5 Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth

Teeth Whitening is now the most requested cosmetic dental treatment.  This is not surprising since this single cosmetic dental treatment can dramatically improve your appearance, your self-confidence and even your quality of life.  There are a number of reasons why individuals decide to whiten their teeth including the following:

1.  to whiten teeth that have become stained due to smoking or consuming foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, soda, berries and red wine

2.  to treat the discoloration that occurs as a natural part of the aging process

3.  to prepare for an important event such as a wedding, reunion, anniversary or job interview

4.  to prepare to start dating again after a divorce or the loss of a spouse or partner

5.  as a complement to other cosmetic treatments such as Botox, facial fillers or plastic surgery

The bottom line is that whitening your teeth can greatly enhance and take years off of your appearance.  It can also increase your confidence which makes you more attractive to others.  This can be important if you are looking to start dating, have an important event coming up or are interviewing for a job. 

When you do decide to whiten your teeth, there are many options from which to choose.  There are a variety of over-the-counter whitening products that can be used to whiten your teeth, however, they differ widely in their effectiveness and some can even be harmful to your dental health.  For this reason, the American Dental Association recommends whitening your teeth under the supervision of a dentist.  Most dentists offer two options for teeth whitening:  take-home kits and in-office treatments.  The take-home kits produce gradual results and can be used over and over again, as needed.  The in-office procedure produces dramatic results in a single appointment lasting for a little over an hour.  Both of these methods have certain advantages and disadvantages.  Your dentist can help you determine which method is better suited for you based on your lifestyle, your budget and your dental health.

If dingy discolored teeth are causing you to lose confidence and are negatively affecting your quality of life, talk to your dentist today about whitening your teeth.  Enjoy your whiter, brighter, more beautiful smile!

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Justin Scott, Pure Dental Health


Options for Whitening Severely Discolored Teeth

If you long for a beautiful, white, star quality smile but have severe tooth discoloration that does not respond to over-the-counter whitening strips or toothpastes, you are not alone.  Many adults have severe discoloration due to smoking, medications taken as a child or stains developed while wearing braces.  Fortunately, there are a variety of options that can be used to treat this problem.

The whitening solutions that are made available through a dentist are stronger than the ones that are sold over-the-counter and may be just what you need to achieve a bright, beautiful smile.  Many dental offices offer a teeth whitening system that an be used at home.  It consists of custom trays that are filled with a whitening solution and worn over the teeth for a certain period of time.  With these systems, you can choose how often to whiten your teeth.  Many dental offices also offer an in-office teeth whitening solution that can be completed in a little over an hour.  This type of system involves coating the teeth with a special solution and then curing it with a special light.

The two different types of teeth whitening solutions offered by dentists are highly effective for most individuals, however, if your tooth discoloration is very severe, they may not work for you.   In this case, you may have to consider either crowns or porcelain veneers.  A crown is a restoration that can be placed over a tooth the improve its appearance.  This type of solution works for patients who have one or several teeth that are discolored, not their entire set of teeth.  Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells that can be laminated to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance.  This solution is better suited for individuals with severe tooth discoloration on all or most of the teeth that show when they smile.

If you desire a whiter, brighter, more vibrant smile, talk to your dentist today about the available teeth whitening solutions.  Your dentist can help you select the system that is best suited to your particular needs.

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Justin Scott, Pure Dental Health


You Can Get Whiter Teeth and a More Beautiful Smile

Have you noticed that everyone’s teeth seem to be getting whiter and whiter?  It is no longer just movie stars and models who have perfectly white teeth.  Now it is your child’s teachers, your banker, your doctor and everyone else around you.  Why is this?  It is because advances in tooth whitening technology have made it possible for virtually everyone to achieve whiter teeth.  And, our ideal is changing since so many people are taking advantage of the opportunity to whiten their teeth.  Well, if you are feeling left out on this popular trend, it is not too late.  You too can achieve whiter teeth and a more beautiful smile.

The first step in achieving whiter teeth is to talk to your dentist.  Whitening your teeth under the supervision of your dentist is the best way to achieve maximal results and to ensure that your teeth are not harmed in the process.  There are a variety of teeth whitening methods that can be used to help you achieve your goals.  There are take-home kits that you can use to whiten your teeth over time.  Their are also a variety of in-office treatments that can be performed in a little more than an hour in the dentists office and provide more immediate results. However, if your tooth discoloration is severe or due to certain factors, these treatments may not be suited for your particular case.  In this case, porcelain veneers or dental crowns may be recommended to help you achieve your goal.  Whatever the case, your dentist can recommend the most appropriate treatment based on your dental history, the cause and severity of your tooth discoloration and your lifestyle and personal goals.

