Oyster Point Dental Blog

Britesmile Teeth Whitening Whitens Teeth in One Sitting

- Monday, September 19, 2022
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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
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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
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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 Dentistry.

Dental Sedation: Stress-Free Dental Treatment

- Friday, August 26, 2022
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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
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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 Dentistry.

Invisalign Aligners: A Most Comfortable Teeth Alignment System

- Tuesday, August 09, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Dental Veneers: Create A Magnetic Personality

- Sunday, April 24, 2022
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Spreading love and confidence with your beautiful smile brings a health-giving impact to yourself and others. We specialize in helping people with dental flaws such as crooked teeth, discolored, or chipped teeth dramatically change their smile. Dental veneers create a confidence and an aesthetically improved smile that you might never thought possible. That is until now!

Porcelain veneers are considered to be a most effective tooth replacement option. Veneers are helpful to fix chips, cracks, and discoloration and other cosmetic dental issues. The dental process of veneer is attached to the front surfaces of your teeth while not changing the position of your teeth. However some camouflage minor orthodontic procedures are applied but your natural teeth will still be gapped or crooked but only you and your dentist will know. The dentist's skillful artistry, careful planning and designing are the secret to creating the patient’s beautiful smile.

Dental care is very important in a person. It is necessary to visit your dentist in order to perform an assessment to determine the best treatment plan for your case and if dental veneers are the right solution for improving confidence in your smile. Veneers will give you a more natural, whiter and more attractive smile.

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

Dental Veneers: Smile Big and Live Large

- Thursday, April 14, 2022
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Dental veneers are designed to improve the appearance of teeth that are affected by a wide range of cosmetic issues. Whether you have severely discolored teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth or noticeable gaps between your teeth, dental veneers provide you with a way to improve your smile.

Veneers are near invisible to the naked eye. Veneers are a dentist treatment that involves taking an impression of your teeth which are subsequently sent to a lab for fabrication. This ensures that your veneers fit comfortably and will not make your teeth look too bulky. Made of porcelain, they are stronger than natural teeth. Unlike natural teeth, they are highly unlikely to chip, break, or discolor.

There is an assurance that the porcelain veneers will never have to be replaced due to discoloration because it is resistant to stain. This dental veneer process normally takes two visits compared to other dental cosmetic treatments that take several months to complete. When your dental veneers are ready, you will come in for the second visit to have them placed permanently. Wearing a smile beautifully will be the reason for others to smile too.

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

Invisalign Aligners: Affordable and Safe Smile Enhancing Dental Treatment

- Thursday, April 07, 2022
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This smile improvement tool is a safe, convenient, affordable, and most aesthetically enhancing orthodontic dental treatment option. It will transform you because it is more about treating your whole smile. With Invisalign Aligners, you get great results without braces.

The Invisalign treatment is done with your doctor who will map out the movement of every tooth to your unique requirements. This treatment also resolves crowding and closing of the space in between your teeth. With the latest optical technology, it helps digitally capture the structure of your teeth and gums. This provides the patients more accurate, comfort and quicker turn-around time compared to traditional impressions. It also speeds up the production of your Invisalign aligners. With the attachments which are small bumps that are placed on your teeth before or during the treatment, it serves as a handle to help your aligners gently move your teeth into the right place. Placing the Invisalign attachments on your teeth simply bonded to the surface of your teeth and after the Invisalign treatment is completed, these attachments are polished off and removed by the dentist. It shows how discreet Invisalign aligners really are and hardly anyone will notice that you are wearing them.

Creating a healthy bite and smile is crucial for delivering long term dental health. Invisalign aligners which are invisible will allow you to enjoy all types of food and drinks. It will give you a confident smile and feel high because you will avoid wearing regular braces and opt for the Invisalign aligners which are invisible.

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

Dental Veneers: Change Your World One Smile at A Time

- Monday, March 28, 2022

You can learn to love your smile. You can do this safely and affordably with dental veneers. Maybe you don’t know much about this amazing dental treatment. We’ll try to fix that here.

Dental veneers will offer a life changing smile transformation. It enhances facial profile and a person’s personality and appearance. It offers an alternative to braces if you have spaced teeth. In the case of the peg lateral incisor where the second tooth on either side of the upper front teeth does not develop correctly, it increases the shape and size of the present tooth anatomy. And for discoloration and staining it will make a big change that will totally improve your smile. The dentists normally place dental veneers which are thin, custom-made shells in the front of the teeth of the patient to improve their appearance. It will hide stained, chipped and uneven teeth. The veneers will immediately and perfectly offer a solution for smile correction. Most people who have damaged or discolored teeth lose their confidence and self-esteem. However with dental veneers it will help improve the appearance of their teeth.

