Remove Coffee Stains

Coffee is a popular beverage, and many enjoy that cup or two in the morning each day. The downside to coffee is that it can cause staining on your teeth. There are treatments patients can do at home, or in our office to remove those annoying coffee stains. At R2 Center for Dentistry, we offer many cosmetic dental services, and one of our most popular is teeth whitening treatment.

If you are tired of looking at yellow or stained teeth from coffee, then R2 Center for Dentistry is here to help. Our team provides a detailed consultation process to evaluate your teeth and mouth, and create a customized treatment that will work for you. We will discuss all of your teeth whitening options, and give you tips and tricks on how to keep your teeth white at home.

Why Does Coffee Stain Our Teeth?

Coffee contains tannins, and this helps give coffee that deep flavor and brown color. Our teeth are filled with many little pores, and the tannins tend to stick to our teeth when we drink coffee. Plaque attracts the tannins and those can easily be cleaned away. Stains on the enamel of your teeth will need to be treated with a tooth whitening procedure.

How Can Teeth Whitening Help?

Teeth whitening procedures can be done in our office or in the comfort of your own home. Our treatments use a high-quality gel to whiten your teeth safely, and remove coffee stains. The peroxides in the gel are able to reach through the enamel and bleach the stain away. Teeth whitening can restore your smile, and give you bright white teeth in just a few treatments. Let our team help you transform your teeth and restore your confidence. To find out more about our in-office or at-home whitening services, we encourage you to schedule a cosmetic consultation.

What Can I Do at Home To Prevent Coffee Stains?

  • Drink your coffee through a straw to avoid direct contact with your teeth.
  • Use a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash.
  • Rinse your mouth out or brush your teeth after drinking coffee.
  • Avoid charcoal toothpaste as this can damage your enamel.

Interested in Whitening Your Teeth?

If you are interested in finding out more about our teeth whitening services, contact R2 Center for Dentistry, and our friendly staff will be happy to help you.

feature image 10 root canals

If you have had an injury or trauma to a tooth, and have been told you need your tooth extracted, you may wonder how painful the procedure will be. Due to today’s technology, tooth extractions can be done easily while the patient is relaxed and comfortable. At R2 Center for Dentistry Broken Arrow, we use the latest technology and techniques to ensure our patients have a positive experience. We are the leading dentist in Broken Arrow, OK and we always welcome new patients to our practice.

Why Is Tooth Extraction Needed?

Tooth extraction may be necessary due to infection, decay, or trauma. Our goal is to always preserve your tooth, but in some cases the damage is too severe, and removal is required. If you leave a tooth that needs to be extracted, this can lead to further discomfort or infection. Our team at R2 Center for Dentistry always puts our patients’ health first, and we will go above and beyond to ensure you receive exceptional care.

What Can I Expect During the Procedure?

When a patient begins their tooth extraction procedure, local anesthetic is used to keep the patient pain free and comfortable. We rock the tooth back and forth to gently loosen the tooth. Patients may feel some pressure, but should not feel any pain. If the tooth is impacted a small incision in the gum may be required, and sutures may be needed. Once the tooth is removed, we hold gauze in place to stop any bleeding.

Our team will discuss at home care with you after your procedure. Patients may experience some swelling or tenderness around the tooth and mouth, but this should subside after a few days. We recommend patients avoid using a straw to ensure the blood clot stays in place. Patients should also avoid tobacco products, and should follow a soft food diet for the first week of recovery.

Patients can gently rinse with salt water each day to help sanitize the extraction site, and keep bacteria away from the area. After a few days patients can resume their normal oral hygiene routine, but should be careful around the extraction area. Once you are healed, we will have you return to our office to discuss tooth replacement options to restore your smile.

Interested in Finding a Dentist Near You?

If you are looking for a dentist that specializes in tooth removal in Broken Arrow, OK, R2 Center for Dentistry can help. Our doctors have years of experience in general dentistry, and provide quality dental care you can trust. If you think you may have an issue with a tooth, or are in pain, we encourage you to contact our office and be seen right away.

R2 Center for Dentistry Broken Arrow offers a loyalty membership program for patients that do not have dental insurance. Our program has many plans to choose from, and the plans include discounts on services in our office. We offer finance options, and believe our patients should always be able to receive the dental care they need. Ask one of our team members for details!

Our Broken Arrow office is conveniently located near Sequoyah Middle School, making us a great choice for families living in the area. To schedule your appointment with us, contact R2 Center for Dentistry Broken Arrow, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, and many patients encounter pain or discomfort when they eat certain foods that are hot or cold. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, around 40 million adults suffer from sensitivity. Usually, the pain is temporary and can be treated to improve, but not cure the condition.

At R2 Center for Dentistry, we provide many general dentistry services including treatment for patients that suffer from sensitivity. We strive to provide quality dental care in a caring and friendly environment, where patients can relax during their treatment. We welcome new patients to our practice, and look forward to you joining our dental family.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can happen suddenly, and to anyone. Typically, symptoms of sensitivity include a sudden sharp pain when your teeth are exposed to cold, hot, or acidic foods. Tooth sensitivity can also come after you brush or floss your teeth. Teeth whitening can cause sensitivity after treatment, so patients should consider this when they are deciding to start a whitening regimen.

Our teeth are protected by enamel, and underneath the enamel is a layer of dentin. Dentin is soft, and if the enamel on your teeth is worn down, or your gums have receded the dentin can become exposed. Dentin can be exposed from cavities or cracks in your teeth. The dentin is connected to the nerve area, and this is what can cause pain or sensitive teeth.

Other Actions That Can Cause Sensitivity

  • Brushing too vigorously
  • Gum recession from periodontal disease
  • Gingivitis
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Cracked or injured teeth
  • Plaque
  • Acidic foods or drinks
  • Dental procedures such as sensitivity after a filling
  • Teeth Whitening treatments

What Treatments Are Available for Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can never completely go away, but there are treatments available that can help alleviate the sensitivity you experience. If you are experiencing any sensitivity, we recommend you make an appointment for an exam in our office. We can treat sensitivity easier if we know that is what is causing you pain. Never leave pain untreated as this could lead to more serious issues in the future.

Sensitivity Treatments

  • Using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
  • Changing to a soft bristled tooth brush.
  • Use a mouthwash that contains fluoride.
  • Avoid acidic foods or drinks.
  • Avoid clenching or grinding your teeth.
  • Inlays or bonding can help fix a tooth and decrease sensitivity.
  • Gum grafts can help protect the root area of the tooth.
  • Fluoride gel or varnish treatment can help protect your teeth from wear and tear.
  • Root Canal therapy if needed can help with severe tooth sensitivity, but this is typically the last resort.

Taking care of your teeth and knowing when to call your dentist is important. Patients should never have prolonged pain or sensitivity to hot or cold. It is always important to take care of your oral health, and practice good habits at home. At R2 Center for Dentistry, your oral health is our priority, and we strive to provide our patients with quality and affordable dental services. Let our team help you take charge of your dental health.

Ready To Schedule Your Appointment?

If you are interested in finding out more about treatments for tooth sensitivity, contact R2 Center for Dentistry, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.