Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/02/9628602/html/wp-content/themes/lfd/functions.php:298) in /home/content/02/9628602/html/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php on line 8
cosmetic dentistry – Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental http://lifetimefamilydental.com Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:24:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/logo-amp-icon.png cosmetic dentistry – Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental http://lifetimefamilydental.com 32 32 Issues Corrected with Cosmetic Dentistry http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/1295/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/1295/#respond Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:00:43 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1295 Improving the appearance of your smile is a cosmetic dentistry service. Cosmetic dentistry increases your personal confidence by giving you a younger and more aesthetically pleasing look. Lifetime Family Dental is located in Gilbert, Arizona, and provides excellent general and cosmetic dentistry for all your oral health needs! How Cosmetic Dentistry Helps Cosmetic dentistry focuses […]

The post Issues Corrected with Cosmetic Dentistry appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>

Improving the appearance of your smile is a cosmetic dentistry service. Cosmetic dentistry increases your personal confidence by giving you a younger and more aesthetically pleasing look. Lifetime Family Dental is located in Gilbert, Arizona, and provides excellent general and cosmetic dentistry for all your oral health needs!

How Cosmetic Dentistry Helps

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on providing you with the Hollywood smile that you have always dreamed of. The straight, white teeth that dazzle others when you smile at them is possible. Certain issues that cosmetic dentistry can help correct include:

  • *Cracks in the enamel of your teeth
  • *Chips along the edges of your teeth
  • *Crooked teeth
  • *Gaps between teeth
  • *Irregularly shaped teeth
  • *Lost teeth
  • *Metal amalgam fillings that show when you smile
  • *Stains on the enamel or dentin of your teeth
  • *Unhealthy gum tissue that is inflamed

 

A deeper confidence in your smile can help you step out of your comfort zone and improve your personal interactions with others as you smile more. Lifetime Family Dental believes in correcting cosmetic issues to not only improve the look of your teeth, but also to improve the quality of your life. You are worth it.

Best Cosmetic Candidates

For the most effective cosmetic services, it is best for the client to have functioning teeth and gums with little to no decay, disease or damage. If that does not describe you, we can still help get you to the best oral health possible through our general dentistry services. Talk to your friendly dentist here at Lifetime Family Dental to discuss your options and find out if you are a candidate for these cosmetic corrective services.

 

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (10/11/2017) (Flickr)

The post Issues Corrected with Cosmetic Dentistry appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/1295/feed/ 0
Guide to The Best Toothpaste For You http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/1293/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/1293/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:00:25 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1293 Buying toothpaste is a simple purchase, right? Not entirely. There is a lot to take into account when buying a toothpaste. Is bad breath control important to you? Do you need one specifically for whitening? Are your teeth extra sensitive? Do you need a toothpaste that covers a bit of everything? These options can create […]

The post Guide to The Best Toothpaste For You appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
toothpaste blog

Buying toothpaste is a simple purchase, right? Not entirely. There is a lot to take into account when buying a toothpaste. Is bad breath control important to you? Do you need one specifically for whitening? Are your teeth extra sensitive? Do you need a toothpaste that covers a bit of everything? These options can create a dilemma when you are in the store looking at all the options. Lifetime Family Dental, located in Gilbert, Arizona, wants to help you maintain a great oral hygiene routine. When your oral health is well maintained, you are able to able to relax and smile with ease. So for that smile’s sake, you need to be brushing your teeth with the right toothpaste! Each toothpaste is uniquely created to target different oral health needs.

Fluoride

Though everyone has their own specific oral health needs, everyone needs fluoride. Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps strengthen enamel and improve your oral health. Fluoride can:

  • *Reverse the effects of enamel wear and tear.
  • *Reduce tooth sensitivity.
  • *Fight against tooth decay.
  • *Target inflammation in the gums.

Fluoride is key to creating stronger teeth and better overall oral health.

Tartar Control

When regularly exposed to plaque, tartar can build up. Tartar is a hard mineral deposit which adds a yellow or brown tint to your teeth. This type of build-up is damaging to your teeth and allows tooth decay to fester. Finding a toothpaste that focuses on eliminating tartar is essential. Tartar prevention toothpaste breaks down plaque on the teeth and prevents tartar from forming. It is important to note that tartar control does not remove the plaque that has already built up below the gum line, but rather prevents it from forming.

