January 13, 2016
Millions of US adults with dental insurance choose to forego regular preventive dentistry visits. Patients give numerous reasons why they avoid our office, but some of the most common are dental fear or anxiety, financial stress, and lack of time. At Aspen Dental Care, we invite you and your family to reconsider making visits to our office twice a year part of your routine. Not only are patients who visit us regularly more likely to keep healthy, natural smiles for a lifetime, but regular office visits actually assist in diminishing dental anxiety and save patients time and money.
October 3, 2015
In recent years, the dental field has shifted its focus from treating oral health issues to preventing dental concerns. This preventive focus allows dentists to diagnose and treat oral health issues at the earliest possible stage meaning more people than ever before are able to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime. At Aspen Dental Care, Dr. Shiloh Lindsey recommends twice annual dental checkups and cleanings in order for patients to achieve and maintain the optimal level of oral health, and protect their smiles from more severe dental damage down the line.
Brighten Your Smile for the New Year with Professional Teeth Whitening from Dr. Lindsey in Ft. Collins, CO
December 22, 2014
Could your smile be any brighter, or whiter? It often seems like, no matter how diligently we brush and floss, we just can’t protect our teeth from staining and discoloration. In many respects, this is true. Our teeth naturally change color over time. Additionally, there are many acidic foods in our daily diets that can change the color of our teeth. While this struggle can be frustrating, there are reliable solutions available. Ultimately, teeth whitening results depend upon your natural tooth color, how stubborn your stains and discoloration have become, and which treatment method you choose. To make an informed decision, schedule a teeth whitening consultation appointment with Dr. Shiloh Lindsey and Aspen Dental Care today. Dr. Lindsey is a trusted Ft. Collins cosmetic and restorative dentist, who can help you find the teeth whitening solution that works best for your unique situation. Aspen Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Ft. Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Windsor, Loveland, and the surrounding communities.
Why do teeth change color?
The internal layers of our teeth naturally darken as we age. Behavioral factors like tobacco use and drinking coffee, soda, tea or wine can also cause staining. Taking certain medications and antibiotics can discolor our teeth as well.
What about teeth whitening toothpastes?
Teeth whitening toothpastes don’t actually whiten your enamel. They contain mild abrasives, but no bleaching agents, so they can only polish away shallow surface stains. If you’re seeking a reliable teeth whitening method, teeth whitening toothpastes are not the best option.
Do over-the-counter teeth whitening products really work?
Over-the- counter products can come as whitening gels, strips, rinses, or trays. Though they contain bleaching agents to whiten teeth, they are heavily diluted. Therefore it can take several weeks of daily use before you see any changes at all. There is also a high risk of gum irritation when you expose your teeth to these bleaching agents for prolonged periods. As a rule of thumb, yellowed enamel responds well to whitening, while brownish-colored teeth do not. Gray stains caused by smoking, antibiotics, or dental fluorosis (ingestion of too much fluoride), may need to be addressed with cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers treatments. Dr. Lindsey can help you make this determination.
Professional tooth whitening is the most consistently successful teeth whitening method. With professional teeth whitening you can avoid tooth sensitivity and damage to the roots from DIY bleaching mistakes. Dr. Lindsey can also better predict when you may have problems with the procedure. Don’t take a chance with unproven teeth whitening methods. Make an appointment for professional teeth whitening from Dr. Lindsey at Aspen Dental Care today. Dr. Lindsey will help you achieve the teeth whitening results you deserve. Aspen Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Ft. Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Windsor, Loveland, and nearby areas.
May 21, 2013
If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry could be a great solution. Cosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe any dental procedure that improves the appearance of your teeth.
Some typical cosmetic dentistry treatments include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and cosmetic bonding. Your dentist will start by analyzing your smile and come up with the right treatment or treatment plan to help your smile achieve its full potential.
Teeth whitening is a great choice if your teeth have become stained or yellowed over time. There are a variety of take-home and in-office whitening treatments available to improve your smile. You can see noticeable results immediately after treatment.
Porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding both help to cover chips, cracks and gaps in your smile. Cosmetic bonding doesn’t last as long but is a more affordable solution. A special composite resin will be applied to your teeth and shaped to cover imperfections and resemble natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of high quality dental porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth. They require some removal of tooth structure, and are custom crafted to resemble natural teeth. Since both methods attach to the front of your existing teeth, they allow your dentist to change the appearance of your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is a great choice to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Call your Ft. Collins dentist today to learn more and see how the appearance of your smile can be improved. There’s no reason why you can’t have the beautiful smile of your dreams.
March 7, 2013
We always want to make a good impression, but if your teeth are yellowed, you could be worried about the impression you’re making. Ensure that the rest of this year will be a great one, and ask your dentist about teeth whitening. It’s still early in 2013, so there’s no reason why this can’t be the year that you have a sparkling white smile.
Your teeth become yellowed over time, for a variety of reasons. Alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco, and other foods could cause your teeth to become yellowed over time. Also, medications including tetracycline, too much fluoride, and even previous dental work can stain your teeth.
There are a variety of teeth whitening options to fit your smile needs. There are over the counter whitening treatment and whitening toothpastes, but many patients don’t see the results they’re wanting because methods aren’t as effective as the treatments your dentist can provide
Your dentist offers both in-office and at-home teeth whitening solutions. With an in-office teeth whitening solution, you’ll leave our office in about one hour with dramatically whiter teeth. Your dentist will place a rubber dam around your gums to protect them from the bleaching solution and activate it, often with a laser. This is a fast, convenient way to whiten your teeth. You can even come in on your lunch break.
For at-home teeth whitening, your dentist can create custom bleaching trays so you can whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home. Fill the trays with a professional bleaching solution and wear as directed. You’ll see results right away, but after about two weeks you’ll see whiter teeth.
If you think teeth whitening could be what your smile has been waiting for, call your dentist to learn more and see if it could be right for you. With a variety of teeth whitening options available, there’s no reason why you can’t have a beautiful, white set of teeth.