For years, you have heard about the negative effect candy can have on your teeth. With Halloween at the end of the month, there are endless amounts of candy in every store. Many people would consider chewing gum a form of candy, so they don’t chew it as often as they probably should. Would you believe us if we told you sugar-free gum can be beneficial to your oral health? Chewing gum can help prevent the development of tooth decay and cavities. Unfortunately, you have to leave the sugar-filled gum options behind and opt for a sugar-free choice.
We get so excited when our patients take a leap and commit to a treatment they have been dreaming about for years, especially when they are thrilled about the final results. We know we have patients who would love to straighten their teeth but are hesitant to start treatment. Not only can orthodontic treatment improve the appearance of your smile, but it can improve your overall health as well. Continue reading to learn more about how orthodontic treatment can be beneficial to your oral health.
At Smile Dental Clinics, we care about the oral health of our patients of all ages. For our younger patients, we often request that parents assist in teaching them how to properly care for their teeth. Many parents help brush to ensure that all teeth, especially the rear molars, are being cleaned properly. The goal is that, as a child ages, they will be in a routine of properly brushing and flossing their teeth. Once children move into their teenage years, it can be difficult for parents to manage their oral health habits.
Are you in need of a tooth replacement and are interested in learning more about dental implants, but are hesitant because you aren’t sure if you would be a candidate for treatment? While we offer a number of tooth replacement options, dental implants are always our number one choice. Thankfully, due to advancements in dental treatments and technology, more patients than ever before are eligible to receive dental implants. Unfortunately, there are still some patients who may not qualify. Continue reading to learn more about implants and if you would be a candidate to receive treatment.
Are you one of the many people who suffer from dental anxiety? Do you find yourself postponing your hygiene examinations and recommended treatments due to nervous feelings? If so, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is a very real emotion and affects a large percentage of people. The biggest problem with dental anxiety is that it often keeps you from getting the dental care you truly need. Our goal is to always make our patients feel comfortable while in our office and under our care. We not only treat every patient with care and kindness, but each patient also has the advantage of a dental team of highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals who are here to support them and their dental health.
Do you frequently find yourself admiring other people’s smiles and dreaming of what your perfect smile could look like? There is no time like the present to make your smile one that others admire. We know that we have some patients who would love to make a change to their smile, even a small improvement, but hesitate to be honest with us about their feelings. We are here to not only restore your oral health, but we can also make aesthetic improvements to help you love your new and improved smile. Interested to learn about the treatments we offer? Continue reading for more information.
Are you self-conscious of your teeth and find it difficult to speak closely to others and smile? We know that there are adults who have neglected their oral health and are so overwhelmed and embarrassed with the state of their teeth and mouth that they continue to put off being seen by a dentist and receiving treatment. At Smile Design Clinics, we want to assure you that we treat every patient the same who walks through our doors. We make no judgments about a patient who visits every six months compared to someone who hasn’t seen a dentist in six years or even sixty years. Our goal is to evaluate the current situation and create a plan to improve and restore your teeth.
We know that it can be a little nerve-racking to schedule an appointment for a treatment you may have never received before or have not had in quite some time. Although you may have some nervous feelings, we want to help you be more comfortable with this common dental treatment. Read on to learn more about the process to help you feel more comfortable.
Social media has taken the world by storm. There seem to be never-ending trends that become popular weekly. Whether it is a dance, fashion idea, prank, or even a dental trend, some ideas seem interesting, but most pass quickly until a new trend arises. The problem is that many of these trends are not created by professionals, so there is some risk and danger involved, especially with a medical or dental trend. We want to discuss some of the more recent dental trends and explain why they are a bad idea.
Our practice is nothing without our wonderful patients, like you. We strive to offer service that helps everyone feel welcome and comfortable no matter what they feel about the dentist or what procedure they need. We never judge our patients and want to help restore each patient’s oral health. We recently received a review from one of our patients who received dental implants. We were so honored that he had such wonderful things to say about us. If you are considering implants, but have been hesitant to move forward with treatment or you have been thinking about one of our cosmetic dentistry treatments, continue reading to see what our patient has to say.