Brighten Up This Holiday with Cosmetic Dentistry

Brighten Up with cosmetic DentistryAre you embarrassed by deep stains or discoloration on the surface of your teeth? Does this make your smile look aged, or cause you to feel insecure, even around your loved ones? Your smile is one of the first things people will notice about you, and one of the last they will forget. Make sure yours is sending the right message, by shining brightly. Though deep staining is common, as the teeth are porous, it can often be addressed with professional teeth whitening. For permanent stains, cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers make great treatment options. So, if you are ready to enjoy the kind of confidence that comes from having a beautiful and bright smile, why not make a trip to the cosmetic dentist a priority this December. You might be surprised to realize how quickly you could achieve a dazzling smile, just in time to celebrate the holidays. (more…)

Do You Need a Dental Crown?

Do You Need Restorative Dentistry?When was the last time you were able to sit down with a cup of coffee, and enjoy it while it was still piping hot? If you have been experiencing discomfort when trying to enjoy meals or even beverages, lately, it could be due to a dental problem like a cavity. Of course, some dental damage is not as easily recognized as the symptoms of decay. Trauma to teeth can sometimes cause intrinsic damage that is only properly identified through the use of an x-ray, for instance. Fortunately, restorative dentistry, like dental crowns, makes it possible to bounce back from many problems, often with both comfort and confidence. So, if you suspect that you could need restorative treatment, either due to decay or trauma to a tooth, it is time to schedule a consultation with a restorative dentist. (more…)

Can You Do More to Protect Your Smile?

Can You Protect Your Smile?Do you frequently wonder how healthy your smile actually is, or if there are steps you should be taking at-home to better care for it and to protect against cavities? In fact, when it comes to oral health, have you always felt a little lost? Preventing dental problems does not have to be difficult, complicated or even time consuming. It does, however, require a combination of healthy habits, like eating a well-balanced diet, avoiding too much sugar, and taking care of one’s teeth daily. If you care about preventing cavities and other oral health threats, it is important to take your preventive dentist’s advice about what is actually required to best protect your teeth! (more…)

Give Yourself the Gift of a Gorgeous Smile

Give Yourself a Gorgeous SmileIs all you really want for Christmas, this year, a beautiful and vibrant smile? Over time, many people struggle with tooth imperfections, like visible wear along the edges, deep staining, and even inconsistencies in the shape of the teeth. Some also suffer from embarrassment about spacing issues, like minor gaps. Fortunately, you don’t need Santa’s help or even approval to achieve noticeable smile enhancements, this holiday season. You just need to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist, about how treatment could hide your imperfections and leave you with the confidence that comes from having a great smile! (more…)

Are Your Kids Really Caring for Their Teeth?

Are Your Kids Really Caring for their Smiles?As a parent, you probably take a lot of steps to help ensure your kids stay safe, healthy and happy. You might make them wear helmets when they ride their bikes, eat green vegetables at least once a day, and even brush their teeth each morning and night. But do you sometimes wonder if there is more you could and should be doing, to help ensure they enjoy good oral health? Preventive dental care is not difficult or even time consuming. It simply requires diligence and smart dental choices. So if you want to help ensure your whole family continues enjoying healthy smiles, make sure you are doing all you can to prevent dental threats like cavities. (more…)

Send Them Home This Halloween With Healthy Smiles

Send Them Home This Halloween With Healthy SmilesWill you soon be opening your door to the dozens of trick-or-treaters that are likely to come knocking on your door this Halloween looking for loot? While most people do think of candy, when it comes time to celebrate Halloween, candy is only one of the many treats that can help put a smile on a kid’s face on October 31st. In fact, there are actually a lot of healthier alternatives to candy that can both cause a smile, and help protect it as well. So this year, if you want to choose a healthier option than sugar-filled, and potentially cavity-causing candy, why not consider the many fun alternatives to traditional sweet treats. (more…)

Ouch! Is That a Cavity Causing Your Tooth Sensitivity?

Is That A Dental Cavity?Has it been months since you were last able to enjoy your daily cup of coffee without wincing silently in pain? Even though dessert has long been your favorite food group, do you now find yourself passing it up because you can’t stand the discomfort you feel when biting into a sweet treat? Did you know that sensitivity and discomfort are common warning signs of dental cavities? Even discoloration can sometimes be indication of enamel erosion characteristic of dental caries, or as they are more commonly called, cavities. Most adults will experience cavities. Fortunately, they can generally be addressed through minimally invasive treatment like a dental filling. However, it is important to note that the longer a cavity goes untreated, the more likely it is to create further discomfort, and eventually the need for extensive treatment such as root canal therapy. (more…)

Would You Feel More Radiant with Professional Whitening?

Smile Confidently with Cosmetic DentistryAre you embarrassed by the deep discoloration of some or even all of your teeth? Over time, have you watched in dental dismay as your once bright smile became more and more yellow, grey, or simply dingy? If your pearly whites are looking less than bright, have you considered the ways that cosmetic dentistry could help revive and rejuvenate your smile? Bright white teeth help create a great and lasting first impression. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening can likely help give you just such a radiant smile, and the confidence that comes along with it! (more…)

Can Your Smile Be Restored Seamlessly?

Can Your Smile Be Restored Seamlessly?Do you worry about seeking restorative dental treatment, even when you know you need it, because you are concerned about how your smile will look after the restoration? Many people fear that the only way to repair a damaged tooth is through an unsightly, and sometimes uncomfortable, metal dental filling or crown. Fortunately, modern dental restorations include a number of more seamless, and often more comfortable options, allowing patients to smile confidently even after dental issues like cavities, chips, and other common tooth-related problems. (more…)

Do Babies Need Dental Care?

Preventive Care for BabiesDid you know that even before a baby’s teeth first tooth erupts, it is still important to provide the child with regular dental care at-home? Dental appointments are also important, even for toddlers. That is because even babies are susceptible to dental problems, such as a condition called baby bottle tooth decay. To help keep your child’s mouth healthy, there are some simple steps you can and should take to help prevent decay and other oral health threats that could negatively impact your child’s smile. (more…)