblity to everyone in the community. We understand this a major inconvenience and will work to get you rescheduled as soon as possible. If you are having a toothache or emergency, please call our office and as long as you are healthy and showing no symptoms, we will see you on an emergency basis. If you have any of the symptoms (fever, runny nose, cough, sneezing), or if you have been around anyone who has any of those symptoms, we will have to refer you to the local emergency room so they can take strong cautions to protect you from spreading the virus, while also treating your pain. We also believe that the masks and gloves that we would be using in our office for healthy patients receiving routine cleanings is irresponsible and should be donated to ER facilities so that they can you use them to fight this virus. We will be working hard to contact all patients currently in the schedule through March 26th. If you receive any e-mail or text reminders during that time for appointments, please know that was an accident. Please be patient with us as we navigate these uncharted waters.|
Do you feel confident and self-assured when you show your smile to the world? For millions of people, the answer is, unfortunately, no. Unattractive stains and discolorations are a major concern for many people, and many more are struggling to remedy this cosmetic concern to little or no avail. Yellowed and dingy teeth can start to take their toll on your self-esteem, which is why we here at Greashaber Dentistry are pleased to offer professional dental whitening in our office, giving you the chance to look and feel your best when you share your stunning smile with the world.
What Causes Stains on Your Teeth?
Did you know that your teeth are ratting out your diet and lifestyle choices? Even if you try to keep your eating habits and other personal habits a secret, everything you choose to eat and drink will eventually make an appearance on your teeth. Even certain habits that you may have, such as your morning cup of coffee or that cigarette you smoked on your break, can lead to stains on your teeth.
The fact is, many things can cause your teeth to become severely stained. Common things that can affect the appearance of your teeth include highly pigmented foods and drinks, including coffee and red wine. Cigarettes can also stain your teeth, leading to an ugly, yellow appearance. (If you smoke, we strongly advise that you quit, not only for the appearance of your smile but also for your oral and general health!) Certain medications can also stain your teeth, as can the natural erosion of your dental enamel.
Why You Need Your Teeth Professionally Whitened
[[[pic:Teeth-Whitening-half-white-smile-500px.jpg|250||right|TPimgRight|Teeth Whitening at Greashaber Dentistry]]When you come to us for a professional whitening procedure, you can count on getting the highest quality of care using only professional-grade materials. Over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are iffy at best and can permanently harm your dental enamel and damage your gums. We have the skill and the knowledge to ensure that your teeth will get the results you desire, and we will go out of our way to make sure you are comfortable and happy with your results.
During your appointment with us, we will carefully inspect your teeth to make sure you are a good candidate for this procedure. We will then fit you with custom trays, which will help make sure that your teeth are getting the best results from the whitening gel that we will dispense to you. You will need to come in for a follow-up appointment to confirm that your trays fit properly. We will also educate you on how to properly wear them and use the whitening product on your teeth.
Aftercare for Your Teeth
It is important to remember that a professional teeth whitening procedure is not permanent, but it will give you long-lasting and beautiful results. To maintain the bright appearance of your teeth, please continue to brush and floss your teeth regularly. Avoid foods and drinks that may lead to stains, and make sure you schedule regular appointments at our office for routine cleanings. We recommend that you visit us every six months for a checkup and a cleaning to help keep your teeth their healthiest and brightest.
Nobody should have to feel held back or less than worthy due to stained or unattractive spots of discoloration on their teeth. If you would like to learn more about professional teeth whitening here with us at Greashaber Dentistry, or you are ready to schedule an appointment with us, please give us a call today at (734) 662-1113!