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By DAVID G. FEENEY, DDS
August 26, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Having a brighter smile makes a person happier about the way they see themselves in the mirror. People do this through a variety of methods. Dr. David Feeney of Matthews, NC, and his dental staff understands that many people seek to do this primarily through teeth whitening.

What Does It Mean to Whiten the Teeth?

Teeth whitening is the process by which stains and discoloration on your teeth are removed. Teeth whitening can be done with various products and methods, such as strips or toothpaste that contain certain chemicals. These will typically work by temporarily covering the surface of the teeth with a gel substance that has any number of whitening substances, including peroxide.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

One of the benefits of teeth whitening is that it can make you feel more confident about your appearance. Having whiter teeth can give someone else a possible better first impression of you, which can be helpful for things like dating or job interviews.

DIY Teeth Whitening Options

A lot of people use at-home whitening strips. These can be gooey and slip off if a person produces a lot of saliva. Custom trays can be molded for you at the dentist's office, but there is a cost involved for that. The gel that comes with the custom tray usually causes less sensitivity than the in-office light procedures.

It's important to understand that if a person whitens their teeth with one product and switches to another, they must follow the instructions for the new product only. Each manufacturer of teeth-whitening products has its own instructions for safety reasons.

What's Always the Best Way to Whiten Your Teeth?

Teeth should always be professionally cleaned by a qualified dental team, such as those found at Dr. David Feeney in Matthews, NC. Once this is done, the most effective and fastest way to whiten the teeth is to use an in-office procedure involving lights and a film applied to the teeth.

If you are interested in professional and fast teeth whitening, then contact Dr. David Feeney and his staff in Matthews, NC, at (704) 847-1000 for an appointment today.

By David G. Feeney, DDS
September 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Our smiles say a lot about us, and if you are dealing with problems such as discolorations, chips, cracks, or uneven teeth, then you may feel less than confident overall about revealing your smile. Having a beautiful smile can boost both your appearance and overall confidence, and our Matthews, NC, cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Feeney, has just the thing to help you cover imperfections and achieve the perfect smile.

About Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin shells made from highly translucent porcelain material that is made to mirror the look of tooth enamel. Each veneer is custom-made and based on an impression taken by our Matthews, NC, cosmetic dentist. These veneers are bonded to the front surface of your teeth using a special dental resin, which is then hardened into place using dental resin.

The advantage to dental veneers is that these restorations can easily transform and alter your smile for the better. They might be right for you if you are looking for a dental restoration that can cover,

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Chipped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Malformed or oddly shaped teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Teeth that are slightly crooked or crowded

Veneers can completely change the shape, size, color, and alignment of your smile without having to undergo invasive dental treatments or without extensive tooth preparation. Veneers can often be placed in only two visits, making them an easy and painless solution to give your smile the makeover that it needs.

Furthermore, veneers require very little tooth preparation, meaning that our dentist removes little-to-no enamel from your smile before placing the restorations. The process is minimally invasive and often can be performed without anesthesia.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

Along with hiding a myriad of dental imperfections, dental veneers from our Matthews office offer a host of additional benefits, including:

  • A reduction in tooth sensitivity
  • Stain-resistance
  • A strengthening of teeth worn down by teeth grinding
  • Youthful appearance
  • An improvement in the shape and symmetry of your face
  • A boost in confidence

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you are interested in undergoing a smile makeover, call our Matthews, NC, dental practice today at (704) 847-1000 to find out if veneers are the right cosmetic dentistry option for you.