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Professional Teeth Whitening for Optimum Results

Professional teeth whitening works and is less expensive compared to over the counter strips, gels, pastes, polishes, rinses, and trays, especially when you consider how much product you have to use to see results.

An experienced cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach may seem more expensive, but you will not have to use as much product. Professional teeth whitening is much safer as well.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Delray Beach

Cosmetic dentist Dr. George Sanchez and his team use custom made professional teeth whitening trays that allow for close monitoring. While chairside tooth whitening is another option that cosmetic dentists in Delray Beach use, it is not as safe as custom-made teeth whitening trays.

Safety First with Teeth Whitening

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To begin with, over the counter products do not contain as much active whitening ingredient, people often use too much or apply too often. Just like anything too much is never a good thing.

All too often too much tooth whitening causes sensitivity. In addition, over bleaching causes enamel damage. In this case teeth look chalky or blue.

Your Tooth Whitening Appointment

During your dental checkup in Delray Beach, Dr. George will examine your teeth. If your teeth are healthy, a mold or impression is made for your new custom-made trays. When your trays are ready, you will be given a prescription teeth-whitening gel that you will use according to Dr. George’s instructions. You will see results in 12 to 14 days with maximum whitening in 3 to 4 weeks.

If you follow Dr. George’s dental blog, you will remember that professional teeth whitening only work on natural teeth. If you have tooth colored fillings, porcelain veneers or any other type of restoration tooth whitening will not work.

Call for a Teeth Whitening Appointment

For more information regarding professional teeth whitening, call and schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach today.

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Porcelain Veneers Take Skill for an Accurate Fit

A bad Porcelain veneers take skill. From the first initial consultation to the final placement, porcelain veneers are best left to a skilled cosmetic dentist who is serious about continued education.

Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry are Not The Same

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Just because the American Dental Association doesn’t recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty doesn’t mean it isn’t one. Dentist’s fresh out of school probably won’t be adept at porcelain veneer placement unless they specialized in it while taking general dentistry classes in dental school.

A general dentist fills cavities, places dental crowns, builds bridges for missing teeth and probably places inlays and onlays. What most general dentists aren’t well adept at is porcelain veneer placement.

Porcelain Veneers Placement is Key

According to Delray Beach cosmetic dentist Dr. George Sanchez, improper veneer placement causes damage to other teeth. A bad cement causes problems for  adjoining teeth. Patient comfort is of the utmost importance and if a veneer is rough on the backside, it’s annoying.

Your Porcelain Veneers Consultation

During your scheduled consultation with Dr. George, an overall assessment will be conducted including digital photos and x-rays both before and after enamel removal. Because a portion of the tooth is removed for fit and placement, the veneer procedure is permanent.

After tooth preparation, Dr. George and his team will make a temporary veneer while your permanent one is manufactured, taking about two weeks.

When your new porcelain veneers are ready, the magic begins.

Your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist begins by checking your veneers for color and fit before cementing in place, finally curing with a light or laser to harden the bond.

With Dr. George’s help you are ready to show off your polished veneers to the world.

If you would like more information regarding porcelain veneers, call and schedule and appointment with Dr. George today.

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Inlays and Onlays instead of a Dental Crown

If your Delray Beach dentist wants to place a crown over a tooth with a small filling, it’s time to call Dr. George Dental. Getting a second opinion is always a good idea, especially when it comes to the overall structure of your tooth.

Inlays and onlays are the solution if your tooth doesn’t require a dental crown. 

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Inlays and Onlays or Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used to repair large damage in a tooth. Dentists in Delray use dental crowns to cover large fillings and to cap root canals. Cosmetic Dental Crowns are also used as an alternative to porcelain veneers.

Because dental crowns are made to fit over the top of your tooth, a portion of the structure is removed for a strong and secure fit. While dental crowns are strong, they are permanent. Cosmetic dental crowns also require more enamel and tooth removal than porcelain veneers.

Inlays and Onlays

In some cases, a dental crown isn’t necessary as these types or restorations work very well. Especially if you want to retain most of the natural tooth.

Dr. George Sanchez is an artist when it comes to repairing dental caries using tooth colored dental porcelain. Instead of removing the tooth’s structure to make way for a dental crown, your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist keeps the healthy part of the tooth intact, while repairing the damage with inlays and onlays.

