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Typically, the length of time your teeth whitening lasts depends on two factors: how you care for your teeth after the procedure, and what level of discoloration your teeth had prior to the treatment. At Grove City Center for Dentistry, we’re proud to offer Opalescence GO as a take-home whitening solution. Opalescence GO includes a universal-fit tray, which you wear with whitening gel from 15-60 minutes each day. Repeat applications from five to ten times depending on the severity.

Both of these restorations repair a broken tooth by all, or the majority of, the tooth by removing old fillings, fractured tooth structure, and all decay. Dentists often refer to these restorations as crowns. But patients sometimes refer to tooth-colored restoration materials (porcelain and composites) as caps and the gold or stainless steel restorations as crowns.

Both crowns and bridges replace missing teeth. However, a bridge is attached, permanently, to teeth or implants. A partial denture uses clasps to adhere to the teeth while remaining easily removable for the patient.

No. Although most root canal-treated teeth do need crowns to strengthen it, not every tooth that has a crown also needs a root canal.

Also known as halitosis, bad breath is brought on by a lack of good oral hygiene and oral health. Regular, professional cleaning (every six months), adequate brushing, flossing, and tongue cleaning help eliminate that mouth odor. If the bad breath is not dental related, it could be caused by sinus issues, stomach issues, combinations of certain foods and certain medication, or other systemic issues.

When trained dental experts are using professional teeth whitening products, those products are not harmful to the teeth or gums. If you experience sensitivity after the whitening process, that can be treated simply with desensitizing gels.

When it comes to removing plaque efficiently, research shows that they are both equally effective when used correctly. Our highly trained team of dental hygienists can illustrate how to brush (and floss) your teeth in the best way

It is best to brush and floss two times each day – optimally, once in the morning and once at night. Building these habits will decrease plaque development; especially during sleeping hours, and reduce the likelihood of gum disease and tooth decay. We also recommend regular dental cleanings and checkups every 6 months.

Our goal is for you to feel confident and love your smile. Dental bridges or dental implants are great for those missing only certain teeth, or consecutive teeth. Although not considered a cosmetic procedure, dentures provide aesthetic benefit to those have lost all or some of their teeth. Call today and schedule an appointment so we can find the best solution for you.

Many people experience true fear and anxiety when visiting the dentist. We want to work with you and determine the best solution for you depending on your fears and comfort needs. At Grove City Center for Dentistry, we offer local anesthetic, oral conscious sedation (Halcion, Valium), nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and IV sedation.

Lost teeth are typically replaced with a dental implant. Here’s why we recommend dental implants to replace a tooth:

  • The titanium post, part of the implant replacing the “root” of your tooth, merges with your actual bone. This provides the best support possible
  • When cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime
  • They prevent loss of bone over time and preserve the jawbone as well

Not at all! During your visit, we can discuss and determine what’s best for your overall dental health in the long term. Your smile makeover could include crowns, teeth whitening, gingival sculpting, composite bonding, inlays and onlays, or any other combination established by our experts at Grove City Center for Dentistry.

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