Do Whitestrips Work?

Do Whitestrips Work in Kelowna?

Americans spend millions of dollars every year on teeth whitening products. Everyone, it seems, would like to have whiter teeth, and it’s easy to see why: a healthy, white smile is pleasing to see on others, and an asset in social and professional settings. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we can help you get the smile of your dreams.

Have you been down the Oral Care aisle at the store lately? There is so much to choose from. There are toothpastes and whitening strips and mouth rinses, and gels that you wear overnight. What these products have in common is a bleaching agent that works on the surface stains of your teeth.

To be fair, some do a pretty good job whitening teeth. But who wants to settle for a pretty good job?

Toothpaste

Whitening toothpastes can remove minor stains, but don’t do much to change the overall color of your teeth. The whitening agents in them are not potent enough.

Whitening Strips

Whitening strips have a couple of drawbacks. Here too, the whitening agent it is not very potent. They also do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface.

Teeth Whitening Gels

Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off.

Professional-grade teeth whitening at Love Your Smile in Kelowna can transform your teeth in a single office visit. It is the safest, most convenient way to achieve a fabulous white smile. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 protect their dental health with our preventative dentistry. Make an appointment with us today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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Tooth Bleaching Fact And Fiction

Kelowna Teeth Whitening and Veneers

There’s hardly anyone out there who wouldn’t like to have a brighter, whiter smile. With professional teeth whitening at Love Your Smile in Kelowna, getting the whitest possible smile has never been easier.

You might think that over-the-counter whitening products are a shortcut to whiter teeth. It’s true there are lots of whitening gels, strips, and toothpastes at any grocery store. But the facts are that they won’t deliver the results you’ll see from professional whitening.

For one thing, you’ll have no needless pain or side effects from in-office teeth whitening. Those products you pick up at the store can result in teeth sensitivity, and can even damage tooth enamel. We ensure your safety and get great results.

For another, professional whitening is much faster. Imagine walking into our office with dull or yellowed teeth and leaving with a brilliant smile! In most instances professional teeth whitening can be complete in a single office visit.

Finally, with our in-office whitening you’ll get results that last. The whitening from over-the-counter products can wear off in as little as two weeks, and you’ll need to repeat the treatment to keep that improved smile. The cost can add up quickly! With professional teeth whitening the results can last for several years.

Teeth whitening from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 trust us with their smiles. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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Guide To Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening at Love Your Smile in Kelowna is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to improve your smile. In  this post, we have an overview of the process.

Everyone, it seems, would like to have the brightest, whitest teeth possible. And why not? A dazzling white smile is a great social asset.

With dozens of over-the-counter teeth whitening products out there, we all have a lot to choose from. But the facts are that nothing you can buy at the store can match the whitening power of professional teeth whitening.

We offer an in-office whitening system and a take-home system. Both use whitening agents to remove the surface stains on teeth.

Another option is porcelain veneers. These are ideal for teeth that are not only discolored, but have minor damage like chips or cracks.

Everyoe would like to have a whiter, brighter smile, and teeth whitening from Love Your Smile in Kelowna delivers! Patients from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 love the results! Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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Feel Like A Movie Star With Smile Design

V1W 3C6 Best Teeth Whitening

When you see pictures of celebrities, most look like they have perfectly beautiful, white teeth. It’s very impressive! Can ordinary people obtain a celebrity-caliber smile? With smile design from Love Your Smile in Kelowna, absolutely!

We have a range of procedures that can improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. Whether it is relatively minor or more involved, it can give you the beautiful teeth you have always wanted.

Available procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening surpasses anything you can buy at the store. We offer a powerful in-office treatment, or professional-grade take-home kit.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin ceramic shells custom-fitted to  your teeth. They are permanently attached to mask chips and cracks, replace lost enamel, or to cover gaps between teeth.
  • Crowns and bridges. Crowns and bridges can replace lost teeth or restore damaged ones.

Any one of these procedures will have an immediate, noticeable affect on your smile. Put them together and you’ll have a stunning new smile!

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we improve the smiles of our patients every day. Patients from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come to our office for smile design, as well as restorative dentistry and a host of other procedures. Call us today to find out what we can do for your smile!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

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Tooth Whitening For A Whiter Smile

Kelowna Tooth Whitening For Whiter SmilesTeeth whitening is one of the easiest and most rewarding procedures for improving the appearance of yellow teeth. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we improve smiles every day!

You may be tempted to try whitening your teeth on your own. There’s plenty to choose from: every day seems to bring some new whitening product or gadget to the store. There are toothpastes and whitening strips and mouth rinses, and gels that you wear overnight. What they have in common is a bleaching agent that works on the surface stains of your teeth. And to be fair, some of them do a pretty good job.

But who wants to settle for just pretty good?

