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By Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S.
December 19, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Are you looking for ways to whiten your teeth naturally? If so, you aren't alone. More Americans than ever are trying DIY teeth whitening recipes, hoping to finally get that beautiful, white smile they've always dreamed of. In fact, a Google search for "DIY teeth whitening" brings up 1,650,000 results. One questions remains, however: Do DIY teeth whitening treatments really work?Teethh Whitening

Unfortunately, at the answer is no, at least not most of the time. While there are undoubtedly some treatments out there that have shown minor results for some users, for the average person looking for teeth whitening in Camarillo, these DIY teeth whitening treatments produce negligible results.

Why Don't DIY Teeth Whitening Treatments Work?

Most DIY teeth whitening treatments don't work simply because they don't contain ingredients that are strong enough to make any difference. For example, one popular treatment calls for the use of strawberries and baking soda. While this combination can be used to brush away some plaque, which can make teeth appear slightly whiter, it doesn't actually whiten your teeth at all. If it did, you would have whiter teeth every time you ate strawberry pie, which seems awfully far-fetched.

In order to achieve whiter teeth, you need ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, both of which are key ingredients in teeth whitening products you can find in over-the-counter products or in dentists' offices. Without these ingredients, your results are likely to be subtle at best.

Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S. Provides Reliable Teeth Whitening in Camarillo

For teeth whitening in Camarillo that produces real results, you need to visit a professional like Charles E. Scholler. While some teeth whitening toothpastes can lighten your teeth's color a few shades, they can also wear away at your teeth's enamel. Bleaching can also be effective, but it doesn't work well with dental restorations such as crowns and bridges. With professional bleaching by Charles E. Scholler, however, you get safe and effective tooth whitening that can last as long as five years.

If you're ready for a dazzling white smile that lights up the room, don't waste your time on DIY tooth whitening treatments that will be ineffective at best and harmful at worst. Instead, call Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S. for professional quality teeth whitening Camarillo residents trust to be safe and effective.

By Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S.
December 15, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

If your teeth are in good condition but don’t quite fit your ideal for a perfect smile, you might just need a relatively minor cosmetic adjustment. Veneers are dental restorations that require minimal preparation and dental work but give you maximum results. Let Camarillo dentist Dr. Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S. help supercharge your smile with veneers.

What Are Veneers?
To understand the concept of a veneer, think of putting a laminate floor over a badly damaged hardwood floor. The floor underneath is still there, but the laminate “wood” lies on top making it look brand new. A veneer is very similar to that laminate covering—it is a thin layer of material that the dentist bonds over your original tooth for a better looking appearance.

How Long Will it Take to Get My Veneers?
You may be surprised at how quickly you’ll have your new smile after you visit Camarillo veneers dentist Dr. Scholler for your first dental consultation. There are three main steps:

  • The initial consultation (x-rays and discussion of options).
  • Tooth preparation, impressions and a temporary restoration (which may be included in the initial appointment depending on your individual case).
  • The appointment to bond your finished veneer to the surface of your tooth.

Some patients have their veneers in a matter of weeks. To really supercharge your smile for lasting results, the dentist must have sufficient time to carefully examine your teeth.

A Supercharged Smile with Veneers
One thing that Camarillo veneers dentist Dr. Scholler prides himself on his ability to give patients the results they intimately desire using the latest dental technology. He is also committed to treating each patient with “warmth, respect and dignity” so you can relax knowing that you’re in good hands. Contact his office at (805) 386-3199 to ask for a free initial visit to talk about dental veneers, or visit his website at for more information about this cosmetic procedure.