Dr. Andy Chang was nominated as one of Dallas’ most Elite Dentists by Modern Luxury Dallas! Check out some of the interview our Elite Dental Associates prosthodontic dental care provider had with the magazine, and be sure to look out for more parts, coming soon. In part two, Dr. Chang answers the question: What are the side effects to teeth whitening? See the answer to this question and be on the lookout for more from the Modern Luxury Article here on our blog!
If you are in need of tooth restoration, or if you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, your first inclination may be to head to a cosmetic dentist. While this may be a good idea, it may not be the best idea. There are many types of dentists, but it may be wiser to head to a prosthodontic dentist that has had extra training to deal with cases at a more advanced level.
Many patients have never heard of a prosthodontic dentist. However, prosthodontists (or specialized restorative dentists) are highly regarded by the American Dental Association (ADA). In fact, prosthodontics is one of only nine sub-specialties of dentistry that are recognized by the ADA (cosmetic dentistry is not one of the nine specialties). This means that dental schools instruct dentists in techniques, methods, and specialized training in prosthodontics—dental schools do not instruct dentists in cosmetic dentistry.
Many patients come to [Dr. Chang] with many questions. The following are just a list of the most frequently asked questions:
Q. Are any side effects to teeth whitening?
A. Dentists take protective measures to prevent discomfort during teeth whitening procedures. Typically, a protective gel or rubber shield is used to prevent bleaching agents from damaging gum tissue. The most common bleaching agents used by dentists are approved for use by the American Dental Association, ensuring safety and effectiveness. After the whitening procedure, you may experience minimal to moderate tooth sensitivity for a short period of time
Make an appointment with Elite Dental Associates’ prosthodontic dental care provider today and talk to him about the side effects to teeth whitening! Schedule online or call 214-220-2424 and we’ll set up your initial consultation. The end of the year is just about here! Be sure to schedule your appointment before the end of the year so you can take advantage of your dental insurance benefits! Also check out this month’s edition of Modern Luxury.