We have a couple of options for you in our office. Zoom! whitening is a light-activated, in-office treatment that does an excellent job at removing stains in just one appointment. For those who like the hands-on appoach, DayWhite take-home trays are a good option. They both work great to change the color of yellowed teeth.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we can transform yellow teeth into beautiful pearly whites. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come to our office for expert smile design. Schedule an appointent with us today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

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The Tea And Teeth Question

Kelowna teeth bleaching best price

Here’s a riddle from Love Your Smile in Kelowna: What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea? Why, Denis, of course.

Lame jokes aside, a common concern for patients is stained teeth. In this blog post, we’ll talk about a common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages, including tea.

Over time, tea can stain the plaque that may eventually turn into tartar. Plaque can be brushed and flossed away. Daily oral hygiene is vital.

Between cleanings, rinse with water after drinking tea. Be sure to brush and floss all surfaces of the teeth at the end of the day.

If the color of your teeth is still unsatisfactory after a professional cleaning, you may want to consider profeswsional teeth whitening. At Love Your Smile, we offer in-office Zoom! Whitening, a light-activated procedure that can whiten your smile in just one office visit. We also have highly effective DayWhite take-home trays.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we can transform yellow or dull teeth. We believe in preventative dentistry to maintain your dental health. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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Love Your Smile

Love Your Smile in KelownaThere is nothing like bright white teeth that light up a person’s whole face when they smile and laugh. With smile design from Love Your Smile in Kelowna, no one has to settle for dull, yellow teeth.

If you have an important upcoming event such as a wedding, party or formal family portrait sitting, a smile makeover will give you extra confidence as you pose for photos (even close-ups).

Having your teeth whitened professionally can be a huge boost for your self-confidence. You’ll look younger, and find it easier to make a positive impression on other people. This helps to explain why teeth whitening is one of the most in-demand treatments we offer.

There are lots of whitening products you can pick up at the grocery store. Rest assured, no strips, gels, or toothpastes in the oral care aisle can match the results you’ll get from professional whitening.

Teeth whitening is just one of the smile design services we offer at Love Your Smile in Kelowna. Call for an appointment today.

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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How Bright Can You Shine?

Affordable Kelowna Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you want brighter, whiter teeth? Most people notice their teeth dull as the years go by. But foods, drinks, and even mouthwashes can stain teeth at any age. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we can do something about that with dental aesthetics.

Or can you do it on your own? Over the counter products like whitening strips or toothpaste may slightly lighten stains, but for a truly dazzling smile, it takes professional-grade materials.

If you have dental veneers, bonding, or bridges, teeth whitening bleach will not impact the stains and your whitened natural teeth may make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Love Your Smile we can advise you about new dental work, including veneers or bondings, if these have discolored with age.

Brushing after meals can help prevent staining. But immediately after consuming acidic foods or drinks, just rinse your mouth with water. Brushing before the acids are neutralized or washed away can break down enamel.

In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available and can produce fantastic results over time.

For more information about teeth whitening, contact Love Your Smile in Kelowna. We also offer general dentistry.

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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Are Dental Veneers Reversible?

prepless veneers

Whenever someone considers dental aesthetics to improve their smile, porcelain veneers usually come into the conversation. They are one of the procedures offered at Love Your Smile in Kelowna.

Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of a heavy-duty, medical grade porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural-looking new surface. It instantly improves the appearance of the visible portion of your tooth.

Porcelain veneers can fix many minor to moderate issues, including the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Gaps between teeth can be filled, as well as the lengthening or shortening of teeth to complete your attractive smile.

At our initial consultation, we’ll discuss your goals for the procedure, and both types of veneers: porcelain and prepless. Before a porcelain veneer is put on the tooth, we first removes a very thin layer of enamel. Enamel cannot be replaced, which is one reason this technique is permanent.

With prepless veneers, enamel removal is frequently not required. When no enamel is removed, the treatment can be reversible.

Additionally, it is possible to use both types of veneers for multiple teeth, depending on the condition of each tooth.

Veneers are one of the many cosmetic treatment procedures available at Love Your Smile in Kelowna. Please visit our smile gallery to see what we can do. We also provide teeth whitening, as well as general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 


Deceptively Simple: Dental Implants in Kelowna

It’s a deceptively simple idea: replace a missing tooth by attaching an artificial one directly to the patient’s jaw. It’s an idea that has been around for a thousand years or more, but in the last half century, it has become an exact science. Dental implants are one of the specialties offered at Love Your Smile in Kelowna.

First, let’s clear up one point: a dental implant refers not to the artificial tooth, but to the titanium post that is embedded in the jaw. It goes where the tooth root used to be, and because of that, helps to prevent bone recession. An artificial tooth sits on top of the post.

A bridge used to be the only real option for people who wanted to replace a missing tooth. Not anymore. The American Dental Association says that dental implants are one of the biggest advances in dentistry. They look and function just like a natural tooth.

Even people who are missing all of their teeth can benefit from dental implants. New, permanent styles of dentures can be supported in the jaw by implants. They are far more secure than traditional dentures.

If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants may be just what you’ve been hoping for. Call us at Love Your Smile in Kelowna to see if you are a viable candidate. We also provide sedation dentistry, and cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7