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Common Questions

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1 . Do over-the-counter bleaching products work?
There is some evidence that over-the-counter bleaching products do whiten teeth, however the majority of patients are disappointed with the over counter bleach products. Supervision by your dentist is always the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.

2 . What are porcelain veneers and why are they used?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic material which are bonded to the front of the teeth. This procedure can be an ideal choice for a brighter, younger, more beautiful smile.

3 . What can be done for ulcers or canker sores in the mouth?
Ulcers are very difficult to treat. Our office provides treatments that can lessen the pain and speed recovery. Ulcers will generally diminish and disappear in 7-10 days.

4 . Are there any alternatives to dentures?
Dentures are no longer the only way to restore a mouth that has few or no restorable teeth. Strategically placed supports, or implants, can now be used to support permanently cemented bridges, and can bring back the “feel” of real teeth. Dental implants are becoming the alternative of choice to dentures, but not everyone is a candidate for implants. Call Breton Gardens for a free consult.

5 . Are silver fillings, fluoride or x-rays, a danger to my health? What are the alternatives?
Dental amalgam, or silver filling material, is a mixture of mercury, and an alloy of silver, tin and copper. The release of mercury in silver fillings is so small that it is much less than what patients are exposed to in food, air and water. There are, however, other materials that can be used for restorations. These include gold, porcelain, and composite resins. Composite resins are tooth colored fillings that strengthen the teeth and give a youthful appearance.

Fluoride is a compound of the element fluorine, which is found universally throughout nature in water, soil, air and in most foods. Fluoride is absorbed easily into the tooth enamel, especially in children's growing teeth. Once teeth are developed, fluoride makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage is visible.

Radiographs, or x-rays, help your dentist determine the presence or degree of periodontal disease, abscesses, and many abnormal growths such as cysts and tumors. They can help pinpoint the location of cavities and other signs of disease that may not be possible to detect through a visual examination. All health care providers are sensitive to patients' concerns about exposure to radiation. Your dentist has been trained to prescribe radiographs when they are appropriate and to tailor the radiograph schedule to your individual needs. By using state-of-the-art technology, such as digital radiography, and by staying knowledgeable about recent advances, your dentist knows which techniques, procedures and X-ray films can minimize your exposure to radiation.

6 . What are dental implants and how do they work?
Dental implants are substitutes for natural tooth roots and rely on the jawbone for support. Strategically placed implants can now be used to support permanently cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. Implants work and feel like natural teeth.


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ADDRESS & PHONE
4144 Breton Road SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
P: 616.455.0720
F: 616.455.0815
ADVANCED TREATMENTS
:: Whitening - Brighten your smile
:: Porcelain Veneers - A perfect smile
:: Oraqix - needle free anesthetic
:: Digital Xrays - 70% less radiation
:: Sleep Apnea Appliances
:: E-MAX - same day crown

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