Oyster Point Dental Blog

Dental Veneers: Manifest Your Smile Today

- Saturday, November 25, 2023
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Cosmetic dental procedures like veneers will change the shade, shape, and beauty of your teeth. Crown lengthening or gum lift will expose more of the tooth structure to improve the proportion of the teeth.

Porcelain dental veneers are resistant and long lasting. Veneers will last for a long time. The materials used today in cosmetic dentistry are of the highest quality and last much longer than veneers that are done years ago. These are bonded to your natural tooth structure. It means that you will enjoy the results for many years. No worry about stains or discoloration because veneers will maintain their original shine. Veneers are custom-made to fix imperfections. You will get dental veneers on one or all of your teeth. Getting veneers only requires two appointments with the dentist. For those who are struggling with gaps, spacing and discoloration, end up having a stunning fuller smile done with porcelain dental veneers. The final step in the veneer process is the contour and the polish. During this step, 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. Now the patient's smile is straight, bright, and beautiful. Rejuvenate your smile with dental veneers and restore your function and health.

Nothing beats a confident smile. A brighter smile will make all the difference. Patient is now confident with her consistent teeth that light up any room. A smile makeover will change your life. You will love your new beautiful dazzling smile and will be proud to show it off. Transform your smile, transform your confidence!

If you need Dental Veneers done on your teeth, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Happy Thanksgiving From Oyster Point Dental

- Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving From Oyster Point Dental

Greetings all from the blog team here at Oyster Point Dental. Thanksgiving, 2023 is just around the corner. We thought it would be appreciated to craft a Thanksgiving-focused blog a bit earlier than usual to give all our readers time to reflect and hopefully act upon the important things before we become too “holiday busy” to do so.

The Thanksgiving holiday conjures an assortment of emotions within all of us. For some, this is a time to reflect upon blessings, current and past. Thanksgiving is an invitation to pause and give thanks for the simple things we might take for granted. Things like the love of family, food on the table, and even for life itself.

Here at Oyster Point Dental, we never take you, our clients, service providers, employees, family, and friends for granted. Today’s blog post is dedicated to you with hope and trust that this note finds you happy, healthy, thankful, and surrounded by those you hold dear.

Illuminate Your Smile for the Holidays: The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

- Friday, November 17, 2023
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The holiday season is just around the corner, and what better way to prepare for festive gatherings and photo opportunities than by brightening your smile? While over-the-counter teeth whitening products abound, know that in addition to being questionably effective, they can be dangerous and permanently damaging to your teeth. The safe and effective transformative effects of dentist provided teeth whitening can't be overstated. Let's delve into the reasons why opting for professional teeth whitening is an excellent choice to enhance your smile for the upcoming festivities.

1. Customized Treatment Plans:

  • Professional Touch: Dentists tailor whitening treatments to suit your specific needs, taking into account factors like the current shade of your teeth, any existing dental work, and your desired level of whitening. This personalized approach ensures optimal results.

2. Effective and Efficient Results:

  • Higher Concentrations: Professional whitening gels contain higher concentrations of active whitening ingredients compared to over-the-counter products. This means quicker and more noticeable results, often in just one or two sessions.

3. Safe and Supervised Process:

  • Dentist Oversight: Undergoing professional teeth whitening means your treatment is supervised by a dental professional. This ensures the safety of the procedure and minimizes the risk of potential side effects, such as tooth sensitivity.

4. Long-Lasting Effects:

  • Sustained Brightness: Professional teeth whitening can provide longer-lasting results compared to many at-home options. Additionally, dentists may offer take-home maintenance kits to help you preserve your newly brightened smile.

5. Address Stubborn Stains:

  • Targeted Approach: Some stains, such as those caused by certain medications or aging, may be resistant to over-the-counter solutions. Professional whitening can effectively target and lighten these stubborn stains for a more uniform and radiant smile.

6. Preservation of Dental Health:

  • Preventive Measures: Dentists take precautions to protect your gums and tooth enamel during the whitening process. This ensures that your teeth are whitened without compromising your overall dental health.