Dental veneer is beneficial for those people who want a long-term solution to their dental issues such as teeth whitening, chipped teeth, a gap between teeth or misshapen teeth. The veneers will help improve the appearance of a person’s teeth. Porcelain veneers will give you the same color as natural teeth or make them whiter to brighten your smile.

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

Dental Care for Seniors is Critical Care for Seniors

- Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Care for Seniors

Seniors tend to suffer as many cavities as children. Children and seniors are the two highest at-risk groups for tooth decay. Aging puts us at greater risk for dental problems. The wearing away of tooth enamel, receding gums and loss of jawbone are signs that our mouths are aging along with our bodies.

Fortunately, there are now dental technologies and treatments to keep smiles intact longer. That's great news for seniors. The bad news is anyone with natural teeth can get cavities. And the longer we have our teeth, the more we expose them to the elements that can cause tooth decay.

Unfortunately, geriatric teeth are less able to handle the normal wear and tear of those in younger generations. There are several reasons why seniors may be prone to more dental cavities:

  • Difficulty brushing & flossing
  • Not enough fluoride
  • Gum disease
  • Dry mouth
  • Poor diet

There are several ways seniors can stay cavity-free. A diet low in sugar and high in calcium promotes tooth health. Fluoride toothpastes, mouth rinses or tablets can help. Drinking water, sucking on sugar-free candy or chewing sugarless gum promotes saliva production and reduces dry mouth.

For seniors with mobility or dexterity problems, wrap tape or an elastic bandage around the toothbrush. If a wider grip is needed, try taping a tennis ball, sponge or rubber bicycle grip to the handle. An electric toothbrush may also be helpful for those who cannot maneuver a manual toothbrush easily. And daily flossing should not be forgotten, either -- floss holders and waxed floss may make it easier for seniors to continue their oral hygiene routine.

Because of the special dental needs of seniors, regular dental visits are still essential. We use this time to check for the dental problems that affect older patients, including cavities, gum disease, root decay and oral cancer.

For senior dental care, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Invisalign: Affordable Professional Teeth Alignment System

- Monday, March 14, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry Invisalign clear aligners in Newport News, VA

With the advance of dental treatment services and technology, it has never been more affordable to treat yourself to truly transformational dental care. Teeth alignment offers both functional health and cosmetic effect and both results can deliver a most profound positive effect. This is done by allow you to rediscover your beautiful smile with the world’s most advanced clear aligner system. It is important to have self-care that always starts with the smile you give yourself and the right teeth-straightening treatment for others depending on the patient’s dental issue.

Many people opted for Invisalign because it is very effective as traditional braces in correcting light to moderate alignment issues. It is normally done to straighten teeth using a system of clear plastic trays or aligners fitted to the user’s evolving bite. It is very popular with adults using the clear aligners and teens looking to straighten their smiles without the traditional metal-and-wire braces. In this way, the teeth are pushed into place, then the wearer will pass on to the next tray in the set, gradually reaching the end of the treatment plan and eventually getting a transformed smile. It is very comfortable to use because Invisalign trays will be removed by users whenever they eat, brush teeth and floss. It normally addresses many of the issues corrected by traditional braces.

It is important that before getting the Invisalign treatment, the patient is required to consult with an experienced professional to determine whether an irregularity is treatable with clear aligners. Aside from correcting many dental issues if it is worn according to the treatment plan, plastic aligners will bring about real transformations and a winning smile.

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

Dental Veneers: Whitens Up Senior’s Teeth

- Monday, March 07, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Veneers

So, have you ever wondered why you and your senior friend’s teeth simply won’t either get or stay “dental office clean”? Well, most often you can hang this one on Mother Nature. Dentin naturally yellows over time. The enamel that covers the teeth gets thinner with age, which allows the dentin to show through. Foods and smoking also can stain teeth as people get older. Finally, chips or other injuries can discolor a tooth, especially when the pulp has been damaged.

Yes, of course tobacco, dark beverages like tea or coffee, and poor brushing habits that lead to tooth decay may cause teeth to turn brown. Can’t or unwilling to give up smokes or coffee? We’ve got your answer. Dental veneers will whiten up your smile and you will love it!

Dental veneers are aesthetic dental devices that are made up of porcelain and look exactly like a natural tooth. Many dentists have proven that veneers play a great role in cosmetic dentistry. It usually hides the stained and yellow portions of the teeth and also corrects some imperfections. In placing veneers, the dentist removes a small portion of the enamel so that it remains fixed to the tooth. The results will improve the looks and appearance of the teeth. The process of placing veneers on your teeth is generally painless and provides a dazzling white smile instantly.

The good point, veneers are custom-made as per patient’s requirement and recommendation from the dentist. When visiting a cosmetic dentist for the initial dental checkup, the dentist thoroughly examines the teeth and the affected areas and advises on the type of veneer that is best suited for you. There is no more worry since veneers will help you smile with complete confidence.

Call or come by and we’ll get all your questions and any concern addressed. Contact Oyster Point Dental today.

Why do my teeth feel sensitive?

- Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Oyster Point Dental - Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth can stem from various factors. The causes range from harmless to an indication of significant dental health problems. The following are the most common causes of teeth sensitivity:

  • Toothbrush abrasion - The enamel or protective layer of your teeth can be damaged when you do your brushing vigorously. The damage can result in tooth sensitivity.
  • Gum Recession - Gums will eventually recede as you age. This will expose more nerves in your mouth, making your teeth more sensitive.
  • Acid erosion - Consuming food with high-acid content regularly can erode your enamel. When this outer covering is gone, your teeth will be more exposed to any food you intake. Making your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold foods/drinks.
  • Teeth Grinding - Teeth Grinding can be an effect of stress and anxiety. It usually occurs during sleep. This can damage the protective layer of the teeth in the long run. Thus, making the teeth more exposed to heat and cold, making it more sensitive.

If you are suffering unusual or persistent tooth sensitivity, It is very important to consult your dentist. They can present you with many treatment options to address the problem without intrusive measures. Contact Oyster Point Dental if you are looking for a dentist near Newport News.

Teeth Whitening: Live with Your Dream Smile

- Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Teeth Whitening, Newport News, VA

Wearing a beautiful crystal white smile gives confidence. It is important to ensure that your teeth whitening process is effective. Healthy tooth enamel is naturally translucent white in color but as you get older two things contribute to a darker shade of white either the thinning or wearing away of the enamel. But no worries with teeth whitening, you will live with your dream smile.

If you are not feeling confident about your teeth there is always our fine dentists and staff who can help you determine the perfect, safe, and affordable path to perfectly white teeth and an improved smile. Staining of the teeth most commonly comes from the things that you eat and drink. Professional teeth whitening it is an efficient, safe and effective choice to brighten up your smile. Putting on your best smile you will thank to the teeth whitening treatment that will give you a killer smile at an affordable price, change on your lifestyle habits or whether a comprehensive in-office treatment or a custom take-home-tray is the perfect fit for you. It is the easiest way to get white and bright teeth and you will be obsessed about the pearlies white and the treatment that really works. It is painless, no residual soreness post treatment.

Your smile is as unique as you are and even more appealing are the pearly white teeth. Do not be afraid to dazzle with your teeth. You will get all the dental care you need for the discoloration of your teeth. You will know when you no longer feel embarrassed to smile and feel where you will just be you.

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

Want The Whitest Teeth the Safe Way? Call Your Dentist

- Wednesday, February 09, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment

The benefits of teeth whitening are not just for aesthetic purposes. It is also a form of self-love that you will definitely boost your self-confidence and transform your smile. Your best smile is now within your reach. With teeth whitening, it is a call-to-action to have a whiter and attractive smile.

Everyone wants their pearly whites to look their absolute best. You all love to be connected. It is important to make sure that you get the right treatment that will whiten your teeth while you browse the web, video chat and hang out with your friends. Nothing looks better than a confident smile with bright and beautiful teeth. It is part of dental care to visit your dentist to perform an assessment and determine the best treatment plan for you. And the huge results will amaze you with the natural, whiter and more ravishing smile. Another easier way to whiten your smile for good is having dental veneer that is a great fit for you. Dental Veneers are mostly stain-resistant so there is no worry about discoloration or needing to have your veneers whitened.

True enough it is important to have a proper teeth whitening treatment to get rid of the tough stains. Having healthy teeth will help and good dental hygiene is even more important. Visiting your dentist every six months for professional dental cleaning is the best dental care. Do not let your pearly whites go unnoticed as you smile.

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

Dentist Provided Teeth Whitening: The Safest and Most Effective Path to an Improved Smile

- Wednesday, February 02, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Professional Teeth Whitening

Give yourself a reason to smile. You know that some teeth staining causes are a part of your everyday life. From the things you drink to the medicine you take. And the best self-care is visiting your dentist for teeth whiteners that are safe and effective. Teeth whitening is the best means to restore your smile.

Getting the best results to whiten your teeth is consulting your dentist or a professional teeth whitening for an ideal choice. The treatment will provide you a set of whitening products that are custom-tailored to your level of staining and desired level of whiteness. Whitening your teeth is under the supervision of a dental professional. It is worth your money to visit the dentist in order to get long-lasting safe results. Many people normally retain their teeth for the course of their entire life, so it is normal that they want to be able to show those pearly white teeth no matter what age they are. It is the perfect way to achieve a stunning smile. After a few weeks, you will be amazed wearing brand new and gleaming white teeth.

The one most patients ask their dentists is how to make their teeth whitens. Hence a visit to your dentist will work wonders as he will do an initial evaluation of your gums and teeth prior to getting your teeth whitening. And the assessment and treatment will surely give you a whitened tooth for a wow smile.

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

Make The White Choice For Your Smile

- Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Teeth Whitening

Healthy teeth are always in. It is proven with a good smile that sets everything straight. It gives a small but a major difference. Whitening your teeth will not only make you feel confident throughout your day but whiter teeth will also have an anti-aging effect.

Teeth whitening treatments will keep your teeth looking the best. It is the perfect miracle solution for stubborn stains and yellowing teeth, and it is the best option. It will minimize discoloration because as you age, the teeth turn yellow from beverages and loss of enamel. With professional whitening treatment, teeth are bleached aside from other alternative options like veneers that are custom made from dental porcelain and cover the front surface of your teeth. It fixes small cracks, chips, gaps and discoloration all at the same time. Removing the stain with the latest state of the art whitening process will leave your teeth not feeling sensitive instead it will become beautiful. The results of teeth whitening will make your teeth lighter. It will lighten the existing color by several shades.

Oyster Point Dentistry will keep your smile gleaming with pearly white teeth. In-office teeth whitening will provide you the best look that you desire with several options to enhance your smile. It will offer dental treatments and aesthetic dentistry solutions suited for you that are carried out by our professional dental team.

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

Preventative Dental Care: Vitally Important to Overall Health and Wellness

- Friday, January 14, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry in Newport News, VA

There is much more than caring for your teeth aside from brushing every day. Having healthy teeth and good dental hygiene is highly important if you want to maintain a set of clean and white teeth. It is essential for an overall health and to the health of your teeth. With preventative dental care, believe that change does happen if you care for your teeth that will give overall confidence.

There are so many preventative ways in caring for your teeth. One of the most common solutions is dental veneers. It is considered to be the most effective treatment for any dental problems. Veneers are the perfect solution for chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, minor misalignment or discoloration. It helps correct many dental issues that will treat any minor problems you have. There are cases when damaged enamel requires replacement due to rapid or extreme tooth brushing. And for others it is damaged by highly acidic foods and drinks. And veneers are an excellent treatment for teeth with enamel abrasion which will give an amazing result. This is in addition to the normal brushing twice a day and flossing well on a daily basis.

Ultimately, part of the preventative dental care is visiting your dentist to perform an assessment in order to determine the best treatment plan for your case. Improving confidence in your smile will happen if you believe that giving a solution to your dental problem will change to a more natural, whiter and more attractive smile.

For more tips on Preventative care, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Preventative Dental Care: Understanding the Importance of Oral Hygiene To Overall Good Health

- Wednesday, January 05, 2022
Oyster Point Dentistry - Preventative Dental Care

Taking steps to safeguard your teeth and gums will give you good health and a more peaceful life. You will be giving out a beautiful expression through your smile that motivates you and other people in return. Preventative dental care is understanding oral hygiene as part of a person’s health greatly helps.

It is important to keep that appointment with your dentist for teeth cleaning or other dental services. Neglecting routine oral healthcare like cleanings and routine checkups will pose a big problem in the future. It will be painful, inconvenient and most especially it requires expensive treatments that have been ignored. On the positive side, having regular and hygienist visits will help prevent the need for future or serious treatments. It is comparable to other illnesses wherein the longer you attend to a small problem or cavity without treatment, the worse is going to happen in a span of a few months that it will worsen or reach the nerve of your tooth and bring much painful consequences.

A regular visit to your dentist will guide you with the best practice in cleaning and safeguarding your teeth and gums. It is important to understand that professional hygiene of the mouth cavity is aimed at preventing dental diseases. It will ensure complete understanding about oral hygiene and how to prevent and get ahead of cavities. And finally it will bring out the patient's beaming and confident smile.

For more tips on Preventative care, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Routine Dental Care Ensures a Healthy Smile

- Monday, December 27, 2021
Oyster Point Dentistry - Preventative Dental Care

We all love to have a healthy smile. It will make us feel more confident when we interact with others and it greatly affects how people around us view us. When you have a healthy smile, you are always eager to show it off in public. It turns out that smiling a lot is actually good for you. With preventative care, a healthy smile needs good dental care.

Smiling is good for your physical and mental health. It gives a big impact on the way people perceive you. It normally leads to the release of feel-good endorphins that improve your mood and make you feel happier. And that alleviates the day-to-day stress that you deal with. Preventive dental care plays a major role in supporting your efforts to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Visiting your dentist is the best way of caring for your teeth. With modern dentistry nowadays it will fix any number of oral health issues and focuses on avoiding problems rather than waiting for them to happen. It will avoid the risk of possible problems like tooth decay, gum disease, erosion of tooth enamel and many more. It will prevent future dental problems that will help keep the rest of your body in good condition.