Your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach, depending on the size of the damage, prefers dental inlays and onlays.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding and Inlays and Onlays

Because Dr. Sanchez is a trained and preferred Delray Beach cosmetic dentist, he has the experience to provide you with cosmetic dental bonding.

Like inlays and onlays, cosmetic dental bonding uses dental resin applied to the teeth. Cosmetic dental bonding is perfect for chips and cracks, and to make teeth longer.

Dental bonding is also used to fill small spaces between the teeth. Dental bonding is an excellent alternative to porcelain veneers. Inlays and onlays keep more of the tooth’s structure remains intact.

If you would like more information regarding dental crowns, cosmetic dental bonding or inlays and onlays in Delray Beach, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental today.

Women’s Oral Health is Different

Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, the title of a popular book written back in 1992, explained the difference between men and women. However, the differences between men and women’s oral health was not discussed.

According to Dr. George Sanchez, there are some things to consider when it comes to women’s oral health.

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Because women go through hormonal changes throughout their entire lives, women’s oral health is at risk.

Although good oral hygiene helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease, regular dental checkups with your Delray Beach dentist are also an essential part of women’s oral health care.

Puberty and Women’s Oral Health

When a girl starts puberty, hormones will go crazy causing gums to bleed, swell, and become red. In some cases, gums may get bigger because the hormones cause an overreaction to bacteria and plaque. Teenage girls in puberty may also experience mouth sores. While it is impossible to prevent puberty, good oral hygiene can help reduce the problems associated with it.

Women’s Oral Health and the Menstrual Cycle

Although most will not notice mouth changes before a period, hormones could be to blame if you suffer from mouth sores, bleeding gums and salivary glands that swell during this time. Over time these problems with stop along with your period. If they don’t, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Delray Beach.

Pregnant Women and Oral Health

Hormones are on overdrive when a woman is expecting a child. Pregnancy gingivitis is a huge problem with pregnant women. This type of gum disease causes sore, tender, red, and bleeding gums. This usually occurs between 2 and 8 months of the pregnancy.

Women’s Oral Health and Menopause

Women notice massive changes during menopause. Foods taste differently while sensitivity is heightened. Women in menopause also experience mouth burning. While it is a result of hormonal changes, other issues can occur.

Bone loss and dry mouth are a huge problem with menopausal women. Dry mouth occurs when you have a decrease in saliva flow putting you in the high-risk category for gum disease and tooth decay.

Dr. Sanchez recommends that women of all ages practice good oral hygiene habits including brushing twice and flossing once each day. Your Delray Beach dentist also recommends that you schedule additional dental appointments if you notice any of the above symptoms.

For more information regarding women’s oral health, call and schedule an appointment with your dentist in Delray Beach today.

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Chronic Bad Breath is Embarrassing for Everyone

Your Delray Beach dentist understands how embarrassing chronic bad breath can be for both the person suffering and the person who has to endure it.
A number of things cause chronic bad breath, with gum disease being number one on the list.

Gum Disease and Chronic Bad Breath

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Dr. George Sanchez explains that left over food particles convert to plaque, and just like food that is left out overnight, will begin to smell. Decomposing food stuck in your teeth is never pleasant and will eventually cause gum disease.

Bad oral hygiene is the main culprit when it comes to gingivitis and the more serious periodontal disease. If you are slack about brushing twice and flossing once a day, you are, number one, probably suffering from chronic halitosis, and, number two, dealing with gum disease.

Chronic Bad Breath Could Be a Sign

A dental checkup is the quickest way to determine if gum disease is the reason for your bad breath. Dr. George will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, and if you are given a clean bill of health, will probably recommend an appointment with your doctor as your chronic bad breath could be something else entirely.

According to the Mayo Clinic, chronic halitosis could be a sign of a metabolic disorder or even cancer. GERD or gastroesphageal reflux disease could also be the reason people are running away when you open your mouth.

Dry mouth, certain medications, smoking, and certain types of food can also cause bad breath. Mouth sores, tonsillitis, and bad sinuses also increase your risk. If your child has chronic bad breath, it could be from something stuck in their nose.

Schedule an Appointment to Be Sure

Chronic bad breath is serious. Schedule an appointment with your dentist in Delray Beach who can determine if your teeth and gums play a role in your halitosis.

Call for an appointment today.

