Posted on 1/3/2019 3:45 PM By Ron
It’s normal to get a little nervous about visiting the dentist, but for some people, the thought of receiving dental care is almost crippling. If you are someone who has dental anxiety, you may think you’ll never be able to visit the dentist without severe fear and discomfort. However, sedation dentistry may be the solution you’ve been hoping to find. It’s an effective option for most people who are afraid of receiving dental care and can make your appointment more relaxing and productive.
Sedation Dentistry Types
There are several different types of sedation dentistry offered at Brandon Complete Dental Care, including:
· Oral sedation
· Local anesthetic
· IV sedation
Oral sedation is meant to be taken orally before your appointment begins. It induces feelings of well-being and calmness ...
Posted on 12/6/2018 11:35 AM By Ron
It can be embarrassing to smile or talk to others when you have missing teeth, but did you know your oral health could also be negatively impacted by tooth loss? Here are three surprising ways missing teeth can impact your health, and why you may want to consider replacing your lost teeth with dental implants.
1. Changes to Your Bite
When you lose a tooth, it’s natural for the teeth around the empty tooth socket to shift toward the gap. Over time, the shifting of your teeth can cause your top and bottom teeth to fit together unnaturally. Bite changes can make it more difficult to eat and can even cause strain on your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). To keep your bite the way it is now, it’s important to have your missing teeth replaced as quickly as possible.
2. Bone Loss
Your jaw bone requires consistent stimulation to remain strong and healthy. Tooth roots provide stimulation to the jaw bon ...
Posted on 11/2/2018 11:20 AM By Ron
Thanksgiving is November 22nd this year, and you’re probably looking forward to visiting with family members and friends you haven’t seen in a while. If you’re looking for quick and effective ways to improve your appearance before the holiday arrives, you’re in luck. Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most effective ways to brighten your smile and boost your self-esteem. It’s also a very quick procedure, which means you can have a noticeably more attractive smile in time for Thanksgiving celebrations.
What To Expect From the Process
Professional teeth whitening is different from at-home whitening with over-the-counter kits in a few key ways. Here are some of the benefits professional whitening from a skilled prosthodontist can offer:
· Rapid results
· Consistent outcomes
· Minimal discomfor ...
Posted on 10/1/2018 4:56 PM By Ron
If you’re looking to make the most of the fall season, it’s time to get those dental implants you’ve been thinking about since your last conversation with your periodontist. Missing teeth not only change the shape of your smile this fall, they can cause permanent changes you’ll notice in photos for years to come. Make the most of your fall smile by scheduling in an appointment to talk about your implant needs and the timeline to get them placed.
Advantages to Implants
Most patients who are considering implants for partial tooth replacements also have the option of using bride work to span the gap. Bridges provide patients a great looking smile, but they do have a couple disadvantages that have made implants more attractive for many patients:
· Dental implants are permanent, bridges need to be replaced
· The titanium anchors on implants make them stronger
· & ...
Posted on 9/6/2018 3:03 PM By Ron
Summer is the season for beach trips, picnics and plenty of other picture-worthy excursions. You do not want to be the only person in the photograph with a closed mouth. Luckily, people who are self-conscious of their smiles can take advantage of a professional teeth whitening treatment.
Make Better First Impressions
Smiling can make you come across as more sincere, attractive and confident. When meeting someone for the first time, you should feel free to let your pearly whites shine. From job interviews to first dates, it always works to your advantage to appear friendly instead of standoffish.
Attain a Brighter Smile Faster
While there are over-the-counter methods to whiten teeth, you will be better off getting a professional teeth whitening treatment from our experienced dentist. It takes weeks for over-the-counter products to show any results. With an in-office treatment, you can brighten your teeth in just under an hour and enjoy an immediate difference.
Improve Your Mood
When you are o ...
Posted on 7/9/2018 11:13 AM By Ron
Learn the benefits of treating sleep apnea. Schedule an appointment with our prosthodontist today!