Whitening your teeth can dramatically improve your appearance and make you appear years younger.  If you are feeling embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile due to tooth discoloration or if you just want to achieve a brighter, more beautiful smile, talk to your dentist today about your options for whitening your teeth.

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Justin Scott, Pure Dental Health

Whiter Teeth Equal A More Attractive Smile

There is no doubt that whiter teeth make for a more attractive smile.  However, our teeth naturally become more dull and yellowed with age.  There are also certain foods and beverages out there that can actually stain your teeth and cause them to become discolored, even if you are young.  Some of the biggest culprits include the following:

•  Tea

•  Sauces (Tomato, Soy, Curry)

•  Sports Drinks

•  Wine

•  Berries

•  Soda and Other Carbonated Drinks, and

•  Candy.

Some of these foods and beverages such as soda and candy should only be consumed in moderation, for other health reasons as well as your oral health.  However, other foods such as berries have important antioxidants that are vital to your overall health. If you drink beverages such as tea, wine and sports drinks, drinking through a straw will help to minimize the contact of the substances with your teeth.  It is also a good idea to rinse your mouth with water and then follow by brushing your teeth after you have consumed any of these types of foods and beverages.  The longer the substances stay in contact with your teeth, the greater the chances that they will cause stains.  Brushing and flossing your teeth daily and visiting your dentist for routine dental cleanings and exams can also help to minimize the negative effects of theses foods and beverages on your teeth.

Even if you eat these foods and beverages in moderation and maintain good daily oral hygiene habits, you may still desire whiter teeth.  Whiter teeth result in a brighter, more beautiful smile and can serve to take years off of your appearance.  Fortunately, Pure Dental Health offers a Whitening For Life program to help our patients achieve and maintain whiter teeth and more beautiful, confident smiles.  If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth due to stains and discoloration, call Pure Dental Health today to get more information about this program and the other dental services we offer.

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Whiter Teeth For The Holiday Season

So your office holiday party is coming up in a few weeks.  This is the perfect time to impress your new boss and to celebrate another great year with your coworkers.  You have secured a presentable date, bought a fabulous new dress and shoes, scheduled a manicure and have been eating right and exercising daily.  You have covered all the bases…right?  But what about your smile?  Is it dazzling or dingy?  If you have stained or discolored teeth, even with the right outfit and perfect hair, nails and makeup, you are not going to look and feel your best.  White teeth and a beautiful smile are an essential part of every holiday outfit.

Over time, our teeth can become yellowed and stained from age, everyday wear and tear, smoking and certain foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, soda and red wine.  The truth is, teeth that are stained, yellowed or otherwise discolored can significantly detract from and add years to your appearance. So, what is the best way to get whiter teeth?  If you have visited a grocery store or drugstore lately, you have probably noticed the abundance of tooth whitening products available on the market. While some over-the-counter products can be used to whiten your teeth, not all of the products out there are effective and some are even bad for your oral health.  That is why The American Dental Association recommends that you whiten or bleach your teeth only under the supervision of a certified dentist.  A qualified dentist can help you determine which method of whitening your teeth will best work for your particular situation and will best suit your lifestyle.  He or she can also monitor your oral health while you are whitening your teeth to make sure that they are not being damaged in the process.

At Pure Dental Health, we understand that our patients desire whiter teeth.  That is why we offer our patients a Whitening For Life program.  With your initial exam and x-rays and cleaning, we will give you a free whitening tray. You will also receive free whitening gel to go along with your regular cleanings. Our HD products are balanced to provide effective whitening strength without causing too much sensitivity. To get more information about the Whitening for Life Program and to schedule your appointment, please call Pure Dental Health today.  Happy Holidays!

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Procedures We Love

Transforming Your Smile

You have gone to the dentist twice a year for as long as you can remember.  Every six months, you march into the dentist’s chair, have your teeth cleaned and checked, and head out the door with your next appointment notice in your hand.

This has been your routine for as long as you can remember.  But have you actually taken the time to think about if you could benefit from another procedure that your dentist has to offer? At Pure Dental Health, we offer a wide variety of different procedures that can help you reach any cosmetic or smile goals.

