How do I whiten my teeth? The first step.

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There are so many ways to brighten your smile but the least expensive and the most conservative way is to whiten your teeth. So what is the first step? I would recommend measuring where you’re at before you start. If I may explain. Have you ever been on a diet? How do you know if it’s working? You measure. Before you start on the diet, you jump on the scale. And as time progresses with your diet, you jump on the scale to check if the pounds are coming off. How often do you jump on the scale? Every other day? Once a week? Before you start your diet, how many pounds are you hoping to loose? How many pounds … Continue reading →


Female patient in deltal office receiving dental filling drying procedure.

5 Things to Know About Teeth Whitening 1. There are many effective methods Today’s tooth bleaching materials are composed primarily of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Many whitening techniques have proven to be effective, although results vary depending on type of stain, type of bleaching product and other factors. 2. Different shades yield different results Certain stains respond better to bleaching than others. Whitening products work the best on teeth with yellowish color. Brown staining doesn’t respond quite as well. Teeth with a grayish or purple color are typically the most difficult to whiten. 3. You’ll repeat the process Tooth whitening is not permanent. Depending the foods and beverages you consume, the shade will begin to fade in as … Continue reading →

Tooth Whitening – We have an app for that.

Tooth Whitening – We have an app for that. . . . chuckle . . . Ok, an App for tooth whitening may be a little silly, but we at Seasons of Smiles Dental take tooth whitening very seriously. I feel that we offer the best tooth whitening system for our patients.  I think I can safely say that I have seen just about everything that is being offered. Let’s talk about a few of the systems out there. One popular method of tooth whitening promoted through the years is Zoom tooth whitening system.  I remember back in 1999, the first time I was introduced to Zoom.  It was during some continuing education in Colorado where we went to as … Continue reading →

When Crest Whitestrips are a mistake.

Central incisor showing translucency.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of Crest products. My personal favorite toothpaste is Crest ProHealth, the regular version. I just love the taste.  I’m also a big fan of their ProHealth mouth rinse. In the office we have Listerine mouth rinse and Crest ProHealth mouthrinse.  When I’ve had onion or garlic for lunch, and I want to blister my breath with something strong, I will reach for the Listerine.  But in general, I prefer Crest’s ProHealth mouth rinse.  It has a much nicer flavor. So what about Whitestrips? The first time I saw Crest Whitestrips was at Yankee Dental a few years back, a yearly Dental Convention that is held in Boston. I just had a bad feeling … Continue reading →