Does self-consciousness about your teeth keep you from smiling the way that you should? Many people avoid smiling altogether or self-consciously smile with closed lips because of discolored, damaged or missing teeth. We recommend investigating ways to improve your smile because of the many benefits loving your smile provides:
If the dentist's chair makes you nervous, it may make sense for you to give sedation dentistry a try. This dental option can make it easier for people to get in the chair and get the dental care they need for good oral health. Not sure what's involved in sedation dentistry? Learn more below:
Missing front teeth can affect your confidence about your smile, can make it harder to bite into food and can affect the health of both the remaining teeth and your jaw below. Luckily, there are several tooth replacement options available that can fill in the spot and return your smile to normal. The most common ones include:
You may be on the ball when it comes to brushing and flossing, but you can still be harming your teeth. Are you guilty of any of these bad dental habits? Break them now to protect your teeth:
1. Brushing too hard.
Do you go at your teeth vigorously every time you brush? Ease up to keep your teeth healthy and safe. Hard brushing can irritate your gums and cause wear on your enamel. You should be lightly gripping your brush and using a 45 degree angle to keep from overbrushing.
Say hi to Samantha, our featured team member for June
A new edition to our team in July of 2015, Samantha is an intricate part of keeping our front desk running smoothly. She has been in the dental field for 4 years and is excited to expand her knowledge through the education and experiences provided in our progressive office.
A native of Washington State, Samantha enjoys spending time outdoors with her son Trent.
As one of the first contacts you may have with our office, she is always ready to greet you with a smile and go that extra mile for you.
She looks forward to helping you #SmileMoreWithVVDDS