7. Boost in Confidence:

  • Instant Gratification: Achieving a noticeably whiter smile can boost your confidence instantly. Feeling good about your smile can positively impact your social interactions and leave a lasting impression during holiday gatherings.

8. Convenience and Speed:

  • Efficient Sessions: Professional teeth whitening is a relatively quick procedure, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules. In just a short amount of time, you can achieve a dramatically brighter smile.

As you prepare for the holiday season, investing in professional teeth whitening is a gift to yourself that keeps on giving. With its customized approach, effectiveness, and the assurance of dental supervision, professional teeth whitening is a reliable and efficient way to enhance your smile. Schedule a consultation with your dentist at Oyster Point Dental today and embark on the journey to a brighter, more confident you just in time for the festivities!

Dental Veneers: Confident Smile Really Matters

- Wednesday, October 25, 2023
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Get a new smile, one that lights up your face. The path to that is right here via Oyster Point Dental’s custom veneer treatment. We can restore your smile back to how it was before life got in the way in the form of chipping, cavities, discoloration, and wear.

It is a true joy for us to treat people just like you who feel uncomfortable smiling because of concerns for their teeth. For some it is minor chipping. For others it is an open space. Some feel like their teeth are too small, too short, unprofessional, different sizes or whatever the issue is, after their smile makeover they usually say that they wish they did the treatment sooner.

Cosmetic dental treatment can be life changing. All in favor of a smile that makes you raise your hand and say what you want changed or enhanced. A smile makeover really helps make you feel comfortable in your own skin. Porcelain veneers will help you have so much freedom in your life and in your own brain. No more covering your teeth when you smile. No more training your lips to cover your teeth when you smile. You will smile freely and actually love the way your teeth look!

To learn more about Dental Veneers, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Invisalign Treatment: Time for that Gorgeous Smile

- Thursday, October 19, 2023
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Countless people having received Invisalign dental alignment treatment testify to the life-changing positive effect the treatment delivered to them. Our Invisalign trained dentists have treated hundreds of patients to improve their gum health, teeth longevity, and smile more confidently with Invisalign in only a few months. This unique opportunity is a great way to achieve that gorgeous smile you have been dreaming of.

Experience the magic of custom aligner treatment to change your smile into a stunning one. Our Invisalign doctor will bring out the best smiles for you with Invisalign treatment. With the power of Invisalign, many patients claimed to have always covered up their smiles on photos but with the help of Invisalign and whitening treatment, they were able to give them the confidence to show off their smile with pride. Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, clear aligners to gently pull your teeth into alignment without the use of metal braces. Invisalign is discrete, so most people will not even notice you are wearing them. Align your teeth metal free. With Invisalign treatment, your teeth are in good hands. Your Invisalign doctor will be there every step of the way, providing you with professional guidance and expertise so that you will achieve the smile you have always wanted. Invisalign treatment is a discreet alternative to traditional braces, meaning you will keep on flashing that gorgeous smile no matter where you are at in your treatment journey.

We have patients from different parts of the world that come to us for Invisalign treatment and it is because our approach goes beyond straight teeth and functionality. If you have been thinking about straightening your smile, start your own journey today with our team of trusted and award-winning cosmetic dentists. For more tips on Invisalign Treatment, contact Oyster Point Dental.

Dental Veneers: The Art of Smile Transformation

- Tuesday, October 10, 2023
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The result of dental veneer treatment here in Newport News is a transformed smile and huge boost in confidence. We put you in charge of the future “new you”. So let’s learn a bit more about this life changing dental procedure.

You will choose your color and shape for the veneers, you are in total control of the results you will like with our recommendations to help you choose the best, according to your face shape, skin color, to give you a natural bright smile. We give our full care in guiding you into making your dream come true.

Porcelain dental veneers are resistant and long-lasting. It means you will enjoy the results for many years. You will not have to worry about stains or discoloration, as the veneers will maintain their original shine. It will totally transform your smile and transform your confidence. The details and art make our patients smile unique. It is important to know that before getting porcelain veneers, the patient will know that it is custom-made to fix imperfections. It is permanent and long lasting. You will get dental veneers on one or all your teeth. Getting veneers only requires two appointments. The final step in the veneer process is the contour and the polish. During this step we get the teeth to look and feel exactly like what the patient wants. We slightly adjust the bite and smooth out the rough edges.

