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Edmond Dentist: Offering Teeth Whitening!

Edmond Dentist: Provides Zoom!® In-Office Whitening

Do you want whiter teeth? Of course, who doesn’t want white teeth? Our Edmond dentist knows most people do, but they often avoid visiting the dentist, because they think over-the-counter products would work. Here’s the low down on that situation.

You could easily spend anywhere from $12 up to $60 on over-the-counter products with your choice of a wide selection from whitening strips, trays, or paint on gels. Then, you’re left asking yourself the same question everyone asks: “do any of them come close to getting you that bright smile that a dentist could give you”?

The truth is that for most people, these products don’t work the first time, the second time, or even the third. Due to over-the-counter teeth whitening products containing much lower concentrations of whitening agents than our professional tooth-whitening system you would, potentially, have to repeatedly utilize over-the-counter products for several times a day and for several weeks.

In some cases, it has been reported that most people don’t see significant improvements in color change until after 45 days of using the store bought teeth whitening kits. By the time you buy all the product you need to cover that time span, you could have just had professional treatment done safely and quickly!

Don’t wait so long! There is a better deal for you! Our Edmond dentist is offering Zoom!® whitening in-office.

For an affordable price, you can receive the Zoom!® whitening treatment to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. This will take care of those stains caused by drinking coffee, tea, wine, or from smoking. The Zoom!® in-office tooth whitening procedure allows the dentist to use a special lamp which accelerates the bleaching process, activating the hydrogen peroxide, and leaving you with a whiter smile.

Before deciding if this procedure is right for you, our Edmond dentist may wish to have a consultation with you. To find out more about our dentist, the teeth whitening procedure or any other dentistry work don’t hesitate to contact us. Come visit us in Edmond or call us @ (405) 844-8445!

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Edmond Dentist: Fighting The Flu Season By Disinfecting Your Toothbrush

Edmond Dentist: How To Clean Your Toothbrush

As you may already know, the human mouth contains billions of bacteria. Of course, some of those mouth germs exist to metabolize foods and vitamins. When you have the flu, however; it’s like a Game Of Thrones battle in your mouth! The last thing you’d want to do is pick up a toothbrush that still has flu germs lingering from your last brushing and spread them all over your mouth again. As flu season is upon us, our Edmond dentist felt it important to share this step by step process on how to properly disinfect your toothbrush.

There are a few options you can choose from to keep your toothbrush free from flu germs.

Edmond Dentist- Option #1: Pour out some antibacterial mouthwash into a small bowl. Put your toothbrush into the bowl and soak it for a while. Rinse it thoroughly before brushing your teeth with it, again.

Edmond Dentist- Option #2: Hydrogen peroxide, when used in small doses, is a highly effective and safe way to keep your toothbrush clean. Consider dunking your toothbrush in a small amount of hydrogen peroxide prior to brushing each day.

Edmond Dentist- Option #3: Boiling your toothbrush for about 3-5 minutes is a great way to rid the bristles of long lasting germs, however; it should be noted that this can also damage the bristles if done too often.

Our Edmond dentist hopes that you and your family make it through this flu season being as healthy as possible. These are just 3 simple ways to clean your toothbrush and, according to experts, you should be cleaning your toothbrush at least once a week. This is especially true if you have the flu!

To maintain good oral hygiene all year, it’s advised to keep up with regular teeth cleanings. If you need to book your appointment or you’re looking for someone who can handle pediatric dentistry in Edmond, please call us at (405) 844-8445.

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Edmond Dentist Recognizing National Dental Hygiene Month

Edmond Dentist: Bringing Oral Health Awareness

The month of October is known by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association as National Dental Hygiene Month. In this month we, at Ballinger Family Dental, remind everyone to brush, floss, and rinse. Of course, our Edmond dentist encourages this hygienic behavior all the time, but bringing oral health awareness to attention is the goal.

A lot of people get busy in their daily lives and they don’t always stop to think about how often they should brush their teeth, when they should floss, or whether rinsing is necessary. This is especially for parents of young children! Pediatric dentistry is so important and to spread some clarification, our Edmond dentist will be answering all three of those questions today!

Question #1: How often should you brush?

Edmond Dentist- Answer #1: At the very least, it is recommended to brush your teeth twice daily. If possible, you could keep a toothbrush at work or have your child take one to school. This way it encourages brushing after lunch, too.

Question #2: How often should you floss?

Edmond Dentist – Answer #2: Since it takes about 24 hours for plaque to start forming it’s a good idea to floss at least once per day. If you are routinely flossing and brushing the recommended times per day you’re going to have a better chance of keeping plaque from building up as you’ll rid the space between the teeth of bacteria.

Question #3: Is rinsing really necessary?

Edmond Dentist – Answer #3: Using a mouthwash as a follow up to brushing and flossing is great for a few different reasons. First, it leaves your breath fresher. Second, it can wash away any lingering bacteria or debris that wiggled free during your brushing or flossing routine. This can prevent the onset of gingivitis.

Aside from the basics, routine teeth cleanings are another fabulous way to keep your smile looking bright. As our Edmond dentist is an advocate for good oral health care habits, we hope that you consider yourself a little more aware either now or after visiting for an appointment. If you would like to make an appointment for yourself or you’re looking for a place that can handle pediatric dentistry, please call (405) 844-8445.

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