Westhampton Dentistry Blog
February 24, 2020
There’s an alternative to wearing cumbersome metal braces to fix your bite: Invisalign in Richmond. The BPA-free clear-plastic braces are expertly designed to adjust your teeth in a discreet and comfortable manner, but there are some steps you’ll need to take to ensure a successful treatment process and protect your oral health. As you continue reading, you’ll get 5 key tips that are well worth implementing immediately!
November 27, 2019
Every time you looked in the mirror, your eyes were drawn to your smile for all the wrong reasons. Your chipped and discolored teeth made you ashamed to show your smile to the world. Then you got porcelain veneers in Richmond and it changed your life. Now you have a perfect smile like the movie stars! However, in order to make sure your veneers last, you have to take good care of them. Here are four tips to help you do just that.
October 3, 2019
Many people feel a spark of fear whenever they hear their dentist say the words “root canal,” because the procedure is widely misunderstood. Once you treat your damaged tooth and get a dental crown in Richmond to restore its shape, size, and function, you’ll be able to enjoy your natural smile for decades to come. By following your dentist’s aftercare instruction, paired with taking these four post-op tips for a speedy recovery listed below, you can optimize your oral health and feel proud to smile again. (more…)
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.