Westhampton Dentistry Blog
September 11, 2019
When you’re speaking in front of a group of people or meeting a new acquaintance, the last thing you want to do is make a poor first impression. A smile flaw that can contribute to this happening, unfortunately, is teeth stains. The discoloration can cast a negative shadow by possibly limiting career advancement and placing a damper on your confidence. As you read ahead, you’ll discover what causes discolored teeth, and you’ll also learn how your cosmetic dentist can help to revitalize the way you look!
August 30, 2019
As you get older, your teeth endure more weathering. Over years of dental emergencies and sipping on coffee, your teeth will begin showing signs of wear and tear like cracks, chips, and discoloration. Instead of having multiple different cosmetic procedures to fix each individual flaw, porcelain veneers can do it all in just a couple of appointments. Read on to learn more about this wonder-solution and whether it’s the right choice for you. (more…)
July 31, 2019
You go in for your regular dental checkup. Or maybe you go in because of a toothache. Maybe you chipped a tooth during a sports game. Whatever the case may be, you still cringe when you hear the news: you need a dental crown. Your heart races when you imagine the potential pain of this unknown procedure. However, the crown process should not hurt at all, especially with new CEREC technology. Read on to learn more.
June 12, 2019
No one wants to spend more time at the dentist’s office than they must. That is why CEREC dental crowns are growing increasingly popular with patients as a way to protect and preserve the shape, size and function of a damaged or decaying teeth. With CEREC, your dentist can craft a durable and attractive crown on the same day as your initial appointment – usually in about just one hour! No temporary crowns or follow up appointments necessary. However, with treatment so fast, you may be left wondering what comes next. Below are some common questions and answers regarding post-CEREC dental crown placement.
May 6, 2019
Do you dream about having a beautiful straight smile, but don’t want to go through the awkwardness of braces? Invisalign might be a good choice for you! Discreet aligners can fix your smile virtually undetectably. There are no painful metal wires and brackets. Read on to learn whether you would be a good candidate for Invisalign.
April 7, 2019
April is a great month with warmer weather, beautiful blooming flowers, and exciting plans for summer adventures ahead. But did you know that April is also Oral Cancer Awareness Month? How much do you really know about this disease? Now is an excellent time to learn more about it so that you’re conscious of what to look for and proactive in getting your oral cancer screenings twice every year. Check out these five facts about oral cancer in Richmond. (more…)
February 19, 2019
Does the idea of walking through the doors of the dentist’s office fill you with dread? According to research reviewed by faculty at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, up to 15% of U.S. adults avoid visiting the dentist because of anxiety and fear – that is nearly 40 million people! A dental appointment does not have to be an uncomfortable experience. Keep reading to learn more about dental anxiety and phobia – and how to overcome it.
February 13, 2019
Your dentist in Richmond is always looking for new and better ways to provide dental care. Laser therapy is an option that has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Lasers are used to detect cavities, reshape gum tissue, relieve TMJ disorder, treat canker sores, whiten teeth, and treat hypersensitivity issues. Let’s look at these treatment options in a little more detail.
December 7, 2018
Despite several advancements in dentistry to preserve natural teeth, tooth loss is still a prevalent problem. In fact, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Although bridges, crowns, and dentures have held a commonplace in dentistry to resolve the issue, over 500,000 people a year are turning to dental implants. Replacing both the root and the crown of the tooth allows them to provide an array of benefits that are possible with conventional treatments; however, they cost more. While you may pay more upfront for dental implants in Westhampton, they are more cost-effective long-term.
December 3, 2018
The holidays are prime time for celebrating. And this year you’ve got added reason to celebrate, thanks to your dental implants in Richmond. As with all smart investments, however, implants require a reasonable degree of self-care. With that in mind, here are some tips for enjoying your favorite holiday beverages.