Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You Put Your Best Smile Forward

Cosmetic Dentistry BEautiful SmileJust as many women rely on makeup to help them put their best face forward, cosmetic dentistry can help make you feel more confident about your smile. From discoloration to diastema (the term for gaps between the teeth), there are cosmetic treatments available to help erase, improve or hide esthetic concerns, so you can get on with life smiling more confidently. There’s no reason to settle for flaws in your smile, after all, when cosmetic dentistry can help give you a beautiful smile! (more…)

Skip the Sweets and Opt for Fun, Sugar-free Treats

Trick or Treat Preventive DentistryIf you’d like to give the kids something to smile about this Halloween, that won’t send them for fillings later in the year, there are lots of fun dentist-approved alternatives. Nobody ever said you have to dole out confections, after all, to have a spooky good time. Here are some great ideas for trick-or-treaters, that aren’t sugar-filled or candy-based, plus a few preventive tips on how to keep those young smiles healthy, even if you do decide to enjoy a few pieces of candy here and there. (more…)

Cavity Coping with Preventive Care and Fillings As Needed

Preventing Cavities Pumpkin headWith Halloween right around the corner, you have probably already begun your prep. Costumes must be secured, cameras must be charged, and, of course, buckets of candy must be readied. In all your excitement to enjoy the holiday with your family, though, it’s still very important that you take great care of your teeth. Preventing cavities means exercising great dental hygiene, and showing some restraint where sugar is concerned. But when preventive care isn’t enough, you also need to seek treatment quickly, like a filling, if you do develop a cavity, so that you can protect your smile from further damage. It’s okay to enjoy some treats, now and then. But if you want to maintain a healthy smile this season and moving forward, it’s important to understand the ways cavities form, how to prevent them, and how to treat them! (more…)

Smile Prouder with Porcelain Veneers

Smile Bright with Porcelain VeneersAre you tired of feeling blue because of imperfections with your smile? It’s not uncommon for flaws in the teeth to cause embarrassment. Noticeable flaws may even make it difficult to smile proudly. But insecurities about your teeth don’t have to keep you frowning. Cosmetic dentistry can help improve your smile’s appearance, and porcelain veneers are one of the most popular forms of cosmetic treatment for good reason. Veneers can address a number of cosmetic problems, quickly, allowing you to smile proudly at last. (more…)

Busy Life? It’s Time for Invisalign Treatment

Time for Invisalign TreatmentDon’t have time to put your life on hold for orthodontic treatment? No problem. Thanks to Invisalign orthodontics you don’t have to choose between straightening your teeth or enjoying your life, right now. You can do both! Because Invisalign relies on clear plastic aligner trays, you don’t have to worry about showing up to school or work with a mouth full of metal. Plus, you can actually remove the trays for eating, which means no more fear of going in for a kiss with a head of broccoli stuck in your braces. So, whether you’re an adult who has delayed treatment for fear of being the only 30 or 40-something in the office with orthodontic gear, or a teenager hesitant to head to prom with brackets crowding your smile and style, Invisalign clear braces could be the answer. It’s time to stop waiting and wishing for straighter teeth, and to ask your dentist about Invisalign treatment, which can beautify your smile without causing you to sacrifice your confidence or comfort today! (more…)

Getting the Dish on Modern Dental Crowns

The Dish on Dental CrownsAlmost every adult on earth will suffer from at least one cavity in life, making it nearly impossible to scrape by without even a single need for restorative dentistry. Thankfully, unlike in decades past, restorative treatment doesn’t have to mean the end of your smile as you know it. If you still think of shiny gold, ill-fitting crowns when you think of restorative dentistry, it’s time to think again. Modern dental crowns offer both beauty and strength, helping to create seamless restorations. Whether they are protecting fragile teeth or helping to complete your smile after tooth loss, here is the dish on modern dental crowns. (more…)

Pamper Yourself With Professional Teeth Whitening

Beautiful Mom with Professional Teeth WhiteningWith all you do for everyone else, isn’t it time you did something for yourself? If you really want to feel better about yourself and to look and feel younger and refreshed, few things are more effective than professional teeth whitening. That’s because your smile speaks for you when words cannot. It’s one of the first things people notice when they meet you, and one of the favorite traits of those who love you. Why not keep it looking its best, so you can smile proudly about the rich life you’re leading. (more…)

Bonding: A Better Smile That Won’t Break Your Bank

Cosmetic Dentistry that Won't Break the Bank BondingAre you insecure because of imperfections in your teeth, but delaying cosmetic treatment because you’re worried it will break the bank? You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like it or feel like it. Dental bonding is a great way to enhance your smile both quickly and affordably. It’s time to stop daydreaming about a brighter, straighter smile. And instead, you should learn how bonding could give you the smile of your dreams, without the price tag that pops up in your nightmares. (more…)

Periodontists Provide One More Reason to Drink Responsibly

Alcohol And Periodontal TherapyAre you accustomed to enjoying a glass of wine with your dinner each evening? Some red wines can be good for your heart, but do you know what effect that alcohol may be having on your smile? Like most things, alcohol can be fine in moderation, but it is definitely something that should be enjoyed responsibly, both for your body’s sake, as most people know, but also for your smile’s. Recent research indicates that consuming too much alcohol can actually be bad for your gums. And since healthy gums are essential to maintaining a beautiful smile as you age, understanding why alcohol can be harmful can help you make more informed decisions about when and how much to drink. (more…)

Filling You In On the Latest In Cavity Treatment

Tooth Filling In NewsAh, the word “cavity,” that dreaded dental diagnosis. Many patients suspect they have a cavity before even entering the dentist’s office, because of the warning signs, such as discomfort, particularly while enjoying cold or hot foods. But, a cavity doesn’t have to feel like the end of the world. In most cases, a simple filling can help protect your tooth and restore its function. Plus, many modern tooth fillings are tooth-colored, which means the esthetics of your smile won’t suffer from the restoration. (more…)