May is National Smile Month

May 16th begins National Smile Month, a national campaign to promote good oral health in children and adults. Here are some key points from nationalsmilemonth.org to maintain a health smile:

  • Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
  • Visit your dentist regularly.
  • Change your toothbrush every two to three months or sooner if it becomes worn.
  • Clean in between your teeth at least once a day using floss.
  • If you are nervous about visiting the dentist, make sure they are aware of why so they can improve your treatment.

A great smile can improve your self-confidence, create a positive mind set and can change not only your mouth, but your body too.

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We at Brogdon Dental want you to get your smile on. Call us today to make an appointment.

 

 

Brighter Smiles

With Spring in the air, photo opportunities abound.  Whether it be the prom, a wedding, a new baby or just a family gathering, you want to look your best for any situation and part of that is your smile.

Have you considered teeth whitening?  One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. A brighter, whiter smile will make you feel better about yourself and sitting in on those photos. If chipped, stained, or crooked teeth are hiding the real you, it’s time for a smile makeover. A beautiful smile can enhance your life every day, both professionally and socially.

What about cosmetic dentistry? Have you put it off thinking it was going to be a big ordeal?Unlike plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry isn’t a major operation. Imagine coming in for a single appointment or two with Dr. Brogdon and emerging with the smile you’ve always dreamed of…with no pain, no strain, no time taken away from your busy life. The results are immediate and dramatic.

Call us today for a consultation or just to schedule a whitening session. We want you to feel good about yourself and look good for all those occasions you want to smile about!

Veneers and You

Have you ever considered veneers? If you have and wonder exactly what they are, according to WebMD:

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

Do you think you are a candidate for veneers? You might want veneers if you have discolored teeth, teeth that are worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth, or teeth with gaps between them.

Getting veneers usually requires around 3 trips to your dentist. One for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers.  Veneers generally last between 5 and 10 years. After that time, most veneers need to be replaced and there is no special care involved with your veneers, just continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing as you normally would.

What are some of the advantages of veneers?

  • They provide a natural tooth appearance.
  • Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
  • The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
  • Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape; veneers generally don’t require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.

If you feel you might be interested in veneers, give us a call at Brogdon Dental.  Dr. Brogdon can discuss the pros and cons associated with veneers and you can decide if this procedure is for you.

Smiling Testimonials!

From time to time we want to spotlight some of our patients and include their testimonials. This month’s patient is Keeli Crewe. Mrs. Crewe has been a patient of ours for a number of years and this is what she had to say…

I’ve always been a happy, smiley person, but now I really like my smile. Before Dr. Brogdon did my veneers, my teeth were small and discolored (from genetics and medicine I took as a kid). Dr. Brogdon reshaped my smile with his artistic skill, genuine love for his field and continuing education. He used the latest materials and technology and my teeth are much brighter. Dr. Joe B. Brogdon has always been my DDS of choice for dental care and hygiene, but he can do so much more for your teeth and smile. Consult with him on your next appointment to learn ways improve yours – I’m happy and smiling that I did!

Keeli Crewe showing her wonderful smile!

Keeli Crewe showing her wonderful smile!

If you want to have a happy smile like Keeli, we can help.  Give us a call today at Brogdon Dental and let us show you how you can smile and be happy too.

A new kind of Braces

Do you need braces but don’t want to wear those old metal braces that you feel like you have to wear for years?  Then you need to check out 6 Month Smiles.  Six Month Smiles is a new technology that offers clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months.  According to their website, www.6monthsmiles.com

Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk.  They feel stuck because they do not want to wear metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective procedures could be too invasive or too expensive.  Now, there is an effective, safe and affordable cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.

A revolutionary combination of proven orthodontic techniques, modern materials, and innovative thought – Six Month Smiles® utilizes specialized clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months.

We at Brogdon Dental want you to stop hiding your smile.  Call us today at 423-870-5698 for a consultation appointment to see if 6 Month Smiles is for you.  The quicker, easier way to get the smile you’ve always wanted but didn’t think possible.

Tooth Whitening – Is it for me?

Who doesn’t want a nice, white smile?  There are many products on the market to help improve your looks. While many people are pleased with the results the get from brushing twice daily, flossing between the teeth and regular visits to their dentist for cleanings, some are interested in a brighter smile.

As with any dental procedure, you should start by talking to your dentist and seeking their advise as to what would be best for you.  According to the American Dental Association’s website,

“Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellowish hued teeth will probably bleach well, brownish-colored teeth may bleach less well, and grayish-hued teeth may not bleach well at all. Likewise, bleaching may not enhance your smile if you have had bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth. The whitener will not affect the color of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.”

Tooth whitening falls under the category of cosmetic dentistry and Dr. Brogdon, a cosmetic dentist,  is highly qualified to perform cosmetic procedures that will benefit the appearance and health of your teeth.  Contact our office to see what we can do to help you have the dazzling smile you want.