This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth.
Teeth whitening is safe for the enamel of your teeth. A potential side effect of whitening is some temporary cold sensitivity. The benefit to this whitening kit is that it contains an ingredient, potassium nitrate, that helps manage cold sensitivity. Most other whitening kits do not provide for this.
Only composite resin(tooth colored) fillings are used in this office. Amalgam(silver) fillings have several disadvantages to their use-they can cause your teeth to be more prone to breaking in half. As with any metal, amalgam responds to hot and cold temperatures by contracting and expanding inside your tooth. As it does this, your surrounding tooth structure is weakened and flexes, causing cracks to form in the tooth. Chewing on something hard after this, will make your tooth more prone to breaking in half.
Amalgam and your saliva also respond the way other metal objects do when kept in water. Your filling will rust and corrode in your mouth. As this happens, your filling turns black, and the edges of the filling weaken and begin to crumble. Thus, creating gaps for bacteria to creep in and cause cavities.
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