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What to Expect with Teeth Whitening

If you’re self-conscious about yellowed or stained teeth, professional teeth whitening can help you feel confident about smiling again. Since teeth discoloration is so common, teeth whitening has become a popular way to quickly and easily improve your teeth.

Professional teeth whitening systems are higher quality than home kits, which can sometimes irritate sensitive teeth and gums and provide only short-term results. A professional bleaching system gives you a more noticeable, long-lasting effect that is safe and fast. If you’re looking to renew your smile with teeth whitening in Wilmington, DE, read on to learn more about what to expect.

Why Teeth Become Discolored

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Braces—They Are Not Just for Teenagers Anymore

If you never had braces as an adolescent, you might think you are doomed to live with misaligned teeth—unless you opt for a mouth full metal brackets and wires. Nothing could be further than the truth! With today’s modern orthodontic options, such as Invisalign invisible braces, you can have the straight teeth you have always desired—and in a fraction of the time it takes for traditional braces.

What are you waiting for? Call our Wilmington, DE dental office to find out more about how you can change your smile, boost your self-confidence, and have a healthier smile with Invisalign.

Why Invisalign Fits Your Adult Lifestyle

We get it: Most adults don’t relish the ...

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The Benefits of Regular Digital X-rays

At Bruce E. Matthews, DDS, we offer our patients the latest and safest in dental x-ray technology. This means digital x-rays, which are safer and provide our dentist with the clearest images to help customize your treatment plan.

Digital x-rays, unlike traditional or previous-era x-rays, rely on a small unobtrusive sensor to take clear pictures of your teeth and gums. These images go directly to our computer where they can be manipulated and turned to give the dentist a clearer view.

The images are stored electronically. This provides us with an accurate and continuous dental history for each patient.

There are several reasons why it’s important to get regular digital x-rays in our ...

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Correcting Misconceptions about Dental Implants

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If your natural smile has been compromised due to decay or other damage, having dental implants placed can be an excellent alternative.

Although millions of dental patients across the country turn to implants to help correct aspects of their smiles, many misconceptions about dental implants still exist.

Below, Dr. Matthews discusses several common misconceptions about dental implants:

Implants Look Bulky, Ugly, or Otherwise Fake

Because the purpose of dental implants is to take the place of natural teeth, one concern from patients we commonly hear is that they do not want their dental implants to be obviously fake. Contrary to this common concern, dental implants are made with high-quality, tooth-colored porcelain, which means even ...

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What Makes Six Month Smiles Different from Regular Metal Braces?

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If you are in the market for a straighter, more beautiful smile, you have multiple orthodontic treatment options available to you. Dr. Matthews and his team offer several choices to cosmetically improve your smile right here in our Wilmington, DE office — without the need to treat separately with an outside orthodontist.

One treatment option we offer our patients is the Six Month Smiles Program. Six Month Smiles differs from traditional metal braces in several ways:

Length of Treatment: As the name implies, Six Month Smiles provides patients with a straighter smile in an average of six months. The length of treatment for Six Month Smiles wearers typically falls within the four ...

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3 Reasons to Get Invisalign (and 1 Reason Not To)

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Every year, Dr. Bruce Matthews and the rest of our caring treatment team help dozens of patients just like you learn to feel more confident in their smiles with our Wilmington, DE Invisalign treatments.

With removable and transparent trays, Invisalign is an excellent option if you want to straighten your teeth without having to follow the typical “rules” of regular metal braces. Invisalign may not be right for everyone, however. Read below to discover three reasons you should consider getting Invisalign — and one reason it may not be the best choice for you.

A More Flexible Diet

While wearing traditional metal braces, you must be cautious about what you eat. Sticky, gooey, ...

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Three Benefits of Invisalign You Might Not Have Thought About

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In our Wilmington, DE office, Invisalign is a popular orthodontic choice for many of our patients. While it’s true that people often prefer Invisalign aligners due to their subtle, nearly invisible appearance, the benefits go far beyond the color of the dental trays.

Read on to discover three additional benefits of Invisalign you may not have previously considered:

Invisalign Does Not Stain Your Teeth  

Most patients know that Invisalign aligners help disguise the presence of orthodontic hardware due to the clear plastic used. But have you ever considered the additional ways in which Invisalign helps keep your pearly whites white?

When traditional braces are placed, discoloration or staining can often occur around ...

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