We are ready to provide you with a lifelong healthy white smile without emptying your bank account. We offer the most competitive prices in the market. Let us do what we do best, changing people’s smiles. You deserve a perfect smile and that earned confidence. You will feel at your best and in the highest form!

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

Invisalign Treatment: Change Your Life

- Monday, September 25, 2023
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As Invisalign works to realign the teeth and jaw into a proper, straight alignment, functions like eating, chewing, and breathing become easier. It greatly improves functionality with no obstructions in your airways, which hinders you from easeful breathing.

Invisalign treatment will change your life especially if your image is your main concern. The problem of fixing your crooked teeth is when many people are looking for it. Crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and other dental issues will affect your self-esteem and make you feel bad about your appearance. Crooked teeth will cause major dental issues if left unstraightened. Invisalign is a newer way to straighten teeth. With new scanning technology, it is non-invasive and is being used by dentists in scanning your teeth and creating a set of aligners that will slowly adjust your teeth to the optimal position. Every aligner is a custom fit which is exactly made for your teeth to slowly shift them into place. It is standard that invisible aligners will be worn for 22 hours in a day to have the maximum effect. Removable aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces. They have smooth edges made with high-quality resin so you will not have any jagged metal digging into your mouth.

Because Invisalign is a custom fit, it has more precise control over straightening your teeth. Your removable aligners will fix dental issues and prevent worse ones. You will grow in confidence with your teeth and smile as you slowly straighten your teeth in a way hardly noticeable. If you are ready for a happier, healthier smile, contact OPD for consultation now.

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

Enhancing Your Smile: Resolving Dental Crack

- Saturday, September 16, 2023

Those fine crack lines on the surface of your front teeth is a quite common condition. Known as "craze lines”, they appear as faint, discolored lines running either vertically or occasionally horizontally across the enamel. These lines may develop naturally or because of normal aging or as a result of minor trauma. Fortunately, dental treatments are available in Newport News to address these issues.

Craze lines, being superficial cracks in the enamel, typically do not cause any discomfort. However, they can make your teeth more susceptible to staining and might affect the overall appearance of your smile, potentially causing embarrassment. Although teeth enamel is naturally resilient to cracking, it's not advisable to ignore these lines and hope they don't worsen. While treatment for these minor cracks is often unnecessary, it's prudent to consult your dentist to determine the most appropriate course of action.

Don't allow craze lines to jeopardize your smile. There are several options to address them effectively. Teeth whitening can help make them less noticeable. Your dentist can also perform a procedure to gently polish the outer surface of the affected tooth, smoothing any rough areas. Another option is dental filling, where tooth-colored material is applied after smoothing the affected region.

Additionally, dental veneers, thin porcelain coverings placed over the tooth, can be used to conceal these lines. Even though craze lines are generally harmless, it's important not to neglect them. Some individuals may argue against treatment, but these minor cracks could potentially become sites for cavities in the future. This alone justifies a visit to your dentist at Oyster Point Dental to determine the best approach for your specific case.

Dental Veneers: Put Your Smile Back in Play

- Saturday, September 09, 2023
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Your smile can work magic! If you find yourself hiding your beautiful smile, Dental veneers can return your dazzling and unique smile. And by direct association, can return a level of joy in your life that you may be missing.

If you are looking for a quick and painless way to improve the appearance of your teeth, then consider dental veneers. These thin, custom-made shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover imperfections such as chips, gaps, and discoloration. It is a popular and effective cosmetic dentistry treatment that will transform your smile in just a few visits. Porcelain veneers are designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance by addressing issues like stains, chips, or misalignment. While porcelain dental veneers are resistant and long-lasting which means that you will enjoy the results for many years. You do not have to worry about stains or discoloration because dental veneers will maintain their original shine. Moreso, it is a popular cosmetic dentistry solution providing a natural-looking, durable, and long-lasting enhancement to one’s smile.

