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Brought to you by Lake Grove's Dr. Charles Branen - Lake Grove Dental - LAKE OSWEGO DENTISTRY INSIDER -

Lake Grove's Dr. Charles Branen - Lake Grove Dental - LAKE OSWEGO DENTISTRY INSIDERIt is no secret that we only have one chance to make a great first impression. Research done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has shown that your smile is one of the first features noticed when meeting someone new, and that you are more likely to be perceived as intelligent, interesting and successful with a bright, healthy smile. Given the importance of a perfect smile, most people surveyed would be willing to spend money safeguarding their teeth as they age. The good news is it doesn't have to cost a lot.

Regular dental cleanings help keep away stains and the biofilm that leads to plaque build-up and dental decay. Whitening products are widely available now and much more affordable than in years past. The products that dental offices provide are usually safer and more effective than over-the-counter products. If you aren't sure your teeth will whiten, then try a set of pre-loaded disposable trays for $12. If you like the outcome, you can repeat the process. Our favorite technique for whitening is at-home custom trays that the patient loads with a whitening solution and wears for a short duration over a couple weeks or until satisfactory results are achieved. In the long run, this is the cheapest solution. The cost for this is under $100 and the trays, if properly maintained, may be used for years.

Next time you are in for your check-up, be sure to ask how we can help make your smile whiter and brighter!

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com

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