When watching the Grammys, do you notice how every Hollywood celebrity that walks the red carpet has a gorgeous white smile. Teeth whitening and veneers used to be something for celebrities only. Now we all have easy access to the procedures that once belonged only to those over paid actors and TV personalities with personal trainers, chefs, and a beauty squad.
If your teeth are stained from childhood Tetracycline consumption, we can help. You may not be a good candidate for traditional teeth bleaching options, but veneers are a life transforming option for you!
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin, custom-fabricated replicas of tooth surfaces that are bonded to the teeth to change their color, shape or length. They can be reconstructive (repairing chipped or broken teeth) or purely cosmetic (lengthening short teeth or closing gaps). They can be made from porcelain or composite materials.
Who can benefit from veneers?
Anyone with healthy teeth and gums can be a good candidate for veneers. If you are bothered by teeth with some discoloration, teeth that are too short, were damaged by decay or accidents or have large gaps you may be a good candidate for dental veneers. Also, if you want a permanently whiter smile without the hassle of whitening upkeep, veneers are an amazing option for you.
Will they match the rest of my teeth if only one or two teeth need veneers?
Yes. Fabricated from composites or porcelain, veneers can be closely match to the rest of the teeth. Here at Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC we encourage our patients to whiten their teeth prior to choosing a color for their veneers. Once veneers are placed whitening will not brighten the veneer, but will brighten the remaining natural teeth.
Are you interested in veneers? Schedule your consult with Premier Dentistry, Kevin Jalali DDS located in South Charlotte.
Having a whiter brighter smile is an achievable goal for many. Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC is proud to offer a variety of dental whitening services to our patients.
Teeth whitening is a great way to boost your confidence and show off your smile. The process is achievable with Zoom Whitening. Zoom whitening takes approximately 1 hr to complete. Before your procedure an assessment is done by your dental provider to make sure you are a candidate for teeth whitening. Your dental professional will walk you through the fast and pain free whitening system.
What causes staining of the teeth?
There are two types of stain, extrinsic and intrinsic. Staining on the outside of the teeth is from things like coffee, red wine, some foods that we eat and smoking. Staining that occurs on the inside of the teeth cannot be corrected by the typical whitening process. These stains are commonly from certain medications.
After you receive the Phillips Zoom Whitening treatment it is recommended to avoid those things that can cause staining of the teeth. You may also want to whiten in a few months for a day or two to bring back your bright smile.
Lots of patients love the Zoom Whitening especially those that are looking to achieve a whiter brighter smile fast. If you are interested in the Phillips Zoom Whitening schedule your consult today by calling Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC .
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It’s never too soon to think about your dental health. If it’s been some time since you’ve had a checkup, start the new year by making a call to schedule an appointment with us at Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC. The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly examinations for most people, although your dentist may ask you to schedule more visits based on your individual needs and risk of dental disease.
Regular dental visits can help spot dental health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that can appear in the mouth.
During the exam, the dentist or hygienist will evaluate your overall health, and ask about any medications you may be taking that can affect your oral health. Medicine that causes dry mouth, for example, can increase your risk of tooth decay; arthritis might prevent you from brushing your teeth effectively. A discussion with your dentist can help identify alternatives; e.g., using an electric toothbrush might be the solution for you.
Gingivitis is a common gum disease which can be painful. The gums are tender and swollen from a bacterial infection caused by plaque buildup. A thorough cleaning during the visit will help prevent tooth decay and gingivitis. Left untreated, it can even lead to tooth loss or more serious gum diseases such as periodontitis.
Last but not least, regular dental exams serve as a great reminder of how you need to treat your teeth and gums between visits.
A dental assistant can give you proper training on brushing, flossing and the importance for regular exams. Following expert advice from your dental health professional will help keep your teeth, gums and whole body healthy. Are you looking for a great dentist in the Charlotte area? Look no further Premier Dentistry is now accepting new patients. Call today to schedule your visit 704.5448860
It’s that time of year when everyone around you seems under the weather. So how do you make sure you are keeping up with your oral hygiene? Take a look at some tips from Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep your mouth healthy.
Hydration is vital to staying healthy and super important when you are ill. Staying hydrated also helps prevent dry mouth. Dry mouth can increase your risk for cavities. Remember dry mouth is a common side effect for many medications so your increase your water intake.
Keep it sugar free
Whether you’re choosing a drink or a cough drop make sure it is sugar free. Make sure to check the label to see if sugar is an ingredient. Cough drops that contain sugar are essentially bathing your teeth with sugar as you suck on them throughout the day.
Replace your toothbrush
To avoid getting sick again make sure you replace your toothbrush after an illness. Not only should you replace your toothbrush but also any mouthwash that you have been using. Not replacing these can put you at risk to become sick again. Most doctors will recommend replacing your toothbrush after 48 hours of being on antibiotics.
Stay healthy this season and remember these simple points to keep your mouth healthy too. We look forward to providing dental care to you and your family at Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC. Schedule your visit today on our website or give us a call 704-544-8860.
There are two common options to replace missing teeth, and advantages to each. Consider these when making your decision:
A bridge is a partial fixed denture with two or more artificial teeth. The teeth on each side of the missing tooth are used to hold the bridge in place. Those adjacent teeth are prepped, covered with a dental crown, which are then attached to the bridge.
A dental bridge is the least invasive and depending on your specific case the least expense option; however, it also depends on the health of the supporting teeth. Gum disease, tooth decay or chips or cracks may require additional treatments before those teeth are strong enough to be used with the bridge.
With proper oral hygiene, a bridge will last many years, as long as the supporting teeth remain healthy.
The dental implant is a short titanium rod which is inserted in the jawbone. It serves as the “root” of the replacement tooth. The surrounding bone tissue grows and fuses with the rod and cements it in place forming a secure base for the crown.
When a tooth is extracted or lost, the bone that used to hold it in place shrinks away. If there are several missing teeth, you will likely notice a visual change in the shape of your mouth and jaw. Implants can help maintain the bone structure, which means the jaw shape will remain fuller and more natural. A dental bridge has no benefit to preserving the bone.
Implants are not susceptible to decay but do require proper routine dental care. Over the course of a lifetime, they may prove to be more cost-effective because dental implants tend to last much longer.
Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC has the extensive knowledge and expertise to provide great dental care. Our South Charlotte office is equipped with the latest technology. Schedule your consult today and experience the best dental care around. Call today 704-544-8860.
You’ve spent a lifetime brushing and flossing your teeth, but are you sure you’re doing it correctly? Our dedicated staff at Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC take time to educate our patients for great oral health. Here are a few easy tips to guarantee that you’re getting the most from your daily oral routine.
Your toothbrush should be a comfortable size for your mouth and hand, with soft, rounded bristles (stiff bristles can damage the gums). The brush should be replaced when the bristles begin to flatten, or every 3-4 months. An electric toothbrush is a personal preference, but if you have arthritis or other problems with your hand, arm or shoulders an electric toothbrush can make brushing easier.
Any kind of floss is fine, and can be held by hand or with a floss holder.
Your toothpaste should contain fluoride. Tartar control or whitening toothpaste can be hard on your teeth, so it’s best to alternate between those and a regular fluoride toothpaste.
You should brush at least twice a day, but don’t overdo it. Brushing more than 3 times a day can wear down the enamel on your teeth and lead to decay or gum damage. Brush both the inner and outer surfaces of your teeth several times using short, circular strokes. Wide side-to-side strokes can damage the gum line. Clean the inside of front teeth by holding the brush vertically and using up-and-down strokes with the front of the brush. Move your brush often to make sure you reach every tooth. You should spend at least 2 minutes each time you brush.
A common question we receive at Premier Dentistry is how to help eliminate bad breath. Brushing your tongue is the easiest way to combat bad breath so, don’t forget to brush your tongue, where oral bacteria may remain.
Wait at least a half hour to brush after a beverage containing acid which can soften the tooth enamel (energy drinks, diet sodas, juices and coffee) to give your saliva time to restore the enamel.
We look forward to providing dental health education to our patients at Premier Dentistry.
Who doesn’t love a refreshing glass of cold water on a warm day or a hot cup of coffee on a cool morning? If you suffer from sensitive teeth you may be avoiding certain foods or drinks. Sensitive teeth are fairly common. Read about the causes of sensitive teeth and the best ways to handle it.
There are several reason you may be suffering from hypersensitivity. Some common factors are:
– Fractures in the tooth
– Leaking fillings
– Exposed tooth roots
– Worn down enamel
What causes the sensitivity? The outer layer of the tooth is called enamel. The enamel offers protection of extreme temperatures and protects the tooth from decay reaching the root. When the enamel is compromised sensitivity is found. The severity of the sensitivity varies from person to person. If you are suffering from hypersensitivity it is best to have your treating dentist evaluate your needs.
What can be done?
Your dentist may recommend a desensitizing toothpaste. Depending on your case he/she may recommend a prescription toothpaste. Fluoride also helps with sensitivity. Your dentist may recommend a fluoride gel. Crowns, inlays and bonding are used to treat decay and also cover exposed root surfaces. In some cases, decay has reached the root which will likely need a root canal.
There are ways to manage and treat hypersensitivity of the teeth. If you have sensitive teeth, please feel free to inform Dr. Jalali at your next dental appointment or schedule a visit today. As always it is recommended to contact your dental care provider for any and all dental problems you may be experiencing.
Regular dental care is important for your teeth, gums and overall health. Properly cared for teeth can stay healthy and last you a lifetime. Regular dental care includes sticking to an at home regimen of brushing and flossing as well as regular visits to your dentist. Premier Dentistry is proud to provide dental care to the Charlotte, Indian Land, Ballantyne & surrounding areas.
The sugars in the foods we eat combine with the bacteria in our mouths to cause cavities. Brushing after every meal and flossing at least once daily help remove these sugars before they can cause damage.
Additionally, the bacteria that is found naturally in our mouths can multiply if we are not sticking to a regimen. This bacteria can cause the inside of the tooth can become infected, which may lead to a need for a root canal.
When we are not taking care of our teeth and gums, the bacteria multiply rapidly, leading to very unhealthy gums. Unhealthy gums can develop infections that are very painful and can lead to tooth loss. Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing are likely infected. You should work to improve your your oral care habits. And if it persists, don’t wait until your next regularly scheduled cleaning to see your dentist who will be able to reduce the bacteria count in your mouth. Once the bacteria count is reduced, you will be able to better manage gum health at home.
When to See a Dentist
To keep your teeth and gums healthy, it is recommended that you brush after every meal and floss at least once daily. It is important that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a routine exam and cleaning to help keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. Schedule your dental exam & cleaning today with Premier Dentistry.
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