Want a smile that sparkles? Professional teeth whitening can help you achieve that, for this treatment removes teeth stains through a safe and reliable process. Led by Dr. Julee Weidner, Dental Care of Mesa in Mesa, AZ, offers professional teeth whitening treatments to the various patients that we serve. Read on to learn which type of teeth whitening is right for you!
Professional in-office whitening involves applying a whitening solution to the teeth. The solution typically includes either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide as the bleaching agent. Your dentist will use light or heat to speed up the process. When you choose in-office whitening, stronger whitening ingredients are used to complete your treatment. You’ll get dramatic results, with a smile up to 8 shades brighter in only 45 minutes.
Professional take-home whitening kits are a convenient and safe way to get your smile whiter in one-to-two weeks. Each teeth whitening kit consists of custom-made dental trays and teeth whitening gel. You will apply a take-home whitening kit yourself, meaning you can get a white smile when and where you want. With take-home whitening, you'll get professional results with little-to-no sensitivity.
Benefits of Teeth Bleaching
There are many benefits that come from having your teeth whitened by a dentist. You may find plenty of products available in stores, but they will not achieve the amazing results that your dentist can provide with a professional whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening will enhance your appearance, boost your confidence, and make you feel better about yourself in an effective and safe way.
Teeth Whitening Consultation
If you have healthy teeth and gums, you may be a viable candidate for professional teeth whitening. However, only a dental practitioner can determine if teeth whitening is right for you after performing an oral examination to ensure proper health. Patients with exposed roots, dental cavities, or gum disease are poor candidates for teeth whitening, but these issues can be addressed in order to allow cosmetic treatments to occur.
Give Us a Call!
Don’t wait—get started on a smile you love right away! Call Dental Care of Mesa at (480) 290-7777 now to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening in Mesa, AZ. After all, a bright-white smile has the power to change your life!
Find out if this clear system could help you fix your crooked smile.
Are you an adult who desperately wants a straighter smile but has a hard time coming to terms with the fact that you will need braces in order to do it? Our Mesa, AZ, dentist Dr. Julee Weidner understands that getting orthodontic treatment later in life isn’t always ideal, but with the help of advanced and more discreet options like Invisalign, people don’t even have to know that you are wearing braces!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign has been around for about two decades, so chances are pretty good that you’ve heard about this clear orthodontic system by now. Of course, you might not know everything about how it works. In the past, the only way to straighten teeth was with metal braces. Now, Invisalign offers a clear solution to shift teeth into their ideal position.
What goes into getting Invisalign?
The first step is to make sure that you are right for this orthodontic treatment. In order to do this, you will need to come into our Mesa office for a consultation. There, we will examine your mouth and discuss your goals for treatment and determine whether Invisalign will be the most effective option.
A good candidate for Invisalign will be an older teen or adult who is dealing with common malocclusions such as,
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bites
If you are dealing with one of the problems listed above then Invisalign might be right for you!
Once we have deemed you an ideal candidate for Invisalign the next step is to take images of your mouth. These images are then uploaded onto the computer where we will map out every precise shift and movement of your teeth throughout the course of your treatment.
This information is then sent to a dental lab where they will create custom-made transparent aligners that will fit over an entire row of teeth to apply the right amount of pressure to gradually and safely move them. The length of your treatment will depend on the type and severity of the malocclusion you are wishing to treat. Of course, you will need to wear your aligners for about 20-22 hours each day in order to see the optimal results.
Does Invisalign sound like the orthodontic treatment you’ve been looking for? If so, then it’s time to call Dental Care of Mesa at (480) 290-7777 to schedule a consultation! Remember, it’s never too late to get a straight smile.
Find out how to handle these common but uncomfortable oral conditions.
While cold sores and canker sores aren’t the same thing, they are both issues that happen to many children and adults. Our Mesa, AZ, dentist Dr. Julee Weidner is here to explain what they are, why they happen and what you can do if one (or both) of these problems arise.
What is a cold sore?
A cold sore (sometimes referred to as a fever blister) is characterized by an outbreak of painful blisters that develop on or around the mouth, most often on the lips, that often burn or itch before crusting over and resolving on their own. This is the result of an infection known as the herpes simplex virus, more specifically a strain of HSV-1. While the condition isn’t serious it is extremely contagious, and can be passed on to others through contact with the sore.
What is a canker sore?
Unlike a cold sore that causes a blister, a canker sore is a superficial ulcer within the mouth that can make it painful to talk or chew food. While this is more common in younger individuals, those who have a history of canker sores may experience them throughout their lives. Symptoms usually last about a week before they go away on their own.
The cause of canker sores is unknown; however, it’s believed that stress, injury to oral tissue and certain acidic foods (e.g. lemons; tomatoes) can cause a canker sore to develop or can exacerbate symptoms. In some cases, certain health conditions such as celiac disease, a weakened immune system or nutritional deficiencies can lead to canker sores.
