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Monday, June 27, 2011

Perfect Teeth for Your Perfect Wedding

Every bride wants to look perfect on her wedding day. But you can’t do it all yourself, so you’ll need a team of experts who can help make your beauty dreams come true.

Usually, a bride’s beauty team consists of a stylist and a makeup artist. A great stylist will make sure that not even a hair is out of place as you walk down the aisle. And a skilled makeup artist can keep your face looking flawless — even through the laughter and tears.

But we want to make sure that you don’t forget about your smile! Because let’s face it; a lackluster smile just won’t do for your big day. Having flawless hair and makeup without a bright smile is like eating a wedding cake without icing.

So you’ll need to find an expert who knows smiles better than anyone. And that’s how your dentist can help.

Dentists are trusted professionals who are skilled in treatments ranging from teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to dental bonding. Whether you want to make your smile as white as your wedding gown, or get a complete smile makeover, your dentist can help make your big day as perfect as you’ve always dreamed it would be.
Getting married soon? Make sure to include a cosmetic dentistry consultation in your wedding plans. Schedule an appointment with your dentist today.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dental Advice for Moms-To-Be

Expecting a baby is a very exciting time, and you're already on the right path if you’re staying on top of your dental health. With the proper dental care measures, you'll increase your chances of having a smoother pregnancy, full-term delivery and healthy baby.

If you're planning to get pregnant, consider having your teeth cleaned and any restorative dental treatment done first. If you are already pregnant, be sure to tell your dentist before getting any work done. You should also have a dental checkup at least once during the pregnancy. Although dental cleanings aren't harmful, it's recommended that expecting mothers get them done during the second trimester to reduce the risk of complications.

According to the American Dental Association, it's best to postpone dental work during the first and third trimesters as well, as these are critical periods for the baby's development. Your dentist will let you know what dental treatments can be performed during the second trimester, but more complicated procedures will probably be postponed, if possible. Unnecessary treatments, such as cosmetic dental work, should be avoided altogether.

If you do have an unexpected dental problem or emergency, make an appointment with your dentist as soon as you can. Your dentist will look for signs of infection and determine the need for treatment. Dental X-rays are usually avoided during pregnancy, but if photos are necessary, your dentist will take extra precautions to protect your baby.