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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
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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.