Did we recommend a dental treatment during your last visit and you have been postponing the appointment? Now is the perfect time to call our office and schedule the procedure. We know that times have been unusual for over a year now, and there may have been circumstances that forced you to cancel an appointment, or perhaps you didn’t necessarily feel comfortable visiting our office. Now that life has started to return to a sense of normalcy, with restaurants and stores resuming a normal schedule and mask wearing becoming more lax and optional, we hope that you will put your dental health in the forefront and visit us soon. Postponing needed treatment can cause more damage and added expense. Read on to learn more about the damage you may be causing to your mouth.
Over the past year dentists across the country have seen a rise in emergency appointments with patients with cracked teeth. You might be wondering what has been causing this sudden increase in emergency appointments with the same dental concern. The answer is stress. For well over a year, Americans across the country have been dealing with life situations that we have never experienced in this country before. The changes in jobs, schools, and how we live our daily lives have been troubling for many. When dealing with an overwhelming amount of stress, the body copes in different ways. It can affect your overall health as well as your dental health.
At Aesthetic Smile Design, our goal is to provide exceptional dental care and to help create healthy smiles for our patients. While that is always our main goal and we do everything possible to save your teeth, at times it is not always possible, and a tooth may need to be removed. A tooth extraction could be needed for a number of reasons such as extreme dental decay, severe injury to the tooth, advanced periodontal disease, illness, or side effects from medication.
This year on Thursday, November 26th, most of us are going to be celebrating Thanksgiving by feasting on delicious turkey, all the fixings, and scrumptious desserts. While Thanksgiving is an important day for remembering all that we have to be thankful for, such as all of our wonderful and supportive patients, we are even more excited about the following day. And no, we aren’t talking about Black Friday, the biggest retail shopping day of the year. Continue reading to see what is so important for us to celebrate on November 27th.
October is the month that makes children cheer and parents sneer. Halloween is here! It is the holiday that leads candy sales for the year. Do you dread the sugar rush and teeth issues that result from candy consumption during this holiday? Continue reading for some creative ways to celebrate and limit the sugary Halloween treats!
Did you know that lasers have been used in dentistry for over 20 years? A modern technology, dental lasers provide less discomfort to patients and enhance the results of treatments. What’s more, lasers also make treatments virtually pain-free for patients.
We hope you and your family are doing well! Safety is on everyone’s minds these days, and it’s our #1 priority here in the office. We want patients like you to feel comfortable coming into our office so we have decided to go above and beyond our current safety measures and invest in two new state-of-the-art machines that provide powerful protection to our staff and patients. Read on to find out more.
When people think of keeping their teeth healthy, they sometimes neglect to consider the importance of gum health. In fact, periodontal disease, a.k.a. gum disease, can cause damage not just to your teeth and oral health, but also to your overall health by increasing your chances of some major health problems as well. Unfortunately, it’s a common problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, close to half of US adults aged 30 and older and 70% of those 65 and older have some stage of gum disease.
Patients often ask us what orthodontic treatment is best to straighten their teeth or help with the alignment of their bite. Our answer: it depends. The good news is that we offer patients several orthodontic options to choose from, and we help them decide which one is best. Read more to find out about these options.
What if we told you that you could have straighter teeth in just six months? While traditional orthodontic braces can take a couple of years to shift crooked teeth in position, the Six Month Smiles® system can accomplish that in just half a year.