Brushing alone is usually not enough to protect your teeth from the effects of diet, medications, tobacco use, genetics, and even the aging process itself which causes your teeth's protective enamel layer to get thinner over time. Whether you enjoy a few cups of coffee or tea a day or the occasional glass of red wine, if you're like most people, your teeth may not be as white as you'd like them to be. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening treatments can take your smile from drab to fab in as little as a single office visit!
Here at Revive Total Care Dentistry in Washington, D.C., Dr. Shila Yazdani and Dr. Michael Mortazie offer professional teeth whitening and other cosmetic and general dentistry procedures to give patients their best possible smiles. Here are some commonly asked questions about teeth whitening:
What's the difference between professional teeth whitening and over-the-counter products?
Over-the-counter products like whitening toothpaste can help, but they're not as strong as professional treatments, which can whiten your teeth by several shades in a single appointment at our Washington D.C. office. It's also important to avoid products that contain harsh or abrasive ingredients that can damage tooth enamel and actually make your teeth more vulnerable to staining.
How long do the results of a professional teeth whitening treatment last?
The results vary from person to person, but the typical range is anywhere from six months to two years. Protecting your teeth after a whitening treatment is an important part of making your results last as long as possible. Follow a good oral hygiene routine, and try to limit food and drinks that are known to stain teeth. If you smoke or use tobacco products, whitening your teeth can be a great incentive to finally quit!
Will teeth whitening work for me?
It depends. Surface teeth whitening treatments work best on certain types of stains, although they may be less effective on others, such as stains from taking Tetracycline or from dental trauma. If our dentists determine that a teeth whitening treatment will be less effective for you, they may recommend an alternative like porcelain veneers to help improve your smile and get the results you want.
Interested? Give us a call
For more information about professional teeth whitening and other cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures, contact Revive Total Care Dentistry in Washington, D.C. today by dialing (202) 363-3399.
Although there are plenty of dental treatments that can help straighten your misaligned teeth, Invisalign is the most effective clear aligners. It will enable you to eat, work, smile, and partake in social situations without worries and give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Offered by Dr. Shila Yazdani and Dr. Michael Mortazie here at Revive Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry in Washington, D.C., Invisalign also offers lots of benefits for users. Learn more about these benefits below.
Because Invisalign aligners are made of clear material, they are virtually invisible so they won’t detract from your smile. They’re a particularly excellent orthodontic option for teenagers, young adults, and older adults who don’t want or can’t use traditional braces.
Invisalign treatment uses clear trays crafted from comfortable and smooth thermoplastic material, which makes them more comfortable to wear than metal braces. The trays don’t have extruding or sharp edges and are customized to perfectly fit your teeth.
Easier Oral Hygiene
Since Invisalign aligners are completely removable, you just remove them before brushing and flossing your pearly whites and then put them right back when you’re finished with your routine. You can also clean the trays by brushing them with a toothbrush and some toothpaste.
Quick and Convenient
When undergoing Invisalign treatment, you’ll only have to visit your dentist in Washington, D.C. every six weeks or so because that’s around the time you switch to the next aligner tray. In addition, the average treatment time is between 12 to 18 months, but you can see noticeable results in as little as four months.
Improved Dental Health
Having straight teeth will be better for your dental health. Resolving gaps between teeth and crowding issues will make it easier for you to take care of your teeth and gums, which consequently leads to improved general health.
Eat Whatever Food You Want
One of the most annoying things about undergoing orthodontic treatment is food restrictions. Basically, anything that’s too sticky, chewy, or hard will be off the menu. Fortunately, this won’t be an issue with Invisalign because you can remove the aligners before you eat and then put them back on after.
Safe for All Kinds of Activities
Aside from not having to deal with food restrictions, Invisalign is also a safe option for people who play contact sports and certain musical instruments that require using their mouths since the aligners are removable.
Want to Know If You’re an Ideal Candidate for Invisalign?
Reach out to us here at Revive Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry in Washington, D.C. by calling (202) 363-3399. Book an appointment with one of our dentists, Dr. Shila Yazdani or Dr. Michael Mortazie so you can get started on achieving a perfect smile.
Many people put off getting the dental care they need due to time restrictions. After all, busy adults can find it difficult enough to get to the dentist for one appointment, let alone the two or three appointments it takes to receive a crown. However, thanks to technological improvements and new tools/procedures, you can leave our practice with a new crown after just one visit! Here at Revive Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry in Washington, D.C, Dr. Shila Yazdani and Dr. Michael Mortazie offer CEREC crowns to fit into your busy schedule. Read on to learn more!
