Ben and Gary Show Episodes

Ben and Gary Show - Episode 12


Whitening Toothpaste: Friend or Foe?

In this video, Doctors Ben and Gary dive right into the hot topic of whitening toothpastes and why they do NOT recommend them to their patients!

Whitening toothpastes are actually more abrasive than traditional toothpastes, due to the increased amount of silicon in them.

Beware of those that whitening toothpastes that advertise "extra strength!" The more abrasive the toothpaste, the more harm it causes to your teeth.

Negative Effects of Whitening Toothpaste:

- wear/damage to tooth enamel over time

- causes sensitivity

- scratches on the teeth, caused by abrasion, make it easier for future stains to adhere

- possible gum recession

The Doctors compare the abrasive ingredient in whitening toothpaste to the "Comet" cleaning product but... for your teeth! Instead, the Doctors recommend using Ultra Soft toothbrushes and sticking to the classic toothpastes and/or Sensodyne (which contains even less of an abrasive index than traditional...

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Ben and Gary Show - Episode 11


Can My Teeth Be Too White? 

Everyone desires a whiter smile, but is there a such thing as "too white?"  In this video, Doctors Ben & Gary not only answer this FAQ but dive right into the discussion of the different methods to whitening your teeth. 

Whitening Methods:
  • In-Office Bleaching
  • Home Bleaching
  • Restorative Dentistry (Crowns/Veneers)

The Doctors elaborate on how achieving that much sought after "Hollywood Smile" is more than just having whiter teeth but more so having natural looking teeth.

Too White Teeth Make Your Smile Look Fake

Drs. Ben and Gary place emphasis on the common goal here at Smiles International. They suggest that your newly restored smile should compliment the patient in such a way that people think their teeth have been untouched - rather than warranting responses like "Hey, your veneers look great!"

The Doctors consistently aim to produce brilliant restorations that...

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