Teeth Sensitivity

Daily eating and drinking acidic foods can cause enamel, the protective layer on the outside of our teeth, to break down. This can result in teeth being sensitive to heat and/or cold. Sensitive toothpaste can help relieve this painful condition. The toothpaste you choose should have approved sensitivity labeling from the American Dental Association (ADA). These products contain certain ingredients that make them less abrasive on your teeth, thus decreasing sensitivity.

Whitening

To gain the pearly white smile you’ve dreamed of, you may want to try whitening toothpaste. Most oral health products have some whitening properties in them, but there are specific toothpastes focusing on whitening. These use specific ingredients that help break down the stains on your teeth, creating a whiter, brighter smile. Not only do these products create whiter teeth, the main ingredient of peroxide can also help fight gingivitis and periodontal disease.

The main goal of toothpaste is to clean your teeth and assist you with great oral health. To fully understand your personal oral health needs, call on your general and cosmetic dentist at Lifetime Family Dental!

 

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (10/11/2017) Hamza Butt (Flickr)

The post Guide to The Best Toothpaste For You appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/1293/feed/ 0
Smiles Are Essential http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/smiles-are-essential/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/smiles-are-essential/#respond Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:00:12 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1283 Remembering to smile is as important in day-to-day life as getting dressed, bringing your laptop to work, or checking off your to-do list. The impact of a genuine smile goes beyond what you might imagine. Lifetime Family Dental (located in Gilbert, Arizona) helps enhance your beautiful smile through cosmetic dentistry. We also want to help […]

The post Smiles Are Essential appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
Remembering to smile is as important in day-to-day life as getting dressed, bringing your laptop to work, or checking off your to-do list. The impact of a genuine smile goes beyond what you might imagine. Lifetime Family Dental (located in Gilbert, Arizona) helps enhance your beautiful smile through cosmetic dentistry. We also want to help you understand that embracing your smile brings you many advantages in life!

smile, smiles, dental

The Impact of A Smile

A smile is more impactful than one may realize. On a daily basis people may smile or scowl depending on circumstances or their mood. However, choosing to smile is one of the most beneficial choices you can make, no matter what you feel. The benefits include:

1. Improved Immune System: When you smile, serotonin and endorphins are released that allows the tension in your body to leave. These hormones are commonly known as the “happy” hormones, due to the improvement of mood and attitude that they create. Therefore, if you want to feel better, embrace your smile!

2. Reduced Stress: When stress rises due to work, family, or life balance, a smile can literally change your day. A smile can make your mind believe that you are actually happy through the release of the “happy” hormones. The stress melts away through putting on a smile. Those who smile more often are shown to be happier people all around, as psychologists have studied and proven.  

3. Smiling Creates Opportunities: When you are confident, people and opportunities are attracted to you. To show confidence and intelligence, smile! A smile communicates success, positive personality, and likeability.  Employers prefer to hire individuals who can build rapport with their colleagues, clients, and are trustworthy. Smiling allows people to feel safe around you, and disarms fear. The simple power of a smile is a sure-fire way to progress toward gaining your dream job.

 

The ability to have confidence in your smile can be hard for some people. Due to chipping, discoloration, or other issues with their teeth, individuals often have insecurities when showing off their teeth when smiling. This can hinder them in various ways. Here at Lifetime Family Dental, we not only want to help improve the look of your beautiful smile, but allow you to build confidence in it. The confidence begins with you and disperses from there. Cosmetic dentistry can help improve the look of your smile and your quality of life!  

 

Smiling is a universal language that connects people, breaks down barriers, and makes way for opportunities. Life is too short not to smile. Let us help you relax and embrace your beautiful smile today! Why wait?

 

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (9/12/2017) Hamza Butt (Flickr)

The post Smiles Are Essential appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/smiles-are-essential/feed/ 0
Dental Bridges http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/dental-bridges/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/dental-bridges/#respond Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:00:02 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1273   Bridges are used to connect people relationally and physically. They are also important for strengthening and bridging the gap in our oral health. Lifetime Family Dental in Gilbert, Arizona wants to help you meet your cosmetic dentistry needs and give you the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed. One way to improve the essential daily […]

The post Dental Bridges appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
bridges

 

Bridges are used to connect people relationally and physically. They are also important for strengthening and bridging the gap in our oral health. Lifetime Family Dental in Gilbert, Arizona wants to help you meet your cosmetic dentistry needs and give you the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed. One way to improve the essential daily functioning with your oral health is with dental bridges.

