This weeks blogs have focused on an orthodontic study showing that a person’s smile is the number one cause for bullying. Bullying should never be tolerated, but bullying will never stop, even if laws are enacted. The third most common cause of bullying due to a smile is because of the shape or color of teeth.
There are a few reasons for teeth to change color. For kids, the biggest one is plaque buildup on teeth due to improper brushing. Plaque is essentially a collection of bacteria and bacterial waste. It is not just food that has not been removed since your last meal. This is bacteria that sits on the gums for days to weeks and in some cases months. This is VERY common to see when kids come into our World Golf Village dental office. The plaque can harden over time on the teeth causing staining and bad breath. This plaque is very unhealthy and can lead to cavities or gum irritation. Cavities can make teeth appear dark or black We recommend a Sonicare Toothbrush to help keep kids and adults mouths clean. Combined with regular World Golf Village dental cleanings, and you and your child’s mouth will be healthier and much whiter.
Over time our teeth stain and yellow. Our teeth are very porous and allow the things we eat and drink into them. Basically anything that would stain a white shirt, will stain your teeth. Obvious ones are coffee, soda, tea, red wine, etc. The easiest way to remove this staining is with Zoom teeth whitening. In St Augustine Zoom teeth whitening can clean out the pores of your teeth with a form of hydrogen peroxide that is activated and accelerated by a special light. The procedure takes a little more than an hour and the results last for months. We also send you home with special trays so you can do some teeth whitening touch up while in St Augustine.
The next option is dental porcelain veneers. Dental porcelain veneers are thin porcelain jackets that cover the front of your teeth. They are metal free and last for a long time. They will stay white and require only the same maintenance you would give your natural teeth. This St Augustine smile makeover can make you the talk of the town. You can have complete control over your smile makeover meaning you can choose the shape and color of your veneers. It can be Hollywood or perfectly natural. Its your choice during your smile makeover with dental porcelain veneers.
It is possible that as time has gone by, a great deal of decay has developed on your teeth, or periodontal disease (gum disease) has set in. If it has set in to high enough degree, many, to all of the teeth may need to be removed. If this is the case your St Augustine cosmetic dentist has two great option for you. First, is our Snap Implant Denture. Our Snap denture uses dental implants to keep dentures in place so that they are stable and comfortable. Next is our cosmetic denture, a non-surgical facelift denture. A non-surgical facelift denture helps support your lips, cheeks and other facial features the way they were when you were younger. It can take a decade off your appearance. Even better you can combine the two to have an Elite Denture.
These are the options we have for you at your World Golf Village dental office. Cleanings are the most important. Keep the plaque off your teeth so that the mouth is healthy. If healthy, there will be less yellowing and your gums will not be as red due to gingivitis or worse, periodontal disease. As long as your mouth is healthy Zoom teeth whitening can be used to reduce the staining of your teeth. If however your teeth are stained to the point they need to be covered, a total smile makeover with dental porcelain veneers can be achieved to give you that smile you have always wanted. Or if there is too much decay or gum disease a cosmetic denture may be in order. To make an appointment call (904)940-3933