Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

BriteSmile In-Office Whitening Treatment for Whiter Teeth in Just One Dental Visit

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 04, 2018
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The benefits of a perfect white teeth is not limited to just your appearance. A bright white smile also improves your mental health. Having healthy, attractive white teeth can boost your self-confidence. Having the confidence to face people without hesitation, knowing you have a perfect set of white teeth can certainly enhance your mood. Plus, smiling a lot keeps stress at bay.

However, its hard to maintain white teeth. Both food and drink can stain and discolor our teeth, it takes more than regular brushing to restore them back their natural whiteness. Luckily, there's in-office whitening treatment that treats stained and discolored teeth safely. Although, there are many products for teeth whitening that are available over-the-counter, the BriteSmile teeth whitening system is still the most preferred procedure and it has safe, fast-acting result.

Professional teeth whitening in Newport News, VA can actually make your teeth whiter with just one visit. The result of BriteSmile’s laser teeth whitening technology is so remarkable that no other teeth whitening solution can be compared with it's quick effective results. If your are interested with this teeth whitening solution, contact Oyster Point Dentistry to learn more.


Straight Teeth Impact Overall Dental Health

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 28, 2018
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Having straight teeth improve one's look and affects their overall dental and physical health as well. Although most clients who opt for teeth straightening treatment have it done for aesthetic reasons, dentists highly recommend correcting crooked teeth because of the impact this has on overall oral health.

Straight teeth promotes healthy gums. There is less stress on the jaw when teeth are straight and can function properly. Braces are popular for straightening teeth for teenagers with alignment issues. However, metal braces are unattractive and uncomfortable. Additionally, adult teeth can become crooked due to genetics, pregnancy, age or accident. Invisalign Treatment in Newport News, VA is the latest teeth straightening breakthrough and these clear braces are comfortable to wear. They don't require brackets and wires, are virtually invisible, and are removable for daily teeth cleaning and care.

Because Invisalign clear aligners do not have metal wires, it is easier to maintain the oral hygiene and they require fewer follow-up checkups and adjustments with the dentist. If you are interested in this treatment for crooked teeth, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Invisalign Clear Aligners for a More Comfortable Teeth Straightening Solution

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 21, 2018
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Gone are the days when teenagers clamor for colorful braces to correct teeth misalignment. Traditional metal braces may correct crowded and crooked teeth but in addition to being less attractive, it's hard to eat when wearing metal braces. In addition, proper dental care is compromised since food particles may get lodged in the metal brackets and can be difficult to remove and clean. If you are looking for an effective alternative to straightening your teen's teeth, Invisalign clear aligners are a perfect treatment option.

Clear Invisalign braces can effectively correct dental issues that call for braces but offer more comfort and advantages. Since they are clear and fit teeth perfectly, people won't even notice your teen is wearing braces. Moreover, they don't have to avoid any food because there are no metal wires or brackets . They are also easy to remove so dental care can be addressed properly.

Invisible braces by Invisalign requires fewer dental visits and adjustments. If you are interested in this treatment option as an alternative to metal braces, consult Oyster Point Dentistry to find out more information.


Dental Implants for Teeth Replacement That will Last a Lifetime

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 14, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Implants in Yorktown, VA

Tooth loss can occur for multiple reasons. Kids are susceptible to tooth decay that can eventually lead to tooth loss. Genetics and accidents can also contribute to the loss of teeth. Tooth problems are more than a cosmetic issue. Missing teeth can cause pain, alignment issues, additional gaps and spaces between teeth and a loss of self esteem. However, dental implants can permanently restore lost teeth.

Dentures are another solution to replacing missing teeth. But they can break, are less convenient and comfortable and are not a permanent solution. Dental implants in Yorktown, VA are more durable because they are made of titanium. Implants are a a perfect teeth replacement solution that can last a lifetime with proper placement and care. The procedure also encourages preservation of your natural teeth and stimulates bone growth.

Dental implant treatment is the practical and best long-term solution to restore teeth and self confidence. Consult Oyster Point Dentistry to learn more about dental implants.


Prevent Rheumatic Heart Disease with Preventative Dental Care

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 07, 2018
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Rheumatic Heart Disease has been long linked to untreated periodontal diseases. Heart valves get impaired as a result of the bacterial infection that initially infects the mouth and throat. Preventative dental care should not be taken for granted because this simple dental practice can prevent life-threatening diseases.

There are studies that show that patients with poor dental health also often develop cardiovascular disease. Unresolved bacterial growth in the mouth which causes dental cavities can extend to the throat. It can get further into your blood stream and affect the other organs of the body. A sore throat that constantly re-occurs should not be taken for granted. Dentist in Newport News, VA recommends early treatment and maintain good dental hygiene to prevent the disease from progressing to a more critical stage.

Rheumatic Heart Disease is common in children due to dental care neglect and their tendency to dental anxiety. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry, our dental clinic is child-friendly and we can help reduce their anxiety towards dental procedures.


Invisalign has Many Benefits Over Traditional Braces

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 30, 2018
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Invisalign can help with many cases from simple to more complex, including crowded teeth and underbites to jaw problems to teeth misalignment. And they're basically invisible so most people won't even notice you're wearing them.

