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By Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
January 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

How Can I Make My Smile Look Better? How to renew your smile with a whitening treatment.

When you smile, people stare at you. You begin to feel self-conscious because your teeth are yellow and stained from all of the coffee you drink. You want to do something about it, but you’re not sure what treatment might be best for you. It’s time to call the professionals Teeth Whiteningat Kahala Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Honolulu, Hawaii. They can tell you how to renew your smile with dental whitening treatments.

Your teeth can become faded and yellow for a number of reasons, but the main reason is aging. As the years go by, your tooth enamel thins and becomes more transparent, allowing you to see through to the layer underneath, called dentin. Dentin is normally yellow in color, but as you age, it becomes darker. This is why your teeth will appear darker and more yellow as you get older.

Whitening products you can buy in the store including toothpastes, mouth rinses and whitening strips typically remove only surface stains, and the effect doesn’t last very long.

The professionals at Kahala Cosmetic and Family Dentistry have a more permanent solution to renew your smile. A professional dental whitening treatment may be just what you need to bring back your dazzling smile.

In addition to age-related discoloration, professional whitening treatments can help to fix minor cosmetic problems such as staining from:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking coffee or tea
  • Drinking red wine
  • Eating highly pigmented foods like berries

Whitening treatments available at Kahala Cosmetic and Family Dentistry include both in-office and take-home treatments. For in-office whitening, a bleaching gel is applied to your teeth and then treated with a high-tech light system. For take-home treatments, you will receive a custom-made tray designed just for you, and bleaching gel which you place in the tray and wear for short periods when it’s convenient for you.

If you want to explore dental whitening treatments and see what they can do to renew and enhance the beauty of your smile, call the experts at Kahala Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Honolulu, Hawaii. They are here to help you get the smile you deserve. Call today and be brighter tomorrow!

By Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
November 25, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Cosmetic dentistry is dedicated to improving the aesthetics of your teeth and making you feel more comfortable with your smile. Aimed at whitening, straightening, and reshaping the appearance of your teeth, cosmetic dental treatments can lead to an immediate boost in Cosmetic Dentistryyour confidence and pride.

There are many reasons you might want to alter the appearance of your teeth and reshape your smile. Whatever your needs, our experienced dentists at Kahala Cosmetic and General Dentistry, , Jason C. Ako, D.D.S. can help you find a solution in our convenient and comfortable Honolulu dental office.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You

Whiten your teeth: Professional whitening treatments can remove stains and lighten the shade of your teeth more safely than do-it-yourself kits. Our dentists can help you get your teeth to the shade you want while avoiding painful complications or uneven results.

Cover unsightly teeth: Veneers are created from composite or porcelain material in your desired shade of white, shaped to your preference, and bonded to the natural teeth to immediately improve their appearance. Veneers are often used to cover crooked, stained, decayed, gapped, or chipped teeth.

Straighten crooked teeth: Orthodontic solutions can help straighten crowded teeth or close gaps. Options include traditional braces or Invisalign, a treatment that uses clear trays to shift the teeth without the use of visible metal brackets. Depending on your needs, alternative treatments such as veneers or bonding may be an option to make your teeth appear straight more quickly.

Change the shape of your teeth: Cosmetic contouring removes small amounts of enamel, while bonding adds tooth-colored material to your natural teeth. Both approaches are used to make slight alterations in the shape of your teeth, and help reduce the appearance of jagged edges or teeth that are slightly chipped or crooked.

Restore decayed or missing teeth: Crowns fabricated from tooth-colored porcelain can be placed over severely decayed teeth after treatment. If you have missing teeth, implants or dentures can restore your smile and help you take pride in your appearance once again.

Honolulu Cosmetic Dentist

Kahala Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Jason C. Ako, D.D.S. is your source for cosmetic and general dental treatments in Honolulu, HI. To learn how our dentists can help solve your worries, request your appointment online or call (808) 734-6022 today! Our knowledgeable dental staff will help you get the results you want and deserve.