When you replace the existing composite veneers of the patient with minimal preparation, the result will be a brighter, better aligned, and wider smile. The smile transformation that it offers gives the patient whiter, brighter teeth that will make her look younger and fresher, and more fashionable. It will bring the patient confidently rocking her new smile!

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

Understanding the Dental Bridge Process

- Thursday, August 31, 2023
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Getting a dental bridge at Oyster Point Dental involves several steps, and it is a common dental procedure used to replace one or more missing teeth. Here's an overview of the process:

Initial Consultation:

  • Schedule an appointment with our dentist to discuss your dental needs and determine if a dental bridge is the right solution for you.
  • During the consultation, your dentist will examine your oral health, take X-rays, and discuss your options.

Treatment Planning:

  • If a dental bridge is deemed suitable, our dentist will create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
  • You will discuss the type of bridge (traditional, cantilever, Maryland, or implant-supported) and the materials used (such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal) based on your preferences and clinical requirements.

Tooth Preparation (if needed):

  • In some cases, the adjacent teeth (abutment teeth) need to be prepared to support the bridge. This involves reshaping these teeth to make space for the bridge crowns.
  • Local anesthesia is typically administered to numb the area before tooth preparation.


  • After tooth preparation (if necessary), your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are used to create a custom-fit bridge in the dental laboratory.

Temporary Bridge:

  • While your permanent bridge is being fabricated, our dentist may place a temporary bridge to protect the prepared teeth and maintain aesthetics and function.

Bridge Fitting and Adjustment:

  • Once the permanent bridge is ready, you will return to the dentist's office for its placement.
  • Our dentist will check the fit, color, and alignment of the bridge, making any necessary adjustments to ensure it fits comfortably and looks natural.

Bridge Cementation:

  • After final adjustments, our dentist will use dental cement to bond the bridge securely to the abutment teeth. If it's an implant-supported bridge, it will be attached to the dental implants.

Post Placement Care:

  • Our dentist will provide instructions on how to care for your new bridge. This typically includes proper oral hygiene practices and dietary guidelines.

Follow-Up Appointments:

  • You may need to schedule follow-up appointments to ensure the bridge is functioning correctly and to address any concerns or discomfort.

Let’s not forget the basics of good dental care. It's essential to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings to prolong the life of your dental bridge. Keep in mind that the exact process may vary depending on your individual case and the specific type of bridge you are getting. Our team of dental care professionals will provide you with personalized guidance throughout the procedure.

Contact Oyster Point Dental to schedule an appointment today.

Dental Veneers: Flaunt Your Smile With Confidence

- Saturday, August 26, 2023
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Dental veneers enhance excellence. Sometimes orthodontics does not always satisfy a patient’s goal in improving their smile. Veneers are a great option for the patient who feels like orthodontics will not be the best option for them. They will put teeth into proper alignment, but it will not change the shape, length, width, or color of your smile.

Dental veneers will address more than one problem at a time including those chips and cracks making them disappear, erasing noticeable gaps and spaces, covering up difficult-to-treat stains, whitening your entire smile and hiding uneven teeth or teeth of different sizes. A full set of dental veneers will give you a uniform smile by covering teeth that are different colors or shapes. These thin, custom-made shells will cover the front surface of the teeth. It will correct other various dental imperfections, including stained, discolored, or yellowed teeth. Moreso, dental veneers require minimal tooth reshaping before application. Only a thin layer of enamel is removed to ensure a seamless fit and natural appearance. Dental veneers transform imperfections into art. It creates a perfect smile and brightens and naturalizes your smile.

Saying goodbye to multiple dental concerns and hello to a flawless smile with the transformative veneers from dazzling teeth whitening to stunning dental veneers, make your dream smile a reality. Enhance your natural beauty at affordable dental prices. If you think you need veneers, get in touch with us.

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

Dental Invisible Fillings Serve Numerous Roles

- Friday, August 11, 2023
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Invisible fillings, also known as tooth-colored or composite fillings, are employed for a wide range of patient dental needs. These fillings are made from a composite resin material that closely matches the natural color of teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking result compared to traditional silver amalgam fillings.

