Posts for: November, 2014

By Bergmann & Hohm Dental Group
November 25, 2014
Tags: Teeth Whitening  
Don’t let teeth sensitivity put a damper on your teeth whitening.
 
When it comes to the health of your smile, an educated patient is the best patient! That means, if you’re ready to get a whiter smile there are some things you need to know before getting your teeth whitened in Oconomowoc.
 

Before we get started…

First and foremost, it’s important that you’ve had a recent dental cleaning beforehand because whitening systems are not very effective if plaque and tartar are present. Therefore, in order to get the best whitening results, make sure you’ve had a routine cleaning first.
 
If you have sensitive teeth prior to treatment, then let’s talk about it. If you’re concerned that your teeth might be too sensitive for whitening, we will do a simple, painless test to determine if a teeth whitening treatment is right for you.
 
Also, follow some of these helpful suggestions beforehand to help stave away sensitivity during your whitening procedure:
  • If you don’t already, brush with desensitizing toothpaste for about two weeks prior to your appointment. Companies like Sensodyne and Colgate make toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
  • Don’t eat or drink anything acidic, which can soften and eat away at your tooth’s enamel.
  • If your teeth are particularly sensitive, consider using a desensitizing gel for a couple nights before your in-office whitening. Just wearing these prefilled desensitizing trays for a half an hour each night could make all the difference.
 

The Whitening Treatment

Of course, teeth sensitivity during whitening treatment is a concern for any patient. Perhaps you’ve experienced tooth sensitivity with at-home products. This can happen to a lot of people, which is why professional consultation is important. One of the major advantages of a dental professional providing instructions for how to whiten is that we can make sure there isn’t an underlying issue causing tooth sensitivity. 
 
One of the major advantages of professional in-office teeth whitening versus over-the-counter products is that we can adjust the intensity setting of our whitening system so you don’t experience tooth sensitivity during your treatment. This specialized care is something that you just can’t get with whitening treatments at home!
 
If you’ve wanted to transform your dull smile, let teeth whitening in Oconomowoc help you get your whites whiter. Give us a call today to find out if whitening treatment is right for you.

By Bergmann & Hohm Dental
November 24, 2014
Tags: Teeth Whitening  
Teeth Whitening ImageIt might seem hard to believe, but people have desired whiter teeth for centuries. While there were certainly no whitening stripes or teeth-bleaching agents then, around 3,000 BC “chew sticks” were a popular way of cleaning and scraping debris off teeth. This was the first sign of cleaning and teeth whitening.
 
Luckily, we’ve come a long way in our dental treatments, making it easy and safe to get professionally whitened teeth in only a short amount of time. If you are considering teeth whitening in Oconomowoc, here are some things you need to know before you come in to get your pearly whites whiter at Bergmann & Hohm Dental.
 

What makes professional teeth whitening different from commercial products?

 
If you’ve ever used a commercial whitening product from your local drugstore you may have noticed that the results were very subtle. Also, it may have taken weeks to actually notice the results. Professional teeth whitening, on the other hand, promises a more radiant smile that can brighten teeth up to ten shades whiter with only one treatment. If you’re looking for fast results, professional teeth whitening is a better option. It’s particularly great for those looking to spruce up their smile before a big event.
 

How long does professional teeth whitening take?

 
This will very depending upon the type and color of your enamel. Results are often seen after 2 or 3 applications. Your teeth will continue to lighten with further at home applications.
 

Are there any side effects of teeth whitening?

 
Some people experience some teeth sensitivity during and after treatment. If you have sensitive teeth, you may want to talk to your Oconomowoc dentist about ways to prevent teeth sensitivity during your whitening session.
 

How long will my results last? How can I maintain my whiter smile?

 
This will vary depending on how well you keep up with your new smile. Avoid stain-producing foods like wine, tea, coffee, berries and dark sauces. Also, maintain good oral hygiene and see your dentist for your routine checkups to ensure that your smile remains healthy. You can also talk to us about our professional teeth whitening kit that you can use from the comfort of your own home.
 

Can I have repeat teeth whitening treatments?

 
Of course! Particularly if you have more severe stains, you may actually need more than one treatment to get the results you want. However, it’s perfectly safe to get several teeth whitening treatments to maintain your beautiful smile.
 
If you’re interested in getting teeth whitening in Oconomowoc, call Bergmann & Hohm Dental today so we can set you up with an appointment. You’re going to love your new smile!
 



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Bergmann & Hohm Dental Group
N50W34770 Wisconsin Ave.
Okauchee, WI 53069
(262) 567-0770

 

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