What is a Dental Bridge?

For those with missing teeth, a dental bridge is created to hold the remaining teeth in place. This simple procedure allows everyday activities such as eating or speaking to be performed easier. A dental bridge creates support on both sides of the gap, usually consisting of crowns. The replacement tooth (pontic) is placed in the middle and ensures a tight fit. This process literally bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Reasons for A Dental Bridge

Dental bridges restore the structure and function of your teeth after tooth loss. Dental bridges can address a number of issues related to your oral health. Some of these areas that can see improvement consist of:

*Teeth Shifting: When there is a gap in the dental makeup of your teeth, the other teeth surrounding the gap can begin to shift in the mouth to make up for the open space. This can cause issues with the jawbone and crooked teeth. Not only does this make cleaning teeth difficult, it can also lead to tooth decay or gum disease. It is imperative for your oral health to replace any missing teeth you may have.

*Restores Your Smile: When you are able to feel confident with your beautiful smile, it can change your outlook on life, improve relationships and provide you with connections to new opportunities.

*Improves Daily Functioning: Missing teeth causes frustrations in eating and speaking and dental bridges will help restore normalcy.

As you can probably see by now, dental bridges improve not only the functionality and structure but also the strength of your teeth and the look of your smile.

 

Lifetime Family Dental appreciates the benefits of connecting with friends and family and building connections within your teeth. Dental bridges can give you a new outlook on life so contact us today to learn more and to see if this is the right fit for you!

 

 

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (8/31/2017) Hamza Butt (Flickr)

The post Dental Bridges appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/dental-bridges/feed/ 0
Sealing the Problems in Your Life http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/sealing-problems-life/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/sealing-problems-life/#respond Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:00:52 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1271   Brushing and teeth cleaning can only go so far when it comes to molars and preventing bacteria that create holes, or cavities, in our teeth. Another method that can be used to address holes/gaps in teeth is dental sealants. Sealants are the added protection your teeth may need to fight against bacteria causing cavities. […]

The post Sealing the Problems in Your Life appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
 

sealant, dental,

Brushing and teeth cleaning can only go so far when it comes to molars and preventing bacteria that create holes, or cavities, in our teeth. Another method that can be used to address holes/gaps in teeth is dental sealants. Sealants are the added protection your teeth may need to fight against bacteria causing cavities. Lifetime Family Dental in Gilbert, Arizona is a dental practice that also provide a range of cosmetic dentistry services to ensure great oral health for our patients.

What Are Sealants?

Sealants are essentially a raincoat for your teeth. They are a thin, protective coating bonded to the back molars of your teeth. Dental sealants are usually made from a type of plastic or dental material that helps reduce the risk of tooth decay and can keep cavities from forming in the hard to reach molars in your mouth. When the bacteria in your mouth combines with the leftover food particles, it produces acid that cause holes in your teeth. These holes are cavities and the sealant helps to stop the food particles and bacteria from sitting in your teeth.

Process of Sealants

The process of sealants being adhered to your teeth is pretty quick and painless. Your teeth will be cleaned and dried and then an acidic gel will be placed on your teeth creating a surface for the sealant to bond to. The gel will be rinsed off and then the sealant will be applied to the dried teeth and hardened with a specific dental curing light.

Lasting Quality of Sealants

Sealants are a great protection for your teeth and are long lasting. Having sealants done is also a quick and painless process. A well maintained sealant can last an individual several years before they would need to be reapplied.


Sealants are a great option for additional protection for your teeth from tooth decay and cavities. Over the long term it can save you time, money, and from pain. Contact us today to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and if dental sealants would be beneficial to your specific needs.

