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Choose Zoom! Teeth Whitening in Waco For A Bright Smile

October 1, 2015

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 11:13 pm

teeth whitening in wacoAre dingy or stained teeth getting in the way of your beautiful smile? Learn more about Zoom! teeth whitening in Waco today.

It’s no mystery why teeth whitening is one of the most popular choices in cosmetic dentistry these days. It’s a quick, affordable (and painless) way to dramatically improve a smile. General, restorative and cosmetic Waco dentist Rick E. Cofer, D.D.S. has a wonderful treatment for patients looking to brighten their smiles: Zoom! Teeth Whitening. Keep reading to learn more about teeth whitening in Robinson and Waco. (more…)

The Teeth-Whitening Wars

August 12, 2015

Portrait of a happy woman living in the city

A not so short time ago, in a galaxy closer than you’d think, there was a dental office located in the heart of Texas; Waco, TX to be exact. There, a staff of dental experts and the man in charge, Dr. Cofer, offered wonderful cosmetic dentistry treatment that would make a persons’ smile brighter and whiter. Also known as teeth whitening treatment, patients from all over the area flocked to receive this fantastic cosmetic remedy. Now, patients from all over the area could make their smiles look clean and beautiful.

We could continue on with the story, but you get the idea. Teeth whitening is one of the more popular services that patients are choosing, and it’s easy to see why. The industry has advanced far enough to where you can choose between whitening your teeth in the comfort of your own home or visiting a dental office. The power of choice is insatiable. If you’re ready to whiten your teeth to a level you’ve never seen, it’s time to pick and choose. So, what’s it going to be? In-office or at-home whitening? For the best teeth whitening Waco has to offer, see Dr. Cofer.

Treatments for Teeth Whitening, 76712

July 8, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-187673890Keeping your teeth as white as can be is an incredibly difficult task, especially if you’re a foodie. Temptation is everywhere when it comes to bingeing on certain foods and beverages. Some foods are good for your teeth, others not so much. Learning the differences between which foods and beverages are or aren’t good for your teeth is important. Maintaining a bright and beautiful smile is what gets you noticed, and we want you to get noticed for all of the right reasons. Dr. Rick Cofer and his staff in Waco, TX want you to know which foods and beverages pose the greatest risk for discoloration and staining.


The Top 5 Foods/Beverages That Stain

These are the main culprits – the sticklers or problem children. Some of these are hard to pass on, but it isn’t impossible to say “no”. At some point in our lives, we have each splurged on some or all of these.

  1. Wine: It’s hard to resist a glass of red or white wine with a delicious dinner, just make sure to drink water and swoosh it around in your mouth between trips. The acidic content of red wine can cause staining and wear away tooth enamel.
  1. Soft Drinks (cola): Acidic and chromogen-rich, cola can cause significant staining. Cola-stained teeth are most common among people who have a can on their desk all the time and sip constantly.
  1. Tea: Perhaps the most surprising on this list, it’s no secret tea has many great health benefits. However, black teas and other dark-hued selections can cause teeth staining. Our suggestion? Try adding some milk into these dark teas or sticking to green, white or herbal teas.
  1. Coffee: Dark roast coffee is a well-known offender of staining teeth. Adding milk or cream to help dilute some of the pigment can go a long way in defending against any staining. Also, be sure to drink water afterwards.
  1. Sweets (Candy, chewing gum, popsicles and certain fruits): Fruits?!? Unfortunately, yes. Certain ones contain teeth-staining coloring agents. They say if your tongue turns a funny color, chances are your teeth will be affected, too. Not regularly consuming these will reduce the chances of staining.

Now, this isn’t to say you should avoid these foods like the plague. Everyone needs a little sugar every now and then, but taking care of your teeth once you have finished splurging is vital. Letting the sugary substances remain on your teeth can cause decay, which can lead to a cavity nightmare. We suggest limiting the amount of sugar and high carbonated foods you intake, and remember to brush and floss regularly. If your teeth are beyond saving, our whitening treatments can help in a huge way!


Our Teeth Whitening Solutions

For the best teeth whitening, Waco dentist Dr. Cofer offers two forms of treatment: Zoom! Whitening and take-home whitening trays:

Zoom! Teeth Whitening is the most effective whitening treatment option available on the market. It can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in under an hour. Even the toughest stains are lifted from your enamel and dentin, revealing your whitest smile yet!

