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Store-Bought vs. Professional Teeth Whitening: Which is Better?

May 22, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — granddentalse @ 3:41 pm
a man having his teeth whitened at the dentist

According to a survey from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conducted in 2018, an estimated 71 percent of participants stated that they had undergone teeth whitening in their lifetime. The strive for a brighter, more beautiful smile is something that millions invest in, whether that’s with store-bought whitening strips and toothpaste or professional take-home or in-office whitening. Weigh the pros and cons of each of these whitening methods below to choose the one that will work best for you.


Creating Beautiful Smiles: The History of Cosmetic Dentistry

March 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — granddentalse @ 7:08 pm
a woman preparing for cosmetic dentistry

For centuries, humans have emphasized smile aesthetics. Although things are drastically different now than they were thousands of years ago, early civilizations wanted the same thing we do today – a beautiful smile. Fortunately, the discovery of dentistry and its many innovations allow today’s professionals to deliver one-of-a-kind results that don’t rely on urine or other bothersome solutions to enhance teeth. Discover just how far cosmetic dentistry has come and why so many people look to it for a healthier, more vibrant appearance.


Too Young? Can My Teen Receive Cosmetic Dentistry?

January 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — granddentalse @ 11:14 pm
a teenage female listening to music

Cosmetic dentistry has been around for quite a while with many patients pleased with the results they have achieved. Whether they achieved beautiful smiles with the help of teeth whitening, veneers, dental bonding, gum recontouring, or one of the other many solutions available, it’s no surprise that younger individuals, specifically teenagers, want this type of experience as well. But is it safe? Keep reading to learn which services, if any, are appropriate for your teenager.