What Makes Our Dallas Dental Practice Special?

At Fundamental Dental, we combine our knowledge and experience to give our customers an introduction to modern dentistry at our dental office in Dallas, TX.

Dr. Jacob Kuruvilla and the staff at Fundamental Dental are caring and compassionate when treating their patients at their Dallas dental office.  

Dr. Kuruvilla remembers his prior experiences at the dentist and wants to make every visit for his patients as comfortable and educational as possible, leaving the worry and fear of the unknown behind. “Our goal is to have every patient leave with a smile and strong understanding about their own teeth.” Dr. Kuruvilla believes that dentistry does not have to be difficult to understand and knowing is half the battle!

Dr. Kuruvilla and his staff here at Fundamental Dental look forward to work every day in order to establish long-lasting relationships with their patients, while creating beautiful smiles that change lives and provide lasting impressions our patients can be proud of.

The Fundamental Dental team is passionate about what we do; we work with you and your family to provide high quality dental care in an atmosphere that is warm, inviting, friendly & fun!!

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NO PRESSURE

We strive to provide you with a pleasant experience so you can expect a modern clean office, friendly staff and the utmost gentleness during your dental treatment

HONEST QUALITY CARE

Our team provides high quality treatment with ample time reserved for your appointment.  We do not run from room to room and make you wait.

JUDGMENT FREE

We do not pressure you or sell any unnecessary treatment or products.  We understand that healthcare cost is a real concern.  This is why we offer a variety of treatment options for a variety of budgets and expectations.

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Dr. Jacob Kuruvilla, our friendly dentist in Dallas, Texas

Meet Our Dentist in Dallas, TX

Dr. Jacob Kuruvilla

Dr. Jacob Kuruvilla was born and raised in New York. He moved to Philadelphia and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple Kornberg School of Dentistry. He was the recipient of the Dentsply Sirona Removable Prosthodontics award. Dr. Jacob Kuruvilla is licensed by the Dental Board of Texas and is a member of the Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association and the Dallas County Dental Society. He moved from New York to make Texas his permanent home and continues to help the Dallas community. 

“My vision is to create a fun, comfortable, relaxed and even educational experience for all of his patients, so that they can be more confident with their beautiful smiles.”

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What is The Main Cause of Crooked Teeth?

Many patients long for that perfect straight smile. It seems everywhere you turn; you see people with beautiful smiles as a result of braces. If you have crooked teeth, you may feel isolated and your self confidence is lost. Not everyone is born with perfect teeth, and some people will need help in order to get that beautiful straight smile. The good thing is there are many orthodontic options to help correct crooked teeth, and get you the smile of your dreams. At Fundamental Dental, our doctors have years of experience in orthodontics, and creating beautiful smiles is our passion.

What Are the Common Causes of Crooked Teeth?

Genetics

Genetics is the main cause of crooked teeth in many patients. Unfortunately, we do not have control over how our teeth will develop. If a patient has a smaller mouth, their risk for overcrowding increases. Other causes can be related to jaw issues such as overbites or underbites.

Habits

Many children suck their thumbs or use a pacifier. This can actually do more harm than good, and the damage is typically noticed years later. These types of habits can lead to crooked teeth. If you thrust your tongue or breath through your mouth, this can also cause crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment is typically recommended to straighten teeth, and keep your teeth aligned.

Injury

If you suffered from an injury in the mouth or jaw this can cause crooked teeth. When teeth are loose or lost, this can cause your remaining teeth and jaw to shift, and cause your teeth to become crooked. Seeking help from an orthodontist is important to help repair your mouth, and get your teeth back in place.

Keeping Primary Teeth

Taking care of a child’s baby teeth is important. Primary teeth help the permanent teeth erupt into the right place. If a child loses their primary teeth too early due to decay or trauma, this can directly affect how their permanent teeth erupt. This can cause a child’s permanent teeth to come in crooked.

What Are My Treatment Options?

Orthodontic treatment can help patients with crooked teeth at any age. If you start early, you can get the best possible results. Today, there are many options for orthodontic treatment such as traditional braces or clear aligners. At Fundamental Dental, we discuss all of the orthodontic options during our detailed consultation process. Depending on the severity of the correction and health of your teeth, we help our patients choose the option that best fits their lifestyle. Your oral health is our priority, and we love to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams.

Looking for a Dentist Near You?

