"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.
Do you know that approximately 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year? It’s true, but unfortunately, it is not a problem that many people know about. Because oral cancer is often detected in the later stages, it has a higher mortality rate than that of other health problems, including several other forms… Read more »
Waiting for your dental restorations to be complete can disrupt your daily life. You have to schedule multiple appoints because tooth preparation and restoration placement are done separately. And you have to be careful when chewing and brushing because temporary restorations are not as sturdy as permanent ones. But CEREC technology allows the dentists at… Read more »
When it comes to your most-noticed physical feature- your smile- you don’t want to entrust it to just anyone. Choosing a cosmetic dentist is a big decision, and there are numerous factors to consider. You need to do your research to find out where the doctor went to school, what certifications they have, and what… Read more »
Of all the restorative and cosmetic dental procedures available, many patients are most familiar with dental fillings. Over the years, the composition of dental fillings has changed quite a big. If you had cavities when you were a child, it’s likely they were filled with dark amalgam fillings, which were initially developed from a combination… Read more »
For busy families on the go, sacrifices have to made. Maybe it’s a homemade meal occasionally, or switching off attending soccer games and dance recitals, but whatever the sacrifice, as a parent, it’s your responsibility to make sure your children are healthy, happy, and well taken care of.
That’s why going to the dentist can’t be one of the sacrifices you make when trying to juggle everyone’s schedules.
We’re the dentists at Grinnell Street Dental, and we’re here to help. How do we do this?
When you have a missing tooth, your smile, oral health, and self esteem can suffer. You may experience dietary restrictions, speaking difficulties, and jaw bone degeneration. Additionally, people who do not replace missing teeth are also at higher risk for losing more teeth in the next four to eight years.
Dental implants can restore missing teeth, as well as health and vitality to your smile.
Your best bet for keeping your mouth healthy between dental appointments is by having a thorough at-home dental hygiene habit that you stick to. Brushing and flossing are the cornerstones of dental hygiene. To begin, you need to use quality toothpaste.
The exact composition of different toothpastes may vary slightly, but, in general, toothpastes should include:
With the help of cosmetic dentistry, you have the option to transform your smile into one that you love and our proud to show off. While a renewed smile can have boost your self confidence and encourage you to flash a big grin more often, having a beautiful smile is more beneficial to you than you may have originally thought.
Studies have shown that your smile is the first thing others notice about you, making it the basis of the first impression you give off. Your smile can say a lot about you, including the way you take care of yourself, your level of success, and your overall image.
TMJ, short for temporomandibular joints, is a nickname for the small joints in front of each of your ears that attach your lower jaw to your skull. When working properly, these joints allow you to perform functions like opening and closing your mouth, chewing, speaking, and swallowing.
The functions of these joints have a large impact on your quality of life, but, unfortunately, TMJ disorder is a very common condition among adults. Headaches, migraines, earaches, and irritating conditions, such as a popping jaw, usually accompany TMJ disorder. If you have any of these symptoms, it’s possible that you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from TMJ disorder.