Another happy patient!
This patient presented with his upper teeth whiter but wanted his lower teeth to match his upper teeth which have porcelain restorations. Porcelain does not change color but his lower natural teeth without any restorations had darkened over time from food and coffee. We were able to match the lower teeth to the upper teeth with bleaching using Opalescence Boost.
Source: The Madow Brothers
For those who are thinking about not flossing.-DT
“Hey Doc! I heard that flossing doesn’t do anything! Do I even need to do it?”
Try something like this:
“Well Melvin, every day in this office we see that flossing does a great job in helping to prevent gum disease, and gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. There is no question that flossing removes plaque and debris lodged between your teeth, and that is certainly good for your overall health.
It’s kind of like showering every day. There may not be any great studies showing that it’s good for you, but it should be part of your hygiene routine – and flossing should too! All of us do it, and we still highly recommend that you do too!”
Or you could just say:
“No problem – don’t floss. May we set up your denture appointment?”
The American Dental Association has a nice website with tips for keeping your mouth and oral cavity healthy and basic information on topics of interest regarding oral health. It is a resource for all subjects related to dentistry. If you want more detailed information, please call us at (323) 937-0197 or email us with your question at firstname.lastname@example.org.