Cosmetic Dentistry – A New Solution to the Problem of Discolored Teeth in Cedar Rapids, IA

November, 2013 by Alma Abell

Years ago, those who had teeth that were misshapen, broken, discolored or otherwise less than ideal, had very few remedial actions open to them. Few people in the area had even heard of cosmetic dentistry, Cedar Rapids IA was not a mecca for dental splendour, neither was anywhere else except perhaps, Hollywood itself.

All too often, teeth were extracted if they became troublesome and, for those who could afford it, dentures were worn in order for the wearer to be able to eat properly.

Tooth technology comes to the rescue!

Nowadays, technology has moved on in almost every aspect of our lives and dentistry is certainly one area where a lot of research and improvement has taken place. I’m no dentist but I do fight an on-going battle with discoloration of my teeth so you can imagine just how interested I became when I read about a treatment that could fix that, not for a day or a week but for years and years!

Teeth become discoloured for many reasons, including:

* Drinking certain liquids, including the ones we all love to drink such as coffee, tea and red wine.

* Lack of regular, effective brushing.

* Smoking tobacco

Some of these are easy to rectify, e.g. don’t smoke, it isn’t just your teeth it wrecks, but others take a bit more thinking about. You could argue that drinking coffee and red wine are hardly mortal sins, as unlike smoking, they don’t adversely affect other people, but they do have a devastating effect on the colour of your teeth.

The rise and rise of the teeth whitening industry!

Teeth whitening has been around for many years and you see examples of it every day. Just switch on the TV or open a magazine and see examples of teeth whitening in action. Do all those celebrities have really good dental hygiene routines and spend hours every day brushing their teeth with some super whitening toothpaste? Of course not. They have, almost certainly, visited a dentist and undergone some kind of teeth whitening treatment.

Now, it’s our turn. The treatment that I mentioned earlier is a bit different. It caught my eye not only because the “before and after” photographs were very impressive but because they were of ordinary people, not models or celebrities. I instantly associated with them, those teeth were just like mine – not perfect, not completely white, just ordinary teeth in an ordinary mouth.

No pain, plenty of gain!

The thing that really blew me away was that the treatment used to achieve this startling transformation involved no pain, (big tick for that), no unpleasant preparatory work, and only took a couple of hours to apply. It involves replacing the enamel that gives our teeth their color and it is the result of years of research.

Get onto Google and search for “cosmetic dentistry Cedar Rapids IA” and you will find out everything you need to know.
Dr Adrian Rehak, an established dentist in Cedar Rapids offers a comprehensive teeth whitening service.

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