Oyster Point Dental Blog

Dental Veneers: A Safe and Affordable Smile Transformation

- Wednesday, May 24, 2023
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Dental veneers offer a wonderful way to improve your smile without altering your natural teeth or breaking your bank. It is a popular smile makeover treatment option for very good reasons. It dramatically improves the appearance of the smile with minimal to no tooth preparation. Nowadays for tooth imperfections, dental veneers are the best solution and with a customized treatment plan made for you, it will help achieve your desired results.

Dental veneers are the solution that will make you happy if you have problems with your smile. It is a great option for people who have imperfections with their teeth that will not be fixed with other treatments. They are the perfect option if you want to change your smile and do not want the hassle of braces or other more invasive procedures. It is important that the candidate has healthy teeth and gums to make this procedure a success. With porcelain veneers, thin customized shells are bonded to the front of your teeth. These shells are made from either porcelain or composite materials and will correct a variety of imperfections with your teeth. Deciding to get dental veneers will go through the process of having impressions taken and selecting a shade for your new smile. Once it is completed, the dentist will prepare your teeth by removing some of the enamel and smoothing them down. This is to make sure that the veneers fit properly. Then your dentist will bond the veneers to your teeth and trim them down as needed.

It is the perfect way to get the smile of your dreams. Dental veneers will give you a straighter smile without having to go through the pain and hassle of braces. It creates a unique smile transformation by reshaping your teeth to make them appear more aligned. It is the type of cosmetic dentistry that will completely transform your smile.

For more tips on Dental Veneers, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Demystifying the Dental Implant Procedure

- Wednesday, May 17, 2023

One of the popular dental treatments performed here at Oyster Point Dental is Dental Implant Placement. The process involves several steps and may vary depending on individual conditions. Here's our step-by-step process for dental implant placement:

Initial Consultation: During this consultation, our dentist will evaluate your oral health, review your medical history, and assess whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. They may also take X-rays or perform a CT scan to assess the condition of your jawbone and determine the optimal placement of the implants.

Treatment Planning: Based on the initial consultation and diagnostic tests, our dentist will create a personalized treatment plan. This plan outlines the number of implants needed, the type of restoration (such as crowns, bridges, or dentures) that will be attached to the implants, and the timeline for the procedure.

Tooth Extraction (if necessary): If you have a damaged or decayed tooth that needs to be replaced with an implant, the dentist may need to extract the tooth before proceeding with the implant placement. In some cases, tooth extraction and implant placement can be done in the same visit, while in others, a healing period may be required between the two procedures.

Implant Placement: Our dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area where the implant will be placed. They will then make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the underlying jawbone. Using specialized drills and tools, they will create a small hole in the bone to precisely position the implant. The implant, which is a titanium screw-like structure, is then inserted into the hole and secured in place. In some cases, a temporary restoration may be placed over the implant during the healing process.

Osseointegration: After the implant is placed, a process called osseointegration takes place. This is when the implant fuses with the surrounding bone, creating a stable foundation for the artificial tooth. It typically takes several weeks to a few months for osseointegration to occur, allowing the implant to become fully integrated with the jawbone.

Abutment Placement: Once osseointegration is complete, a minor surgical procedure may be performed to place an abutment on top of the implant. The abutment is a connector that protrudes through the gum line and serves as the attachment point for the final restoration.

Final Restoration: After the gums have healed and the abutment is in place, impressions of your mouth are taken to fabricate a custom-made dental crown, bridge, or denture. This restoration is designed to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. It is then securely attached to the abutment, completing the dental implant process.

Follow-Up Care: Once the restoration is in place, your dentist will provide instructions on how to care for your dental implants properly. Regular check-ups and professional cleanings are essential to monitor the health of your implants and maintain good oral hygiene.

It's important to note that the dental implant process can vary depending on individual factors, such as the condition of the jawbone and the number of implants needed. Our dentist will provide a detailed treatment plan and guide you through each step of the process based on your specific needs.

Invisalign Treatment: Get The Smile You Were Meant To Have

- Wednesday, May 10, 2023
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Getting a smashing smile transformation is achievable and affordable via the Invisalign teeth alignment process. We can solve both your dental alignment and crowding challenges safe, fast, and in an amazingly affordable manner.

There are millions of people who have dramatically improved their self-esteem and dental condition via Invisalign. Part of the reason is because Invisalign’s trays are nearly that…invisible. They are completely clear and work for you in a manner that will not detract from your face or smile. There is no feeling of sharp/extruding edges or pieces of Invisalign, and the good part is, the trays are custom made to fit your teeth and mouth.

In addition, Invisalign trays are removable which makes brushing your teeth, eating, and everyday life more convenient than other options. When you are ready to brush and floss your teeth just remove the trays, clean your teeth, then pop them back in. The trays themselves will also be cleaned. Further, there are no restrictions since you eat whatever you want to eat with Invisalign. Some of your favorite foods, those that are too hard, chewy, or sticky are off limits. These issues are not a problem with Invisalign. You will remove the trays and eat whatever you want.

A clean mouth is a healthy mouth. It is important to have healthy teeth and gums while straightening your teeth so you will have the best smile possible at the end of the treatment. Everyone will have a dream smile when their priorities allow for it. Invisalign leads to beautifully straight teeth and a wonderful smile. Possibly the reason to use Invisalign!

For more tips on Invisalign treatment, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Understanding Dental Bridges

- Friday, April 28, 2023

A dental bridge is a dental restoration treatment used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are usually made of porcelain fused to metal or ceramics, and can be supported by natural teeth, implants or a combination of both.

The process for getting a dental bridge typically begins with a consultation with a dentist. Here at Oyster Point Dental, during your consultation, our dentists will examine your teeth and gums to determine if you’re a good candidate for a dental bridge. Once our dentist determines that you are a good candidate, they will create a treatment plan and discuss all of the options available to you.

Next, your dentist will prepare the teeth that will be used to support the bridge. Your dentist take impressions of your teeth for the bridge. This impression will be sent to a lab where the bridge will be made.

Once the bridge is ready, your dentist will bond it to your teeth. The bridge is held in place by dental cement and sometimes with the help of a metal or porcelain post that is inserted into the abutment (supporting) tooth.

Finally, our dentists will make any necessary adjustments to the bridge and make sure that it fits properly.

Contact Oyster Point Dental and set an appointment with one of our dentists for a more detailed explanation about the procedure.

Dental Veneers: Embrace Your New Brighter Smile

- Sunday, April 23, 2023
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A smile makeover will change your life! From shy to confident, a beautiful smile that will improve your life. Since there are types of tooth wear, it is important to determine the source of your tooth wear to figure out what is the best way to treat your smile to return it to optimum health.

Dental veneers are a popular smile makeover option that empower people to dramatically improve the appearance of their smile.

In years past, the process involved to dental surgery to cut down teeth in order to place dental veneers. But today this is not required. Dental veneers provide a natural looking smile without surgery and any cause for worry.

Dental veneers help to close the interdental spaces between the teeth. Dental veneers improve the appearance of worn-down uneven enamel with intrinsic discoloration. It gives you natural-looking results without compromising the health and structure of your underlying bone structure.

For more information regarding Dental Veneers, contact Newport New's Oyster Point Dental.

Teeth Whitening: Safe if Carried Out By A Dentist or Dental Professional

- Friday, April 14, 2023
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The desire for teeth whitening, like all treatment services demand research and education. Teeth whitening involves bleaching the teeth to make them lighter. It will not make your teeth brilliant white, but it will lighten the existing color by several shades. It is a form of dentistry such that to be safe it should be delivered via dental professionals.

Everyone’s teeth whiten differently. Not everyone will achieve maximum results in the first session. Professional Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment. During teeth whitening, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth to make a mouthguard and tell you how it is used with a bleaching gel. Then with the mouthguard being used at home, you will regularly apply the gel for a specified period over a few weeks.