Through this Pure Dental Health blog, we will explore some of our favorite cosmetic dentistry procedures that can make a big impact on the look and fell of a smile.  To learn more about Pure Dental Health’s favorite procedures, keep reading our blog!

Pure Dental Health’s Favorite Procedures

At Pure Dental Health, we take pride in our procedures and our commitment to patient satisfaction.  You are always our top focus, and we strive to make you feel comfortable at ease in our state-of-the-art clinic.  Some of our favorite procedures that we offer to our clients are:

  • Teeth Whitening- teeth whitening is a quick and easy way to completely transform the look of your smile.  With our in-office procedure, you can walk out with teeth that are up to six shades brighter.  In addition, any time that you come into Pure Dental Health for a general dentistry cleaning, you qualify to take home free teeth-whitening trays so your smile can stay at its brightest!
  • Tooth Colored Fillings- for another subtle cosmetic dentistry procedure, think about white fillings.  These fillings match the natural color of your teeth without the risks of mercury associated with traditional amalgams fillings.
  • Adult Braces- at Pure Dental Health, we know that there are many people who still wish they could have beautiful and straight smiles.  That is why we offer methods of straightening teeth that differ from traditional braces.  With six-month smiles, you could have a beautiful smile in less time than you ever thought possible!  We also offer Invisalign clear aligners, which allow for you to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing!

More Information About Pure Dental Health

If you have any questions about adult braces, teeth whitening, or white fillings, then do not hesitate to contact our Pure Dental Health team.  We can also address any of your inquiries into any of our other procedures at Pure Dental Health.

We are here to make you feel happy and confident with your smile.  You deserve to have a smile that you are truly proud of and want to share with the world.  The team at Pure Dental Health can help you to achieve the results that you desire.  Learn more about what we do, today!


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Teeth Whitening: Which Method is Right For Me?

If you have ever cruised the aisles of the drugstore looking for teeth whitening products, you probably noticed that there are a myriad of options out there.  Teeth whitening is currently the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States.  That is because everyone wants to have a whiter, more beautiful smile.    There is no doubt that removing stains from your teeth and brightening your smile can dramatically improve your overall appearance and give you a more youthful look, however, all teeth whitening methods are not the same.  Some over-the-counter methods are simply not very effective and others can actually be harmful to your oral health.  For this reason, The American Dental Association recommends that you whiten your teeth under the supervision of a dentist.

One of the benefits of whitening your teeth under the supervision of a dentist is the fact that he or she can help you select the safest, most effective method to suit your particular circumstances.  He or she can closely monitor your oral health to make sure it is not being compromised in the process.

The dentist and staff from Pure Dental Health are committed to helping patients achieve whiter, brighter smiles while at the same time protecting their dental health.  Our whitening for life program provides each of our patients with free set of whitening trays to be used at home on an ongoing basis.  In addition, we offer free whitening solution every time you visit our office for a dental cleaning and exam for as long as you remain a patient in our practice.

If you are interested in whitening your teeth, please call Pure Dental Health today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Justin Scott.  Dr. Scott will be happy to examine your teeth, review your dental history and help determine which teeth whitening method best suits your needs, your lifestyle and your budget.  You are going to love your smile!

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Aging Gracefully

Everyday in the United States, thousands and thousands of dollars are being spent on anti-aging products such as moisturizing creams, anti-wrinkle creams, vitamins and herbal supplements.  Not to mention the money that is being spend on botox injections and fillers as well as eye lifts, facelifts, etc.  The truth is, whether you live in Hollywood, California or small town USA, we all want to maintain our youthful appearance, even if we are not exactly young anymore!

Have you heard the expression “forty is the new thirty.”  The older we get, the younger we are expected to look.  It can be exhausting to keep up with!

Today many people are exercising regularly, eating a healthy well-balanced diet, staying hydrated and trying to manage their stress levels.  All these lead to a healthier lifestyle and can help you achieve and maintain a more youthful appearance.  However, there is one aspect of our appearance that is often overlooked and that is the appearance of your smile.  If your teeth are discolored, stained or yellowed due to smoking, drinking teas, sodas and red wine, etc., it can add years to your appearance.  Bleaching or whitening your teeth can do wonders for your appearance and give you a healthier, more youthful looking smile.

Most dentists today offer one or more methods for obtaining whiter teeth.  Some methods can be completed in a dental office in around an hour and produce dramatic affects with just one application.  Other methods are used at home for a more gradual affect.  Whatever method you choose, it is important to whiten your teeth under the supervision of your dentist.  That way he or she can monitor your progress and make sure that your teeth and/or gums are not being harmed in the process.

