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By Hilton Head Dental
April 13, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Preventive Care  

Here at Hilton Head Dental Team in Hilton Head Island, SC, our family dentists, Dr. Julie Tome, Dr. Benjamin Wietecha, and Dr. Glenn Barker, offer preventive care treatments to ensure the health of your gums and teeth. However, on top of preventive care measures from your dentist, you should likewise be doing your part. Start with the following guidelines:

Take Excellent of Your Gums and Teeth at Home

You should be performing the necessary preventive care steps required each day to ensure optimal oral health. Brushing two times daily will help in getting rid of plaque buildup, bacteria, and food particles from your teeth surface. Follow up with thorough flossing afterward. This will help eliminate any debris between teeth and gums that brushing just can’t remove. Additionally, consider using a fluoridated mouthwash to strengthen your teeth against decay and cavities and keep your breath fresher for longer.

Visit Your Dentist on a Regular Basis

No matter how great and thorough you are with preventive measures at home, a routine of flossing and brushing should not, and can not, replace twice-annual checkups with your family dentist in Hilton Head Island, SC. Your dentist can give your teeth and gums the deep cleaning they need, inspect your mouth for early signs of oral health issues, and recommend treatments and extra preventive measures that you need to do at home.

Watch What You Eat

Your eating habits could have a significant impact, not just on your oral health but your overall health as well. Some foods are just better than other foods when it comes to oral health. For instance, dairy products that have calcium could help strengthen the teeth enamel and minimize your risk of developing erosion and decay. On the other hand, certain treats like sugary and acidic drinks and foods, starchy snacks, and sticky candies could all raise your risk of decay, so these should be eaten in moderation or avoided completely.

For More In-Depth Dental Advice, We Can Help

Dial (843) 681-9666 to set your appointment with one of our family dentists here at Hilton Head Dental Team in Hilton Head Island, SC, Dr. Julie Tome, Dr. Benjamin Wietecha, or Dr. Glenn Barker now.

By Hilton Head Dental
January 27, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Unhappy with the state of your smile? Here at Hilton Head Dental Team in Hilton Head Island, SC, we have a number of solutions for discolored, physically affected, and worn-out teeth. Led by Drs. Julie Camp-Tome, Benjamin Thomas Wietecha, and M. Glenn Barker, read on to learn about how our practice provides a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your look.

Here are a few options to think about:

  • Teeth whitening brightens your smile up to three-to-eight shades lighter and comes in two different forms. Take-home teeth whitening kits are a safe and fast way to whiten teeth. For this approach, you receive a kit from your Hilton Head Island dentist that consists of custom-made mouth trays that contain a stain-removing gel. In-office teeth whitening uses a powerful bleaching material that, when applied on teeth, removes stains in about an hour. 
  • Cosmetic dental bonding is a great cosmetic procedure that covers up aesthetic flaws with the application of a composite material. Your dentist first prepares teeth for the composite by cleaning teeth to ensure they're plaque-free. Next, they'll apply an acidic gel to open pores on the surface of teeth. The dentist will then rinse the acidic gel and apply a composite resin that matches the color of your smile. The composite is then hardened in place to create a new tooth structure.
  • Veneers resurface teeth that are damaged, stained, discolored, crooked, worn, or chipped. The doctor first examines teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they decide it is, a model of your teeth will be sent to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you. When the veneers arrive after a couple of weeks, your dentist will remove enamel from the surface of your teeth and cement veneers to the surface.

Interested? Give us a call

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, just call Hilton Head Dental Team in Hilton Head Island, SC, today by dialing (843) 681-9666.