Another type of teeth whitening which a dentist will provide is using a bleaching product which is painted onto your teeth and then a light or laser is shone on them to activate the whitening. Laser whitening takes about an hour. The risks if you do not use a dental professional is a poorly fitted mouthguard which will not only cause spotted whitening but something worse. Some of the bleaching gel can leak onto your gums and into your mouth causing blistering and sensitivity.

Use a registered dental professional for teeth whitening like our dentists here in Newport's Oyster Point Dentistry because whitening by people who are not qualified bring health risks. Your dentist will advise you whether whitening is right for you. Teeth whitening is not suitable if you have certain dental disease or conditions.

Dental Veneers: Dramatically Enhance The Look Of Your Smile

- Friday, April 07, 2023
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Dental Veneers are usually a permanent long-lasting treatment. Patients that get veneers have life-changing effects on their self-confidence and the aesthetics of their facial beauty. They are thin covers that adhere to teeth to give your teeth a more classically shaped look. When you have veneers on your teeth, other people will not be able to tell that you have them.

Dental Porcelain Veneers are designed to improve the appearance of teeth that are affected by a wide range of dental issues. Issues on discolored teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth or noticeable gaps between your teeth, veneers will provide you with a way to correct it. The process of treatment will start by sending to the lab the impression of your teeth for Veneers fabrications and trimming some of your enamel off. Doing this will help ensure that your veneers fit comfortably and will not make your teeth look too bulky. With dental veneers, it needs a small amount of your tooth enamel removed to fit, which means that your teeth still have plenty of enamel left. The porcelain veneers will have a high amount of durability that will last for years. These veneers will not be likely to chip, break or sustain any other damage, especially if you take good care of your teeth with proper dental hygiene and routine visits for cleanings and exams.

The dental veneer process usually requires two visits. The first visit focuses on preparing your teeth for your veneers and making impressions to be sent to a lab. When your dental veneers are ready, you will come for a second visit to have them placed permanently. Getting veneers is not just a cosmetic treatment. It is an experience taking from an under confident self in smiling to being someone that will smile to one’s ears.

If you think veneers are the right solution for your dental condition , contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Dental Bridges: What They are and Why They’re Used

- Wednesday, March 22, 2023
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Dental bridges are a type of dental restoration used to replace missing teeth. A bridge is typically made up of an artificial tooth fused between two crowns that are placed over the surrounding teeth. Bridges help restore the natural appearance and function of the mouth by filling in the space left by missing teeth.

Here at Oyster Point Dental, we recommend dental bridges to patients who need:

  • To replace one or more missing teeth
  • To replace multiple teeth that are missing in row
  • To support a dental prosthesis such as a denture or partial denture
  • To improve chewing and speaking ability
  • To prevent the teeth on either side of the gap from shifting
  • To restore the natural appearance of the smile
  • To maintain proper alignment of the jaw

Dental bridges are typically made from porcelain, gold alloys, or a combination of the two. The type of material used will depend on the location of the bridge, the patient’s bite, and the amount of force that will be placed on the bridge.

Before placing a bridge, the dentist will first examine the area to ensure that the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong enough to hold the bridge in place. If necessary, the dentist may need to perform certain treatments such as a root canal or gum disease treatment to ensure the area is healthy before placing the bridge.

Once the area is ready, the dentist will take an impression of the area and use this to create a model of the bridge. The bridge will then be crafted in a dental laboratory and fitted to the area.

Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth and restore the natural function and appearance of the mouth. If you think you may be a candidate for a dental bridge, it’s important to speak to your dentist about the best option for you.

Contact Oyster Point Dental and let us help you figure out the best treatment option to address your dental condition.

Dental Veneers for A Natural-Looking Smile

- Wednesday, March 15, 2023
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Veneers are a common cosmetic dentistry treatment that we offer here at Newport News' Oyster Point Dental. The goal is to make your teeth compliment you. Dental veneer process includes the contouring and the polishing of wafer-thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth changing the color, shape, size or length. During this process, you will get the teeth to look and feel exactly like you want. You will slightly adjust the bite and smooth out the rough edges.

Porcelain veneers do not have to look fake and bulky. When professionally applied by a skilled dental team, they appear as if they are your natural teeth. It looks natural and beautiful, and fits the patient’s face.

The first step in the procedure is to x-ray the patient to make sure the teeth are healthy and free of tooth decay. Porcelain veneers will not harm your teeth in any way as long as you see a qualified dentist. With proper care, porcelain veneers will stay pearly white for as long as 10 years and by then it will be time for the recommended repair or replacement of your veneer. Further the good point is you will eat any food you wish. But it is recommended to eat only soft food during the first days after the veneer’s replacement.

Dental Veneers conceals a wide range of aesthetic imperfections, including chips, cracks, gaps, tooth discoloration and more. Blend in but stand out all at the same time. It is so fulfilling to create beautiful smiles every day. Happiness is having a natural smile. We provide a natural and healthy-looking beautiful smile.

If you are thinking of getting dental veneers near Newport News, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Dental Veneers: Life-Changing Effects Upon Self-Confidence

- Wednesday, March 08, 2023
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Dental veneers is a professional dentist-provided treatment that dramatically enhances the look of your smile. Patients enjoy life-changing effects on their self-confidence and the aesthetics of their facial beauty. Porcelain veneers create a fresh and natural smile that totally lifts the confidence level of the patient.

Dental veneers are designed to improve the appearance of teeth that are affected by a wide range of cosmetic issues. If you have severely discolored teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth or noticeable gaps between your teeth, veneers will provide you with a way to correct it. When you have veneers on your teeth, other people will not be able to tell that you have them. Before the impression of your teeth, it will be sent to the lab for veneer fabrications then trim some of the enamel off. Doing so will help ensure that your veneers will fit comfortably and will not make your teeth look too bulky. Unlike crowns, dental veneers only need a small amount of tooth enamel removed to fit, which means that your teeth still have plenty of enamel left. There is an assurance that porcelain veneers have a high amount of durability which you expect to last for years. These veneers will not likely chip, break or sustain any other damage especially if you take good care of your teeth with proper dental hygiene and routine visits for cleanings and exams.

Further, the dental veneer process usually requires only two visits. The first visit the dentist will prepare your teeth for your veneers and make impressions to be sent to a lab. When your dental veneers are ready, you will come in for a second visit to have them placed permanently. Adding more, veneers do more than remake your teeth, but it will transform the shape of your face that makes you look younger, which increases your self-esteem and develops greater confidence in your teeth.

If you think you are a good candidate for dental veneers, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Invisalign Treatment: A Seamless Teeth Straightening Solution

- Tuesday, February 28, 2023
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Whether you have slight (or significant) dental alignment concerns, Invisalign teeth alignment will deliver that perfect smile for you!

The Invisalign system is titled for very good reason. This teeth alignment system is virtually invisible. Others will not even notice you are wearing them. It will change you and your smile forever. It is very effective like traditional braces in correcting mild to moderate alignment issues. Invisalign is a convenient way to undergo orthodontic treatment because it changes your life during your treatment and your results will make it all worthwhile.

Invisalign aligner will fix many dental issues. It will straighten teeth as well as correct any gaps or overlapping teeth causing a problem or just not giving a look you desire. Patients do not have to worry about the visibility of their aligners at home or work. Because the flexible plastic is clear, it is difficult for onlookers to see. It is not obvious when you smile and easy to remove when eating or cleaning your teeth. Many famous personalities opted for Invisalign treatment because of its ability to straighten teeth and create a more beautiful smile. It is used to create a wider, more radiant smile. With smile widening, it is the process of changing the shape of the mouth, or moving the teeth, to create a wider smile. Moreover, the effect of Invisalign lasts a lifetime. Once the initial treatment period has been completed, the results from months of wearing Invisalign aligners will last long.

