Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Has your smile lost its luster? Are your teeth discolored? If flashing a pearly white smile is important to you, we can help with professional teeth whitening at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ.

Everyone, it seems, would like to have teeth that are whiter. The good news is that it has never been easier to achieve. Just take a look at all the whitening products that are available in any grocery store and you’ll see what we mean. From whitening toothpastes to strips and other products, there is a lot to choose from.

While most of the commercially available products do an adequate job whitening your teeth, they cannot compare to professional teeth whitening. And who wants to settle for adequate, anyway?

We use the Glo whitening system, a light-activated procedure that leaves you with a brilliant, dazzling smile. You will be amazed!

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, teeth whitening is just one of our cosmetic dentistry procedures that improve smiles every day. Schedule an appointment to find out what we can do for your smile! We also have a Fortuna Foothills office. Call today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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6 Easy Ways To Eat Like A Dentist

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In this blog post from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we are talking about nutrition. There is nothing that impacts your smile as much as your eating habits.

1. Rinse after eating

Rinse your mouth with a drink of water or brush your teeth after meals. People who snack all day long subject their teeth to sugars and food debris. Planned meals with brushing in between keeps your oral health on top.

2. Avoid sugary gum

Sugar free gum doesn’t leave sugar to break down on your teeth and jeopardize your hard earned healthy gums. If you are gum chewer, do your smile a favor and go sugarless.

3. Avoid sticky foods

Sticky foods cling to your teeth, which puts you at risk of decay. Toffee, gummy candy, fruit snacks, even excessive dried fruit can be concerning for smiles. Brushing doesn’t always remove the obstinate particles, so be sure to floss after eating sticky stuff.

4. Consume nutritious foods

A balanced diet with a variety of vitamins and minerals can keep the immune system sturdy and able to combat infection.

5. Say ‘cheese!’

Cheese contains calcium and protects teeth from acid that weakens tooth enamel. (Don’t go overboard, since cheese is high in fat.)

6. Avoid acidic foods

Acid will eat away enamel over time: lemons, red wine, soda pop. Limit direct, constant, consistent exposure. All things in moderation.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we want all our patients to enjoy healthy teeth and gums, and beautiful smiles. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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It’s A Great Time To Have Ugly Teeth!

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Is it really a great time to have ugly teeth? Yes! Cosmetic dentistry, like what you’ll find at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, can turn ugly to unbelievably beautiful.

Teeth whitening, for example, can benefit almost every adult. Years of staining can be magically erased in a day, or over a few months with an economical at-home kit. This popular treatment gives you a lot of bang for your cosmetic dental buck.

If your teeth are slightly crooked or have small chips or cracks, minimally-invasive porcelain veneers could be the answer. A veneer is a translucent, wafer-thin cover that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. Many people get veneers on the upper front teeth for a fabulous smile transformation.

Have your gums receded and thereby exposed the metal base of an old dental crown? Soft tissue grafts and/or crown replacement can correct this common trouble.

A missing tooth detracts from your smile, even if your other teeth look great. Many people have benefited from dental implants. A dental implant consists of a titanium post inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for a natural-looking crown. Dental implants can also anchor full or partial dentures and significantly improve life for denture wearers.

These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ. We also have an office in Fortuna Foothills. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Look Younger With A Smile Makeover

Affordable Smile Makeovers In Yuma

Cosmetic dentistry from The Yuma Dentist can totally transform a smile. You may be a little skeptical of that claim; the promise of total transformation is a tall order.

Is a smile makeover effective? Absolutely! A smile makeover is all about using cosmetic dentistry procedures to make positive changes to your teeth. It combines two or more of these procedures to upgrade your smile.

The effects of a smile makeover may be subtle, or they may be quite dramatic. We can make changes to the color of your teeth, close gaps, fix chips or cracks, or re-shape gum tissue.

The procedures include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bonding
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth whitening

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front of the teeth. They can be used to cover gaps, chips, and stains.

Bonding involves using a composite resin to repair decay, chips, or fractures. It can also be used to make teeth seem longer. The color of the resin matches that of your teeth.

Dental implants have been hailed as one of the great advances in the history of dentistry. A titanium post is inserted into the jaw, and in time fuses with the bone. An artificial tooth is fitted on top of that, and it looks and functions like a natural tooth. Implants can also anchor a set of dentures.

Teeth whitening. Everyone wants whiter teeth, and teeth whitening is one of the most in-demand cosmetic dentistry procedures there is. Professional whitening surpasses any over-the-counter product you can find.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we work with you to customize a treatment plan that will result in the smile you’ve always wanted. In addition to cosmetic dentistry we offer a full range of general dentistry procedures. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Boost Your Self-Confidence With Cosmetic Dentistry

Yuma Smile Makeovers at The Yuma DentistMany people have experienced a boost in self-confidence after having restorative or cosmetic dentistry at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than helping people improve their smiles and overall self-esteem.

We Offer The Latest Tooth Restoration Techniques

We provide the latest tooth restoration procedures to correct dental problems and imperfections.

We work with cosmetic dentistry patients to create personalized smile makeover treatment plans. The plan may include tooth bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental implants.

Replace Old Dental Work

For dental patients with old or damaged crowns, we can provide new crowns. Tooth-colored dental fillings are popular for people who want to be free of unsightly old silver fillings.

It is critical to be examined regularly to check your previous dental work, including fillings, tooth bonding, veneers, crowns, and bridges.

