From dental hygienists and dental assistants to our office staff, we show that the best customer experience comes from a genuine care and concern. Our goal is to ensure every appointment is comfortable, relieves any discomfort or gives you the smile you've always wanted!
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With almost 40 years of experience, Dr. Lafayette offers a wide variety of services including the following: cleanings, comprehensive dentistry, dental fillings, emergency appointments, night guards, periodontics, sports mouth guards, cosmetic dentistry, teeth bleaching, crowns, Invisalign, bone graft, extractions, implants, root canal therapy, orthodontics, dentures and more. Have a question? Please give us a call!
In-office teeth whitening is performed by trained dental professionals providing for safe and reliable bleaching results. The results of professionally administered in-office whitening tend to be better because dentists use higher-concentration bleaching gels. To begin treatment, a cheek retractor is used to expose the teeth. A liquid rubber dam or hardening resin is applied to the gum tissue for protection. A hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel is then applied to the teeth where it remains for 15 to 30 minutes. The gel is then cleaned off and reapplied for one or more additional periods of 15 to 30 minutes. A high-intensity light is used to help activate/enhance the bleaching process. Results will be visible immediately. We also offer a process in which you can be fitted for trays to continue bleaching at home and keep that perfect white smile!
Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthy goal in and of itself. Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth as you get older.
Researchers are also discovering new reasons to brush and floss. A healthy mouth may help you ward off medical disorders. The flip side? An unhealthy mouth, especially if you have gum disease, may increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes and preterm labor.
The case for good oral hygiene keeps getting stronger. Understand the importance of oral health — and its connection to your overall health.