Additional Oral Hygiene Services – Omaha, NE
Paul Krause Dental offers additional oral hygiene services in the Omaha area. We do more than just routine dental cleanings. From teeth whitening, to occlusal guards, we can do it all! For all your oral hygiene questions or to schedule your cleaning, turn to Paul Krause Dental!
Professional take-home teeth whitening kits available from Paul Krause Dental contain a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide and provide excellent results in 1 to 2 weeks of prescribed use. Custom-fit trays keep the whitening solution on the surface of the tooth to be whitened, and allow for only slight exposure of the solution to the sensitive gingival area. The cost of take-home whitening is considerably lower than in-office whitening.
The typical procedure followed in our Omaha dental office to obtain an in-home teeth whitening kit would be:
Impressions are taken of your upper and lower teeth and sent to the dental laboratory to make your trays. It will normally take 1 to 2 weeks for the dental lab to make your trays. The initial shade of your teeth is recorded in your dental chart for comparison when whitening has been completed.
An appointment will be made to show you how to dispense the teeth whitening solution in the trays and give you detailed instructions to follow. Take-home teeth whitening is typically used less than one hour a day for two weeks, and can be used for touch-up applications thereafter. Certain brands may be worn overnight for your convenience. Always brush and floss your teeth before placing the trays in your mouth, and avoid eating, drinking, or smoking while wearing the trays and for approximately 30 minutes after teeth whitening.
- A follow-up appointment is made to track your results and determine the final shade of your teeth.
Paul Krause Dental provides a removable appliance to minimize the effects of bruxism (grinding) & other occlusal factors. Occlusal guards have significant benefits for those who have had implants placed to support full-arch restoration. Occlusal night guards are dental appliances that protect the teeth from damage done during sleep – sometimes referred to as an occlusal splint, the night guard may cover one or both rows of teeth. The occlusal night guard is made with clear acrylic resin that is molded to fit the individual, based on an impression that is taken.
Intra Oral Camera
An intra oral camera gives your oral hygienist a better look at the inside of your mouth and can catch things the human eye cannot. This device is great to increase patient awareness. Intra oral cameras are a valuable tool for patient education and case documentation. These digital cameras can capture images without the need for external lighting. Patients do not always accept treatment they cannot understand, but an intraoral camera allows them to see what you see giving them piece of mind on their overall visit and cleaning process.