Take-home teeth whitening trays give you the ultimate in convenience, allowing you to whiten whenever and wherever you see fit. Our custom bleaching trays fit your teeth perfectly, giving you even coverage and protecting your soft tissues from the bleaching agent.


Schedule an Appointment

For the best teeth whitening, Robinson, Waco, Hewitt, Bellmead and other cities call Premier Family Dental home. Set aside some time with Dr. Cofer to discuss your options and see if our teeth whitening treatment is right for you. Visit us in Waco, TX today!

Porcelain Veneers from Premier Family Dental in Waco, TX

June 15, 2015

92589293When you look in the mirror or catch your smile in a photograph, do you see the smile you really want or is it the one nature gave you? You know, you don’t necessarily have to settle for what Mother Nature dishes out. You can make a change, and one of the most convenient and striking changes happen when you choose porcelain veneers from Dr. Rick Cofer at Premier Family Dental in Waco, TX. With porcelain veneers, Dr. Cofer and his staff have improved the smiles of many in Waco, and he can do the same for you.

The smile on your face that you see every day can become marred by a number of cosmetic imperfections:

  • Chipped or slightly cracked teeth
  • Teeth that have gaps in between them
  • Stained or discolored teeth that have not responded to teeth whitening
  • Teeth that are somewhat crooked
  • Misshaped teeth

All of these smile downers can be addressed with porcelain veneers.

Porcelain Veneers Waco Loves

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin layers of dental porcelain that are adhesively bonded to the facial side of teeth in your smile zone. Essentially, they provide a complete smile makeover in usually only two office visits.

At the first visit, Dr. Cofer—the cosmetic dentist Waco trusts most—will prepare the teeth that will have veneers. He’ll remove a minimal amount of enamel, which will strengthen the adhesion of your new veneers to your teeth and make sure your veneers lie flush with your other teeth. Then, we’ll take impressions of your prepared teeth and discuss your smile goals. The impressions, along with Dr. Cofer’s exacting instructions, are sent to a cosmetic dental lab, which will fabricate your custom veneers in a few weeks. You’ll return to Premier Family Dental to have your new smile put in place, complements of porcelain veneers.

Call Our Office Today

For a consultation about porcelain veneers or any other cosmetic dentistry service, call Premier Family Dental.  Our Waco, TX, dental office is proud to serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Robinson, Lorena, and beyond.

ClearCorrect from the Cosmetic Dentist Waco, TX, Trusts

June 8, 2015

177241677If you missed the chance to wear traditional braces with metal brackets and wires when you were a kid, then you may still be longing for a smile with beautiful straight teeth. However now, as an adult, you may not be game for the appearance or the hassle—the gum and cheek irritation, the frequent appointments to adjust your braces—that traditional braces require. So, consider ClearCorrect from Premier Family Dental in Waco, TX.

As the name suggests, ClearCorrect straightens your teeth—clearly. And we mean that literally. ClearCorrect uses a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually move your teeth into their proper alignment. There are no metal brackets and no metal wires to bother you or for others to see.

The ClearCorrect Process

Dr. Rick Cofer and his team will take exact measurements of your teeth, as well as photographs, x-rays and molded impressions. These are then sent to the ClearCorrect lab where your custom designed aligners are fabricated. They’ll arrive in our office as a series of sets. All you do is wear each set for the predetermined amount of time before moving on to the next. As you progress through you sets, you’ll begin to see a change in the appearance of your teeth. Gradually your smile will become straighter and straighter. Of course, Dr. Cofer will need to see you in the office periodically to make sure you’re progressing as planned.

The Benefits of ClearCorrect

Wearing clear braces, Waco residents enjoy a number of benefits:

  • Braces that are completely inconspicuous
  • No uncomfortable and distracting metal wires or broken brackets
  • Removable aligners, so you can eat what you want and brush and floss your teeth as usual
  • A treatment time that is typically completed in 12 to 18 months

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to know more about how ClearCorrect can enhance your smile, then schedule an appointment with Premier Family Dental.  Our Waco, TX, dental office is proud to serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Robinson, Lorena, and beyond.

Teeth Whitening Waco, TX, Smiles About

May 25, 2015

185575494Have you noticed that summer just seems to be a happy time? The kids are out of school, the pace slows down, there’s more time to enjoy the company of family and close friends and fun activities are plentiful around Waco. You could go for a bike ride at Cameron Park, spend a relaxing day cruising Lake Brazos or learn something new at the Mayborn Museum Complex. No matter what activity you choose, there are sure to be lots of smiles, and you want yours looking bright and attractive. If your smile could use a boost, then consider teeth whitening from Premier Family Dental in Waco, TX. Dr. Rick Cofer is the cosmetic dentist Waco area residents rely on for healthy and beautiful smiles. With teeth whitening now, your smile will be ready for the fun and sun of summer.

