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It’s true, you may not be too excited about seeing the dentist during winter. But with the warmth of spring, you can book an appointment with your dentist. Don’t wait till you’re in pain to call the dentist. At Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, we have the best dental services in town. Need a consultation? We’ve got you! Call us today and book an appointment with us. Our life-changing results will transform your smile and increase your confidence.

Understanding The Cause of Tooth Discoloration In Adults

On the other hand, there are tooth discoloration factors that you cannot control. For these ones, your dentist can best advise on the most effective solutions. The following post describes some of them: Aging Aging brings a lot of changes, including dental ones. As you get older, your enamel will wear down, allowing the yellow dentin underneath to show. However, your teeth may also turn a grayish-blue color as you age.

Kor Teeth Whitening: Unparalleled Treatment With Excellent Results

Body image is so critical for everyone. How you perceive yourself affects your confidence and relations with other people. Most people struggle with the way a certain part of their body looks. But it is worse when that part of the body is impossible to hide. For example, the face and all its parts including the teeth. Discolored teeth can make you very self-conscious.

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Kor Teeth Whitening: Unparalleled Treatment With Excellent Results

Body image is so critical for everyone. How you perceive yourself affects your confidence and relations with other people. Most people struggle with the way a certain part of their body looks. But it is worse when that part of the body is impossible to hide. For example, the face and all its parts including the teeth. Discolored teeth can make you very self-conscious.

Did you know there are some people who even stopped smiling because of tooth discoloration? Well, for such a person, there’s good news. Kor Teeth Whitening is a system that promises to get rid of all your tooth discoloration woes. Read on to learn more about this treatment method.

What it is in a Snapshot…

First of all, it is a professional tooth whitening treatment and not a DIY one you can Google about. The kind of research that went into its preparation sets it apart from all others.

For more than a decade, KöR has been proving that there’s no other whitening formula or technique that can deliver results better than this professional in-office treatment.

Developed by veteran teeth whitening researcher Dr. Rod Kurthy, KöR bleaching delivers dramatic and reliable results, unlike other at-home methods which have significant limitations.

KöR deep bleaching is only available at participating dental practices. The system is a simple one involving custom whitening trays, bleaching gels, and a desensitizing agent. Depending on your treatment preferences or whitening goals, you can use KöR either at home, have it applied by your dentist, or choose a combination of in-office and at-home treatments. Read more at The Teeth Blog

You’re probably curious to find out if the claims made about this unique treatment are true. There are many reports from patients who’ve seen the dramatic results of this treatment. But let’s first look at the pros and cons.

The Advantages and Disadvantages

It would be unrealistic to imagine that anyone would make a decision without first considering the benefits and/or downsides. For the Kor treatment, you stand to have remarkable tooth whitening results, little to no sensitivity and irreversibly white teeth at the end of the procedure. However, what are the cons?

Cons

  • You’ll have to see a dentist to be fit for the customized KöR-Seal trays and get the cold-packed whitening gels.
  • Dental crowns, fillings, and veneers don’t respond well to any whitening gel, so your teeth can look more mottled than white if you have them. It’s best to do this treatment before getting any visible dental work done.
  • It’s more expensive than other teeth whitening products.
  • In reviews, some RealSelf members have reported sensitivity for the duration of the KöR whitening process as well as pain when the custom trays were inserted. (However, those reviewers still said their KöR teeth whitening was “Worth It.”) Read more at Real Self

Well, anything of value has a price attached to it, but that shouldn’t discourage you. Perhaps a consultation with your dentist will help clarify the suitability of this treatment to you.

A Permanent Change

Most teeth whitening procedures require follow-up treatment after some months or years. Others will come with recommendations for a change of diet. But with Kor, you don’t have to give up your coffee or red wine due to their teeth staining properties.

This teeth whitening routine is able to achieve these results through a multitude of factors.

Rejuvenation

KoR whitening is able to penetrate deep into the tooth and restore its ability to absorb bleaching agents like whitening gels and toothpaste. Because of this, stained particles are able to absorb a whiter, bleached color and are ultimately enabled to be restored to their original white pigment.

