Prevention and Treatment of Halitosis

Prevention and Treatment of Halitosis

by drrapisarda
Bad breath (halitosis) is embarrassing and can cause you to feel self-conscious and hesitant to talk or even get close to others.

Millions of people are affected by halitosis and are taking ineffective measures to treat it. For example, most people try to stop bad breath with mouthwash, which only masks the problem for a short period of time.

Bad breath, or halitosis, is often caused by poor oral health or eating habits, but may also be attributed to other health conditions such as gum disease. In order to understand how to prevent it, it’s best to understand what causes bad breath.

What Causes Bad Breath?

Poor dental hygiene is a major contributor to bad breath. When you eat, food particles stay in the mouth. If you don’t brush and floss regularly, those particles linger, attracting foul-smelling bacteria.

Other causes include:

  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Poorly fitting or improperly cleaned dental appliances
  • Tooth decay
  • Persistent dry mouth (xerostomia), often caused by medication or mouth breathing
  • Respiratory or sinus infections
  • Liver or kidney problems
  • Diabetes
  • Acid reflux
  • Diet high in protein or dairy
  • High alcohol or caffeine consumption

If you are experiencing persistent bad breath, it may be a warning sign of something more serious. For example, halitosis may be an indicator of gum disease or tooth decay.

When plaque remains on the teeth due to inadequate brushing and flossing, it can eat away at the structure of the tooth and gums. Left untreated, it can cause gum disease (periodontitis). Periodontitis can damage the gums and jawbone and even result in tooth loss.

How Do I Prevent Bad Breath?

To prevent bad breath, you should always maintain a proper dental hygiene routine. Brush your teeth and any dental work twice a day and floss daily to get rid of bacteria and food particles in the mouth. In addition, you should see your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.

Other tips to preventing bad breath include:

  • Drink lots of water. Try to drink at least eight glasses of water per day.
  • Adjust your diet. Cut back on fatty foods and dairy and reduce your intake of alcohol and caffeine.
  • Quit smoking. Smoking is bad for all aspects of your health and contributes to bad breath.
  • Switch medications. If your prescriptions are drying out your mouth, try switching, if possible.

When To See A Dentist

If you’re taking all the measures to prevent bad breath and you’re still experiencing it, you can seek treatment. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Robert Rapisarda will look for the underlying cause of the problem and fully examine your teeth and gums.

If your halitosis is caused by dental issues such as tooth decay or gum disease, Dr. Rapisarda will evaluate your teeth and overall oral health and make recommendations for dental work with you, such as the placement of dental crowns.

If you are worried about bad breath and want to learn more about how our dental practice can help restore your oral health and your confidence, please contact us today.


The Uses and Benefits of Dental Mouth Guards

by Robert Rapisarda
Many patients think of mouth guards as a bulky piece of sports equipment that can be picked up over the counter at any sporting goods store. So Worcester cosmetic dentist Robert Rapisarda’s patients are often surprised when he recommends the use of a dental mouth guard. However, a dental mouth guard, especially one custom-made for the patient’s mouth, can actually be very useful in addressing a number of dental and health concerns. For patients in Worcester, dental mouth guards can provide protection and alleviate the symptoms of bruxism, TMJ disorder, and sleep apnea.

Protection: There is a reason that patients think of mouth guards as a piece of sporting equipment. While there are many uses for dental mouth guards, protection during sporting events remains their most common. However, many athletes use store-bought mouth guards. Custom-made dental mouth guards can provide a more comfortable fit and superior protection for athletes who play contact sports, as well as those participating in leisurely activities such as swimming, cycling, skateboarding, etc.

Bruxism: Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding. Teeth grinding can cause significant damage to the teeth. For many patients in Worcester, dental crowns may be necessary to repair damage and restore strength to teeth that have been weakened by teeth grinding. A dental mouth guard is recommended to patients who show signs of bruxism; the guard will prevent teeth grinding while patients sleep.

TMJ Disorder: TMJ disorder is another painful oral health condition that may be treated with a dental mouth guard. There are many possible causes of TMJ, one of which is a misalignment of the teeth. A dental mouth guard is a conservative method of keeping the teeth properly aligned while a patient sleeps. For patients with mild TMJ symptoms a dental mouth guard may be able to alleviate the discomfort of TMJ.

