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How stain resistant are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers have a number of qualities that make them useful for improving the appearance of your smile. One such quality is that these veneers are highly stain resistant. Therefore, there is minimal risk of discoloration of the veneers over time. Unlike enamel, which can be infiltrated by dark particles

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Keep Your Smile Bright and Healthy with These Tips

You’ve spent time and money to improve your smile and dental health with cosmetic dentistry; protect your investment by following the instructions provided by your dentist. Helpful Tips for Cosmetic Dentistry Teeth straightening with Invisalign not only enhances your smile, but your oral health should greatly improve as those areas

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Subtle Straightening with Invisalign

Straight, perfectly spaced teeth are appealing. Unfortunately, most people aren’t born with this type of smile, but they often avoid orthodontic treatment because of the metal appliances. Traditional teeth straightening used to require metal braces and wires which not only diminished the smile’s appearance but also created painful sores in

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Tips to Help In A Dental Emergency

We all experience dental emergencies some time in our lives, so it is good to be prepared. Knowing what to do until you reach the emergency dentist can mean the difference between saving a tooth or losing it, and some situations can become quite serious. Understanding how to properly handle

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Common Causes of Tooth Loss

The loss of one or more teeth can have a devastating effect on your ability to chew, speak clearly, and smile or laugh with self-confidence. A traumatic event like an accident or fall; deep or irreparable decay; gum disease or severe infection … all of these things can lead to

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How Is a Tooth Prepared for a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a prosthetic which is commonly used to cover a damaged tooth. Most people experience damaged teeth at some time in their lives and some are more damaged than others. Saving a tooth from extraction is always a dentist’s primary goal. Dental crowns are used to cover,

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Gum Disease: Is Surgery Necessary?

Have you been diagnosed with gum disease? Do you wonder what type of treatment options you have? In the past, one of the most common treatment protocols for gum disease was surgical. This was performed to clean the gingiva of debris and pathogens, remove unsalvageable tissue, and smooth the roots

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I Have a Bad Gag Reflex, Can Sedation Dentistry Help?

Sedation dentistry is available in many dental offices; from nitrous oxide that puts the patient in a mild state of euphoria to oral sedation where the patient is totally relaxed to sleep sedation; there are options available for patients suffering from severe anxiety or a troubling gag reflex. Nitrous Oxide

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Will My Whitened Teeth Retain Their New Color?

Dental whitening provides a very effective smile makeover. A consultation with your cosmetic dentist will demonstrate how one brief dental appointment can transform your drab, stained teeth to a bright, WOW smile in about one hour. You may be advised to have your teeth cleaned to remove all plaque buildup

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How do I take care of my Invisalign aligners?

In order to benefit from the convenience and comfort of Invisalign, which uses clear plastic trays to reposition the teeth rather than traditional orthodontic appliances, patients must take on more responsibility for their treatment. This includes proper maintenance of the trays to protect your oral health throughout the course of

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