Feeling 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 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
Smile 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
There 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
When it comes to enhancing a smile, people have even more options than ever. Modern cosmetic dentistry offers patients ways to make their teeth look brighter, healthier, and to also improve oral function.
How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help Me?
Cosmetic dentistry is focused on fixing flaws on teeth, such as:
• Signs of decay
• Chips Continue reading
Sensitive teeth are a common problem that affects most individuals at some time in their lives. Sensitivity may arise from a reaction to a number of different stimuli. The level of discomfort will vary between person to person, depending on the cause and extent of the problem. Sensitivity may be experienced as a zing, a throbbing sense, or severe pain that lasts for hours at a time.
• Brushing Too Hard
Brushing your teeth too hard may wear down enamel or irritate the gum line, causing it to recede and expose the tooth’s sensitive roots. Continue reading
A beautiful smile is important for our social and professional lives. We know that chips, cracks, stains or missing teeth can kill an otherwise healthy smile. Sometimes these flaws can make teeth look unhealthy. There are plenty of dental procedures that can change the look of teeth beyond simple dental cleanings, fillings and professional whitening treatments. Below are three dental procedures that can transform your smile.
Porcelain veneers can change the shape, color, length, or width of your teeth. A veneer is a thin, semi-translucent sheet of porcelain that is custom made and then permanently bonded to your teeth. While veneers are not suitable for every patient, they are the most esthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth. These conditions include spaces between teeth, broken or chipped teeth, washed-out fillings, permanently stained or discolored teeth, or crooked teeth. Continue reading
A bright, white smile can make a world of difference in one’s expression and confidence. Tooth discoloration can, therefore, be a frustrating impediment to achieving the brilliant smile you deserve. Luckily, there are a variety of treatment options to remove stains or cover them permanently, depending on one’s preference and the nature of discoloration.
What Causes Teeth To Discolor?
• Tobacco – Lifestyle habits such as smoking or any kind of tobacco use can result in yellowing teeth. Continue reading
We all know the importance of brushing every day to keep our teeth healthy, and since we use this simple device every single day, it is also important to make sure we are using a toothbrush that is clean and in good shape. Because of that, the American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months, or as soon as the bristles become frayed from brushing.
Normal Wear And Tear
After about three months the bristles on your toothbrush are not as effective at cleaning your teeth. While you may think your toothbrush is working just fine but after a few months, it quits being effective at removing plaque from your teeth and gums. It also is not able to get into all of the nooks and crannies of your mouth and clean your teeth and gums as well as a new toothbrush. The bristles become dull and out of place and are not able to do their job properly. Continue reading
If you wake up almost every morning experiencing jaw pain or a headache, it is possible that you are clenching or grinding your teeth during the night. The medical term for teeth grinding is Bruxism and the longer it continues, the more likely it is that teeth will suffer damage. Teeth grinding and clenching can cause more than just discomfort, it can eventually lead to teeth and jaw problems that require dental procedures to repair. Finding ways to stop teeth grinding is essential for your oral and overall health.
Physical Factors That Contribute To Bruxism
There are many possible causes of bruxism, including a misaligned bite or trauma to the jaw or mouth that puts added stress on the temporomandibular joint. If you think you might have a misaligned bite, notice that certain teeth are moving out of place or suffer from symptoms that may indicate TMJ disorder, orthodontics can be a treatment option. Continue reading
Both anorexia and bulimia are serious eating disorders. They occur when men or women have an extreme fear of becoming overweight. Both conditions have implications for your teeth because your body is not getting the minerals, vitamins, proteins and other nutrients that are needed to maintain good oral health and good overall health.
Why Eating Disorders Lead To Poor Oral Health
In addition to causing severe malnutrition and organ failure, eating disorders that continue for several years will detrimentally affect your teeth, gums and jawbone integrity. Continue reading