If you are looking for a dentist near you that offers orthodontic treatment, Fundamental Dental can help. Our doctors have years of experience in orthodontics, and we provide the highest level of service to all of our patients. Don’t live with crooked teeth, let our team help you get on the road to a beautiful smile. Correcting your smile can boost confidence, and allow you to feel great around others.

 

To schedule your orthodontic consultation with us, contact Fundamental Dental, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

July 15-2021

How to Find a Good Dental Insurance Plan?

Choosing the right dental insurance plan is important because dental work can be expensive. Even a simple filling can be costly. Knowing what to look for when choosing a dental insurance plan, and understanding what is covered can help you figure out what plan is best for you. Most dental plans will cover 100% or preventative care if you use in-network dentists. This includes exams, x-rays, and cleanings. Basic procedures are typically covered at 80%, and major procedures are usually covered at 50%.

What Should I Check for When Choosing My Dental Insurance?

Group Coverage

Check to see if your insurance company provides group coverage through your employer or programs such as Medicaid. These types of plans can be less expensive and have better benefits.

Check Individual Policies

Individual policies are always more expensive compared to a group policy. Most come with limited benefits, and patients should plan ahead if they need a large procedure. Many insurance companies require a waiting period before you can use the insurance coverage. If you wish to avoid the waiting period there are other plans that do not require you to wait before coverage is available.

Check for Dentists in Your Network

If you know a dentist in your area that you like, ask what insurance plans they accept. Certain policies allow you to go to the dentist of your choice. Other plans such as PPO or HMO require you to use a dentist in their network.

Understand Your Coverage

Dental insurance can be confusing, and it is important to really understand what is covered, and what your expenses will be. Research what procedures are covered and what is not so you are prepared. Some plans have benefits that are limited, and they also have waiting periods before coverage can begin. Knowing how your insurance coverage works can help avoid headaches, and help you choose the best plan available.

Most insurance coverage is great for preventative care such as exams, cleanings and x-rays. Visiting the dentist is important, and choosing the coverage that is best for you can help you pay for those expensive procedures you may need in the future. Talk to your insurance provider to really help you understand the different plans, so you can choose the plan that best works for you.

Do You Have Questions for Our Team?

At Fundamental Dental, we accept many insurance plans and offer alternative in house payment options for those patients that may not have dental coverage. Our goal is to ensure all of our patients can receive the treatment they need. Our staff is always available to answer any questions you may have regarding insurance or financial options.

We care about our patients, and want you to have the best experience when you visit our office. Taking care of your oral health is important, and knowing what coverage you have can help reduce stress, and make your appointments go smoothly.

Ready to Schedule an Appointment?

If you are ready to schedule an appointment with us, please contact Fundamental Dental, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

July 1-2021

How Long Does It Take For a Tooth Infection to Spread?

Infections can be serious, and it is always important for patients to know when to call their dentist. Infections should always be treated right away to avoid complications, or other issues from developing. If you have a toothache and throbbing pain that does not go away, the infection could spread to other places in the body. At Fundamental Dental, we are equipped to handle any dental emergency, and offer flexible hours to accommodate our patients.

What Are Symptoms of a Tooth Infection?

  • Throbbing pain that does not subside
  • Pain in your jaw, neck, or ear
  • Sensitivity when you place pressure on the area
  • Pain that gets worse when you are lying down
  • Swelling around the jaw or mouth
  • Tender lymph nodes
  • Bad breath or odd taste in the mouth
  • Fever

Knowing these signs can help treat an infection before it spreads and becomes more serious. Never hesitate to call your dentist when you are experiencing any of the above symptoms. At Fundamental Dental, we put our patients’ health first, and provide exceptional care you can trust. Our team is trained to handle any emergency, and we will work to relieve your pain and keep you comfortable.

What Happens If the Infection Spreads?

There is little chance that a tooth infection will spread to other parts of the body. Patients that have any of the below symptoms should call our office right away. Infections that spread can be life threatening and should be taken seriously.

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Change in vision
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Confusion
  • Swelling around the face or mouth

Pain that does not subside

What Treatment Is Available?

The treatment provided will depend on the severity of the infection. If an abscess is present, we will identify the location of the abscess, and determine how far the infection has spread. Root canal treatment may be necessary to treat an abscess if it is located inside the tooth. If root canal therapy is not enough, our doctor can perform an apicoectomy to open up the gum area near the root, and remove the infected tissue.


