Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign® or are you ready to start treatment? If you are unfamiliar, Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligner trays to slowly transition teeth into the correct placement. At Smile Dental Clinics, many of our patients love this orthodontic treatment for the variety of benefits it offers. Patients enjoy having no food restrictions and being able to remove the trays as needed. As with any treatment we offer, there are certain things you should and should not do during Invisalign treatment.
Did I make a recommendation for a dental implant the last time you visited the office? Or perhaps you are in need of a tooth replacement and have been learning more about the benefits of dental implants. I like to work with my patients to choose a tooth replacement option that will be beneficial to their lifestyle. I recently wrote an article about some changes in the material used during a dental implant treatment. Continue reading to learn more about my findings and to get access to my article.
Would you love to make a change to your smile, but have hesitated sharing your feelings with our dental team? At Smile Dental Clinics, we want to help you get the smile of your dreams. Oftentimes, patients feel they need to request a complete smile transformation, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. While there are patients who would benefit from restorative treatments, many of our patients have perfect oral health and may only need to make a minor change to their smiles. We want to encourage you to feel comfortable being honest with the dreams you have for your smile. We will do what we can to make it a reality. We offer two varieties of treatments that can improve your smile — cosmetic dentistry treatments and restorative dentistry treatments.
We recommend dental implants to our patients on a daily basis because they look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Have you been considering dental implants after speaking with us but have hesitated to commit to treatment due to some concerns or fears about the process? It can be easy to let your feelings get the best of you and cause you to postpone or put off a treatment that can benefit your oral health and your life. We recently spoke with a patient who finally put herself first and got dental implants that changed her life. Click here to watch a short video and continue reading to learn more about dental implants and how they can benefit you.
Are you a snacker or a junk food lover? There is a popular saying that you are what you eat, meaning that the foods you consume have a direct impact on the state of your overall health. There is a definite connection between the foods we enjoy and our health, oral and general. For years, you have learned about the importance of limiting sugar as a way to combat tooth decay, but you might be surprised to learn that your eating habits have just as much of an effect on your oral health.
Do you look in the mirror and wish you could make a change to your front teeth? Or do you have a special upcoming event and want to make a great impression with an updated smile? If you are looking to improve permanent discoloration, uneven teeth, small gaps between teeth, or chips and cracks in your teeth, we have one treatment in particular that is designed to improve these imperfections in the front teeth or teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. Read on to learn more about this popular treatment plan.
Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Contrary to the name, these teeth do not add to your wisdom or intelligence in any way. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that emerge to complete a full set of adult teeth. Many patients are surprised to learn that wisdom teeth do not typically erupt until the late teen years, typically between the ages of 17 and 21. It is said that wisdom teeth were named due to the age the teeth erupt.
Now that February has arrived, we know many of our patients are planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their loved ones. We have another important event that we recognize in February — Gum Disease Awareness Month. You may be surprised to learn that approximately half of American adults suffer from some form of gum disease. Although this disease is common, it can be preventable. Read on to learn ways that you can combat gum disease.
You might be surprised to learn that the state of your oral health plays a pretty important role in your overall health. Your oral health can give clues or warning signs that there are other concerns that need to be monitored throughout the body. This is one of the reasons that dentists are so passionate about routine oral care. During hygiene examinations, our team looks for indications of oral health issues and can also recognize the warning signs inside your mouth that point to a potential problem with your overall health, meaning that a visit to your primary care physician may be in order.
The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to put yourself first and make big improvements in your life. If you have experienced tooth loss and are looking to choose a permanent tooth replacement, now is a great time to start the process. Now is also a wonderful time to update a tooth replacement option that may be temporary and no longer meeting your needs. We offer a permanent tooth replacement option that can make big improvements to your oral health, restore the function of your bite and improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Read on to learn more.