Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Invisalign Braces Correcting Fix Crooked Teeth for a Radiant Smile

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Teens do not want crooked teeth and they also do not want metal braces. With selfies, for teens appearance is everything. Social media has made them a bit more conscious of their outer appearance. As a result, crooked and uneven teeth greatly affect their self-esteem and social interactions.

However, there are now better treatments available that can correct this concern. Invisalign braces can be a life-changing dental procedure for your teen. Invisalign braces can straighten the teeth without the use of metal braces. Gone are the days when teens need worry about metal dental brackets and years of discomfort in order to achieve straighter, healthier teeth. We all want our teens to have perfect, healthy teeth without the discomfort and inconvenience of traditional braces. With invisible braces in Newport News, VA, crooked teeth can be corrected without seeing any braces at all.

Having a perfect set of even teeth will make your teens smile radiant. When they can smile confidently they put their best look, and foot, forward. This can help their self-esteem and get them more involved socially, without hiding their smile. For corrective and restorative dentistry in Newport News, VA, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Back To School Preventative Dental Care Tips

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Preventative Dental Care in Newport News, VA

Another school year has begun. Parents tick off their kids' back-to-school checklist as the excitement for the first day at school builds. When you run down your list again, make sure you have included your kids oral health.

Here are dental health tips that you might want to include on your list:

  • Dental Visit - Take your kids to the dentist in Newport News, VA for dental cleanings and check-ups. Any tooth decay must be treated right away to prevent further damage of the teeth. Dentists may also do preventative treatments to prevent cavities in addition to recommending regular brushing.
  • Prepare Healthy Snacks - Avoid giving chips and starchy foods because they are as bad as sugary snacks. Nuts are a good alternative as are crunchy treats like apple wedges and carrot sticks.
  • Pay Attention To Oral Hygiene - Encourage brushing and flossing by making it fun every time. Let your child pick their own toothbrush out. You can also play music or sing songs while they brush and floss.

Your kids will be immersed at their school and this is where most social interaction starts. Help your kids present themselves with confidence by taking good care of their oral health. To find out more about preventative dental care tips for kids, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Restore Chipped Teeth with Dental Veneers

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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Your may have a sport's injury or other injury that has caused chipped teeth. Although, teeth injury may just be unattractive, chipped teeth should never be taken lightly. The damage could have possibly caused internal trauma or it could cause the other teeth to no longer line up properly. There are many solutions for chipped or fractured teeth however, one in particular can fix the appearance as well as the function of the damaged teeth.

Porcelain dental veneers can address various dental issues including chipped and cracked teeth. Tooth-colored porcelain shells are applied over the surface of the defective teeth to restore its natural appearance. This will repair the affected teeth and completely resemble the teeth's natural color. With this treatment, your teeth will look and feel natural. More importantly, a thorough inspection of the dental injury will be performed prior to treatment.

Dental issues should never be ignored. Chipped teeth can cause deeper issues and can also affect self-esteem and confidence. If you think you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers contact Oyster Point Dentistry to schedule an appointment. Our dentists can explain more about the procedure.

Dental Solutions For Sleep Apnea are Effective In Mild and Moderate Cases

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 04, 2018
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Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition, and a dental solution for sleep apnea is prescribed by medical doctors due to the effectiveness in treating the disease. When a doctor confirms a suitable treatment for this condition, patients are amazed at how this treatment works and how it can change their life.

The dental device used in treating sleep apnea looks like a sport's mouthpiece. They are custom-fit in the mouth and works by slightly pressing the lower jaw and tongue forward preventing the throat muscles from collapsing into the airways. This enables the patient to have normal breathing during sleep. They are adjustable and will conveniently position the jaw for greater comfort and effectiveness. The device will spare you from the discomforts of CPAP masks which can disrupt the sleep of your partner. With this treatment option patients will never have to suffer from the inconvenience of other treatment options.

In order to find out if this is the right solution for sleep apnea, speak with your doctors or dentist for an assessment on the severity of your case. Mild and moderate sleep apnea cases respond effectively to this treatment. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry to find out more about this alternative treatment for sleep apnea.