Other treatments may involve prescribing antibiotics to treat the infection and stop it from spreading. Our team will monitor your progress on the antibiotics to ensure they are working. If necessary, the type of antibiotics used may need to be changed, and a hospital stay may be required.


Sepsis can occur when an infection spreads, and the immune system overreacts to an infection in your blood. If this is left untreated, sepsis can lead to septic shock which can cause organ failure, or even death. Patients that have sepsis will need to be hospitalized and given special intravenous treatment.


Treating an infection is extremely important to avoid complications like sepsis. We encourage you to contact our office if you experience any sign of an infection. Let our team help relieve your pain, and get you on the road to recovery.

Interested in Finding Out More?

If you think you may have an infection, we encourage you to contact our office right away. To schedule your appointment, please contact Fundamental Dental, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

June 15-2021

Where Can I Find Affordable Dental Care?

Finding quality and affordable dental care in your area can be a daunting task. At Fundamental Dental we provide dental care you can trust in a friendly and welcoming environment. We want our patients to be able to relax, and not feel anxious when they visit the dentist. We pay special attention to our patients’ feelings, and make sure every experience with us is exceptional. Dr. Kuruvilla has many years of experience in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, and loves to provide honest quality care. He takes his time with each patient to ensure they get the attention they need, and the service they deserve. Our practice welcomes all new patients in a no pressure environment, offering a variety of treatments for any budget. Our office has state of the art technology and equipment, allowing our team to bring our patients the latest and greatest techniques in the dental industry.

Are There Special Financing Options?

Fundamental Dental accepts many insurance plans. We also accept Care Credit and Lending Club as alternative financing options. Fundamental Dental can work with you to find a financial option that works best for you. Our staff is available to answer any financial or insurance questions you may have before you begin a treatment with us. We understand how stressful finding affordable dental care near you can be, and our staff at Fundamental Dental will work with your budget to ensure you can receive the care you need.

Why Choose Us?

Patients want to know when they enter a dental office that they are in good hands. Our patients are our family, and we give our time and attention to each patient making sure they understand their dental needs. Our practice is designed to help our patients feel calm during their visit, for those that may suffer from dental anxiety. Fundamental Dental has a flexible schedule and hours to provide same and next day appointments. If you think you may need to be seen by our doctor, we recommend you contact our office, and we will get you in as soon as possible. Come experience the difference in dentistry, and choose a practice that provides quality dental care you can trust. Fundamental Dental is the preferred affordable dentist in Dallas, TX, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Interested in finding a Dentist in Dallas, TX?

If you are interested in finding a dentist near you that provides the best dental services in the area for patients of all ages, Fundamental Dental can help. Our knowledge and experience allow our team to provide the highest level of care. We teach our patients how to care for their teeth using good oral hygiene habits at home. Your oral health is our priority, and we love to create long lasting relationships with each patient. Our office is conveniently located near Medical City Heart Hospital, making us a great choice for patients in the area. To schedule an appointment with us, contact Fundamental Dental, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

June 14-2021

Can Teeth Whitening Damage Your Teeth?

When deciding to whiten your teeth you may wonder if teeth whitening treatments will damage your teeth. Teeth whitening treatments are effective, and do not damage the enamel on your teeth. At Fundamental Dental we combine our knowledge and experience to give our patients modern dentistry. We offer many cosmetic services, and provide rapid treatments, as well as same day treatments. Dr. Kuruvilla has years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, and loves to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for his patients. We welcome new patients, and look forward to becoming your preferred dentist in Dallas, TX.

What Teeth Whitening Services Do We Offer?

At Fundamental Dental we offer the Zoom teeth whitening system. Zoom is a completely safe and very effective way to whiten your teeth in our office. The process is quick, and many patients see results right after their first treatment. The Zoom system is easy and comfortable for patients, and the treatment is done in less than an hour.

Who Would Be a Good Candidate for Zoom?

Patients that have discolored teeth or stained teeth are great candidates for the Zoom teeth whitening system. Stains can be caused by dark colored foods or liquids, such as coffee or red wine. The Zoom system is perfect before weddings or events, to restore your confidence, and remove stains on your teeth. Zoom creates beautiful results that last, and leave you with a bright white smile. During our consultation process we will evaluate the health of your teeth and mouth, and determine if Zoom is right for you. Patients should have healthy teeth that are free of decay before starting the Zoom system. If patients need other treatments prior to starting the Zoom system, our team will discuss what is needed and create a customized treatment plan that works for you. We love creating beautiful smiles, and always ensure our patients have a pleasant experience.