Sleep Apnea: Known more as a medical condition than an oral health problem, patients with sleep apnea may also benefit from the use of a dental mouth guard or splint. Wearing a dental mouth guard at night can align the teeth and jaw and open up the airways so that unobstructed breathing is possible.

Benefits of Dental Mouth Guards

The treatment and protective benefits of dental mouth guards include:

  • Avoidance of teeth, mouth, and lip injuries during sporting events
  • Prevention of teeth grinding and the tooth damage it can cause
  • Relief from the painful symptoms of TMJ disorder, including headaches and sore jaw muscles
  • A restful night’s sleep for patients with sleep apnea

Aside from the treatment benefits of dental mouth guards, custom-made mouth guards provided by Dr. Rapisarda provide patients with these additional benefits:

  • Close and customized fit
  • Superior comfort
  • An absence of odor or taste that many patients experience with store bought mouth guards
  • Durability

Schedule an Appointment

Patients who are suffering from bruxism, TMJ disorder, or sleep apnea may be good candidates for a dental mouth guard. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Rapisarda to have a custom-made dental mouth guard made. Dr. Rapisarda offers dental mouth guards that are superior in both fit and quality.

What You Should Know About Full Mouth Reconstruction

What You Should Know About Full Mouth Reconstruction

by Robert Rapisarda

When a person has a serious dental health issue, dentists have plenty of ways to address those needs. Often times, people suffer from multiple dental health problems, requiring numerous treatments to enhance overall dental health. That is where a full mouth reconstruction can be especially helpful.

The team here at our Worcester cosmetic dentistry center would like to take a few moments right now to go over the basics of full mouth reconstruction treatment so that you know what to expect from the treatment process.

What is a full mouth reconstruction?

A full mouth reconstruction refers to a combination of multiple dental care treatments that are performed in order to address multiple dental health issues. In general, these mouth reconstruction procedures will tackle the most serious problems first and then move on to less pressing dental health issues. When you visit our cosmetic laser dentistry center in Barre, we will customize a mouth reconstruction procedure in order to meet your unique needs.

Ideal Candidates for a Full Mouth Reconstruction

The best candidates for full mouth reconstruction treatment are people who suffer from multiple dental health issues at the same time. In many cases these health problems are ones that have not be addressed for years, meaning that extensive dental therapies will be required.

Below are just a few treatment options that are commonly included in full mouth reconstructions.

Treatments for Tooth Decay and Tooth Damage

Tooth decay can weaken teeth in varying degrees and lead to major discomfort when eating even soft foods. When you meet with a skilled Barre cosmetic laser dentist, you’ll be able to find out if dental fillings, inlays, onlays, or dental crowns will be ideal for you and your needs.

Treatments for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can cause a number of problems, including issues with eating certain foods and gradual misalignment of the remaining teeth. While removable dental bridges and dentures are excellent options to consider, many patients are greatly helped by getting Worcester dental implants surgically placed in order to hold these dental appliances in place.

Treatments for Gum Disease and Soft Tissue Problems

Gum disease is a serious issue that can affect the overall health and appearance of your smile. This is especially true if the gum disease progresses beyond gingivitis to periodontitis or advanced periodontitis. By undergoing gum disease treatment, patients will be able to improve their overall dental health in a dramatic way.

Additional Options for Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatments

In addition to addressing problems with the structure of the teeth and gums, full mouth reconstruction can also address issues related to the jaw joint (TMJ disorder treatment), the alignment of the teeth (orthodontics), the interior tissues of the teeth (root canal), and even the soft palate and nasal passages (snoring and sleep apnea). We can go over all of your options for advanced dental care during your visit to our practice.

Schedule a Dental Visit at Our Practice Today

For more information about full mouth reconstruction and your many other options for enhancing your dental health, be sure to contact our Barre cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health.

How Instant Orthodontics Can Transform Your Smile

How Instant Orthodontics Can Transform Your Smile

by Robert Rapisarda
Getting a great-looking smile is a common dream, probably because few people are actually born with a perfect smile. When you meet with a skilled Worcester cosmetic dentist, you can learn about many different options for smile makeover treatment that can make you look your absolute best. One such treatment that may be on the table is instant orthodontics. It’s not orthodontic care per se, but actually the use of porcelain veneers to achieve results that are comparable to orthodontic treatment.

Our team would like to look at the basics regarding instant orthodontics so you have basic understanding of what to expect and what can be achieved.

