Restore Stained & Yellowed Teeth
Yellow, dark, or stained teeth don’t have to make you feel self-conscious about your smile in Covington. At Cornerstone Dentistry, Dr. Keleigh Lascari offers convenient and affordable take-home whitening, allowing you to get professional-grade results in the comfort of your own home. Learn more below, or contact us now to schedule a consultation today.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Understanding The Basics
Botox is obtained from the botulinum toxin. This is a very powerful toxic substance, but when it’s properly processed and used in Botox, it’s inert and completely safe. When injected into the face, Botox is able to selectively paralyze some of the facial muscles.
This causes the muscles and the surrounding tissue to relax, which helps smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Botox is often used on the forehead and neck, but can be administered almost anywhere on the face, depending on your particular needs.
Why Would I Get Botox
From My Dentist?
There are a few great reasons to get Botox at the dentist. First, Dr. Keleigh Lascari is an expert when it comes to the muscles and structures of the face. Dentists learn a lot about facial anatomy during dental school, so Dr. Lascari is able to use this expert knowledge to deliver customized care.
Getting Botox at the dentist is also very convenient. You can get Botox as part of a six-month teeth cleaning and oral exam, which means you won’t have to spend more time driving across town to another office just for Botox treatment.
You can also get other cosmetic dentistry treatments that help you feel more confident about your appearance at your dentist, such as teeth whitening to reverse staining and yellowing, which makes you look younger.
Treatment For Jaw Pain
Botox For TMJ/TMD
Botox is sometimes used to treat TMJ/TMD (Temporomandibular joint disorder). This disorder occurs when the temporomandibular joints, which connect the jaw to the skull, become inflamed due to trauma, overuse, disease, or another such issue.
TMJ/TMD can result in painful clicking and locking of the jaw, radiating facial pain, difficulty chewing, and other negative consequences. Botox is used as a treatment for TMJ/TMD. Botox can selectively paralyze the facial muscles, which can help with teeth clenching and grinding, relax the joint, and allow the area to heal. For more information, contact Dr. Lascari for a TMJ/TMD assessment.
What to expect
The Take-Home Teeth Whitening Process
At our office, Dr. Keleigh Lascari specializes in custom, take-home teeth whitening, which lets you treat yourself in the comfort of your own home, even if you have a busy schedule. After you’re approved for teeth whitening, you’ll come into Cornerstone Dentistry for a quick appointment.
At this appointment, Dr. Lascari will clean your teeth and take impressions of your smile. This information will be sent to our partner dental lab, where a set of plastic trays will be built. These whitening trays will fit around your teeth perfectly, ensuring that you get the best possible results.
Once your trays arrive at our office, you’ll come in and pick them up. Dr. Lascari will give you instructions on how to whiten your teeth, as well as a set of professional-grade whitening products.
Then, you’ll follow Dr. Lascari’s instructions and whiten your teeth at home on your own schedule. You’ll usually wear them for about an hour a day for two weeks. It’s just that simple, and you’ll be able to get professional-grade results from the comfort of your own home.
Of Teeth Whitening
The most important benefit of teeth whitening is that it makes you feel better about your appearance. Stained and yellow teeth may make you feel bad about how you look, but with teeth whitening, you can feel proud of your smile once again.
Yellow or stained teeth may make you look older than you really are, so teeth whitening also rejuvenates your appearance and makes you look younger.
Not only that, but teeth whitening is also very affordable and it’s totally non-invasive. If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry in Covington but you’re not ready to commit to a treatment like veneers, teeth whitening is a fantastic way to improve your smile.
Take-home whitening, in particular, has another benefit. Because you treat yourself gradually over the period of a few weeks, your treatment will be more subtle, and it will be less obvious that you have had your teeth whitened.