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21Jul

Our Glendale dentists are here to help all of our patients achieve smiles that they love and are proud to show off. Some aesthetic treatments are multi-phased and deliver results over months or years. Alternatively, there are other treatments that refresh the appearance of your smile quickly. Keep reading to learn more!

Get A Professional Cleaning

Before you start aesthetic treatment, take the time to complete a professional cleaning. Many patients are surprised at just how much better their smiles look and feel after a thorough cleaning. Plaque and tartar can create dark or yellow spots on your smile; an in-office cleaning clears away dental debris and bacteria.

Use Tooth Whitening Formulations

Over-the-counter whitening products, like white strips and toothpastes, can incrementally improve the brightness of your smile. If you want to lighten your dental enamel by several shades, professional whitening treatment—which uses a highly concentrated stain-fighting formulation—delivers same day results. It is possible to whiten teeth by several shades after just one appointment.

Consider Dental Bonding

Bonding is an incredibly versatile treatment that is used in both restorative and cosmetic situations. The bonding process involves our dental team placing custom-shaded composite resin on your existing tooth structure. We shape and refine the resin, and then cure it so that it hardens and bonds to your enamel. With bonding you can close gaps between teeth, resurface unsightly enamel, repair cracks and chips, and even make your smile appear straighter.

As you can see, you don’t need to devote a ton of time or money in order to improve the appearance of your smile. Our Glendale dental team is here to answer any questions that you may have, and to help you get started with a personal consultation. We look forward to speaking with you! 

07Jul

Invisalign is truly a state-of-the-art treatment protocol, that perfects a patient’s dental alignment without using any metal or abrasive brackets. This has become a go-to treatment for patients of many ages. So, today our Glendale Invisalign dentists are answering a few commonly asked questions about this orthodontic option.

Q: What are Invisalign aligners made of?

A: These aligners are crafted from smooth, clear plastic resin. Because they are clear, your teeth are not obscured by metal brackets or wires. By using this innovative material, our team can help you achieve your dream smile in the most discrete way possible.

Q: How do I care for my smile during treatment?

A: Another advantage of using Invisalign is that it is easy and straightforward to maintain your oral health throughout the treatment process. Invisalign aligners are completely removable; you’ll actually take them out when you eat, drink anything other than water, and clean your smile.

While your aligners are out of your mouth you can floss, brush, and rinse your smile as you normally do. You’ll also take a moment to clean the aligners itself. When you choose Invisalign you don’t have to worry about plaque and tartar building up around metal brackets or wires.

Q: How long does it take to see results?

A: Invisalign treatment generally takes between 12 to 18 months to complete. However, you will notice a change in your dental alignment after just a few months. Thanks to Invisalign’s clear aligners, you will be able to see how much straighter your smile is becoming, month by month.

Whether you are interested in straightening your smile for health reasons, cosmetic results, or some combination of the two, our Glendale Invisalign dentists are here to help. Don’t hesitate to give our office a call, or use the Contact Us page on our site. 

23Jun

The same harmful oral bacteria that cause cavities can, over time, infect oral tissues as well. These infections are classified as either gum disease or periodontal disease, depending on the severity of the infection. Keep reading to learn more from our Glendale dentists

The Basics of Gum Disease

When bacteria are able to infiltrate your oral tissues, the resulting infection is referred to as gum disease. If gum disease is left unchecked, it will intensify into periodontal disease. Both early-stage gum disease and periodontal disease can create unwanted symptoms like bad breath, sore gum tissue, and bleeding gums.

Related Dental Damage

If you are dealing with gum disease, then the harmful oral bacteria in your mouth are already starting to undermine the health of your smile. Gum disease can spread to the connective tissues that keep your teeth in place, and even to your jawbone tissue. Once the infection spreads, you may find that your teeth feel somewhat loose and are shifting along your gumline. In serious cases, gum disease results in tooth loss and jawbone deterioration. That is why it is so important to treat gum disease as promptly as possible

Improve Oral Hygiene For Gum Health

The primary thing that we need to do in order to treat gum disease is to minimize oral bacteria. The process begins with a through professional cleaning so that our team can clean plaque and tartar from your smile. Our Glendale dentists may also recommend that you tweak your at-home oral hygiene routine to maximize its efficacy; using a Waterpik or incorporating a mouth rinse into your daily schedule, can make a big difference.

If you are dealing with a severe, entrenched infection, our team will remove the diseased tissue in order to give your mouth a chance to heal. You may also benefit from gum grafts to build-up lost tissue.

No matter what kind of shape your smile is in today, we can help you maintain oral health for years to come!