About Porcelain Dental Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are affixed to the front facing parts of a person’s teeth. When in place, the porcelain veneers are able to mask aesthetic imperfections and give people beautiful, flawless smiles.

The dental veneers are semi-translucent just like the natural structure of your teeth, meaning that when they are in place, natural and artificial light will affect the veneers just as it would your normal teeth. In addition, the porcelain veneers are stain resistant, meaning long-lasting smile makeover results.

Dental Problems That Porcelain Dental Veneers Can Address

At our laser dentistry center serving Springfield, we often use porcelain veneers to address the following common dental problems:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Severely stained teeth

Best Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people who have cosmetic problems with their smiles rather than major dental health issues. These people should be in otherwise good dental health and have realistic expectations about the procedure and what it can achieve.

When you meet with a skilled cosmetic dentist serving Barre and Worcester, you will be able to find out if porcelain veneers or an alternative treatment is right for you and your needs.

The Porcelain Veneers Procedure

During the porcelain veneers procedure, a small amount of tooth structure from the front of the teeth will need to be removed. This is simply done in order to accommodate the porcelain veneers, and the amount of removed tooth structure will generally be a fraction of a millimeter.

Once the tooth is prepped, an impression of the tooth will be made from which the permanent porcelain veneer will be crafted. When the veneer is ready, it will be carefully checked to ensure color match and proper fit before being adhered in place.

Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers

While porcelain veneers are a great way for many people to get beautiful smiles, there are plenty of other options to consider for achieving the perfect smile, including Worcester teeth whitening, dental crowns, and actual orthodontic care. We will be more than happy to discuss all of these in greater detail during your visit to the practice.

Learn More About Advanced Smile Makeover Treatments

For more information about all of your options for smile makeover treatment, be sure to contact our Barre cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve excellent dental health and a beautiful smile as well.

The Differences between Inlays and Onlays

The Differences between Inlays and Onlays

by drrapisarda
At Dr. Robert Rapisarda’s Worcester cosmetic dentistry practice, we can replace old, metal dental fillings with tooth-colored inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays are tooth-colored fabrications used to restore the look of your teeth, while also adding strength and correcting damage. Though inlays and onlays are used to repair rear teeth damaged by tooth decay or injury, the type of restoration that is placed will depend on the amount of damage sustained by the tooth. Read this overview to understand the difference between the two treatments. We welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rapisarda to determine which treatment is best suited to your needs.

What Are Inlays and What Are They Used to Treat?

Inlays are a tooth-colored dental fabrication used to treat dental cavities or replace old dental fillings. They can be made of porcelain or composite resin. Though gold inlays are available, most people choose tooth-colored materials for a flawless finish. Inlays are different from onlays in that they are used to treat smaller areas of decay and damage within the cusps of the teeth.

Inlay treatment generally requires two dental visits, as each inlay is custom-made from an impression of the tooth. During the first dental visit, an impression is taken and sent to a dental lab. A temporary inlay is placed while waiting for the lab to custom-make the inlay. Once the inlay is complete, a second dental visit will be scheduled to permanently place the inlay and complete the treatment process.

What Are Onlays and What Are They Used to Treat?

Like inlays, onlays are used to treat dental cavities and damage; onlays are also called partial crowns. They too are made of tooth-colored materials. Gold is another material that can be used to make onlays, but gold is not as popular do to its tendency to stand out in a white tooth. Onlays differ from inlays in the extent of damage, as well as the area they are designed to treat. Onlays are used when damage extends beyond one or more cusps. They can be used for major cavities or to repair chipped or broken teeth.

The treatment process for the placement of onlays typically requires two dental visits. As with inlays, an impression must be made of the treated tooth. The impression is sent to a dental lab where the onlay is custom-made. Once finished, the onlay will be placed and bonded to the tooth at a second dental visit.

Alternative Restorative Treatments

If your teeth are too damaged for inlays or onlays, don’t despair. There are alternative restorative treatments available. Some alternatives for damaged or missing teeth include porcelain dental crowns and dental implants. Porcelain crowns are a wonderful treatment to restore the strength of a severely damaged tooth while also restoring the appearance. For our patients in Worcester, dental implants are a great option to permanently replace missing teeth.

Schedule a Consultation

You can have a gorgeous, flawless smile and the confidence a beautiful smile brings. We welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rapisarda for your personalized treatment plan.

