Sunday, March 29, 2015

Whitening Discolored Teeth: Which Solution is Right For you by Miami Dentist Dr. Papiernik


Whitening Discolored Teeth: Which Solution is Right For you by Miami Dentist Dr. Papiernik
Miami Dentist Dr. Papiernik
#dentist, #teeth Whitening


Is your smile not quite as brilliantly white as you'd like? Well, that's easy enough to fix!
Tooth bleaching involves placing a bleaching solution on the teeth to eliminate stains and discoloration. The solution is held in place by a custom-made, see-through tray that fits over the teeth, much like a mouthpiece worn by a professional boxer. Bleaching is a safe, effective and relatively easy means of producing a whiter smile.
Two bleaching methods are available: Power Bleaching with a Laser or ultra violet light, done at our office, and At-Home-Bleaching, which provides for home use. Please note that this is note the same as over-the-counter bleaching products available in your local drug store. Though you'll find lots of tooth-whitening products there, nothing you get over the counter will be as effective as the services out office provides.


The difference between the two is the strength of the whitening agent and the time it
takes to get effective results. Power bleaching usually takes three to six visits, while
home bleaching may take up to four weeks of regular use. Either way, we'll restore your
smile! You'll be amazed at the difference in the color of your teeth.

Sensitive teeth, or those that are chipped, eroded or weakened by cavities, should be
repaired or protected before they are bleached. Our office knows just what to do to
protect your teeth. If you're interested in learning more about tooth whitening, or
If you'd like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and what your options may be, call us. Dr. Papiernik truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment.

 
Miami Smile Dental
Dr. Serge Papiernik
9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670 5100
http://www.miamismile.net




Monday, March 23, 2015

Scared About Going to The Dentist: It Really Is In your Head By Miami Dentiat Dr. Papiernik

Miami Dentist and Dental Anxiety Update: The Waiting Game
 

Perhaps you sometimes find yourself feeling uneasy about the prospect of sitting in my chair. (Don't worry, I don't take it personally!) Well, the next time you're feeling that way, remind yourself of this interesting tidbit:

U.S. researchers have located the human brain's "dread center," an area of the brain responsible for feelings of foreboding. Brain scans show that neurons that generate the feeling of anxiety lie within the same areas of the brain activated by pain.

How did they figure this out? Here comes the fun part! Researchers shocked the feet of more than thirty courageous volunteers while simultaneously scanning their brains. (Ouch!) Just be thankful you weren't asked to participate.

The study found that about a quarter of the group were "extreme dreaders" who were more than willing to take a stronger jolt just to be done with the whole thing. It seems that the dread of an experience can be more overwhelming than any pain or discomfort actually associated with it.

Most dental procedures don't hurt, but the anxiety associated with them can be
extremely unpleasant. The anxiety could stem from a bad experience, a phobia, or even

from watching Little Shop of Horrors one too many times. No matter its cause, the
anticipation of things going wrong can be far worse than the actual experience.


So try to remember this the next time you grimace at the sight of an appointment
reminder, a waiting room or a drill. The dread you're feeling is not proportional to the

experience you're facing. Just take a deep breath and remember that science agrees
it really is all in your head.
 
If you'd like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and what your options may be, call us. Dr. Papiernik truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment.


Miami Smile Dental
Dr. Serge Papiernik
9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670 5100
http://www.miamismile.net