Professional Whitening vs. At-Home Whitening

Professional Whitening vs. At-Home Whitening

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Home remedies for teeth whitening is a trend that is on the rise. However, is it safe for your teeth, and does it really help in the long run? There are, in fact, some teeth whitening home remedies that pose a threat to your tooth and gum health. It is important to recognize these risks and talk with your dentist about which whitening options are best for you and your teeth. 

Activated Charcoal and DIY Teeth Whitening Solutions

Charcoal is a rising trend in the realm of teeth whitening. However, it has not been scientifically proven to whiten your teeth, and it is too new to the market to know the actual effects it has on the teeth and gums. It is best to only use products that have undergone many studies and have certifications before choosing to use it as a whitening remedy. Be very careful using recipes off the internet to make a whitening solution. Without knowing the true effects it can have on your oral health, you are putting your teeth and gums at risk of infection, decay, and severe pain. 

Whitening Toothpaste and Whitening Strips

Everyone’s teeth are different, but as long as your dentist gives you the green light, whitening toothpastes are typically okay to use. Whitening strips have similar whitening ingredients to whitening toothpastes, so they are typically fine to use as well (of course, check with your dentist first). Many people find these remedies to be successful in achieving the whiteness they desire, but unfortunately, many users of whitening toothpastes and whitening strips report major tooth sensitivity and irritated or bloody gums. Also, some users of these whitening remedies express frustration with how long it takes to see results. 

Cakmes Methods

We offer professional teeth whitening in our dental studio that could give you the smile of your dreams in as little as 45 minutes. At Cakmes, we use Phillips Zoom technologies to safely and effectively whiten your smile. Phillips Zoom uses whitening gel and LED lights to quickly achieve your desired whiteness. This method provides instant results and little to no sensitivity when you leave the office. We also offer whitening trays you can use at home, which are similar to whitening strips but are tailored specifically to your individual teeth. Your whitening tray is custom-designed to fit your mouth perfectly to ensure even whitening on each tooth, no whitening gel leakage, and no gum irritation. 

At Cakmes Dental Studio, we want to help you achieve a smile that MAKES you smile. Contact us today at (865) 584-6163 to schedule a consultation or an appointment to get the pearly whites you have always dreamed of!

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Improve Your Oral Health in 2019 with Cakmes Dental Studio

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Did you know that your oral health can affect the rest of your body? Or that your oral health reflects your overall health?

The mouth is teeming with thousands of bacteria. While most of them are harmless, they can reach to levels that are enough to cause oral infections such as gum disease and tooth decay. This is especially true if you don’t keep up with good oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing.

Poor dental health is a major contributor for serious health issues like heart disease and respiratory problems. Some studies have shown that it can also contribute to dementia. Fortunately, there are ways to improve your oral health. The first step? Schedule an appointment with a dentist.

Why you should see a dentist?

If you haven’t seen a dentist in a long time, now is the time.

Seeing a dentist early on can help you avoid or mitigate dental issues such as tooth decay or gum problems. These may seem minor at first but when left unattended, they can lead to more serious health issues.

Cakmes Dental Studio has a dedicated team to help you achieve the healthiest and brightest smile you could ever have (our loyal customers can attest to that!).

We are committed to providing our customers with the best quality of service in dentistry. We use the latest dental technology such as a diagnodent laser for early detection of tooth decay, the use of intra oral camera, and one day crowns (Cerec).

Some of the services we offer include ClearCorrect, aesthetic contouring, Cerec restoration, and tooth colored fillings.

Start this year right by committing to improve your dental health. Call us to schedule for an appointment.

 

 

 

References:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/dental/art-20047475

https://bearabledentistry.com/why-you-need-to-visit-the-dentist/

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Get a Brighter Smile this Holiday Season!

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Get a Brighter Smile this Holiday Season!

Get a brighter smile this holiday season at Cakmes Dental Studio. Cakmes Dental Studio offers Philips Zoom Whitening, an in-office procedure that can whiten your teeth eight shades in only 45 minutes!

Cakmes Dental Studio also offers custom whitening trays as a safe and effective way to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home.

What to Know Before You Go

Philips Zoom Whitening 

While it is always good to talk to your dentist about tooth sensitivity beforehand, there are a couple steps you can take to reduce or eliminate tooth sensitivity during whitening.

  1. One week prior to treatment, brush with a toothpaste containing 5% potassium nitrate such as Sensodyne.
  2. If you talk to your dentist about tooth sensitivity, your dentist should provide you with Relief ACP gel that should be applied at home prior to your treatment.

After you have your Philips Zoom Whitening treatment, it is recommended that you avoid consuming tooth staining foods such as coffee, tea, red wine, or dark sauces for at least two hours after treatment.

If you experience tooth sensitivity after the treatment, you can continue to apply the ACP gel after each meal.

Whitening Trays

If you prefer an at-home treatment, whitening trays offer the same level of whitening as chairside procedures over the course of two weeks.*

While it may seem more convenient to buy at-home whitening treatments online or in the store, the safest way to whiten is with dentist’s supervision. At Cakmes Dental Studio, we provide a custom fitting tray for the safest whitening possible. Ill-fitting trays can lead to gel leakage and as a result, gum irritation or uneven whitening. With a custom fitted tray, you receive the most accurate at-home whitening experience.

Let us enhance your smile this holiday season, call us at (865) 584-6163 to schedule your whitening appointment.

 

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