Cosmetic Dentistry

Ask your dentist and dental team about how to improve your smile. Ask about whitening. Is it safe? Does it work? Is it for you? How does it compare in cost to other procedures?Does it last?Your dental office is your best resource for this information; speak with them.
Ask your dentist about porcelain veneers and crowns to whiten and straighten front teeth as an alternative to braces. Ask about bonding to achieve similar results. Is it less expensive? Does it last?


Not all teeth can or should be saved. Likewise not all teeth can or should be replaced if lost! Ask your dentist about implants as a tooth replacement option. They are becoming more mainstream  and only your dental team can teel you if they are an option for you. Learn the whys and hows of this exciting treatment option from your dentist.

Whitening & What You Should Know

Whitening is not for everyone. There are certain medical situations which would  make whitening inappropriate as an elective cosmetic procedure. Whitening does not work for all people or all teeth. Ask the knowledgeable dental team at Guiltinan  Family Dentistry why. Find out why whitening toothpastes rarely work and why. Only a trained professional can evaluate your mouth, your teeth, your medical background and determine if it is a safe, effective procedure for you. Find out  why instant gratification whitening systems like Zoom increase risk of tooth and soft tissue damage and may not get your teeth any whiter than take home trays. Find out about the several significant drawbacks of “whitening strip” style systems.