If you are looking for a way to improve your smile and take years off of your appearance, talk to your dentist today about teeth whitening.  He or she can help you determine the best method to suit your needs, your lifestyle and your budget.

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Most Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Today, advances in cosmetic dentistry make it possible for virtually everyone to achieve a “Hollywood smile.”  Dental practices across the country are offering a wide variety of cosmetic dental procedures including tooth colored fillings and crowns, adult braces, short-term orthodontics, porcelain veneers, bonding, shaping, teeth whitening, cosmetic contouring, Snap-on Smile® and more.   There are cosmetic procedures to fix almost every cosmetic dental issue including chipped teeth, broken teeth, gapped teeth, discolored teeth, misaligned teeth, crooked teeth, missing teeth and gums that rest too high or too low on the teeth.  Americans realize how important their smile is to their overall appearance, confidence and self-esteem.  That is why many Americans are choosing to spend their hard-earned money on cosmetic dental procedures to improve the appearance of their smiles.

Teeth whitening is currently the most common cosmetic dental procedure in the United States.  This procedure is extremely popular because it dramatically improves the appearance of patients’ smiles and is relatively inexpensive compared to some other cosmetic dental procedures.  There are a wide variety of options available on the market for whitening your teeth. Although over-the-counter, home whitening kits are widely available in many retail outlets, it is a good idea to whiten your teeth under the supervision of a qualified Dentist.  A Dentist can help determine the most appropriate tooth whitening method to meet your needs and can monitor the health of your teeth to ensure that they are not harmed during the whitening process.  Many dentists offer in-office whitening treatments that can help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile in around an hour.  They also offer at-home whitening kits consisting of custom trays that are filled with a whitening solution and worn over the teeth for a certain period of time.  These trays can be used over and over to maintain a bright, beautiful smile.

Whitening your teeth not only improves the appearance of your smile, it also gives you a younger, healthier appearance.  Your smile is important and creates a lasting first impression. Why not make it the best it can possibly be?   If you are interested in teeth whitening, or any other cosmetic dental procedure, find an experienced, reputable Dentist in your local area and schedule a consultation.

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Why You Should Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

Thinking about Cosmetic Dentistry?

It has been a long few months.  You have been staying at work late each day, trying to get as much done as possible to nail everything down perfectly.  As you sit down to start another workday, your boss approaches you.

“You have been doing outstanding work.  And it has not gone unnoticed.  We would like to honor you at a reception next month.  Great going!” she exclaims, as she shakes your hand.  You remain still, completely miffed by what has just occurred.  You catch a glance into the window and see your smile—“Wow! That could use some work!” you say.  “What should I do to get this smile at its best before that reception?”

The answer lies with the Pure Dental Health team and cosmetic dentistry.  Pure Dental Health offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry options that best fulfill the needs of your smile.  Throughout this blog, we will address why you should consider cosmetic dentistry, and how some small procedures can make a dramatic difference to the look of your smile

Cosmetic Dentistry and Your Smile

You might have thought about cosmetic dentistry before and are still reviewing all of your options.  You might be new to the idea and do not have very much information about the procedures.  Either way, Pure Dental Health is here to show you some of the top cosmetic dentistry procedures that we have available.  Some of these procedures include:

  • Teeth Whitening- who says that good things in life don’t come for free?  At Pure Dental Health, we provide free teeth whitening with regular dental exams for life.   In addition, we also offer other teeth-whitening solutions to keep your teeth at their most white. You can knock years off of your age with the help of teeth whitening.
  • Adult Braces- you are never too old to have the smile that you have always wanted.  With 6-month smiles, you can have a beautiful smile in less time than traditional methods.  White brackets and wires are used so that braces blend away while making your teeth straighter than ever before.
  • White Fillings- replacing metal fillings with white ones can remove the look of “metal mouth” instantly.  While amalgams used to be commonly used to fill cavities, there are now new pieces of dental technology, which provide patients with mercury-free and cosmetically pleasing options.

These are just a few of our cosmetic dentistry options that make a huge difference in the way that clients feel about their smiles.  Simple changes for dramatic results.

More Information about Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are interested about cosmetic dentistry procedures, then do not hesitate to contact our Pure Dental Health team.  We will answer any of your questions about cosmetic dentistry, including cost, recovery time, and which procedures are right for you.

You deserve to have your dream smile.  Let the Pure Dental Health team help you achieve those dream results!