Here are some situations in which invisible fillings are utilized:

Cavities (Dental Caries): Invisible fillings are often used to restore teeth that have cavities or dental caries. They can be used for both front and back teeth, as they offer a discreet and attractive alternative to traditional silver fillings.

Minor to Moderate Tooth Decay: When the decay in a tooth is not extensive, composite fillings can be an effective option for repairing the tooth while preserving its natural appearance.

Chipped or Fractured Teeth: Composite fillings can be used to repair small to moderate chips or fractures in teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics.

Cosmetic Improvements: Composite fillings can be used to reshape teeth or improve their appearance. They are often chosen to correct minor cosmetic issues such as gaps between teeth or uneven tooth edges.

Tooth Wear or Abrasion: If teeth have experienced mild wear due to factors like teeth grinding (bruxism) or abrasive habits, composite fillings can be used to restore the tooth structure and prevent further damage.

Replacing Old Fillings: Patients with old silver amalgam fillings who wish to have a more natural-looking option often opt for composite fillings to replace their existing restorations.

Allergies or Sensitivities to Metals: Some patients may have allergies or sensitivities to the metals used in traditional amalgam fillings. Composite fillings provide a metal-free alternative.

Children and Adolescents: Composite fillings are often preferred for younger patients, as they are less likely to contain mercury or other metals. Plus, they offer a more visually appealing solution for visible teeth.

Teeth with Small Defects: Teeth with minor imperfections, such as small pits, grooves, or discolorations, can benefit from composite fillings that enhance their appearance.

Restorations Near the Front of the Mouth: Composite fillings are especially suitable for teeth near the front of the mouth where aesthetics are a prime concern.

If you think your dental condition can benefit from invisible fillings, contact Oyster Point Dental to set an appointment.

Your Dentist’s Teeth Whitening Solutions are Always Your Best Option

- Monday, July 31, 2023
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Over-the-counter teeth whitening systems can ruin your teeth. Please be careful if you choose to go with an OTC teeth whitening system because they can destroy your enamel and cause other permanent dental damage. Get the most effective and safe teeth whitening results right here at Oyster Point Dental.

Teeth whitening is an aesthetic dental treatment designed specifically for your teeth. With this method, you will improve the color and brightness of your teeth, achieving a younger, healthier, and more attractive smile. It is a permanent and effective solution. It maintains the natural appearance of your teeth while giving you the smile you desire. Additionally, with regular maintenance, you will enjoy the benefits of teeth whitening for many years to come. Our expert dentists examine your teeth using the latest technologies and recommend the most suitable treatment plan tailored to your needs and preferences. The duration and method of the treatment are entirely determined based on your requirements. Further, it will lift stains from the pores of teeth and lighten the color of natural tooth enamel. This will result in a brighter, whiter, and more confident smile.

Dream of having a healthy and beautiful smile. The secret to a captivating smile is a little touch of magic called teeth whitening. If you want to elevate your smile game and let your confidence shine through, teeth whitening is perfect for you. Book a consultation today to start your journey.

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

Dental Veneers Deliver a Transformative Smile

- Sunday, July 23, 2023
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Dental veneer treatment transforms lives. People shy to smile return to celebrating life without a second thought. It’s a dental treatment that you can celebrate. Today, let’s help you understand the “whys and what for” as it pertains to dental veneers.

Dental veneers are commonly used to fix minor breaks, chips, and cracks on the tooth surfaces. They also whiten, straightens, and corrects small defects with your smile. Dental veneers are versatile. They transform your smile and hide imperfections and they offer natural-looking results.

Porcelain Veneers are placed to widen and enhance your smile giving you a much fuller appearance. They are designed to make your smile look fuller and wider. Veneers are a great way of remaking spaced, uneven worn down, chipped or stained teeth. They can transform the shape of your face, making it more symmetrical, accentuated, and youthful, somewhat like a facelift. When your teeth are more attractive, your whole appearance will be enhanced.