Stain Resistance

Another factor that makes KoR the best teeth whitening solution is its ability to fight off future stains. It whitens, then protects from common staining factors like coffee, red wine, tea, and more.

Maintenance

Although you won’t have to perform maintenance very often, it is still a crucial aspect of the KoR whitening process. Your family dentist can help you determine the maintenance intervals that will work best with your lifestyle. Read more at Premium Dentistry

Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it? Well, if you find this impressive, then it is the best investment you’ll come across.

At Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, we offer Kor Teeth Whitening treatment with absolute confidence in surpassing our patients’ expectations. If you’re looking for a dental clinic that can walk with you in your teeth whitening journey, call us today!

Spring Cleaning Preps Should Not Exclude Your Dental Health

Spring is the perfect time to find out whether your home is in good condition and make the necessary repairs. As the snow thaws and the temperatures rise, even nature seems to come alive again. When you look forward to spring break and spring cleaning, what do you have on your checklist? A home makeover? A roof inspection? Foundation repairs? All that is great! However, have you thought about your health? It could also be a good time to check if everything in your body is working well. This post will look at some of the things you can do for oral spring cleaning this year.

Your Toothbrush and Mouthwash

If you’re going to spring clean your teeth, then you need to have the right tools. If not, your oral care attempts may be futile. Here are some common yet often forgotten oral care tips.

1. Replace old or worn toothbrushes

Replace your toothbrush at the start of every season, or every three months. As its bristles wear down, so does the effectiveness of your toothbrush. Even worse, bacteria and infectious agents can thrive among the bristles. Start the season with a fresh brush and be sure to toss it after you’ve had a cold, as well!

2. Check the expiration date on your mouthwash

Yep, even your mouthwash has a shelf life! Using mouthwash past the expiration date can affect its taste as well as its effectiveness. Replenish with a new bottle and swish with confidence. Read more at Delta Dental

When was the last time you checked out the expiry date on any of your dental hygiene products? Go check them out right away.

Try Something New

 

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Part of spring cleaning is getting rid of the old stuff and bringing in the new. How about trying out something new for your oral care?

Go Electric. If you’ve never used an electric toothbrush before, now may be a great time to switch. Electric toothbrushes can get into hard-to-reach places that normal toothbrushes just can’t get to. Their swirling, up-and-down action may remove more residue than a normal brush.

Go Green. If you want to make a bigger impact on the earth, try a bamboo toothbrush. Both the bristles and the handle are made from plant-based materials that are biodegradable.

Floss. You have a choice between floss picks and regular dental floss. If you have issues with floss fraying or getting stuck in between teeth, we recommend wax-coated floss. Floss picks provide easy ways to control the floss. Regardless of which you choose, flossing can reduce gum disease and promote better oral health. Read more at Northside Dental

The other thing about new stuff is that they get you motivated to try them out. So, if you feel lazy with your oral care, perhaps a new toothbrush or floss will get you motivated.

Seek Medical Advice

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It’s true, you may not be too excited about seeing the dentist during winter. But with the warmth of spring, you can book an appointment with your dentist. Don’t wait till you’re in pain to call the dentist.

Spring is also the perfect time to book an annual check-up with your dentist. Many people avoid leaving the house during winter because it is cold outside, but the warmer spring temperatures eradicate that reasoning. An annual check-up with your dentist is essential to stop decay and dental damage in its tracks. Early detection of dental issues is critical if you wish to reverse or repair the damage done. While meeting with your dentist, be sure to mention all dental dramas such as bad breath, sore jaw, tooth sensitivity and gum bleeding. Your dentist needs this information to locate the underlying reason for each of these conditions. Read more at Magic Fitz

You’re better off with a clean bill of oral health than guessing or hoping that your teeth are okay.

At Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, we have the best dental services in town. Need a consultation? We’ve got you! Call us today and book an appointment with us. Our life-changing results will transform your smile and increase your confidence.

