Stains and discoloration are among the most common cosmetic dental concerns. Often a result of foods and beverages, tooth stains may also be caused by tobacco use, certain medications, excessive fluoride intake during childhood (fluorosis), and even the simple process of aging.
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Dental implants are inserted directly into the jaw where they replace the roots of missing teeth. More than an anchor for restorations, dental implants actually take over some of the functions performed by tooth roots, not the least of which is making sure there is enough bone in the jaw to support the teeth.
There are methods of teeth whitening that can increase tooth sensitivity and irritate soft oral tissue. There are some aggressive forms of teeth whitening that may even damage the enamel or increase risks for various oral health problems. However, by and large, both in-office and at-home teeth whitening are safe and effective ways to brighten your smile.
Tooth whitening toothpastes can remove surface stains from teeth, but they are not designed to bleach or actually lighten the shade of teeth. In this short video, Buffalo cosmetic dentist Dr. Larry Evola discusses the different types of teeth whitening available – from stores and from our office – to help you better understand all of your options.
Millions of New Yorkers drink coffee daily and, during National Coffee Month, fans of our nation's favorite beverage can find giveaways and other perks at local coffee shops throughout the Buffalo area.
This July, Forestream Dental is giving away an amazing Buffalo Cookout Basket, filled with some of Western New York’s most delicious treats. If you are a fan of outdoor cooking, this giveaway is for you - and you don’t even have to schedule an appointment to enter. Simply click here to be redirected to the Buffalo Cookout Basket Giveaway form.
Most tooth staining is extrinsic, meaning it occurs above the enamel of the teeth.
Teeth whitening is big business in Buffalo and across the country. And it's easy to see why – bright, white, photogenic teeth are incredibly important. The ability to have confidence in your smile and flash it with pride is not to be underestimated.
One of the questions we hear most often from our Buffalo-area patients after undergoing teeth whitening is, “How can I keep my teeth white for as long as possible?” This is a great question, and it's exactly the right one to ask after a whitening procedure.