 

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (8/22/2017) Hamza Butt (Flickr)

The post Sealing the Problems in Your Life appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/sealing-problems-life/feed/ 0
Tongue Rings http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/1264/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/1264/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:00:02 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1264 Ever wonder why Dentists do not approve of tongue rings? A tongue ring can do major damage to your dental health. There are several ways that tongue rings affect your oral health and may potentially allow several health issues to arise. At Lifetime Family Dental, in Gilbert, Arizona, we have seen first hand the negative […]

The post Tongue Rings appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
Ever wonder why Dentists do not approve of tongue rings? A tongue ring can do major damage to your dental health. There are several ways that tongue rings affect your oral health and may potentially allow several health issues to arise. At Lifetime Family Dental, in Gilbert, Arizona, we have seen first hand the negative effects of tongue rings in which we then provide cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry to correct the negative results.

tongue, dental

Common Issues

There are several different types of tongue rings. The most common ring is a stud. Studs are the most versatile and come in varying colors and shapes such as stars, hearts, or triangles. Other types of piercings can be rings. These piercings are inserted through the main part of the tongue or through the thin membrane that connects the tongue to the bed of the mouth. These piercings are creating holes through major parts of the body which makes them vulnerable to consistent bacteria and germs. We have seen, first hand, some of the negative effects that are caused by tongue rings. These issues include:

  • *Broken/Chipped teeth
  • *Movement of Teeth
  • *Bacterial Infections
  • *Periodontal Disease
  • *Gum Recession
  • *Loss of One or More Teeth

Tongue rings and piercings come with a numerous concerns involving the bacteria that can create deeper issues.

Testimony

Lifetime Family Dental has been a part of treating the unfortunate effects of tongue rings. A recent patient was a 24 year old female who learned this lesson the hard way. Dr Norton began recognizing concerning signs in relation to the tongue ring in her semi annual check ups. He noticed gum recession and bone loss where he was advising the patient to take out her tongue ring in order to stop progression of the issues. Dr. Norton recommended a connective tissue graft to help stabilize her lower front teeth because the recession was wreaking havoc on the strength of her teeth. Unfortunately, the patient did not comply with treatment that was advised. What started as an easy fix ended up in the extraction of her two lower, front teeth and then putting implants in their place.

 

We believe that we can help you save time, money, and infections. To find out ways to protect and care for your tongue ring, if you do not want to take it out, contact us today! We know tongue rings can be a fun piercing to get but make an appointment to ensure that it is not affecting your dental health.

 

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (8/15/2017) Photo4jenifer (Flickr)

The post Tongue Rings appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/1264/feed/ 0
Dental Restorations http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/dental-restorations/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/dental-restorations/#respond Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:00:44 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1261 We know that dental health not only affects daily functions such as eating and speaking but also your smile. We at Lifetime Family Dental are passionate about general dentistry, which is focused on your overall oral health. That does not mean we are not excited about cosmetic dentistry, which provides you with the bright, beautiful […]

The post Dental Restorations appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
We know that dental health not only affects daily functions such as eating and speaking but also your smile. We at Lifetime Family Dental are passionate about general dentistry, which is focused on your overall oral health. That does not mean we are not excited about cosmetic dentistry, which provides you with the bright, beautiful smile you have always hoped for. For some it can be difficult to embrace their natural, beautiful smile when when they are not confident in the smile’s aesthetics.We want to help you become comfortable with your smile. We are conveniently located near downtown Gilbert, Arizona and are available to address all your dental restoration needs.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

When it comes to embracing a better oral health routine, as well as your beautiful smile, we offer full dental restoration. Restorative dentistry is the combination of oral health management and aesthetically pleasing services that improve the beauty of your smile.

dental

Types of Dental Restoration

There are many different types of dental restorations. Overall it includes addressing the wear and tear on your teeth such as chips, cracks, decayed, missing, or damaged teeth. Depending on your specific need for oral health services, Dr. Norton can perform one of the two types of dental restorations.
*Indirect: This scope of restoration includes services that are customized tooth replacements such as crowns, inlays, onlays, and covers. There are various types of materials used in these procedures including porcelain, tooth colored resin, and gold. This restoration consists of more than one office visit since it requires customized material molded in a lab to fit your teeth.
*Direct: This involves adhering material into the tooth directly and right away. This procedure can be completed within one office visit, due to the nature of it being a more immediate filling.
While these are the two main types of dental restorations, there are many different services within each aspect of dental restoration.

