"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.
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.
The dentists at Grinnell Street Dental are unique. Not only are they family dentists, but they’re also a family of dentists.
We’re Dr. Coon, Dr. Coon, and Dr. Coon…seriously! Our father-and-two-son team is dedicated to giving patients of all ages quality dental care, and part of that means making sure that you’re comfortable in our dental office.
Any good relationship begins with an introduction, so allow us to introduce ourselves.
The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to give you a complete, beautiful, natural-looking smile, and we take that task very seriously at Grinnell Street Dental.
A large portion of cosmetic dentistry isn’t actually cosmetic, believe it or not. Often, restorative dental procedures are all you need to get a great-looking grin that you are proud to show off. Missing teeth make a smile unattractive, but they also can cause problems with the functionality of your mouth. You may have problems with chewing and speaking, and your remaining teeth may shift to compensate for the missing teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry is really amazing. With today’s modern technology, you can get a brand new, beautiful smile without any surgery in just one day. We offer a number of cosmetic dental procedures at Grinnell Street Dental, but there is one procedure that seems to be a great fit for people with all kinds of cosmetic dental needs.
This procedure is porcelain veneers, and it is often referred to as the smile makeover procedure. Porcelain veneers are the most conservative esthetic restorations available in dentistry today. If you have stained or discolored, gapped, unevenly spaced, short or stubby, or crooked teeth, porcelain veneers could give you the smile you have been dreaming of.