"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.
What you eat isn’t the only thing that can affect your teeth; your state of mind plays an important role, as well. Elevated stress levels can lead to dentally detrimental habits, and if proper care is not taken, irreversible damage can occur. To help you stay aware of how everyday worries can affect your teeth,… Read more »
As homage to the wide variety of food offered at the first Thanksgiving, many people’s tables will be laden with different kinds of meat, fruits, vegetables, sides, and desserts this year. The inevitable assault on your teeth is sure to raise at least a little dental health awareness, and we hope that you brush and… Read more »
Brown, yellow, or otherwise stained teeth may be perfect for the purpose of celebrating Halloween, but most people would not want their teeth to look so ghoulish after the festivities, or for any other part of the year, for that matter. Aside from fake teeth, your natural teeth are also exposed to quite a bit… Read more »
While you may not hear as much about gum disease as you do other maladies, it still remains one of the most widespread chronic infections among the human population. In the United States alone, nearly 75% of adults have gum disease of varying degrees, and the illness is the number one cause of adult tooth… Read more »
Can you imagine walking in for a dentist appointment and walking out that same day with a crown? That’s not how things worked in the past. In general, dental crowns took multiple appointments for making impressions, fitting you with an uncomfortable temporary crown, sending specifications to an outside source, bringing you back in for a… Read more »
Brushing and flossing your teeth are considered not negotiable if you want to have the best oral hygiene. Floss reaches the areas between teeth where the bristles of a toothbrush can’t fit. However, brushing twice a day, and flossing every day, is often neglected by people who are busy, tired, or just can’t seem to… Read more »
The formation of an abscess is common for patients of all ages, primarily those affected by tooth decay or gum disease. Building a wall around the infection, an abscess is actually one way the body attempts to protect itself from harm. Tooth Decay and Gum Disease Tooth decay and gum disease are both driving factors… Read more »
Tooth Replacement Security One of the biggest fears associated with dentures is the mortifying possibility of them falling out. Dentures are notorious for slipping or shifting during chewing or speaking. These dental restorations are often held by suction in your mouth or messy denture pastes. Dental implants alleviate these fears by securing your tooth replacement… Read more »
Roughly 26 million people suffer from diabetes, and approximately 25% of these people have not been diagnosed. Many people are unaware of the prevalent link between dental health complications and diabetes, so the doctors at Grinnell Street Dental would like to discuss this serious issue in today’s blog. Diabetes and Gum Disease Research suggests that… Read more »
One of the most fascinating details of dentistry is how your dental health can touch many aspects of your life. For instance, did you know that gum disease can have negative consequences for pregnancy, or that students’ grades have been linked to their oral health? Our Sheridan dentist, Dr. Coon, will explain how one oral… Read more »