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Category Archives Cosmetic Dentistry

Braces Removal

The state of your teeth post braces depends on how well you took care of them while they were still on. Be diligent about wearing your retainer or your teeth could slip out of their pristine post-braces alignment. Be aware that you may have to wait a little longer after removal before you indulge in all your ‘bad’ food cravings.…

Natural Teeth Whitening

Natural teeth whitening treatments offer an appealing alternative for consumers who are weary of chemical-laden commercial products. Some organic teeth whiteners are more effective than others, although none actually work overnight. Most dentists do not recommend the DIY route, and warn that home bleaching may in fact do more harm than good. Has an upcoming special occasion led you to…

snap-on smile

Snap-On Smile is a noninvasive removable dental arch that snaps over existing teeth. This appliance is less expensive than other procedures, and offers a temporary solution to cosmetic dental issues. While porcelain veneers are more expensive, they are also permanent, more durable, and stain-resistant. What if you could completely overhaul your not-so-pearly whites? Straighten crooked teeth, replace those that are missing,…

beautiful smile

Smile Direct Club, a teledentistry service, creates invisible braces—a very affordable alternative to traditional metal braces. While invisible braces are popular for straightening teeth, there are a number of health risks involved with at-home dentistry procedures. Smile Direct Club may only be a good option if you require uncomplicated, limited treatment. Invisible braces and retainers have become incredibly popular in recent…

invisalign

The Invisalign system straightens teeth in just one year, using clear plastic aligner trays. Although they can be removed, ideally the aligner trays should be worn for at least 22 hours per day. Invisalign represents an alternative to traditional braces and can help correct many common dental issues. Properly aligned teeth are important for both a beautiful smile and a…

gum contouring

Gingivoplasty treats a wide variety of medical and cosmetic concerns, including congenital issues and those caused by disease. The procedure can be done using surgical blades, electrosurgery, and even lasers. Gingivoplasty may be covered by insurance, depending on why you’re getting it. Gingivoplasty, also known as gingival sculpting or gum contouring, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the gums around…

Tooth Contouring

Dental contouring involves removing small portions of the tooth enamel to improve your smile. The procedure is permanent and doesn’t usually require anesthesia or recovery time. Because tooth enamel is so thin, reshaping results in subtle changes – it can’t realign teeth. Tooth contouring may be used alongside other dental procedures to achieve the perfect smile. Are your pearly whites…

KöR Whitening

KöR Whitening is an at-home professional teeth whitening system said to brighten teeth permanently and consistently while reducing sensitivity. The whitening gels are refrigerated, then cold-packed for transport to maintain the stability and integrity of active ingredients. Those who have tried this system report very positive results—even on tough stains. Aging, genetics, diet, and illness have a hand in the…

HiSmile Review

HiSmile is an at-home, DIY teeth whitening kit that claims to brighten smiles in as little as 10 minutes. According to the manufacturer, users should expect to achieve maximum results in six whitening applications. HiSmile kits are growing in popularity due to Instagram marketing and endorsements from male and female celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Conor McGregor. Customers buy them…

toothache

A dead or non-vital tooth is one which has no access to a fresh supply of blood. Tooth decay and trauma are the most common causes of dead teeth. Dentists diagnose dead teeth by taking x-rays and testing the tooth for sensitivity to heat, cold, and electrical stimuli. Dentists can treat dead of dying teeth by performing root canals or…

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