Monthly Archives: November 2015

Can a regular dentist do Zoom Whitening

I’ve been hearing about Zoom Whitening. Do I need to go to a cosmetic dentist for that or can my normal dentist do it?

Janet S. – Little Rock, AR

Janet,

A lot of people don’t realize there isn’t a speciality in cosmetic dentistry. All cosmetic dentists are really just regular general dentists who enjoy doing cosmetic work. So, to answer your question, yes, a general dentist can do Zoom Whitening, though some prefer other brands..

However, that doesn’t mean your dentist can do zoom whitening. Zoom is a brand, that requires special equipment. If your dentist doesn’t have that, then there is no way for him to do the procedure.

That doesn’t mean you can’t have your teeth whitened professionally. In fact, I can’t recall a dentist who doesn’t do take home teeth whitening. It’s a very easy procedure and extremely effective. Plus, you control how much whitening you want done.

This blog is brought to you by Libertyville Dentist Dr. David Potts.

Can I have my chipped tooth repaired

If I fell and chipped a tooth, can I get it glued back on? It’s embarassing.

Jenny L. – Georgia

Jenny,

Sometimes, and I mean sometimes, a chipped tooth can be bonded back together.  The stars have to align a certain way, if you know what I mean. First, you have to get to a cosmetic dentist who knows what they’re doing in a short amount of time. You can’t put off going. There are cosmetic dentists who  treat emergencies. Next, you have to have the complete chip. Finally, it has to stay hydrated.  Even with all of those  factors, it still might not be possible.

If the chip can’t be restored, don’t despair. It doesn’t mean you will have to have a chipped tooth the rest of your life. Dental bonding is a simple procedure. It can restore your tooth completely.

This blog is brought to you by Libertyville, IL Dentist Dr. David Potts.