At The Yuma Dentist, we can tailor a cosmetic or restorative dental treatment plan to fit your budget. Teeth whitening is a surprisingly affordable way to attain a mega-watt smile without spending a lot.

It’s Not Just About A Pretty Smile

Restorative and cosmetic dentistry from The Yuma Dentist can relieve pain, correct bite problems, and prevent future problems. We have offices in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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A Fast Way To Brighten Your Smile

Teeth whitening from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile. It is quick, economical, and non-invasive. Though some patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all.

If you have looked into teeth whitening systems, you probably already know the essentials. The one thing they have in common is a peroxide solution to remove the stains in the microscopic cracks in tooth enamel.

There are many over-the-counter treatments, and it seems like new kinds appear every time you visit the grocery store. Some of these products can lighten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than professional-strength whitening solutions.

We recommend extreme caution with any take-home whitener. Even though teeth whitening seems straight-forward, your teeth deserve professional care. After all, you can’t fix an uneven teeth whitening result like you can a bad hair-coloring job.

Professional teeth whitening from The Yuma Dentist can transform your smile. It’s just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. We have offices in Yuma AZ and Fortuna Foothills. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Ready To Smile Again?

Are You Ready to Smile Again, Yuma?

There are folks out there who won’t smile no matter what. Are you one of them? Do you keep your mouth closed when someone takes a picture of you? Have you been hiding unsightly teeth for years? At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we can help.

If you are missing one or more teeth, talk to us about dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that includes both root and crown. Because it is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels like a natural tooth.

As for their longevity, there are several factors involved. Cleaning a dental implant and crown is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth, and the process is about the same. You’ll need to brush away the filmy plaque that can build up on it, and floss between the implant and the neighboring teeth.

In addition to restoring your smile, one of the great things about dental implants is their success rate: greater than ninety percent!

Dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ can transform your life. We offer a full range of general dentistry services, and have offices in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Fight Plaque Build-up!

Plaque is that filmy substance that is contantly forming on the surface of teeth. It isn’t easy to see it and brushing your teeth doesn’t get it all, so having a cleaning and checkup every six months at The Yuma Dentist is a very good idea.

That filmy plaque is formed by bacteria and sugars, and coats the teeth. It’s a constant process; the stuff is always forming. That’s why you should brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. It’s important to remove plaque because plaque is what causes cavities.

Fighting Plaque

The best strategy for fighting plaque is to brush your teeth after every meal. That way, you get it as soon as it forms. We recommend that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a light touch. Hard bristles can be pretty rough on your gums.

Remember to toss your toothbrush out and get a new one every three months or so. Once the bristles start to bend out of shape they don’t work as well. It’s also important to hold the bristles at a 45-degree angle as you brush, and use gentle, circular strokes.

Two Minute Warning

Try to brush for two minutes! Some people find that challenging. You can use a timer to help, or listen to some music to take your mind off the brushing. That way the time will fly by, and you may even go beyond that two minute minimum.

Get inside and outside the teeth, and along the chewing surfaces, too. Don’t forget to brush your tongue. Your objective is to get your entire mouth.

Proper brushing also helps to fight gum disease.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we want all our patients to enjoy clean teeth and excellent dental health. So brush and floss twice a day, and see us for a cleaning and checkkup every six months. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry, and have offices in Yuma and Fortuna Hills. Schedule your next appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Gum Contouring

Cosmetic Dentistry: Gum Contouring In Yuma

If you are a regular visitor to The Yuma Dentist blog, you have probably read articles on cosmetic dentistry procedures. Dental bonding, crowns, and porcelain veneers can take care of teeth that are chipped, broken, or misshapen.

Our patients with stained or dull teeth can have a sparkly white smile with teeth whitening. For ordinary cavities, there are tooth-colored fillings, inlays, and onlays.

Dental implants are becoming the gold standard for dental patients who want to restore missing teeth.

What if your cosmetic dental issue has to do with your gums? Are you one of the many whose gums are too long, too short, or uneven? There is a solution for gum problems as well. The answer is gum contouring surgery.

With gum contouring, sometimes called tissue sculpting or gum reshaping, we can improve the shape or size of your gums.

Gum reshaping is not always a cosmetic procedure. If the gums have receded to a point where the tooth root is susceptible to decay, gum surgery can restore the natural, healthy gumline and protect tooth root and bone.

At The Yuma Dentist, cosmetic dentistry is all about making positive changes to your smile. We also offer a wide range of general dentistry services. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Successful Smiles

Yuma Teeth BleachingProfessionals who are happy with the face they present in business situations have a greater level of confidence. Confident people, in turn, are more likely to be successful in their business and personal relationships. Simply put, if you feel better, you’ll probably do better!

At Yuma Family Dentist, our cosmetic dentistry patients experience a significant boost of self-confidence whether they undergo extensive smile transformations or an individual procedure.

Whether it is pleasing or not, your smile is always with you. Every person you meet notices your smile immediately. Even if you never smile because you are embarrassed about the condition of your teeth, your teeth still show every time you talk.

How do you feel about the smile you present to the world? Are you happy with the color of your teeth? Would you like to straighten your teeth? Do have teeth with chips and cracks?

At Yuma Family Dentist, we are dedicated to patient satisfaction. Our cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile from dull to dazzling. We also offer a range of general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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