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Why A Dentist Is Better Than A Tanning Salon For Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

You can get the sparkle back in your smile with a variety of teeth-whitening methods. Teeth whitening is a fast, easy way to brighten teeth and enhance your smile. It is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Regain confidence in your smile by scheduling your teeth whitening appointment with Fulmer Dentistry.

Not all teeth whitening treatments provide the same results. To get the best results possible, you will want to visit Dr. Fulmer for his in-office teeth whitening treatment. He will take the time to answer all of your teeth whitening questions and walk you through the process.

Dr. Fulmer utilizes state-of-the-art technology to bleach the teeth of his patients. This bleaching process typically only requires one visit and is completed in just one hour. Because Dr. Fulmer is supervising the procedure, a stronger bleaching solution is used than what’s utilized at a tanning salon, which is usually just an in-home kit and you would have to apply several applications. Unlike having your teeth whitened at a tanning salon, our in-office whitening uses a stronger agent to color the teeth, while protecting your gums and mouth from these agents. If you have sensitive gums, we will make sure that they don’t get more irritated.

It is important that the teeth whitening procedure not harm the existing tooth enamel that could bring new problems and costs later on. With Dr. Fulmer supervising the whitening process, you can rest assured that your dental health is in good hands and you will get the results that you expect.

Not only is Dr. Fulmer with you during the whitening process, as opposed to no one at a tanning salon, he is then able to deal with issues that may arise from the process such as tooth sensitivity immediately.

Whitening your teeth at a tanning salon may take several weeks to get the results that you want, while whitening your teeth at Fulmer Dentistry will take little over an hour to get a radiant, white smile. With proper dental care, you can maintain the brightness a lot longer by avoiding habits such as drinking coffee, and smoking cigarettes.

To have white teeth, it is important to see a professional such as Dr. Fulmer, instead of doing it yourself while you are tanning. Dr. Fulmer is eager to help you smile with confidence, as he takes pride in seeing all those happy smiles in Kenosha and Paddock Lake. For the best teeth whitening results, contact Fulmer Dentistry today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment.

Dr. Fulmer Discusses the Benefits of Dental Implants

A visit to the dentist isn’t always about a cleaning and oral check-up. Sometimes people come in for root canals, fillings, or other restorative dental work, such as a dental implant. Don’t worry, a trip to Dr. Fulmer’s office can be a relaxing, anxiety-free experience.Dental Implant

If you are worried about receiving a dental implant, don’t be. A dental implant is an effective, attractive, and secure way to fill gaps in your smile, while preserving your existing teeth. Not to mention, you will be able to smile more confidently once the procedure is complete. When teeth are lost because of disease or an accident (not wearing a mouthguard when playing sports), dental implants may be a good option.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Implants offer firm support to your teeth, and won’t slip or shift in your mouth — which is important when you are eating or speaking.
  • Implant-supported dentures are more comfortable than traditional dentures.
  • Dental implants help keep the jawbone from shrinking.
  • Implants are a good value, because they can last a lifetime with good care.

Dental implants are an effective way to replace a single tooth or several missing teeth. Here are several reasons why you may want to choose dental implants:

  • You hide your smile because you have missing teeth.
  • You are dissatisfied with your removable partial dentures.
  • You wear dentures that are uncomfortable.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone to replace the root of one or more missing teeth. Once in place, they allow Dr. Fulmer to mount replacement teeth to them.

There are two types of dental implants that the American Dental Association considers to be safe:

  • Endosteal Implants – These are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is needed to connect a post to the original implant. The artificial tooth or teeth are then attached to the post individually or grouped together on a bridge or denture.
  • Subperiosteal Implants – These implants consist of a metal frame that is fitted onto the jawbone just below the gum tissue. As the gums heal, the frame will become fixed to the jawbone. As with endosteal implants, the artificial teeth are then mounted to the posts.

Dental implants are usually more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement options. Dr. Fulmer will discuss all of the costs with you and determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You will also need to commit to keeping the implants healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of the implants.

Dr. Fulmer has performed hundreds of dental implant procedures and he has first-hand knowledge of how much easier the procedure has become for him to perform and for the patient to endure. Dr. Fulmer will conduct the implant procedure according to the highest standards in the industry. Call Dr. Fulmer to discuss if a dental implant is appropriate for you.

National Children’s Dental Month

National Children’s Dental Month

February was National Children’s Dental Month to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health. Parents and children are encouraged to brush their teeth for 2 minutes twice a day. There’s no need to wait until your baby’s teeth actually start coming in to lay the foundations of good oral health. Good nutrition and oral hygiene can start right away. Here are some oral health tips for your children.

1. Start Proper Dental Habits
You can gently clean your infant’s gums and teeth that are coming in with water-soaked gauze.

2. Teach your Children Good Dental Hygiene
Brushing your teeth regularly is critical to their oral health. Start brushing your child’s teeth with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste, not more than a pea sized amount. Let your child do it at first and then follow up to teach them proper technique. By age six, they should be able to brush by themselves. Then you can introduce them to flossing.

3. Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Don’t put your child down for a nap with a pacifier or bottle filled with anything but water. Sugary liquids can cling to their teeth and the potential for tooth decay dramatically increases.

4. Avoid Sugar and Cut Back On Juice
Limit your child to only 4 ounces of 100% juice a day. It will take your child’s saliva a minimum of 30 minutes to neutralize the acid that sugar creates. The more sugar that they have throughout the day, the higher the increase in their chances of tooth decay.

5. Make a Dentist Appointment
You may make your child’s first dentist appointment by the age of one and then regularly after that. Your dentist will be able to teach you how to prevent dental disease, check for cavities and properly take care of your child’s teeth.

Brushing your child’s teeth for two minutes at night and reading for 20 minutes before bed is a good way of building oral health habits and literacy habits. Here are some good books to read with your children before going to the dentist; ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth from A – Z, Curious George Visits the DentistElmo Visits the Dentist, and The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums.

Teaching your children proper dental care techniques at a young age will result in a lifetime of bright smiles and happy teeth. If you have any questions about your child’s teeth, call Dr. Fulmer.


Reminder – Dr. Fulmer will be participating on the Rotary Club of Kenosha-West team in the Kenosha Literacy Council Hollywood Buzz Spelling Bee on Friday, April 8th. You can join in the fun too – here is more information: http://www.kenoshalit.org/hollywood-buzz-klcs-17th-annual-spelling-bee