To get the best out of your Invisalign treatment, it is necessary to wear each aligner for as long as possible. Each aligner will move your teeth a preset distance before you move onto the next aligner. And it needs time and consistent pressure. Since Invisalign treatment straightens your teeth, it keeps your teeth healthy, and your gums protected against bacteria. It will contribute to helping you prevent life-threatening medical issues. You will rest assured that Invisalign treatment is permanent and will give you straighter teeth for a lifetime.

For more tips on Invisalign Treatment, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Are Invisible Fillings the Right Solution For Your Cavities?

- Tuesday, February 21, 2023
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Invisible fillings are an increasingly popular choice for people looking to repair cavities in their teeth. Invisible fillings, also known as composite fillings, are made from a tooth-colored resin material that can be shaded to match the natural color of your teeth. The fillings are applied directly to the affected area and hardened with a special light, leaving a smooth, natural-looking finish.

Just one benefit of invisible fillings is their natural appearance. Unlike traditional metal fillings, invisible fillings blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth, making them virtually undetectable. This is especially beneficial for people who are conscious about their appearance, as metal fillings can be quite noticeable.

Invisible fillings do not contain any metal, making them safer for people who may be allergic to metal fillings. Invisible fillings can also be used to repair cavities in teeth that are visible in your smile. This makes them an ideal choice for those who are looking to restore their smile and improve their oral health. Invisible fillings are not the right choice for everyone, however. They are not suitable for larger cavities, as their strength may not be adequate for the repair. Additionally, invisible fillings are not typically recommended for use in molars, as they can be more prone to wear and tear.

When deciding whether invisible fillings are the right choice for your cavities, it is important to discuss your options with your dentist. Contact Oyster Point Dental, our dentists will be able to advise you on the best option for your particular situation.

3-D Digital Dental Imaging Aids Dentists and Patients Alike

- Tuesday, February 14, 2023
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3-D digital dental imaging is revolutionizing the dental industry. 3-D imaging provide dentists with detailed and accurate images of a patient's teeth and jawbone. This technology allows dentists to examine the entire oral cavity in a non-invasive and precise manner. Equally important, it empowers your dentist to visually explain and demonstrate to the patient exactly what is going on and exactly how the Doctor plans to proceed.

3-D digital dental imaging systems use a combination of CT and/or cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans to capture thousands of tiny slices of the teeth and jawbone. The images are then reconstructed using advanced software to create 3-D models that can be manipulated and viewed from any angle. This allows the dentist to gain a much clearer picture of the teeth and jaw structure, enabling more accurate diagnosis and treatment. 3-D digital dental imaging can also be used for other purposes, such as planning orthodontic treatments or dental implants. The detailed images can help the dentist plan ahead so that the treatment is more effective and efficient. Additionally, the images can help dentists identify potential problems with the teeth or jawbone, such as cavities or misalignments, before they become an issue. 3-D digital dental imaging is an incredibly powerful tool that is revolutionizing the dental industry. It provides dentists with detailed and accurate images of a patient’s teeth and jawbone, enabling more accurate diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, this technology can be used for planning orthodontic treatments or dental implants, helping dentists provide the best care possible for their patients.

Oyster Point Dental offers this technology in order to provide a decisive dental care advantage for our patients.

Differentiating Dental Crowns and Bridges

- Tuesday, February 07, 2023
Oyster Point Dental

Dental crowns and bridges are two common restorative procedures used to address a variety of dental problems. Here are some definitions and general use cases for both:

1. Dental Crowns:

  • To protect a weakened tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To restore a tooth that is already broken
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth
  • To cover a dental filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining

2. Dental Bridges

  • To replace one or more missing teeth
  • To maintain the shape of the face
  • To distribute the bite force evenly across the teeth to avoid overloading one area
  • To improve speech
  • To restore chewing and biting function

It's important to note that only a dentist can determine if a crown or bridge is appropriate for a specific situation. They will take into consideration factors such as the extent of tooth damage, the patient's overall oral health, and their goals for treatment.

Contact Oyster Point Dental to learn more about these dental procedures.

Invisalign Aligners: Small Price for Life Changing Effect

- Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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Investing in yourself is getting all you want to treat yourself to what you deserve. It ensures that you are making a wise financial decision. Are you ready for yet another splurging then it is wise to focus on items that you will use frequently or that will have a lasting impact on your quality of life. You deserve only the best and when it comes to your smile, the best is Invisalign aligners. It is so worth every penny you spend on yourself.

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible so you will feel and look your best and the treatment time nowadays becomes faster with the introduction of one-week aligner wear. Invisalign and braces will combat several common teeth issues that will impact your confidence and make you self-conscious, such as gapped and crowded teeth, overbite, and underbite. If you have gapped teeth, it is caused by abnormal jawbone growth or tooth loss. Whenever you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth will shift due to an increase in space. If not attended, the gapped teeth will lead to gum issues such as periodontal pockets that will increase the disease risk. It is noted that the more gaps in your mouth, the less protection your gums have. In the case of overcrowding teeth, this happens if your jawbone is too small for all your teeth to sit comfortably. Without treatment, overcrowded teeth will become crooked. Your bite and smile will also be affected. Lastly, an overbite and underbite occurs when your upper teeth bite too far over your lower teeth. Both issues will be resolved over time with Invisalign and braces.

If you have all these teeth issues, Invisalign and braces will lead you to a journey to straighter, healthier teeth that will give you the confidence boost you need. It is never too early or too late to take action to improve your smile, and improve your overall oral health. Regain your confidence with a new smile now!

For more tips on Invisalign Aligners contact Oyster Point Dental.

Invisalign Dental Treatment: You Won’t Believe How it will Change Your Life

- Friday, January 20, 2023
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Invisalign dental aligners improve your smile without brackets or wires. Your teeth will systematically straighten into perfect alignment. Simultaneously along with that, you confidence, happiness, and frequency of smile will systematically increase. Just imagine that!

Invisalign is THE dental alignment treatment of choice. These are dental devices that are being placed in your teeth. It looks like clear plastic mold, and they are specifically designed for your mouth. During your treatment, you will go through several sets of these Invisalign aligners. As your teeth begin to move, you will switch to new aligners until you slowly get the results you desire. Many are opting for Invisalign braces because it improves their self-confidence. For as long as the tray is in your mouth for a predetermined amount of time each day, you are free to do as you wish and enjoy yourself at your leisure. You will continue eating and drinking as you normally do. Patients also find the opportunity to improve their brushing habits during the Invisalign treatment. They will still brush their teeth unencumbered, without wires or brackets which often means improved oral health. Overall, the convenience and freedom of having total control over your mouth makes invisible braces clearly superior to traditional metal ones.

Invisalign is a great option when you are looking for braces for teens or braces for adults. Before you decide on a specific orthodontic treatment, check with your dentist if you are a candidate for Invisalign. It is so beneficial that many teeth issues will be corrected with Invisalign. After you have made your choice, you will start the process of getting that amazing smile and improving your lifestyle.

For more tips on Invisalign treatment, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Invisalign Treatment: Get the Smile of Your Dream

- Wednesday, January 18, 2023
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Light up any room with that smile of yours! Nothing compares to the pleasure of watching the patients’ faces light up when they see their brand-new smile. Our Doctors of Dental Surgery restore patient’s smiles via Invisalign treatment and they can do the same for you.

Invisalign delivers a smile transformation resultant of aligned teeth, a less crowded smile, and a correct bite position. Invisalign delivers teeth symmetry and results in a full and wide smile. With Invisalign clear aligners, your dental conditioned is transformed without the use of traditional metal braces.

Make this new year 2023 a year of improvement, growth, and achievement! Invisalign treatment will give you the first step in improving your overall health and longevity of your smile. This treatment is transformative, gentle and brings beautiful results. Get started on your new smile journey now.

