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Invisalign Clear Aligners: An Alternative for Straightening Teeth without Metal Wires and Brackets

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 19, 2018
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Most dental patients want a better choice when considering orthodontic treatment. That decision is now between clear aligners or traditional metal braces. However, when people are considering braces, many patients are unaware that there is an alternative for straightening teeth without the hassle of metal wires and brackets. Invisalign clear aligners are an effective and better alternative, and they have a number of benefits compared to traditional braces.

Everyone has different reasons for needing orthodontic treatment. Clear aligner technology is a popular option for orthodontic treatment and can meet the needs of every patient. The main reason why dental patients choose Invisalign at Oyster Point Dentistry in Newport News, VA is to straighten misaligned or crooked teeth without the inconvenience and discomfort of metal braces. Moreover, Invisalign clear aligners are invisible. These aligners are a perfect option for patients who don’t want visible braces. Unlike traditional braces, patients have the ability to remove the clear aligners when they eat and brush their teeth. This makes cleaning easier and more effective and patients can continue with their usual hygiene routine of brushing and flossing with comfort and convenience.

This invisible teeth straightening alternative was first only used in simple orthodontic cases, but now they are used for even the most advanced cases. Not only have Invisalign clear aligners taken away the social stigma of orthodontics, but they also have become more efficient when it comes to oral health.

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

Porcelain Dental Veneers Help Improve the Appearance and Function of Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 12, 2018
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Porcelain dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry in which thin pieces of tooth-colored porcelain are placed over the surfaces of the teeth to recreate a natural look. This is the material of choice for treating issues in the original tooth such as poor color, shape, or contours. For those who are looking to have slight position alterations, or for those who want to change their tooth shape, size, and color, porcelain veneers are often the best and most successful option.

Dental veneers in Yorktown, VA aim to create a brilliant smile with beautifully aligned teeth. They are the common option to correct fractured or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, and uneven teeth alignment. Veneers can even make the darkest-colored teeth appear bright white. They can also resist different stains like coffee and tea, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech material. They are effective in restoring the natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth.

You’ll often hear people say that most celebrities have dental veneers and this may seem like the best way to achieve picture-perfect white teeth. Communication with your dentist is crucial to accomplish best and most successful results.

If you want aesthetically pleasing and naturally functioning teeth, consult your dentist at Oyster Point Dentistry to know if you are a good candidate for this dental treatment.

Dental Implants­­­­­­: A Long-term and Cost- Effective Solution for Teeth Replacement

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 05, 2018
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Despite developments in dental care, many people still suffer from tooth loss as a result of tooth decay, periodontal disease, injury or other reasons. For the past few years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth problems were bridges and dentures. Fortunately, today dental implants are available.

Dental implants in Yorktown, VA are used to replace and restore your lost teeth. These implants are artificially made to match your natural teeth so that it will look, feel, fit, and function like natural teeth. Dental bridges and dentures only last five to seven years. With proper care, they may be able to last up to ten years, but they may need to be replaced at some point. As a result, those costs can add up over time. Dental implants can last a lifetime when properly placed, cared for, and maintained. They are made with titanium which makes them strong and durable. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves natural bone and stimulates bone growth which can prevent bone loss and deterioration of your jaw bone. That is why dental implants are your best long-term and cost-effective solution for teeth replacement.

With dental implant treatment, there is no need to feel uncomfortable in public, or worry that missing teeth will interfere with your daily activities. No more worries that your dentures might slip or fall out whenever you are eating, smiling and speaking. Dental implants will give back your smile and help you feel more confident about yourself.

Consult your dentist if you can be a candidate for dental implant. For more details, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Dental Oral Sedation Helps Anxiety-Prone Children Stay Calm and Relaxed

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Children often suffer poor dental health because they fail to have preventive and corrective dental treatments because many suffer from a fear of the dentist. As a result, their dental problems can become worse and lead to more complicated treatments. When performing preventive and corrective dental treatments to children, parents should consider the benefits of dental sedation.

Dentists recommend dental oral sedation to children who are too afraid to have dental treatments. The oral sedation process is proven safe and effective. This does not require the use of needles and is taken by mouth as soon as the child arrives at the dental clinic. Oral sedation does not put patients to sleep, but this helps them stay calm and feel relaxed. This allows the dentist to perform the treatment successfully and to speed up the entire process. Through this procedure, parents can help reduce the stress of their children before, during and after treatment.

Even though dental sedation is safe for kids, parents are told the important guidelines before and after the sedation process. With the right guidance and post-op care, you’ll provide the best possible dental experience for your child.

To find out more about dental oral sedation, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Smile With Confidence Through the BriteSmile Teeth Whitening System

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 22, 2018
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Everyone would love to have pearly white teeth and a natural-looking smile. Whiter teeth can make you look and feel younger because oftentimes we associate white teeth with youth and beauty. Smiling helps reduce wrinkles, lines, and other appearances of aging because we naturally look younger when we love our smile and when we smile with confidence. When treating discolored and stained teeth, in-office whitening treatment performed by a professional is much safer and more effective than using over-the-counter whitening products.

Oyster Point Dentistry uses the BriteSmile teeth whitening system. This is a one-hour laser whitening product which is applied to your teeth for 20 minutes. Then, the process is repeated for three separate 20-minute applications. The goal of this teeth whitening system is to get your teeth as white as possible in less time. This is commonly used by many dentists because it effectively brightens teeth faster and the results stand the test of time.

