Seeing Notable Improvements From At-Home Whitening Kits

Many people are under the impression that if they want professional cosmetic dental improvements, they have to undergo a treatment at the dentist’s office. What you should know is that your dentist can help you enjoy a significantly whiter smile with a whitening kit you can use in the comfort of your own home. Many people enjoy the greater convenience that comes with performing their whitening treatments on their own time. Of course, they can also be thrilled to see how their teeth can become many shades whiter in just seven to ten days. You can learn more about your cosmetic dental options by setting an appointment with your dentist. (more…)

Enjoy Better Oral Care During Checkups, And At Home

How concerned are you that you might have a cavity at this moment? Patients can sometimes believe that because they have no ongoing discomfort in a tooth, they must be free of problems. What you should know is that when a cavity first forms, you may not realize that something is wrong. If you want to make sure your smile is in good condition, make sure you are keeping up with regular dental checkups. At every checkup, you enjoy an important routine dental cleaning, while also having your smile checked for any possible problems. In between visits, you can improve on your cavity defense by making positive changes to your diet, and taking care to clean your teeth thoroughly. (more…)

The Real Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Most people who develop cavities can have them treated with a custom tooth filling, saving their tooth while eliminating the resulting toothache. However, not every filling is the same, and in most cases, the most beneficial option is a tooth-colored filling made from composite resin. Unlike traditional metal fillings, tooth-colored ones are designed specifically to blend in with the surrounding structure of your tooth. While this offers a significant advantage when it comes to preserving your smile’s cosmetic appeal, it also provides a number of other benefits for your overall oral health. (more…)

3 Things To Watch Out For When You Have A Dental Crown

If you have a dental crown, you should be able to count on a level of support that allows you to feel fully confident that your tooth is protected. After all, the aim of any restorative dental treatment is to return your smile to good condition, and that means enjoying real functional support. Thanks to the use of modern materials, your crown can also be a great esthetic fit with your smile. While these restorations are designed to last for many years, problems can occur. If you want to make sure your crown is effectively protecting your vulnerable tooth, pay attention to signs that might indicate a problem. During routine dental checkups, your dentist is able to check for any signs that you might need to replace an existing restoration. (more…)

Address Flaws In One Visit With Bonding And Contouring

If you are tired of seeing the effect a damaged, misshapen, or otherwise flawed tooth is having on your smile, you may be ready to discuss cosmetic dental work with your dentist. The goal of any cosmetic treatment is straightforward – fix whatever issue (or issues) might be interfering with your appearance. If you have a problem with the condition of a tooth, or several teeth, you may be concerned about what it will take to make improvements that last. Many patients can be excited to discover that a bonding and contouring treatment can lead to major changes after just a single appointment! (more…)

Check Out The Flea Market At The Fairgounds Jan 6-7

From Saturday, January 6 through Sunday, January 7, the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines will run a special flea market event! The Flea Market At The Fairgrounds event will bring in a wide range of vendors, who can provide shoppers with hard to find vintage, antique, and handmade items. This can be ideal for collectors looking for that one particular item, but it can be terrific fun for anyone just interested in seeing what might be available. The event is free to enter, and the market will be in operation from 9 am until 4 pm on both days. (more…)

Make A Resolution To Avoid Cavities In 2018

When you practice smart preventive dental care at home, and attend routine dental checkups, you can seriously improve your chances of avoiding cavities in 2018. Cavities form because of harm oral bacteria can cause to teeth. To limit your risk for damages, effective brushing and flossing are crucial. After all, if you consistently fail to clean certain areas of teeth, they can be under continued attack. Paying attention to your diet, and keeping your sugar consumption to stricter limits, will lower your risk, as sugar leads to the production of acids by bacteria. Combining at-home and professional care offers you a terrific chance to stop worrying problems from forming. (more…)

Enjoy A Remarkable Smile Improvement With Porcelain Veneers

There are many different issues that can have a negative effect on how you look when you smile. The color of your teeth can certainly affect your appearance, but problems with the condition and shape of teeth, or the presence of dental damage, can also create trouble. If you want to find a way to address esthetic problems like these, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. This approach to cosmetic dental work can provide big changes, as you can address many different problems with this one treatment. Once placed, veneers will be able to give you major smile improvements that last for many years. (more…)

Enjoying Dedicated Oral Care At Your Routine Checkup

You and your dentist share a particular goal – to keep your smile in the best possible condition. You can contribute to these efforts by practicing smart care at home on a daily basis. Brushing and flossing regularly will help you stop the progression of tooth decay into a cavity. You can also defend your smile by limiting harmful products like sugar, and lowering your risk for poor dental health. So how does your dentist contribute to your fight to prevent oral health concerns? During routine dental exams, they make sure you enjoy a careful review of your smile, and a thorough cleaning of your teeth. By performing these tasks on a recurring basis, they can help you keep your smile in better care. (more…)

Catch The Final Holiday Trunk Show Of The Season Dec. 23

There are just two chances left for families to visit the Holiday Trunk Show, and take advantage of the many offerings available. Saturday, December 16’s event will feature Louise Mcilhon, an owner/partner of the Gallery 218 shop. You can find an assortment of interesting jewelry pieces available. On the final show, which takes place Saturday, December 23, the Holiday Trunk Show will feature Sarah McCoy, who owns The Permanent Collection Letterpress And Design. This will be your chance to find great savings on many unique prints. (more…)