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What Can Composite Filling Help Your Teeth?

Composite Fillingsmile is valuable asset and the cure no longer has to diminish the natural beauty of your smile if cavities occur. Tooth-colored composite fillings allow you to keep your natural smile and to withstand the wear and tear of everyday life.

Materials In Composite Fillings
Composite fillings are a mix of plastic and glass. In addition to fillings, the composite material is also used for cosmetic improvements, such as changing the color of teeth or reshaping teeth. Tooth colored composite fillings maintain and restore your natural smile and are durable enough to hold up to the wear of daily chewing and speaking. Continue reading

You Should Not Be Ashamed With Your Smile

Proud and Confident SmileFeeling great about your smile is important. One of the first things people note about you is your smile, and smiling can even help boost your mood. Unfortunately, you’re far less likely to smile if you’re humiliated by crooked, impaired, or missing teeth. You may even find that you also suffer from your overall self-confidence. Luckily, to boost your smile and self-esteem, we offer a variety of beauty and restorative treatments. Whether you have holes in your smile or just want to fix broken teeth, we will recommend a procedure that suits your needs.

Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry can be any dental procedure performed to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Just about anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment and spacing, as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth. Continue reading

Having A New Smile Can Give You A Better Life

Couple with bright smileSmile makeovers have become one of the most popular services in cosmetic dentistry today, and for good reason. A smile makeover can almost instantly improve the way you look and consequently how you feel about your appearance. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, but if it leaves you feeling embarrassed and self conscious, you are less likely to present a positive, confident appearance to the world. A smile makeover can dramatically improve your appearance and with it your life in general.

You Will Look Your Best
A smile makeover can help you get the beautiful, happy smile you deserve. Regardless of your current situation, we can combine any number of cosmetic services in order to help you see the results you want. Our goal for your smile makeover is simple, help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Continue reading

What Can Be The Cause Of Chipped Teeth?

Chipped TeethThere are many cosmetic flaws that can mar the appearance of the smile, but few are as obvious as a chipped tooth. A chipped tooth, especially one toward the front of the mouth, can dramatically change the smile and is likely to leave patients feeling self conscious.

What Causes Chipped Teeth?
There are many potential causes of chipped teeth. While anyone is susceptible to the damage of a chipped tooth, those with teeth that have been weakened by erosion, decay, or extensive wear and tear are especially vulnerable to chipping a tooth. Continue reading

4 Signs Your Mouth is Giving You to Visit the Dentist ASAP

Woman frowning with the pain of a toothache Going to the dentist for regular checkups can be tedious, we know. But it’s necessary. Oral hygiene is vital for your overall health and neglecting it for long periods of time can result in unnecessary complications.

If you haven’t been to a dentist in a while and start noticing these four symptoms, do yourself a favor and do not ignore them.

 

  • Toothaches

 

Okay, let’s just state the obvious. If you’re feeling pain in your teeth – or even your jaw – it is probably smart to get it checked out by a professional. We can’t stress enough how much early detection and preventive care works best when it comes to your teeth. Continue reading

Three Unusual Ways Brushing Your Teeth Keeps You Healthy!

Woman smiling as she brushes her teethWe’ve all been told time and time again, since the time our first milk teeth were popping out, to brush our teeth twice a day. Dentists recommend brushing twice a day for at least two minutes for optimal dental health for good reason. Now apart from the obvious benefits of keeping your breath fresh, keeping harmful bacteria from building up and preventing gum infections, good oral hygiene can have positive health benefits for you beyond just your mouth.

Here are three unusual ways brushing your teeth can help you stay healthy!

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Get That Perfect Smile!

Perfect SmileA beautiful pearly white smile can really make all the difference to your appearance. Yellowing, damaged or worn teeth can make you appear older than you are. Luckily, there are several ways that you can improve your teeth to have them looking picture perfect.

Dental Bonding
Dental bonding improves smiles by fixing small tooth imperfections like removing spaces, stains, fractures, lightening teeth, and treating teeth sensitivity. Dental bonding is not as durable as a veneer, but is an esthetically pleasing way to quickly improve a patient’s smile. Continue reading

Cavities: Ways on How To Prevent It

brushing teethThe first step towards preventing cavities is understanding them. Cavities occur when damaged areas in the tooth’s surface develop into small openings or holes. While cavities result from a combination of factors, such as frequent snacking, sugary foods and drinks, and an accumulation of bacteria, proper oral hygiene is the best way to prevent them from developing.

Family History
Not every family makes brushing and flossing a priority, but that is not the only way family history can contribute to cavities. For some patients, an increased risk of cavities comes down to genetics. If the members of your family seem to be naturally susceptible, make regular home care and checkups a priority. Continue reading

Worried About Loosing Tooth?

missing toothTooth loss is a dental issue that affects anyone regardless of age and status. Its leading cause is often poor dental hygiene, which results in cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. However, tooth loss can affect even those who have established dental hygiene practices, since it can result from chronic illness, aging and physical trauma.

 

Downside To Having Dentures

Before developments in dentistry took place, patients only had the option of having their remaining teeth extracted, then have a full set of dentures fitted. The downside is that removable dentures can come off during inopportune moments. Continue reading

What Is Full Mouth Restoration?

Full Mouth RestorationFull Mouth Restoration and Reconstruction recreates each tooth within the mouth to get your beautiful smile up and running again. It is not merely a cosmetic procedure. Full mouth restoration also involves neuromuscular procedures designed to improve the structure of your entire mouth by creating symmetry between the upper and lower jaws, successfully eliminates a number of pain-causing symptoms.

Why Get Full Mouth Restoration And Reconstruction?
Broken, missing or worn down teeth not only create insecurity and a lack of confidence in both the people that have them and the people Continue reading