For more tips on Invisalign treatment, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Teeth Whitening: New Year, New White Smile

- Friday, January 06, 2023
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With sparkling pearly white teeth, a load of laughter and a bag of confidence will make your new year 2023 an amazing year. Professional teeth whitening services are the better option to over-the-counter whitening solutions. The simple reason is that you go at risk with OTC offerings because you can permanently damage your teeth by using (unknowingly) risky products or by inappropriately applying otherwise safe OTC products.

Professional dentist-provided teeth whitening treatment is a quick and easy way to boost your confidence and give your smile that extra sparkle. Whatever your reason, be it for a special occasion or just because there is no reason to treat yourself to a brighter smile. Teeth whitening services and products offered by a dental professional are significantly more effective as they do not compromise the safety and health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. There is a proven bleaching procedure called Laser Teeth Whitening that helps get rid of yellow-tinged teeth and lightens its color. It is affordable and has no harmful effects, too. Nowadays laser teeth whitening is considered as one of the most popular dental care services that helps to achieve the perfect smile that you wanted and helps you boost your self-esteem as it whitens yellow teeth fast.

Everyone’s teeth are different so do not expect the same results. Individual results vary from person to person based on the person’s natural stop point. Tooth sensitivity and irritation of the gum tissues will occur when you embark on a whitening program. However, the discomfort usually subsides within a few days. Soon the patient will be amazed with slightly bigger and brighter teeth that showed easily with smiling. It will be a decent smile and still shoot for something very special. Be confident with your smile with our Teeth whitening treatments at OPD.

For more tips on Teeth whitening, contact Oyster Point Dental.

New Year’s Greetings

- Friday, December 30, 2022

New Year’s Greetings

We hope calendar year 2022 was memorable for all the right reasons and leaves you with only life-long heart-warming memories. As the dawn of the new year approaches, we extend our best wishes for the same throughout 2023. It is truly a privilege to serve you and to be uplifted by you. From all of us here at Oyster Point Dentistry we thank you and wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Dental Veneers: Get a Picture-Perfect Smile Makeover

- Friday, December 23, 2022
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One of your most precious gifts is your smile. Smile more and your will be amazed about how your life changes for the better. We can help you achieve that with dental veneers treatment that conceals the natural dental flaws that we all possess and returning your teeth to a natural and pleasant look.

Wearing a perfect smile is the best icebreaker in meetings, job interviews, and blind dates. If you have broken, crooked and missing teeth, veneers will give you back the confidence to smile. There is the latest amazing, removable veneer that will instantly give you the look of perfect teeth that you will be proud to smile about. Another option is achieving a picture-perfect smile with porcelain veneers. Nowadays, porcelain veneers are an increasingly popular form of cosmetic dentistry. It is very helpful because it offers many dental benefits for patients in addition to creating a straight, bright, white smile. They are made of shell or cover made of tooth colored porcelain that is placed securely over your teeth. The front cover gives your tooth a new surface, shape, color and size. And if you have a problem with your teeth, veneers will help eliminate the need for more extensive dental treatments and at the same time it will make it look better.

The good part is dental veneers will transform your smile dramatically by redesigning your mouth and putting an end to the embarrassment that many oral problems will cause. Veneers are a great way to give you a brighter, whiter, or better-looking smile. It will assure you that you will be confident enough to smile in pictures. The truth is you will be so happy with your veneers that you will want to smile at everyone you meet.

For more tips on Dental Veneers, contact Oyster Point Dental.

An Appreciative Happy Holidays Wish from All of Us

- Friday, December 16, 2022
Happy Holidays

The holidays have arrived. As we write this, we continue to do our very best to meet and exceed your expectations. Simultaneously, our hearts are filled with Holiday joy, too many to itemize fully. One of our greatest joys is our appreciation of you. Please know how much we value and are personally rewarded by our relationship.

For warming our hearts and for thinking of us when our business can meet your needs, everyone here at Oyster Point Dental offers our thanks and heartfelt greetings for a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and joyful wishes for your every holiday celebration.

Dental Tip for the Holidays

- Tuesday, December 13, 2022
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The holidays are often marked by festive activities which involve abnormally high consumption of sweets. That's the GOOD news. The bad news is that all that sugar can be bad for your teeth. Sweets seem to appear everywhere you go, so keeping your teeth healthy seems like a hard assignment during the holiday break as well. But because dental health should be a constant concern even during the yuletide season, dental tips have been provided in order to help you take care of your teeth.

You will be spending your time more often than not in present-wrapping and card-writing and will not be able to find time to visit a dental care professional in Newport News, VA for a check-up. So the least thing you can do is to never miss brushing and flossing your teeth especially after you eat sugary and sticky food. Establish a routine like brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes. Even this simple preventative dental care measure can already help in keeping your mouth healthy not just in December but throughout the year.

Your day should not go by without you brushing and flossing your teeth as these preventative dental care measures actually help keep your mouth and teeth healthy. They prevent cavities so you will not have toothache or any dental issues during the holidays and in return enjoy eating your food with the company of your loved ones.

To find out more dental tips for the holidays, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Dental Veneers: Bringing Health And Natural Look To The Teeth

- Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Veneers

Why not make your smile beautiful? Dental veneers create a smile you did not think were possible. That means it does not need to shave down your tooth. It is very important to choose the right dental specialist for your veneers. Since it is a super specialty work and works well only if done well, it brings health and natural look to the teeth.

There is good news. Porcelain veneers are instant anti-aging. These porcelain veneers are designed to reverse signs of aging, wear, chips, yellowing and damage that naturally occurs over time. The new youthful set of teeth makes for a younger, glowing smile. If your goal is a beautiful smile that you will confidently show off, then dental veneers are the best option for you. One of the best benefits is that these veneers are hard to stain. It means you will not have to worry about discoloring them, especially if you are enjoying coffee or tea. Veneers will also cover up any cracks, discoloration, or chips to your existing teeth. That is why veneers are always the best choice when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers have a high amount of durability that will last for several years. These veneers are not likely to chip, break or sustain any other damage especially if you take good care of your teeth with proper dental hygiene and routine visits for cleanings and exams.

It is guaranteed that dental veneers are cosmetic procedures that help improve the shape, look, color and position of your teeth. When you have veneers on your teeth, other people will not be able to tell that you have them. Dental veneers only need a small amount of tooth enamel removed to fit, which means your teeth will still have plenty of enamel left. The beauty behind every piece of art, we offer a variety of dental veneer options for you to choose from.

For more tips on Dental Veneers, contact Oyster Point Dental

Dental Veneers: An Affordable Way To Improve Your Smile

- Friday, November 25, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry

Dental veneers are an affordable dental treatment that. will change not only the color of your teeth but also the shape, size, and even length. They are custom colored  to match the color of your natural teeth. It gives a smile makeover that transforms a nice smile to a stunning smile. With dental veneers, it offers the possibility to improve your smile.

Porcelain veneers will give you a smile that maintains both an aesthetic and natural feel and look. It will depend on some careful redesigning of your present teeth and getting softer and more aesthetically contoured temporaries at a length that will feel more comfortable. Dental veneers treatment imagines your smile as a work of art. There is always a solution no matter what your teeth look like. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit the surface of your teeth perfectly. It has a high amount of durability which means that you will expect them to last for years. They are not likely to chip, break or sustain any other damage, especially if you take good care of your teeth with proper dental hygiene and routine visits for cleanings and exams. Veneers are a great option for a non-invasive procedure to correct your smile. It is meant to look and act like your natural teeth, but you have the choice of how they look, from color to shape. Many people considered it a worthwhile cosmetic investment because it lasts for a long time.

Dental veneers will give you the option to fit all your teeth or just some that are misshapen or damaged to create an even and stunning smile. It improves the appearance of your smile in case you have discolored, chipped or misshapen teeth and those that are affected by a wide range of cosmetic issues. When you have veneers on your teeth other people will not be able to tell that you have them. Change your look with a new smile!

