Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

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At Hammond Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Provo, one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening. Everyone, it seems, would like to have whiter teeth and a brighter smile.

It is important to realize that not everyone responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

  1. Surface or extrinsic stains are surface stains, and the easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.
  2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.
  3. Combination: Some people have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change, regardless of how well we take care of them. Tooth enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. The extrinsic stains are the easiest to lighten, and ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

At Hammond Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Provo, teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we use to improve smiles. Others include porcelain veneers and dental implants. Schedule an appointment to find out what we can do for your smile!

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 

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Teeth Whitening: Do It Right

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As the years go by, our teeth naturally lose their luster. Dark colored foods and drinks speed up the process, but even people who avoid coffee, wine and cola are not immune to yellow or gray teeth. Want to brighten up your smile? Teeth whitening at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to look younger and more attractive.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Though some teeth whitening patients experience a little short-term sensitivity, most experience none at all.

There are several different methods for whitening teeth but each uses a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have accumulated in the microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

DIY Whitening Products
Over-the-counter whitening products like strips and toothpastes use a lower concentration of whitening agent than in-office methods. They rarely remove all of the stains on your enamel. You are always better off having teeth whitening performed by a professional. This will protect your existing restorations and ensure the best possible results.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are among our cosmetic dentistry services. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 

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How To Get The Whitest Teeth

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Some people’s teeth are whiter than others, but it’s safe to say that most of us want our teeth to be pearly white! If you are one of those people, then teeth whitening at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo can help you achieve that dazzling smile you deserve.

Don’t Forget to Brush
The first tip seems like a no-brainer, but many people still forget this practice. We are talking about daily tooth brushing. Brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is one of the best ways to keep your teeth clean and prevent dental caries. Often our teeth become discolored or stained because of what we consume (drinks, food, etc.) but when we brush our teeth, it decreases the damage.

After brushing teeth, another tip is using a fluoride rinse to finish the cleaning job. Fluoride helps get into the cracks where bacteria can be hiding away. When the bacteria is killed, it prohibits it from spreading and discoloring your teeth. When you are shopping for a fluoride rinse, check the labels. Some ordinary mouthwashes don’t contain fluoride.

Sometimes the discoloration is too extreme to be reversed by home remedies. That’s why we offer other powerful procedures to lighten your smile. We provide in-office teeth whitening and take home teeth bleaching kits. Each of these protocols provide an effective solution to teeth whitening.

Professional teeth whitening from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo leaves you with a dazzling white smile. Other services include porcelain veneers and clear braces from Invisalign. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 

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Sparkling Smiles With Safe Bleaching

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One of the easiest ways to brighten your smile cosmetically is by teeth whitening at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo. It’s a simple, non-invasive method to improve your overall appearance and bring confidence to your daily interactions with people.

Before beginning the procedure of teeth whitening, we recommend meeting with us for a consultation. This will help determine which whitening method is best for you. We can also discuss foods and habits, such as smoking, that you can avoid to keep your teeth whiter longer.

During the consult, we can also discuss other aspects of your smile you would like to improve. New, industry-leading technology provides methods to correct any dental problem you may have.

How white you want your teeth to be? Depending on the whitening method chosen, your teeth can be whitened three to eight shades in just an hour. An in-office procedure produces a degree of lightening that cannot be achieved with a grocery store product.

It is essential to understand that whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns. It also is temporary and may require follow-up visits to keep them white.

Teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo. Schedule a consultation with us today!

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-374-0070

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 

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Looking For A Red Carpet-Caliber Smile?

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When you see pics of your favorite stars, do you ever wonder how these men and women can project such perfection? Can ordinary folks ever achieve anything approaching celebrity-caliber attractiveness? With cosmetic dentistry from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, the answer is yes.

There many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures available that can produce significant results. Complete smile makeovers combine various procedures to transform your smile. These are the same procedures used by cosmetic dentists that serve the Hollywood A-list.

A common and economical procedure is teeth whitening. There are a variety of ways this can be done. Many drugstores sell over-the-counter whitening strips and gels. We can recommend an effective one, or – even better – provide you with in-office whitening. This is the quickest way to whiten your teeth, sometimes in less than an hour.

You may not land a film contract any time soon (or maybe you will), but cosmetic dentistry from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo can give a red-carpet smile that movie stars will envy. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-374-0070

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 

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Is Your Smile Holding You Back?

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Have you ever taken an unanticipated trip to the supermarket looking completely unkempt in a rush to purchase an emergency itemt? Murphy’s Law says you’re bound to bump into someone you know. How do you feel in your baggy sweatpants and stained T-shirt?

Our outward appearance impacts the way we feel inside. In professional situations, don’t you feel more assertive in flattering business clothes? Aren’t you more likely to voice your opinion when you are comfortable in your own skin?