When you wish to whiten your teeth that guarantees faster noticeable results, consider professional teeth whitening in Newport News, VA. BriteSmile teeth whitening system provides immediate and uniform whitening results than using over-the-counter whitening gels, whitening strips, or whitening tooth pastes. Through professional teeth whitening, removing stains and brightening your smile can be successfully attained. You won’t feel the need to cover your mouth when you laugh or talk, or feel embarrassed. Rather, you can always show your smile with great confidence.

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

Importance of Preventative Dental Care on Children’s Baby Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 15, 2018
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Children’s permanent teeth come in around age 7 or 8. As a result, many parents tend to delay preventative dental care dentist appointments until this time, and too often by then kids are already complaining of toothache or suffering from tooth decay. Although kids have baby teeth which will fall out at a young age, parents should take care because these temporary teeth serve as a guide track for the emerging adult teeth. Your child’s permanent teeth can end up crooked, overlapping, and unattractive.

A minor cavity in baby teeth can quickly develop into larger cavities because of the thin enamel. Cavities are signs of infection and always come with gum swelling and pain. If left untreated, infection can spread to blood circulation causing illnesses.

It is advisable to start caring for your child’s teeth as soon as solid foods are introduced, usually as early as 6 months. Also, do not put babies to sleep with bottles in their mouth and you should clean their teeth with a wet cloth every after feeding. When they reach 1 year you can start using a soft-bristled brush to remove excess food particles. Limit sugary foods and drinks since most bacteria that thrives in the mouth love a sweet environment. It is also necessary to bring your child to the dentist in Newport News, VA at least twice a year for dental check-us.

Don’t neglect your child’s dental health. Their temporary teeth set the path for sprouting adult teeth helping them emerge straight and healthy. Moreover, your child’s dental wellness impacts their nutrition, speech development, appearance and self-esteem. For more dental health care tips for baby teeth, call Oyster Point Dentistry.

Sleep Apnea Tied to Increase Risk for Type II Diabetes

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 08, 2018
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Snoring is a common condition and people are less concerned with it unless it becomes really disruptive to their partners. They only tend to seek sleep apnea treatment when complications such as Diabetes start to manifest.

Gasping for air during a sleep apnea episode tips off your sympathetic nervous system to set your body in fight-or-flight mode. This stimulates the release of stress hormones that can elevate the blood sugar levels. Moreover, due to repetitive disruptive sleep at night people become sleepy and less active during the day. Your system perceives that you require more energy and prompts your subconscious to overeat. The increase in glucose intake and slow metabolism related to less activity, increases your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Treating your sleep apnea problem can help you control your blood glucose levels. Dentists in Newport News, VA can address this problem effectively with custom fit dental devices. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry to learn more!

Invisible Dental Fillings Blend Naturally with Existing Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 01, 2018
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A smile is the nicest thing you can wear. When you have a healthy and flawless set of teeth, it boosts self-confidence and can enhance your appearance. Dental care is essential for preventing your teeth from decaying. However, there are some instances that are not under your control, cavities may still penetrate and can damage your teeth. Dental fillings are often the best solution for restoring your teeth and for preventing further damage that can be caused by tooth decay.

In years past, dentists have used different materials to fill cavities such as amalgam, silver, ceramic or porcelain and gold. One disadvantage of using these materials is that they are visible. This is why today dentists offer and provide invisible dental fillings. By precisely matching tooth-colored composite fillings with the natural color of your teeth, these fillings are virtually invisible and can give patients a more pleasing, attractive smile.

Invisible dental fillings in Newport News, VA offer restorative and cosmetic dentistry that is aesthetically appealing. These invisible dental fillings are preferred by most patients because they blend naturally to the color of your existing teeth. They are durable and the composite materials used for dental fillings can strengthen your teeth. For this reason, you don’t have to worry about not being able to wear a beautiful smile anywhere.

To find out more about invisible dental fillings, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Happy New Year from Oyster Point Dentistry

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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Happy New Year from Oyster Point Dentistry. We would like to thank our patients, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018!

If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in providers, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you find yourself in need of the services we offer, we hope you choose us again in 2018.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship and that 2018 brings you good health and prosperity. From all of us here at Oyster Point Dentistry we hope you have a safe and exciting New Year.

“We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better…” ~ Charles Dickens

Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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If a friend, relative, or valued service provider has a website, give them the gift of a business Facebook “like” this Holiday season. This act is free and will literally take you 30 seconds or less. By doing so, you help your friend or relative further establish business credibility and trust from an online standpoint.

Why do this? The reason is simple. Facebook “likes” is something that business owners can refer to promote their business popularity and interaction with their clients. It is also a widely accepted conclusion that Facebook “likes” play some role in how a website converts visitors into customers.

So if you know anyone with a website and wish them well in business, take 30-seconds and “like” their business Facebook page. Look for the Facebook logo usually located at the top or bottom of the website’s home page. Then shoot them a quick note saying, “Happy Holidays. I recently “liked” your business Facebook page and wish you continued business success in 2018 and beyond”. It would be a kind gesture and one that cost you nothing other than 30 seconds of your time.

To all our regular readers of this blog, we wish you all Happy Holidays and only the best for 2018 and beyond.