Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Correct Your Crooked Teeth Comfortably with Invisalign Clear Braces

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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Not all people are gifted with a straight set of teeth. In fact, many people suffer from crooked teeth. Consequently, many are getting braces to correct this dental issue. On the flip side, many people want another choice other than wearing metal braces that are uncomfortable and obvious.

Fortunately, Invisalign clear braces are made from clear plastic. The plastic aligners are removable so you can take them off when eating or brushing your teeth. This makes brushing and flossing and overall dental care easier. On top of that, because they are clear they are invisible. No more inconvenient metal wires and brackets to hide your teeth and make you feel uncomfortable.

Not only do crooked teeth affect your confidence, but they can be a predisposing factor to various dental health issues. It make sense to invest in treatments that can effectively correct your dental condition. Invisalign clear aligners are now preferred by many people.

Contact Oyster Point Dentistry to find out more about invisalign clear braces.


Make Teeth Whitening Last with the Proper Care

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Everybody wants sparkling white teeth and in-office teeth whitening can help. Over-the-counter whitening options are far less effective than professional whitening services. Additionally, professional teeth whitening will ensure that your smile is bright but natural looking, not false white. When done professionally, the process last longer than OTC products as well. However, due to some of our lifestyle choices, teeth can stain more quickly. If you want to maintain a glistening white smile, watch out for food that stain.

  • Chromogens - The food and drink that contain chromagens have strong pigments that adhere to enamel. Coffee is the perfect example of a drink that has high chromogen content. Fruit berries, tomatoes and pomegranates are also high in chromogen content as well.
  • Tannins - A plant-based compound that can make stains easier to attach to teeth. Apart from being very acidic, tea also contains tannins. In fact, tea is the worst culprit in staining teeth.
  • Acids - It can damage the tooth's enamel making it softer and rougher, allowing stains to set in the crevices easier. Coffee, tea, wine and soda are very acidic beverages. Drinking these regularly can cause your teeth to lose enamel integrity.

Eating and drinking the food and beverages above in moderation will help reduce staining. Brushing your teeth or rinsing them with water immediately after eating or drinking staining compounds can help wash them away. Finally, a regular dental cleaning with our dentist in Newport News, VA can help prevent staining as well. Contact us to see if In office-teeth whitening is the right option to improve your smile.

Source: webmd


Porcelain Dental Veneers Correct Many Dental Problems

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Chipped and broken teeth can be uncomfortable and can affect your self confidence. If you want to improve the appearance of your teeth, porcelain dental veneers can treat and restore your beautiful smile.

Dental veneers are custom-designed shells that are attached to the front surface of the teeth to enhance their appearance. These veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth to treat various dental concerns including broken, chipped, worn, and stained teeth. Porcelain veneers in Newport News, VA will effectively addresses teeth discoloration issues and will match the natural look of your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers are preferred over composite material because they are more durable and long-lasting. They are more resistant to food and drink as well. Porcelain shells are modeled and adhered to the teeth to correct worn enamel, genetically deformed, or smaller-than-average teeth and discoloration.

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


Extra Preventative Dental Care for Teens

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 08, 2019
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As the teenage years kick in, your kids are more conscious of how they look. Their teeth and smile is just as important as every other aspect of their appearance. Thus, teeth require the time, attention and proper care to prevent dental cavities and to keep them healthy and bright. Although they've been trained in brushing and flossing since they were toddlers, reinforcing preventative dental care ensures a healthy set of teeth.

Aside from regular brushing and flossing, you can protect your teen's teeth by applying dental sealants. This special coating serves as a protective barrier to cavity-prone areas. Sealants are often applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth as well as the nooks and crannies in other teeth. Sealed teeth will be extra protected from dental carries.

If your teen is an athlete, mouth guards are essential to protect their teeth from impact during sports accidents. They act as a cushion that protects your teeth from blows or dental injuries. It is important to seek your dentist's advice on various types and styles.

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


Dental Implant are a Comfortable and Convenient Treatment Option For Treating Missing or Damaged Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 01, 2019
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Are your missing, chipped, or damaged teeth making you uncomfortable? They can be painful when a food gets lodged between. Missing and damaged teeth can also make you uncomfortable when you smile. So if you want to improve your smile this year, getting dental implants can help you restore single or multiple teeth.

Over the years, dentures and bridges were applied to address dental loss. However, patients have had complaints related to discomfort with these treatments. These are also considered temporary solutions and require repeated trips to the dentist which is inconvenient for some patients. On the other hand, dental implants in Newport News,VA present a more permanent solution to patient's with missing teeth. Dental implants are place through a cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Dental implants are perfect for patients with severely damaged or missing teeth. But they can also help patients who are suffering from advanced periodontal diseases. During the process, the damaged tooth is removed and an artificial or porcelain tooth is screwed into the jaw using a titanium root. Because it is titanium, the root, or screw, is durable and long-lasting. The cap looks exactly like a natural tooth and will also last a lifetime with proper care.

Dental implants restore your missing or damaged teeth while offering a much more comfortable and convenient lifestyle option for eating, talking and cleaning. For this reason, many patients now prefer this treatment over dentures and bridges. If you want more information on this dental procedure, contact Oyster Point Dentistryfor more details about the process.