What a Smile Makeover Can Do for Your Health and Appearance

Your smile, like your teeth, are for life. On occasion it’s necessary to do make some changes for health or appearance reasons. Your Roswell cosmetic dentist can help with a smile makeover.

What’s the mirror saying to you?

You might be disciplined with your oral hygiene. Even so you can still dislike the appearance of your teeth and smile.

A glance in the mirror reveals some of what could be causing you to be dissatisfied.

  • Discolored teeth
  • Misaligned, gapped, or crooked teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Uneven, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Misshaped or aging facial appearance

How a Smile Makeover Renews Your Health and Appearance

Restore your tooth color

Teeth whitening in our Roswell dental office removes stains and brightens the color of your teeth.

Porcelain veneers cover the front surface of your smile-zone teeth. Your Roswell cosmetic dentist can also use veneers to reshape and close visible tooth gaps.

Replace your teeth

Dental implants are a secure and long-lasting tooth replacement. The procedure can be included in your smile makeover treatment plan by your Roswell implant dentist.

Realign and straighten your teeth

Orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign, can move your teeth into proper alignment. The procedure uses a series of clear aligners to restore your teeth to a healthy and attractive position.

A smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan. It involves a variety of procedures that throughout a period of months can transform your appearance and restore your dental health.

Contact your Roswell cosmetic dentist about smile makeover treatment. Schedule a consultation and examination to discuss specific procedures.

How to Make a Fresh Start with Your Dental Care Now and All-Year

The most important thing you can do is start. That applies to your holiday preparations but also your dental care in the New Year.

Everyone, you included, gets a fresh start as the one year ends and another begins. As your Roswell family dentist we’re with you from start to finish.

Let’s go

Make a commitment to a healthier smile. Everything of value starts with a decision – that includes your oral health!

Start by scheduling you and your family’s dental examinations.

This appointment (two times per year) gives us the opportunity see first-hand what’s going on with your teeth and gums.

And while you’re at it…

Calendar your teeth cleanings.

Save time and help assure that your teeth and gum are free of harmful plaque and tartar build up – what your daily brushing and flossing is unable to remove.

Prioritize any treatment that’s on the books but not completed.

  • Dental fillings to restore your decayed teeth
  • Root canals to save your tooth from further infection or an extraction
  • Sealants to help you and your family prevent cavities from forming

Decide to improve the appearance of your smile

  • Dental bonding can repair chips, cracks, or other tooth damage
  • Veneers cover tooth imperfections and gaps
  • Dental crowns provide a natural looking restoration for your damaged or missing tooth structure
  • Professional teeth whitening can brighten your teeth up to 10 shades of whiteness in one office visit
  • Dental implants provide a permanent tooth replacement with a strong, secure new tooth structure from root to surface

These Roswell dental care procedures and more are available throughout the year for you and your family. Start by contacting us to schedule now.

Two Ways Stress Affects Your Teeth…and How Roswell Dental Care Can Help

Stress shows up in different places. Teeth grinding, TMJ, and a sore mouth to name a few.

No one would blame you for “gritting your teeth” but that combined with other habits has an impact on your dental health.

Two common results of stress on your dental health

The dental connection to stress is not often discussed. But the symptoms it produces reveal its effect.

TMJ

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) is revealed by recurring jaw pain. It can also be caused by trauma to your mouth, teeth, and gums.

The clenching and contraction of your jaw muscles produces the pain you feel. Increased stress multiplies the jaw-setting response.

TMJ results from the ongoing cycle of clenching and releasing your jaw muscles. It can eventually cause pain when you chew, bite down, and smile.

Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

It’s that “grit-your-teeth” reflex that’s common when you’re feeling stressed. During sleep is another time when grinding your teeth occurs.

Symptoms of teeth grinding can include:

  • Headaches and soreness in your jaws
  • Overly sensitive teeth
  • Damaged, cracked, or fractured teeth or dental work such as dental crowns or fillings
  • Worn tooth edges

Your Roswell family dentist can help. A dental examination can determine the damage TMJ and teeth grinding could be causing to your mouth.

A custom-designed night guard is an effective treatment. This will protect your teeth from damage and wear. Orthodontics can also restore alignment and prevent further tooth wear.

