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There are many different things about our teeth that can cause us to feel self-conscious or even embarrassed about the appearance of our smiles. For many of us, our biggest concern is the misalignment of our teeth. They may be twisted, crooked, overlapping or have small gaps between them, causing us to feel that they draw unwanted attention. In some cases, the psychological effect of being unhappy with our smile can lead to us trying to avoid social situations so that we don’t have to show our teeth.

Date Published:
11-26-2019​​​​​​​

If you have been considering getting porcelain veneers, you may have started to pay attention to a lot of the information (and misinformation) that is out there. In our offices, we hear patients concerns about porcelain veneers and some of their underlying reasons. We wanted to set the record straight about porcelain veneers to help clear up some of the misinformation and make sure that you understand what this procedure is really all about.

Date Published:
08/16/2019​​​​​​​

When you have a special occasion coming up, it is understandable that you want to look your best and there are lots of different things that you can do to help you achieve that. If it is the position of your teeth that is causing you to feel self-conscious about your appearance, you may think that there isn’t enough time to improve it. Fortunately, with Six Month Smiles, you can achieve a straight smile in time for that all-important event.

Date Published:
08/06/2019​​​​​​​

If you have been considering getting porcelain veneers, you may have started to pay attention to a lot of the information (and misinformation) that is out there. In our offices, we hear patients concerns about porcelain veneers and some of their underlying reasons. We wanted to set the record straight about porcelain veneers to help clear up some of the misinformation and make sure that you understand what this procedure is really all about.

Date Published:
06-14-2019​​​​​​​

If you have been considering getting porcelain veneers, you may have started to pay attention to a lot of the information (and misinformation) that is out there. In our offices, we hear patients concerns about porcelain veneers and some of their underlying reasons. We wanted to set the record straight about porcelain veneers to help clear up some of the misinformation and make sure that you understand what this procedure is really all about.

Date Published:
2019-05-28​​​​​​​

There might be a number of things about the way that you look that you dislike, but for a number of people, the appearance of their smile is the aspect of their appearance that they would most like to change. One of the main reasons for this is that our teeth are very difficult to hide. For those individuals who have a real dislike of their teeth, smiling with a closed mouth in photographs, avoiding eating in public and covering their mouth with their hand when they talk are ways to hide their most hated feature. 

Date Published:
04/18/2019​​​​​​​

There are many different types of dental problem that can potentially affect us during our lifetime. One of the most common is a chronic inflammatory condition that is known as periodontal disease which, left untreated, could eventually compromise not only the appearance of your smile but also your oral and general health.

Date Published:
03-11-2019​​​​​​​

Many patients that are considering dental implants can feel embarrassed, upset, or even depressed. Their oral health may be suffering, and that can affect your mood and confidence in everyday situations. When patients leave the office with their new dental implants, they are surprised to find that dental implants affect more than their appearance. Here are some important ways that dental implants can help improve your overall oral health.

Date Published:
12-16-2018​​​​​​​

Root canal definitely has one of the most fearsome reputations of any type of dental procedure. However, advances in the techniques used and the anesthesia available means that root canal treatment is not nearly as painful or as concerning for patients as it used to be. In fact, many dentists and past patients state that it is little different to any other type of dental treatment. It is also absolutely essential if you have an infection at the root of your tooth and you wish to preserve it for as long as possible. 

Date Published:
11-16-2018​​​​​​​

You may not have heard of sedation dentistry before, but for a surprising number of patients, it is revolutionizing their dental care. This is because sedation dentistry involves the use of medications designed to calm and relax the patient to the point where their dentist can carry out a routine or specialist dental procedure without causing them to become unduly stressed.

Date Published:
10-16-2018​​​​​​​

There might be a number of things about the way that you look that you dislike, but for a number of people, the appearance of their smile is the aspect of their appearance that they would most like to change. One of the main reasons for this is that our teeth are very difficult to hide. For those individuals who have a real dislike of their teeth, smiling with a closed mouth in photographs, avoiding eating in public and covering their mouth with their hand when they talk are ways to hide their most hated feature. 

Date Published:
09-16-2018​​​​​​​

Tooth decay is an extremely common problem and one that can cause various degrees of pain and suffering. Left untreated, severe decay can also lead to numerous other problems that include tooth loss, periodontal disease. There are a variety of different treatments available including cavity fillings, dental crowns and dental implants. However, we are firmly committed to helping our patients retain their natural teeth for as long as possible, and one of the best ways to do this is to do assist you in doing everything in your power to avoid tooth decay.

Date Published:
08-16-2018​​​​​​​

Everyone wants a bright, white and attractive smile. Unfortunately, the fact of the matter is that over time, our teeth naturally become discolored. Unfortunately, this can leave us feeling less than satisfied with the appearance of our teeth, sometimes so much so that we go out of our way to try and hide them from those around us. This can mean refusing to smile in photographs, covering our mouth with our hand when we talk or even avoiding eating in public.

