cosmetic dentistry Weston

Valentines Day Tips from Weston Florida’s Top Cosmetic Dentist

To most of us Valentines Day means flowers, candy, kissing and maybe even a glass of red wine or two. There’s no doubt your mouth plays a featured role in this holiday. Here are a few tips to make sure you are ready for the big day.

Give Flowers Not Cavities

As a kid you probably heard on the playground that you could get “couties” from kissing. While you may have changed your opinion of kissing as an adult that childhood advice wasn’t entirely wrong.  Kissing can stimulates saliva, which can actually help you to fight cavities. But if your Valentine has poor dental health, you run the risk of getting unwanted germs. If they have bacteria in their mouth that causes them cavities it can spread to you. Make sure your sweetheart is brushing twice daily and that they only give you flowers or candy not cavities this Valentine’s Day.

Take a Breath

Nobody wants bad breath especially when you are getting up close for Valentine’s Day. Bacteria is a big cause of bad breath. Of course regular brushing and flossing is essential for fresh breath but it’s sometimes not enough. After a romantic meal you can always use an ADA approved over the counter mouthwash or sugarless gum to help freshen up.

Whiten Up You Smile

There is nothing less attractive then yellow stained teeth. Valentines’ Day is a good time to think about teeth whitening. Many stains are underneath the enamel and the only effective method to reach them is having a cosmetic dentist apply a special product.

At our office, two systems are used:

  • ZOOM: This technique is a teeth bleaching accomplished in the dentist’s chair. Lips and gums are protected, and the ZOOM gel is applied to the teeth. The procedure involves three applications with a 15-minute wait time between each. Results can be dramatic.
  • Opalescence: This process is very similar except no light is used. The lips and gums are protected then the gel is applied to each tooth. Wait time is 20 minutes between applications rather than 15 but only two applications are required.

Be Sweet But Not Too Sweet

If you are giving chocolate this year remember, chocolate is good but dark chocolate is even better. Most people love it and it can be cleaned off teeth easier than most other candy. If your are giving sweets offer dark chocolate it has less sugar than milk chocolate.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Cosmetic Dentistry Weston : Teeth Whitening : Restorative

In Weston Cosmetic Dentistry is About More Than Great Smiles

We’ve found that most of our Weston patients believe that cosmetic dentistry is a purely elective procedure designed for esthetic purposes only. While some cosmetic dentistry does focus on perfecting a smile, there are many procedures that are classified as cosmetic that actually have a restorative function.

For example composite fillings, crowns and bridges are all classified as cosmetic dentistry but the all play an important restorative role. The procedures improve the look of the teeth but they also bring the teeth back to a healthy condition that allows them to function more efficiently.

Composite fillings replace decayed areas of the tooth with a material that is tooth colored rather than silver. Yes this makes the tooth appear more natural so you can call it cosmetic but it also performs the same restorative function as a traditional filling. Crowns strengthen cracked teeth and bridges replace missing teeth both important restorative procedures.

Speaking of Smiles – Cosmetic Dentistry Options

A beautiful smile is not only attractive it builds self-confidence. To get that perfect smile cosmetic dentistry offers teeth whitening, bonding and veneers to brighten a smile and cover imperfections.

Cosmetic dentistry is a special dental practice and you only want it performed by an experienced and qualified dentist. For over 25 years Dr. Pyle has been on the cutting edge of cosmetic dentistry and is up to date on the latest technologies. Our office provides the latest in porcelain materials, tooth colored fillings and the ZOOM! teeth whitening system, a non-invasive technology that brightens teeth quickly and painlessly.

If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, give us a call or ask Dr. Pyle on your next visit to our Weston dental office. Read More: