Archive for the ‘ Smile Makeover ’ Category

After Care: Dental Implants

Are you considering dental implants but are worried about the recovery time? Don’t worry, we’re here to give you the facts! The recovery time following dental implant surgery tends to vary but is usually based on the amount of teeth being implanted, whether or not a bone graft was needed and how well the individual […]

Myths About Whitening

Everyone wants to have a whiter smile but making the decision to pursue whitening treatment can be tough. Myths and stereotypes can lead to negative connotations, inhibiting you from moving forward with treatment. Below are three misconceptions about teeth whitening: 1. Teeth whitening treatments at my doctor’s office are no more effective than those purchased […]

Straight Talk: All You Need to Know About Invisalign

Are you ready to start your journey to straighter teeth? Do you dislike the look of regular metal braces? If so, Invisalign may be for you. Clear Aligners Invisalign is a different take on traditional braces. This treatment is used to straighten crooked or crowded teeth with the use of clear plastic trays. Invisalign is […]

10 Tips to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease can be serious business if left untreated. The good news is, with regular maintenance and good oral hygiene, you can avoid and even reverse the early stages of gum disease. We’ve put together some tips for you that will help you prevent gum disease. Maintaining a Clean Mouth Brushing your gums, as well […]

Learning the Lingo – Dental Implants

Dental implants are a safe and effective replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. The implant is placed in your jawbone and integrates with your natural bone. This implant then forms a stable, sturdy base for your new teeth. What They Are Implant: The implant itself is a rod that is screwed into the jawbone. […]

Achieve Your Best Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’ve ever thought about how great it would be to have a really bright, healthy-looking smile… then maybe now’s the time to find out what modern cosmetic dentistry has to offer! You might be surprised at how much can be done to change your smile’s appearance — and how good it can make you […]

June Is National Smile Month—Is Your Smile Ready?

Maintaining your smile should be part of your daily routine; however, if you have relaxed a bit too much and let your guard down, let June’s National Smile Month stimulate you into getting back on track. Your first course of action is to checkout your toothbrush. If it is worn, replace it. Next, you will […]

Uncovering the Causes of Your Stained Teeth

The first and most important step in addressing stained teeth is identifying the cause or causes for the discoloration so that you can hopefully prevent additional staining in the future. To get started, we need to determine if the stains or discoloration are extrinsic (external) or intrinsic (internal). Extrinsic stains affect teeth from the outside […]

Planning Your Wedding? Visit Our Office for Your Wedding Day Smile

With 77% of Dear Doctor magazine’s polled readers responding that part of their wedding plans included (or will include) a visit to their dentist prior to their wedding day, you clearly understand the importance of having a beautiful wedding-day smile. And even though there are numerous techniques for accomplishing your long-term goals, it is imperative that you […]

Smile Design Techniques…Understanding My Options

Cosmetic dentistry today offers a wide variety of options for improving or restoring your smile. However, knowing or even understanding your options can be intimidating. For example, what is the difference between bonding (an acrylic material) and veneers (typically porcelain)? And what on Earth is gum contouring…and why could it be critical to smile enhancement? […]