"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.
Your oral health is not limited to what is inside your mouth. Your dentist can help you with your teeth and gums, but the outside of your mouth can be treated, too. The weather of fall and winter can be a trigger for cold sore breakouts. The dry weather outside and the dry heat inside… Read more »
November is National Diabetes Month in the United States and today, November 14th, is World Diabetes Day. The purpose of both the month and the day is to bring awareness to Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. The dental team here in Sheridan, WY wants to take this opportunity to educate you on the… Read more »
Grinding your teeth is an unconscious habit for many people. It can happen because of stress and a clenched jaw. It can happen because of an improperly aligned bite. It usually happens while you are sleeping at night. Whatever the reason of habitual teeth-grinding (a condition also known as bruxism), it can cause damage to… Read more »
Porcelain veneers have a reputation of being Hollywood and cookie-cutter, but that reputation does not give the full picture. Porcelain veneers can transform a smile into a unique, natural-looking smile fit just for you. So, how do you know if porcelain veneers are right for you? The first step is talk to your dentist. The… Read more »
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss. That is because it is an incredibly common condition that often goes unchecked to the point of severity. Despite being a common condition, gum disease is actually preventable. Vigilant oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings can help keep gum disease at… Read more »
Chronic pain can be frustrating, annoying, debilitating, and well, painful. It can be particularly frustrating when the cause of the pain is unknown. If you consistently have pain in your jaw, you could be facing TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. The chronic pain is not limited to your jaw, as TMJ disorder can cause chronic headaches,… Read more »
There is a common misconception that crooked, misaligned teeth only affect the appearance. Therefore many people think that if they don’t mind not having straight teeth then there is no reason to bother with them. The fact of the matter is that crooked teeth can be at a higher risk of oral health problems, which… Read more »
October is National Dental Hygiene Month and to celebrate we will be spreading awareness about why dental hygiene is important. A strong hygiene routine can keep your teeth healthy and your smile lasting a lifetime. Ignoring dental hygiene can result in risky problems that cause a lot of pain both in your body and your… Read more »
A clicking jaw can be unsettling especially when it happens often. It can be especially unsettling if it is accompanied by pain or other symptoms like grinding or constant headaches. While it can be a one-time or seldom-time annoyance, your jaw clicking can also be a sign of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. It is important… Read more »
Breaking a tooth can be a shocking experience. Depending on the extent of the damage, it can be painful and/or scary. In most situations, it is a good idea to get into see your dentist as soon as possible. If you are in Sheridan, WY, your dental team at Grinnell Street Dental can be there… Read more »