For more tips on Dental Veneers, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Warm Thanksgiving Wishes to You All

- Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving

Our path to personal and professional success is paved by- and with- the quality souls with whom we have surrounded ourselves. And, we consider you a member of our extremely valued fraternity of customers, vendors, service providers, mentors, and friends. It has been a strange couple of years, and we all have each other to thank for surviving and thriving. For this we give thanks.

This Thanksgiving we would like to use this week's blog to communicate our heartfelt appreciation for all the support, loyalty, service quality, and passion for our business we have received this past year. Going forward, our commitment is to even better strengthen our business and our relationships throughout into 2023 and beyond.

Warm Thanksgiving wishes, to you all.

Dental Veneers: Change Your Life Not Only Your Smile

- Thursday, November 10, 2022
Oyster Point Dental

Change your look and smile with confidence. We provide a natural and healthy-looking beautiful smile. Dental Veneers are a great option to hide imperfections, gaps and cracks. It gives you a reason to smile. Freshness will come to your smile. Dental veneers will totally change your life, not only your smile.

Veneers are one of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments and have been growing in the past years due to the huge uprise in demand for Cosmetic Dentistry. It is a custom-made shell that fits over the front surfaces of your teeth. It is used to treat several different cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, discolored or smaller-than-average teeth. It will improve the appearance of your teeth, looking and feeling natural. A veneer takes at least two visits. The first is to prepare the tooth and match the shade and the second is to fit it. Before bonding it in place, you will see the veneer on your tooth to make sure you are happy with its appearance. A special adhesive is used to bond a veneer which holds it firmly on the tooth. Harmonizing the smile with dental veneers will change a person’s life. It will be beneficial for you especially if you want to get a long-term result from persistent cosmetic concerns.

Dental veneers are a perfect solution to help you achieve the look you desire. With dental veneers, it will turn even the most disappointing into a shimmering smile makeover. Dental veneers will always be done by a specialist in Cosmetic Dentistry to ensure not only the best results but also the health of your teeth. Our clinic offers the best quality veneers at the most affordable price.

For more tips on Dental Veneers, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Invisalign Aligners: Affordably Perfect Your Brilliant Smile

- Monday, October 31, 2022
Oyster Point Dental

Hi everyone. Are you aware that this is a path to perfectly straight teeth without braces. Oh, the marvels of modern dental health technology. Today we hope you take a few things away about the latest trend in dental alignment, “Invisalign”.

One of the special things about Invisalign beyond the fact that this corrective system is virtually invisible is the that Invisalign is the treatment involves the latest in 3D scanning. You will be presented with digital 3D stimulation of the results of the alignment within minutes from the moment the digital impression has been taken. The doctor will map out a custom treatment plan just for you. With Invisalign aligners, invest in your teeth’s unique smile and transform your smile with confidence.

Invisalign treatment is customized to your unique smile. Hence the cost is based on how many aligners you need to achieve your smile goals. The best way is to find out if it is right for you by meeting with an Invisalign doctor. Once the treatment starts you will progress to a new aligner set every 1-2 weeks to gradually shift your teeth into place. Your Invisalign doctor will provide guidance on the timing. It will be a start of transforming your smile right from your first fitting. Not only are Invisalign aligners easy to remove but they are also comfortable and nearly invisible making them the perfect sidekick of your smile perfection. You will continue to keep brushing and eating as you normally do. The Invisalign treatment is normally completed in as little as 6 months depending on the complexity of your case. However, you will be starting to see results in a matter of weeks.

Invisalign treatment is transformative, predictable and brings beautiful results. Change is in the air. You will be amazed at how much your teeth will be shifted and how beautiful your smile is. It is the perfect way to start by consulting with an Invisalign-trained doctor who will make your dream smile an affordable reality.

For more tips on Invisalign Aligners, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Dental Tips for Your Kids This Halloween

- Monday, October 24, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Halloween Dental Tips

It's the time of the year when your kids will consume the highest amount of sugar that can be damaging to your child’s dental health. Make sure you're on top of your kid's dental health this Halloween.

Feasting on sugary goodies throughout the day without altering your dental hygiene accordingly introduces multiple negative dental effects. Sorting your kid's buckets is important. You can support your child’s joy of the Halloween season but take action to moderate the amount and types of sweets they consume. Take proactive measure to educate your children on the importance of a sound daily dental care responsibilities that include brushing immediately after consuming their Halloween sweets.

Gummies and sour candies should be eaten moderately. These types of candy have a high concentration of sugar and acid that can damage tooth enamel. In addition, avoid hard candies; it can possibly crack and break their teeth. Plain chocolate is the best they can take as it melts quickly, and sugar won't stay long on their teeth. However, chocolate with caramel and nut fillings must be eaten in moderation.

Make sure to give their candy treats right after meals since saliva production at this time is at its peak. This can help rinse sugar particles away from the teeth naturally. And if brushing is not possible, provide them a glass of water to drink right after eating candy and sweets. Sugar particles that lodge on the teeth for a long period can feed bacteria and promote bacterial growth. This bacterium will eventually cause cavities and tooth decay.

Contact Oyster Point Dental to find out more preventative dental care tips for kids.

Oral Sedation Help Children To Overcome Fear From Dental Treatments

- Monday, October 10, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry

It is all too uncommon for children to fear dental treatment so severely that it prohibits the dentist from performing even the most basic treatment services to include simple cleaning. Some of them thrash in the chair and some lock their jaws shutting the treatment session completely down. So in the efforts of maximizing the chance that your child gets the dental care they need, today's dentist's use a proven safe and effective oral sedation process that makes dental treatments be conducted easier for children.

When dental sedation techniques are used, your child will feel relaxed and is conscious enough to respond to verbal command as well as physical stimulation. Also, your child will maintain its ability to open airways independently and continuously. Therefore, this oral sedation is safe for kids, not to mention that this is only conducted by a qualified pediatric sedation dentist.

Dental sedation helps children undergo a dental treatment who otherwise would not receive it. It allows them to relax and let the dentist restore their mouth to a healthy state. Parents should accompany their children who have extensive dental needs, have traumatic past dental experiences, or have very strong gag reflexes when seeing a dentist and consult about the available dental sedation techniques.

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

Oral Hygiene: Keep Cavities At Bay

- Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Oral Hygiene

Dental health has put much emphasis on the importance of taking care of your teeth, gums, and mouth through brushing and flossing. While you religiously perform these in-house dental care regimen, it is also advised that you pay regular visits to your dentist for cleaning and check-ups as they both pave the way for an early detection of certain issues in your dental as well as oral health.

Preventative dental care measure are vital in order for you to maintain healthy gums and teeth providing them with the protection they need to fight against bad bacteria that can settle inside your mouth if you do not brush or floss after you indulge yourself in a delicious treat. Practicing good dental hygiene helps in preventing common and chronic diseases before they even leave signs and symptoms of them in any parts of your mouth.

The advice and assistance of the trusted dental care professionals are significant especially when talking about your child’s dental and oral health. You will need their expert care so you and your child will be far to suffer from tooth decay, gum problems, and other potential issues.

Remember that having healthy gums and teeth will make you feel even happier as you eat and drink your favorite food and beverage. So to find out how you can best take care of your dental and oral health, consult your dentist at Oyster Point Dental.

Dental Veneers: A New Smile Offers Life-Changing Celebration

- Thursday, September 22, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Veneer

People dreaming of an amazing smile can see their dream realized via your dentist’s dental veneer treatment. This amazing dental treatment can help revolutionize your self-confidence by altering the shape, color and size of your teeth. Veneers will make everyone’s smile more beautiful. It will let your smile be your best asset.

