Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to our blog!

Our purpose in blogging is to discuss (hopefully) interesting topics related to dentistry, with a personal touch.
 
So, I (Dr. JoAnne) will begin by talking about the most requested procedure in cosmetic dentistry today:  teeth whitening.
 
There are so many options for whitening your teeth:  whitestrips, gels, pens, mall kiosks, etc.  Some of these methods work
quite well, and you can get a noticeable change in tooth color.  However, we have found that by far the best whitening is achieved with custom trays.
 
Here's how it works:  Molds are made of your teeth in the dental office, and flexible plastic trays are constructed.  These trays fit perfectly over your teeth,
and so when you add the gel, it goes exactly where it needs to to contact the enamel and remove stain and discoloration.
 
Our daughter is getting married early next year, and in anticipation of the wedding, I am about to begin whitening my teeth.
Tu-Anh, our assistant,  made trays for me - upper and lower - and I plan to begin the whitening process next week.