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Cosmetic dentistry options

Give Your Smile a Makeover

October 9th, 2019 Cosmetic Dentistry 0 comments on “Give Your Smile a Makeover”

Have you ever thought about enhancing your smile? If you have then we at Water Oak Dental Group suggest reviewing our cosmetic dentistry options. Cosmetic dentistry allows you to improve your oral health while allowing you to feel confident with your smile and teeth. There are three major types of cosmetic dentistry procedures: teeth whitening, dental implants, and dental veneers.

Veneers – help resolve numerous issues such as have cracked or crooked teeth, damaged enamel, and even gaps between the teeth. The veneer is applied to the front of each tooth using a dental adhesive to hold it in place. To make sure your veneers look as natural as possible they are customized to fit your individual teeth. You look realistic because they are designed to resemble your teeth.

Teeth whitening – is one of the most common procedures in cosmetic dentistry and is also known as teeth bleaching. This is mainly performed when your teeth become stained from things like foods, beverages, or even smoking. A whitening treatment can be completed in as little as one visit to our office.

Before you undergo this procedure, your teeth should be thoroughly cleaned and removed of all plaque and tartar build-up, so the treatment has a stronger effect. The longevity of the treatment’s’ effects largely depends on your personal oral hygiene, but teeth typically stay whitened for 4-12 months.

Dental implants – can be a permanent solution to replacing lost teeth. This procedure is very safe with more than a 96% success rate. The procedure consists of a titanium screw being surgically placed into your jaw where the missing tooth is. This provides the support for the crown that will then be held in place. Implants are also designed specifically for you in order to match your other teeth, giving you a natural look.

Interested in any of these cosmetic dentistry options?  Schedule an appointment with Dr. David S. Krishingner at our offices in Brevard, North Carolina to learn more and find out what method or procedure works best for you.

 

Braces and Food

Navigating Eating Habits with Braces

October 2nd, 2019 Orthodontics 0 comments on “Navigating Eating Habits with Braces”

Managing braces can be troublesome when you’re figuring out how to deal with new dental propensities like brushing and flossing. Picking what types of sustenance to eat can likewise be an overwhelming task for some since you’ll be restricted to what is ideal for the prosperity of your teeth. Obviously, it’s a given that you ought to dodge sticky and sugary foods like candy and different desserts since they will greatly enhance the probability of cavities, preventing the process of aligning your teeth. In this article, discover what other types of food you should avoid and which ones you can still appreciate.

What to Stay Away From 

Tragically, the number of foods that you might want to maintain a distance from usually are more than the ones that are alright to eat. Be that as it may, your teeth’s success won’t only profit from your new diet, it will enhance your physical and emotional wellness as well. Foods such as caramel, nuts, chips, licorice, taffy, and gum are all unequivocal no’s regarding your braces since they are known to cause problems for the wires and other sections that help you support the braces. Also try to remember things that have solid colorants like berries, grape juice, and beets tend to recolor the ligatures that are set on the different sections of your braces.

On the Bright Side 

Despite the fact that managing dental braces will make you consider some fresh new possibilities with regards to your meals for the initial months of your treatment. You might be shocked to learn which foods you can still eat on the off chance that they’re arranged properly. When the irritation of your new braces has died down and you are accustomed to them in your mouth you can devour such foods like,

  • Smoothies
  • Burritos
  • Pizza
  • Fish dishes
  • Pasta
  • Delicate Pieces of bread
  • Marshmallows

For More Information 

There are many more foods out there that you should stay away from and ones that you can still eat that are not in this article. Want more information on these other foods? Or, are you seeking further guidance with your braces? If so, get in touch with us at Water Oak Dental Group to plan a meeting to speak with Dr. David S. Krishingner. Our offices are located in Brevard, North Carolina.

why go through orthodontics

Why Go Through Orthodontics?

September 11th, 2019 Orthodontics 0 comments on “Why Go Through Orthodontics?”

Braces can be traced back to Egyptian times, which allows us to understand how long people have been in need of straightening their teeth. The practice of orthodontics is not just for aesthetics, as most would assume. Using braces and the importance of straightening your teeth allows for better oral care. When you have crooked teeth, there is more room for plaque buildup, which causes decaying issues. Being able to brush and floss all surfaces allows for overall good oral health, along with maintaining healthy gums.

From 1000 years ago, 10 years ago, and even today – orthodontics have improved through the times. Today, traditional braces and Invisalign are widely used in practices. The different methods allow patients the option to choose how they would like to straighten their teeth. The methods come at different price points, looks, and time of movement.

Traditional braces include metal wires and brackets that attach to the teeth. Most young adults go through this style of braces, as they are at a more affordable price point and are offered by most orthodontists. The metal brackets are attached to each tooth, where a wire is then inserted to create the pull for your teeth. The wire is attached to the brackets with rubber bands, which allows for stability and sometimes the chance to let the patient pick colors for them to enjoy.

If the metal look is not for you, then Invisalign is an option that is becoming popular. Invisalign is a system of trays that move your teeth over several months. Every few weeks, you will visit your doctor to get a new set of trays that will shift your teeth more as time goes on. These braces are flesh to your teeth, so they provide a near invisible way to straighten your teeth. Clear aligners are not fixed to your teeth, so they provide a more flexible way to get to your desired look.

There are many other ways to get your teeth to be perfectly straight. If you would benefit from straighter teeth, or just would like to know more information about the options, consult with your orthodontist. Your doctor will be able to go through everything you will need to know to get you to a smile you love.