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As parents, we are always trying to find the best products and solutions to protect our children’s health—especially when it comes to his or her oral hygiene. This video takes a closer look at the benefits of investing in the Invisalign system.
Invisalign is an excellent way for adults, children, and tweens to straighten their teeth and promote better oral hygiene. While many individuals think that Invisalign can only be used to correct minor dental problems, advanced technology now allows the Invisalign system to correct many of the malocclusions that were once only treated using metal braces. Watch the complete clip to learn what to expect from the treatment process and how to take care of your aligners.
You can get on the road to a straighter, healthier smile today by contacting the skilled dentists at Hillview Dental. Give our San Jose office a call at (408) 899-8955 to get started today, or visit us on the Web for more information.
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Most people will tell you that the color and condition of someone’s teeth is one of the first things they tend to notice about others. However, the things we do on a daily basis can have a significant impact on the color of your teeth. While there are a number of tooth-whitening products on the market, investing in a professional tooth whitening procedure with your cosmetic dentist offers a number of benefits. Continue reading to learn more.
Penetrates Deeper Stains
Most over-the-counter whitening products are designed to remove surface stains from the enamel or outer layer of your teeth. Professional whitening, on the other hand, has the ability to remove stains that are unresponsive to store-bought treatments, including those caused by drinking dark fluids, consuming darkly colored foods, excessive fluoride use, poor oral hygiene habits, and even the use of certain medications.
In addition to whitening your teeth much better than toothpastes, mouthwashes, and whitening strips, in-office whitening also tends to provide longer-lasting results. In this way, professional tooth whitening not improves the color of your teeth but can also help you save money in the long-run.
Reduced Risk of Complications
Many whitening toothpastes and bleaching strips use abrasive chemicals to remove stains. However, these chemicals can increase the risk of tooth sensitivity when eating sweet or sour foods, as well as while drinking hot or cold liquids. Whitening treatments performed by a professional dentist have a much lower risk of tooth sensitivity and therefore offer a much safer solution.
Here at Hillview Dental, our cosmetic dentists offer laser teeth whitening to reverse discolorations and create a brighter appearance. Our laser whitening treatments are fast, convenient, and extremely effective in removing stains due to dark sodas, coffee, red wine, smoking, and the natural aging process. Get on the road to a healthier, whiter smile today by calling our San Jose office at (408) 899-8955.
Last updated 8 days ago
When you’re expecting, keeping your mouth healthy becomes more important than ever. You may experience dental health changes brought on by hormonal increases. The health of your mouth can affect the health of your body—and your baby. Working together with your dentist will help ensure that you maintain a healthy mouth and a healthy pregnancy.
Prevent and Treat Gingivitis
The most common oral health issue faced by pregnant women is gingivitis, or gum disease. Gingivitis occurs when plaque builds up on teeth and hardens into tartar. This irritates the gums, leading to inflammation and infection. Women with gingivitis are more likely to deliver premature or underweight babies, so it’s important to take steps to prevent or treat pregnancy gingivitis. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. Visit your dentist for a professional cleaning to address tartar that your toothbrush cannot remove. If you notice that your gums are swollen, reddened, tender, or bleeding, call your dentist for an appointment to address your gingivitis in its early stages
Eat Foods Rich in Calcium
Pregnant women experience a loss of calcium, as their body uses up this mineral as the baby grows. Calcium is an essential component strong and healthy teeth, and having too little calcium in your body can lead to weakened teeth that are more susceptible to tooth decay. Decayed teeth can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss. Choose foods and drinks that are rich in calcium, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt, to replace lost calcium for stronger teeth. Regular brushing can remove plaque and help protect your teeth from decay. Talk to your doctor or dentist about taking calcium supplements if you are worried about your calcium intake.
Pregnancy is a wonderful and exciting experience for you and your family. Protect yourself and your baby by keeping your mouth at its healthiest during this time. Call Comfort Dental at (408) 899-8955 to get more information on oral care during pregnancy or to schedule a dental checkup. Click here to visit our website and learn more about our dentistry services in San Jose.
Last updated 14 days ago
Giving people your best smile is important no matter your age or gender. When you have a missing tooth, however, it may become difficult to project a confident smile. In the past, dentures or bridges were the only options for individuals with missing teeth. Fortunately, dental implants can now provide individuals with an alternative that addresses both their cosmetic and oral health needs. If you want your smile to gleam as it once did, consult your dentist about your options for a single-tooth dental implant.
Dental implants are generally comprised of three elements: the implant, abutment, and crown. The implant is the first component to be put into place. This device, which is made from strong titanium metal, is inserted into the jawbone. There it bonds with the surrounding bone structure, forming an artificial tooth root. Once the implant is sufficiently stabilized, the abutment is attached to it. This device provides a foundation upon which the crown lies. The crown, which looks like a natural tooth, is the final component of the implant structure.
A single-tooth implant allows individuals to enjoy a full smile again after having suffered an injury or disease that caused the removal of their natural tooth. This cosmetic benefit is a considerable reason why so many people undergo dental implant surgery. Dentists praise dental implants for their oral health advantages as well. The space left by a missing tooth can cause more damage than merely a flawed smile; it can lead to gum and bone deterioration, which may negatively impact nearby teeth. A single-tooth dental implant can halt this deterioration and safeguard a person’s remaining teeth.
Are you an eligible candidate for a single-tooth dental implant? To find out, consult your dentist. Prospective dental implant patients should also keep in mind that the entire process from implant insertion to crown attachment takes several months to ensure the best results.
Hillview Dental can help you smile again with ease. To schedule a consultation regarding your dental implant needs, call (408) 899-8955. Our full-service dentistry practice offers dental implants, root canal treatment, and veneer options for patients in the greater San Jose area.
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