A key component to proper oral hygiene is a regular visit to your dentist. The time and effort you invest in your dental care treatment will result in a lifetime of improved oral health and of course a winning smile. Be sure to add a healthy pearly white smile to your list and prepare to dazzle everyone.

For more tips on Preventative care, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Happy New Year Wishes from Oyster Point Dentistry

- Monday, December 20, 2021
Happy New Year Wishes from Oyster Point Dentistry

Our warmest New Year’s wishes from the entire team here at Oyster Point Dentistry. Calendar year 2021 and these ever-challenging global events placed heavy burdens upon us all. But in many ways, and supported by family, friends, and all of you, 2021 was a uniquely remarkable year, reminding us of hope, family, gatherings and more. This time of year reminds us to recognize the joy that each and every one of you has brought to our lives. We recognize that our business exists because of your friendship, fellowship, trust, and loyalty.

Our New Year’s resolution is to nurture our ever strengthening partnership with you and to deliver value to you, your business, and your family through the entirety of 2022.

Throughout this Holiday season may you be blessed with health and surrounded by friends and family. We hope that the new year brings all of you uninterrupted good health, happiness, and prosperity. Happy New Year from Oyster Point Dentistry. As Anne Frank said, “What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.”

Preventative Dental Care: Enjoy The Season But Keep Your Teeth Healthy

- Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Oyster Point Dentistry - Preventative Dental Care

Everyone is getting ready for Christmas! It is impossible to stay away from sweets and other favorite things this holiday season. The sweet treats like candy cane lane, cookies, pies, and all the rest just seem irresistible. We say, dig in! However, make sure the good oral health habits you have started continue through. Preventative dental care will ensure you can enjoy the season without threats of cavities.

With the holiday season, it is necessary to accommodate timely dental check-ups and dental care. Much of your preventive dental care starts with you. With preventative dental care, it is important to start the season to avoid severe dental and overall health issues though you will be caught up in eating delicious treats. Those sweet treats that you love most will do a number on your oral health especially if you overindulge. Hence, while enjoying the holiday loving spirit there are dental health care tips that you will always remember. To name a few, always keep up with your dental hygiene routine by brushing at least twice a day. And since the holidays are definitely a busy time, never skip scheduled dental visits which is very important to give time for your oral health. Routine oral healthcare like cleanings and routine checkups requires a visit to your dentist so make sure to keep that appointment.

Prevention is better than cure. It is beneficial to visit a dentist this holiday season that will offer a multitude of options with regard to veneers, teeth whitening and a lot more so that you will get the beautiful smile which you always wanted. And that will make your smile the most beautiful expression this holiday season. A Christmas with a smile will bring you a Christmas to remember!

For more tips on dental care, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Preventative Dental Care: Best Gift To Yourself This Holiday Season

- Tuesday, December 07, 2021
Oyster Point Dentistry - Oral Care

It is a time of joy to spread so much love and confidence with your beautiful smile this Holiday season. It is important to protect your Holiday smile with Oral care and for your overall health. The season is all about festivities, fun and lots of captivating and special treats to eat. What starts as a fun time off, your teeth will be protected with the preventative dental care that will be the greatest gift to yourself this Holiday season.

Having confidence in healthy teeth is great dental care and good dental hygiene is even more important to be aware of. In order to have a natural, whiter and more attractive smile, Preventative dental care is a continuing process and your smile will sparkle and shine this holiday season. It will all start from you. It is necessary to develop healthy dental habits to reduce cavities, gum disease and gingivitis. There are many ways which lead to good oral health like doing the basic oral hygiene, giving time for restorative services like fillings, extractions and root canals among other things and for discoloration and missing teeth consider having dental veneers and a lot more. Above all, visiting your dentist will recommend and give assessment what is best for your teeth.

Nothing will ever replace the gift of having beautiful white teeth and the confidence that follows. It is time to make an appointment with your dentist this holiday season and find out which is the right solution for improving confidence in your smile.

For more tips on dental care, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Thanksgiving Greetings From Oyster Point Dentistry

- Monday, November 22, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving Day From Oyster Point Dentistry

Very warm Thanksgiving greetings from all of us at Oyster Point Dentistry. As business owners, clients, prospective clients, friends and family, and suppliers our sense of appreciation for all of you has never been higher.

Like us, each of you have had unique and serious challenges during the last couple of years, most likely both professionally and personally. We are reflecting upon these challenging times with a “glass half-full” perspective and we hope that you all are doing the same. Each and every one of you has delivered a positive and enduring effect on us and our business as well as on those around you. We hope that in some way we’ve done the same for you.

