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Dr. Bruce Silva and his team at Austin Premier Dental are dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate dental health care.

December 28, 2016

New year, new you, right? Get ready to make your New Year’s resolutions! On top of your perennial weight loss goal, why not resolve to have whiter teeth in 2017. By coming to see Dr. Silva, this is one New Year’s resolution you can actually keep! Clean, white teeth are not only the key to a great smile and a good indicator of good health and hygiene, they also play an important role in self-confidence and how you come across to others.

So what’s holding you back from whiter teeth? In addition to helping boost your self-esteem, removing those yellow stains, made from years of drinking coffee and tea, and possibly from other bad habits, like smoking, whiter, better looking teeth will surely mean you’ll be smiling more – something your friends and family will definitely notice.

At Austin Premier Dental, we offer several teeth whitening options, including an in-office procedure that can offer a brighter, whiter smile in only an hour. We also offer customized take-home options as an alternative. Each type of treatment can eliminate the superficial stains, yellowing, and darkening that come with age. Whichever treatment you choose, and because each patient is different, you can rest assured that Dr. Bruce Silva will work with you closely to determine the most appropriate teeth whitening method for you.

Call Dr. Bruce Silva today for a consultation and start the new year with a new smile!

July 23, 2016

The Internet is full of tips, tricks and “life hacks” to brighten your smile. Some of these are helpful and innovative and others can cause serious damage to your teeth. Let’s go over the most recent batch of do-it-yourself tricks to whiten your teeth.

Baking soda has been a longtime favorite to naturally freshen breath and whiten teeth. Baking soda and peroxide as a paste and left on the teeth for a short period of time can whiten your teeth but the newest form of baking soda and lemon juice left on the teeth for longer periods of time can be very damaging to your smile. The acids in lemon juice can break down your teeth’s enamel that can lead to damage, sensitivity and the risk for discoloration. This also goes for the “hack” that baking soda and coconut oil are an effective “toothpaste.” Baking soda is just abrasive and difficult on enamel and this recipe removes some of the key ingredients in toothpaste that make it effective and helpful in protecting your teeth, like fluoride. Baking soda and water as a paste on the teeth is simply applying an abrasive to a sensitive surface and is not encouraged as a solution to brighten your smile.

A surprising hack that works is in fact rubbing a banana peel on your teeth. The potassium in the peels of bananas can help brighten smiles but not significantly. If used correctly, however, it can provide a very subtle change in the brightness of your smile.

If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth and are looking for a solution that really works, call Dr. Silva, he can help you whiten your smile with a wide variety of professional tools and products to help you get the smile of your dreams.


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