Solving Your Dental Fears

Dear Fear and Your Smile

You wake up in the morning and head to the kitchen for some coffee.  As you grab the newspaper, the wall calendar catches your eye.  You see the date on the 31st circled in red marker.  “Oh no,” you mumble to yourself.  “I am supposed to go to the dentist.”

You have never had good experiences with the dentist.  You always feel nervous, your palms always start sweating, and you start imaging the dentist’s tools.  In short, you are terrified.

That is where Pure Dental Health steps in to make your trips to the dentist more enjoyable.  By offering the latest dental technology, the best services, and dentists who care about your well being and comfort, you are sure to have a more pleasant office visit.  In this blog, we will discuss sedation dentistry, which allows you to sleep while your smile care is maintained.  Learn more about how sedation dentistry can help your dental fear—keep reading!

Sedation Dentistry for Better Oral Health

Dental fear affects countless Americans, but few realize the toll that avoiding the dentist can take on overall health.  Periodontal disease, tooth loss, and gingivitis are just a few of the issues that can affect your oral and general health.

But if you are afraid of the dentist, what are you to do to avoid these health complications?

Sedation dentistry allows for dentists to perform check ups, enhance teeth with cosmetic dentistry, and help keep your mouth healthy all while you comfortably rest.  Oral sedation allows for patients to take a pill before an appointment to relax during a visit.  It is a simple way to alleviate fear of the dentist, and to give patients the dental care that they need.

Our offices are clean, state-of-the-art, and have the best dentists dedicated to patient care.  To experience the way that the dentist should be, look no further than Pure Dental Health.

More Information About Sedation Dentistry

To learn more about sedation dentistry and what it can do for your dental fear, look no further than Pure Dental Health.  We can help you gain confidence with the dentist again and alleviate some of your fear.

You deserve to have a smile that is healthy, beautiful, and that doesn’t cause you immense fear to think about visiting the dentist.  Call Pure Dental Health today to take control of your dental health.

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The Value of Your Smile

Whether you are on a first date or a job interview or are delivering a sales presentation, your smile makes a big impression on everyone you come in contact with.  A healthy, beautiful smile can draw others to you and get you noticed.  The truth is, your smile has a large effect on your overall appearance.  It can also have a large effect on your self-esteem and your confidence.

If you are embarrassed of your teeth and try to avoid laughing or smiling in the presence of others due to stained, yellowed, crooked, gapped or missing teeth, it can negatively affect every social interaction you have.  This can greatly decrease your quality of life.

Fortunately, advances in cosmetic and restorative dentistry now make it possible for virtually everyone to have a beautiful confident smile. If your teeth are stained or yellowed, teeth whitening may be a good solution to brighten your smile and take years off of your appearance.  If your teeth are crooked, you may be a candidate for clear braces or Six Month Smiles®.  Porcelain veneers are a good solution for patients who have gaps in their teeth or teeth that are too long, too short or otherwise misshaped.  Finally, if you are missing one or more teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental implants.  Dental implants are a long-term tooth replacement option that allows for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.

Although cosmetic dental procedures can be expensive, spending time and money to improve the appearance of your smile is one of the best investments you can make.  Many dental practices offer flexible financing options to help patients with the cost of cosmetic dental procedures.  If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, talk to a cosmetic dentist today about your options.  You deserve a beautiful, healthy smile!

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Health News Article

Article Title: 8 Ways to Keep Your Smile Healthy

Article Source: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/eight-ways-to-keep-your-mouth-healthy

Article Review:

This health news articles reviews how to keep your smile healthy and at its best.  While you might be a regular at brushing your teeth, there are still other things that you can be doing to ensure that you maintain your oral health. The articles describes the following dental-health-musts:

  • Forget the Soda- soda can destroy your teeth.  You are better off drinking water and protecting your oral health.
  • Floss Correctly- if you don’t floss, then now is the time to start.  If you do floss, then make sure that you are flossing the right way.  The dentists at Pure Dental Health can help you learn how to floss correctly.
  • Visit Your Dentist- there is no reason not to visit your dentist on a regular basis.  We can maintain your oral health, and help prevent a host of problems before they start.  Your dentists at Pure Dental Health can make you comfortable in the dentist’s chair as well, by offering sedation dentistry to calm any dental fears that you have.

All of these tips are to help your smile shine at its brightest.  Your mouth is the window to the rest of your health, so come into Pure Dental Health to see how we can help keep your smile shining for a lifetime.

 

Aging Gracefully

Everyday in the United States, thousands and thousands of dollars are being spent on anti-aging products such as moisturizing creams, anti-wrinkle creams, vitamins and herbal supplements.  Not to mention the money that is being spend on botox injections and fillers as well as eye lifts, facelifts, etc.  The truth is, whether you live in Hollywood, California or small town USA, we all want to maintain our youthful appearance, even if we are not exactly young anymore!

