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Q. How does teeth whitening work?
A. The more common “tooth bleaching” involves the placement of a bleaching solution on the teeth to eliminate stains and discoloration. The solution is held in place by a custom-made, see-through tray that fits over the teeth. This mouthpiece is worn at home and takes up to four weeks to completely whiten teeth.
Midlothian Dental Center also offers ZOOM!, the in-office power bleaching treatment with a bright halogen light, which is done in our office and takes only one visit!
Q. Do dentures need to be replaced?
A. We at Midlothian Dental Center find that dentures will need to be relined, remade or rebased due to normal wear over a period of time and normal shrinkage of your gums and bones.
Q. If you wear dentures, are dental adhesives necessary?
A. Dentures that fit properly do not usually require adhesives. However, adhesives may be advised during the time when you acclimate to the presence of dentures in your mouth, because air slips in under the base and moves them when you laugh, smile or cough. The more you wear dentures, the better you will be able to control their movements in these situations. In general, we feel that dentures which do not stay in place are probably not fitted correctly.