Posts for tag: teeth whitening

By Abington Dental Arts, PC
August 16, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
HughJackmanIsAllSmilesforHisNewBroadway-InspiredShow

To anyone immersed in the “X-Men Universe” Hugh Jackman will always be Wolverine, a role he played in seven movies. But there’s more to this Australian actor than mutant bone claws and mutton chops that would make Elvis envious. Jackman has also starred in over 20 non-superhero films, including Les Misérables, for which he won a Golden Globe. He is also a Tony award-winning Broadway performer—with a winning smile.

With his famed character Logan/Wolverine fading in the rearview mirror, Jackman has returned to his musical roots. He will play Harold Hill in the Broadway revival of The Music Man, set to open in Fall 2020. And since May 2019 he’s been on world tour with Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show., featuring Jackman and a supporting cast performing songs from favorite shows and films, including Les Misérables and the 2017 hit The Greatest Showman.

The Show, with 90 planned stops throughout Europe, North America and Oceania, is a decidedly different “universe” from the X-Men. As Wolverine, Jackman could get away with a scruffier look. But performing as Jean Valjean or the bigger-than-life P.T. Barnum, he has to bring a vastly different look to the role, which brings us to Jackman’s teeth…

Once upon a time, Jackman’s teeth were an unflattering gray—definitely not a good look for stage or film. So with the help of his dentist, Jackman set about upgrading his smile with teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a great way to take a dull, stained smile and turn up the volume on its brightness—and attractiveness—a notch or two. A dentist applies a bleaching solution that stays in contact with the teeth for a few minutes. The process is often aided by special lighting.

A professional application is especially desirable if, like Jackman, you want “Goldilocks” brightness: not too little, not too much, but just right for you. Dentists can precisely control the tint level to get a brighter but more naturally looking white. Of course, you can also get a dazzling “Hollywood” smile if you so desire.

And although the effect of teeth whitening isn’t permanent, a dental application can last a while, depending on how well you manage foods and beverages that stain teeth. With a touchup now and then, you may be able to keep your brighter smile for years before undergoing the full procedure again.

One important note, though: This technique only works with outer enamel staining. If the discoloration originates from within the tooth, the bleaching agent will have to be placed internally, requiring access to the inside of the tooth. An alternative would be porcelain veneers to mask the discoloration, an option that also works when there is ultra-heavy enamel staining.

If you’re tired of your dull smile, talk with us about putting some pizzazz back into it. Teeth whitening could be your way to get a smile worthy of Broadway.

If you would like more information about teeth whitening, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Teeth Whitening” and “Whitening Traumatized Teeth.”

By Abington Dental Arts, PC
July 23, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

At Abington Dental Arts, PC in Clarks Summit, PA, we believe cosmetic dentistry is an investment well worth it. As one of the fastest-growing areas of dentistry and a vital part of the dental profession, there is a wide variety of treatments available to upgrade the appearance and overall health of your smile. Safely and effectively, Dr. Jeffrey Bell can help you achieve your grin goals and repair dental damage that you may have been avoiding for years.

One of our popular cosmetic dentistry services includes teeth whitening. These bleaching treatments can be efficient on intrinsic (inner) plus extrinsic (outer) stains and can aid in making you feel younger and more confident. Whitening may not be an option for all patients, such as those with tooth-colored restorations, but Dr. Jeffrey Bell in Clarks Summit can discuss these concerns with you during your consultation visit.

Advantages of Professional Whitening

Over time, teeth will become stained and discolored due to environmental factors, dark foods, and beverages. The severity of tooth stains will depend on your oral care routine. Professional teeth whitening brightens teeth quickly and can lighten a tooth by 8-10 shades.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Corrects aesthetic imperfections
  • Prevents future dental damage
  • Builds confidence
  • Strengthens your teeth

Cosmetic dentistry allows you to take your confidence back. Dr. Jeffrey Bell provides the simplest way to make a substantial improvement in the appearance of your teeth. At Abington Dental Arts, PC, whether you choose in-office or take-home whitening, you'll quickly upgrade the brightness and whiteness of your teeth.

If you are thinking about enhancing your smile then cosmetic dentistry might be the solution, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Bell of Abington Dental Arts, PC in Clarks Summit, PA. For questions or concerns, or to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening services, please visit our website or call (570) 586-1411.