Wishing you sincere peace and joy this Thanksgiving holiday. While surrounded by family and friends, we take time for positive reflection upon all of life’s blessings, we hope that you do as well. Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Oyster Point Dentistry.

A Dentist’s Explanation Why to Discourage Your Child from Biting Their Nails

- Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Oyster Point Dentistry - Nailbiting

Parents of children who bite their nails should take heed to correct their children's unhealthy habits. Anxious nibbling of one's nails is bad for both fingernails and teeth. This is the reason why our dental care professionals have a clear and firm stand to say no to nail biting.

Experts have linked nail biting to teeth grinding, clenching, jaw problems, facial pain, sensitive teeth, and other issues in one’s dental health. So if you (and/or your child) gets the urge to chew, distract yourself for a minute or two and see if the feeling goes away. But if that does not work, try buying a bitter-tasting polish that is designed to deter you from putting your nails anywhere near your mouth.

Nail biting is more than just a habit because it can have adverse effects on your overall health. It also has effects on your teeth as nail biting can lead to teeth shifting out of place and potential breaks in tooth enamel. It can also wear down teeth as it puts added stress on your pearly whites which can eventually lead to crooked teeth.

Since nail biting is one way to relieve stress, finding another way that does not involve gnawing a part of your body could be useful. Also, you can make your teeth even stronger by doing preventative dental care measures on a regular basis. Having stronger teeth will make them less likely to get damaged easily when you bite your nails.

For more details, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment – Naturally White Teeth In Just One Dental Visit

- Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Oyster Point Dentistry - Preventative Dental Care

It only takes one session with your dentist to restore the whiteness of your teeth. As a matter of fact, in-office whitening treatment will only take one hour and you will then enjoy renewed and long lasting brilliantly white teeth.

The professional teeth whitening services we provide in Newport News, VA includes the BriteSmile Whitening System and is professionally administered by our trained dentist. The specially formulated whitening gel is activated by BriteSmile’s patented gentle blue light for 20 minutes in a completely pain-free relaxing environment.

Smoking. drinking coffee, tea, or wine are just a few culprits that mess with the color of our teeth. The simple reality of aging causes discoloration to your teeth. Over-the-counter teeth whiteners can be dangerous and ultimately will disappoint. You should choose a whitening system that is clinically proven to be safe and effective, achieves the longest-lasting results, gives you the most naturally brilliant and uniform shade, uses a low concentration of active ingredient, and most of all, is administered by dental professionals. You can find all these things in an professional whitening treatment that uses a BriteSmile teeth whitening system.

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

Dental Veneers: Restore Natural Looking Dental Smile

- Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Veneers

Love your smile and everything comes naturally. There are many cosmetic dental issues that will fix the chipped, stained, gaps between teeth and other minor misalignment or discoloration. This cosmetic solution will improve the appearance of your smiles. Dental veneers offer real beauty making your personality attractive.

Most people always notice the way you smile. Dental porcelain veneer will grant your desire to have a more natural, whiter and more attractive smile. This thin shell that is applied directly onto your teeth that covers the imperfections is natural that other people will not notice. Some patients even require more than one veneer while others choose to have a complete set of veneers on all of the teeth that are visible whenever they smile. Whatever veneer you will choose, it will give a strong impact and make a dramatic difference in your appearance. In case you have a missing tooth, dental veneer is right for you. It is the most effective tooth replacement that will help you look and feel better, win back your self-esteem and totally improve the quality of life.

A complete set of teeth is important to your overall health and dental veneer will replace any missing tooth. It will give you overall confidence. It is highly recommended that you visit your dentist to assess the best treatment plan for your case. Nothing beats having a more natural, whiter and more attractive smile with dental veneers doing its magical charm.

For more tips on Dental veneers contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Dental Tricks for Cavity Threats

- Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Oyster Point Dentistry

It's that time of the year when ghosts and ghouls take over the streets and would make you shriek every time you bump into them. But what's the scariest thing you can experience during Halloween? Cavities! If you're a parent, you will likely be more worried of toothache threats than Halloween tricks.

Sweets are eerie-sistable to kids. They can surely devour everything inside their loot bags all at once. So might as well be more prepared to protect your kids against the treacherous tooth decay. The following dental tips will help you and your kids get through the season without being dreadful after over horrific cavities:

  • Dental hygiene - This is your ultimate dental protection against the sinister act of tooth decay. Do your regular brushing and flossing to prevent it. You may also use ADA approved mouthwash for extra protection since oral rinsing between brushing prevents bacteria accumulating and acids to damage tooth enamel.
  • Avoid hard and sticky candies - You don't want your kid to look spooky for the rest of his life because of cracked teeth. Teeth are strong but chewing on hard candies can chipped or break them. While sticky candies like taffy can go in between the teeth which may be hard to brush off.
  • Drink lots of water - Encourage them to drink lots of water every after they nibble a treat. It can help rinse off the sugar and minimize its contact with the enamel.
  • Avoid or Limit Sugary Drinks - Skip on sodas, sweet juices, or even flavored water for they could add up on their sweet intake.
  • Candy after meals - Let them snack on their candy loots after mealtime since saliva production is at its peak during and after taking a full meal. Saliva can keep the acid balance in your mouth while it helps rinse away bacteria. You may provide them sugar-free gums too and let them chew it after meals to encourage saliva production.

