Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Invisalign Clear Aligners Offer Comfort and Convenience to Patients – Hampton, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 16, 2017
Oyster Point Dentistry Invisalign clear aligners in Hampton, VA

The aesthetic advantage of the Invisalign clear aligner teeth straightening treatment here at Oyster Point Dentistry in Hampton, VA is clear. Literally. But there are actually numerous advantages and/or benefits aside from that.

There are several treatment and health advantages to these Invisalign clear aligners. When you use Invisalign instead of metal braces, most people will not even notice you are in orthodontic treatment. That is because these aligners are virtually invisible which makes them an excellent option for patients who would like to have no braces in photos, for performances, or during social events. The Invisalign clear aligners can be custom-colored to mimic the natural shade of your tooth enamel. So that once you wear them, they will instantly blend and look as if you were not really wearing aligners.

The invisible teeth straightening technology of Invisalign lets you achieve that aesthetically pleasing dental arch without causing you much inconvenience during the entire treatment. The Invisalign clear aligners are so comfortable to wear because they are custom for every patient alone. They are made of a comfortable clear plastic. You will be changing your sets of aligners as you progress in your treatment.

Aside from the comfort, you will also be benefiting from the convenience that these aligners can offer. You can take them out to eat which means you can eat everything you like even while you are on a treatment. You can even remove these aligners while brushing and flossing your teeth as you normally would.

To find out more about Invisalign clear aligners, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Britesmile - Low Hydrogen Peroxide Whitening Treatment – Hampton, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 09, 2017

Britesmile teeth whitening system guarantees that your teeth with be at least 9 shades lighter after the treatment. This advanced in-office whitening treatment is best for people who have teeth that are severely stained.

This in-office whitening treatment in Newport News, VA usually takes just over an hour to finish. This professional teeth whitening treatment uses a specially formulated gel that is safe and affordable. Additionally, this gel contains lower amounts of hydrogen peroxide as compared to other teeth whitening systems so there will be no burning sensation in the mouth as can occur with other whitening options. The low amounts of hydrogen peroxide also ensure that the treatment is absolutely pleasurable and pain-free for every user.

To find out more about Britesmile teeth whitening treatment, visit your dentist at Oyster Point Dentistry.

Newest Dental Fillings Create A Bond with The Tooth Structure that is Incredibly Strong and Invisible – Hampton, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 02, 2017
Oyster Point Dentistry Invisible Dental Filling in Newsport News, VA

Today's dental fillings incorporate safe and so technologically advanced materials that render them virtually invisible to the naked eye. Compared against traditional metal amalgams, new filling materials utilize a blend of composite resins that are customized by your dentist to exactly match the color of your teeth. There are several clear reasons to choose this new material. Silver and other metals are used less often because of cost, aesthetics, and health reasons. The mercury contained in the traditional amalgam fillings is considered a health hazard.

The invisible dental filling material that we use here in Newport News, VA bonds stronger to the tooth and produces a safer and longer lasting treatment option. They do not stain which contributes to the invisibility of the material over the course of a lifetime. To find out more about invisible dental fillings, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Dental Sedation Techniques Help Patients not Feel Anxious nor Afraid – Hampton, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 26, 2017
Oyster Point Dentistry Dental Sedation Services in Hampton, VA

Multiple dental sedation processes allow even the most anxiety-prone patients to relax and tolerate even the most complex dental procedures. Our caring and highly trained dental professionals can take you safely to a never before level of comfort and confidence in the dentist's chair. It starts with us being a truly caring team of professionals who understand and appreciate your natural anxieties.

Although we are all trained and experienced professionals, we're also dental patients just like you and all of us have varying degrees of dental treatment anxiety ourselves. We take great pride in our ability to talk you through the entire process, all the while systematically settling the nerves of even the most fearful people.

Our dental sedation treatment options range from minor (ie. the common use of nitrous oxide gas) to total sleep sedation where we team with medical doctors (anesthesiologists) to totally sedate via general anesthesia. Sometimes this is the only course of action that can be taken to treat those whose anxieties prevent even the notion of visiting a dentist. These extreme fears of the dentist can be life-threatening fears as one's dental health steadily deteriorates over time.

The dental sedation services we offer here in Hampton, VA are safe, effective. Your medical insurance (vice dental insurance) in certain cases can be tapped to fully cover your treatment. So if you, a family member, or a friend is putting their long-term health at risk due to fear of dental treatment, let us talk you through it. There is a clear and easy path to pain and anxiety-free dental treatment. To find out more about dental sedation techniques, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Invisalign Clear Aligners – 3 Simple Steps to Perfect Teeth – Newport News, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 19, 2017
Invisalign system offered here in Newport News VA

The clear favorite among American dental professionals for teeth alignment technology is the patented Invisalign system offered here in Newport News VA. There are three steps involved in the Invisalign treatment process. Sadly though, Invisalign is not a viable treatment option for everyone due to dental circumstance. That is a complicated subject best left to be discussed directly with you and your dentist.

The first step is to seek a consult with your dentist regarding your (or your loved one's) dental condition and to determine exactly what are your treatment options. If Invisalign invisible teeth straightening is mutually deemed to be the best treatment for you, the next step involves 3-D mapping of your mouth and teeth that your certified dentist uses to map out the treatment strategy. No two cases are the same. The third step involves the patient's doing his/her part that you maximize the wear of the removable aligners and that the patient properly maintains the aligners.

