Summer is the season for family reunions, wedding photos and lots of vacation snapshots. When you are self-conscious about your smile, the words “Say cheese” can send you running for cover. Luckily, the days of hiding in the back row, or holding a hand in front of your mouth have passed. Clear braces ease your teeth into a position that is more attractive, and more comfortable and functional as well. If you think that braces are all about metal and shine, it is time to think again. (more…)
Omaha, NE Dental Blog
Although sharks grow new teeth throughout their lives, humans do not have the same ability. Most people get their first permanent teeth at about six years old, and have almost all of them (except the wisdom teeth) by about age 13. This means these teeth must last 60 or 70 years or more. That won’t happen without your help. Along with your efforts at home, preventive dental care in a professional setting can make a difference in your oral health in some obvious (and not so obvious) ways. (more…)
Summer is smile season, but it’s not as much fun when you aren’t truly pleased with your smile. Teeth that have become dull over time, or subtly stained from food and drinks can be a nagging source of embarrassment. If you have tried drug store whitening kits or polishes, and been disappointed in the results, don’t despair. Professional teeth whitening methods have advantages that can make a big difference in your smile. (more…)
Some patients speak with us about their disappointment with their smiles, wishing they could remove just a tiny bit of tooth tissue for improvement. If this sounds familiar, you may make a wonderful candidate for tooth contouring. You see, in some cases you may find that your teeth need a gentle re-shaping by taking away a bit of your enamel – your tooth’s outermost layer. From textural concerns to tooth length, addressing minor imperfections can transform the look of your teeth and the way you feel about your smile as a whole. Ready to learn more about contouring? Consider the information that follows:
Do you like fast results? Depending on your age, you probably grew up (or at least have had many years) enjoying pizzas delivered as soon as they’re cooked, burgers and fries ready as soon as you say you want them, and getting your own work done as quickly as possible. If you happen to hate the way your smile looks, you may figure that cosmetic dental work is too much of a time commitment. Smile confidence has a huge impact on your quality of life, so if you find yourself covering your mouth when you smile, it’s time to realize you can get results faster than you think. (more…)
Welcome to the new Pacific Hills Dental blog. We are a comprehensive family dental practice, and we look forward to providing you with weekly blog posts that relate to dentistry and our office. The world has become a very exciting place thanks to the internet. The excitement of being able to share information, knowledge, studies, and advances with our current and prospective patients is something our team shares. We hope to be your Omaha area dentists of choice for many years to come, and we are happy to impart valuable information to our patients through this blog.