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Teeth Whitening at Nathanson Dental

February 28th, 2018


Nathanson Dental offers several different whitening options! Click here to learn more about it! Or give us a call at 443-275-9641 to schedule today.

Half of All Americans Unhappy With Their Smile

June 13th, 2017

Did you know that 52% of people don't like their smile? We at Nathanson Dental have found the solution! Read on to learn about all of our cosmetic dentistry options.

Nathanson Dental offers a full range of cosmetic dental services, everything from teeth whitening to veneers, cosmetic crowns to cosmetic orthodontics. The solution really depends on what kind of cosmetic issue a patient has and what the don’t like about their smile. Once we know what the problem is we can help them fix whatever it is that they don’t like.

The two most common issues that people complain about when it comes to their smile are that their teeth aren't white enough, or that their teeth aren't straight enough. Teeth whitening treatments can make teeth considerably whiter in a lot of cases. If there’s difficulty actually whitening the natural tooth structure, for example if the teeth have a lot of old filling, sometimes we may recommend doing porcelain veneers or crowns on the teeth. However, if color is the issue then whitening is usually the answer. When the issue is the fact that the teeth are either crooked, too crowded, or too far apart usually we’ll look at some kind of orthodontic treatment - either Invisalign or Six Month Smiles. We've gotten some really great results with our patients with crowded, spaced, or crooked teeth. For some patients with crooked teeth it can take just a few months.

At our dental office we do a lot of teeth whitening, we do some cosmetic crowns, but Invisalign is very, very popular among our patients; especially patients that had orthodontics when they were younger, didn’t wear their retainer (which is most of us, so you’re part of a very big club if that describes your situation), and then their teeth relapsed. Even as adults we can help get your smile back. Invisalign is a great option because it doesn’t use braces at all; there are no brackets or wires. It’s a set of clear aligners that can be taken off to eat, as well as to brush and floss their teeth. It’s very easy to maintain. Patients can see what their teeth are going to look like in advance when we do what’s called a Clin-Check. The Invisalign company has a computer simulation of where the teeth are going to move with the Invisalign treatment and can also give an approximation of how long the treatment is going to take.

The other treatment system we offer is Six Month Smiles and although they are brackets and wires, they are clear brackets with tooth colored wires, so it’s very difficult to see them from a distance. The advantage of Six Month Smiles over Invisalign is that it works a little bit faster and also there’s some situations that we can treat better with Six Month Smiles than we can with Invisalign.

To maintain your cosmetic procedures, make sure to have your regular dental visits here at the office, either 3 months or 6 months, that’s the main thing. Of course brushing and flossing at home, which we’ve been talking about for decades, is still the go to maintenance treatment for any dental situation, including cosmetic dentistry. If the teeth were just whitened then you are going to want to do a whitening touch up at least once a month. At our office we offer a system that includes both in-office whitening and take home trays that you can use either for a few hours or overnight once a month. We also offer a program that's quite unique for our whitening patients called Forever White. With this program, as long as you maintain your regular hygiene visits, you'll get two tubes of whitening gel for free! Be sure to ask us about it at your next visit!

At Nathanson Dental we always put the patient first. We want to make this the best dental experience you’ve ever had in your life. We’ve got a lot of perks: we have massage pads on the chairs, we have TVs in the ceiling where you can watch Netflix movies and listen through earbuds, we’ve got freshly baked chocolate chip cookies every day. If you come in the morning you’ll smell chocolate chip cookies instead of a dental office. But the thing that really makes us unique and different are the people. Everyone here really goes out of their way to make this the best dental experience that a patient has ever had and that’s our focus. That’s one of our core values; it’s our most important core value. I realize people have a lot of choices when they choose a dental office for their care and for their family’s care and we want to make this a special place where they feel they can come here and get the best dental experience from people that really care about them.

We love seeing a person smile when they haven’t been able to smile for years. Whenever we do a cosmetic case, that’s the reaction that we most often get. The patient will look in the mirror, a lot of times they’ll start crying, and we’ll start crying, too, because they’re seeing themselves with a smile they really like for the first time possibly ever in their lives. We’ve had people where it’s completely changed their lives. People have been able to get new and better jobs because their not hindered by their appearance; they can smile, they can show their teeth. Dr. Nathanson once did a set of veneers for a young woman who was getting married and her mother was looking at the pictures and she said to her, “you really look different in these pictures.” And she said, “You can see my teeth, mom. I’m smiling showing my teeth for the first time.”

Click here to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services.

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