Date Published:
07-16-2018​​​​​​​

Do you ever go to sleep with your teeth in perfect working condition, and wake up with your teeth feeling sore? Sometimes this soreness might be worsened by jaw pain and a headache. In some cases, sore teeth in the morning can be so extreme that patients are not able to chew their breakfast or feel comfortable brushing their teeth.

Date Published:
06-14-2018​​​​​​​

For many of us, tooth loss will be inevitable at some point during our lifetime. In fact, studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that as many as 69% of adults aged between 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth. More shockingly, they believe that by 50 years of age, most Americans will have lost an average of 12 permanent teeth.

Date Published:
05-16-2018​​​​​​​

Not everyone is automatically a good candidate for every type of dental restoration. Dental crowns may be a vital component in dental implants, but the procedures to fit both are dramatically different. As such, it is essential that our dental or implant surgeon carries out a full assessment of your dental and general health, as well as a physical examination, before approving you for either procedure.

Date Published:
04-16-2018​​​​​​​

If you have been considering getting porcelain veneers, you may have started to pay attention to a lot of the information (and misinformation) that is out there. In our offices, we hear patients concerns about porcelain veneers and some of their underlying reasons. We wanted to set the record straight about porcelain veneers to help clear up some of the misinformation and make sure that you understand what this procedure is really all about.

Date Published:
03-16-2018​​​​​​​

Try as we might to look after our teeth, it is almost inevitable that we will experience some degree of decay and damage over the years thanks to the considerable wear and tear that our teeth suffer. While there are many restorative treatments available, there are occasions where a tooth simply can’t be saved, and extraction is the best viable course of action. Of course, there are also times when a damaged or decayed tooth falls out before treatment can be attempted or an extraction performed.

Date Published:
02-16-2018​​​​​​​

Very few of us are blessed with perfectly straight teeth and aligned bites, yet gaps in our smiles and problems with our bite can leave us open to a range of dental and even general health hazards.

Date Published:
01-16-2018​​​​​​​

Try as we might to look after our teeth as best as possible, for most of us, dental problems are an inevitable part of life. Unfortunately, sometimes these problems are very difficult to get under control, and this can result in the loss of single or multiple teeth.

Date Published:
12-16-2017​​​​​​​

If the thought of visiting the dentist fills you with dread, you most certainly aren’t alone. It is estimated that as many as 15% of the U.S. population actively avoid visiting their dentist due to fear or anxiety. Unfortunately, this means that a large number of patients are suffering from poor dental health and as a result, may be living with a range of unpleasant symptoms from pain and bad breath to loss of the function of their teeth, as well as in some circumstances, loss of the teeth themselves.

Date Published:
11-16-2017​​​​​​​

Many people believe that orthodontic treatment purely refers to the use of traditional orthodontic braces. However, today orthodontic treatment can refer to a variety of different solutions, all designed to improve the appearance of crooked, protruding or crowded teeth, or to correct problems with how the teeth come together, known as the patient’s bite. However, in addition to providing solutions for the aforementioned difficulties, there is also a range of health benefits provided by orthodontic treatment.

Date Published:
10-16-2017​​​​​​​

Of all the teeth to require extraction, wisdom teeth are the most common. The very last teeth to erupt in our mouths, they often don’t put in an appearance until we are well into our teenage years and by this point, almost all of our adult teeth are already in place. Their location – one tooth in the far back corners of the upper and lower jaw – means that if there is no space for them to erupt normally, they may be retained, or come through at an awkward angle. Many people who have problems with wisdom tooth eruption find that they suffer from abscesses and infections while they are trying to break through the gum.

Date Published:
09-16-2017​​​​​​​

Gum disease is a relatively common condition that begins with mild symptoms such as red swollen gums and bad breath. In its earliest stage, it is referred to as gingivitis.

Date Published:
08-16-2017​​​​​​​

To many people, a beautiful smile means teeth that are straight and perfectly aligned. Unfortunately, this is a feature that very few of us are naturally born with. Instead, teeth that are twisted, gapped and crooked are extremely common, and so dentists across the country are regularly inundated with requests for cosmetic orthodontic treatment to give patients a straighter, more desirable smile.

Date Published:
07-25-2017​​​​​​​

If you have been considering getting porcelain veneers, you may have started to pay attention to a lot of the information (and misinformation) that is out there. In our offices, we hear patients concerns about porcelain veneers and some of their underlying reasons. We wanted to set the record straight about porcelain veneers to help clear up some of the misinformation and make sure that you understand what this procedure is really all about.

Date Published:
07-25-2017​​​​​​​