Dental veneers focus on protecting your teeth against discoloration, cracks, chips and other damages. Even teeth with crowding and overlapping are corrected in a span of weeks without braces with the use of porcelain veneers. Using the thin porcelain or composite resin coverings that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth using dental cement, it helps correct many cosmetic dental issues. With porcelain veneers, it will look and feel natural since it is attached to the front surfaces of your teeth such that it will not change the position of your teeth. It will camouflage minor orthodontic problems once it is applied. The thing is your natural teeth will still be gapped or crooked however nobody will know aside from you and your dentist. Dental veneers will be a great fit for you since it is mostly stain-resistant and non-invasive. It is the easier way to whiten your smile for good.

With veneers, it will increase your confidence in your smile. Even if you have damaged enamel that is cause for concern because lost enamel does not grow back. With veneers it is an excellent treatment for teeth with enamel abrasion or enamel erosion and it will look great. Smiling will still be your wonderful way to get a boost of happiness. It is because freshness comes from a natural smile.

For more tips on dental veneers, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Britesmile Teeth Whitening Whitens Teeth in One Sitting

- Monday, September 19, 2022
Oyster Point Dental - Britesmile teeth whitening system

Britesmile teeth whitening system is a popular in-office whitening treatment in Newport News, VA because it is a cost-effective and painless procedure that improves the appearance of dulled or discolored teeth. It uses a light that illuminates and whitens both the upper and lower teeth in the smile line all at the same time to achieve an esthetically even color of your teeth. With just one visit to Oyster Point Dental you will immediately see a visible result of perfect white teeth.

The Britesmile procedure is professional teeth whitening that uses hydrogen peroxide gels which are pH balanced and are compatible with any tooth enamel. They contain glycerin and water so there will be no tooth dehydration during the treatment. These gels are also specifically formulated to respond to the blue wavelength that is given off by the specially designed activation lamp. The light is safe for the tooth enamel, gums, skin, and other soft tissues in the mouth.

While some of the over-the-counter products may be effective in whitening your teeth, they will usually take longer to produce results. Also, there is no substitute for the expertise of your dentist in professionally and carefully conducting the in-office whitening treatment. You will also be advised of what other aesthetic options that may be appropriate to your case to have a whiter, brighter teeth.

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

Invisible Fillings: Smile More, Live More

- Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Oyster Point Dental - Invisible Fillings

Invisible fillings are today’s dental solution and a dental treatment service that we provide and take great pride in. Iinvisible fillings fix small areas of decay and prevent further tooth deterioration by providing a barrier against harmful bacteria. If you are looking for a way to improve your dental health and quality of your smile, invisible fillings can certainly be the way to go.

Fillings are the best and considered the most popular treatment in repairing a damaged tooth and restoring its normal function and appearance. Usually, the portion of your tooth that is affected by the cavity is cleaned and removed. A filling will then be added to fill the resulting empty space or hole. These are dental fillings that will prevent tooth decay, tooth abscess, severe pain and discomfort from the decaying tooth and other gum diseases. There are two types of fillings, composite, and porcelain. Both fillings will match your teeth. Porcelain veneers are normally thin shells of porcelain adhered to the outer surface of the tooth. And the composite veneers are engineered resin that is affixed to the outer surface. Addressing the problem at the early stage will preserve your oral health and save your tooth.

Ultimately, the favorable part of invisible filling is completely undetectable. With the use of the composite materials, it strengthens your teeth through the bonding process. Once the bonding material hardens, the treated teeth become less sensitive to hot and cold food. It is designed to exactly match the shade of your teeth making them completely unnoticeable giving a fuller, brighter smile.

For more tips on Invisible fillings, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Invisible Fillings: Creating Smile That Lasts A Lifetime

- Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Invisible Dental Filling

Taking care of your dental health is a privilege you give to yourself. There are dental services like invisible fillings which your dental care provider will discuss with your issues, concerns and treatment options to restore teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay. The dentist will match tooth-colored composite fillings with the natural color of your teeth that will be virtually invisible. With invisible fillings, it creates a smile that lasts a lifetime.

Invisible fillings are mostly chosen by many people to strengthen their teeth because they represent a reliable, healthier and aesthetically-pleasing alternative to metal amalgam fillings. These white fillings are designed to blend in with the tooth structure which is not visible when you smile. This results in a more pleasing, less toxic silver-free smile to the patients. The trend nowadays is that composite fillings have replaced the need for amalgam material when filling in areas of teeth that have been affected by tooth decay and cavities. It restores and strengthens the teeth compared to metal that expands and contracts making the tooth more prone to breakage. In addition, with invisible fillings it actually chemically bonds to the tooth structure that provides further support to your teeth.

Taking care of your teeth and oral health will transform your life and smile. It is highly recommended to visit with your dentist in order to restore your pearly whites. Remember that dental health does not begin and end with your teeth. Proper care helps people to eat well, express themselves and be confident. Get your perfect smile now.

For more information regarding invisible fillings, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Dental Sedation: Stress-Free Dental Treatment

- Friday, August 26, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Sedation

Dental sedation is designed to reduce anxiety and get you in the best possible state of mind for your treatment. Dental sedation not only helps you during today's procedure but also serves those with uncontrollable fear to stay on schedule for future treatment to include cleanings.

Sedation Dentistry provides patients with the ability to stay relaxed throughout the dental procedure. The dentist will administer some type of medication to help the patients calm down, relax or even fall asleep. Of course we will discuss the details and options with you well in advance.The type of medication that will be administered is determined by multiple factors that your DDS will consider in pre-treatment consultation.

Don't feel alone if you are afraid of dental treatment.  Do know that if you allow that fear to forgo dental treatment that you put your health at risk. We want you to know that safe and comfortable dental treatment awaits you here at Oyster Point.

For more information regarding dental sedation, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Dentist Teeth Whitening: The Safe Path to that Perfect Smile

- Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - BriteSmile Teeth Whitening

The safest way to whiten your teeth is to have it applied by your dental team in the dentist’s clinic. Nothing else will ensure that the right application process and appropriate amount of gel is the key to both results as well as comfort. With the professional dentist, using all FDA-approved products in treating your teeth will give assurance of safety and effectiveness when used as directed. Finally, it will help your smile look its best.

Teeth whitening administered by a professional gives assurance that it is extremely safe for adults and older teens. It will assure you that it will be applied in the correct manner compared with some whitening in the ads in social media wherein it will be dangerous especially using excessive amounts of product that will be bad for both your teeth and gums. There are so many reasons why the teeth will stain or start to look discolored. And some of these causes will be addressed with professional teeth whitening by the dentist. Others will require more reparative tooth treatment like a root canal or crown. There are cosmetic teeth whitening treatments that are new such as bonding of crowns that will match to your white smile for optimal overall results. It will effectively work by using a light-activated bleaching gel that oxidizes stain particles to instantly brighten your teeth.

Your dentist will recommend the most effective application method for your unique smile. He will use a shade guide to measure the color of your teeth before and after treatment to see exactly how many shades brighter your teeth gets. The results vary from person to person. And if you have sensitive teeth your dentist will adjust the type of gel and application method to give you a gentler alternative treatment.

For more tips on Teeth Whitening, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Invisalign Aligners: A Most Comfortable Teeth Alignment System

- Tuesday, August 09, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry -  Invisalign Aligner

A fantastic element about the Invisalign aligner solutions is no matter how you move, Invisalign aligners move along with you. It straightens your teeth and gives a comfortable experience compared to traditional braces. It transforms your smile and in time most people are more comfortable getting used to it. Invisalign aligners perfectly made to suit you and your lifestyle.

Invisalign clear aligners are so effective and patients are so comfortable because the trays are removable. Being one of the world’s most advanced clear aligners, it is composed of clear plastic trays that are molded and crafted from the impressions of the mouth. The patient will be asked to wear the majority of the day in order to ensure that the trays are perfectly fit for the development of the teeth as you go along with the treatment. You are bound to be given new and tighter trays every six weeks during the entire process. The trays are so convenient that they are easily removed when you eat, brush and floss your teeth. The treatment process is significantly not noticeable. Any other dental issues like crooked teeth will have second thoughts.