Attractive clothing, well-groomed hair, and a fit body boost self-assurance for most Provo folks. But do you know what people notice before any of these features? Your face. Specifically, your smile and eyes. Multiple studies have shown that brilliant teeth and eyes immediately capture attention. Now, it’s difficult to change your eyes unless you get colored contacts. But unforgettable smiles are within reach because Provo dentists can work miracles with innovative cosmetic dentistry.

With specialized training, finely honed skills, modern equipment, and quality lab services, savvy dentists can turn unattractive smiles into your dream smile. Possibilities include porcelain veneers, and Invisalign clear braces.

Don’t hide behind an unsightly smile any longer. Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-374-0070

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry in Provo

Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry

If there’s a dream smile you’ve always wanted, we can help you get it with cosmetic dentistry from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo.

You may have damaged teeth, aging enamel, or teeth that need aligning or whitening. We’ll address those problem areas and provide you with an overall aesthetic assessment. Then we’ll develop a plan to get you your dream smile.

A dream smile from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry typically involves two or more procedures. Each case is different, of course, but your plan may include porcelain veneers, dental implants, or teeth whitening.

Sometimes the initial examination reveals dental issues that are necessary to correct, before we can move to other procedures. These may include bite alignment or bone structure issues that, once treated, provide added satisfaction and a natural look to cosmetic procedures.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry has years of experience. For those patients with dental anxiety, we provide sedation dentistry. We want each patient to leave our office with more confidence, and a smile they are proud to show off.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-374-0070

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


Your Dream Smile: Aesthetic Dentistry in Provo

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At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we offer our patients three innovative procedures for smile redesigns.

1. Dental Implants
Dental implants are transforming the face of dentistry. For most patients, a dental implant is the ideal solution for a missing tooth. A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) post implanted into the jaw bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

What makes implants such an attractive option is that after the final crown is affixed, it is virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth.

2. Invisible Braces
Clear braces, sometimes called invisible braces, allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn. There are a couple of different kinds of invisible braces. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we offer Invisalign clear braces.

3. Teeth Whitening
Teeth have a way of getting yellow and dull, and may be that way even after a cleaning by a dental hygienist. If you’ve thought about getting a dazzling, movie star smile, Zoom! teeth whitening may be for you. Zoom! treatments penetrate the enamel of your teeth and bleach away discolorations caused by the food and drink we consumer. Best of all, it’s an in-office treatment that can be done in a single visit.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry would love to help your achieve your dream smile. We have been providing excellent dental care in Provo since 1967. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today for an appointment.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-374-0070

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


The Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry Guide To Teeth Whitening

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So you want to whiten your teeth? It’s a reasonably-priced way to brighten your smile, look younger, and feel more confident when you interact with people in business or social settings.

Here are 5 things Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry recommends when it comes to teeth whitening:

  1. Meet with your dentist for a consultation first. There are several different teeth whitening systems and a consultation will help you ascertain which method is best for you.
  2. It is important to know that whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns.
  3. During your consultation, decide how many shades lighter you want your teeth to be at the end of the treatment. Depending on the whitening method chosen, your teeth can be beautified three to eight shades. An in-office procedure achieves a degree of lightening that cannot be achieved with an OTC product. During your treatment, your dentist may apply a coating to protect your gums and roots while the bleaching agent is applied.
  4. An alternative procedure is to have your dentist customize a take-home kit for you. Make sure you follow the instructions precisely. First, molds are made from your upper and lower arch. Then the lab creates trays to hold the bleach. While this method may take longer, it is more competitively-priced and more convenient for many patients. Teeth whitening results from either technique can last from six months to two years.
  5. With any of the teeth whitening systems, tooth sensitivity may take place. In most cases, it won’t last for more than a day or so. Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry if it lasts longer.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry offers general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including:

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-374-0070

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


Sparkling Smiles At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry

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Welcome to the Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry dental blog, Provo! I am Dr. Chris Hammond. Today’s post focuses on teeth whitening.

Unfortunately our teeth lose their luster as we grow older, but I see staining on young patients, as well. Orem area residents of all ages want whiter teeth.

To protect from staining, it is essential to brush after meals to remove substances that can stain. After consuming acidic foods or drinks, however, it is better to rinse your mouth with water to dilute the acid. This will protect your enamel.

Tooth whitening products like kits, strips, whitening mouthwashes, and toothpastes can lighten stains slightly, but for a truly stunning smile, Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry is your brilliant solution!

If you have existing dental work such as porcelain crowns, dental bonding, or veneers, the whitening process can be trickier, but not impossible. Teeth whitening will not lighten the stains on your restorations and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we can upgrade your dull restorations including veneers, crowns or bondings.

In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry and can produce wonderful results over time.

For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our caring team at 801-374-0070 for a tooth whitening consultation today!

We also offer:

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry provides general and cosmetic dentistry including sedation dentistry, mini implants, and Invisalign. Ask us about financing options.

 

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-374-0070

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, UT
84604