It's probably no surprise that a bright, white smile can make you appear younger and more attractive, but good dental health goes beyond the way you look. The mouth is the gateway to the body, which means the state of your teeth and gums affects your overall health. By following these steps to a better smile, you'll be taking important strides for the rest of your body, too. 1. Brush regularly. Brushing is the cornerstone of dental hygiene. It removes food particles that bacteria feed on, cleans teeth, and freshens breath. A toothpaste with fluoride helps strengthen teeth, but you must brush for at least two minutes to allow it to do its work! 2. Floss daily. Flossing removes the bacteria from in between your teeth that your toothbrush does not reach, which helps prevent gum disease. Dr. MacDonald recommends flossing twice a day, but if you only do it once daily, be sure to floss before bedtime. When you [...]
Are you unhappy with your smile? Wishing you could straighten your teeth or close a gap? Through cosmetic orthodontics, our staff addresses your specific personal goals to help you achieve the perfect smile and restore your confidence. There are many treatments available to efficiently and quickly straighten your teeth, including SPEED braces, clear braces, and Invisalign®, and get you back to smiling. Learn more about Fast Teeth.
If yellowed or stained teeth are keeping you from looking and feeling your best, cosmetic whitening may be the answer you are looking for. Our clinics offer different types of whitening, including a custom bleaching kit, the Kor Whitening System and Liquid Smile whitening pens, which can all be done conveniently at home and provide beautiful, professional results. Read the information about all the Services that we provide.
Choosing the best option to whiten your smile! When considering whitening, many people have questions about whether to choose over the counter methods or professional treatment. Before deciding, you should be aware of the advantages of professional treatment. Professional whitening uses higher concentrations of whitening agents, so it offers significantly faster results. Another advantage to professional treatment is the medical supervision you receive. If any problems arise during treatment, your dentist can provide the assistance you need. No matter what you choose, you should always visit your dentist first so they can look at the severity of the problem and tell you which treatment is likely to bring you the best results. To learn more about whitening options at our office please call and or talk to Dr Alan MacDonald and staff. We can meet you at our Caledonia or at our Norfolk clinics. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.