Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Oral Sedation -- Possibly Your Only Option for Non-Cooperative Children – Newport News, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 23, 2017
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Sedation in Newport News, VA

Dental Sedation in Newport News, VA is intended to lessen the anxiety and discomfort of dental patients but is exceptionally effective for non-cooperative children. Many children suffer from poor dental health because parents simply give up on putting them in the dentist's chair But this is a serious health issue that can result in life-long tooth loss, gum disease, and other risks. To put an end to this, the dental community has thought of other means to make kids feel comfortable with going to a clinic and visiting the dentist.

Dental sedation techniques come in various forms. But there is one that is commonly used especially for children: oral sedation. Unlike general anesthesia that can render a child unconsious, oral sedation will only make the child drowsy or less active which allows the dentist to conduct the dental treatment with more ease and facility. Once the procedure is done, its effect will just desist quickly. This alternative itself is indeed safe, effective, and painless. Additionally, oral sedation does not require the use of needles, which is also one of the many things kids fear. But sometimes sedation is not enough and total sleep dentistry is required to treat the child. This is the process where our dental staff teams with medical doctors (anesthesiologists) to treat the child in an operating-room environment.

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


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.