How Can I Fix My Smile?

How Can I Fix My Smile?

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The eyes might be the windows to the soul, but a bright smile is the doorway to confidence. It’s never too late to consult your dentist about improving your smile, and the solutions can be implemented quickly, allowing you to start the new year with fresh new confidence. There are various cosmetic dental treatments available. Read on to find out which one will best suit you.

Aesthetic Contouring

If you’re looking for a quick and pain-free solution to overcrowded teeth, chips, and cracks, speak to your dentist about Aesthetic Contouring

What is Aesthetic Contouring?

Aesthetic contouring is a fast procedure that produces instant results. Your dentist will re-shape your teeth by removing small amounts of enamel with lasers and drills. While dental contouring doesn’t usually require anesthetic, gum contouring does require a strong topical anesthetic applied to the gums. The results are even teeth and balanced gums after just one session in the dentist’s chair. Your teeth may be sensitive after the procedure, so your dentist will likely recommend products to ease the sensitivity. 


Veneers are an excellent solution for patients with crooked teeth, gaps in their teeth, dental discoloration they want to cover, or general damage and wear and tear.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are a thin covering for the front of your teeth and are made of either porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain veneers are crafted from durable dental ceramics and are extremely thin and hard-wearing. These are fitted to each tooth, matching the shape and shade. A fitting for porcelain veneers is a longer process, but it produces excellent overall results. 

Composite resin veneers are fitted quickly, often in one session, and are bonded to your teeth using intense light. Although both options produce beautiful smiles, we ask patients to consider that composite resin veneers require more maintenance than their porcelain counterparts and can wear and stain more easily.

Ultimately your veneer options will be based on the state of your teeth, so make an appointment so your dentist can assess your options. 


If you’ve been wanting to straighten your teeth but are worried about how metal braces will affect your appearance, ClearCorrect is an excellent treatment. 

What is ClearCorrect?

ClearCorrect are transparent teeth aligners designed to straighten your teeth comfortably and aesthetically. Manufactured in America, the aligners are made with safe materials and free of BPA and phthalates (a group of chemicals designed to make plastics more durable). 

Your dentist can assess whether you are a good candidate for ClearCorrect, as this treatment is best for patients with moderate misalignment. If this treatment benefits you, your dentist will fit you for your ClearCorrect aligner using x-rays, scans, and impressions. We recommend that our patients wear their aligners for 22 hours daily and remove them when eating. If this sounds like a smile-brightening solution, book your appointment with us

Teeth Whitening

If you’re happy with your teeth but feel that years of drinking coffee or red wine have left their stain, teeth whitening might be for you. Cakmes Dental Studio can solve this problem for you in under 45 minutes! 

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening changes the color of your teeth using specialized dental bleach products. The method is straightforward and can be done by your dentist or at home using dentist-approved bleaching trays. Teeth whitening will not be the answer to a brighter smile for everyone, however, as different shades of teeth respond differently to the bleaching process. Additionally, bleaching will not work on veneers or caps, as it is only effective on natural teeth. 

Our in-chair teeth whitening is comfortable and painless. The Phillips in-office whitening treatment uses more powerful ingredients and, under your dentist’s supervision, safely whitens your teeth by up to eight shades. 

If you want to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home, then we can provide you with custom tooth whitening trays molded to your teeth, ensuring a more effective whitening treatment than you would receive from over-the-counter products. 

Cakmes Dental Studio offers you several pain-free options to brighten your smile; make an appointment with one of our dentists, and learn which option is best for you.

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Wedding Party Packages – Teeth Whitening and More!

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It’s wedding season, and we could not be more excited! Dr. Steven was recently married and knows first-hand how thrilling the time is. He also knows how important a healthy and stunning smile is (for more than one reason). Because of that, we’re creating wedding packages so that every bride and groom (and their bridal parties!) can shine like a diamond on the happiest day of their lives.


We know you want a white smile for your wedding, but as dentists, we want to ensure that it’s a healthy one, too. We created a package that brides, grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and all other members of your wedding party will enjoy. 


Not only will you save over 40% on our standard whitening prices, but we’ll also throw in a FREE consultation with either Dr. Nick or Dr. Steven. They can let you know if there’s anything else you could benefit from, such as:


Depending on the time frame of your wedding, we can create a plan made especially for you. If it’s just whitening, that’s fine! If you could benefit from ClearCorrect aligners, veneers, or Botox, even better! We’re here to help your wedding day be as memorable as possible. 

As a bonus, we’ll discount everything 10% if five or more members of your wedding party sign up for the package. Your wedding photos will last a lifetime, and we’d love to play a small role in how they turn out. At Cakmes Dental Studio, we know that a bright and healthy smile can make all the difference, and we want you to feel as beautiful as possible on your wedding day. We’d love to help make that a reality. So give us a call to schedule your consultation appointment to see how we can enhance your smile. Happy wedding season!

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Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

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Have you recently been thinking about whitening your teeth? If so, you should consider getting your teeth professionally whitened instead of using at-home whitening products. Many people often feel unsatisfied with the results you get from at-home whitening kits because at-home products cannot provide the benefits that professional whitening can. At Cakmes Dental Studio, we can provide you with all of the following benefits of professional teeth whitening, so you are guaranteed to be satisfied with your results. 

Guaranteed Results in a Timely and Thorough Manner

Oftentimes, at-home whitening products take weeks or months for patients to see a difference in their smile; with professional whitening, this will never be the case. When someone gets a professional teeth whitening treatment, the whitening agent is pharmaceutical grade and works at a much greater intensity than over-the-counter whitening products have the ability to. Also, professional teeth whitening requires less upkeep because the whitening is always completed in a thorough manner. At Cakmes Dental Studio, we use the most effective teeth-whitening products on the market, and we have the ability to make your teeth up to eight shades whiter in about 45 minutes. 

