The Dental Wellness Center -- Linda Golden, D.D.S.
Volume I Number 1
WORD OF MOUTH
Quarterly Newsletter of The Golden Dental Wellness Center
Welcome to Our New Newsletter
If you're a regular patient of The Golden Dental Wellness Center, you know that this practice is dedicated to promoting your dental well-being through pain-free, ultra-modern, ultra- humane care.
And if you're new to us, I welcome you with the promise of the highest quality, safest, and most technologically advanced services available in the dental field today.
I'm a great believer in education and communication. That's why I'm so very excited about this inaugural issue of Word of Mouth.
In these pages, and in the pages of every issue, you'll find helpful information you can use to make your smile one of your most dazzling features. And when you read something that catches your interest or that you'd like to know more about, just give me a call. I'm always more than happy to answer your questions.
So, I hope you enjoy the issue. And thanks, as always, for your support.
Your Family Dentist,
Linda J. Golden, DDS
Did You Know That...
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry:
92.5% of Americans agree that an attractive smile is an important social asset...
74% of Americans agree that an unattractive smile can hurt a person's chances for career success... But
Only 50% of Americans are satisfied with their smiles.
Be among the 50% who smile all the time. Call The Golden Dental Wellness Center for an appointment and find out how. (516) 627-8400.
Yes! You Can Have Whiter Teeth!
Few physical attributes are more beautiful than a sparkling, white smile. Some people are lucky. They're born with natural "pearly whites" and no matter what they do, their teeth stay as white as the day they first came in.
Others aren't so lucky. Staining and discoloration mar their teeth and keep them from smiling as much as they'd like. If you're among these folks, take heart. Now you have two options than can restore your teeth to their brightest white, or even make them whiter than they've ever been before.
Tooth discoloration has many causes.
If you consume a lot of coffee, tea, cola, or other foods that contain staining substances, your teeth may get stained. If you smoke, your teeth may turn yellow. Taking antibiotics can stain your teeth, as can excessive fluoride use. The natural processes of aging or nerve degeneration also can result in a change in tooth color. And believe it or not, even physical trauma can take its toll on the color of your teeth.
The Good News Is...
There are now excellent and effective ways to reduce and even eliminate tooth discoloration. Depending on what a thorough dental examination reveals is right for you, Dr. Golden will recommend either tooth whitening or dental laser bleaching to help you get your teeth their whitest.
About Tooth Whitening
If tooth whitening is the right procedure for you, you'll be able to get brighter, whiter teeth while you sleep in the comfort of your own bed. Tooth whitening is a bleaching process that uses a mild peroxide solution retained in a custom-fitted appliance you wear over your teeth while you sleep. The solution can be peppermint or wild cherry flavored, and is made of an FDA approved gel approved for use as an oral antiseptic and highly effective for tooth whitening.
This method of tooth bleaching doesn't change or in any way affect the structure of your teeth, although some people do feel an increased tooth sensitivity to cold or other gum or tooth sensitivity during the treatment.
For the best results, the appliance and gel should be used for up to 14 consecutive nights. But many people see visible results after the very first night, and even though some people need periodic re-bleaching every six to 12 months for one or two days, after the treatment is over your teeth will always be lighter than they are now.
Then There's Laser Bleaching
If you're not a candidate for at-home tooth whitening, laser bleaching may be the answer for you. Laser bleaching is a process that combines peroxide and a laser light to zap those ugly stains away. For patients for whom laser bleaching is the way to go, the process usually requires one or two three-hour visits.
The Truth About Laminates
This issue of Word of Mouth is dedicated to helping you enjoy the brightest, whitest smile possible. Chemical tooth bleaching and state-of-the-art laser bleaching are two viable alternatives for many dental patients whose teeth may have lost their natural whiteness. But neither procedure is for everybody, and for people whose teeth don't respond well to bleaching or laser treatment, laminate veneers may be the answer.
Dr. Golden prefers laminate veneers made of porcelain, which can be bonded to discolored, chipped, dented, or malaligned teeth for a dazzlingly natural appearance. These long-lasting, ultra-thin laminates are specially made for each patient, and are durable, strong, and absolutely undetectable.
Some people resist the idea of laminates because they're afraid that either the laminates themselves, or the bonding process, will weaken their teeth. But exactly the opposite is true. The fact is, laminate veneers can actually strengthen your teeth by adding the extra strength of porcelain to them.
Admittedly, the process for applying laminate veneers takes a little more time than the other two whitening alternatives. But after it's over, your teeth can last longer and give you greater reason to smile than you ever thought possible.
If yellowed or discolored teeth are keeping you from smiling, call Dr. Golden for a consultation. After all, a beautiful smile is a joy forever.
Dr. Golden Will Make You Smile
Dr. Linda J. Golden is happy to answer your questions about how you can get your teeth their brightest white. Why not give her a call today?
Call Dr. Golden at (516) 627-8400 and mention this newsletter for your FREE Cosmetic Consultation!
Hey, Dr. Golden, Aren't You Famous?
Well, maybe not famous... yet. But that was Dr. Linda J. Golden, your family dentist, quoted in the August 1996 issue of Woman's Own magazine.
©1996 The Golden Dental Wellness Center. Word of Mouth is the quarterly newsletter of The Golden Dental Wellness Center, 444 Community Drive, Suite. 204, Manhasset, NY 11030, 516-627-8400.