A whopping 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth thanks to tooth decay and gum disease, to say nothing of the scores of Americans who struggle with dull and yellow teeth over time. Though a smile that’s powered by sparkling pearly whites is certainly one that speaks to great health, tooth whitening is only one piece of the puzzle. We go beyond whitening with products that fight decay and gum disease, allowing you to maintain healthy, strong, and bright teeth long into the future.
At Airport Dental Care, under the expert leadership of Dr. Brian LaBombard, our team offers a wide range of services designed to help our clients safeguard their dental health. And when it comes to gum disease, tooth decay, and discoloration, we’ve done our research and offer several products that excel in both form and function — and we review them here.
Many forces gradually rob your teeth of their once white, bright shine. To start, years of eating and drinking foods and beverages that stain your teeth can pile up — think of your morning cup of coffee or those berries you snack on. Even with the most ardent cleaning efforts, staining can develop.
To make matters worse, as you age, your enamel slowly begins to break down, which allows the brown dentin inside your teeth to show through more, creating that yellowing effect.
The end result is that you’re left with teeth that are dull and discolored, and no amount of whitening toothpaste can tackle the problem.
To restore your teeth to their previous brightness, we offer GLO™ Science in-office teeth whitening. GLO stands for guided light optics, which is what allows us to whiten your teeth by several shades in just one visit. When you come in, we apply a professional-grade bleaching agent to your teeth and then we place the GLO mouthpiece over your teeth, which delivers therapeutic light and heat to accelerate your whitening.
After your initial treatment, you can take the mouthpiece home with you so that you can perform your own whitening touch-ups to maintain your great smile.
We also offer Opalescence Go™, which are pre-filled whitening trays, great for touch-ups! There’s no need for us to take any molds — instead, the UltraFit® trays are ready right out of the box and contain the strong whitening products you need for whiter teeth.
Though strong, white teeth are certainly great, you also need to ensure the health of your gums — after all, their job is to protect your teeth, right down to their roots. To that end, we offer ECO Balance® toothpaste by GLO Science, which raises your oral pH balance to help fight off harmful bacteria. In fact, ECO Balance is eight times more effective than brushing and flossing alone.
And when you use the special toothpaste, you can amplify the effect with the GLO mouthpiece, which delivers heat and light that accelerates the foaming action, allowing you to tackle hard-to-reach areas.
Not only does ECO Balance, when combined with the GLO mouthpiece, keep your teeth white and bright, but you can also ward off gum disease and tooth decay and keep your breath fresh at the same time.
Another great way to care for your dental health at home is with Twice® tooth cleaning and whitening products, which we offer at our practice. Twice toothpaste contains a wide range of ingredients that are designed to support gum and tooth health, including vitamins A, C, and E, as well as aloe vera.
In addition to its health benefits, Twice toothpaste is free from parabens, charcoal, GMOs, and harsh cleaning ingredients, which means it’s an all-natural approach to your oral health.
If you’d like white, healthy teeth that you’re proud to show off, contact our office in Austin, Texas, to learn more about our whitening and cleaning products.