Why to Use a Dentist for Teeth Whitening

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A member of the American Dental Association, Monica Boniadi, DDS, treats patients at her private practice in Aliso Viejo, California. Dr. Monica Boniadi specializes in cosmetic dentistry and possesses experience in teeth whitening.

Before whitening your teeth at home, consider a professional for these reasons.

A dentist considers the type of discoloration. Teeth discoloration can be the result of many factors, including use of tobacco products, consumption of wine, and trauma to the teeth. While all types are treatable, some stains or forms of discoloration take more planning. For example, yellow stains can go through traditional whitening treatment to improve coloring within two weeks, while non-vital or dead teeth require a longer treatment timeframe. Non-vital teeth are likely to be darker than others, so a dentist must begin treatment on dead teeth prior to others to ensure all teeth result in the same shade of white.

A dentist can give you realistic advice. In-office whitening comes with a consultation, which will give patients a more realistic idea of what can be achieved. A dentist will evaluate a patient’s oral history as well as habits. Habits, such as smoking, are discussed to ensure an individual understands that continuous use will affect results. Those who have undergone teeth restoration will also be given perspective on how their teeth will change. Specifically, restored teeth will not be as white as original teeth. In this case, a dentist can recommend other solutions, like crowns and veneers, to avoid uneven whitening.

A dentist offers quicker results. Professional, in-office procedures offer dramatic results following the first treatment because the whitening product is enhanced with other dental tools, such as heat and laser. A person requires only one 30- to 60-minute treatment to achieve noticeable results. For further whitening, a dentist can provide additional treatments thereafter.

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The Benefits of OCDS Membership

Monica Boniadi, DDS, is the owner and dentist of the Laser and Cosmetic Dental Institute of Orange County. Dedicated to staying up to date on the newest developments and advancements within the field of dentistry, Dr. Monica Boniadi is a member of several professional organizations, including the Orange County Dental Society (OCDS).

A component of the California Dental Association (CDA), the OCDS is the largest of that group’s 32 dental society components and is committed to advancing dental ethics and excellence. There are several benefits to becoming a member of the OCDS. Following are just a few of these opportunities and benefits.

– Social events: OCDS members have the opportunity to attend the organization’s various events. This includes its Hospitality in Anaheim event; the OCDS Night with the Angels; and its various Membership Mixers. Registration for these events is free for members, and the Hospitality in Anaheim event allows members to earn continuing education credits.

– Networking: members may communicate with the organization on Facebook and Twitter, and have access to the OCDS’ newly designed website. Additionally, they may download the organization’s mobile app, which provides members with such things as a calendar of events, online registration, and a membership directory.

– Educational opportunities: the OCDS maintains a continuing education program that includes six lectures for members. It also offers courses about infection control and the California Dental Practice Act for various licenses, as well as a two-day seminar that is available to members. Further, members are invited to the OCDS’ New Dentist Committee Presents event.

The Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity

Dr. Monica Boniadi is a dentist with nearly 20 years of clinical experience. Currently practicing in Laguna Hills, California, Dr. Monica Boniadi earned her DDS from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated with honors and was a member of the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity.

Considered the country’s oldest fraternity for dentists, Delta Sigma Delta was founded in the early 1880s by Lou Mitchell and Chas Howard, two graduates of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. The two students recognized the need for an honor society specific to dentists. They created the group as a way to bring together outstanding dentistry students, as well as to attract top-quality practitioners and teachers.

Delta Sigma Delta currently has undergraduate chapters in dental schools throughout the country, in addition to graduate chapters in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia. The organization sponsors a number of professional programs, educational programs, and social functions for its members.