If you get goosebumps just thinking about setting a dental appointment, you may have dental anxiety. You are not alone if you suffer from this fear. Many Americans suffer from this nervousness about going to the dentist. Some people even have a full fear over it known as odontophobia. Dental anxiety can keep people from maintaining their necessary routine appointments, which leaves them at a higher risk for developing tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist wants to help you work through your dental anxiety, so talking to your dentist and the office team can help you work through the problem. Dental sedation is an option for extreme dental anxiety. (more…)
Gum disease is a very common chronic disease among American adults. In the early stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, early treatment can stop it from 1progressing into something serious or it may even reverse the disease. Once gum disease is present, periodontal maintenance keeps the disease from advancing further. In the most serious stages of gum disease, it can cause tooth loss and severe pain. It can even lead to severe health problems in the rest of your body. You can work with your dentist to maintain your periodontal disease to keep the situation from worsening, as it will do with no treatment or action. (more…)
In the early stages, gum disease can be treated and even reversed, if caught in time. If left without treatment, periodontal disease can get very serious and cause a lot of problems for your oral health. Advanced gum disease wreaks havoc not only on your gum tissue, but on the bones beneath the tissue. Osseous surgery is a type of periodontal procedure used to remove or recontour bone matter damaged by gum disease. Osseous surgery removes bacteria and damage creating a revived, healthy area for a regrowth of gum tissue to reattach to the bone. (more…)
The Frisco Book Fest is a festival for both readers and local writers. On Saturday, November 4th from at the Frisco Public Library, guests will have a chance to talk to local authors and illustrators. The festival will include author panels. Attendees of the event will get to learn more about the publishing process and more about the local literary community. Community partners, including Henery Press and the Writers Garret, will be participating to offer valuable information for local authors. This year is the second year of the Frisco Book Fest. The 2016 festival was the first year, and it was a huge success. This year the festival has been expanded to include more presentations and more author panels. The event is open to guests of all ages and there is no registration required to attend. (more…)
When dealing with tooth decay, it is important to treat it early to stop it from progressing into something serious. Without treatment, tooth decay can deepen within a tooth to the point where you may need to extract the tooth completely. At earlier stages of tooth decay, treatment can stop the decay before it reaches the point of a necessary extraction. Before the decay reaches the inner pulp, the tooth can be treated with a filling to stop the decay. Once decay has reached the inner pulp of the tooth, root canal therapy may be necessary to save the tooth. (more…)
Some cosmetic issues with your smile may not make you feel self-conscious. Maybe you have a small gap in your front teeth that gives you some pride in your smile. If you have a healthy smile that makes you feel confident, you already have a perfect smile. When your smile makes you feel self-conscious, when you ever find yourself smiling with your mouth closed, or when you use your hand to cover your smile when you talk or laugh, your smile is in need of some help. Porcelain veneers can give you that smile that will make you feel confident. When do you know when to choose veneers over other cosmetic options? (more…)
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When you see your smile in pictures or in the mirror, how do you feel? If you feel embarrassed due to discoloration, then give us a call! As dental professionals, we can offer solutions to discoloration with professional teeth whitening. We can remove teeth stains and help you obtain a smile you can proud to how the world.
18With the holiday season growing near, there will soon be plenty of events and festivities to take part in. In today’s blog, we would like to highlight a few fun November events coming up. In addition, remember that if you want to greet the holidays with a brighter smile, we have an array of cosmetic treatments available.
Some flaws in your smile make you feel special and unique. Maybe you have a small gap in your front teeth that makes you feel like you have a signature look. If you have a smile with these types of flaws, then they are not flaws. As long as your smile is healthy and you are confident showing it off, your smile is perfect. However, if your smile makes you doubt yourself or if you ever find yourself smiling with your mouth closed or using your hand to cover your smile when you talk or laugh, your smile is in need of some help. Porcelain veneers can give you that smile that will make you feel confident!
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain itself is a very tooth-like material. It has a translucent quality that looks and acts much like the enamel of your teeth. Veneers are wafer-thin layers of porcelain that are applied directly to the front of your teeth. The veneers can be custom created to the color, shape, and size of teeth that will give you that confidence-boosting smile.
Issues That Porcelain Veneers Can Address
Say that small gap in your smile is a bit larger than you would like, porcelain veneers can close that gap to the size you are looking for. If you have teeth that are oddly shaped or slightly crooked, veneers can cover it. Issues like jagged edges, chips, and cracks can all be addressed. Intrinsic staining or staining that comes from within the tooth cannot be removed by whitening, but can be covered up with porcelain veneers.
You and your dentist should discuss the best option to get you your best smile. In many cases, porcelain veneers may be your most effective solutions. However, if you have extrinsic staining or stains on the outer layer of the teeth, whitening may remove the discoloration. If you have a single broken tooth, you may be able to repair it with a crown or cosmetic bonding.
Talk to Dr. Vahadi about porcelain veneers and your smile
Could porcelain veneers give you your dream smile? To schedule a consultation with Dr. Vahadi, call our dentist’s office in Frisco, TX, today at 972-335-7100. We proudly welcome patients from Frisco and all surrounding communities, including Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Prosper, The Colony, Carrollton, Lewisville, and more.