Welcome to our office. Our aim is to help you achieve optimal oral health for function and aesthetics in a caring and empathetic environment. We pride ourselves in delivering dentistry of the highest standard and our ability to customize a treatment plan to your individual needs. Our team works closely together to achieve the best result for your mouth.
Whiter, Brighter Smiles…
The number of whitening products has exponentially expanded in recent years. From toothpaste to gels to strips and lasers, those looking for a way to perk up those pearly whites have many decisions to make. A tooth has several different layers that can become discolored for various reasons. Things we eat and drink change the color of our teeth because the outermost layer of our teeth contains pores that can “hold” these stains. Some products, such as tea, coffee, wine, and cigarettes, stain teeth more than others. The innermost part of our teeth yellows naturally over time. Certain medications or excessive use of fluoride can also cause it to yellow. Because whitening toothpastes can only affect the outer enamel layer, they do not affect yellowing of the inner dentin layer. In fact, sometimes whitening toothpaste can make inner-layer more noticeable. Whitening toothpastes may contain strong abrasives or chemicals that can remove some stains on the outermost layers of a tooth. Daily brushing (with non-whitening toothpaste) and flossing minimize discoloration, as can professional cleaning at your dentist’s office. Dentists also recommend rinsing your mouth with water after having wine, coffee, or other potentially staining foods. If you decide you want to further whiten your teeth, dentists may recommend a number of different treatments. These procedures are fairly safe as long as your dentist follows particular safety guidelines. You can find more information on teeth whitening from http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/index.asp
What’s Happening in the Office?
Besides continuing to provide the best possible care for our patients, here is a little about what is happening:
- Welcome back Sandra! She is back at the office after a year long maternity leave! We are happy to have her cheerful smile back!
- Drs. Piché and Ebenal attended a meeting in Phoenix at the beginning of the month…it is great to know we are doing things right!
- Happy Dental Assistants week March 4—March 9