Get a Brighter Smile this Holiday Season!

Get a Brighter Smile this Holiday Season!

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Get a Brighter Smile this Holiday Season!

Get a brighter smile this holiday season at Cakmes Dental Studio. Cakmes Dental Studio offers Philips Zoom Whitening, an in-office procedure that can whiten your teeth eight shades in only 45 minutes!

Cakmes Dental Studio also offers custom whitening trays as a safe and effective way to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home.

What to Know Before You Go

Philips Zoom Whitening 

While it is always good to talk to your dentist about tooth sensitivity beforehand, there are a couple steps you can take to reduce or eliminate tooth sensitivity during whitening.

  1. One week prior to treatment, brush with a toothpaste containing 5% potassium nitrate such as Sensodyne.
  2. If you talk to your dentist about tooth sensitivity, your dentist should provide you with Relief ACP gel that should be applied at home prior to your treatment.

After you have your Philips Zoom Whitening treatment, it is recommended that you avoid consuming tooth staining foods such as coffee, tea, red wine, or dark sauces for at least two hours after treatment.

If you experience tooth sensitivity after the treatment, you can continue to apply the ACP gel after each meal.

Whitening Trays

If you prefer an at-home treatment, whitening trays offer the same level of whitening as chairside procedures over the course of two weeks.*

While it may seem more convenient to buy at-home whitening treatments online or in the store, the safest way to whiten is with dentist’s supervision. At Cakmes Dental Studio, we provide a custom fitting tray for the safest whitening possible. Ill-fitting trays can lead to gel leakage and as a result, gum irritation or uneven whitening. With a custom fitted tray, you receive the most accurate at-home whitening experience.

Let us enhance your smile this holiday season, call us at (865) 584-6163 to schedule your whitening appointment.

 

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Why is Flossing Important?

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Flossing, the dreaded extra step it takes for better oral hygiene. While it’s just as important as brushing only one-third of Americans do it daily. It seems more like a chore than brushing but it is actually quite simple and reaches the 40% of tooth surface area your toothbrush can’t. So why does it seem so much harder to follow a flossing routine than a brushing routine?  It can be a hassle adding an extra step in your daily to-do list, but the benefits of flossing are tremendous and there are several ways it can be made even easier.

So why should you care about flossing and what’s the best and easiest way to clean those chompers?

Why You Should Care About Flossing

Good oral hygiene prevents periodontal disease and periodontal disease can lead to a myriad of other health issues such as heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.

On average one in eight adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of gum disease. Follow up on these flossing practices to make sure you’re not the one in eight.

Flossing Best Practices

It is best to practice flossing at least once a day, preferably before night to remove any food or particles that have become lodged in between the teeth or gums.

How to Floss Properly

  • Take 18 to 24 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around two fingers, leave yourself an inch or two to work with
  • Hold the floss tight between your thumbs and index fingers, and slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth
  • Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gum line.
  • Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth

 

Not Sure Which Floss is Best for You?

  • Unwaxed floss is thin nylon floss that’s great for getting into tight spaces but can be prone to breaking.
  • Waxed floss is a standard nylon floss with a light wax coating. It’s less likely to break but harder to use in smaller spaces than unwaxed floss.
  • Dental tape is broader and flatter than standard floss and comes in waxed or unwaxed versions. This can be more comfortable for teeth with wider spaces between them.
  • Polytetrafluorethylene floss (PTFE) is the same material used in high-tech Gore-Tex fabric. The material slides between the teeth easily and is less likely to shred compared to standard floss.
  • Super flosses are made from yarn-like material that has stiffer sections on each end that can be used to clean around braces or dental bridges.

It only takes a few moments to leave a lasting impression on your health. Remember, floss at least once a day, before bedtime.

 

Resources:

https://oralb.com/en-us/oral-health/solutions/floss/dental-floss-types-pros-cons

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/basics/brushing-and-flossing/how-to-floss

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What is CEREC restoration?

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CEREC stands for Ceramic Restoration and uses an innovative system that designs high-quality, metal-free dental restorations in one visit. CEREC uses 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology to assist dentists in designing a virtual restoration. CAD and CAM (Computer-aided design and Computer-aided manufacturing) improve the design and creation of dental restorations. With the camera, computer, and milling system all in one unit, creation of the actual restoration can be done while you are still in the chair. CEREC eliminates the long wait of sending in a tooth mold to an outside lab and is a safer and more effective way to restore teeth than traditional methods.

What can CEREC help?

Your smile can be easily enhanced with CEREC. From improving the radiance of your smile to repairing decayed teeth, CEREC can help.

Here are the most common uses for CEREC restoration.

Crowns
A traditional crown can take 2-3 weeks to complete which can make for a lengthy and stressful experience for patients. CEREC crowns can be completed in the same visit and look and feel like a real tooth.

Veneers
CEREC allows patients seeking to be fitted for veneers to bypass the multiple visits to the dentists the traditional method calls for in one dental visit. Some fittings take as little as one hour.

Inlays
A dental inlay is a pre-molded filling that fits into the grooves of the tooth without extending to the cusps. Traditionally, a dentist drills into the area of the tooth that is damaged or decaying before making a mold of the area to send to a laboratory. The laboratory will create the inlay from porcelain or resin before sending it back to be fitted. With CEREC the tooth is scanned and the inlay created in the dentist’s office while you wait.

Onlays
Similar to an Inlay, an onlay is traditionally created from a mold sent off to a laboratory. Onlays are for more extensive damage and extend past the cusps of the tooth. Onlays can also be created at your visit to the dentist with CEREC technology.

While inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers, are the most common uses of CEREC restoration, CEREC can also aid in full-contour bridges, implants, and surgical guides. If a more convenient form of dental restoration sounds right for you, call us at (865) 584-6163 to schedule your consultation today.

 

Resources:

  • https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/basics/dental-visits/cad-cam-dentistry–what-is-it-
  • https://www.dentsplysirona.com/en/products/cad-cam/dental-practice.html
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