Have you heard the expression “forty is the new thirty.”  The older we get, the younger we are expected to look.  It can be exhausting to keep up with!

Today many people are exercising regularly, eating a healthy well-balanced diet, staying hydrated and trying to manage their stress levels.  All these lead to a healthier lifestyle and can help you achieve and maintain a more youthful appearance.  However, there is one aspect of our appearance that is often overlooked and that is the appearance of your smile.  If your teeth are discolored, stained or yellowed due to smoking, drinking teas, sodas and red wine, etc., it can add years to your appearance.  Bleaching or whitening your teeth can do wonders for your appearance and give you a healthier, more youthful looking smile.

Most dentists today offer one or more methods for obtaining whiter teeth.  Some methods can be completed in a dental office in around an hour and produce dramatic affects with just one application.  Other methods are used at home for a more gradual affect.  Whatever method you choose, it is important to whiten your teeth under the supervision of your dentist.  That way he or she can monitor your progress and make sure that your teeth and/or gums are not being harmed in the process.

If you are looking for a way to improve your smile and take years off of your appearance, talk to your dentist today about teeth whitening.  He or she can help you determine the best method to suit your needs, your lifestyle and your budget.

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Orthodontic Solutions for Crooked Teeth

In the past, if you had crooked, spaced or misaligned teeth and wanted to improve the appearance of your smile, your options were limited.  You could elect to wear traditional metal and wire braces for a year or more, or get porcelain veneers. Traditional metal braces negatively affect your appearance in the short-term and can limit your ability to eat certain foods.  For many working professionals and young adults, this is just not a good option.  Porcelain veneers are a very expensive option making them cost prohibitive for many patients.

Advances in dentistry and orthodontics now make it possible for many patients to get the smiles they have always wanted, in a shorter period of time, at a price they can afford, without having to wear metal braces.  With Six Month Smiles®, you can get a straighter, more beautiful smile in less time than traditional braces and for less money than the cost of porcelain veneers.  This revolutionary system utilizes clear braces to gently align and straighten teeth in an average time of just six months.  They key components of Six Month Smiles® are clear brackets and tooth colored wires and a primary focus on moving the teeth that show when you smile.

If you are an adult (age fifteen or older) with crooked or spaced teeth and are not looking for a major alteration to your bite, you may be eligible for Six Month Smiles®.  Most adults are candidates for this innovative and highly effective procedure.  The only way to find out for sure, is to talk to a certified Six Month Smiles® dentist.

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Embarrassed of Your Smile?

Are you embarrassed of your smile?  Do you hide behind your smile and avoid laughing in the presence of others due to a gap in your front teeth or teeth that are chipped, broken, misaligned, too short or discolored? If so, you may want to consider porcelain veneers.  Porcelain veneers are extremely thin porcelain shells that can be laminated to the front of a tooth to create a new, more attractive surface.  If they are done correctly, porcelain veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.

Porcelain veneers are an advanced cosmetic dental procedure that requires a delicate blend of artistry and dentistry.  They also represent a significant investment.  If you are going to invest in this advanced cosmetic dental procedure, it is important to find a dentist who has the training, skills and experience required to correctly apply porcelain veneers.  If you are thinking about getting porcelain veneers, it is a good idea to talk to any dentist you are considering to find out his or her level of training and experience with this procedure.  It is also a good idea to ask for references as well as before and after pictures of some of their patients who have received porcelain veneers.

You don’t have to continue to be embarrassed of your smile!  Your smile affects everything you do and has a large affect on your overall appearance as well as your confidence.  It also creates a lasting first impression on everyone you meet.  If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, talk to a cosmetic dentist today to see if porcelain veneers are right for you.

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Invisalign versus Braces

Transforming Your Smile

You have thought about braces since you were in junior high school.  You would always see other classmates leave class early to head to the orthodontist, and on the next day, new, brightly colored rubber bands would adorn their teeth.

Throughout high school, you would see the same people have their braces removed, which gave way to beautifully straight smiles.

But you never had braces, even though your teeth could have benefitted from them, and now you cannot imagine having them as an adult.  “Braces just wouldn’t fit into the corporate work setting,” you think to yourself.

Pure Dental Health is here to help.  You do not have to settle for a smile that isn’t as straight as you have always wanted.  With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing, and achieve dramatic results!  For more information about Invisalign, keep reading our Pure Dental Health blog!

The Battle: Invisalign versus Braces

While traditional braces might have been common over a decade ago, there is a new wave of dental technology that is making a big impact in the world of dentistry.  Invisalign offers the ability to straighten teeth without wires, metal, or brackets.

