Teeth Whitening – Enhance Your Smile | Riverside, CA

Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years and more often if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for tooth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

What does tooth whitening involve?

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks, depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit Dr. Gerald Middleton regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

To see what whitening can do for your smile, call Dr. Gerald Middleton at (951) 688-3442 to schedule an appointment or visit our website.

Dr. Gerald Middleton also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Lake Elsinore, and surrounding areas.

Beautiful Smiles are Created with Cosmetic Dentistry | Riverside, CA

Cosmetic dentistry can create the bright natural looking smile you deserve. Whether you are interested in a complete smile design, restoring chipped teeth or want to whiten, we can improve your smile. Cosmetic Dentistry is composed of several different types of dental procedures. Dr. Gerald Middleton DDS of Riverside, CA offers some information on the cosmetic procedures he offers.

Porcelain Veneers – Fingernail-thin shells are adhered to the front surface of the tooth. Veneers can fix several aesthetic problems with just one treatment.

Whitening – There are at home whitening kits and in office whitening treatments. At-home bleaching kits use carbamide peroxide solutions to oxidize and bleach your teeth.  In-office bleaching (also called chair side, light-activated or one-hour bleaching) uses hydrogen peroxide gels and a heat or light source; these treatments lighten your teeth by six to eight shades in one to three visits, and sometimes less.

ClearCorrect – With ClearCorrect, we can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth.

Inlays/Onlays – Inlays and onlays are frequently used to restore teeth that are severely damaged by decay or wear. They are usually applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth.

Whatever cosmetic procedure you are interested in, call Dr. Middleton and make an appointment to get that beautiful smile you have always dreamed of, 951-688-3442 or visit the website www.gmdental.com.

 

Tired of Stained Teeth? Whitening is the Answer | Riverside, CA

Are you tired of having yellow, stained teeth, despite your strict daily dental hygiene? You are not alone. There are millions of people suffering from the same problem. So if you brush, floss and visit your dentist regularly then why are your teeth still discolored? This happens because the outer layers of your teeth get stained over the years by consumption of beverages with caffeine, soda, wine and smoking. When these outside sources of staining are left to sit on the teeth all day until your next brushing, the dentin on your teeth becomes yellowish or darkened. The best way to help your stained discolored teeth is professional tooth whitening.

Contributing factors to yellowing, stained teeth:

  • Tetracycline based antibiotics used before the age of 8 years old
  • Excessive exposure to fluoride as a child
  • Internal  bleeding due to trauma
  • Discoloration due to a health condition
  • Natural aging- as time goes by enamel gets thinner and thinner and will get a yellowish hue
  • Soda
  • Wine
  • Smoking
  • Caffeine

Simple rules to live by to try and stop the yellowing process:

  • Visit your dentist regularly for teeth cleanings
  • Rinse your mouth out with water several times throughout the day
  • Use toothpaste with whitening agents

One of the best ways to whiten your teeth is to visit your dentist for professional tooth whitening. You deserve a beautiful white smile. Contact Dr. Gerald Middleton DDS of Riverside, CA 951-688-3442 or visit the website www.gmdental.com.

 

 

Cosmetic Dentistry in Riverside CA – Smile Makeover

Cosmetic dentistry can have several different meanings. To some it may be as simple as whitening their teeth or just changing their silver fillings to white, tooth-colored ones. Others may be completely unhappy with their smile and wish to make dramatic changes. With the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry virtually anyone’s smile can be made to dazzle.

Dr Gerald Middleton in Riverside California provides state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Call today to schedule a consulation: (951) 688-3442

cosmetic-dentistryACTUAL PATIENT RECONSTRUCTION

This patient came in so nervous about dentistry he almost left before we ever saw him. He was very embarrassed about his smile. We did a combination of veneers, bleaching, crowns and bonding, and put in a tooth colored filling to replace the silver filling.

Teeth Whitening – What Method Works Best?

Teeth Whitening:

Dr. Gerald Middleton provides Riverside, Corona, and nearby California cities with several methods to bleach or whiten teeth. Call for a free consultation to discuss which method is best for you (951) 688-3442.

The most popular and convenient method is with the Zoom whitening technique. This procedure is done in our office in about an hour. Our trained clinicians first place a protective barrier on the cheeks and gums. The Zoom whitening gel is then applied to the teeth. This gel is used with the Zoom light which together gently penetrates the surface of the teeth to break up stains and discolorations. During this time you can relax, watch a dvd or listen to music. The gel is applied for three 15 minute sessions for a total of 45 minutes to 1 hour. You then leave with your whiter, brighter smile.