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Posts for: September, 2015

Elkhart cosmetic dentist

Do you love catching a glimpse of your smile in the mirror? Or do you keep your lips closed tight over your teeth?

Is your smile suited to cosmetic treatment? It's time to do a little self-reflection. Figuring out exactly how you feel about your smile will help you move forward, and gain a grin that makes you feel confident, proud, and thrilled to show it off.

After checking out our guide to preparing for a smile makeover, get in touch to connect with our staff and take the next step. A consultation will give you more information and you'll start building a relationship with Dr. Lee and our welcoming team.

Will I Benefit from a Smile Makeover?

  • Do you love your smile? We're not talking, "Eh, it's ok, I'm fine with it." We're talking all-out, full-on self-love for your teeth. That happy place can be achieved - and once it is, you'll see the benefits resounding throughout your life. You'll feel more self-assured, and be ready to take center stage in everything you do.
  • How dramatic would you like your transformation to be? No matter what you're interested in, there's a corresponding procedure. Certain treatments will completely make-over your grin, leaving it unrecognizable from your current teeth. But others are more subtle, and well-suited to patients who want a little upgrade without a total switch. Whether you want to straighten, rebuild, resize, whiten, add symmetry, cover chips and cracks, or anything else, there's something appropriate in the cosmetic world.
  • Are you nervous about dental treatment? Many patients hold back from cosmetic dentistry out of anxiety. But many treatments won't require you to face shots of anesthesia or drilling. If you're uncomfortable in the dental atmosphere but can't feel good about your smile, we'll find the option that fits (potentially teeth whitening, dental bonding, or snap-on smile).
  • Do you have financial restrictions? Often, patients feel that cosmetic treatment is a frivolous investment that they just can't afford. In reality, they can't afford not to gain all the benefits that stem from a confident smile. We'll work with you to find affordable treatments and payment plans that fit your means. 

Ready to dive into a new smile? Contact us today.

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pediatric dental health

Hoping to help your kids get a leg up at school? We all want our children to succeed, and try to do whatever possible to give them the tools they need to excel academically. Problem is, there are some things that we might not be aware of, that are actually contributing to cavities. One of these is skipping dental exams.

Your kids should visit the office every six months for routine care. By staying cavity-free while they're young, they actually gain some lifelong benefits. Read on to learn more about what those are, and get in touch to schedule your kids' next appointments today.

Why Kids Benefit from Staying Cavity-Free

  • Lower chance of developing dental anxiety - What causes dental anxiety, exactly? The answer is different for every patient, but it commonly stems from negative dental experiences. And when you're a child, you're even less certain of what's going to happen in the dental chair. If kids develop cavities, they have to receive fillings, and the process can be traumatic. While we do everything we can to keep children comfortable in the dental chair, it's easier to prevent cavities in the first place.
  • Fewer school absences - As this infographic mentions, cavities are actually the top cause of school absences. The more often your kids miss school, the tougher it is for them to be star students. Avoid the need to pull them out during the day, and set up exams on your own schedule so that you're not suddely facing a dental emergency.
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem - When your kids have healthy, strong teeth, they feel better about themselves. They'll be more comfortable being social, and generally more confident.
  • Develop lifelong oral health habits - We learn habits during our youth that tend to stay with us for many years to come. By teaching your kids to visit the office and boost their dental health, you help ensure that they continue those practices into the future.