Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

Midlothian Teeth Bleaching

Hello, Midlothian! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways you can dramatically improve your appearance.

It is important to realize that not every smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.

2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

3. Combination: Some dental patients have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced dentist such as J. Scott White, Pranee White, and John Han of White & White. J. Scott White, Pranee White, and John Han and the experienced team of dental professionals at White & White have been brightening smiles since 2004. We also offer Six Month Smiles, general dentistry, porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry and wisdom teeth removal.

Upgrade your face value by brightening your smile!

 

Contact White & White: 804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

The Dream Of No Drill

The Dream Of No Drill In Richmond

If you ask dental patients what they hate the most about dental visits, chances are that they’ll mention the drill. Just the sound of it is enough to make people cringe.

Do you wonder if there will ever be an alternative to the dreaded dental drill? Guess what? Now there is!

Drill-less dentistry is also known as air abrasion or microabrasion. Air abrasion can be used for common dental procedures such as removing tooth decay or preparing tooth surfaces for sealants or bonding. These instruments work like a little sandblaster that aim a fine stream of particles at the area that would normally be drilled. After the stream of particles strikes and removes the decay, the materials are suctioned out of the mouth.

Hi. We’re Drs. J. Scott White, Pranee White, and John Han of Midlothian. We want our patients to be aware of the latest dental technology available, especially as it pertains to cosmetic dentistry.

If you are in need of quality dental care in the Richmond area, or if you are interested in a smile makeover, give White & White a call at 804-302-5592. We can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, veneers, gum contouring, or dental implants.

Make your appointment today so your teeth can look and feel their best!

 

 

Contact White & White: 804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Missing Teeth? Dentures And Implants Restore Smiles

Dentures And Implants Restore Smiles

If you have had years of dental problems or are embarrassed by your teeth, our relaxing team at White & White can help you find the restoration procedure right for you. You could be a candidate for complete or partial dentures or dental implants.

A removable replacement for missing teeth, dentures can be made in advance and positioned as soon as the natural teeth are removed. Our White & White dental lab creates dentures that look just like natural teeth: attractive, healthy teeth.

If you still have some healthy, natural teeth, you can benefit from dentures without having your healthy teeth extracted.

Partial dentures fill in the gaps, replacing missing teeth to complete a smile. Partial dentures can prevent natural teeth from moving. Many Midlothian dental practices can complete these procedures in one day.

Many dental insurance providers cover most or all of the cost of dentures. Call us at White & White and we can help you find out if your Virginia dental insurance covers dentures.

Another alternative for Midlothian people with missing teeth is to receive dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth restoration that is anchored into the jawbone, actually replacing both the root and crown of the tooth. Dental implants have many advantages, such as preventing jaw bone recession which can occur when natural teeth are removed. However, not all Midlothian dentistry patients are good candidates for implants. Call White & White at 804-302-5592 for a dental implant consultation.

Dental implants can also be used to anchor a removable denture. The denture is ‘snapped on’ or attached to the implants for no-slip confidence.

The combination denture/implant smile restoration solution is being used successfully by many Midlothian dentists. It is usually more affordable than dental implant replacements for several natural teeth.

Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health, improving your ability to eat and speak. If you are embarrassed to smile or laugh, it’s time to bring back your beautiful smile!

To learn more or to ask about dental financing options, contact our Midlothian office today!

At White & White, we provide advanced general and cosmetic dentistry. Ask us about Six Month Smiles, general dentistry, porcelain veneers, and sedation dentistry.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Dental Sealants – Another Tool For Cavity Prevention

Dental Sealants - Cavity Prevention In Bon Air

Dental patients in the Bon Air, Midlothian, and Bon Air areas know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.

Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied by your Richmond dentist. This material is a resin that bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque that can damage the enamel.

Many Midlothian residents might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they can actually be beneficial for adults as well. If you are wondering if sealants are right for you, speak with your Bon Air dentist. This simple dental procedure can improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.

