When was the last time you walked down the oral care aisle at your local pharmacy or grocery store? Along with the toothbrushes and floss, did you notice the whole host of products touting their whitening capabilities? From toothpastes and mouthwashes to chewing gum and gels, there are seemingly countless products that claim they can give you a beautiful, white smile. But have you tried them in the past, only to be disappointed by the results? Or, do you know from the ads that your smile is more stained than many of these products are able to address? If so, there are a lot of compelling reasons to talk with your cosmetic dentist. Professional whitening might just be the best way to improve your smile’s appearance, and it could save you a lot of time and frustration trying out all those over-the-counter options, too.
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Are you welcoming a New Year’s baby this year, or expecting one later in the season? If so, and especially if it is your first child, you have probably already begun reading parenting books and soliciting advice from seasoned parents. But has any of that research covered your baby’s dental needs? Many first-time parents can overlook the dangers of poor dental choices early on in a child’s life. Luckily, caring for babies before and after their teeth erupt can be quite simple, and can help set your kid up for a lifetime of great oral health. So take your children’s dentist’s advice, and be sure to follow some simple steps designed to keep your beautiful baby’s smile healthy now, and for many years to come. (more…)
Are you tired of feeling sidelined by dental discomfort? It can be hard to perform well at work, or even enjoy everyday activities like meeting a friend for lunch or having dinner with your boyfriend when you’re struggling with a dental problem, like a painful cavity. Fortunately, a restorative dentist can help you feel like yourself again. In fact, a simple dental filling is often sufficient for restoring oral health. So, stop trying to get by with your dental issue, and instead get back to business with restorative care. (more…)
Tired of giving your children the same old stocking stuffers year after year? There are plenty of ways to make dental care a part of your holiday celebrations, and none of them involve making the kids open a box of floss come Christmas morning. Here are some preventive dentist-approved gifts that are sure to delight even the pickiest of kiddos, while also helping maintain their healthy and beautiful smiles through the holiday season and long after! (more…)
This holiday season, would you like to give the kind of gift which truly keeps on giving? Do you know someone that really wants to ask Santa for a straighter smile? Consider giving them Invisalign or Clear Correct. Both are alternatives to traditional braces, which can help provide the people you love with smiles they’ll be proud to show off. So, whether your spouse has spent years feeling self-conscious because of minor alignment issues, or your teenager has been begging for straighter teeth without the embarrassment of wearing noticeable metal braces, now you can give him or her a wonderful option and a gift that can truly be enjoyed for a lifetime: a more beautiful and confidence-inducing smile! (more…)
Cosmetic dental methods like professional teeth-whitening and dental bonding can help polish your teeth’s appearance after they’ve been marred by stains, discoloration, odd spaces, or minor chips/cracks. Yet, while these conservative procedures can offer hassle-free solutions to one or two minor cosmetic issues, you may require something more inclusive to restore your smile’s glory when multiple teeth are afflicted by multiple cosmetic blemishes. Fortunately, in many cases, porcelain veneers can effectively do for your entire smile what other treatments only do for one or two teeth. (more…)
The holidays are a wonderful chance to spend a bit more time with your favorite people and your favorite dishes. Who isn’t tempted to grab a second piece of Grandma’s favorite pecan pie while reminiscing with cousins about all your best childhood memories? But if you want to start this next year feeling and looking your best, you do need to make some smart choices for both your body’s health and your smile. Preventive dental care should include professional checkups and cleanings, sure, but it also means maintaining a balanced diet. (more…)