Natural looking white teeth

I want to whiten my teeth. I’m over forty and my teeth have yellowed quite a bit.  I just don’t want it to look unnatural.  So many people I see who have their teeth whitened, especially newscasters, have teeth that are so white you know they’ve been bleached like mad.  What is the secret to whitening them in a mild way?

Amanda C. – Texas

Amanda,

One of the things I love about cosmetic dentistry, is the ability to tailor the treatment to the desires of the desires of the patient.  The simplest way to whiten your teeth without them getting overly white, is to do professional at-home teeth whitening. You can whiten until you get it to the level of brightness that you want, then you stop.  It’s that simple.

If all you’re wanting is a whiter smile, that is the way to go. If, however, you’re wanting to change anythign else about your smile, such as their size or shape, than I suggest you ask a great cosmetic dentist about porcelain veneers. They can do a lot more.

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Best dentist for children

I’m trying to find the best dentist for my child.  He’s four years old. There are a couple of pediatric dentists in my area, but I haven’t been too impressed with them.  I was thinking of going to my general dentist’s office. I’m really pleased with my dentist and know he likes children. I just want to make sure it’s the best thing for my son.  Any advice?

Polly R. – MIchigan

Polly,

It’s obvious you’re a diligent and loving mother.  We always want the best for our children, even the best dentist. A general dentist will do fine. They’re trained to treat children as well as adults.  If for some unforeseen reason something comes along he can’t handle, then he’ll refer you to a specialist.

I know you said your dentist likes children, but are you sure he’s comfortable treating children as  young as your son?  Make sure you ask him ahead of time.  One way to know for sure, is to ask at what age he likes seeing a child for their first appointment. If he says eight or nine, then you may want to try elsewhere.  If he says two or three, you’re son will be in fine hands.

This blog is brought to you by Tulsa Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Jerome Cha.