Understanding The Cause of Tooth Discoloration In Adults

When your teeth become discolored, you are likely to feel very self-conscious. That’s probably because there’s hardly any way to hide your teeth. When you speak, smile or laugh, your teeth are sure to show to some extent. Yet, the most effective approach in dealing with tooth discoloration is to find out the root cause and find out if there are ways to rectify the problem. This post will consider some of these causes- the ones you can control, those you can’t and what to do to regain your confident smile.

Causes You Can Control

There are lifestyle choices that you can easily adjust so that you keep your teeth looking great. On the other hand, there are some choices that can have implications on how your teeth look. The following post looks at some of them.

Before your dentist can find the best way to whiten your smile, we need to know what caused the discoloration in the first place. Tooth staining can be a result of many different things, and it’s important to know exactly what’s contributing to your specific problem as treatment will vary based on this information. Some of the main causes of tooth discoloration are:

Beverages & Foods

Foods and drinks such as red wine, coffee, tea, and spaghetti sauce can all contribute to tooth staining.

Tobacco

Cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco all contain ingredients that will stick to the tiny pores in teeth and create a dark or brownish appearance.

Oral Hygiene

There are many reasons why your dentist in Asheboro recommends daily brushing and flossing. Keeping your teeth white is one of them. Proper oral hygiene routines help remove bacteria and plaque buildup that could lead to decay and discoloration.  Read more at Dentistry Asheboro

Causes Beyond Your Control

On the other hand, there are tooth discoloration factors that you cannot control. For these ones, your dentist can best advise on the most effective solutions. The following post describes some of them:

Aging

Aging brings a lot of changes, including dental ones. As you get older, your enamel will wear down, allowing the yellow dentin underneath to show. However, your teeth may also turn a grayish-blue color as you age.

Dead Teeth

There’s always the chance that your tooth is turning blue or gray because it’s dead. A healthy tooth consists of nerves and living pulp. If you notice a tooth or two turning gray, blue, black, or dark pink, the nerves and pulp within the tooth may have died. Infection, trauma, and decay can cause teeth to die and turn a different color.

Dentinogenesis Imperfecta

If you have dentinogenesis imperfecta (hereditary opalescent dentin), your teeth may become translucent or take on a yellow-brown or blue-gray appearance. This rare genetic condition can also result in misaligned and weakened teeth, leading to wear, breakage, and tooth loss. Read more at Espire Dental

Chemical Compounds

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With the advance in technology, you are sure to interact with various chemicals in different kinds of products. Some of the chemicals used to treat drinking water or illnesses can cause tooth discoloration as the following post describes:

  1. Antibiotics

Tetracycline antibiotics stain teeth when they’re developing in the gums.

According to a research study published in the Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, tetracycline antibiotics are used in the treatment of some common infectious diseases in children and adults. It is most recommended that pregnant and lactating women should not take tetracycline antibiotics, as they bring about discoloration of teeth in primary dentition of the developing foetus in the womb of the mother. Tetracycline and oxytetracycline cause a yellow discoloration, whereas chlortetracycline produces a grey-brown discoloration. Evidence suggests that, of all the Tetracyclines, oxytetracycline causes the least tooth discoloration. Therefore in case of intake of tetracycline antibiotics you may require an in-office bleaching treatment for your stained teeth.

  1. Fluorosis

Fluoride is good for teeth, but excess fluoride can cause yellow or brownish yellow spots called fluorosis. Fluoridated water, fluoride toothpaste and prescribed fluoride tablets and treatments are your biggest sources of fluoride. Ask your dentist if you’re concerned you or your child is taking too much through these means. Read more at Colgate

You may also be affected by more than one of the aforementioned factors. That is why it is critical to consult a dentist before going for any teeth whitening treatment.

At Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, you don’t need to worry about anything because we have the best team in town. Our goal is to ensure each of our clients receives top-notch dental services as well as a consultation that is worth its salt. Call us today for the best dental services in town!

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