"I've always been self-conscious of my smile. Throughout my life I can't remember a time when I didn't cover my mouth with my hand. I look at all my past pictures and see the closed mouth half smile. Now with my 'new smile' I can't help but show everyone. It's amazing what this has done for my life... more.
"For many years of my adult life I have been in the public eye and done many speaking engagements. I have never been happy with the way my smile looked. Consequently I wore a mustache, hoping that would help distract people from my smile. Finally, I decided to do something about it. I went to see Dr. Coon and he assured me that I could have a natural looking smile. I was hesitant but decided to go through with the full mouth restoration procedure... more.
A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home.
Tooth decay is a progressive disease, which means that it will continue to get worse until it is treated. Decay attacks the enamel of the tooth; in the early stage, it will appear as white spots on your enamel. Eventually the attack will lead to a cavity, which means that the decay has broken through… Read more »
A dental crown is permanent protection for a vulnerable tooth. A crown restores your tooth’s ability to bite and chew. It can restore the appearance of your smile, and depending on the location, may restore your ability to speak clearly. A crown offers protection to teeth that have been severely damaged from decay or injury…. Read more »
If you are missing even just one tooth, replacement is important. Missing teeth may cause bone loss in your jaw, increase your risk of losing more teeth, and cause your other teeth to shift placement. Replacing your tooth or multiple teeth can help to prevent some of these potential risks. When considering the options available… Read more »
Do you find yourself a bit shy when it comes to smiling? Do you dread taking pictures because you worry about that small chip on your front tooth? Do your teeth make you feel too insecure to smile confidently? Your smile should aid in your confidence not take away from it. Cosmetic dentistry may be… Read more »
The most important part of keeping your gums and teeth healthy is preventing problems before they arise. Both gum disease and tooth decay are among the most common chronic conditions that Americans face, and both gum disease and tooth decay can be prevented. Issues that come up can be treated early to prevent the issue… Read more »
Your dentist cares about keeping your entire mouth looking and feeling healthy, not just your teeth. This includes keeping your lips and gums healthy, too. Cold sores are blisters that erupt on the lips and cause irritation to your mouth. They can be painful, itchy, contagious, and embarrassing. Cold sores are caused by the herpes… Read more »
Does stress cause you to you clench your jaw during the day? Do you wake up with pain in your jaw or headaches almost every morning? You may be grinding your teeth while you sleep. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can cause damage to your teeth. It can cause frequent headaches. Grinding your teeth can… Read more »
Healthy choices and mindful eating improve your overall health, but they also make a big impact on your oral health. Your mouth is the entrance for the food and drink entering your body. Bad choices affect your mouth first before the rest of the body. Food and drink that are sugary or filled with carbohydrates… Read more »
Even with the most diligent oral hygiene and mindful eating and drinking, cavities can happen. Once a cavity has formed in your tooth, a small hole has been created in the enamel, the hard outer layer of the tooth. The decay will grow and the hole will get larger over time. If left untreated, the… Read more »
The goal of regular visits to your dentist for dental treatment is to keep your smile healthy and free of dental diseases like gingivitis or tooth decay. Although your overall oral health is top priority, it’s also important that you feel confident in your smile. Over time, your teeth can begin to stain after years… Read more »