Many Virginia dental insurance providers include dental sealants as a covered benefit, so check with your provider if you are considering them. If you don’t have dental insurance, ask us about financing options. Because they can prevent cavities, dental sealants can save you money in the long run.

We’re Drs. J. Scott White, Pranee White, and Darrell Guttery, an experienced Midlothian dentist. Thank you for visiting my dental blog. At our office we serve the Richmond area by offering:

Six Month Smiles
general dentistry
porcelain veneers
sedation dentistry
wisdom teeth removal

If you have any questions about these or other cosmetic dental procedures, call us today at 804-302-5592 to schedule a consultation.  Our relaxing staff would be happy to assist you.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Feel Like A Movie Star With A Smile Makeover

Bon Air Best Teeth Whitening

Have you noticed endless pictures coming out of Hollywood featuring celebrities with perfect smiles, even photos of actors and actresses who didn’t have the best teeth early in their careers? Can ordinary Richmond people obtain a celebrity-caliber smile? Absolutely!

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the accessibility of state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry in the Bon Air and Midlothian area.

The truly amazing thing about cosmetic dentistry is that it’s one Hollywood perk that is accessible to almost everyone.

Whether it is a relatively minor alteration, such as teeth whitening in Midlothian, or a more involved procedure such as a complete smile re-design, more and more dentists are giving people just like you the beautiful teeth they have always wanted.

We’re Drs. J. Scott White, Pranee White, and John Han of White & White in Midlothian. If you are looking for quality restorative and cosmetic dental care in the Bon Air or Midlothian area, give us a call here at White & White. We are currently accepting new patients. Ask us about teeth whitening, veneers, and smile makeovers.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

general dentistry Midlothian

What comes to mind when you hear the term “healthy living?” A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad? The sound of your feet rhythmically hitting the ground on your favorite jogging footpath? A cholesterol test indicating that your arteries are looking good? If you pictured a white, healthy smile or a dental x-ray showing no tooth decay, we salute you.

At White & White, we urge everyone with a smile (that includes you!) to include oral health in your definition of “healthy living.”

When done correctly and consistently, brushing and flossing are a fundamental component of everyday oral hygiene. Brushing should be done at least twice a day. We recommend a soft bristled toothbrush to safeguard your gums. Brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes and be certain you reach all the surfaces.

Flossing should be done once a day and is required for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at Midlothian stores, so experiment until find one you like.

We’re Drs. J. Scott White, Pranee White, and John Han of White & White. As healthcare providers, we are passionate about helping each of our patients benefit from oral health and avoid tooth and gum problems that can compromise their all-around health.

And just as some healthcare providers deliver cosmetic procedures, we also provide services that improve the esthetics of your smile. Ask us about porcelain veneers, dental implants, invisible braces, white fillings, inlays/onlays and same-day teeth whitening. For more information, call White & White today at 804-302-5592 or visit http://www.relaxdental.com/about-us/our-doctors/.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Cosmetic Dentistry: Gum Contouring

Cosmetic Dentistry: Gum Contouring In Midlothian

If you are a regular visitor to our blog here at White & White, you have probably read many articles on cosmetic dentistry procedures. J. Scott White, Pranee White, and John Han are masters of smile makeovers.

Dental bonding, crowns, and porcelain veneers can take care of teeth that are chipped, broken, or misshapen.

Our Bon Air and Midlothian patients with stained or dull teeth can have a sparkly white smile with teeth whitening. For ordinary cavities, there are tooth-colored fillings, inlays, and onlays.

Dental implants are gaining popularity in Richmond among dental patients who want to restore missing teeth. If your teeth are misaligned, there are a number of orthodontic options here at White & White in Midlothian.

What if your cosmetic dental problem has to do with your gums? Are you one of the many Richmond residents whose gums are too long, too short, or uneven? There is a solution for gum problems as well. The answer is gum contouring surgery.