Invisalign is a fantastically comfortable and convenient teeth straightening system. To find out more about Invisalign clear aligners, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Britesmile Teeth Whitening System – A New Safe, Simple, and Affordable Smile – Hampton, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 12, 2017
Britesmile Teeth Whitening System - In Office Whitening Treatment, Hampton, VA

January is a good time of the year to undergo in-office whitening treatment. Chances are the last dental cleaning you had was back in the mid-year timeframe. Also, chances are that your dental insurance has reset for a new calendar year making you eligible for normal coverage of your bi-annual check-up. This is a perfect time to combine that checkup with an in-office teeth whitening treatment.

When looking for professional teeth whitening in and around Hampton, VA, teeth whitening services, strongly consider the current leader in teeth whitening systems, Britesmile. Not all clinics are certified and qualified to use this "best of the best" whitening system. It is America's choice for numerous reasons. The reasons cited most often are the products safety and affordability. Not all teeth whitening systems are the same so talk to your dentist about the pros and cons of each system.

Britesmile teeth whitening system offers immediate result. Unlike over-the-counter whitening tooth pastes and gels that require weeks and months to produce results, Britesmile uses a safe and effective laser technology that immediately removes even deep-seated stains. Another good thing about Britesmile is your dentist can control how white your teeth should be. You will be able to achieve the kind of white that will look good on you.

To find out more about Britesmile teeth whitening treatment, visit your dentist at Oyster Point Dentistry.

Happy New Year from Oyster Point Dentistry – Newport News, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 05, 2017
Happy New Year from Oyster Point Dentistry

Happy New Year 2017 from Oyster Point Dentistry!

A fresh new year has arrived once again. It’s the time to be thankful for everything we have and for everything we have achieved in the past year. But it is also time to start new, start strong, and accomplish everything we want to do this year.

It is also time for us to say “Thank You” for our success last year. If you are an existing associate, we have enjoyed working with you. If we are just embarking on a new relationship with you in 2017, we look forward to the opportunity. We are excited for what we all can achieve in 2017.

The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. – Melody Beattie

Happy New Year from Oyster Point Dentistry!

Preventative Dental Care Tip: Start Your Year Right by Paying Your Dentist A Visit – Hampton, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 29, 2016

After the consecutive Holiday weeks of eating sweets and drinking beverages that could stain and damage your teeth, it is a great time to schedule a dental cleaning as part of your regular preventative dental care. Your dentist should be one of the persons you habitually visit after the holiday season. This small personal investment of time to your dental health sets the stage for good habits year round.

Our dental care professionals in Hampton, VA recommend that dental cleaning be accomplished routinely at the beginning of the year and at mid-year. This puts you on a scheduled habit and minimizes the chances of missing a vital health care activity. Generally, your insurance pays for two cleanings per year. Why not schedule those cleanings early in the calendar year and midway through the calendar year?

Brushing and flossing are two preventative dental care measures that can help keep you away from having poor dental health. By doing so, you will be able to brush away food debris that when left long enough inside your mouth can lead to bacterial build-up and we all know how detrimental it is to have them in our system, especially in the mouth.

To find out more about preventative dental health and other tips on starting the New Year right, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Happy Holidays from Oyster Point Dentistry

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 22, 2016
Happy Holidays from Oyster Point Dentistry

It is once again "end-of-year" blog post reflection time. If you are reading this blog post, you care enough about us and our business to invest a minute or two reading here. That means a lot to us. The primary reason for this blog is to educate and inform our readers; as an ongoing act of giving thanks for the privilege of earning your continued trust and continued professional partnerships. So we're glad you're here.

We reflect today on the blessings that so many of you bring to both our personal and professional lives. Over the course of 2016, we hope that we have made a difference in many personal and professional lives. This is the true essence and a key measure of professional reward and business success.

It is our sincere wish that all of you bask in the joy of reflection and within the warm confines of family and friends throughout this Holiday season and throughout 2017. Cheers!

Happy Holidays!

-from all of us here at Oyster Point Dentistry.

Dental Solutions to Treat Sleep Apnea Account The Patients’ Health Concerns and Comfort Issues – Newport News, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 15, 2016
Comfortable Sleep

People who suffer from the deadly disease sleep apnea will be pleased to know that medical doctors are increasingly prescribing dental treatment of the disease. Medical doctors and medical science increasingly embrace the positive effects of dental solutions on their patients. Of primary benefit is the increased discipline to use dental devices over CPAP and for the psychological advantage of a near-invisible dental device over what many people coin the "freakish" look of CPAP therapy. Dental treatment of sleep apnea is not for everyone, However, when you, your disease, and your medical doctor all confirm that dental treatment is 100% effective in your individual case, a life-changing event is about to take place.

The dental solutions for sleep apnea that we custom build for you closely resemble a standard athletic mouthpiece. Nothing offensive about that. They are adjustable so that you and your doctor can literally dial-up an increasingly open breathing airway at a pace that is comfortable to the point of being unnoticeable. Imagine, you sleeping absolutely silent next to your partner. Imagine no noise of the CPAP machine running all night. Imagine not having to conduct the extensive sanitation of CPAP masks and hoses, rather, you simply brush your dental device once in the morning as part of your normal dental hygiene routine. You don't have to think hard about the positive life changing event if you are so fortunate to respond positively to this medical alternative to CPAP.

While we find most patients are referred by their medical doctors for dental treatment of mild to moderate cases, some with even severe apnea respond favorably to dental treatment.

So, bottom line, it starts with you and your doctor considering your options. It ends hopefully with you and your doctor deciding upon dental treatment and our trained professional dental doctors building your custom solution. To find out more about the available dental solutions to treat sleep apnea, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.