Dental veneers can be a great option for you if your teeth are generally healthy but have cosmetic issues such as stains, chips or gaps, veneers will give you a beautiful smile in a short amount of time. Veneers are custom designed to blend in with the rest of your smile and to complement your facial structure.

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

Dental Veneers: A Complex Smile Enhancement

- Friday, July 14, 2023
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Ready to light up the room with your smile? Dental veneers will turn that dream into reality! They are custom-made, transformative, and the secret behind any radiant smiles. It is time for your smile to steal the spotlight. Moreso, there are complex smile enhancement combinations of dental veneers, dental crowns and teeth whitening procedures that build confidence and create a great smile for the patient.

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment option because it will provide a natural and aesthetically pleasing result. It is often used to address various dental issues like discolored teeth, chipped or broken teeth, misaligned or uneven teeth and gaps between teeth. Enamel damage from teeth grinding has devastating effects on the appearance of the teeth. They look old and unsightly. With porcelain veneer restorations it will be a great way to not only strengthen the teeth again, but also make them look more youthful and beautiful. From natural soft contours, idealized proportions, a thin sleek profile, naturally aesthetic brightness and color, subtle imperfections, and a beautiful harmonious outcome that just looks like it belongs. As you will see, these allow for some reshaping of the outcome as well as carefully constructed proportions of the final veneers. It gives the smile they always wanted that suited their face and features. Magic of dental veneers!

Experience the magic of dental artistry with our natural veneer smile makeovers. If you are considering dental veneers, it is best to consult with a qualified dentist who will assess your specific dental needs and guide you through the process. Get your smile makeover started now!

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

Invisalign Teeth Straightening: America’s System of Choice

- Friday, July 07, 2023
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Invisalign involves state of the art scanning technology where dentists will non-invasively scan your teeth and create a set of aligners. This will slowly adjust your teeth to the optimal position. These aligners are practically invisible, wherein the edge riding the exact ridgeline of your teeth. Every aligner is a custom fit made exactly for your teeth to slowly shift them into place.

Invisalign aligners are removable. They are normally worn for 22 hours in a day to have the maximum effect. It is taken out during meals at any other time you are eating or drinking anything other than cold water. If worn properly, most treatments last between 12 and 18 months. Only this time you will see improvement in your teeth within the first three months. Many patients confirm that removable aligners are more comfortable compared to the traditional braces. Since they are custom-made for your teeth, they have smooth edges made with high-quality resin so you will not have any jagged metal digging into your mouth. In addition, being custom fit, the invisible aligners have more precise control over straightening your teeth. And during the treatment, a set of aligners are provided to slowly adjust your teeth horizontally, vertically, and rotationally until each tooth is set in its proper place.

Invisible teeth straightener allow you to take better care of your teeth. After all, a clean mouth is a healthy mouth and by the end of the treatment, you will want to have the healthiest teeth possible. With Invisalign you will remove the aligners and continue your normal dental routine. And lastly, using invisible aligners will prevent other dental problems.

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

The Dental Implant Procedure Explained

- Friday, June 30, 2023
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Dental implants at the core, are metal anchors which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant above the gum which provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually integrating with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.

After the implant has integrated with the jawbone, the second phase begins. Your Oyster Point Dental’s dental surgeon will uncover the implant and attach a small healing collar. Then posts are attached. Your dental surgeon will then be able to begin to craft the new tooth. This procedure can span a period of six to eight months, but sooner in some cases. Most do not experience disruption in their daily life.

Contact Oyster Point Dental to set an appointment with our dental surgeons.

Dental Veneers: Transformative Effect Upon Your Smile

- Tuesday, June 27, 2023
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Experience the magic of dental artistry with natural veneer smile makeover. With porcelain veneers it can completely reset the clock and turn back time. It provides cutting-edge dental care to clients that is both effective and comfortable and transforms the true smile of their dreams.