Teeth Whitening for You

As people age, teeth can become stained and discolored for a number of reasons—not the least of which is the unavoidable aging process itself. Other causes include:

  • Frequently consumed foods and beverages, such as chocolate, berries, carrots, coffee, tea, and colas
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Minor cracks in your teeth that hide food particles and other debris
  • Teeth grinding and clenching, which can darken the biting surfaces of your teeth
  • Certain medications and medical treatments
  • Your genetic predisposition for teeth that look more yellow, gray or brown

Whiter Teeth in a Flash!

For the fastest teeth whitening, Robinson and Waco can come to Premier Family Dental for Zoom! Teeth Whitening. This system can take your smile from drab to dazzling in just about one hour. With Zoom, we’ll apply the professional grade whitening gel to your teeth. Then, a special light activates and speeds the whitening process. Your smile will be up to eight shades whiter and brighter.

If your schedule is too busy for another appointment, then we also offer custom take-home whitening trays. We’ll give you bleaching trays that fit your teeth perfectly. Simply fill the trays with the gel we provide and wear them according to Dr. Cofer’s instructions. You should see dramatic results in less than a week.

Call Our Office Today

If you want your smile to be a white and bright as possible for summer, then schedule a teeth whitening appointment at Premier Family Dental.  Our Waco, TX, dental office is proud to serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Robinson, Lorena, and beyond.

Smile Confidently with Help from Your Cosmetic Dentist in Waco, TX

April 10, 2015

101799276As your Waco, TX cosmetic dentist, Dr. Cofer of Premier Family Dental is committed to helping you achieve the beautiful, confident smile of your dreams. Our cosmetic dentistry services are designed with your comfort, oral health, and satisfaction in mind. We want you to love your smile!

A Cosmetic Dentist Waco, TX Trusts

When you are looking for the best cosmetic dentist in Waco, you need to know that the oral healthcare professional you ultimately choose offers a full menu of services that can be customized to meet your unique needs. Dr. Cofer and his team are happy to offer an all-encompassing selection of cosmetic dentistry solutions, including:

  • Professional teeth whitening – We offer both Zoom! Whitening and custom take-home whitening trays for your convenience. Both methods effectively remove years of stains from your teeth, giving you the brilliantly white smile you’ve always wanted.
  • Porcelain veneersThese wafer-thin shells of dental porcelain are capable of correcting a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections, including chips, stains, cracks, gaps between teeth, and moderate crowding or misalignment. You’ll love your new celebrity smile!
  • ClearCorrectUnlike traditional orthodontic treatment, ClearCorrect clear aligners gradually reposition teeth without the use of metal brackets or wires. The aligners are virtually invisible, incredibly comfortable, and easily removed for eating or brushing and flossing.

Whatever your smile needs to shine its brightest, you’ll find it at your Waco, TX cosmetic dentist’s office, Premier Family Dental.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Whether you are looking for a small fix for one unsightly tooth or you are interested in a total smile makeover, our team is here to help. Contact our office in Waco, TX today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cofer and his talented, highly skilled team. We genuinely look forward to helping you reveal a brighter, more attractive smile with our extensive menu of cosmetic dentistry services. Our Waco dental office is proud to serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Robinson, Lorena, and beyond.

Correct Smile Imperfections with New Porcelain Veneers Cosmetic Treatment in Waco, TX

January 10, 2015

77832294Picture perfect smiles aren’t reserved for the rich and famous. We can all have a camera ready smile with new porcelain veneers from Dr. Cofer. Expertly crafted and custom fabricated porcelain veneers can restore discolored or fractured teeth and even improve upon your natural smile characteristics. Porcelain veneers can quickly correct minor twists, overlaps, and small gaps too. If you’ve been hiding from the camera because of a less than perfect smile, schedule a porcelain veneers consultation with Dr. Cofer at Premier Family Dental today.  Dr. Cofer is an experienced and trusted Waco cosmetic dentist, now proudly renewing smiles daily throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena, and the surrounding communities.

What Are Porcelain Veneers and How Are They Placed?

