Archives for Teeth Whitening

Whitening for the Holidays

Whitening for the Holidays November 7, 2018 The holidays are quickly approaching, and you know what that means: lots and lots of pictures.  Photos for the family Christmas cards, selfies over the Thanksgiving spread, and parties galore. If you want your smile to be bright for this holiday season, it is time to consider teeth whitening now! When do I Start Whitening for the Holidays? Unless you decide on professional in-office teeth whitening, you need to keep in mind that it can take up to several weeks to see results.  In general, the quicker the result, the more expensive the
Read More

White Teeth to Go with Your Summer Tan

White Teeth to Go with Your Summer Tan May 30, 2018 School is out, and summer is officially here!  Do you know what goes beautifully with a nice tan?  A bright white smile!  Here are some ways you can get a brighter smile to complement your summer tan. Whitening Toothpastes and an Electric Toothbrush The way whitening toothpastes work is to polish external stains off the enamel surface.  This will not change the underlying color of your teeth.  It will remove superficial stains from things like coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, etc . . . Whitening toothpastes have a slightly
Read More

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Dreaming of a White Christmas? December 12, 2017 Instead of just dreaming, this year you can do something about it!  Did you know that whitening your teeth is the quickest and most conservative way to improve your smile?  Maximum results of take-home teeth whitening are usually seen within 14 days, so if you start now, you will have a bright, white smile just in time for Christmas. Stains The most common stains affecting teeth are external stains caused by the things we eat and drink or the use of tobacco products.  The bad news is that if you continue in
Read More

Activated Charcoal and other DIY Whitening Trends

Activated Charcoal and other DIY Whitening Trends August 30, 2017  You have probably seen it as you scroll through your Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest feed: do-it-yourself teeth whitening. The trend of attempting to whiten your teeth with “all-natural” or over-the-counter ingredients and without the endorsement of a dentist has gained widespread popularity in recent years. It’s no surprise that everyone wants whiter teeth. Our goal at Prosper Family Dentistry is for you to achieve your cosmetic goals while maintaining the best possible health of your mouth. There are dangers associated with some of the DIY whitening trends, and it is
Read More

Teeth Whitening

  Teeth Whitening August 9, 2017  A 2013 survey of 5,500 unmarried adults asked them to rank the qualities by which they judge the opposite sex on first meeting someone new.  Teeth was the highest ranked characteristic by a long shot (58% of men and 71% of women ranked it the #1 feature by which they judge a member of the opposite sex for attractiveness).  Americans spend $1.4 billion on teeth whitening products.  (Click here to see this and other interesting statistics about teeth whitening from research conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.)  Globally, teeth whitening is a
Read More

Product Highlight: Opalescence

Product Highlight:  Opalescence February 4, 2016 Your smile is the first thing that most people will notice about you. One of the easiest ways to improve your smile is to whiten your teeth. There are many different methods for whitening and many different products available. In our practice, we offer a range of options for whitening, including custom tray whitening. Custom tray whitening is one of the least expensive and most effective ways to brighten your smile. Once your dentist has fabricated thin, comfortable trays that fit your teeth, you can begin using a whitening gel. Opalescence is a line
Read More