Dental veneers hide the gaps between your teeth. Changing the size and form of your teeth to close the spaces gives you the perfect smile you want. This transformation is done with the composite veneers in just one appointment without shaving your natural teeth. For enamel damage from teeth grinding gives a devastating effect on the appearance of the teeth. It looks old and unsightly. With porcelain veneer restorations, it is a great way to not only strengthen the teeth again, but also make them look more youthful and beautiful. Dental veneers are thin moldings bonded to the front surface of teeth as a long-term and natural-looking solution to chipped, cracked, stained, misshapen or crooked teeth. There are recommended styles or custom styles that will complement and fit the face. The wide range of smiles from a very natural looking smile to a flawless perfect white smile and everything in between will be made. Each unique style of smile will accentuate a person’s look and bring out her personality.

Dental veneers are the quickest way to get a great smile. It offers a life changing transformation with porcelain crowns. Experience the brilliance and aesthetics in your smiles with laminate dental veneers. It will transform your smiles with their natural and durable structure and rediscover your self-confidence.

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

How We Enhance Your Dental Health Via Digital Audio/Visual Technologies

- Friday, June 16, 2023

Dental audio/visual technology refers to the use of audio and visual aids in Oyster Point Dental to enhance patient education, diagnosis, treatment planning, and communication. Here's what you can expect from our dental audio/visual technology services:

  • Patient Education: Dental audio/visual technology empowers us to present information and educate patients about oral health conditions, treatment options, and preventive care. Through visual aids such as diagrams, images, animations, and videos, patients can better understand their dental issues and the proposed treatments, leading to more informed decision-making.
  • Digital Imaging: Advanced imaging technologies like intraoral cameras, digital radiography, and 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) provide high-quality visual representations of the oral cavity. We capture detailed images, display them on screens, and explain specific dental conditions or treatment areas to patients.
  • Treatment Planning and Simulation: With dental audio/visual technology, we use specialized software to plan complex dental procedures, such as dental implants or orthodontic treatments. Through computer-generated simulations or virtual models, patients visualize the expected outcomes and understand the step-by-step process of their treatment.
  • Chairside Monitors: Our treatment rooms have integrated chairside monitors or TVs that allow patients to watch educational videos, entertainment, or live treatment feeds during procedures. This can help distract and relax patients, making their dental experience more comfortable and pleasant.
  • Improved Communication: Dental audio/visual technology technologies facilitate communication between our dentists, hygienists, and patients. Our dentists can visually explain treatment options, demonstrate proper oral hygiene techniques, and show areas of concern in real-time, enhancing communication and patient engagement.
  • Remote Consultations: In some cases, dental audio/visual technology enables remote consultations and tele dentistry. We can review patient records, images, or video calls to provide initial assessments, second opinions, or follow-up consultations without the need for an in-person visit.
  • Enhanced Diagnostics: Advanced imaging technology, such as digital radiography and CBCT, provides our dentists with detailed and accurate images for improved diagnostics. This aids in detecting dental issues like cavities, periodontal diseases, or impacted teeth with higher precision, enabling more effective treatment planning.
  • Electronic Records and Documentation: Dental audio/visual technology often integrates with electronic dental records (EDRs) and dental practice management software. This streamlines record-keeping, allows easy access to patient information, and enhances the efficiency of dental practices.
  • Continued Technological Advancements: The field of dental audio/visual technology is constantly evolving. New innovations and advancements, such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI), are being explored and integrated into dental practices, offering potential benefits for both dental professionals and patients.

To understand what to expect from our dental audio/visual technologies, call and learn how we can apply them all to your dental health care treatment. Contact Oyster Point Dental and set an appointment with us.

Gap in Your Teeth? Solve the Problem with a Dental Bridge

- Friday, June 09, 2023
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When getting a dental bridge at Oyster Point Dental, there are several things you can expect during the process. Here's a general overview of what you can anticipate:

Consultation: Your first step is to schedule a consultation with a dentist here at Oyster Point Dental. They will examine your oral health, evaluate the missing tooth or teeth, and determine if a dental bridge is the right option for you.

Treatment Planning: Once it's determined that a dental bridge is suitable, our dentist will develop a treatment plan. This includes deciding the type of bridge (traditional, cantilever, or implant-supported) that best suits your needs.

