A Phoenix Cosmetic Dentist Answers Your Questions

Phoenix_Cosmetic_DentistSometimes, no matter how much we research answers about cosmetic dentistry, the only thing that will satisfy our desire to know more is an actual chat with a Phoenix cosmetic dentist.

Recently, Dr. Carol Ford, a top Phoenix cosmetic dentist, took the time to field questions submitted to her Facebook page. Here’s a sampling of her answers, which may be helpful to other people with similar questions.

Questions and Answers With Top Phoenix Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Carol Ford

Question #1: How can I know if veneers are a good fit for me?  – Sherry S.

The only way to be sure if veneers are a good choice for you is to have your mouth evaluated by a Phoenix cosmetic dentist who’s an expert in veneers. The way that your teeth fit together plays a huge role in the long-term success of your veneers.

Question #2: What does a smile makeover consist of?  – Hadya W.

A smile makeover starts by you and your expert Phoenix cosmetic dentist determining what exactly it is you want to change about your smile. Photographs and X-rays are taken to explore every angle of your smile, and your dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your tooth structure and bite relationship. Following this examination, your Phoenix cosmetic dentist will determine the best course of treatment to achieve your goals, taking into consideration your feedback at every step.

Question #3: What foods should I avoid to keep my teeth white?  – Willow S.

All foods that produce a natural or artificially dark color should be avoided. Red wine, berries, coffee and tea are a just a few of the culprits that can cause tooth staining.

Question #4: What can I do to get rid of tea and coffee stains on my teeth? – Kristine F.

Once the stains are there, having your teeth professionally polished at your Phoenix cosmetic dentist’s office is the best way to get them off.  Following that, I recommend use of a Sonicare electric toothbrush and whitening toothpaste. The Sonicare toothbrush can really help minimize the staining, but it must be used for the full length of the recommended brushing cycle, or even longer if you tend to get heavy stains. Also, brushing or even just rinsing with water after the consumption of stain-producing foods and beverages may help.

Question #5: Is fluoride really good for my teeth? Will a high fluoride toothpaste whiten my teeth? – Bryanna M.

Fluoride has been proven to help strengthen enamel and protect root surfaces from decay and erosion, but high fluoride levels in a toothpaste have nothing to do with whitening your teeth.

Question #6: How will I know when it is time to replace a porcelain veneer? – Stefanie A.

If your veneer has become chipped, broken, or discolored, it may be time to replace.

“Thanks to our Facebook fans and patients for all of your great questions,” Dr. Ford said. “Your Phoenix cosmetic dentist will always be happy to help you better understand all the ways we can make your smile look and function better!

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