If all you really want this Christmas is to start next year with a brighter and more brilliant smile, you don’t need to wait on a visit from Santa. You need to visit the cosmetic dentist! From teeth whitening to gum contouring, cosmetic dentistry includes a number of treatments, all designed to eradicate imperfections and enhance your natural beauty. So, if you’re tired of wishing on stars or waiting too see if you made the “Nice list,” it’s time to call your cosmetic dentist, who can help give you a gift that will keep on giving, namely a newly brilliant, dazzling smile. (more…)
The holidays are a wonderful time to gather together with loved ones and to create quality memories that will last a lifetime. Of course, they are also a time known for rich foods and all-day feasts, which can leave you with some dental problems that could linger long than you’d like. To avoid starting the new year with cavities and other oral health issues, there are simple steps you can take at-home and while traveling. Combined with great dental hygiene and regular preventive care, a smart diet can help you maintain a lovely and healthy smile. (more…)
How much do you know about effective brushing? Are you aware that your daily brushing and flossing are both essential aspects of your home preventive care? If so, you may find yourself wondering from time to time whether you’re making the most of your dental hygiene or if there’s a particular portion you could be performing with greater accuracy. After all, the better the care you provide for your smile, the easier it is to avoid problems like tooth decay and periodontal disease. Do yourself a favor – consider some helpful (and easy to incorporate) tips to make sure your brushing is all that it can be.
If the last time you truly loved your smile was back when VHS tapes were the only way to watch a movie, you could be well overdue for a visit to your cosmetic dentist. Over time, smiles have a tendency to collect stains, which can leave a once bright smile looking dinging as the years go by. Many become noticeably discolored, and most lack the vibrancy they once boasted. But professional teeth whitening can help turn back the clock, so to speak, helping to erase years’ worth of stains, and revealing a whiter, brighter smile you’ll be proud to show off. (more…)
No one wants to hear the dreaded word, “cavity,” when visiting the dentist. But what most people don’t realize is that a cavity diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of your beautiful smile. In most cases, simple treatment like a dental filling is enough to restore your tooth, so you can get back to chewing comfortably and smiling confidently. Just don’t delay treatment if you’re worried about a cavity, because the sooner you seek restorative treatment the more likely the dentist will be able to save that damaged tooth!
If you’ve lost a couple of teeth to tooth decay or infection, a dental bridge could be an excellent option for tooth replacement. The bridge actually fills the gap between two crowns, whether it’s a one tooth gap or multiple teeth. In preparation for a dental bridge, the teeth on either side of the bridge will need crowns (or caps) placed over them. Once the bridge is placed, the crowns serve as its support. Depending on your situation, you may need implants if your teeth are not strong enough to hold a crown. What is a dental bridge? How does it work?
Cosmetic dentistry involves treatments that improve smiles. We may erase discoloration or even change the shape of your tooth. Doing so can improve your confidence and give you new reasons to maintain good oral health. We want you to be proud of your smile and we can help make this a possibility with cosmetic dentistry.
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