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Month: November 2016

Teeth whitening: are you maximizing it in your LA office?

Los Angeles Botox Course

One of the most popular cosmetic treatments that a dentist will usually offer is teeth whitening, a procedure that people will often want even if they do not actually need it! It can be surprising sometimes for a dentist to hear just how miserable a patient can be with their teeth looking the way that they do, but we know that this can have a very real and profound effect on the patient’s emotional and mental wellbeing. Often teeth whitening can transform a person’s emotional happiness almost instantly, and that is why as a dentist you should be considering whether or not you are maximizing your teeth whitening options at your dental practice.

For example, have you considered also including Botox in one of your procedure options? It is another type of cosmetic treatment, and one that many patients are too nervous to find a practitioner of because they do not know exactly what they should be looking for when it comes to Botox certification. Being able to go to their already trusted dentist and receive the treatment would instantly be a positive. Teeth whitening patients have already decided in favor of one cosmetic treatment so they are much more likely to agree to a second, and having the treatments at the same time would also decrease the amount of waiting time.

If you would like to be able to maximize your teeth whitening procedures and offer Botox to your patients, then make sure you attend the Los Angeles edition of the Dentox program, a training course purposefully designed to teach Botox to dentists. This one day course could really transform the way that you offer cosmetic procedures at your dental practice, and it could really be the difference for some of your patients between confidence and self-consciousness.

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How to expand teeth whitening in your New York practice

Any good dentist will offer teeth whitening to their patients who could really benefit from the procedure: people who have smoked, those who have had too much coffee, patients who just naturally have much yellower teeth than other people. It can be a real joy to watch someone leave your dental practice with a huge beaming smile on their face when before the treatment, they would rarely smile due to embarrassment at the coloring of their teeth. However, there is so much more that you could offer to your teeth whitening patients, and by expanding those types of procedures, you could really make an impressive difference to your dental practice.

The key thing to remember is that almost everything in the face is connected. If you are working to improve one area, then it really is not much of a stretch to start to consider improving areas that are very close by: and the obvious transition is to Botox. Many people who smoke often have those unsightly hairline wrinkles all around their mouth, and this can age a person horribly without them being able to do much about it. But if a patient like that comes to your dental practice for teeth whitening, why not offer them Botox as well to be able to rid them of absolutely all of the signs of smoking and aging? Transitioning your skills from dental to Botox is not that complex: there is a training course specifically designed for it called Dentox, and it’s coming to New York in the next few weeks.

Dentox Training Class in New York

Expand your teeth whitening practice into an area that you could have never foreseen, and start to give your patients the real hope of being able to reset the way that they look to a time before they made a mistake to start smoking.

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wisdom tooth removal pain

Wisdom teeth are known as third molars and are often the cause of great angst for some. The problem is that often people experience serious issues when it comes time for wisdom teeth to erupt. The issues are due mostly in part to the changes in our bodies brought about by the evolutionary process.

As we have progressed as humans, so has our diet. This has led to less and less need for our third molars. Our jaws have changed, becoming smaller, and thereby do not leave enough room for the wisdom teeth to emerge, usually when we reach the age of 17-24.

How Do I Know it’s My Wisdom Teeth?

Pain from wisdom teeth problems is typically felt in the back of the mouth behind your molars. If you look in a mirror you may even see the teeth starting to poke through your gums. The pain may be constant or come and go. It can be exacerbated with chewing.

Some people experience a stiff or painful jaw in the area of an impacted tooth. An impacted tooth is one that does not have enough room to erupt and becomes painful and sometimes infected.

If the tooth is partially erupted and coming in at an awkward angle, it can rub against the cheek, tongue and gums and cause irritation. Gum disease is a concern as the lack of proper eruption can make it difficult to properly clean the teeth and gums.

Overall mouth pain would be a sign that the other teeth in the mouth are overcrowded due to a lack of sufficient room for the wisdom teeth.

Causes of Wisdom Teeth Pain

The pain from wisdom teeth is usually due to an impaction as previously mentioned.  Signs of an impaction can be similar to those listed above and may include red and swollen gums, bleeding, a swollen jaw and bad breath. Others may find they have difficulty opening their mouths.

The tooth can grow at odd angles, even growing at a right angle to other teeth, essentially growing horizontally.  They can still become impacted even if they grow in the correct position but are unable to break through the surface of the gums.

Though, experts are unsure why, some people can have impacted wisdom teeth, but they never experience any pain or symptoms as a result.


Unfortunately, there are no preventative measures to take to avoid impaction. You are either going to have an issue or not, there is no control over the situation.

If wisdom teeth are not causing any pain or other issues in the mouth, your dentist may suggest leaving them be and just monitor them at your regular dental check-ups. Some dentists suggest removing them via surgery regardless. The choice is ultimately up to you.

There is no other treatment for painful impacted wisdom teeth except removal through oral surgery. If you have impacted wisdom teeth, then you will need to consult with your dentist about preparing for oral surgery for the removal of the impacted teeth. It is a relatively simple procedure with little history of complications.

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