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Caring for Your Dental Implants over Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2020 Posted by Dental Implants 0 comments on “Caring for Your Dental Implants over Thanksgiving”

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, full of friends, family, and good food. But it can also be a time when your oral health suffers the most. The sugars and carbs in many Thanksgiving treats can damage your dental implants if you’re not careful. Be sure to follow these tips from our dentist to keep your investment—and your smile—healthy during this holiday season!

  1. Brush and Floss Daily

Practicing good oral hygiene daily is one of the best ways you can ensure your teeth and dental implants remain healthy. The most common cause of tooth loss and implant failure is an infection that damages the supporting gums and bone. This infection develops when plaque is not removed and hardens into tartar that releases harmful bacteria and infects the gum tissues.

  1. Minimize Sticky Sweets

Sugary foods, such as those found in gravy, pies, and cranberry sauce, taste amazing, but they can be dangerous to your dental implants. These foods can easily stick to your teeth and implants and release bacteria that cause infection. If you can’t resist dessert, be sure to rinse your mouth after eating and brush and floss your teeth, too.

  1. Avoid Alcoholic Beverages

Wine certainly tastes good with Thanksgiving dinner, but the acid in these drinks can damage your dental implants and teeth. Along with staining natural teeth, alcohol can dilate the blood vessels in your mouth, making the gum tissues around your implants sensitive and irritated.

  1. Opt for Nutritious Food

There may be an abundance of sweet and starchy foods at Thanksgiving, but don’t forget that you can find healthy options or bring them yourself. Choose to add a salad to your plate and stock up on the turkey (just limit the gravy). If there are vegetables or fruits, be sure to choose those, too.

Need a Dental Cleaning?

Are you worried that Thanksgiving treats might damage your oral health? Or you’re overdue for a hygiene cleaning? Schedule an appointment with our dentist today!

Look Your Best During the Holidays with Porcelain Veneers

November 7th, 2020 Posted by Cosmetic Dentistry 0 comments on “Look Your Best During the Holidays with Porcelain Veneers”

The holidays are the best times of the year where you get to create wonderful memories with your friends and family. But are you dreading all the socializing and photos because you’re embarrassed about your smile? You can benefit from porcelain veneers! In just two appointments, our cosmetic dentist can give you a picture-perfect smile and a boost in your confidence—just in time for the holiday season.

Understanding Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain material that are bonded to the front portion of your teeth. But unlike your natural teeth, which may be gapped, crooked, worn down, chipped, or uneven, porcelain veneers are hand-crafted to be the ideal tooth size, color, and shape for your smile. Like a new facade covers an older, less attractive building, so do porcelain veneers hide your tooth imperfections to instead reveal a straight, white smile!

The Veneers Treatment Process

Most of the time, the veneers treatment process takes two appointments that span the course of a few weeks. Once we have determined that you are in good oral health and veneers are right for you, we’ll prepare each tooth by removing a portion of enamel. This ensures a precise fit of your veneers, so they look natural. Next, we’ll take impressions of your teeth that a skilled ceramist will use to handcraft each veneer.

We may also provide wax try-ins so you can “test drive” your smile before we finalize any designs. Once your final veneers have been created, you’ll return to our office to have them securely bonded to your teeth. In just two simple appointments, you can have your smile transformed into one of natural beauty and function!

Choose a Skilled, Artistic Dentist

The porcelain veneers process requires a high level of detail and artistry. Many dentists who offer this treatment aren’t skilled enough to offer a natural-looking result. Experienced cosmetic dentists and ceramists design must your veneers to not only be the proper size for each tooth but provide a symmetrical smile and are colored to a natural shade for your skin tone.

Schedule Your Consultation

Porcelain veneers are the perfect way to rejuvenate your smile just in time for the holidays! Schedule your consultation with our cosmetic dentist today.