Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

How To Take Care Of Your Dental Bridge

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Bridges, Newport, News, VA

Once the dental bridge is in place, the dental prosthetic is obscure and people can't tell you're wearing them. You just need to properly take care of the setup including the remaining natural teeth. These following tips will help you get the full benefit of your dental bridge:

1. Regular Oral Hygiene

Make sure to toss away your old practice of neglecting oral hygiene. At least brush your teeth twice a day and make flossing a habit. Pay particular attention to the bridge and the teeth that support it. Flossing can remove food particles that are trapped in the nooks and crannies of your teeth. You may also use an antibacterial mouthwash to eliminate bacteria that will cause decay and bad breath.

2. Avoid Hard Foods

Dental bridges are not as strong as your natural teeth. Avoid hard snacks like candies and nuts for they can damage your dental bridge setup including the natural teeth that support it.

4. Avoid Eating Sugary Snacks

Sweets and sugary treats are the major cause of tooth decay. The sugar is turned into harmful acids by bacteria that reside in the mouth. The acid is damaging to your enamel. Since the anchor teeth serves as the foundation that supports the bridge, they can't afford to sustain cavities that will lead to serious issues to your dental bridge.

5. Regular Dental Visit

It is highly recommended to visit your dentist at least twice a year especially when you have a dental bridge. The dentist will see to it that your prosthetic is in place and assess the overall status of your oral health. In case they found out an issue developing in the prosthetic setup, they can address it right away. Professional cleaning is vital as well for keeping cavities at bay.

For more information about dental bridges in Newport News, VA, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Taking Care of Dental Veneers

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Implants in Newport News, VA

Worn down, chipped or severely stained teeth can be treated with dental veneers. This procedure will restore the teeth's natural appearance and structure. The setup can last a lifetime as long as you properly take care of them. Here are simple tips to ensure your veneers can last long.

1. Regular Brushing and Flossing

Porcelain veneers do not require major adjustments to the patient's dental routine. You just have to do your regular brushing and flossing at least twice a day.

Veneer setups are sturdy and can handle pressure. But it's advisable to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste to make sure that the veneers won't wear down. It's necessary to do regular brushing and flossing not merely to protect the veneers but also to protect your natural teeth from cavities.

2. Avoid Chewing Anything Hard

Although veneers are durable, they are not as strong as the natural teeth. Hard food may harm your dental porcelains. So avoid chewing on particularly hard objects. Skip those hard candies or nuts for they can break your veneers.

3. Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Always go back to your dentist for follow-up checkups. It's important to ensure that the porcelain setup are correctly in place. Your dentist can also inspect the teeth's general health and detect issues at early stage. There are some patient's which gums react adversely to veneers. Dentist can instantly perceive the issue and find fixes to it.

If you have any questions about dental veneers in Newport News, VA, our team of dentists are happy to entertain your inquiries and concerns. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry to set an appointment.

Total Sleep “Operating Room” Services Now Available at Oyster Point Dentistry

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - SleepGuardian’s medical doctors in Newport News, VA

Many people suffer such extreme fear and phobia of dental treatment that they completely ignore their dental health. This is dangerous and can be deadly. For years we’ve offered sedation dentistry services, however, we discovered that sedation dentistry does not serve those with extreme fear. So, for those with extreme fear and phobias of dental treatment, Oyster Point Dentistry now teams with Board Certified Medical Doctors right here in our Oyster Point dental clinic to provide total sleep dental treatment where patients are treated under general anesthesia.

By teaming with SleepGuardian’s medical doctors, we are able to provide dental services that were previously required to occur within a costly hospital and surgery centers. You, the patient, realize significant cost savings by us bringing anesthesiologists to you rather than you going to them. We deliver hospital quality care here in your familiar and comfortable Oyster Point Dentistry clinic.

Whether it’s a full mouth extraction, installation of crown(s), implant(s), cleaning, bridge, root canal(s), or even routine cleanings, SleepGuardian is your answer for the most stress-free dental treatment possible. For more information about our total sleep dental services, contact Oysterpoint Dentistry.