 

Lifetime Family Dental believes in the power of your smile, the ability to eat and speak in a way that does not hinder your daily functioning. Oral health is important for more than just your teeth, bones, and gums but also for your emotional health. Contact us today and let us provide dental restorations that will not only benefit your oral health but also your mental health as well.

 

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (8/15/2017) PACAF (Flickr)

The post Dental Restorations appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/dental-restorations/feed/ 0
In’s and Out’s of Inlays and Onlays http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/ins-outs-inlays-onlays/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/ins-outs-inlays-onlays/#respond Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:00:55 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1243 Inlays and Onlays, and the in’s and out’s. Now that’s a mouthful. A mouthful of fabulous cosmetic dentistry work to bring out a brighter, healthier, beautiful smile! Lifetime Family Dental wants to care for all your dental needs, whether it be crowns, bridges, cosmetic surgery, or inlays and onlays. We are your gentle dentists in […]

The post In’s and Out’s of Inlays and Onlays appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
Inlays and Onlays, and the in’s and out’s. Now that’s a mouthful. A mouthful of fabulous cosmetic dentistry work to bring out a brighter, healthier, beautiful smile! Lifetime Family Dental wants to care for all your dental needs, whether it be crowns, bridges, cosmetic surgery, or inlays and onlays. We are your gentle dentists in Gilbert Arizona, and here to partner with you to bring about the best smile you can hope for.

 

What is an Inlay/Onlay?

 

Inlays and Onlays are ways of dental restoration for your teeth, to build stronger, long lasting solutions to tooth decay and other damage. The inlays and onlays are an alternative to regular fillings by your dentist. While the fillings are molded into place in your teeth right in the office during the visit, the inlays and onlays need to be custom molded in a dental lab prior to adhering them in your teeth.

 

The difference between an inlay and an onlay is based upon where the damage of the tooth takes place. If the damage of the tooth is in the center of the tooth, the material gets bonded there and is therefore called an “inlay.” When the damage of the tooth occurs more on the points or on the overall biting surface, this is then called the “onlay.”

 

Inlays, dental, cosmetic

Benefits

 

As an alternative to regular dental fillings, inlays/onlays can are used for various reasons. Inlays/Onlays are a type of cosmetic dentistry that brings about major benefits that include:

*Stronger Tooth Structure: Due to them being a great fit for the tooth structure itself, it creates a deeper strength in the tooth and resistance to the decay.

*Superior Fit: With the material being custom fit to the tooth, it ensures the filling for the decay is adhered perfectly to your tooth and preserves as much healthy normal tooth structure as possible.

*Tooth Color: The material adhered to your tooth has a long lasting ability to hold it’s color.

*Easy Cleaning: With the inlays/onlays being a precise fit to your tooth, it allows for natural easy cleaning of your teeth without shrinking of the material or a full coverage option like a crown.

There are various benefits to choosing to do an inlay/onlay for your tooth decay or structural damage needs.

 

The best way to know what you need, or what will be most beneficial for your beautiful smile, visit Lifetime Family Dental in Gilbert, Arizona! We are here to help you with the most cost effective and gentle cosmetic dentistry services for your teeth.

 

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (7/03/2017) Thomas Morris (Flickr)

The post In’s and Out’s of Inlays and Onlays appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/ins-outs-inlays-onlays/feed/ 0
What is Cosmetic Surgery? http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/what-is-cosmeticsurgery/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/what-is-cosmeticsurgery/#respond Tue, 04 Jul 2017 15:00:21 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1241   Cosmetic surgery usually makes people think of plastic surgery. In a sense, there is a similarity. When looking to improve an aspect of your appearance, there is a similarity, but when we say cosmetic surgery we relate it to your teeth. Lifetime Family Dental provides excellent cosmetic surgery for all your dental needs in order […]

The post What is Cosmetic Surgery? appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
 

Cosmetic surgery usually makes people think of plastic surgery. In a sense, there is a similarity. When looking to improve an aspect of your appearance, there is a similarity, but when we say cosmetic surgery we relate it to your teeth. Lifetime Family Dental provides excellent cosmetic surgery for all your dental needs in order to produce the best and brightest smile you are going after. There are various aspects of cosmetic surgery and we are here to help you understand what those are.