Invisalign aligners beautifully straighten the teeth and you will be happier upon full completion of your treatment. It will address many other dental issues which traditional braces will correct. Once it is worn and completed based on the treatment plan, the plastic aligners will bring about real transformations. Overall it is highly important to have healthy teeth and gums to start any cosmetic dental treatments like Invisalign aligners in order to have a stunning smile.

For more tips on Invisalign aligners, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Dental Veneers for Minor and Major Flaws of Your Teeth

- Thursday, July 28, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry

If your teeth display uneven surfaces, are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced, or crooked, dental veneers can be an effective and economical dental treatment option for you. Veneers have become one of the most sought-after conservative alternatives when it comes to transforming the current shape and shade of an affected tooth or more to make your smile more pleasing to the eyes of others.

The dental veneer treatments we offer here in Newport News, VA can be made from porcelain or resin composite materials. These laminates are used to treat everything from minor to major flaws of your teeth to improve their overall appearance. While they work on the aesthetics of your teeth, dental veneers also function to protect your teeth and prevent dental issues from worsening.

Imperfections can now be covered up in a quick and painless manner with the use of dental veneers. They come in thin shells so that you will feel comfortable while they are bonded over your teeth. These veneers are versatile such that they can be tinted to match the natural shade of your remaining teeth. Aside from being stain-resistant, they are also long-lasting. But of course, it will all depend on the preventative care you do to them.

If you are interested in getting dental veneers, it is advised that you consult with your dentist about what choice of veneer material is the best for your case. There may also be other cosmetic and restorative dental treatments that your dentist may suggest to really address your concerns. For more details, visit Oyster Point Dentistry.

See Your Dentist Regularly – Your Mouth Depends on It

- Thursday, July 21, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Preventative Dental Care

A recent patient cracked up our entire staff when he stated, “If I had known I’d live this long, I’d have taken better care of my teeth”! He was joking of course, but there was a wee bit of truth there because more frequent preventative dental care would have saved this gentleman some dental discomfort and some cash by avoiding preventable teeth and gum disease.

We are a professional dental care team here in Newport News, VA and 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, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Invisible Dental Fillings - Custom-colored to Match Natural Teeth

- Thursday, July 14, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Invisible Dental Filling

Composite resin fillings, white fillings, and tooth-colored fillings are all names synonymous with the newest dental fillings that have replaced traditional amalgam fillings colored in silver or gold. They are preferred by patients and dentists alike because aside from being natural-looking, they are also more durable.

The composite resin used in making invisible dental fillings replace the mixture of silver, copper, tin, zinc, copper, and mercury. The invisible dental fillings that we use at Oyster Point Dental in Newport News, VA are made from high-strength composite resin material that can be custom-colored in order to match the hue of your natural teeth. This makes the fillings nearly invisible not just to you but also to anyone else. Additionally, these invisible dental fillings actually bond to the surface of the teeth thereby providing support to the surrounding tooth structure. This goes to show that the invisible dental fillings not only fill the teeth but also help in preventing breakage in the tooth structures.

To find out more about the newest dental fillings, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Invisalign Aligners: Today’s Standard for Dental Alignment

- Thursday, July 07, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry Invisalign clear aligners in Newport News, VA

Invisalign aligners are officially the nation’s number one choice for dental alignment treatment. There are two primary reasons for this. First, they are the most comfortable alignment tool on the market today. Second, as their name suggests, they are extremely subtle in view, as if your wearing nothing at all in your mouth.

Your smile is a most beautiful thing. We have helped thousands of people like you over the years return to a happy, healthy, and vibrant smile. So, allow us to make just a couple of key points.

How Does Invisalign® Work?

  • You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
  • As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position your orthodontist or dentist has prescribed.
  • You'll visit your orthodontist or dentist about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
  • Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

Invisalign® Can Work for You

  • Did you know that 80% of people over age 15 who qualify for braces can be treated with Invisalign®?
  • Invisalign® treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, space closure, narrow arches, relapse, anterior intrusion, and limited treatment cases.

For more information regarding the Invisalign dental alignment system, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Dental Veneers: Design the Best Smiles

- Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Veneers

Everyone wants to smile with confidence, and for those with cosmetic challenges, dental veneers can be your path to that extraordinary smile that you seek. Dental veneers do not require any special care. It continues to follow good oral hygiene practices including brushing and flossing. It designs the best smiles.

Dental veneers will improve the smiling appeal. The process is to use a kind of thin shell that is bonded with the teeth for a very attractive and natural look. Our clinic will correct the various dental defects like shipped teeth, stained teeth, excessively large/small teeth, gaps between teeth and surface defects on teeth with veneers for the improvement of aesthetic appeal. Porcelain and composite resin for dental veneers are being used. It is crafted by hand from porcelain, dental veneers are sleeves placed over your natural teeth and have the ability to close up gaps and change the size, shape and color of your smile. The results are instant which is why many dentists refer to it as an instant smile. It also corrects teeth erosion, mal-alignment and color to gain a vibrant and young look.

With dental veneers, it is one of the most popular procedures nowadays. It offers such a natural look that the veneers done by minimal preparation will save as much from the teeth. It is meticulously planned, designed and shaped giving you an amazing smile. You just have to dream that smile, we will make it happen.

For more tips on Dental Veneers, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Sedation Dentistry: End Your Fear of Dental Treatment

- Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Professional Teeth Cleaning

Everybody has some level of anxiety in the dentist’s chair. Dental anxiety typically wanes with age, but not always. Some adults have extensive dental treatment anxiety to the point that they ignore even basic routine cleanings. Sedation dentistry is a service that we offer to our hyper-sensitive patients so that they can relax to the point that they easily tolerate their dental health treatment.

Treatments that involve injections and drills cause unacceptable fear within some patients. For those with severe dental phobia, sedation dentistry can help these patients have a relaxing time during dental sessions and slowly overcome their fear of dental treatments.

At Oyster Point Dentistry in Newport News VA, we first determine the anxiety level of the patient as well as their blood pressure prior to conducting any dental procedure. Blood pressure could shoot up when a patient is very anxious. They can bleed more profusely especially during dental extraction or surgeries when blood pressure is not controlled.

We offer varieties of techniques that could help patients feel at ease. In a more relaxed state, they can get through the procedure smoothly while it helps the dentist properly perform and complete the treatment.

To find out more about sedation dentistry technique, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Invisalign Dental Aligners – The Path To An Aesthetically Pleasing Dental Arch

- Thursday, June 16, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Invisalign Aligners

We invite all those we treat (and all those seeking dental services in Newport News Virginia) to get smart on Invisalign clear aligners. This dental treatment will change your life. We invite you to schedule an appointment with us to address you or your child's specific case.

Invisalign uses an invisible teeth straightening technology and keeps the focus on you, not your dental work. The clear aligners blend with your natural teeth, so they are virtually invisible. The trend for adolescents and adults alike is to move away from "decorative" dental solutions. Invisalign is the current industry standard for the most natural orthodontic treatment option.

Invisalign is offered by our team of professionals at Oyster Point Dentistry in Newport News, VA.We'd be honored to give you a personal consult on this treatment option today!

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

Wondering If It’s Time to See Your Dentist?

- Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Visit

The bottom line up front, if it has been six months since your last dental preventative care appointment, you are wise to get that scheduled today! However, there are circumstances wherein you may need to see your dentist between the regular checkups. Now, we’ve covered this topic before, but we feel it is so important to address it once again. So many dental patients put off dental treatment for a wide variety of reasons, but there is consequence to procrastinating much needed dental care. The following are instances that require immediate dentist appointment:

1. Your experiencing pain or sensitivity

Pain and discomfort usually coerced patients to seek immediate professional dental attention. Dental pain is sometimes unbearable and can cause disruption to daily activities. When the pain and discomfort affect your ability to eat, talk, and sleep, these signs of disability prompt the necessity to see the dentist as soon as possible.

