Our Newsletter - Winter 2009
A Rejuvenating Refill
With each new year comes the anticipation of fresh beginnings. Why not call us to book your 2010 dental pick-me-up, and ask about simple ways to rejuvenate your smile?
Cavities: Not Just for Kids!
Your childhood memories of going to the dentist probably center on the hunt for cavities, and then your parents' reaction to the damage. Now that you're an adult, you may feel you're unsusceptible to cavities but you're not.
Do You Need a Refill?
Were you surprised to learn at your regular dental checkup that you required additional procedures? Perhaps the dentist recommended you have one or more of your existing fillings replaced. If the tooth doesn't hurt, why would we suggest replacing the filling? Sometimes dental problems do not have painful symptoms.
Healthy Diet: Healthy Smile
You've heard the expression, "You are what you eat." Let's examine how your teeth, gums and dental health truly are a reflection of what you consume.
New and Improved!
A beautiful smile is a magnet for attracting positive reactions from both friends and strangers. Does your smile reflect the image you want to project?
Say "Ahhh," Not "Ackkk"!
Your gag reflex is nature's way of protecting you from choking on objects not intended for swallowing. Many people gag or have the feeling of wanting to vomit when they put their fingers too far back in their mouths, while others will experience the same sensation when a dental staff touches their soft palates (the entrance to the throat) or even a point closer to the opening of their mouths with a dental instrument.
The Last Word On: Cosmetic Contouring
Many of us have one or more teeth that are slightly misshapen or out of place. We don't consider them an impediment, but the look of them bothers us from time to time. If you can personally relate, you'll be pleased to learn that in many cases your smile can be perfected with minimal time, effort and expense through in-office tooth reshaping.
Wining, Dining ... and Staining?
Most people are aware of the teeth-staining effects of deeply colored foods such as berries and curries, and the "Dracula" effect that some people's teeth have after drinking red wine. However, what surprises many people is learning that white wine is also a teeth-staining culprit.