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Here is part 2 of some of the frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) that may be on your mind, if you are thinking about or planning to see the dentist:

FAQ 5: I am nervous about dentistry, what can I do?
The first thing you will want to know is whether your dentist is gentle and understanding. Providing a calm and peaceful office environment goes a long way to helping an anxious patient to stay relaxed and confident. There are different means of ensuring that you have a relaxing experience, like stereo headphones for listening to music and aromatherapy oils that are soothing and can be powerful tools for reassurance, grounding and calm. There are also homeopathic remedies and specific protocols and medications that can help to relax even the most nervous and anxious of us all.

FAQ 6: How can I whiten my teeth?
There are two main methods of whitening teeth; at-home bleaching or in-office bleaching. In-office bleaching uses gels very similar to the at home bleaching techniques, but is faster because intense light from an argon laser is used.
The at-home bleaching technique uses a custom made tray that fits exactly to your teeth and holds a very viscous gel which whitens the teeth.

This technique will get your teeth just as white as the more expensive in office bleaching, but it will take longer to achieve the desired result. Most patients notice a change within one day but final results usually take about ten days to two weeks. For home bleaching we use only the best whitening gels that contain no ingredients like fluoride or glycerin that can dry out your gums and cause sensitivity.

Additionally we have found that pearl powder may be successful in removing certain types of stain from teeth when use in brushing.