Trial Smiles: A Way to Try On Veneers Before You Commit
At Designer Smiles, we create hundreds of beautiful smiles every year using porcelain veneers. With veneers we can “fix” all sorts of dental problems that cause you to hide your smile. Because this is an important investment, we understand the many questions that may come with your consideration of cosmetic dentistry. You know that phrase, “A picture is worth a[…]
Which Smile Problems Can Veneers Fix?
Porcelain veneers are a wonderful option for improving or even completely recreating your smile. They cover the visible surface of the teeth, allowing us to change the appearance and cover or mask many different smile problems. At Designer Smiles, our dentists have transformed thousands of smiles with veneers. How Do Veneers “Fix” Smiles? Because veneers replace the visible portion of[…]
Sensitive Teeth? One of these Toothpastes Can Help!
Millions of Americans suffer from sensitive teeth. You know . . . the sharp zing you feel when your ice cold drink hits that one tooth. Or maybe all of your teeth are sensitive. You do not have to just live with sensitive teeth. Scientists are continually studying and testing new materials to find substances that can strengthen teeth, fight[…]
Five Reasons to Choose IV Sedation
One of the most exciting new things we provide at Designer Smiles is intravenous (IV) sedation. Dr. Ann completed a rigorous certification process in order to add this valuable service to our dental practice. She underwent many hours of education, studying, testing, and training to earn this qualification. Why did she go through such a difficult process? Because we believe[…]
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
There is an assumption behind this question that is important to address before we actually answer the question itself. Just in case you missed it, this question assumes that teeth whitening is not permanent. Repeat: Teeth whitening is not permanent. The results of teeth whitening do fade over time, so the bright white gleam slowly recedes. The teeth will not[…]
Why Do I Keep Getting Cavities? I Only Drink Diet Coke!
One of the biggest misconceptions in dental health is that, if you want to prevent cavities, you only need to worry about sugar. Parents and other caregivers warn against the dangers of too much candy, so that the sugar-cavity link is ingrained in our brains forever. It is true that sugar can lead to tooth decay. The myth is that[…]
It’s Been a Long Time since I went to the Dentist. Now I’m too Embarrassed to Go!
You want to hurt a dentist’s heart? Just say something like that. We actually hear statements like this all of the time. We don’t hear them in the office, though. We hear them in casual conversation when someone asks where we work. It’s strange how the phrase, “I’m a dentist” can turn happy hour into a confessional in no time[…]
Difference between OTC and Professional Teeth Whitening
With so many teeth whitening products available on the market today, it can get a little confusing. How do you know which one to choose? Will over-the-counter whiteners work as well as the stuff from the dentist? There are a few important differences between OTC products and professional teeth whiteners. Active Ingredients There is only one family of chemicals proven[…]
What to Do When Your Child is Injured in the Mouth
Kids are pretty accident-prone. From taking their first little baby steps to leaning to ride a bicycle to playing sports, they have a high risk of injuring themselves. Often these injuries affect the face, mouth, and teeth. As the parent, your job is not to panic, but to know what to do and calm your child while you do it. […]
Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers
Do you want to improve your smile but are not sure how to do it? Many people consider both of these very popular cosmetic dentistry options. It is important to understand two very substantial differences in order to decide which will be best for you. Cost There is no question that teeth whitening is far less expensive than porcelain veneers. […]