Smile Makeover Candidate

Are You a Smile Makeover Candidate?

by Robert Rapisarda
When it comes to having a smile that looks its absolute best, you have a lot of options to consider. There are plenty of treatments that will be able to meet your needs, whether they’re advanced therapies or simple touch-ups. When you meet with a Worcester cosmetic dentist for a consultation, all of your options for advanced aesthetic care can be addressed in great detail. We’d like to take this opportunity to look at the smile makeover process so you understand who would best be served by this excellent treatment option.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover refers to a combination of different cosmetic dentistry treatments performed in order to achieve a comprehensive enhancement of the overall appearance of a person’s smile. Any dental health problems will be addressed as well. We should note that when a patient has severe dental problems that need to be addressed rather than cosmetic issues, the treatment is usually referred to as a full mouth reconstruction instead. There is some crossover between the two, however, especially since a healthy smile looks great too.

When you meet the team at our advanced laser and cosmetic dentistry center in Barre, we’ll determine which combination of procedures will be able to address your aesthetic needs. Below is just a basic rundown of who the best candidates are for smile makeover treatment.

Smile Makeovers for Tooth Discoloration

When you have teeth that are stained or discolored, there are plenty of options for improving the whiteness of your smile. Generally we’ll first look into Worcester teeth whitening, which can bleach a smile several shades in just a single visit. If teeth whitening is not ideal, tooth bonding or porcelain veneers may prove more effective.

Smile Makeovers for Minor Tooth Damage

If you have teeth that are just a little chipped or cracked, a great option to consider is a porcelain veneer, a thin ceramic shell that will mask a chip or crack from view. In other cases, tooth bonding may be more effective since the dental resin can simply be painted onto the surface of the tooth.

Smile Makeovers for Gum Contouring Issues

Many people take for granted the appearance of the gums when it comes to smile aesthetics. But when you meet with a dedicated cosmetic and restorative dentist in Barre, the health and appearance of the gums will always be taken into account. We have multiple treatments for rebuilding a receding gumline as well as reduce gumlines that are too prominent.

Smile Makeovers for Crooked or Misaligned Teeth

If you have teeth that are slightly uneven or misaligned, a porcelain veneer might be all you need to leave you looking your absolute best. That said, porcelain veneers are purely cosmetic in nature, so more serious tooth misalignments will need to be addressed through orthodontic care. We’ll be sure to consider the latter seriously since proper tooth alignment can greatly reduce the chances of serious dental problems in the future.

Learn More About Advanced Dental Care Treatments

For more information about advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry, be sure to contact our Barre cosmetic dental care center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve a great-looking smile and the best possible dental health.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

by Robert Rapisarda
Dental technology has made major progress over the years, allowing dental care professionals to deliver state-of-the-art care that was never possible before. As x-rays go digital and dental lab services are starting to move on-site in compact milling units, it may not come as a shock that lasers are playing a more integral role in delivering advanced dental care. Yet many patients have misconceptions concerning the role of lasers at the dentist’s office.

The team at our Barre and Worcester cosmetic dentistry center would like to take a look at the basics and the benefits of laser dentistry treatment right now. You may be surprised at all laser dentistry can do for you.

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry refers to the use of lasers at a dental practice. When you visit our laser and cosmetic dentistry practice in Barre, MA, we will be more than happy to discuss all of the laser technology we use.

Applications for Laser Dentistry

Lasers can be used for many different kinds of procedures, including diagnostic care, hard tissue treatment, soft tissue treatment, and enhanced dental bleaching. You’ll see from the following advantages of laser dentistry that these applications can greatly enhance your overall dental health as well as the appearance of your smile.

Advantage: Improved Care

When it comes to Worcester teeth whitening, many bleaching systems are enhanced thanks to the use of laser light. This laser light technology helps activate deep-penetrating whitening agents, making your smile brighter than ever before. These professional teeth whitening treatments are far more effective than the whitening kits that you can buy over the counter.

Advantage: Enhanced Soft Tissue Treatments

In the past, scalpels were the norm for addressing gums and other soft tissues in the mouth. Lasers allow for greater accuracy during the treatment of soft tissues. What’s more, lasers cauterize as they cut, meaning less pain and bleeding for patients, as well as improved recovery experience. This all means quicker healing times and less need for anesthetic.

Advantage: Enhanced Hard Tissue Treatments

If you’re getting a cavity filled or having major restoration work done, you probably won’t be seeing the drill anytime soon at a laser dentistry practice. Lasers are able to penetrate teeth and other hard tissues in the mouth just as well as soft tissues. And unlike drills, the lasers will produce no whirring sound and will not create heat from friction. This is thanks to the use of water in conjunction with the laser.