How are cold sores and canker sores treated?
Since the root causes of these sores are very different, our Mesa, AZ, will recommend different ways to treat them. While you can just let either of them run their course, there are ways to manage symptoms and reduce the length of time you have to deal with these issues.
Treating a cold sore: There are a variety of different medications out there, both over-the-counter and prescription that can shorten the duration of a cold sore and lessen symptoms. If your cold sore symptoms are severe enough then you may want to talk to a doctor about a prescription-strength topical or oral medication to help.
Treating a canker sore: A canker sore will go away on its own; however, there are ways to manage the discomfort such as rinsing your mouth out with a baking soda or saltwater rinse. Also, avoid citrus and acidic foods, which can make symptoms worse. In cases where the pain is severe, a doctor may prescribe a stronger mouth rinse or a topical numbing agent.
Are you experiencing cold sores or canker sores in Mesa, AZ, and unsure how to best treat it? If this is the first time you’re experiencing this you may not even know what it is; however, if you are experiencing any sores in or around your mouth it’s important that you turn to the experts at Dental Care of Mesa for an evaluation.
What your dentist in Mesa wants you to know
You’ve probably heard about Invisalign, the virtually invisible way to straighten your smile. Now you’re probably wondering what makes Invisalign so special. The truth is Invisalign offers many advantages that can’t be matched using conventional brackets and wires. Dr. Julee Weidner at Dental Care of Mesa in Mesa, AZ, wants to share the many advantages of Invisalign and what it can do for your smile.
When you choose Invisalign, get ready for a wonderful treatment experience because Invisalign is:
- Discreet; Invisalign appliances are made of clear plastic, so when you wear them, they are virtually invisible to people around you
- Comfortable; Invisalign appliances are smooth, comfortable plastic so you won’t have to worry about sharp parts poking into your cheeks, lips, or tongue
- Fast; the entire Invisalign process takes only 9 to 15 months, compared to years with conventional brackets and wires
- Convenient; you can remove the Invisalign appliances when you brush, floss or eat so you won’t have to worry about using cumbersome flossing tools or getting food caught in your braces
There is one advantage that makes Invisalign similar to brackets and wires. Invisalign is strong enough to handle many of the same orthodontic issues as conventional braces. Invisalign can correct:
- Overbite or underbite
- Crossbite or open bite
- Gapped or overlapped teeth
- Poorly-aligned or crowded teeth
Your dentist will start you out with Invisalign by providing a first set of appliances, called aligners. You will wear the first set of aligners for 2 weeks, and then move up to another set of aligners, which you wear for another 2 weeks. At 2 week intervals, you progress to a new set of aligners as your teeth gradually and comfortably move. Your completed treatment typically takes between 9 and 15 months.
For more detailed information about revolutionary Invisalign orthodontic treatment, please visit the Invisalign page on the website at https://www.smilemesa.com/invisalign.html
You deserve to have a great, straight smile and Invisalign can help you achieve it! To find out more about Invisalign and other restorative and cosmetic dental services, call Dr. Weidner at Dental Care of Mesa in Mesa, AZ, today!
A dental emergency is a situation that can make even the most stoic of people anxious. This unfortunate event may mean a damaged or broken tooth or even a tooth which has become dislodged altogether. However, understanding your options and what to do during a dental emergency can help you remain calm and even save your tooth. Do you know what you should do during a dental emergency? Find out more about emergency dental care with Dr. Julee Weidner at Dental Care of Mesa in Mesa, AZ.
Common Dental Emergencies
- Lost Tooth: If a tooth becomes dislodged completely and falls out of your mouth, retrieve the tooth and, if you can, try to place it gently back into its socket. If the tooth does not go back into its socket without using force, place the tooth into a canister with milk and bring it immediately to an emergency dental appointment. Do not force the tooth back into its socket. Always hold the tooth by the crown and do not scrub its roots free from any tissue which may be attached.
- Broken Tooth: If possible, find the broken pieces of the tooth and place them into a canister with milk to take to your dental appointment as soon as possible.
- Toothache: A toothache is an obvious indicator of a severely decayed tooth and is one of the indications that the decay is in its more advanced stages. A toothache often means that you require a root canal to save the tooth or, if a root canal is not possible, extraction. If you experience a toothache, it is best to see your dentist as soon as possible to repair the tooth and avoid extraction.
- Dental Abscess: A dental abscess, which usually resembles a swollen pimple on the gum over a tooth’s root, should be seen by your dentist immediately. This indicates that your tooth has become infected.
- Chipped Tooth: A chipped tooth, though normally simply an aesthetic issue, does not always require immediate emergency dental care. However, if the chip extends under the gumline or causes pain, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.
For more information on dental emergencies, please contact Dr. Julee Weidner at Dental Care of Mesa in Mesa, AZ. If you have a dental emergency, do not hesitate. Please call (480) 290-7777 to schedule your emergency dental appointment with Dr. Weidner today!
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