2. Your dental appliance isn't properly fitting anymore

Whether you have braces, dentures, bridges, or any appliance that no longer fits, your dentist needs to make adjustments right away in order to ease any discomfort and so as not to defeat the purpose of the dental appliance.

3. You bleed when brushing or flossing

Normally, gums bleed a little especially when you floss. However, the bleeding shouldn't go beyond a few weeks. If you still notice bleeding every time you brush, this may indicate a periodontal problem. It needs to be treated early to prevent more severe issues like gum disease.

4. You forgot when the last time you saw your dentist

Many tend to delay or take for granted their dental appointments. Sometimes they endure minor dental pain or discomfort, thinking it can wait until the next appointment schedule. Without realizing the problem is exacerbating, the pain and discomfort become more agonizing than before.

If in case you are suffering from dental pain or discomfort or you have noticed some unusuality’s to your dental health, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with your dentist. We want to help as our primary goal is to promote the best oral health to all our patients. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry today!

Dental Veneers: A Smile Makeover You Can Afford

- Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Veneers in Newport News, VA

If you always wanted to improve your smile, dental veneers are a supremely effective and affordable choice. Dental Veneers are just one of several ways to alter the appearance of your teeth. It is one of the most common dental treatments that your dental team offers for one simple reason. They change lives for the better.

It brings happiness to the patient having a brand new smile. The process of dental veneers is to use a kind of thin shell that is bonded with the teeth for a very attractive and natural look. It is made from porcelain or composite resins. It is meticulously planned, designed and shaped that provides an aesthetic result. Dental veneers being a versatile cosmetic dentistry option will tremendously improve the appearance of your smile. It is suited for patients with cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, worn teeth or mild tooth misalignment. The procedure starts with trimming a tiny amount of enamel off the patient’s teeth giving space for veneer replacement. The porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory and then bonded on the teeth. Most patients report no pain or discomfort at all during the entire treatment period.

Dental veneers are a possible solution that will help you achieve the look you desire. If you have dental issues or are not satisfied with your teeth, visit your dentist now. Using the latest advanced technique and materials, your dentist will help you achieve the smile of your dreams. It is the smallest changes that make the big difference in your smile.

For more tips on Dental Veneers, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Invisalign Aligners: Deliver More Reasons to Smile

- Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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It goes without saying the perfectly aligned teeth give you more reasons to smile. It is important to take care of yourself and give time for dental care. If you want to straighten your teeth, Invisalign aligners are a perfect choice for you. Invisalign is custom trimmed to your gum line that prevents them cutting into your gums like most other aligners. It will give you a great smile that makes a world of difference.

The best way to know if you will straighten your teeth with clear aligners or traditional braces is to visit your dentist to discover which choice is best for you. Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. These clear aligners are a virtually invisible way to improve your smile. They are clear and hardly noticeable. Invisalign aligners resolve the crowding and closing dental issues. Furthermore, this Invisalign treatment is so much more than just a cosmetic change. It creates a healthy bite and smile is crucial for delivering long term dental health. The treatment is by applying gentle calculated forces to move teeth but with clear aligners instead of braces and metal wires. Patients normally report less discomfort and have a much easier time keeping teeth and gums clean and healthy.

Remember, your smile deserves the best. Invisalign clear aligners will treat nearly all common teeth-straightening issues from simple to complex. Living with Invisalign clear aligners will live your life and transform your smile. Start your journey and get the beautiful, straight smile you have always wanted. Get your smile correcting tool, Invisalign today!

For more tips on Invisalign Aligners, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Routine Dental Visits Can Save You Thousands

- Wednesday, May 11, 2022
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It might sound crazy, but spending $100 on your teeth can actually save you thousands. How? First let's look at what $100 covers. The average cost of a dental exam and cleaning is $50 - $135. If you have dental insurance, your out-of-pocket expense may range from nominal to nothing for basic dental care services including X-rays.

Now let's go over how this can actually save you thousands.

If you have dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease or even oral cancer, regular dental visits give your dentist a chance to catch it early on. That's key. Because the earlier your dentist diagnoses a problem the easier it is to treat. For example, if you have gum disease and let it go unchecked (and untreated) for too long, you may need extensive -- and expensive -- gum disease treatment. Regular dental checkups allow you and your dentist to stay ahead of problems, which can translate into thousands saved.

A professional dental cleaning is also a must because it's the only way to effectively remove tartar (hardened plaque). Even if you brush and floss regularly, that’s not enough. Besides looking unsightly (tartar is a "stain magnet" and often has a brown or yellowish tint), tartar also contains cavity-causing bacteria. Preventing the need for a mouthful of fillings every year easily adds up to thousands saved in the long run. Perhaps one of the most important reasons to invest in regular dental exams and cleanings is that it has a positive impact on your overall health. Recent studies have shown that there’s a link between periodontal disease and heart disease; when the former is present, the latter is twice as likely.

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, gum disease can have a domino effect on your health. The bacteria caused by periodontal disease can enter your bloodstream and attach to your heart's blood vessels, causing dangerous blood clots. Another scenario is that the plaque buildup caused by periodontal disease can cause the heart's blood vessels to swell.

In this way, regular checkups and cleanings are not only money-saving but life-saving. And that’s priceless.

For a dental appointment, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Invisalign Aligners: Keeping Your Smile As Natural As Possible

- Wednesday, May 04, 2022

When it comes to aligning your teeth and improving your smile, little things make a big difference. This is particularly true for adults seeking cosmetic dental services. It is no little thing, however, that Invisalign’s non-intrusive appearance and removable nature now sets the standard for straightening teeth vice traditional non-removable and visible braces.

Invisalign’s teeth straightening technology is an advanced way to easily and comfortably straighten your teeth. It is durable and easy to clean and remove while eating, drinking or flossing. Many are amazed by its being virtually invisible. Invisalign aligners will give you the optimal comfort, fit and appearance because each aligner is trimmed to your gum line. There are clear aligners that are aligned, bleached, and bonded for a straighter whiter fuller smile. And if you are in a hurry to straighten your teeth as quickly as possible, Invisalign aligners is the right choice for you. Furthermore, aligners are more comfortable than braces because they are smoother than porcelain braces. It is increasingly popular for those who want to have an amazing smile such that they get beautifully aligned healthy teeth and choose Invisalign.

Finally, the best way to know if you need to straighten your teeth with Invisalign aligners is to talk to your doctor and see which choice is right for you based on your oral health. It is time to book an Invisalign consultation with your dentist now.

For more tips on Invisalign aligners, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Professional Teeth Whitening by Your Dentist – The Most Safe and Effective Solution

- Thursday, April 28, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - BriteSmile Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter teeth whitening products are flooding the market but are they good for YOU? Take a moment to consider the following and learn why In-Office Whitening Treatment will prove to be your safest and most effective teeth whitening solution. Consider the following:

  • Dentist’s whitening treatments remove extrinsic and intrinsic staining. This means it doesn't only take off stains that occur in the outer covering of the teeth but also, it eliminates stains that are within the enamel.
  • In BriteSmile Teeth Whitening System, the dental tray is personalized to fit the user's mouth perfectly. This reduces irritation and discomfort. OTC whitening trays only offer one-size which often causes problems because it doesn't fit all users.
  • You can see amazing results in just one appointment. Your teeth will be 4-9 shades brighter than before. As for OTC products, it might take months before you can actually see slight brightening.
  • Since most OTC whitening products have a bleach content, often users feel sensitivity or pain after using them. The treatment is safe and you won't feel discomfort or sensitivity associated with this treatment.

For more information about professional teeth whitening, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.