Face your fear! You can stay on top of cavity prevention even in the most sugary time of the year. Don't let cavities scare you. Just follow the above mentioned tips and you can contact Oyster Point Dentistry for more tips or schedule a dental checkup. Happy Halloween!

Invisible Tooth Repair and Restoration Services Here In Newport News

- Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Oyster Point Dentistry - Invisible Dental Filling

No one has to see your fillings anymore, not even you! “Invisible dental fillings" are the latest in cosmetic dentistry technique. Bonded composite restorations have become the filling material of choice for small to moderate size fillings. The filling “bonds” with your teeth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth. This material used in "invisible fillings" seal the gap between the dental restoration and your tooth better than the silver fillings. Therefore, invisible fillings are stronger, and they are also less likely to decay or break down.

“Invisible fillings" provide a superbly aesthetic effect, they mask dental fillings, and they are as beautiful as they are sturdy. Oyster Point Dentistry’s physicians can blend any and all fillings into an absolute natural look and feel to match any teeth. Contact us.

Teeth Whitening: A Smiling Person is a Happy Person

- Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Oyster Point Dentistry - Teeth Whitening Newport News, VA

Great dental care offers countless positive effects upon us. Everyone is conscious of their appearance and one thing we are all very aware of is the look of our teeth. Across the world, people invest in teeth whitening to boost self-confidence and self-esteem. What most do not realize is how affordable professional teeth whitening services are.

Professional teeth whiteners are safe and effective when utilized by a well-trained dental staff and under the supervision of a dentist. Teeth whitening gives big assurance that it  is safe and gives long-lasting safe results. Many are aspiring to have a white smile that will make them look younger, more attractive and others say richer. Wearing a blushing white teeth gives enormous benefits in terms of the positive vibes being released as well as the certain vibe it brings. White teeth giving a gleaming smile are noticed to be more attractive than those with opposite discolored teeth.

Many people believe that having pearly white teeth is perceived to be more successful, intelligent and gives more attractiveness to a person. It is no wonder that many people are securing cosmetic dental services in order to know which teeth whitening procedure is right for them. Visit your dentist now to make your teeth look whiter, sparkling and give a prominent smile.

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

Preventative Dental Care: Dental Pride is Directly Linked to Positive Self-Esteem

- Wednesday, October 06, 2021
Oyster Point Dentistry - Preventative Dental Care

Most people who smile are cheerful, likeable and there is a feel-good power that is released. The happy facial expression brings about a good mood and helps provide numerous health benefits. With Preventative Dental Care, it gives confidence closely connected with self-esteem.

Smiling is contagious and it expresses confidence and self-esteem. However, if you have any imperfections on your teeth, it gives a blow to your well-being. It is your teeth that are normally remembered by people whenever you smile. There is a big connection between teeth and self-confidence that gives an impression of fear, shyness and inferiority and a feeling of sureness that you have straight pearly white teeth flashing a bright smile. With preventative dental care, it will give your teeth the dental health it needs especially for untreated tooth decay and other dental problems. In addition, it will help ensure the physical pain that comes with teeth and other oral problems and most especially cover the shame that comes with unsightly teeth.

It is important that people do their part in giving time and attention for preventative dental treatment. Since everyone is conscious towards their appearance, people go through great lengths to improve their teeth and attend to all the imperfections and insecurities to give them the chance to smile fearlessly and smile often.

For more tips on Preventative dental care, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Invisible Dental Fillings Restore Your Teeth Without a Trace

- Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Oyster Point Dentistry - Invisible Dental Filling

Invisible dental fillings has revolutionized dental treatment. Unlike the traditional mercury-containing silver amalgams, the newest dental filling procedure perfectly matches the shape and color of your natural teeth. They are superbly durable and won't crack or decay.

Invisible dental fillings restore your teeth to its natural appearance, function, and shape. After the damaged teeth are cleaned and treated, these dental fillings effectively seal off any cracks or crevices where bacteria can enter, preventing further decay.

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

Audio/Visual Relaxation Technology Offers A Relaxing Dental Experience for Dental Patients

- Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Oyster Point Dentistry - Audio/Visual Relaxation Technology

People who suffer from dental treatment anxiety can be calmed by a variety of means. Many are soothed by simply keeping the patient’s mind focused away from treatment. Some respond very well to audio/visual presentation during treatment. This is something we provide all patients and it works very well.

