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What’s Your Smile Say?

The most famous smile in history belongs to Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting, the Mona Lisa. Generations of art analysts have speculated over its meaning. Seductive? Bashful? Secretly knowing? Or could it be, given her upturned—but firmly closed lips, that she was ashamed of showing her teeth? Could they have been chipped, stained, crooked or gapped? These days there's no need to hide your smile because your teeth aren't perfect. Modern cosmetic technology can straighten, repair, contour, and whiten teeth, using twenty-first-century techniques to create a natural-looking appearance in a less-than-perfect mouth. Leonardo, Mona Lisa's creator, was not only a painter but also a mathematician and engineer. So it's not surprising that her mouth and eyes form a perfect equal-sided [...]

By |2020-07-27T18:48:25+00:00September 25th, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on What’s Your Smile Say?

Smoking and Still Smiling?

Stop Smoking Today! Giving up smoking is crucial for oral health. If you've spent the time and effort to get your mouth and teeth in shape, then make sure you aren't forgetting about this extra bad habit. As if there isn't enough reason to give up smoking, your dental health suffers too. Dramatically. Aside from the tobacco stains on teeth (and the smell of bad breath), serious oral disease can develop. The evidence just keeps piling up. Gum Disease - Research is showing that the incidence of gum disease is increased in a smoker, even given good oral hygiene and the best dental habits. Nicotine appears to discourage the attachment of tissue to teeth that is vital to healthy gums. [...]

By |2019-12-31T19:14:22+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Smoking and Still Smiling?

Teeth Whitening Facts

Is your wedding approaching and you want your smile to be its brightest? Or maybe you have an important speaking engagement? Whatever the reason, tooth whitening isn't just for the movie stars, and it isn't just for one day. Many people have their teeth whitened, and probably millions more are thinking about it. The desire for a brighter smile with whiter teeth is very strong, and teeth whitening safely lightens the color of the teeth, lasting for up to five years. Is whitening for you? Generally, whitening is successful in at least 90 percent of patients, though it may not be an option for everyone. Consider tooth whitening if your teeth are darkened from age, coffee, tea or smoking. If [...]

By |2019-09-29T21:16:14+00:00November 5th, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Teeth Whitening Facts

Porcelain Veneers—A Beautiful Alternative

What are porcelain veneers? Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic material bonded to the front of teeth. They require little or no anesthesia, and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. They can mask discolorations, brighten teeth, and improve a smile. Highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking, the wafer-thin porcelain veneers can achieve a tenacious bond to the tooth, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing naturalness that is unsurpassed by other restorative options. Why would you recommend a porcelain veneer? Porcelain veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth's color, size, or shape. Porcelain veneers [...]

By |2019-09-01T19:40:28+00:00October 1st, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Porcelain Veneers—A Beautiful Alternative

Whiter & Healthier Teeth With These 7 Tips

At-home Tips & Tricks Some simple changes in habits to improve oral health and get whiter teeth! Cut out the stain-causing food. For whiter teeth, consider the foods you eat. Change in tooth color occurs mainly due to food and drink. Typically, anything with a dark color will affect your teeth. These include things like coffee, red wine, and even dark sodas and juices. If you can't bear to do away with these things completely, be sure to brush immediately afterward, and consider using an over-the-counter bleaching kit or a teeth whitening procedure from your dentist. Eat stain-fighting foods. Certain foods, like many fruits and vegetables, have the exact opposite effect as the stain-causers discussed above. These foods have a [...]

By |2019-05-31T09:21:21+00:00June 4th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Whiter & Healthier Teeth With These 7 Tips