What CEREC Crowns Can Do For you
If you're wondering how it's possible to get a dental crown in an hour, the answer is digital technology. Thanks to a program known as CEREC, dentists can cut out the middle man and produce crowns on-site while you wait, as opposed to sending an impression of your teeth to a third-party lab, which can take weeks and at least two or more appointments.
CEREC uses digital technology and software to create a ceramic, natural-looking restoration that preserves the tooth, and is quick and affordable. Whether time is a factor or not, the convenience of getting a crown in an hour is one of the most attractive benefits for busy adults. CEREC makes it easier than ever to get the restorations you need without having to miss work or rearrange and already packed and busy calendar.
Find a Dentist in Washington, D.C.
Have you been putting off necessary dental work? CEREC works around your schedule for maximum convenience and reliability. For more information about how you can get a dental crown in as little as an hour, contact Revive Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry in Washington, D.C. today by dialing (202) 363-3399 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Yazdani or Dr. Mortazie.
Most people could use a little touch-up or improvement to their smile, whether that entails fixing general wear-and-tear or covering specific issues such as stains/discolorations, chips, cracks, and other cosmetic damage. Whatever the case, porcelain veneers are an effective and accessible way to improve or even transform your entire smile in just a few short visits to the dentist. Read on to learn how Dr. Shila Yazdani and Dr. Michael Mortazie use this treatment in their Washington, D.C. office to give their patients dazzling smiles!
Invest in a New and Improved Smile with Porcelain Veneers
The state of your smile can be as important as your clothes when it comes to making first (and lasting) impressions in both your personal life and professional life. Studies have found that not only does a damaged smile lead to self-esteem problems, but it can also affect how you are perceived by everyone you meet and interact with. Fortunately, porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can improve the size, shape, and color of your smile.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Veneers are made from a thin layer of porcelain, and they are bonded onto the surface of cosmetically marred teeth in order to fix issues such as chips, cracks, moderate gaps/spacing issues, and discolorations.
To begin treatment, your dentist will take impressions of your smile, and send them to a veneer-making lab. After a construction period of one-to-two-weeks, the veneers are sent back to our Washington, D.C. office, where they will be perfectly fitted and colored to complement your smile. After the correct adjustments are made, the veneers will be bonded to your teeth, and your new smile will be complete!
Find a Dentist in Washington, D.C.
For more information about porcelain veneers and our other cosmetic dentistry options, contact Revive Total Care Dentistry today by calling (202) 363-3399 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Yazdani or Dr. Mortazie.
Tooth loss affects over 178 million Americans, and is most often caused by tooth decay or gum disease. Most patients who struggle with tooth loss are eligible for dentures or bridges. Some patients don’t realize that they might also be possible candidates for dental implants or implant-supported dentures that will provide them with a much more stable smile. Learn more about dental implants when you visit a dentist at Revive Total Care Dentistry in Washington D.C.
Dental Implants: The Best Choice for Your Smile
Millions of adult and older Americans have chosen dentures to replace their missing teeth. These devices are relatively easy to create and fit, and don’t require much of a wait, but they usually must be replaced or adjusted every few years. If you’re looking for a permanent dental restoration that will stay in place for ten years or possibly even longer, dental implants are the ideal solution.
How Dental Implants Help
A single implant device is made up of three parts—the actual implant, which is shaped like a screw, an abutment (connector), and the dental crown that is visible above the gumline. Because the implant is designed to combine with the bone in your jaw, it will keep that tissue healthy and useful. It not only replaces the outer part of the tooth, but also the root. Dental implants (and dentures that are anchored with implants) give you a superior level of confidence and security when you’re eating, talking, and smiling that you can’t get from a traditional denture device.
Dental Implantation: The Procedure and Timeline
First, your Washington D.C. dentist will invite you to the office to give you a general dental exam and confirm that dental implants are right for you. At the next appointment, the implant will be inserted into healthy bone tissue and sutured so that it can heal. After a few months, you’ll schedule another dental appointment to have the implant fitted with an abutment and crown. The entire process takes some time, but it provides lasting results and a smile you can be proud of once again.
Replace Missing Teeth and Restore Your Smile
Let a dentist at Revive Total Care Dentistry in Washington D.C. revive you smile with dental implants. Call (202) 363-3399 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Shila Yazdani or Dr. Michael Mortazie.
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