Cosmetic Dentistry: More Than Just Esthetics

Cosmetic DentistryCosmetic dentistry is sought out by patients for a variety of reasons. Some would like to appear younger, and others would simply like to smile without feeling self-conscious. Whatever the reason you are seeking these services, the physical and mental health benefits of cosmetic dentistry are numerous.

Confidence
If you opt for teeth whitening, straightening, or veneers, it could give you a noticeable confidence boost. Walking into a room with a straight, white smile will make you feel way more confident than the alternative. Getting your teeth professionally taken care of will make you feel better all around.

Career Opportunities
If you have a straight, white, confident smile, you are likely to walk into an interview with your head held high. Studies show that people who take better care of their teeth have better chances in interviews as well as social situations.

A better smile can change the way people perceive you and behave with you. Several Continue reading Cosmetic Dentistry: More Than Just Esthetics

Let’s Get Some Dental X-Rays!

Teeth having x-rayYour dentist may take dental x-rays if your are a new patient, have not been seen in a while, or are in for a follow-up visit after dental treatment. Below are the most common type of x-rays that would be taken and the reasons why:

Bitewing x-rays help dentists look at bone levels between teeth, cavities between teeth, and the health of the bone between teeth.

Periapical x-rays help dentists look at the root tips of teeth, the bone around teeth, abscesses, and other pathology.

Complete Series is a combination of bitewing and periapical radiographs that shows all the teeth, roots and related areas of the jaws.

Panoramic x-rays help visualize wisdom teeth, TMJ’s, major pathology in the jaws and sinuses, and help see areas of missing teeth. Continue reading Let’s Get Some Dental X-Rays!

What Is The Perfect Age To Visit The Dentist?

Happily having his dental visitParents are often confused about when their child is old enough to visit the dentist. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first visit should be when their first tooth erupts – no later than two years old. From there on, the dentist will continue to recommend the frequency of the visits which the parents should follow.

Which Dentist Should I Go to?

A family dentist can definitely help give you a brief overview of how to care for your child’s teeth and if there are any pressing issues to deal with. However, it is best to take your child to a pediatric dentist. Continue reading What Is The Perfect Age To Visit The Dentist?

Teach Our Kids To Establish Good Dental Hygiene Habits

Colorful toothbrush and paste holderHow many of us have heard that ‘too much sugar will rot your teeth’ while growing up?  It’s one of the most common phrases uttered by parents to deter their kids from sucking on sweets and sipping sugary juices all day. And while reducing sugar intake definitely helps prevent tooth decay, it is not merely enough to help kids develop good dental hygiene habits.

Here are 5 ways you can help your kid develop healthy habits for taking care of their teeth! Continue reading Teach Our Kids To Establish Good Dental Hygiene Habits

Make Oral Health Your Night Time Habit

hygiene routineMaintaining a good bedtime oral hygiene routine is even more important than your daytime one. A lot can happen overnight while you are sleeping. Food debris and bacteria can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums during sleep time, when there is almost no saliva produced to wash away bacteria. Most of us have more time at night to properly clean our teeth, but wait until we are too tired to do so.

There are many ways to improve and maintain good oral health, even while you sleep. Here are a few helpful tips to get through the night. Continue reading Make Oral Health Your Night Time Habit

Have A Perfect Smile With Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain VeneersHaving distorted tarnished or damaged teeth can cause a tremendous blow on a person’s self-esteem. If you are looking to rejuvenate your smile, there are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Among such procedures are porcelain veneers.

Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that appears exactly like the surface of healthy teeth, porcelain veneers can be used to cover up discoloration, fractures, and other unsightliness, giving patients the they have always wanted.

Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
At Fairfield Periodontics, we specialize in complete smile makeovers with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can be used with similar procedures like dental bonding, and patients get to see the results in as little as two visits. Continue reading Have A Perfect Smile With Porcelain Veneers

What Is Gum Rejuvenation Therapy?

Gum TherapyGum recession is a common and serious dental concern. In most cases, gum recession is caused by the progression of gum disease either through poor oral hygiene and or tobacco use, but there are alternate causes such as hormones, genetics, and improper brushing habits. Once your gums recede, they will not grow back, even after your gum disease is treated, which can leave them open to continuous infection and teeth looking unsightly and long. Many gum recession treatments are invasive, require multiple appointments, and have long recovery times, which is why we offer gum rejuvenation therapy through the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST).

Benefits Of Gum Rejuvenation Therapy

No Surgical Grafting – One of the most common treatments of gum
recession aregum grafts. They are done by harvesting a piece of gum tissue from your palate and then stitching it under a flap made of the receding gum line. The recovery from this procedure can be painful and lengthy. Continue reading What Is Gum Rejuvenation Therapy?

Do You Need A Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

full-reconstructionIf you have multiple issues affecting the function, health, and beauty of your smile, you may need comprehensive treatment combining cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry treatments. Problems with having the smile you want are always difficult, but when your mouth is not working how it should, a full mouth reconstruction may provide an effective solution.

At Fairfield Periodontics, we offers what is known as a full-mouth reconstruction for patients who have multiple dental problems. This blog will help you understand more about this comprehensive solution that restores smiles and gets you back to enjoying life. Continue reading Do You Need A Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

Show Your Personality With Great Smile

Great SmileWhat makes up a perfect smile? Straight teeth? White teeth? Or perhaps teeth with pleasing proportions relative to one another? A stunning smile is more than the sum of its parts. At Fairfield Periodontics, we believe that your perfect smile also contains another element, your unique personality.

What Is A Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover is a combination of dental procedures that remedy any problems with your existing smile. We will first look at the health of your teeth. If you have cavities or periodontal issues, we take care of that first. Then, we becomes a cosmetic dental artist using all the revolutionary treatments available. Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a multitude of tooth restoration treatments. On the least invasive end we have dental bonding, inlays and onlays. These procedures can often be completed in just one visit. Porcelain veneers can address small imperfections such as chips and stains. A veneer can also correct the shape of a tooth that is misaligned.If you have teeth that are not structurally sound, you may need a porcelain crown. The crowns we provide at Fairfield Periodontics blend perfectly with your existing teeth. Continue reading Show Your Personality With Great Smile

Breaking Bad Dental Habits

Brushing teethWith proper care your teeth are designed to last a lifetime. But bad habits can really take a toll on your teeth, such as grinding and improper brushing. Tooth decay, fractured teeth, gum disease, and even tooth loss are just a few of the negative consequences that result from bad oral habits. Here are a look at some common habits that can hurt your oral health and some easy ways to stop these behaviors.

 

Aggressive Brushing – Brushing your teeth too hard can rub away your tooth’s enamel and irritate your gums.

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