Tooth Whitening Articles

After 23+ years of practicing dentistry and helping people with their health and their smile Dr. Andreaus still finds it to be fun, enjoyable, and challenging.

Discolored teeth can take away from your appearance and make it difficult to feel confident when smiling. Fortunately, there are several treatments available to brighten and whiten your teeth and restore them to a healthier shade. Teeth naturally turn yellow, brown or green as you age, and can also become discolored after eating certain types of foods or when you smoke.

Are you ready for your smile makeover? Whether you’re undergoing the BriteSmile procedure or a standard tooth whitening treatment at the dentist’s office, knowing how to keep those pearly whites shining bright is a top priority after your session. Keeping your teeth in great shape prevents gum disease and other problems, and a series of teeth whitening treatments can help enhance a healthy smile even further.

Dr. Christian Yaste, D.D.S. is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After graduating he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and completed a two-year postgraduate residency in Oral Medicine. Dr. Yaste is qualified in all areas of general dentistry and has had advanced training in cosmetic restorative procedures as well as oral medicine and pathology. He holds a faculty position at the Carolinas Medical Center Department of Dentistry, where he is a clinical instructor.

Did you know teenagers and even children can have crow's-feet? Fortunately, however, the signs of aging don't really begin to kick in until our forties. Then it's only human nature to become preoccupied with that middle-aged spread, those wrinkles and jowls. We also start noticing our peers may look older - or younger - than we do.

The 2008 economic stimulus package from the IRS means over 130 million American households will be receiving an extra check in the mail, an effort to encourage spending during the economic recession.

If you’ve been considering teeth whitening or teeth bleaching treatments to get that picture-perfect smile, you will need to undergo a dental consultation to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough to tolerate the abrasive bleaching process. Unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening trays and products that promise to whiten teeth within a few hours without any side effects, professional-grade bleaching systems can be strong enough to damage the teeth and gums over time.

Brushing and flossing regularly doesn’t always guarantee a bright, picture-perfect smile. Many cosmetic and general dentists offer teeth whitening treatments that help to wipe out stains and bleach the teeth to a natural white or off-white shade. Teeth whitening procedures are now readily available at many cosmetic dental offices, medical spas and even some salons around the United States, but there are some important things you should know about this procedure. Read on to learn how teeth whitening works, and what to expect from your treatment: