Posts for: January, 2018
Perfect smiles aren’t just for the rich and famous!
You might think that you have to fork over a ton of money or be strutting down the Hollywood red carpet in order to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Not so fast! While we certainly aren’t in Hollywood, our South Charlotte, NC, dentists, Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer and Dr. Emerald Powell, pride themselves on offering the very best in cosmetic dentistry to give you the appearance you want and deserve.
Is cosmetic dentistry right for me?
If you are tired of feeling embarrassed by your smile, if you smile less because of the way your teeth or gums look, or if you just want to give yourself a makeover, there are many reasons people turn to our South Charlotte cosmetic dentists for treatment. Here are just some of the ways in which we can revamp your smile:
Perhaps the only thing holding you back from a perfect smile are those dental stains. If you have a yellow, drab smile then professional teeth whitening can easily breathe new life back into it. In just one hour we could get your smile several shades whiter. Thanks to high-quality whitening gel we are able to break up tough stains and discolorations and actually alter the overall shade of your teeth. It’s the fastest and most effective approach for a more radiant smile.
Sure, small flaws might not seem like a big deal to most. Perhaps people don’t even notice them when you smile but the main factor is that having some chips, cracks or even gaps in your smile affects how you feel about your appearance. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry doesn’t always have to be expensive or invasive. The only thing bonding requires is for us to match the tooth-colored resin that we use to the shade of your tooth, then apply and mold it. After it is shaped and trimmed we will harden it with a laser. It’s that simple.
Maybe you want that straighter smile but you are an adult who keeps saying to themselves, “I’m too old for braces.” Sure, you may not want to be nicknamed “metal mouth” at the office, but you don’t have to. Instead, you can pop in a set of clear, custom-made aligners over your teeth. You will be given multiple aligners to wear every day for about one week at a time before replacing them with the next set in your treatment plan. Aligners fit into your lifestyle and make it easier for teens and adults to avoid the awkward years of braces while also achieving a straight smile.
If you are ready to take the plunge to a healthier-looking smile then the next step is to schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our dentists. Call Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC, today to book your visit.
Have you started your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Are there things you want to see improved in 2018 such as your health or your appearance? One way to improve both is to give your smile some attention. Here are 5 healthy habits from your south Charlotte dental team at Park Crossing Dentistry that will help your teeth look and feel better than ever. Watch how others will take notice!
1. Better Brushing and Flossing
Brushing and flossing your teeth every day is essential. Many people only brush once a day, but it’s best to brush in the morning and at night. If you fail to brush at night, unhealthy bacteria left in the mouth can harm your teeth and gums. And speaking of gums…they are just as important as your teeth when it comes to your oral health. They protect your teeth’s sensitive roots. While brushing, be sure you clean where your teeth meet your gums. Your mouth will be happy in 2018!
2. Cut Back on Sugar
There are many reasons to eat less sugar, but especially when it comes to oral health. Cavities are caused by sugar. The process begins as you consume sugary foods, producing harmful acids that begin to thrive in your mouth. These acids attack tooth enamel. Foods high in sugar like candy, sodas, juices, and energy drinks speed up this process. It’s not necessary to give them up entirely, but it’s important to limit your consumption to help protect your teeth.
3. Water, Water, Water
Not only is water good for proper hydration, but it is good for your mouth as well. Drinking water gives your teeth a nice rinse, removing excess sugar and food particles. It also dilutes the acids produced by the bacteria in your mouth. A steady intake of water throughout the day will go a long way toward keeping your smile cavity free.
4. Stop Using Tobacco
Studies have confirmed the damage that can be done to your teeth from smoking cigarettes and using smokeless tobacco. They can create a sticky film that is difficult to brush off, which can make stains cling to them. In addition, they leave you vulnerable to gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss. We recommend doing whatever possible to limit your use of tobacco. It will have dramatic effects in a short period of time.
5. Visit Us Regularly!
No dental care program is complete without regular cleanings and check-ups. Two short visits every year allow our friendly, conservative team to clean your teeth in ways you simply cannot at home. It also allows our doctors to detect, early on, any dental issues you might have. We can even help take your smile to another level with a variety of cosmetic services. We want you looking and feeling your best in 2018!