You Can Wear White After Labor Day with Professional Whitening

Teeth Whitening Taboo style rule No. 1: No wearing white after Labor Day. But in no way does that apply to your teeth!

When it comes to your pearly whites, white is ALWAYS in style. Having stained or yellowing teeth can be a big confidence drag, and that’s why All Smiles Dentistry Albion takes the whiteness of your teeth very seriously. We offer a state-of-the-art whitening program to our patients that will help keep your teeth looking healthy and white, no matter what time of year it is!

Tooth whitening or bleaching is a simple, easy and non-invasive way to whiten your teeth. We use this treatment to change the color of your natural tooth enamel so that the white lasts. The difference between having your teeth professionally whitened and using an at-home kit is your end result. While a professional whitening is not permanent and you’ll likely need to receive a new treatment every few years, at-home treatments need to be repeated much more frequently to ensure that your teeth stay their whitest white. More frequent treatments mean more expenses, more hassles, and results that won’t last as long.

If you choose to have your teeth professionally whitened, we usually need two visits for the treatment. On the first visit, we’ll make a mold or impression of your teeth. These will be used to create custom, clear plastic trays. On the second visit, the trays can be adjusted if needed, and then you’ll take them home and wear them either twice per day for 30 minutes or overnight for a certain period of time with our special whitening solution.

And, for our loyal patients and regular caretakers of their teeth, have you heard about our Free Whitening for Life Program? For every re-care appointment you attend, you may be eligible for one free tube of whitening gel to keep your teeth bright and white – even after Labor Day! Ask your dentist at your next appointment to learn more.

Schedule your next visit to All Smiles Dentistry Albion today by calling us at 585-589-0000 or request your next appointment online now.

 

Demographic Variations in Oral Hygiene

dentist's chairNowadays there’s no area of life that isn’t affected by trends and dentistry is no exception. Dental care is impacted by a number of factors, including altering patterns of demographics and government policies. Analysts are predicting that these factors will have significant effects on dental practice in United States, for both the patient and the dentist. This is covered extensively in this article in Philly.com.

The site reports, “Dentistry in the United States is in a period of transformation. There is a shift among the American population from wanting to be regarded as “patients,” to one in which they view themselves as health care “consumers” with differing behaviors, expectations and needs. Dentists can choose to either embrace the paradigm shift or be left behind.”

The term paradigm shift is an apt term for this change, as it goes beyond a simple shift. The dictionary defines paradigm shift as “a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions.” In the pasts, shifts in the dental industry concerned technology or procedures; the evolution of people from “patients” to “consumers” is a major one, as it reflects something more capitalistic in nature. Dental consumers are changing their behavior and with technology rapidly becoming a force in healthcare, these consumers are seeking quick value for their dollar, value of course referring to price, reviews, experience, education, technology, location, and more.

So, basically what this means is that dentists and dental practices need to have a greater online presence or they will be left in the dust. Older consumers don’t necessarily follow the same patterns, but as the dental demographics gets younger and younger, it is prudent for dentists to keep impeccable information online. A strong online presence is the future of the dental industry. At All Smiles Dentistry Albion, you can rest assured that we stay up-to-date on trends; we will always maintain a strong online presence.