What Is A Smile Makeover?

straightsmilecloseupDo you feel displeased with the way your smile looks? Many people seek out cosmetic dentistry to make improvements, so they can feel good about the smile they put on display every day. However, some patients feel overwhelmed by the amount of imperfections they wish to address. We often find that these patients assume they will need to access every single treatment we offer, which seems too costly and too time-consuming. Fortunately, we offer smile makeovers to transform your smile. We will carefully create a plan to treat your smile that will help you achieve your goals, while taking your budget and time into consideration. Ready to learn more? Consider the following:

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Do You Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

sidesmilewhiteHave you ever found yourself covering up your smile with your hand for fear someone may notice that one thing you just can’t stand about your grin? Perhaps you are suffering from discoloration that you find embarrassing. Maybe you have a chip or two that you think will cause others to judge you. Regardless of the imperfection, anything you are dealing with that damages the esthetic value of your smile is typically something we can improve. Fortunately, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments to beautify your smile, from improving minor cosmetic damage to brightening your teeth. Ready to find out if this will work for you? Take the following quiz:

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The Many Benefits of Orthodontics: A Quiz

womanquestionglowingYou probably know that orthodontic treatment improves the alignment of your teeth for a more beautiful smile. While this is certainly something to get excited about, patients are often surprised to find out that cosmetic improvement is not the only advantage of saying yes to orthodontics. In fact, saying, “yes” to treatment can have a significant effect on the overall health of your mouth, as well as your ability to maintain a clean smile. Are you starting to wonder how a straighter smile could possibly yield such wonderful benefits? Find out more with the following quiz – you may be surprised!

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Sedation Dentistry: A Quiz

relaxedwomangrassWe know one of the main reasons patients choose to avoid scheduling their dental visits is because it’s just not on the top of their “fun things to do” lists. However, sometimes patients do want to access dental care but worrying about discomfort, feeling uneasy in the chair, and a handful of other concerns may keep them from doing so. If the knowledge that you could visit us and enjoy a relaxing appointment would give you the comfort level you seek to receive the care you need, we encourage you to learn more about sedation dentistry. Think you already know a bit about this excellent solution? Test your knowledge with the following quiz to find out:

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Single Tooth Implants: The Basics

dentalimplantpartsDealing with tooth loss can make you feel a lot of different things: Embarrassment regarding the appearance of your smile, frustration with daily hygiene when food becomes stuck in open spaces, disappointment in your ability to speak articulately, and even exhaustion when it comes to attempting to chew foods successfully. While the immediate ramifications of missing teeth can be a challenge, you do not need to accept them as a fact of life. If you are a patient seeking a stable, beautiful replacement for your missing tooth or teeth, we invite you to learn more about dental implants. You may find that their benefits offer you exactly what you have been looking for to complete your smile.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment: Do You Need It?

sleepingblondewomanSleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing momentarily while you sleep. When your throat muscles relax rather than remaining active, they allow your throat tissues to touch one another. This may begin with snoring as your tissues vibrate against each other as you breathe. However, the thorough relaxation of your throat muscles will yield a total collapse of the tissues within, resulting in temporary breathing cessation. While you’d think this would prompt you to visit us immediately, there’s one problem – most patients do not remember this experience. Though your brain will signal you to wake up so you can breathe, the entire episode happens quite quickly and patients often fall back to sleep right away. So, how can you possibly know if you need sleep apnea treatment? By identifying with the following symptoms, of course:

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Why You Should Say, “Yes” To Root Canal Treatment

toothhappythumbsupWe understand why patients often immediately feel the need to say, “no!” when we recommend root canal treatment for an infected tooth. Many patients who enter our practice come to us with a variety of exaggerated stories they have heard, which cause them to feel nervous rather than confident about treatment. Fortunately, we have a pretty good instinct regarding your concerns and an even better ability to empathize and consider where you’re coming from. Because both your comfort and your oral health are our top priority, we have gathered some compelling reasons you should feel good about restoring your tooth’s health with a root canal.

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Are Loose Dentures Ruining Your Oral Health?

Middle Aged Man is Happy He Opted for Dental Implant DenturesWell-fitting, well-crafted dentures are worth the investment because they’ll help you eat a normal array of foods, speak with greater ease and more confidence, and help you look younger, healthier, and more attractive. Unfortunately, even the best made dentures will begin to loosen over time and that confidence you once felt will begin to fade as your dentures slip and clack embarrassingly. Even worse, those loose dentures often lead to serious oral health problems. Today, we’re looking at issues caused by loose dentures and discussing your options for permanently securing your dentures in place. (more…)

Dental Fear FAQs

Blonde Woman Covering Her Mouth Because She is Afraid of the DentistThere’s a reason why “fear of the dentist” always makes it onto those Top Ten Most Common Fears articles you see as you scroll through Facebook: It’s a remarkably widespread fear. In fact, experts estimate that about three-quarters of Americans deal with feelings of fear or anxiety before visiting the dentist, while as many as 30-40 million refuse to seek professional dental care due to dental fear. Sadly, skipping out on seeing the dentist often results in poor oral health and a significantly increased risk of tooth loss and dental emergencies. To help shed some much-needed light on this topic, we’re answering a few frequently asked questions about dental fear and anxiety. (more…)

Your Tooth Contouring Questions: Answered

smileglassessweaterPatients who feel unhappy about unsightly teeth often overlook the simple yet effective cosmetic solutions we offer. Rather than assuming you will need an extremely complicated or costly treatment for problems like “vampire teeth” or an uneven teeth line, we encourage you to speak with us about tooth contouring. This budget-friendly treatment can comfortably and efficiently improve the contour – or shape – of individual teeth for a beautiful smile. Look over the following questions we commonly receive from patients for the answers you are seeking:

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