According to a recent study published by the American Association of Dental Research, people with diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other conditions who get proper treatment for gum disease can potentially save an average of $2,100 annually in medical expenses. Wow! Be sure to see your dentist regularly to help maintain your overall health.
The Oregonian recently ran a Chicago Tribune piece regarding this very subject. If you’d like to access the full article, click on the link below.
Because the presence of mercury in silver fillings is a concern to many patients and potential patients, we want to let you know that Gentech Dentist does not place silver amalgam fillings, and we also fully support and cooperate with the Oregon and Washington mandatory dental amalgam reduction programs, through use of amalgam separators and filters. Less use of mercury and less environmental impact is a win-win!
The safest and most effective way to achieve a long-lasting white smile is to use a professional whitening system that has been selected by you and your dental professional, whether it’s at-home or in-office. When having an in-office whitening procedure, your dentist will develop a whitening plan that meets your expectations for a whiter, brighter smile. When using a take-home whitening system, it can be stopped at any time once you’ve achieved your desired whiteness. Your dental professional can advise you during the process to ensure that you do not over-whiten. Remember to consult a dental professional before beginning any whitening treatment – whitening should only be done to healthy teeth!
In-Office Whitening is a dentist-supervised in-office, power whitening session and offers whiter, brighter teeth after about 1 – 1 ½ hours. The solution is chemically activated by mixing syringes just prior to application. Each application takes 20 minutes and doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light. Like other Opalescence Whitening products, Boost whitens with less sensitivity due to its Potassium Nitrate and Fluoride content – and helps rebuild enamel. To find out more, contact any Gentech Dentist office.
Try Take-Home Custom-Fit Whitening Trays. Just like it sounds, these take-home trays are custom-made for each individual patient. An impression is taken in the office and trays are made for a custom fit. This allows for proper placement of the whitening gel which is crucial to the amount of sensitivity. Wear times range from 30 minutes to overnight, depending on teeth sensitivity. As with our pre-loaded trays, Opalescence whitening products whiten with less sensitivity than many whitening products, provides an anti-cavities benefit due to its fluoride content, and also helps rebuild enamel. To find out more, contact any Gentech Dentist office.