"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.
Daily flossing is required for healthy teeth. Thorough flossing removes the plaque and food debris that your toothbrush may not. It also increases blood circulation in your gums to help prevent gum disease. Flossing is a crucial component for a healthy smile, but it has a fair share of interesting facts, as well. Here are… Read more »
As a baby, you learn to smile by mimicking the expressions of others. When you smile, your body sends a message to your brain that makes you and others feel good. A smile is generally defined as an upturning of the lips, but you form different versions of your smile depending on your mood and… Read more »
Your entire life, you’ve been told that it’s important to brush and floss your teeth, but why? Why are both dental hygiene measures necessary to maintain a healthy and bacteria free mouth? The truth is, brushing your teeth only does half of the job. Yes, brushing your teeth thoroughly can remove plaque and bacteria from… Read more »
As cosmetic and restorative dentists, Drs. Cody, Justin, and Donald Coon know the importance of a beautiful, fully functional smile. As dental caregivers, they know the importance of having a healthy smile. That’s why they provide their patients with more than just cosmetic and restorative care at their dental practice in Sheridan, Wyoming. From routine… Read more »
If you’re diabetic, it’s even more important for you to be in good oral health. Gum disease affects 80 percent of American adults, and you may not know you have it. Gum disease, clinically known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection of the mouth. In the early stages, symptoms may not be noticeable. However,… Read more »
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?