 

cosmetic, surgery, dental

Cosmetic Surgery

 

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, like plastic surgery, it is a procedure that is non-essential, but focused upon improving your appearance. When pertaining to dentistry, cosmetic surgery includes any procedures that are done to improve the appearance of teeth, gums or bite. Although the focus may be for appearance, it can still help to improve functionality and the overall oral health of your mouth.

 

Types of Cosmetic Surgery

 

Cosmetic surgery or dentistry includes the process of either adding material to your teeth or removing material from your teeth. This can vary depending on the procedure, but overall, this type of dentistry is a reversible process. Cosmetic surgery tends to stay away from procedures that are irreversible. Some examples of cosmetic surgery include:

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Teeth Straightening
  • Bonding
  • Veneers
  • Bridges, dentures and implants
  • Crowns
  • Gum Grafts

These are some of the cosmetic surgery procedures that are done. The most common is teeth whitening. This can happen from over the counter products or through one visit with your friendly dentist.

 

Improvement of your smile may be that last thing on people’s minds. However, if you have concerns with showing your teeth when you smile, any embarrassment that rises, cosmetic surgery may be for you. It may seem like a little thing, but it is actually highly powerful. When you feel confident over your smile, confident to show your teeth, it boosts so many areas of your life. It can help you get promoted, get a job, build better relationships, and even just feel good about yourself. That in itself is worth it. Contact Lifetime Family Dental now to set up a consultation for cosmetic surgery.

 

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (7/03/2017) US Army Africa (Flickr)

The post What is Cosmetic Surgery? appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/what-is-cosmeticsurgery/feed/ 0
Your Guide to A Whiter Smile http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/guide-whiter-smile/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/guide-whiter-smile/#respond Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:24:22 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1232 Have you seen the movie stars or had friends that had brilliant white teeth that you couldn’t stop staring at? Have you ever wondered how they have such pearly whites and if it was possible for you to have the same? If you have, you are not alone. Many people wonder what is the best […]

The post Your Guide to A Whiter Smile appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
Have you seen the movie stars or had friends that had brilliant white teeth that you couldn’t stop staring at? Have you ever wondered how they have such pearly whites and if it was possible for you to have the same? If you have, you are not alone. Many people wonder what is the best way to a pearly white smile. Here at Lifetime Family Dental we want to help all of your cosmetic dentistry needs including teeth whitening.

 

whitening, cosmetic dentistry

 

Reasons for Whitening

There can be various reasons as to why someone may need teeth whitening. These are mainly due to habitual behaviors we all create. Some of the reason teeth become discolored may be:

-Coffee

-Black Tea

-Red Wine

-Berries and sweets

-Aging- enamel structure begins to weaken and discoloration happens easier.

-Tobacco

All of these items can become a habitual aspect in our lives. The regular use and occurrence of the above easily causes yellowing of your teeth overtime.

How Does Whitening Happen?

The process for whitening your teeth is fairly simple. It involves using whitening products that contain certain bleaching properties, hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These bleaching properties attack stains on your teeth by breaking them into smaller stains allowing a brighter smile to shine through. Whitening products may not work on all teeth such as crowns, bridges, or certain types of discoloration. It is best to contact your friendly dentist to see what is the best fit for your teeth brightening needs.

Steps You Can Take for a Whiter Smile

On top of utilizing the great professional whitening at your dentist, there are some tips to help you maintain or increase your brighter smile.

-Update your toothbrush. When the bristles wear out, it is unable to clean as well thus leaving stains to set longer.

-Brush your tongue. It allows you to get rid of bacteria that would rub off on your teeth and cause your teeth to continue to stain.

-Use mouthwash that has hydrogen peroxide in it to increase whitening.

-Eat raw fruits and veggies as they are healthy for you, but also a natural enamel cleaner.

 

Having a brighter, whiter smile can help you gain momentum in your job, relationships, or build self confidence. Find out today what you can do, and contact Lifetime Family Dental for all your cosmetic dentistry needs.

The post Your Guide to A Whiter Smile appeared first on Dentist in Gilbert, AZ | Lifetime Family Dental.

]]>
http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/guide-whiter-smile/feed/ 0