November 25, 2015

November 25, 2015 


Thanksgiving is here! It’s a time for friends, family and feasting. Find out how your Thanksgiving feast can affect the health of your teeth?

Turkey is the staple food of the holiday. It is full of protein but turkey meat can often get stuck between the teeth. But don’t worry, flossing will solve the problem!
Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A and C, helping to keep the gums healthy.
Mashed Potatoes: Potato is a good source of vitamin C, B6, and potassium. 
Green beans and onions: Vegetables contain lots of nutrients that are good for the teeth and body! 
Macaroni and Cheese: Dairy products in mac and cheese contain calcium that help strengthen teeth and are low in sugar and acid. But gooey cheese and white pasta can cause starch or sugar to stick on your teeth. Don’t forget to brush and floss after. 

Enjoy your holiday and be sure to thank your teeth too!

November 11, 2015


Did you know that the shape, shade, length and spacing of your teeth could significantly affect your smile? And our smiles can greatly affect our self-esteem and confidence. Common conditions that impact negatively on your smile include broken, cracked or worn teeth, discolored teeth, missing teeth, crooked teeth, decayed teeth, gaps between your teeth and/or “gummy smiles.” The good news is that with modern technology and improved materials, these situations can be dramatically changed to create natural looking and long-lasting beautiful smiles.

Each patient and each specific circumstance must be evaluated on its own merits. Factors such as occlusion [bite], oral habits, available space, health of the gum tissue, severity of the problem and patient expectation must be taken into consideration while planning your cosmetic makeover.Depending on the situation, there are a variety of choices that all result in excellent aesthetic outcomes. For whiter natural teeth, in-office or at-home bleaching [whitening] techniques are available. Repairing teeth or closing spaces may be accomplished with tooth-colored composite resin bonding, porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns.

These procedures vary in time and cost and have differences in longevity and appearance. If you’re not satisfied with your smile or want to learn if you’re a good candidate for any of these remarkable techniques, call our office for a cosmetic consultation.