Over the years, dentistry continually evolves and upgrades their technology likewise techniques in order to better provide quality dental care. Diversion technique is one critical element in the practice that is being improved constantly to ensure a relaxing and rewarding dental experience.

At Oyster Point Dentistry, we offer soothing audio and visual technology services at no extra charge. Our audio/visual systems helps relieve anxiety which can influence your overall positive dental treatment experience. We believe that providing a comfortable dental experience could terminate fear and encourage regular visits to a dental office. Audio/visual services is just one of many services that we provide that produces overwhelmingly positive dental treatment experiences.

It is our goal to leave you with the feeling of “having taken a break”. This is just one of the many “little things” Oyster Point Dentistry does to set us apart and offer a truly unique dental care experience. Need a dental checkup? Contact Oyster Point Dentistry to set an appointment.

Oral Care For Busy Adults

- Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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Some people tend to neglect their oral care routine due to their crazy schedules. But dental health can significantly impact one's overall wellness. A small cavity could completely rotten your teeth overtime, and the next you know you are already suffering from excruciating pain. Moreover, it can lead to even more serious health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

In a nutshell, don't take your preventative oral care for granted. It can be tough sometimes to juggle your work and household chores but even so, don't let your dental visits slide. Essentially, finding time to appear on your dental visits regularly can help prevent the need to visit the dental office because of a more serious dental case.

It is pretty much simple to achieve an optimal oral health:

  • Brush and Floss Daily - This is a monotonous reminder but it can never be emphasized enough. A lot of people still fail to do it regularly. However, it's important to know that skipping it even just for one day could encourage the plaque to spread and be more destructive.
  • Eat Healthy Food Options - Busy people tend to resort to fast foods and sweet snacks especially when they are in a haste to grab a grub. While these food options can fill you up and satisfy the energy boost you need to last the day, they highly contain sugar which can be detrimental to your teeth if consumed regularly. No matter how hectic your schedule is, squeeze in some time to have a decent meal and integrate a plenty of fresh veggies and fruits into your dish. Instead of chocolate bars and other sweet snacks, why not switch it to nuts, celery and carrot sticks for a quick nibble.
  • Exercise Regularly - You might not aware of it, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle could actually help prevent advanced gum diseases.
  • Visit Your Dentist Regularly - Regular dental checkups can help prevent expensive dental treatments in the future. It can also help you correct any alignment or appearance issues. Your dentist can present you with various treatment options that can help address your dental concern.

So if you think you need a dental appointment in Newport News, VA, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

BriteSmile Teeth Whitening For A Brighter Smile

- Wednesday, September 08, 2021
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If you are considering over-the-counter teeth whitening systems, dental professionals uniformly agree that a pre-consult with your dentist is critically important. The purpose for the consult is to consider your overall dental health and to discuss the pro's and con's of OTC solutions vs. in-office whitening treatment.

It is entirely possible that you need not invest in teeth whitening treatment. Your regular dental cleaning may very well be all that you need. At home teeth whitening treatment can be harsh on the gums, therefore a quick check by your dentist to ensure your mouth is ready to tolerate the treatment is well advised. Also, and very important, your dentist will know if any OTC teeth whitening systems are flagged for concerns and can warn you away from those products.

Should you and your dentist ultimately decide that it is best to use in-office teeth whitening, our professionals at Oyster Point Dentistry use the state-of-the-art BriteSmile teeth whitening system. This system is proven safe and effective. This is true for two main reasons. First, the treatment is governed by your trained professional dental team. Second, this specially formulated gel utilizes UV light to activate the whitening ingredients. This is widely known to be the most effective approach to teeth whitening and is proven effective in a single treatment.

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

Dental Sedation Relieves Your Anxiety at Dental Treatments

- Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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There are numerous factors that may contribute to the fear associated with making a visit to a dentist. It will vary from patient to patient but the common denominator is fear prohibits many from seeking vital recurring dental care. To solve this issue of dental fear, dental sedation is the key to getting you back to your dentist and the critical care that you need.

People in the Sedation dentistry dentists understand how important it is for patients to overcome anxieties that sadly have grown adults avoiding critical dental health care altogether. Severe (and sometimes even fatal) health issues occur for people who disregard clear signs of dental health deterioration.

Unknowingly, people with teeth and gum issues are putting short and long term health at risk because the feel anxious or nervous about even the notion of visiting the dentist’s office. We understand this, and as compassionate care givers, we are ready to set you mind at ease from the moment you walk in.

Our dental sedation treatment provided here in Newport News, VA has helped thousands of fearful dental patients realize that pain and stress-free dental treatment is always available. You just need to make the call. We promise you, it will be OK. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry.