Should I Consider Cosmetic Dentistry?

It’s hard to watch any TV program or flip through a magazine without noticing ads for whiter, brighter teeth, usually marketing a way to look younger and more attractive. While those goals are usually achieved, you may still wonder if you really need to undergo whitening or any other cosmetic dentistry process, or if your teeth are OK the way they are. Ask yourself the following questions, and the answer should be clearer:

Do I feel self-conscious when I smile or laugh?

Do I have a habit of covering my mouth when I talk or smile?

Can people tell I’m a smoker by the color of my teeth?

Do I worry about wearing white, in case it makes my teeth look more yellow?

Are there embarrassing gaps, or chipped, crooked or misaligned teeth in my mouth?

If you’ve ever worried about your smile due to any of the reasons above, you’ll be interested to hear that they are all very common concerns that we deal with every day in our office. The good news is that cosmetic solutions to all these, and many other, dental problems are not out of reach for the average person any more!

Chipped, broken, poorly shaped, slightly crooked or discolored teeth can easily be fixed with the application of porcelain veneers – thin, tooth-colored, custom-made porcelain “shells” that fit over the front of your teeth to produce an even, white smile. Whether you’re concerned about a missing tooth, a gummy smile or discolored teeth, we have a smile solution to solve whatever is stopping you from having the smile of your dreams.

Most cosmetic improvements are easier and more satisfying than you may think. Call us for a no-obligation consultation today, and let’s talk about which dental solutions would best help you achieve the brightest, youngest, sexiest smile!

(734) 485-2200
Mondays 8-530pm
Tuesdays 8-530pm
Wednesdays 12-7pm
Fridays 9-2pm

Halloween Candy Buy Back!

November 1st and November 2nd we will be collecting candy to donate to soldiers over seas!  

So bring in your candy and we’ll buy it back!

$1.00 a pound or you can select a prize or pass to a local business!!!

The businesses that have donated include Canton Artic Edge, Bubble Island, Chucky Cheeses, Two Twelve Arts Center, Colonial Lanes and Bel Mark Bowling Alley!  

You can bring your candy in any time that day and we’ll weigh it and you can pick your prize!

Getting to the Root of Root Canals

The words “root canal” tend to strike fear into even the bravest hearts, but in fact with today’s modern technologies and anesthetics, a root canal can now be performed with minimal discomfort.

What exactly is a root canal, and how do you know if you need one?

First of all, it is important to know that the pulp inside your tooth contains nerves and blood vessels. If the pulp becomes infected or damaged because of deep decay or an injury, a root canal will need to be performed. This process involves the removal of the pulp and then the subsequent sealing of the pulp chamber. The final touch is usually a crown on the tooth to protect it and restore it to full function.

Symptoms of a tooth in need of a root canal may include:

Constant throbbing of a single tooth.
Sensitivity to hot and cold.
Pain when chewing.
A tooth that is severely broken or fractured.
A loose tooth.
Pus between the teeth and gums.
The only way to know if you are in need of a root canal is to come in and let us have a look at your tooth. Our job is to make you as comfortable as possible and do everything we can to save your tooth, even if that means getting down to the “root” of the problem!

Call us at (734) 485-2200 if you have any dental questions or are in need of treatment!

Do I have Gum Disease?

 

Gum disease may be painless in the early stages, and, as such, it can sneak up on you without your being aware of it. Take a minute now to review this list of symptoms, to see if you might have some form of gum disease.

Are you experiencing:

Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth?
Red, swollen or tender gums?
Gums that have pulled away from your teeth?
Persistent bad breath?
A change in the way your teeth or partial dentures fit together when you bite?
If you smoke, you should be aware that smokers are more likely than non-smokers to develop periodontal (gum) disease, and risk tooth loss. In fact, research indicates that over 40 percent of daily smokers over age 65 have lost their teeth!

If you’re a smoker, or if you notice any of the warning signs above, please call us to discuss gum disease in further detail, and talk about your dental treatment options.

Call us at (734) 485.2200 to discuss this further and schedule an exam!