This time of year is typically packed with important events like prom, graduation, and weddings. Especially now that the coronavirus vaccine is available, everyone is bursting to celebrate good times again. But, during quarantine, has the appearance of your teeth been neglected? Is your smile ready to make its debut at these events? Being on lockdown and wearing masks for so long might have taken its toll on you and your pearly whites. Perhaps you haven’t been as diligent in keeping your smile bright as you normally would because who is going to see it? Now that things are returning closer to normal, and masks are coming off, it’s time to address your teeth’s discoloration. But wait! Before we delve into your teeth whitening and smile improvement options in this month’s newsletter, we thought we’d share a glimpse at some of the great results we regularly achieve for our patients with some real before and after photos!
You don’t have to make drastic changes to your teeth in order to achieve a stunningly beautiful smile. In many cases, simply removing stains is enough to showcase your confidence. Although store-bought whiteners claim to brighten your smile, they often only make two or three shades’ worth of difference, whereas professional grade whitening treatment can whiten your teeth by as many as eight to ten shades!
Whiten Now, Smile Later
As restrictions become more relaxed, certain events will become possible again. Start thinking ahead for your smile now so that you’re not worried about how your teeth will look at that special event. With a little planning ahead of time, you can be prepared to participate in these once-in-a-lifetime moments with complete confidence.
Make Lifelong Memories
They say you only live once, and that is certainly true when it comes to certain special events. When you go to your high school prom and graduation, the last thing you should be worried about is whether anyone will notice your yellow teeth and hiding them from view. Instead, you can truly enjoy your moment to shine with a radiant smile.
Ultimately, this year will already be pretty memorable because of the pandemic. However, you can also make some amazing positive memories this year too. When you look back on your prom, graduation, or wedding, you may or may not come to regret your hairstyle or fashion choices in your photos of the event, but you’ll never regret having a brilliant smile!
One of the many perks of Invisalign treatment is that the discreet trays deliver results in an average of just 12 months! So, it can be discouraging when you fall off-track with your timeline, requiring more time and money spent on braces. If your teeth aren’t “tracking” properly, don’t get discouraged. Instead, keep reading for a few must-know tips to help get you back on track.
You’re a planner. You like to look ahead and have an idea of what to expect. As you look at the next couple of years, you see that now may be a good time to finally address your crooked teeth and get braces. But how long will treatment take? Because each case and every smile are unique, you need to be evaluated by an orthodontist to know your braces treatment time.
Many patients are in braces for two or three years. However, there are some factors that can make treatment longer or shorter. Read on to learn more about these factors and how you can get a perfectly straight smile as efficiently as possible.
We are happy to welcome Lauren Cullinane to our team. As a dental assistant, she brings 20 years of experience with all kinds of patients, including children and those with special needs. In her travels, she has learned Farsi and can cook authentic Persian food. We’re excited to have her onboard!
Did you know that we do more than just check for oral health issues? During your routine preventive appointments, we take the time to conduct a couple of quick health screenings too.
In addition to looking for tooth decay and gum disease, we look for potential signs of oral cancer, which kills on average one American every hour every day. When found and treated early, this form of cancer has a survival rate of 90 percent! We perform this screening every six months in hopes of catching this disease and saving the lives of those affected.
During your appointment with Brooks Dental, you’ll also be screened for sleep apnea, a condition that disrupts breathing. Our dental office screens for this condition because it is often the result of facial tissues blocking the airway. Without treatment, sleep apnea can lead to fatigue, inability to focus or remember, high blood pressure, or even a cardiovascular event. By addressing sleep apnea with a simple oral appliance, you can improve your quality of sleep and your overall health.
We strive to do our part in keeping you and your smile healthy, but we can’t help you if you’re not coming in to our office for your health and wellness checkups regularly. We invite to start this healthy habit so that you can smile for many more years to come.
Our wonderful Dr. Julianne C. Doyle has recently changed her name to Julianne D. Bruno. We wanted to make you aware of the change. She hopes to see you in person soon and provide the same great care that you are accustomed to at Brooks Dental.
When embarrassed by crooked or gapped teeth, it can be difficult going to work or school; however, once you undergo the necessary orthodontic treatment to repair and rebuild your smile, having straight teeth can help you to feel more beautiful than before. But it’s not only your aesthetics that will benefit from this change. A local dentist explains how your overall health can be positively impacted by your decision to straighten your pearly whites.
For Valentine’s Day this year, you want to plan a special night for your partner. After everything you two have been through together, it’s time to celebrate your love. While a candle-lit dinner with roses may be a romantic gesture, if you have chronic snoring, what your partner may really need and appreciate is a peaceful night’s rest. Now is the perfect time to finally address your sleep apnea and allow you both to recharge as a couple.
From shopping for the perfect gift to making everyone’s favorite dishes, your stress levels may climb to an all-time high this holiday season. In this situation, quality sleep becomes even more important than usual. If you are dealing with sleep apnea during the holidays, you need to do everything you can to ensure that you and your partner are getting the rest you need to take on whatever comes your way. Here are some ways you can enjoy silent nights and fun-filled days ahead.
The ADA recommends that all dentists should be screening for sleep related disorders (view the full story here). At Brooks Dental, we aren’t just concerned about your teeth and your smile. We aim to improve your overall health. As a prime example, we offer sleep apnea therapy, which can have an effect on your total wellness. This condition isn’t typically considered a traditional “dental issue,” but we are able to address this issue and potentially save lives.