Guaranteed Safety 

When using over-the-counter whitening products, there is always a safety risk involved. There is a chance your gums or teeth react poorly to the product or that you could have an allergic reaction. Professional whitening treatment is a safer option than an at-home whitening treatment because the dentist doing the whitening procedure has years of experience performing the procedure and will be able to intently monitor your teeth while the whitening is being completed. If an allergic reaction were to occur, the dentist would know exactly what to do in that situation, whereas if you had an allergic reaction at home, you would have to call your dentist or the emergency room for assistance. 

A Customizable Experience 

When you get your teeth whitened professionally, dentists are able to give you a customized experience regarding your teeth sensitivity and mouth size. All teeth have different sensitivity levels, and at-home kits don’t take that into consideration as all are the same strength and size. When someone gets their teeth professionally whitened, doctors are able to change the strength of the whitening agent in order to avoid irritating the patient’s teeth and gums. Further, all at-home whitening kits are the same size, which could work for you, or not – you don’t know until you test it out. When you receive a professional whitening, dentists are able to accommodate different mouth sizes, unlike at-home products. 

If these benefits aren’t enough to encourage you, we bet this last one will. We are running a “White Christmas” special on our Philips Zoom whitening for the month of December. It is $199 for one Philips Zoom whitening or $299 for a Philips Zoom whitening and take-home trays. If you decide to purchase one of our whitening specials, as long as you pay for it in the month of December, you will be able to use it at any time! You can even leave a voicemail or text us when our office is closed to ensure you get the deal. To learn more or schedule an appointment, click here

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Get Your Teeth Whitened – Just in Time for Summer Celebrations!

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Early summer often marks the beginning of seasonal weddings, celebrations, and other get-together events. As we enjoy spending time with friends and family, it’s no doubt that we all want to look and feel our best. Having a bright and beautiful smile can make a big difference in both your appearance and your own self-confidence. One easy way to quickly improve your smile is to have your teeth whitened. As invitations begin to pile up and masks start to come off, having your teeth whitened may be exactly what you need to achieve a bright, shining smile that you can be proud of this summer!


As we get older, our teeth naturally become less white. Consuming drinks like coffee, tea, and soda can stain your teeth over time and lead to the yellowed appearance that no one wants. While taking precautions such as brushing or rinsing after each meal, drinking through a straw, and using whitening toothpaste can help, the reality is that nothing whitens better than teeth-whitening methods used in-office by professionals.


Having your teeth whitened is an easy process, and you have many options to choose from. Most dental studios offer in-office teeth whitening procedures as well as custom tooth-whitening trays, which can be used in the comfort of your own home. Teeth whitening procedures often lead to drastic results in very little time. For example, with the Philips Zoom in-office whitening, you can unlock a smile up to 8 shades whiter in just 45 minutes. Tooth sensitivity can be a side effect for some whitening products; with the Philips Zoom in-office whitening, you’ll experience little to no sensitivity, only outstanding results. 


If you’re ready to look your best and improve your smile, consider getting your teeth whitened this summer. Cakmes Dental Studio offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, including teeth whitening. Not only do we provide Philips Zoom in-office whitening, but we also make custom whitening trays and offer whitening kits for our clients who would prefer to whiten their teeth at home. To schedule an appointment with our expert team for personalized teeth whitening, visit our website or give us a call at 865-584-6163. Let’s get your smile looking bright and beautiful just in time for summer!

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Benefits of Having Your Teeth Professionally Whitened

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One of the easiest ways to achieve a bolder and brighter smile that you can be proud of is through teeth whitening. With so many teeth whitening kits available today, it can be tempting to pick one up and try it for yourself at home. However, there are a significant number of benefits for getting your teeth professionally whitened rather than using a DIY kit at home. Check out a few of the many benefits of having your teeth professionally whitened! 

Dental Staff Are Experienced

When you choose to head to the dentist to have your teeth whitened, you know you can trust the experienced and knowledgeable dental staff. The staff is professionally trained and has the equipment needed to perform the service as safely and effectively as possible. Also, whitening trays bought from the store are typically one size fits all which means that gel could leak from the tray potentially harming your gums and mouth. 

Professional Services are More Effective

At-home whitening kits often have a much lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide rendering them not as effective in achieving a dramatic shade change as you would see with in-office treatments. Professional products are much stronger which means that you’ll be able to see more noticeable results in less time. 

Dentists Can Monitor Your Dental Health

Anytime you stop in the office for a teeth whitening procedure, your dentist can evaluate your teeth and gums prior to beginning to make sure you have proper dental health. Any signs of gum problems or tooth decay will be treated prior to beginning the whitening to ensure that the products used don’t cause any pain or harm. Additionally, your dentist may notice underlying causes for teeth staining and can help identify ways to protect your teeth from future staining. 

At Cakmes Dental Studio, we offer some of the latest technologies and services to help you safely and effectively whiten your smile. Our Philips Zoom in-office whitening service brightens your teeth up to 8 shades whiter with little to no sensitivity. Our office also offers custom-fitted tooth-whitening trays to be used at home with whitening gel. 

Call (865) 584-6163 to schedule an appointment or visit our website to schedule an appointment online. Right now, we are running a half-off promotion for our Philips Zoom in-office whitening service, making it just $199 instead of the regular $399. This offer is only valid through the end of the year so make sure to take advantage of it and achieve your whitest smile possible!

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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.





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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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