What Can I Expect During the Zoom Process?

When we begin the Zoom whitening treatment, we use special tools to move your lips slightly away from your teeth. Our team will apply a highly concentrated gel to your teeth. Next, a bright light is used on the gel to begin the whitening process. After about 30 minutes, we reapply the gel and apply the light for a second time. The treatment takes about an hour, and once complete patients can see results immediately. Our team will discuss tips and tricks on how to keep your teeth looking bright white at home.

Will I Have Sensitivity From Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a safe way to whiten teeth that are damaged from stains or discoloration. Our enamel is the outer layer of the tooth, and the layer underneath our enamel is what absorbs the stain. This layer is called dentin, and is the layer that teeth whitening systems must reach in order to achieve results. The Zoom product safely flows through the enamel tubules, and reaches the dentin underneath, to gently and easily whiten your teeth without damaging your enamel. Any whitening treatment may cause some sensitivity afterwards, and some patients are more sensitive than others. We recommend patients avoid extremely hot or cold foods or drinks right after their treatment. The sensitivity should subside after a few days.

Looking for Teeth Whitening in Dallas, TX?

If you are interested in finding a dentist near you that provides exceptional cosmetic dentistry in Dallas, TX, we welcome you to contact Fundamental Dental. Fundamental Dental provides quality care that is honest and judgement free. We offer a variety of cosmetic treatments, and can work with patients on any budget. Your oral health is our priority, and we want our patients to be relaxed and comfortable when they visit our office. Come experience quality dental care that you can trust. Our office is conveniently located near Medical City Heart Hospital, making us a great choice for families living in the area. To learn more about our teeth whitening treatments, and to schedule an appointment, please contact Fundamental Dental, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

June 10-2021

Is Tooth Sensitivity Permanently Curable?

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, and many patients encounter pain or discomfort when they eat certain foods that are hot or cold. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, around 40 million adults suffer from sensitivity. Usually, the pain is temporary and can be treated to improve, but not cure the condition.

 

At Fundamental Dental, we provide many general dentistry services including treatment for patients that suffer from sensitivity. We strive to provide quality dental care in a caring and friendly environment, where patients can relax during their treatment. We welcome new patients to our practice, and look forward to you joining our dental family.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can happen suddenly, and to anyone. Typically, symptoms of sensitivity include a sudden sharp pain when your teeth are exposed to cold, hot, or acidic foods. Tooth sensitivity can also come after you brush or floss your teeth. Teeth whitening can cause sensitivity after treatment, so patients should consider this when they are deciding to start a whitening regimen.

 

Our teeth are protected by enamel, and underneath the enamel is a layer of dentin. Dentin is soft, and if the enamel on your teeth is worn down, or your gums have receded the dentin can become exposed. Dentin can be exposed from cavities or cracks in your teeth. The dentin is connected to the nerve area, and this is what can cause pain or sensitive teeth.

Other Actions That Can Cause Sensitivity

  • Brushing too vigorously
  • Gum recession from periodontal disease
  • Gingivitis
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Cracked or injured teeth
  • Plaque
  • Acidic foods or drinks
  • Dental procedures such as sensitivity after a filling
  • Teeth Whitening treatments

What Treatments Are Available for Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can never completely go away, but there are treatments available that can help alleviate the sensitivity you experience. If you are experiencing any sensitivity, we recommend you make an appointment for an exam in our office. We can treat sensitivity easier if we know that is what is causing you pain. Never leave pain untreated as this could lead to more serious issues in the future.

Sensitivity Treatments

  • Using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
  • Changing to a soft bristled tooth brush.
  • Use a mouthwash that contains fluoride.
  • Avoid acidic foods or drinks.
  • Avoid clenching or grinding your teeth.
  • Inlays or bonding can help fix a tooth and decrease sensitivity.
  • Gum grafts can help protect the root area of the tooth.
  • Fluoride gel or varnish treatment can help protect your teeth from wear and tear.
  • Root Canal therapy if needed can help with severe tooth sensitivity, but this is typically the last resort.

Taking care of your teeth and knowing when to call your dentist is important. Patients should never have prolonged pain or sensitivity to hot or cold. It is always important to take care of your oral health, and practice good habits at home. At Fundamental Dental, your oral health is our priority, and we strive to provide our patients with quality and affordable dental services. Let our team help you take charge of your dental health.

Ready To Schedule Your Appointment?

