Teeth Whitening Done Safely

Summer is a fun and busy time of year with attending graduations, weddings, and family vacations. We all want to look our best, and having a brighter smile can help with that. The best natural ways to keep your teeth white are everyday healthy habits, including:

-Brush twice daily for two minutes

-Floss once daily

-Use a whitening toothpaste with the ADA Seal of Acceptance

-Don’t smoke or use tobacco

In recent years, there has been a push for more natural, home remedies to whiten teeth, but there is no evidence that shows using (products with) charcoal, turmeric, apple cider vinegar, or lemons are safe or effective for your teeth, according to the September 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

In fact, using materials that are too abrasive on your teeth can actually make them look more yellow. Whitening products affect enamel, but if you’re using a rough or acidic scrub, it can wear down the enamel to the softer, yellower layer called dentin. Your best and safest bet to whiten your teeth is to ask your dentist what’s right for you. S/he may recommend chairside whitening or trays for use at home. As always, don’t forget to schedule your regular checkups and cleanings to keep your smile healthy.

 

 

 

Fusion Dental Opens New Laurel Office

I’m very excited to announce the grand opening of the new Fusion Dental office in Laurel, Maryland! This is the fifth location in Maryland for our practice, in addition to offices in Bethesda, Columbia/Clarksburg, Eldersburg/Sykesville, and Waldorf – along with our two Northern Virginia offices, in Ashburn and Reston.

Our Laurel office, located at 14722 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 103, has state-of-the-art facilities, and a welcoming setting and layout designed to provide a superior and comfortable experience for you and your family. We’re opening this additional office in Northern Prince George’s County to continue providing dental services to Maryland patients in convenient locations.  

Our general dentist Dr. Michael Brown is looking forward to providing you a wide range of dental services in the Laurel office, including: 

  • General Dentistry
  • Dentistry for Children and Adolescents
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Implants

Our new Laurel office offers extended hours Monday through Friday and will be open one Saturday a month to meet your family’s needs. Fusion Dental is a network provider with numerous dental insurance programs, and we’ll gladly assist you with filing claims with other insurance carriers.  

Please check our webpage for more information about Fusion Dental-Laurel. Feel free to call us at 240-607-8515, and we’ll be happy to assist you with any of your questions.

We look forward to seeing you in Laurel soon!