Roswell dental care can help relieve the impact and damage stress is causing your teeth, gums, and mouth. It’s important to mention your symptoms during your next check-up.

Contact our Roswell dental care office about treatment for TMJ and teeth grinding (bruxism).

How to Keep Your Dental Health on the “Nice List” During the Holiday Season

This isn’t one of THOSE posts. You know the one that says, “Enjoy the holidays…but don’t destroy your dental health…!”

Let’s keep it “real.”

You’re going to eat and enjoy a variety of holiday sweets, treats, foods, and beverages. And you should unless you have dietary or other health related restrictions that prohibit you.

But…

It’s what you do afterwards and the priorities you establish for your oral health that can have the biggest impact.

Your Roswell Dental Office has Tips that can keep your teeth healthy during the holidays

If you overdo it…do-it-over

Again, unless you shouldn’t for general health reasons, you’re probably going to enjoy some sugary favorites during the holiday season.

Overindulgence is the problem. Dental hygiene is the solution.

Eat…then brush your teeth. The longer sugar stays on your teeth the more damage it can do.

The do-over mindset reminds you that you can often overdo the sugar indulgence but you can counter it by repeating your dental health habits afterwards as soon as possible.

Protect your teeth

Some holiday treats are hard and sticky. Grandma’s peanut brittle is delicious but it could easily crack a tooth or displace a crown.

And remember that your teeth are designed for chewing. Use the handy nutcracker (not your teeth) after you’ve reached in the bowl for a pecan, walnut, almond, or chestnut.

Stay in-the-zone

Keep your oral health routine throughout the holidays. Late night parties and uncommon periods of eating can cause you to delay or forget about your dental routines.

Keep a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss handy for those off-the-grid occasions you’re away from home. A moment of attention given your teeth and gums can help them stay healthy when you’re schedule is different.

Keep your appointment

You might have planned ahead and scheduled your final dental check-up and teeth cleaning or treatment during December. That’s a good idea if you want to maximize your remaining dental insurance benefits.

It’s easy to postpone or cancel as your schedule tightens during the holidays. Stay committed to your appointment because delaying treatment could affect your health and related costs months from now.

We celebrate you and your commitment to good oral health. Contact our Roswell dental office to schedule your next dental examination or if you have a holiday dental emergency.

Prevent Teeth Sensitivity from Catching You Off-Guard

There you are…enjoying a cup of coffee, a steamy mug of spice tea, or a favorite cool beverage and it happens. You experience an unwelcome “zing” of pain.

Sensitive teeth can catch you off guard. It doesn’t always mean something serious but it does require attention.

Why so sensitive?

The good news: the problem is treatable and will require you to make some routine changes to your oral care. Teeth sensitivity can be caused by a number of oral conditions.

  • High acidity in your diet. Foods high in acid content include citrus fruits, pickles, and tomato sauce.
  • Aggressive teeth brushing. Some pressure is needed but not to the extent that you damage the outer layer of protective enamel. Softer bristles with gentle pressure and smooth strokes away from your gum tissue can help.
  • The nightly “grind.” Teeth grinding during sleep wears down your tooth enamel. Exposed internal tooth tissue is vulnerable and sensitive.
  • Gum recession…or worse – gum disease. Routine teeth cleanings and dental examinations can help monitor and treat gum related issues and disease progression.

Sensitivity “training”

Each cause can be traceable to the wearing down of your protective enamel or its damage caused by decay or disease. Protective measures can reduce the sensitivity and prevent further enamel destruction.

  • Toothpaste and topical fluoride can guard your teeth and strengthen the enamel. Improved protection helps prevent the painful sensations you feel when sensitive tissue is exposed.
  • Tooth restorations such as a dental crown, bonding, or fillings can repair the decayed and damaged areas causing sensitivity.
  • A root canal can eliminate severe cases of tooth sensitivity. The procedure cleans and restores the infected tooth root that’s causing tooth pain.

Contact our Roswell dental office about your sensitive teeth or other tooth pain issues. Schedule an examination to discuss treatment that can relieve your discomfort and restore your tooth or teeth.