With gum contouring, sometimes called tissue sculpting or gum reshaping, a Midlothian dentist or periodontist can improve the shape or size of your gums.

Gum reshaping is not always a cosmetic procedure. If the gums have receded to a point where the tooth root is susceptible to decay, gum surgery can restore the natural, healthy gumline and protect tooth root and bone.

For more information about gum contouring, call us at 804-302-5592.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

How Does Your Overall Health Affect Your Smile?

Educating Midlothian Dental Patients About Little-Known Risks Hi! We’re Drs. J. Scott White DDS, Pranee White DDS, and John Han, DMD. Most every day, we can be found at our Midlothian dental practice treating dental patients with tooth and gum problems or helping patients prevent them. There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health.

1) Midlothian diabetes patients with high blood glucose often have a higher risk of dental issues. If you have diabetes, let’s talk. My number is 804-302-5592.

2) A persistent dry mouth due to an inadequate amount of saliva can accelerate tooth decay, cause or contribute to gum disease, and trigger chronic bad breath. Many medications used by thousands of Bon Air and Midlothian folks, including those for high-blood pressure and depression, cause dry mouth. This side effect is not only unpleasant, it is dangerous. Anti-depressants (especially SSRI’s) and anti-psychotic drugs can also trigger tooth-grinding (bruxism).

3) Acid reflux in children and adults is associated with a host of dental problems such as decay and periodontal disease.

We help many Bon Air dental patients prevent problems associated with medical conditions that sometimes seem unrelated to dental health. Regular professional dental care is essential for oral health, and an important part of your overall physical health.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

What’s New In Dentistry?

Advanced Dentistry in Midlothian The world of dentistry continues to advance at a rapid pace. If you have visited your Midlothian dentist lately, you have probably noticed some things that make your visit more comfortable, such as the ability to watch TV or listen to music while receiving treatment. Many Richmond dentistry patients welcome oral conscious sedation to reduce or eliminate pain.

What may not be as obvious are the advances in techniques, tools, and materials. Top Midlothian dentists now use digital computer imaging which is safer than traditional x-rays. Dental technicians can store, retrieve and transmit digital images much easier than was possible with traditional x-ray film.

The use of lasers has also changed the face of dentistry. Laser surgery requires less anesthesia, minimizes swelling, and protects surrounding tissue. Richmond family dentists use lasers for detecting and treating cavities and dental technicians use them for the curing of restorative materials.

Another exciting development in cosmetic dentistry is the CAD-CAM technology that allows Bon Air cosmetic dentists to perform restorations in a single visit. The types of procedures that can be completed in one visit include crowns, fillings, inlays, onlays, and veneers.

If you need a thorough exam, expert dental cleaning, or want to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, call White & White at 804-302-5592 to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you can see before and after photos of some of our smile makeover patients. We would love to help you achieve the smile you deserve, and we have the tools, experience, and technology to make that happen.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Periodontal Disease In Virginia

Periodontal Disease in Virginia Though most Virginia residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At White & White, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until our team diagnoses it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of treatment depending on the severity.

What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, more commonly called ‘gum disease’, is an inflammation or infection of the gums. Periodontal disease can be very painful in some extreme conditions, and can limit your ability to eat normally. In some cases, periodontal disease can affect your smile, and can create cosmetic concerns.

If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause irreversible damage such as tooth loss. When caught early and treated, periodontal disease can be managed and, ultimately, cured. However the best policy for Virginia dental patients is to practice good dental hygiene to keep periodontal disease at bay.

One of the best ways to avoid periodontal disease is to get a regular dental check up at your local Midlothian dentist. If you don’t have a dentist, give us a call at 804-302-5592 to schedule a dental check-up and cleaning. Don’t take the risk of allowing existing dental problems like gum disease to progress. At White & White, we are committed to to the highest standard of dental care and patient satisfaction.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113