Advantage: Accurate Diagnosis

Lasers can also be used to detect cavities and the most minute bits of tooth decay. A safe laser light will bounce off the surfaces of your teeth in order to provide accurate information regarding the strength and structures of each individual tooth. Used in combination with advanced digital radiography, dentists are able to give patients the best and safest general and preventative care possible.

Learn More About Advanced Dental Care Treatment

For more information about laser dentistry and other state-of-the-art options for advanced dental care, we encourage you to contact our Barre cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health.

Dental Flaws and Cosmetic Bonding

Dental Flaws and Cosmetic Bonding

by drrapisarda
When we are consistent with our dental habits, we can usually maintain a healthy mouth, which is great. But, let’s face it; we want our smile to look good, too. The appearance of our smile is what shows to the outside world so, in many ways, it is just as important as our oral health. Just because a mouth is healthy, that doesn’t mean it is free of cosmetic flaws. When these flaws are present, Dr. Robert Rapisarda, a respected Worcester cosmetic dentist, uses dental bonding to correct imperfections and improve patients’ smiles.

When to Use Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic solution. Dental bonding is only used to correct flaws that affect the appearance of your smile. Dental bonding is not a solution for severe damage or tooth decay. Problems that directly affect a patient’s oral health will require restorative dental treatments. Dental bonding can be used to improve the color of a patient’s teeth as well as cover up minor cracks or chips. In some cases, bonding can be used to improve the shape of the teeth or make teeth appear straighter. There are two types of cosmetic bonding; direct composite bonding and adhesive bonding.

Direct Cosmetic Bonding

The term “dental bonding” usually refers to direct composite bonding. This is a procedure in which a composite material is applied directly to the teeth. This is a natural looking material (made to match your tooth color) that can be placed around the edges of the teeth to fill in gaps or build up any edges of the teeth that may have become worn down. The material can also be smoothed over the front surface of the tooth to cover staining, cracks, or chips. Direct cosmetic bonding is the ideal treatment for small areas of cosmetic flaws.

Adhesive Bonding

If you have cosmetic flaws that are more extensive, adhesive bonding is probably a more appropriate solution. Adhesive bonding uses a liquid bonding material to attach a restorative piece to the surface of the teeth. Adhesive bonding is most commonly used for porcelain veneers. As with direct bonding, adhesive bonding can improve your smile by covering up stains, discoloration, or injuries. Because porcelain veneers can be applied to numerous teeth at once, adhesive bonding is best for larger areas of cosmetic flaws.

Alternate Treatments

At Dr. Rapisarda’s practice, cosmetic bonding is just one of the treatments available for cosmetic issues. For our patients in Worcester, teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to enhance your smile. With professional teeth whitening, you can drastically brighten your smile and eliminate stains. For teeth that have severe aesthetic flaws, dental crowns may be the right solution. Depending on the amount of damage you need to correct, Dr. Rapisarda can recommend the best cosmetic treatment for you.

Schedule an Appointment

There are many quick and painless procedures that can greatly improve your smile. If you would like to restore your teeth to their natural beauty, schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Rapisarda to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

by Robert Rapisarda
We understand that going to the dentist can be intimidating – for some, it’s terrifying. For those who suffer from dental anxiety, we offer oral conscious sedation dentistry. We welcome you to schedule a consultation at the Worcester cosmetic dentistry practice of Dr. Robert Rapisarda to see if sedation dentistry is right for you.

What Is Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry?

Oral conscious sedation dentistry is a form of sedation dentistry administered orally. The sedative is given in a pill form about an hour before treatment. The amount of sedation depends on the dose given and can range from minimal to moderate sedation. In either case, oral conscious sedation puts patients in a relaxed state without being completely unconscious. Once the sedation wears off, many patients will have little to no memory of their dental procedure.

The amount of sedative given to the patient depends on the level of sedation desired. This is usually based on the degree of dental anxiety the patient suffers from. Minimal sedation is used for people with mild anxiety. Minimal sedation simply relaxes the patient while leaving them awake and more aware. Moderate sedation may be necessary if the patient suffers from more severe dental anxiety. With moderate sedation, the patient is still awake but will feel drowsier and will most likely not be able to remember the dental procedure.

Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Candidates for oral sedation typically suffer from dental anxiety. You may have dental anxiety if you experience any of the following:

  • Fear of going to the dentist. If your fear of the dentist is so severe that you have avoided seeing the dentist, you most likely have dental anxiety and would greatly benefit from sedation dentistry.
  • Feelings of uneasiness leading up to your dental visit. Sufferers of dental anxiety often begin to feel uneasy before a dental appointment, with feelings of uneasiness increasing as the appointment approaches.
  • Feeling stressed before or during a dental visit. Feeling stressed before and during a dental visit is another indicator of dental anxiety.
  • Feeling panicked or shortness of breath. Feelings of panic, including shortness of breath, are a common trait of dental anxiety.
  • Feeling increasingly nervous leading up to your dental examination. As with feelings of uneasiness, nervousness can increase as the dental visit approaches.
  • Feeling physically ill before a dental visit. Those with severe dental anxiety may feel physically ill before a dental visit.
  • Feeling like crying or actually crying at the thought of going to the dentist. In the most extreme cases of dental anxiety, sufferers may feel like crying or actually cry at even the thought of going to the dentist.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Robert Rapisarda

Don’t let dental anxiety prevent you from getting the care you need. With oral conscious sedation dentistry, you can stay relaxed and stress-free during your dental exam. Even if you don’t suffer from dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation dentistry can be used during your next dental procedure. For our Worcester dental implants patients, oral conscious sedation dentistry is a great option to ensure each stage of the treatment process is pleasant. Contact our offices today to see if oral conscious sedation dentistry is right for you.

KÖR Whitening

KÖR Whitening

by drrapisarda
One of the quickest and most cost effective ways to improve the aesthetic of your smile is teeth whitening. The natural aging process, normal wear of the teeth, and the consumption of certain beverages and food can all cause discoloration and staining to occur in the teeth’s enamel and dentin. Smoking and certain medications can also cause staining to occur in the teeth. It is not surprising, then, to learn that teeth whitening is one of the most popular dental treatments performed today. If your smile is not as brilliantly white as you would like, you may benefit from teeth whitening.

KÖR Whitening

While there is an abundance of choices when considering your teeth whitening options, including toothpaste, strips, and mouthwash, no teeth whitening treatment is as effective as the KÖR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System.

Teeth whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes cannot improve the color of the teeth. Indeed, these at home teeth whitening options are designed only to lighten superficial stains. Teeth whitening strips may provide more visible results, but can be difficult to apply and remove and are not able to whiten tetracycline-stained teeth. Another downside to these teeth whitening products is that they can take days or even weeks to produce even minimal results.

If you desire a bright, white smile with results that can be seen right away, KÖR Whitening may be an ideal solution. By utilizing the KÖR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System, Worcester cosmetic dentist Robert Rapisarda is able to provide his patients dazzling white teeth that are both healthy and natural looking. The aesthetic benefits of KÖR Whitening are seen immediately and are incredibly long lasting. Another advantage of KÖR Whitening is that there is little to no discomfort associated with this teeth whitening technique. For our patients in Worcester, teeth whitening through the KÖR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System provides a safe, effective, easy, and long-term way to achieve the dazzling white smile they deserve.

Tetracycline-Stained Teeth and KÖR Whitening

One of the biggest and most frustrating challenges in the world of teeth whitening has been tetracycline-stained teeth. When this antibiotic is administered during early childhood, permanent teeth can be affected by staining. Teeth that are affected by tetracycline may appear bright yellow, dark brown, or gray. Sadly, patients suffering from tetracycline-stained teeth have had to live with the embarrassment of yellow, brown, or gray teeth without a truly effective treatment. KÖR Whitening can remove staining that other whitening treatments are ineffective at removing, including staining caused by exposure to tetracycline. Indeed, the majority of our Worcester KÖR Whitening patients are able to achieve the bright, white smile they have always wanted using this teeth whitening technique.

Contact Our Worcester Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Today

If whitening and bleaching techniques were not effective at whitening your teeth, or if you have been told that your teeth are too dark for teeth whitening, you may be an ideal candidate for the KÖR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System. Through this teeth whitening technique, your teeth can become dramatically whiter than they were before treatment, with many of our Worcester patients achieving a lightening of 16 shades or more. To learn more about KÖR Whitening, or to schedule an examination, please contact Worcester cosmetic dentist Robert Rapisarda today.

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