If you are interested in finding out more about treatments for tooth sensitivity, contact Fundamental Dental, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

June 1-2021

What Types of Treatments Do General Dentists Provide?

General Dentists provide services to diagnose, treat, and maintain your oral health. Our office specializes in general dentistry, and this includes preventative, corrective, and restorative treatment for patients. Our general dental care services allow us to remove any decay or disease from your teeth and gums. We preserve your natural teeth and keep you looking and feeling great. Visiting our office regularly to maintain your oral health is important. Starting out good habits at an early age can create a good foundation for taking care of your teeth. Preventative treatment helps to keep teeth and gums healthy, and stop decay. During your exam in our office, we will evaluate your teeth and mouth, and develop a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

What Treatments Are Included in General Dentistry?

Our office has many general dental services to help keep you looking and feeling great. We provide consultations to discuss any concerns you have with your smile. Our consultation includes a detailed exam to determine what procedure is needed.

General Dentistry Services

  • Cleanings
  • Oral Exams
  • Fillings
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Dental Implants
  • Extractions
  • Root Canals
  • X-rays
  • Fixed Bridges and Crowns

What Can I Expect During a General Dentistry Appointment?

Our general dentistry appointments begin with a visual exam of your teeth and mouth. If needed, x-rays are taken so we can take a closer look at the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw. We will discuss any prior health history, and review any prior x-rays if the patients had them sent over to our office. Next, our team will perform a thorough dental cleaning. This removes plaque from the teeth and gums and polishes the teeth. We also check any existing restorations to ensure they are all stable and in great condition. This includes fillings, implant, bridges, and crowns. Our team will also do an oral cancer screening of the mouth and tongue. If there are any areas of concern, we will discuss those details with you and create a customized treatment plan. Our staff will discuss next steps if you require further treatment. Patients may have to return to our office for another appointment depending on what is required.

Interested in Scheduling an Appointment?

Attending your regular exams twice a year in our office is an essential part to our oral health. We can help maintain your teeth and gums and keep them looking and feeling great. Exams allow our team to get in front of any potential complications or decay, and prevent serious complications. Let us help you take charge of your oral health, and call our office today! If you are interested in scheduling your cleaning and exam with us, please contact Fundamental Dental, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

May 15-2021

Can Small Cavities Heal By Themselves?

If you have a cavity and are reluctant to call your dentist, you may be hoping the cavity will just heal itself. A cavity is tooth decay that causes a hole in the tooth. If cavities are not treated more serious issues can develop. At Fundamental Dental, it is important to take care of your oral health and practice good habits at home. Attending your regular cleanings and exams in our office can identify if you have any cavities, and make sure they are addressed promptly.

How Will My Small Cavity Be Treated?

If you have a large cavity, you will most likely need a filling. If the cavity is small and is causing you no pain or discomfort, we may be able to watch the cavity by comparing x-rays to determine if the cavity is active or arrested. Small cavities that are caught early on can be stopped with good oral hygiene. Taking care of your teeth with brushing, flossing, and using fluoride can help strengthen the enamel, and stop a cavity in its tracks.

Treatments for a Cavity

  • Fillings
  • Inlays or Onlays
  • Crowns
  • Root Canals
  • Extractions

What Can I Do To Reverse Decay and Prevent Cavities?

  • Brush and floss at least twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Increase your fluoride intake to help stop the cavity from further decay. Our office provides fluoride treatments, and fluoride can be found in toothpaste or mouthwashes.
  • Sealants can be applied to molars to prevent cavities from forming. This is a clear plastic protective coat that can help halt or reverse current decay on a tooth if the cavity is small enough and in the early stages.
  • Limit eating and drinking foods that have a high sugar content. These types of foods and drinks contribute to tooth decay. If you do consume these foods, make sure to brush right afterwards.
  • Visit our office twice a year for your regular cleaning and exam.

Interested in Scheduling an Appointment?

If you have a cavity that needs to be filled, or is causing your issues please do not hesitate to call our office. Leaving a cavity untreated can cause more serious issues if the cavity is not addressed promptly. Our flexible hours and schedule allow you to be seen right away. Your health is our priority and we welcome new patients to our office.


To schedule your dental exam or cleaning contact Fundamental Dental, and our staff will be happy to assist you!

May 1-2021

How Can I Fix a Gummy Smile?

