Dentist Auburn, AL
Jim Phillips Jr., D.M.D. Family Dentistry
761 N Dean Rd
Auburn, AL 36830
(334) 821-5291

Posts for tag: Teeth Whitening

By Phillips Family Dentistry
January 13, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Find out how Opalescence at-home whitening can give you a brighter smile.

The New Year is a wonderful time to consider ways to revamp and improve your look. If you’re tired of dealing with coffee and red wine stains and you’re ready to do something about it, then consider how teeth whitening in Auburn could help! 

Maybe you don’t like the idea of sitting in the dentist chair for an hour to get your teeth whitened or you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option. That’s why your Auburn dentist is pleased to offer Opalescence take-home whitening, so you can now get the professional results you want in the comfort of your own home.

How does Opalescence teeth whitening work?

Our patients deal with two forms of dental stains. Some stains are external, coloring only the surface of your teeth, while others are internal and lie in the deeper cracks within your enamel. While some over-the-counter whitening products can remove the external stains, only our Opalescence whitening system can also remove those pesky internal stains. Through this system’s highly concentrated whitening gel, the system is able to target your discolored enamel to break down those stain molecules.

Why should I opt for Opalescence teeth whitening in Auburn?

One of the major benefits of opting for professional teeth whitening from your dentist is that you will get more noticeable results than you if were to choose any of commercial whitening toothpastes or rinses. Our whitening gel contains potassium nitrate, which is known to reduce tooth sensitivity. It also has fluoride, which prevents cavities and strengthens enamel. Therefore the gel used in this system can actually protect your smile.

Furthermore this at-home teeth whitening system is available in four different concentrations to allow for different treatment strengths. This means we can easily whiten teeth while catering to any tooth sensitivity you might have.

If you don’t have time to worry about getting impressions and custom-made dental trays but you still want to get a whiter smile, that’s no problem! Opalescence Go lets you whiten your teeth without needing impressions or customized trays. Everything you need is already in the system. This is also ideal for those looking for whitening touch-ups between treatments.

How often do I need to use my Opalescence teeth whitening?

This will depend on the level of whitening concentration you decide on; however, some patients can opt to wear their customized whitening trays overnight while others only wear them for about 30 minutes each day. This at-home whitening system gives you a lot of flexibility.

To find out more about our Opalescence at-home whitening and whether it’s right for you, call your Auburn dentist Dr. Jim Phillips, Jr. today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions!"

By Dr. Jim Phillips, Jr., DMD
December 12, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

There are things you can do at home to keep your teeth fresh, healthy and white. Here are three ways to keep your smile glowing and healthy between appointments with Dr. Jim Phillips, Jr., DMD, dentist Auburn, AL. 

Drink and Eat More Dairy
Dairy products, like milk, yogurt and cheese are good for your dental health. Dairy contains calcium which is crucial for White Teethmaintaining strong bones and teeth. Also, a 2013 study by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) found that cheese in particular helps prevent cavities and raises the pH level in your mouth after just 10-30 minutes. A pH level above 5.5 is good for protecting your teeth from acid erosion. 

Eat More Apples and Crunchy Fruit
There’s a reason for the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor/dentist away." Apples, pears and similar crunchy fruits are great at cleaning the teeth and stimulating saliva that protects your teeth from acid erosion and staining. So between your appointments with Dr. Phillips, Jr., dentist Auburn, AL, make it a point to eat at least one apple each day as a snack—especially if it’s after a large meal.

Brush with a Whitening Paste
You can keep your teeth bright by brushing with an ADA (American Dental Association) approved toothpaste that has whitening properties. These products have ingredients targeted at brightening your smile with daily use. Some toothpastes can help protect your teeth throughout the day so that the foods you eat won’t stain the enamel. 

Visit Phillips Family Dentistry for Professional Whitening
For the most reliable whitening results, visit the office of Dr. Jim Phillips, Jr., DMD, dentist Auburn, AL. Reach his office at (334) 821-5291 or visit to learn more about his whitening services."

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