"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.
Cavities are a common reason for sensitive teeth. They are a nuisance no matter the season, but during the warm months of summer, simple pleasures such as a refreshing glass of iced tea or lemonade can provide you as much discomfort as nourishment. Although Dr. Coon can ease your tooth sensitivity by treating its source,… Read more »
You use your toothbrush every day because you know how important it is to keep your teeth clean. You also know that proper oral hygiene prevents cavities, plaque buildup, and gum disease. If you brush twice a day for two minutes each time, you will spend about 24 hours per year brushing your teeth. As… Read more »
A UK study found that six of ten people over 55 wish they had better cared for their teeth early in life. While this study was conducted across the pond, so to speak, we know that half of Americans don’t visit the dentist each year, and only 12% of us floss daily. The American Dental… Read more »
At Grinnell Street Dental, we pride ourselves on offering comprehensive dental care to you and your family. From correcting crooked teeth to brightening a yellowed smile, our dental services address many cosmetic and restorative dental concerns. With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, give Dad the gift of knowing that his family’s oral health is… Read more »
The annual celebration of life known as National Cancer Survivors Day took place this past Sunday. Inspired by this joyous event, your Sheridan dentists are raising awareness about oral cancer. Protect yourself by knowing the facts about this dangerous disease that claims the lives of 8,000 Americans each year. Risk Factors for Oral Cancer Oral… Read more »
Almost everyone is familiar with the common pregnancy precautions of avoiding alcohol, eating healthy, and taking prenatal vitamins. What many people don’t realize, however, is that some dental precautions that should be kept in mind as well. Your Sheridan dentists, Dr. Donald Coon, Dr. Justin Coon, and Dr. Cody Coon, explain the importance of prenatal… Read more »
Stuttering is a speech impediment that affects millions of people, from small children to adults. Those who stutter often feel embarrassed in social situations where a lot of speaking is necessary because they can be subjected to ridicule. That is why groups such as the National Stuttering Association and The Stuttering Foundation were founded. They… Read more »
Gum disease is a common yet often misunderstood illness. According the American Academy of Periodontology, up to 80% of the population in the United States will develop some form of gum disease. Periodontal disease ranges from mild and reversible to severe and chronic. Dr. Donald Coon, Dr. Justin Coon, and Dr. Cody Coon dispel some… Read more »
Veneers Started in Hollywood The first porcelain veneers were made in the early 1900’s. They were typically used for actors in Hollywood who needed to change the appearance of their smile. These veneers were temporary and would fall off in a matter of days. Now, porcelain veneers can last for decades with thorough oral hygiene…. Read more »
Why is replacing a missing tooth important? Missing teeth create a domino effect of oral health problems. All of your teeth are placeholders in your smile. Each tooth has a specific function and is shaped and located specifically for that purpose. When the tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth can become unstable in their positions…. Read more »