Our Pure Dental Health dentists create a detailed plan that charts out how your teeth will shift with clear, Invisalign aligners.  Every two weeks, you replace one clear aligner for another so that your teeth move further along in the process.  We will check on your progress every 4 weeks to make sure that you are on the right track.

These clear aligners blend in with your teeth, so you do not have to feel self-conscious about your smile.  Invisalign aligners are only removed when you eat, drink, and brush your teeth.  This means that you can eat anything that you desire, unlike traditional braces, which have strict regulations.  You can chew on carrot sticks, gobble down some caramel candies, and chomp down on an apple.

With Invisalign, you also do not have to worry about learning a new dental hygiene routine either.  Since you just remove the clear aligners to brush your teeth, you can floss and brush your teeth normally.  With traditional braces, you usually have to learn a completely new routine to ensure that you can reach all of the areas that are blocked by brackets.

So in the battle of braces versus Invisalign, there really is no competition.  Invisalign wins on all counts—ease of use, comfort, aesthetics, and dental health.

Are You Considering Invisalign?

If you think that Invisalign might be the right way for you to straighten your teeth, look no further than the dentists at Pure Dental Health.  These dentists will ensure that you are on the right course of Invisalign treatment so you can look and smile at your best.

All of your questions will be answered during an initial consultation with Pure Dental Health, including those about the cost of Invisalign, the length of treatment time for you, and if Invisalign is a good fit for you.

Learn about how you can transform your smile easily and inconspicuously!   Call the Pure Dental Health team today!

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Your Diet and Your Oral Health

Have you ever heard the expression, “you are what you eat?”  While this old saying may not be exactly true, it does bring up a good point:  what you eat directly affects your overall health, including your oral health.  Improving your diet can help decrease your risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It can also help to decrease your risk of developing two of the most common oral diseases: dental caries (cavities) and periodontal (gum) disease.

Both tooth decay and periodontal disease can occur when the teeth and gum tissues are destroyed by acid products resulting from oral bacteria.  There are certain foods that have been linked to higher levels of cavity-causing bacteria.  Your dentist can inform you of which foods and food combinations cause high levels of this harmful bacteria.  Proper brushing and flossing after meals can also help to cut down on the risks associated with these foods.

While poor nutrition has not been proven to cause gum disease, many medical scientists believe that the disease progresses and is more severe in patients whose diets do not contain the necessary nutrients.  It has been proven that poor nutrition negatively affects the entire immune system.  A weakened immune system increases your susceptibility to many disorders, including periodontal disease.

To protect your overall health and your oral health, it is important to eat a well-balanced diet containing a wide variety of foods, eaten in moderation.  A nutritionist or your physician can help evaluate your diet and detect any vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies that may be adversely affecting your health.  He or she may recommend dietary changes or may prescribe supplements to help you get the vitamins and minerals your body needs to obtain optimal health.

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Most Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Today, advances in cosmetic dentistry make it possible for virtually everyone to achieve a “Hollywood smile.”  Dental practices across the country are offering a wide variety of cosmetic dental procedures including tooth colored fillings and crowns, adult braces, short-term orthodontics, porcelain veneers, bonding, shaping, teeth whitening, cosmetic contouring, Snap-on Smile® and more.   There are cosmetic procedures to fix almost every cosmetic dental issue including chipped teeth, broken teeth, gapped teeth, discolored teeth, misaligned teeth, crooked teeth, missing teeth and gums that rest too high or too low on the teeth.  Americans realize how important their smile is to their overall appearance, confidence and self-esteem.  That is why many Americans are choosing to spend their hard-earned money on cosmetic dental procedures to improve the appearance of their smiles.

Teeth whitening is currently the most common cosmetic dental procedure in the United States.  This procedure is extremely popular because it dramatically improves the appearance of patients’ smiles and is relatively inexpensive compared to some other cosmetic dental procedures.  There are a wide variety of options available on the market for whitening your teeth. Although over-the-counter, home whitening kits are widely available in many retail outlets, it is a good idea to whiten your teeth under the supervision of a qualified Dentist.  A Dentist can help determine the most appropriate tooth whitening method to meet your needs and can monitor the health of your teeth to ensure that they are not harmed during the whitening process.  Many dentists offer in-office whitening treatments that can help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile in around an hour.  They also offer at-home whitening kits consisting of custom trays that are filled with a whitening solution and worn over the teeth for a certain period of time.  These trays can be used over and over to maintain a bright, beautiful smile.

Whitening your teeth not only improves the appearance of your smile, it also gives you a younger, healthier appearance.  Your smile is important and creates a lasting first impression. Why not make it the best it can possibly be?   If you are interested in teeth whitening, or any other cosmetic dental procedure, find an experienced, reputable Dentist in your local area and schedule a consultation.

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