Smile Design

What are Smile Makeovers?

Smile enhancement can range across the board from simple smile whitening to a complete smile makeover. Disfigurement can be due to dental disease, trauma or congenital conditions. Regardless of the extent of these conditions, the impact of a smile on someone’s life can be as significant to the individual as to those around them. One […]
Smile Design

What is Smile Design?

There is a lot of excitement these days in dentistry about smile enhancement, veneers and in general dental esthetics.  How do you know what is possible for your smile and what is Smile Design? Smile Design is a protocol of managing the shapes, contours and color of the teeth as they appear in a smile […]
Cosmetic Dentist

What is a Cosmetic Dentist?

Cosmetic Dentistry relates to those procedures and techniques that manage the appearance, function and health of an individual’s smile. The ancient Greeks taught us centuries ago that the foundation of aesthetics is essentially a reflection of the relative health of any system. If it is healthy in form and function, it will probably be deemed […]

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What is a Dawson Dentist? What is a Complete Care Dentist?

A Dawson dentist is one who has dedicated many hours of postgraduate education to learn how to care for patients at the highest ethical and professional level. A primary principle of Dawson dentistry is to do what is necessary to achieve long-term maintainable health and comfort as well as the creation and maintenance of a […]
How to Evaluate Dentist

Should You Trust Your Dentist?

Just like other medical professionals, dentists spend a considerable amount of time studying and learning to become dentists. Some even choose to do residencies after they finish dental school. Just with any profession, you will find dentists with varying levels of expertise, though. Some dentists have made very little effort to seek advanced continuing education […]
Why You Should Wear Mouth Guard

Do You Need an Occlusal Splint or Night Guard?

There is a good chance that someone you know is wearing a plastic appliance called an occlusal splint. Occlusal splints come in many different designs and are prescribed by your dentist for different but very specific reasons. The most common type of occlusal splint is called a permissive splint. This is an appliance that may be fitted to […]

What are Splayed Teeth?

Splayed teeth are an observed condition when the front teeth have an outward inclination. This usually results in spaces between the teeth. Teeth typically find themselves in a position in the mouth for very specific reasons. They are acted upon by a variety of forces that include the muscles of the lips and the tongue, […]

How a Bad Bite Relates to Different Dental Problems

Malocclusion (bad bite) is a problem in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing. The condition may also be referred to as an irregular bite, crossbite, or overbite. It is ironic that one of the most common dental disorders is also the most neglected.  The way the teeth fit […]
Worn down teeth

What is Occlusal Disease?

Occlusal disease is a destructive process that can result from a bite in which the teeth are not properly aligned. Forces are applied to the teeth every time they meet.  When the teeth are properly aligned, teeth, muscles, which work the jaw and the jaw joint, are designed to withstand these forces. But, when bite […]
Why You Should Wear Mouth Guard

Why Grinding and Clenching Your Teeth is a Problem

Everybody always asks what is bruxism and it’s basically just a fancy word for when you’re grinding or clenching your teeth together too much and too often. Next let’s talk about the signs or symptoms of bruxism. There are 4 very common signs or symptoms that most people can recognize in their own mouth or […]