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Dental Bridges When Implants Aren’t An Option

Although dental implants are the strongest replacement for missing teeth, not everyone is a good candidate.

According to your Delray Beach Dentist, Dr. George Sanchez, some people may require surgery, and although it is an option, some patients just don’t want to undergo a sinus lift or bone grafting. Thankfully, there are options for missing teeth, such as dental bridges, that don’t require surgery.

Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth

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Dr. George explains that a restorative dental bridge literally bridges the gaps left by the missing tooth.

Referred to as a pontic by the professionals, a dental bridge is kept in place by the teeth that lie on either side of the missing tooth. These are called abutment teeth. Pontics, or artificial teeth, are manufactured from gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal.

While there are four types of dental bridges, tradition, Maryland, cantilever, and implant support dental bridges, traditional dental bridges are the most common.

Why You Need Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth affect the way you eat and how you talk. Missing teeth can also alter the shape of your face. Even a single lost tooth can change your bite and the way you smile. Your remaining teeth will also adjust to the missing space affecting your bite. This could cause problems with your jaw joints.

If you have a missing tooth, you probably are not getting the proper nutrition you need either. Because it’s tough to eat nutritious foods, such as a healthy salad or a juicy steak, you will not be getting the vitamins and minerals you need. If you have a missing tooth or teeth when was the last time you enjoyed a Granny Smith?

There is Always a Solution for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth cause problems for remaining teeth and gums. A lost tooth can also cause issues for the rest of your body, but there is always a solution. Whether you are the perfect candidate for dental implants, or would prefer a dental bridge, Dr. George and his team are ready to transform your smile.

If you would like more information regarding dental bridges or dental implants for missing teeth, call or click and schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. George Sanchez.

Your dentist in Delray Beach is ready to make you smile again. Call for a no obligation consultation today.

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3 Things to Avoid for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Healthy teeth and gums start with good oral hygiene habits. Those oral hygiene habits include brushing twice, flossing once each day and regular dental checkups with your dentist in Delray Beach.

Dr. George Sanchez explains that if you practice healthy oral habits you are well on your way to a beautiful smile. However, what most people tend to forget is that diet plays a huge role in the health of your teeth and gums.

Not All Healthy Foods are Healthy for Teeth and Gums

Dried Fruit and Teeth and Gums

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According to your Delray Beach dentist, that trail mix and bag of dried fruit may have helped your waistline, but your teeth are probably paying the price. Dried fruit is loaded with sugar and is sticky.

Those dried apricots, figs, prunes, raisins and other delicious dried fruits are stuck between your teeth making it impossible to remove.

If you snack on dried fruit at your desk all day without brushing or rinsing, your teeth and gums will pay the price.

Teeth and Gums Don’t Like Energy and Sports Drinks

As Dr. Sanchez explains, energy and sports drinks contain as much sugar as a can of soda. Sipping on sports and energy drinks all day, especially through a straw, is like soaking your teeth in a sugar bath. Energy and sports drinks are also carbonated. Teeth and gums aren’t a fan of carbonation, as the acid will eat away at the enamel on your teeth.

Instead of sports and energy drinks, opt for water. It’s better for you all the way around, especially when you consider the research that has been uncovered about the dangers of energy drinks.

Citrus Fruit and Teeth and Gums

Who doesn’t love a delicious juicy orange? While loaded with Vitamin C, oranges, limes, kiwi fruit, grapefruit, tangerines, and lemons are very acidic.

If you love your fresh fruit, enjoy as part of a larger meal. If you do eat it on its own, be sure to rinse thoroughly after enjoying. The same is true for fruit juice. Even if you are making your own juices, keep the citrus to a minimum.

If you would like more information regarding unhealthy and healthy foods for teeth and gums call now.

Your Delray Beach dentist is waiting for your call. Make it today.

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A Beautiful Deserving Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry will change your life. Dr George Sanchez believes that everyone deserves a beautiful smile providing patients and potential ones with cosmetic dental procedures that everyone can afford.

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From professional tooth whitening to porcelain veneers and dental implants, your dentist in Delray Beach is committed to your pearly whites. Consequently, you come out a winner.

You Don’t Have to Spend Your Life Savings On Cosmetic Dentistry

When you schedule an appointment with your Delray Beach dentist, all of your options will be discussed to determine how much you can and can’t afford. Thanks to today’s materials, cosmetic dentistry isn’t as expensive as it used to be. In addition, Dr. Sanchez makes it easy with affordable financing that won’t hurt your budget.

