Posts for: February, 2016
By now, it has become something of conventional wisdom that people seeking to look as youthful and vibrant as possible seek Botox injections. When the ancient explorers set out for the New World in search of the fountain of youth, it's reasonable to assume that they might have parked the ships and disembarked for a few refresher shots at the local dermatologist's office.
And while modern technology has certainly afforded society more opportunities than ever before in human history to look as young as they feel, sometimes the secret to looking younger and more like your high school (OK maybe college) self is to make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist.
The Health and Beauty Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about ways to look younger, but often a trip to the dentist can help take years off a person's face. The reason is simple. At Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, cosmetic dentistry procedures like veneers and crowns can help to minimize fine lines and wrinkles by filling out the mouth area (no lip plumping injections required). Even something as simple as a professional teeth whitening procedure can help to brighten up the entire face.
Cosmetic Dental Procedures in South Charlotte
Everyone's dental needs are different. From a "gummy smile" to unevenly spaced and discolored teeth, there's a cosmetic dental treatment available for that. Patients at Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte have many treatment options, including:
- Teeth whitening
- Bonding and veneers
- Bridges and crowns
- Partial and full dentures
- Root canals
Cosmetic Dentistry in South Charlotte
To learn more about the cosmetic dentistry option that is best for you, contact Park Crossing Dentistry at (704) 541-5059 to schedule an appointment today.
Did you know that George Washington was afflicted with dental problems all his adult life? Letters and diary entries make regular reference to aching teeth, lost teeth, inflamed gums, ill-fitting dentures, and a number of other dental problems. One of the most enduring myths about Washington is that his dentures were made of wood. It’s possible that some of his dentures, after they had been stained, took on a wooden complexion, but wood was never used in the construction of any of his dental work. His numerous partial and full dentures were actually made from materials including bone, hippopotamus ivory, human teeth, brass screws, lead, and gold metal wire. Aren’t you glad for the advancements in dental technology since the 1700’s! (information courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association).
Decay occurs when plaque, the sticky substance that forms on teeth, combines with the sugars and/or starches of the foods that we eat. This combination produces acids that attack tooth enamel. The best way to prevent tooth decay is by brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Eating healthy foods and avoiding snacks and drinks that are high in sugar are also ways to prevent decay.
Research says that people with periodontal disease (gum disease) are at higher risk for developing heart disease, stroke, uncontrolled diabetes, pre-term births and respiratory disease. This emphasizes the need for proper brushing, flossing and regular checkups with your dentist.