Tooth Preparation: Before the bridge placement, the adjacent teeth (abutment teeth) on either side of the missing tooth/teeth need to be prepared. This typically involves removing a portion of the enamel to create space for the dental crowns that will support the bridge.

Impression and Shade Selection: An impression of your prepared teeth will be taken, which will serve as a mold for creating the dental bridge. Additionally, the dentist will help you select the appropriate shade to match your natural teeth.

Temporary Bridge: While your permanent bridge is being fabricated in a dental lab (which can take a couple of weeks), you will likely be given a temporary bridge to wear. This temporary restoration protects the exposed teeth and gums.

Bridge Placement: Once your permanent bridge is ready, our dentist will remove the temporary bridge and check the fit, appearance, and bite of the final restoration. Adjustments may be made if necessary. Once satisfied, the bridge will be cemented or bonded into place.

Post-Placement Care: Our dentist will provide instructions on how to care for your new dental bridge. This may include practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding certain foods that can damage the bridge, and scheduling regular dental check-ups.

Adjustment Period: It may take some time for you to adjust to the feeling of the dental bridge in your mouth. Initially, you might experience slight discomfort or sensitivity, but these issues should subside within a few days.

Long-Term Maintenance: Proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure the longevity of your dental bridge. Regular brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash are crucial for maintaining oral hygiene. Also, visit our dentists as recommended for professional cleanings and check-ups.

Remember, every dental bridge procedure is unique, and the specific steps and timelines may vary depending on your individual case. It's best to consult with our dentist here at Oyster Point Dental for personalized information and guidance regarding your dental bridge treatment.

Enjoy Sparkling White Teeth This Summer

- Wednesday, May 31, 2023
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You may have your social calendar filled up this summer. But before your summer escapades begin, bring your smile into summer shape. Consider visiting our Newport News Dental Clinic for professional teeth whitening. Here are just some of the benefits:

Superior Results: While there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, professional teeth whitening procedures performed by a dentist or a dental professional tend to deliver superior results. They use stronger whitening agents and advanced techniques to achieve more noticeable and longer-lasting whitening effects.

Customized Approach: A professional teeth whitening treatment is tailored to your specific needs. The dentist or dental professional will examine your teeth, assess the level of discoloration, and recommend the most suitable whitening method for you. They can adjust the concentration of the whitening agent and the duration of the treatment based on your individual circumstances, ensuring optimal results.

Safety and Comfort: In-office teeth whitening procedures prioritize your safety and comfort. The dental professionals are trained to perform these treatments with minimal risk of adverse effects. They will protect your gums and other soft tissues in your mouth from the whitening agent, reducing the likelihood of sensitivity or irritation. Additionally, they can address any existing dental issues, such as cavities or gum disease, before proceeding with the whitening treatment.

Time Efficiency: Professional teeth whitening procedures are generally faster compared to at-home treatments. In-office whitening sessions usually take about one to two hours, and you can see noticeable results immediately after the treatment. If you prefer a take-home whitening kit provided by your dentist, you can expect to see results within a few days to a couple of weeks.

Long-lasting Effects: Professional teeth whitening treatments often provide longer-lasting results compared to over-the-counter options. The whitening agents used in these treatments penetrate deeper into the tooth enamel, effectively removing stains and discoloration. Additionally, your dentist may provide you with touch-up kits or recommend maintenance routines to help you maintain the brightness of your smile over time.

Boost in Confidence: Achieving a brighter, whiter smile can significantly enhance your self-confidence and self-esteem. It can improve your appearance, make you feel more attractive, and give you the motivation to smile and interact with others more freely. With a professionally whitened smile, you'll be ready to make the most of your summer activities and social events.

Remember to consult with your dentist or dental professional to determine if professional teeth whitening is suitable for you. They can assess your oral health, discuss the potential benefits and risks, and guide you in choosing the best whitening option for your specific needs. Contact Oyster Point Dental and schedule an appointment!

Dental Veneers: A Safe and Affordable Smile Transformation

- Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Oyster Point Dental

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
Oyster Point Dentistry

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
Oyster Point Dentistry - White Teeth in the New Year

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.