Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that removes tooth stains and discoloration on the surface of the teeth. Whitening can make teeth several shades whiter. The results of the procedure depend on what caused the staining and the severity of the discoloration. Brownish or yellowish teeth due to tea, coffee, or smoking can become four to five shades lighter after treatment. Gray teeth caused by pigmentation within the teeth can become two to three shades lighter with teeth whitening.
If you are suffering from a dental infection, root canal therapy can eliminate painful symptoms and preserve the structure of your smile. This procedure can help to save a tooth when the innermost soft tissue has been damaged due to decay or trauma.
If you are looking for a discreet, comfortable way to straighten crooked teeth, the solution is clear: Invisalign®. At Ironwood Dental Care, we have been helping Queen Creek, AZ, patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles with Invisalign for over 10 years.
Have you been told that you snore loudly, or sound like you are choking or gasping for air while you sleep? If so, there is a good chance that you have sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that often goes undiagnosed. Most people with sleep apnea only know they might have it, because one of their family members or bed partners noticed the symptoms.
Another reason sleep apnea often goes undetected is that it cannot be diagnosed through regular physical exams. There are no blood tests for diagnosing sleep apnea. Instead, it is primarily diagnosed through sleep studies. When left untreated or treated improperly, chronic sleep apnea can lead to a variety of negative mental and physical health conditions.
Nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas, is one of the most popular forms of sedative used by dentists who offer sedation dentistry. Despite its name, nitrous oxide rarely induces laughter in patients that experience. Nevertheless, it is a very useful tool in creating a sense euphoria that relaxes a patient enough to undergo a medical or dental procedure. In dentistry, nitrous oxide is the lightest form of sedation given. It does not have pain-relief properties of its own but is administered alongside a local anesthetic so that the patient doesn’t experience any discomfort during their dental appointment.
Many of our patients come into the office and feel that something is not right about their smile. While there can be a variety of reasons for this, one of the most common issues that we see and address are gums that have been receding. Gum recession is when the gums pull away from the tooth and begin to expose the root.