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A Brighter Smile for Thanksgiving | Belleville, IL

  • November 1, 2015

Greetings Belleville! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog from the office of Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC. We hope the countdown to the holiday season is treating you well, Thanksgiving is quickly approaching us. Your oral health can affect you in many different ways this holiday season, it’s much harder to enjoy a holiday party if you’re suffering from a toothache.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and the other winter holidays, we want to tell you about some of the services we offer that can help make your holiday going just a little smoother. This post will mark the beginning of a four-part Thanksgiving series.

We’ll describe how dental implants can help you smile, by replacing your missing teeth. We will also discuss how two different procedures can relieve a lot of your dental pain before your big holiday meals; a root canal can save an infected tooth, while a dental crown can restore the form and function of a decayed tooth. But in today’s post, we want to tell you about one of our most exciting cosmetic dental procedures: professional teeth whitening.

Think about what happens at every holiday party you host or attend. When it comes to Thanksgiving, you’ll likely eat a big meal. After you’ve awoken from your turkey coma, other activities will ensue. You may gather around the television, excitedly watching some NFL action or maybe the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Maybe your family prefers to play an intense round of Trivial Pursuit. For other families, the appeal lies more in sitting around and teaching embarrassing stores.

But one thing always seems to happen at holiday parties: people take pictures. How do you feel when someone snaps a photo of you? Are you prepared to show off your teeth and smile? For many of our patients, that answer is sadly no. They simply don’t like their smile. If that sounds like you, ask yourself why you don’t like your smile.

Often times the answer is pretty simple, patients come to us because they are embarrassed about yellowed or discolored teeth. They brush everyday, yet their smile is still stained. Your teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons; ages, genetics, and the food you eat all play a role. The culprit for your stained teeth maybe that glass of red wine you enjoy occasionally in the evenings; red wine is filled with natural dyes that can discolor your teeth. Or the blame may lie in your cup of morning coffee; coffee contains tannins which attract stains to your teeth. Or you may simply be getting older.

Whatever the cause maybe, it’s natural to feel a little distressed about discolored teeth. Many patients come to us after they’ve tried over-the-counter whitening methods. You know the products; your grocery store shelves and pharmacy are filled with them. These products all have vibrant packaging and promise amazing results. But the actually results are more disheartening. Many of these products contain weak concentrations of whitening gel, that can cause them to take an extremely long time to be effective. Other products may act as an irritant to your gums, leaving them in discomfort,

After you’ve tried the rest, try the best. At the office of Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC in Belleville, IL, we offer professional teeth whitening. Our method is simple, effective, and affordable. If you’re interested in professional teeth whitening, we can provide you with prescription strength whitening gel. This gel is more effective at bleaching your teeth, because it contains a much higher concentration of whitening ingredients than the gels you can find in stores.

We also provide you with a custom tray to wear while you whiten your teeth. These trays are molded to fit perfectly on your teeth; these trays have several distinct advantages over do-it-yourself whitening trays. For one they provide a more even whitening. Do-it-yourself trays can slide out of place, results in streaks or spots instead of a nice, even white smile. Because the trays fit securely on your teeth, you don’t have to worry about the whitening gel irritating your gums.

Our professional whitening system works fast! Just wear your trays at night, in accordance with the provided instructions. In just a couple of weeks, you’ll have a whiter smile that you love.

Make An Appointment

Do you want to make an impression with a whiter smile this Thanksgiving? Then contact the office of Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC in Belleville, IL. You can reach our office at 618-219-1412.

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