Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Proper Care of Your Invisalign Braces

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 26, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry Invisalign clear aligners in Newport News, VA

Invisalign brace provides liberty from uncomfortable traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, you and your mouth will feel much more comfortable than with the traditional metal braces. With that said, you are responsible to meticulously care for your teeth as to ensure that your aligner trays stay so that no debris builds up beneath the aligners.

Here are tips on how to properly care for your invisalign aligners:

Brush and Rinse Aligners

This make sure no bacteria will germinate on your aligners as well in or outside of your mouth.

  • Use anti-bacterial soap. They make sure they are not colored and unscented. Then, rinse it with warm water instead of toothpaste for it can discolor the aligner trays.
  • Use soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush it. Make sure you won't scratch or dent the plastic trays.

Soak The Aligners

Soak aligners in a retainer cleaner, or Invisalign crystals not more than once a week.

Safely Store Aligners

Your invisalign clear aligners come with a case. When you put them off, make sure to place inside its case to avoid losing or misplacing it. It also protects it from other elements that can stain or damage it.

Don't Eat or Drink While You Wear Aligners

Except for water, under any circumstances do not eat or drink while your aligners on. Food can cause damage to your aligner trays.

Keep Teeth Clean

Do usual oral hygiene to get rid of food debris in the nooks and crannies of the mouth. Food particles can cause cavities and it can prevent invisalign aligner trays from fitting into the mouth correctly.

For more information about invisalign retainers, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Tips to Care For Dental Veneers

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 19, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Implants in Newport News, VA

Dental veneers are preferred treatment for fixing discolored, worn down, chipped, misaligned, or irregularly shaped teeth. The procedure involves the pain-free trimming of 1/2 millimeter of the tooth enamel. The veneer is permanently bonded to the tooth. A common question that patients have is how to maintain the veneer so that it lasts a lifetime.

Most find it surprising that cosmetic dental veneers do not require special care. They are made of porcelain which is extremely dense and extremely non-porous so they do not require any special modification to your usual dental hygiene.

But here are simple tips that you may want to follow keep your dental veneers clean and intact:

  • Brush teeth every after meal.
  • Floss teeth at least once a day.
  • Rinse mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash once or twice a day.
  • Use soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste
  • Schedule regular check-ups with your dentist.

For more information, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Invisible Dental Fillings - Aesthetic Functionality

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 12, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Invisible Dental Fillings - Aesthetic Functionality

Conventional dental fillings aren't aesthetically satisfying for most in the modern dental age. The traditional amalgam or silver metal fillings of the past are readily visible to the naked eye. Dental professionals like us here at Oyster Point Dentistry increasingly (due to patient demand) employ composite resigns as an alternative to the aforementioned traditional dental filling solutions.

Invisible Fillings delivers a more celebrated result as the fillings are comparatively invisible. These fillings match the natural color of the teeth because each filling is custom matched to the exact color of the patient’s tooth. Equally important is that the invisible filling compound is more durable than the traditional options as the solution produces a stronger bond between the natural tooth and the filling. This prevents re-emergence of dental issues on a much more dependable scale when compared to traditional amalgam or silver metal fillings.

If you are interested with this dental treatment, Invisible Filling Procedure in Newport News, VA is highly recommended. Our dental practitioners have competitive skills and years of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry.

For more information about Invisible Dental Fillings, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Tips to Temporarily Relieve Dental Pain

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 05, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Newport News, VA

Toothaches can produce excruciating pain sensations. Toothaches can produce all the way to pain level 10….the absolute worst. An inflamed dental pulp can affect the many nerves and blood vessels inside the teeth causing tremendous pain.

To permanently address the cause pain, you need to seek a professional dental treatment as soon as you can. But you can try these methods to relieve pain until you reach your Oyster Point dentist here in Newport News, VA.

  • Food particles that dislodge on tooth cavities can induce pain. Try rinsing your mouth with warm water to flush away food fragments. You may also use floss to remove debris trapped in the gap.
  • Apply ice pack on the affected side of the face.
  • Take pain relievers such as Ibuprofen or Mefenamic Acid every 6 hours as necessary.
  • You may also use a local anesthetic like Benzocaine. It's a topical pain reliever that is effective to numb dental pain temporarily.
  • Until your dental condition is completely resolved, avoid eating foods that are too hot and cold.

Toothaches are caused by an underlying dental problem. Only dentists can diagnose your condition and recommend effective treatment options. Remember though that prevention is the best policy. Proper oral hygiene as ultimate preventative care keeps cavities and toothaches away.

Contact Oyster Point Dentistry in Newport News, VA right away, if you are suffering from any dental pain or discomfort.