A Short Consultation Cosmetic Dentistry Constulation is All it Takes

Scheduling a short 10-minute chat with Dr. Sanchez allows you to discuss your dental wishes. You can also ask questions about the cosmetic dentistry procedure or treatments that you are considering.

Do some research before your appointment so that you can let Dr. George know what you would like your new smile to look like. During your short consultation, you can also schedule a full comprehensive dental examination that includes dental x-rays and also a 90-minute visit.

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions

If you are trying to save money on your smile, porcelain veneers may not be your best option. If your teeth are stained a deep cleaning or professional tooth whitening session may be all you may need.

For a chipped or cracked smile, Dr. George recommends cosmetic dental bonding for those on a budget. Although bonding won’t last as long as veneers, it will give you a natural and healthy smile.

Learn More About Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

If you would like to learn more about affordable dental solutions, call and schedule a 10-minute consultation with your dentist in Delray Beach. Your smile is your calling card; make sure yours is a good one.

Call for a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. George Sanchez today.

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Beautiful Teeth and Gums are Rarely Natural

When you see your favorite celebrities on television and in magazines, you are probably impressed by their teeth and gums and their beautiful white and bright smile.

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While some may have been born with those pearly whites, most have had some sort of cosmetic dental work.

From professional tooth whitening, the most popular cosmetic dental procedure on the planet, to porcelain veneers and dental implants, regular people just like you are opting for cosmetic dentistry to boost their confidence and self-esteem. Dr. George Sanchez is a cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach who can give you healthy teeth and gums and a beautiful Hollywood Smile.

My Teeth and Gums are Horrible and Can’t Be Fixed

Your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach has seen all sorts of smiles. Not only broken, crooked and stained teeth, but also bleeding gums and missing teeth. Every smile can be repaired. It just takes a talented dental team to do the work.

When you schedule an appointment with Dr. George and his team, your teeth and gums will be examined to determine what procedures would be best. If you have unhealthy teeth and gums, you’ll need to take care of those issues first if you are hoping for cosmetic dentistry.

What Procedures Would Dr. George Recommend for Teeth and Gums?

Every patient is different. That big Julie Roberts smile that you admire probably won’t suit your small and petite frame. Dr. George will help you find the perfect smile for your face shape, your teeth and gums and your personality.

If your teeth are in good shape but just need a bit of TLC, Dr. George may recommend professional tooth whitening. If you have chipped or crooked teeth, cosmetic dental bonding is a great option if you don’t want a permanent procedure such as porcelain veneers.

A beautiful smile is a phone call away. Call and schedule a no obligation consultation with your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist today.

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Professional Tooth Whitening Might Not Be Enough

If your smile isn’t as bright as it used to be, professional tooth whitening could be the answer. Professional tooth whitening can lighten your teeth up to ten shades, however, if you have dental restorations, such as porcelain veneers, no amount of whitening product will get them any brighter. People who try to whiten their restorations are just wasting money.

Tooth Whitening Won’t Work on Restorations

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Unfortunately, some people have spent hundreds of dollars on over the counter tooth whitening products because they were not informed that those products wouldn’t work on porcelain veneers or tooth colored fillings. Those strips, gels, pastes, and trays will not work on dental implants, inlays, onlays, crowns or cosmetic dental bonding either.

Repair Your Restorations for a New Smile

Restoration repair is the best way to give you your smile back. Porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and dental bonding will not last forever. Even artificial teeth on dental implants will not last for the rest of your life.

If your restorations are starting to look a bit dingy or they have cracks or chips, it is time to schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach. Dr. George Sanchez will recommend either a repair or replacement depending on the extent of the damage.

Porcelain Veneers Instead of Bonding

If you have cosmetic dental bonding, it can be replaced, or you can opt for porcelain veneers instead. Porcelain veneers are stronger than cosmetic bonding and last longer as well, but you must practice good oral hygiene habits. Dr. Sanchez is a preferred porcelain veneers provider who will determine if you and veneers are a good fit. Just be aware that unlike cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers are permanent.

For the best looking smile, you can’t go past your dentist in Delray Beach. Call or click for a no obligation tooth whitening or cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Sanchez today.