Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Timeless Personal Dental Care Advice

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 29, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry in Newport News, VA

You can achieve that picture perfect smile and maintain great dental health with very simple dental hygiene practices. We’ll summarize them here and encourage you to visit our preventative care page..

First, see you dentist for routine cleanings and checkups. This affords your dentist the ability to identify existing problems and to get them resolved before they become serious. Other things to consider:

  • Use a soft toothbrush
  • Use proper bruising technique
  • Brush for 3-4 minutes
  • Brush after every meal
  • Floss

For more tips on preventive dental care or to schedule your next dental appointment, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Now is the Time for Us to Say "Thanks" to YOU!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Newport News, VA

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful. We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, the success we have had, and for the blessings that will come.

Thanksgiving is more than the festivities, it gives us time to ponder the lessons that we have learned and how we can spread happiness around, to look back at all the great memories and good people who came into our lives. We appreciate you, our customers and clients, so much.

At this time of year our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

Give Perfect White Teeth For The Holidays

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 11, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Teeth whitening

he Holidays is a season of countless gatherings. A reunion with your relatives, a holiday date with your friends or a year-end party in your workplace. Since you will be smiling and chatting a lot on these occasions, November and December are the perfect months for your routine cleaning and/or cosmetic dental procedure.

Many of us out there are already being asked what we want for Holiday gifts. A significant percentage of us don’t know how to answer that question because we simply are not materialistic in nature. Why not consider asking for a highly affordable in-office whitening treatment. It's the most safe and effective way of restoring the whiteness of your teeth. It is a teeth bleaching performed by a licensed dental practitioner. It will give you remarkable results incomparable to over-the-counter alternatives. Britesmile teeth whitening system apply a very concentrated bleaching gel to the teeth and let it stay there for 15-30 minutes depending on the tone that is intended to achieve. The dentist will closely monitor the process. Then, a second coating is applied right after the first gel application is cleaned away. A blue light is then utilized to illuminate the gel which activates the oxidation process. And then, you'll see the results right away following the treatment.

So what are you waiting for? The holiday season is just around the corner. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry and schedule an In-office whitening treatment today!

Post-Halloween Dental Care Advice For Children

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 01, 2019
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Everybody loves Halloween, especially the treats that are traditionally served during the celebration. However, the sugary treats can play tricks to your teeth for the days and weeks following Halloween given the steady stream of sugary snacks that our children have just stocked up upon. So consider some managed dental care change for your kids until that new candy stock is gone and they return to normal eating habits.

Consider mandating an after-school brushing as it’s almost a given that some of that candy was consumed at lunch and on the bus ride home. Make it a condition for breaking into the stash both before and after the nightly dinner. It's a fine proactive preventative dental care practice. Candy, as you know, is loaded with sugar which feeds the bacteria that thrive within the human mouth. Bacteria produces an acid that degrades enamel. We are all in a constant battle against dental bacteria, thus the critical importance of our brushing regiments. But that battle is especially tough during the Halloween season.

This is a great time of year to research when you and your children had their last cleaning. If it’s been more than six months, contact Oyster Point Dentistry to schedule an appointment.