The dentists at Oyster Point Dentistry will determine if Invisalign is right for you. If so, we will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image. With these images we will create a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth. Then a series of custom-made, clear aligners are created specifically for you and your mouth. These are made of a smooth, comfortable plastic. You wear Invisalign throughout the day, and as you wear them, your teeth gradually shift gently into place.

Similar to braces, in cost, Invisalign also helps with problems like spaced teeth, cross bites, underbites, and crowded teeth. However, there are many advantages to invisalign over braces. While the results are the same, a new and confident smile, when comparing options there are many benefits to Invisalign. With Invisalign you can eat any foods; the aligners are removable making eating and brushing and flossing easier for better periodontal health; and the smooth comfortable plastic is easier on your cheeks and gums than metal braces. Additionally, there are less office visits than with braces. Invisalign visits range from every 4 to 6 weeks. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry for a consultation. See if Invisalign is right for you.


A Comfortable Treatment Alternative for Sleep Apnea

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 23, 2018
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Obstructive sleep apnea can be disruptive for patient and their partners as well. Often both parties suffer from interrupted sleep and sleep deprivation due to loud snoring. Although, CPAP is clinically proven to treat this condition, some patients cannot tolerate it because of the discomfort it can cause while sleeping.

A new treatment alternative has been formulated to cure sleep apnea. Oral Appliance Therapy works like a mouthpiece that adjusts the position of the tongue so it won't collapse to the back of the throat and block the airway. This can be custom-fit to the patient's mouth to achieve maximum airflow. Patients can use mere oral appliance or combined it with other therapy depending on dentist's recommendation.

If you are considering oral appliance therapy in Newport News, VA to treat sleep apnea, contact Oyster Point Dentistry. Our dentists can give further explanation concerning the treatment procedure.


Porcelain Dental Veneers Correct Dental Imperfections

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 16, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Implants in Yorktown, VA

Over time your teeth will discolor, decay, or change as a result of many factors. As a result, more and more people are turning to porcelain veneers to treat imperfections and improve the appearance of their teeth. These translucent porcelain shells are affixed to the teeth to repair cosmetic issues like disfigurement and discoloration.

Before dental veneers are adhered to your teeth, dentists administer local anesthesia to numb the pain and reduce discomfort. Prior to placement of porcelain dental veneers, teeth are slightly refined to perfectly fit the shells. Moreover, modern dental veneers are modified to tailor the shape and natural color of your teeth. With this dental treatment, your set of teeth will look nicer and more even.

If you are interested of getting dental veneers in Newport News, VA, schedule an appointment with our highly trained dentists. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry and get absolute answers regarding porcelain veneers and other treatment options for your current dental issues.


Invisalign Clear Aligners are Invisible and Removable Making it a Better Alternative for Straightening Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 09, 2018
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Crooked or misaligned teeth not only look unattractive, they can also make teeth cleaning difficult. If the teeth are not properly cleaned, they can eventually contract periodontal disease which can lead to gum and bone damage, as well as tooth loss. One way to properly align the teeth is wearing traditional metal braces. However, metal braces are less attractive, uncomfortable, and can be painful to wear. Invisalign clear aligners are better alternative and there are many reasons why one might choose them over traditional metal braces.

One main reason why dental patients choose Invisalign is the appearance. Metal braces can be unattractive. They are noticeable and the food can get caught in them. But with Invisalign, they are invisible or barely noticeable, and they feel natural as though the person wearing them is not wearing braces at all. This invisible teeth straightening alternative comes with a series of tailor-made and tight-fitting retainers that slip invisibly over the teeth. Also, Invisalign clear aligners are removable. If the wearer wishes to remove them for brief periods of time, they can easily do so. Dental patients can comfortably eat any food and can conveniently do their usual hygiene routine like brushing and flossing.

A lot of people are now enjoying the benefits of invisalign clear aligners in Newport News, VA. Aside from appearance and comfort, the duration of treatment is faster compared to metal braces. Invisalign can take only one year, to a year and a half to work its wonder and straighten your teeth.

To know more about the advantages of Invisalign clear aligners, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Dental Implants Can Improve your Oral Health

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 02, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Implants in Yorktown, VA

Most people believe that a healthy smile is one of the first and most important things we notice about a person. Healthy teeth are the key to an attractive smile. However, many people hide their smiles because they are self-conscious about missing teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, then dental implants may be the best possible replacement solution worth discussing during your next dental check-up.

Dental implants in Yorktown, VA consist of a small, titanium screw that replaces the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The screw is secured in the jaw bone, which provides a base for the replacement tooth. Dental implants are anchored there and become part of your bone structure having no impact on the surrounding teeth. This makes implants perfectly safe and healthy. There are a number of benefits associated with dental implants such as enhancing your appearance and speech, improving your ability to chew and enjoy food, protecting your teeth and jawbone from bone loss, and better overall oral health. Dental implants act like natural teeth, and with proper care and regular check-ups they can last a lifetime. Therefore, if your smile is healthy, the rest of your body and bones can be healthy too.

When you are confident, you smile more. Replacing missing teeth and addressing oral health issues through dental implant treatments can give the boost you need to take the next step in your relationship or career path.

If you are interested in having a dental implant, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.