By Abington Dental Arts, PC
October 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Bright White SmileCosmetic dentistry services from the dentists in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania can give you an amazing smile

Does your smile need an upgrade? Does your smile reflect who you are? These are important questions to ask yourself because your smile is your trademark and is often what people remember most about you. If your smile needs a little work, cosmetic dentistry services can help. The dentists at Abington Dental Arts in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania can help you rejuvenate your smile.

Teeth Whitening

If you have a dull, aging, yellowed, or stained smile, consider a professional teeth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening is popular because it is

  • Inexpensive: Usually costs far less than other cosmetic dental services
  • Effective: You can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter.
  • Quick: Takes only about an hour
  • Long Lasting: Results can last up to an amazing 5 years!

When you choose professional teeth whitening from Abington Dental Arts, you can count on safe treatment because all materials used have been rigorously tested and approved by the American Dental Association.

Dental Bonding

Perhaps you have a few chips, cracks, or other defects in your teeth. If so, consider a dental bonding treatment. Bonding uses a liquid resin called composite, which can be sculpted, shaped, and color-matched to your existing teeth to cover up chips, cracks, and other aesthetic issues. Once the liquid composite is in place, it’s hardened with an ultraviolet light, resulting in a beautiful new smile with cosmetic results that perfectly blend in with your teeth.

Veneers

You may want to dramatically change the color, shape, and even alignment of your teeth: porcelain veneers can help with this. Veneers can cosmetically close small gaps between your teeth along with hiding fracture lines, breaks, chips, tooth wear, and even tooth overlap. Porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of light-reflecting porcelain that look just like tooth enamel. They are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth to give your smile a dramatic new look!

Dental Implants

If you are missing one tooth or more, dental implants are the choice to make. They are the most natural-looking, fully-functioning tooth replacement available. Dental implants can remake your smile, giving you one that is often better than the original!

Interested? Call Today!

Talk with your dentist today about cosmetic dental services, the state-of-the-art way to rejuvenate your smile. Discuss your cosmetic dentistry options with the experts at Abington Dental Arts in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, by calling (570) 586-1411!

By Abington Dental Arts, PC
January 16, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
KathyBatesPlaysItSmartWithProfessionalTeethWhitening

Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates knows how important it is to present your best face to the world — and one of the most important features of that face is a beaming smile. But there came a point when she noticed something was a little off. “I've always had good teeth, but it seemed to me as I was getting older that they weren't looking as good,” Kathy explained in a recent interview with Dear Doctor magazine.

That's when she decided it was time to take action. Kathy had orthodontic treatment when she was in her fifties, and she keeps her smile bright with tooth whitening treatments. She uses a kit provided by her dentist with a safe, effective whitening solution.

Of course, a bright, healthy smile looks great anywhere — whether you're on the red carpet or “off the grid.” And you don't have to be a Hollywood star to have professional whitening treatments. In fact, teeth whitening is one of the most popular and affordable cosmetic treatments modern dentistry offers.

The basic options for professional teeth whitening include in-office bleaching or take-home kits. Both types of dentist-supervised treatments offer a safe and effective means of getting a brighter smile; the main difference is how long they take to produce results. A single one-hour treatment in the office can make your teeth up to ten shades lighter — a big difference! To get that same lightening with at-home trays, it would take several days. On the plus side, the take-home kit is less expensive, and can achieve the same results in a bit more time.

It's important to note that not all teeth can be whitened with these treatments. Some teeth have intrinsic (internal) stains that aren't affected by external agents like bleaches. Also, teeth that have been restored (with bonding or veneers, for example) generally won't change color. And you can't necessarily whiten your teeth to any degree: Every tooth has a maximum whiteness, and adding more bleach won't lighten it beyond that level. Most people, however, find that teeth whitening treatments produce noticeable and pleasing results.

What about those off-the-shelf kits or in-the-mall kiosks? They might work… or they might not. But one thing's for sure: Without a dentist's supervision, you're on your own. That's the main reason why you should go with a pro if you're considering teeth whitening. We not only ensure that your treatment is safe — we can also give you a realistic idea of what results to expect, and we will make sure that other dental problems aren't keeping you from having a great-looking smile.

How often does Kathy Bates see her dentist for a checkup and cleaning? “I go about every four months,” she noted. “I'm pretty careful about it.” And if you've seen her smile, you can tell that it pays off. If you would like more information about teeth whitening, please contact us or schedule an appointment. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Important Teeth Whitening Questions Answered” and “Teeth Whitening.”



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