Cosmetic dentistry is an umbrella term that refers to treatment and procedures which serve to improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth. Dr. Palmisano offers several cosmetic treatments in her office including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and bonding veneers.
Dr. Palmisano has taken more than the required number of continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry, and she will help you determine which cosmetic treatments are most optimal in helping you achieve your best smile.
In an effort to remove stains from their teeth, ancient Egyptians made toothpaste out of pumice stone and vinegar. Romans whitened their teeth with a urine-based mixture – somewhat effective due to the whitening qualities of ammonia. It wasn’t until 1989 that a truly successful and safe bleaching system was discovered. Carbamide peroxide was found to be a highly effective dental whitening agent, and at-home whitening trays were born.