Do you miss the days when your smile looked both natural and beautiful? In fact, have you not been able to smile confidently since you had a metal filling or crown placed several years ago? If so, stop settling where your smile is concerned, and instead talk to your dentist about how a modern restoration like a tooth-colored dental filling or even a porcelain crown could likely help to improve both your comfort and your confidence.
Do you feel like the one thing holding you back from living your dream life, or at least close to it, are the imperfections in your smile? It can be hard to feel confident asking for a promotion, heading out on a first date, or even posing for photos with friends and family, when you are plagued by insecurities in your smile. From deep staining to minor gaps, small or strangely shaped teeth, to noticeable wear caused by years of teeth grinding, there are a number of aesthetic concerns that can cause insecurity. Fortunately, there are also a lot of ways a cosmetic dentist could help you improve the look of your smile. Then it will be up to you to decide how you take advantage of the newfound confidence a great smile can bring! (more…)
Did you lose a tooth in 2016, or need to have one extracted? If so, you may still be trying to figure out how to cope with the loss. You may also be feeling frustrated or embarrassed by your incomplete smile, or an ill-fitting denture for that matter. Fortunately, dental implants provide a way to complete a smile securely, and with natural-looking results. So if you are ready to stop struggling because of tooth loss, and instead to rebound from it, why not talk to your dentist about whether dental implants could be ideal for your smile? (more…)
You may not have ambitions to be featured on the silver screen, or to become a TV star. But if you watch red carpet shows and dream of a star-worthy smile you are certainly not alone. Many people are mesmerized, and also envious, of the beautiful smiles that today’s hottest stars boast. Fortunately, you don’t have to be famous to have a dynamite smile. In fact, your cosmetic dentist could likely help you hide any imperfections that are causing you insecurity, while also helping to reveal more of your smile’s natural beauty. That way your smile can dazzle, right here in your daily life! (more…)
When we are growing up most of us are only told that we need to brush our teeth to prevent cavities. Of course, at a young age, that is all we really need to know, because no child wants a cavity! However, as we get older, routine dental care is about more than just cavities. Periodontal, or gum, disease is the major cause of tooth loss among adults, and routine dental care helps to prevent us from developing gum disease. The same bacterial plaque that causes tooth decay, can lead to gingivitis (the earliest stage of gum disease) and eventually full-blown gum disease if not removed regularly. Regularly means, twice a day before it can calcify (harden) into tartar which can only be removed via a professional dental cleaning. That is why routine dental care is so important!
Have you spent years feeling embarrassed by your misaligned smile? Do you avoid selfies and even photos with friends, because you are so ashamed of your smile? Worse, does an overbite or underbite make chewing difficult or uncomfortable? Many adults feel ashamed of their smiles’ misalignment, yet they let the fear of having to wear traditional braces stop them from seeking help. After all, who wants to be the only adult in the office or workplace with a mouth full of visible metal braces? Fortunately, Invisalign treatment makes it possible to address many alignment problems without resorting to metal braces. In fact, it offers a discreet and more comfortable treatment option for those hoping to improve their smiles! (more…)
Do you find yourself frequently trying to check your breath, because lately, it has been pretty bad most of the time? Have you even been humiliated to have a coworker, friend or loved one point out that your breath has become offensive? If so, your first temptation might be to buy out the nearest store’s supply of chewing gum and breath mints. Unfortunately, these are only temporary fixes to what could be indication of a much larger oral health problem. If you really want to do something effective to combat your chronic bad breath, it’s important to talk to your dentist about what could be to blame for the problem, and more importantly, what dental hygiene steps can be taken to improve your smile’s health and to restore your fresh breath! (more…)
When was the last time you went out with friends, and felt confident laughing with them, much less meeting new people? How long has it been since you could speak with coworkers or others, without feeling the desire to hide your smile? Imperfections in the smile can cause a great deal of insecurity, making otherwise fun activities awkward, embarrassing, or downright frightening. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to address many imperfections, with great, natural-looking results. So if you are ready to enjoy restored confidence, make 2017 the year you speak with your cosmetic dentist about the treatments that could help leave you with a more beautiful, confidence-inducing smile! (more…)
It was Shakespeare that first forced us to ask that now age-old question, “What’s in a name?” But do you ever find yourself asking a more dental-minded question, like “What’s in tooth enamel?” Tooth enamel is strong, as you might already know. Yet it is still susceptible to staining, acidic erosion, and eventually can be decayed to the point of infection. So how do you protect it? What does preventive dentistry really require? What do you do when it shows signs of wear? And put even more simply, what’s in enamel and why does it matter? (more…)
Do you want to keep your smile in tip top shape in 2017? If so, now is the perfect time to make a resolution to care for your teeth and gums. The great news is that with simple steps taken at-home, combined with routine professional preventive dental care, you really can avoid cavities in the coming year. Just make sure this is one resolution you stick to, if you want to enjoy prolonged oral health! (more…)