Zoom!® Whitening at Trade Winds Dental

A whiter smile is one just one dentist visit away! ZOOM!® Smile Whitening brightens and whitens your teeth in just one hour. Once you have gone through the Zoom!® treatment we will send you home with an at-home whitening bleaching kit with custom made trays. Using the take home trays will allow you to maintain your desired level of whitening over several months.

While Zoom!® Smile Whitening is a great way to enhance the appearance of your smile, it’s not always for everyone. Those with deep, dark stains that remain unaffected by whitening treatments and patients with regular tooth sensitivity may not be good candidates. Find out more about Zoom!® Smile Whitening at our web site; and when you are ready to have a whiter, brighter smile contact Trade Winds Dental for an evaluation!

Five reasons to visit Trade Winds Dental this summer

Summer is the ideal time for you to schedule a dental checkup at Trade Winds Dental. The days are longer, schedules are more flexible, and we know that our patients want to look and feel their best while soaking up the Georgetown sunshine! Here are our top five reasons why you should start perfecting your smile with Dr. Hennington this summer:

1. Going to the dentist for routine check-ups and hygiene visits keeps you informed on the condition of your oral health. It also allows for you to plan for treatment, rather than waiting for a costly emergency.

2. Children are out of school! With families having more scheduling flexibility, now is the perfect time to schedule dental appointments.

3. Maximize flex benefits and insurance plans. There are several plans that end September 1st; don’t miss out!

4. Come enjoy our relaxing welcome area. Families are often rushed during the school year. We would love to catch up with you and your family this summer!

5. Visit our dental office and you will have the comfort of indoors with an awesome view of outdoors!

What are patients saying about Trade Winds Dental?

Trade Winds Dental, serving Georgetown and surrounding areas, has been receiving some great patient reviews lately! Check out what our current patients are saying about Dr. Hennington and team!

“The whole staff was outstanding, I was very impressed by Dr calling me the day before. It is so relaxing can’t help but be impressed with it all and the rose was just an extra touch.” ~Paula

“EVERYONE in the office is ‘exceptional'” ~Tracey

“Ann is always there to great me with a smile on her face! Thank you very much!” ~Jane

“You all were welcoming and friendly and made me feel at home (almost!)” ~Anne

Dr. Hennington answers your teeth whitening questions

Here at Trade Winds Dental, we get a lot of questions regarding teeth whitening. Dr. David Hennington took some time to answers some of your frequently asked questions about teeth whitening. Here is what he had to say:

Q. What is the difference between in-office whitening, take-home whitening kits, and over-the-counter products?
A. In-office whitening procedures and take-home whitening kits provided by your dentist have a higher concentration of active ingredients. They also have custom fit trays to ensure maximum whitening. Both of these whitening procedures are done with the supervision and guidance of a dentist. Over-the-counter products have a lower concentration of active ingredients so that they can be used safely without the supervision of a dentist.

Q. Do whitening toothpastes really make a difference?
A. Whitening toothpastes do not whiten teeth significantly. In fact, these toothpastes can even be harmful due to high abrasiveness. This abrasiveness can wear your teeth down and hurt the enamel that protects your teeth.

Q. How do I get my teeth whiter without them looking unnatural?
A. Teeth rarely, if ever, whiten to the point of looking “unnatural,” so that should not be an issue.

Q. Can I use whitening products on my teeth while receiving orthodontic treatment?
A. No. If you want to use whitening products, it is recommended that you wait until you complete your orthodontic treatment.

Q. Can I use whitening products on my dentures?
A. No. Only use denture-specific products on your dentures.

Q. What is the best over-the-counter whitening product?
A. All over-the-counter whitening products have significant limitations. It is recommended that you speak to your dentist about whitening your teeth in order to yield significant results.

Q. After I’ve received in-office teeth bleaching, what’s the best way to maintain my bright smile?
A. In order to maintain your smile it is recommended that you get regular maintenance at your dentist’s office. Periodic whitening “touch-ups” with trays can also help you maintain your white teeth. The dentist will inform you of the best method to keep your smile white.

Q. What foods and beverages will discolor my teeth? Which foods and beverages taste good but won’t discolor my teeth?
A. While there are many foods and beverages that can discolor your teeth, the top offenders are coffee, some teas, red wine, and soda.

Q. Is tooth discoloration genetic?
A. There is a genetic component to the natural color of your teeth. However, there are many non-genetic factors that will discolor your teeth. Maintaining good oral health is the best way to fight tooth discoloration.

If you have any further questions about teeth whitening, feel free to contact us or post a comment on our Facebook page!

Dr. Hennington Asks: What are your 4th of July plans?

This coming Monday, July 4th, is Independence Day and the United States of America will be turning 235 years old! It’s a day to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and also a time for every American to pay homage to our soldiers, past and present, who have placed themselves in harm’s way so that we may continue to enjoy our freedom.

Dr. Hennington and team will be celebrating this Monday and we would like to know, what are your plans for the 4th of July? Will you be out in the sun? Have you stocked up on fireworks? Are you going to grill up your favorite summer foods? Are you staying in town or heading somewhere else? If you have a 4th of July tradition, we would love to hear about it.

Whatever you plan to do, Trade Winds Dental hopes you have a fun and safe holiday! Feel free to upload your 4th of July photos to our Facebook page and let us know how your Independence Day turned out this year.