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By DiMariano Family Dentistry
April 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Even though you brush and floss twice each day, your teeth still look dull and your smile is fading. This is because, over time, eating certain foods, drinking coffee, and smoking can all stain your teeth. However, all is not lost—there are still things you can do to bring back your white smile.

Read on to learn of these options, and contact Dr. Shaina M DiMariano of DiMariano Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in Folsom, CA, if our cosmetic dentistry services sound right for you.

Whitening Toothpaste

Many kinds of toothpaste, such as those that contain baking soda, are slightly abrasive. This can help remove slight stains. Other kinds of toothpaste contain peroxide for surface stain removal. If they whiten your teeth at all, it is usually only by one shade.

Whitening Strips

You can buy teeth whitening strips over the counter at drugstores. You apply them to your teeth for 20 minutes a day for several weeks. The strips are coating in a peroxide-based whitening agent. You should see whitening within a few days, and the results can last for up to four months.

Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Most home kits are comprised of a tray that is molded to fit your teeth and a bleaching solution. After boiling the tray to sterilize it and soften it, you bite on it so it can conform to the shape of your teeth. You then fill the tray with a bleaching agent and put the tray over your teeth for 2-4 hours. Home kits that contain carbamide peroxide may whiten your teeth up to several shades.

The Power of Cosmetic Dentistry

If you find that home whitening kits are not brightening your smile as much as you would like, talk to your Folsom dentist about professional whitening. In-chair teeth whitening can provide a brighter smile than home whitening because the bleaching agent is stronger, and your dentist can enhance its action using lasers.

If you live in or around Folsom, CA, and you’d like to find out more about cosmetic dentistry, call Dr. DiMariano today at (916) 983-6655.

By DiMariano Family Dentistry
August 02, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

It’s amazing how a brighter smile can instantly make you feel better about your appearance. You may find yourself smiling more often, planning more social outings, and feeling ready to knock those important business presentations out of the park. Our Folsom, CA, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Shaina DiMariano, wants to make sure that you have a smile that you are proud of, which is why our office is proud to offer professional teeth whitening options! Read on to learn more.

What causes dental stains?

Everything from cigarettes, to food, to simply undergoing the aging process can all affect the color of our teeth. If you find that your smile has gone from vibrant to dull over the years, then you may want to look at your diet more closely to see if that could be causing your yellowing teeth. Foods and drinks that can cause stains include:

  • Coffee and black tea
  • Red wine
  • Dark condiments (e.g. tomato sauce, soy sauce)
  • Berries

Citrus, sodas, and sports drinks also all contain acid, which weakens tooth enamel and leads to discolorations. Fortunately, if you are dealing with dental stains, then professional teeth whitening is the answer to improving your look.

How can professional teeth whitening help?

One of the reasons that patients love this treatment so much is that no other cosmetic dentistry option offers faster results. In fact, many of our patients will receive the desired effects after just a single one-hour, in-office whitening session at our Folsom, CA, practice. Of course, if you would rather enjoy the convenience of whitening from home, talk to us about our at-home whitening treatment, which can give you results in about 1-2 weeks.

Contact us!

No matter whether you just want to rebuild your confidence with teeth whitening or you want a whiter smile before your wedding day, our Folsom, CA, office can help you achieve that whiter smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Call DiMariano Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation. Let’s give you something to smile about!

Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation AppointmentHow cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Folsom, California can transform your smile

Do you want a more beautiful smile? Tooth damage from everyday wear-and-tear is common, especially as you get older. No matter what your age, whether you are a young person, an older adult, or a senior, your smile can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. The only question is which cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you? Dr. Shaina DiMariano at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, California, offers a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to transform your smile.

Achieving a more beautiful smile is easier than you think. Just consider these amazing cosmetic dentistry services:

Professional teeth whitening, which can turn a dull smile into a dazzling smile by whitening your teeth up to 8 shades; the results last a long time too, even up to 5 years! At DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, you have a choice of two excellent whitening methods, both guaranteed to be effective and safe. You can choose from in-office whitening, which takes about an hour, or a take-home whitening kit containing everything you need to whiten and brighten your smile in the privacy of your home, whenever you want.

Tooth-colored fillings, which provide a completely metal-free option to restore cavities caused by tooth decay; tooth-colored fillings use composite, a liquid resin which can be color-matched to your teeth and sculpted into place. The composite is hardened with a dental light, giving you a strong, beautiful dental filling that is virtually invisible.

Porcelain veneers, which are thin laminates of beautiful, light-reflective porcelain that look just like tooth enamel; the veneers are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth and can hide fracture lines, broken teeth, cracks, chips, tooth wear and other unsightly dental issues. In some cases, porcelain veneers can also be used to close up small gaps between teeth, and to hide the appearance of overlapping teeth.

These are just a few of the tremendous variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures available. You owe it to yourself and your smile to investigate what the world of cosmetic dentistry can do for you. To find out more about transforming your smile, call Dr. Shaina DiMariano at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, California today!

By DiMariano Family Dentistry
November 11, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Whitening your teeth has never been easier, with a variety of options for any budget. At DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in teeth whiteningFolsom, CA, we are happy to offer teeth whitening as part of our cosmetic dentistry services. Learn more about the process of teeth whitening and how Dr. Shaina DiMariano can help improve your smile.

Why is teeth whitening so popular?

Teeth whitening is by far the most popular cosmetic dental treatment. This can be attributed to a few things such as: convenience, cost and results. Whitening your teeth, whether it's at home or in your Folsom cosmetic dentist's office, is an easy, painless process. There's no downtime and no lengthy procedure involved. This helps keep the cost down, making teeth whitening an affordable way to improve the appearance of your teeth. And when it comes to in-office whitening, the results are immediate; a 30 to 60-minute appointment is all it takes to have a brighter smile for several months.

How does teeth whitening work?

Although the surface of your teeth looks smooth, it's actually very porous. Each of these tiny pits and grooves provides a trap for staining agents in food, drinks and tobacco products. Over time, the particles that collect in the pores can change the color of your teeth to yellow, brown or gray. Whitening works through the use of peroxide-based chemicals that oxygenate the pores and break down the discolored particles, returning the teeth to their naturally white color.

Can I whiten my teeth at home?

There are many whitening products available over-the-counter at retail stores and pharmacies. While these products typically contain the same type of whitening agents as those used at your Folsom cosmetic dentist's office, they are less potent and therefore less effective. While at-home teeth whitening takes several weeks before results are seen, most patients who have an in-office cosmetic whitening treatment at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics leave their appointment with their teeth four to six shades whiter than before.

If you'd like more information about teeth whitening, or any other cosmetic dental procedure, contact the dental office of Dr. Shaina DiMariano in Folsom, CA. We'd be happy to help you!