Veneers are actually a compilation of several thin ceramic layers which can replace damaged or compromised tooth enamel. To apply new porcelain veneers, about a millimeter of the original tooth enamel must be removed. This is essential to create room for the porcelain veneer to fit seamlessly over the tooth. The strength of the bond between the original tooth and porcelain veneer is critical to achieve the esthetic perfection you desire, as well as the correct functioning of the veneer alongside your natural teeth. Light-sensitive resin is placed between the enamel and veneer and the mixture is cemented permanently using a special curing light.

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?

Veneers are extremely versatile and can successfully repair tooth color, shape, and contour. They can also fix fractured teeth, gaps between teeth, and in some situations, hide minor bite-related problems. For many patients, superficial stains do not respond well to traditional teeth whitening or bleaching. In these cases, new veneers may also be the best option.

Waco Porcelain Veneers Appointments

Quickly regain the bright and confident smile you desire. Schedule your personalized porcelain veneers consultation with Dr. Cofer at Premier Family Dental today.  Dr. Cofer is a highly qualified Waco cosmetic dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena, and the neighboring areas.

Smile Confidently This Season with Holiday Teeth Whitening from Dr. Cofer

December 24, 2014

82636110Are you dreading the many holiday “pics” you’ll be asked to take this year? If you’re camera shy because of stained or discolored teeth, it’s time take care of the problem once and for all with a holiday teeth whitening solution from Premier Family Dental. Dr. Cofer is an experienced cosmetic dentist that delivers fast and reliable treatment. Make your appointment to see Dr. Cofer at Premier Family Dental today for the holiday teeth whitening you need.  Premier Family Dental restores smiles daily throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena, and the surrounding communities.

What Are Your Holiday Teeth Whitening Choices?

You have three basic choices for whitening your teeth. You could switch to a teeth whitening toothpaste. However, this is probably the least effective method. Whitening toothpastes don’t actually contain the beaching agents necessary to correct stains and discoloration. They contain mild abrasives that can only polish away shallow surface stains. Teeth whitening toothpaste is best used as a way to maintain your results after you have chosen a more effective method. Your next choice may be to try an over-the-counter teeth whitening product. These products may come in the form of whitening strips, gels, rinses, or trays. Though more powerful than teeth whitening toothpastes, it can take several weeks of daily use before these products begin to show any significant results. In addition, the prolonged exposure to bleaching agents could be irritating if you have sensitive teeth and gums. Your best bet is to choose professional teeth whitening from a qualified cosmetic dentist. Dr. Cofer offers professional take-home teeth whitening with custom made whitening trays that you can use at your leisure. Professional whitening can whiten your teeth by several shades after just a few days. Dr. Cofer can also ensure that your gums are protected from irritation and infection.

Holiday Teeth Whitening Appointments in Waco, TX

Don’t miss out on all those special holiday moments because you have to hide a discolored smile. Make a holiday teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Cofer today. Dr. Cofer and the attentive team at Premier Family Dental can help you achieve the teeth whitening results you deserve.  Premier Family Dental proudly serves families throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena, and nearby areas.

Celebrate Summer with A New Smile with Porcelain Veneers!

June 17, 2014

shutterstock_192589115One of the biggest things people are doing right now is preparing for summer. Getting their beach bodies ready and buying all of the food to make for the perfect barbeque, everyone is excited to finally be able to let their hair down and have some fun in the summer sun! One thing people may be overlooking, however, is revamping their smile! If you have crooked, misaligned, chipped, or stained teeth, you may feel as though your smile will never be exactly the way you want it. Fortunately, Dr. Rick Cofer is able to give you the smile of your dreams thanks to porcelain veneers.

The start to getting your porcelain veneers begins with a consultation with Dr. Cofer. There, he will be able to fully assess your smile in its current state, as well as ask you about your future goals regarding your smile. This will also give you the chance to address any questions or concerns you may have, as we want you to be fully informed throughout the entire procedure. Once it is determined that you are a candidate, that is where the real fun begins!

Your natural tooth is prepared for your porcelain veneers by removing a small bit of enamel. This way, we are sure your mouth has enough space for your new smile! Your custom made porcelain veneers are then added, and are made permanent with dental resin cement. A simple procedure, but at the end, you are left with a completely new smile that anyone would be proud of showing off! If you are curious as to how Dr. Cofer can help give your smile the makeover you deserve just in time for summer with porcelain veneers, make an appointment today, and the entire Premier Family Dental team will be glad to help!

Premier Family Dental provides quality dental care from our Waco dental office because we truly believe in the power of a beautiful smile. We serve patients from Robinson, Lorena, and the Central Texas area. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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