Do you notice when you smile you see gum tissue more than your teeth? This is known as a gummy smile, and many patients are bothered by how their smile looks. There are treatment options to correct a gummy smile, and we are here to help you find a treatment that works best.

What Can Cause a Gummy Smile?

  • Your Bite

Your bite can be genetic and your top jaw may not align properly with your bottom jaw. If your bite causes the upper jaw to protrude this can cause a gummy look.

  • Hyperactive Upper Lip

If your lip raises up too high gum tissue may be exposed, and this results in a gummy smile.

  • Excess Gum Tissue

The most common cause of a gummy smile is having too much gum tissue. In many cases gum tissue can over grow when permanent teeth erupt in the mouth.

What Are My Treatment Options?

Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening helps to reshape the gum tissue around the tooth and correct a gummy smile. This procedure exposes more of the patient’s natural tooth and make the teeth look longer.

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring can help change the shape of your gum, and this can be done if you have excess gum tissue. This procedure also helps if the gum line is uneven. Gum contouring removes the excess gum tissue and exposes more of your teeth. This helps to give patients a beautiful even looking smile.

Scaling and Root Planing

If a gummy smile is caused by inflamed gums a deep cleaning treatment may be recommended. Scaling and root planing reach down deep into the gum pockets to remove bacteria. This can help the gummy appearance subside.

Lip Lowering

This procedure involves removing a section of gum tissue to reveal a shorter looking lip. This keeps the upper lip from rising too high and exposing your gum tissue.

Orthodontics

If you have an issue with your bite orthodontics may help correct your gummy smile. Orthodontic treatment can help adjust your bite to avoid gum tissue showing when you smile.

Looking To Take the Next Step to a Beautiful Smile?

If you are looking to correct your smile we encourage you take the first step and schedule a consultation in our office. This will give our team the opportunity to evaluate your concerns, and discuss possible treatment options that work for you. We want you to be proud of your smile, and we are here to help you get the smile you have always wanted.

 

If you are interested in scheduling a cosmetic consultation, contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.

April 15-2021

Does Teeth Whitening Cause any Dental Problems?

Teeth Whitening treatments are popular for patients that have tooth discoloration, or for those that just want a brighter smile. Whitening your teeth can be done safely and there are several options to choose from. If the directions are followed patients can successfully whiten their teeth with no side effects. Teeth whitening boosts self-confidence, can change a patient’s smile quickly, and make you feel great.

What Are My Options for Teeth Whitening?

If you have decided to whiten your teeth there are a few options to choose from. We offer teeth whitening treatments in our office, and this typically is a faster way to get the results you desire. We also offer a treatment you can take with you and whiten in the convenience of your own home.


Both options give great results patients are happy with. In addition to those two options there are over the counter whitening treatments that can help you whiten your teeth. Part of the evaluation process is to take a good look at your teeth and the level of discoloration, your age, and dental history to help you decide what treatment options will work best.

What Are Common Side Effects With Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is perfectly safe, but there are a few side effects that patients can experience.

Teeth Sensitivity

When you whiten your teeth the product gets deep into the tooth enamel. In some cases patients can experience sensitivity after teeth whitening treatments. We may recommend you use a sensitive type tooth paste to help with any sensitivity after whitening.

Irritated Gums

Gum irritation is another common issue when patients decide to whiten your teeth. In some cases patients are sensitive to the whitening treatment. This typically goes away after your treatment is complete.

 

Whitening treatments can be done periodically to keep teeth looking bright white. Whitening treatments are for patients with natural teeth. If you have implants, crowns, bridges, or dentures and want to whiten your teeth, we recommend scheduling a consultation to discuss your options. If you suffer from many cavities we recommend those are treated before any whitening treatment begins. Depending on each case we can help determine if teeth whitening is right for you.

How To Keep My Teeth Looking White

There are things you can do at home to help keep your teeth looking bright white. Avoiding food and beverages that may stain your teeth like coffee, tea, or red wine. If you do eat or drink something that may stain your teeth it is a good idea to rinse or brush right afterwards to help decrease staining.

Looking To Whiten Your Teeth?

Teeth whitening is a great way to give you a bright white smile. Whitening your teeth is safe and easy, and does not cause many side effects or issues. Scheduling a consultation with our team to examine your teeth and discuss your goals is a great way to start the process. Our skilled professionals will help you decide what treatment is best, and help get you on the road to a brighter smile.

 

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to find out if teeth whitening is right for you, contact our office and our staff will be happy to assist you.

April 1-2021