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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Looking For A Red Carpet-Caliber Smile?

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When you see pics of your favorite movie stars, do you wonder how these men and women can project such perfection? Can ordinary folks ever achieve such beautiful smiles? Thanks to cosmetic dentistry from The Yuma Dentist, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”

There are many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures available that can produce compelling results. Complete smile transformations combine various procedures to transform your smile. These are the same procedures used by cosmetic dentists that serve the Hollywood A-list.

A common and reasonably priced procedure is teeth whitening. There are a variety of ways this can be done. Many drugstores sell over-the-counter whitening strips and gels. Your cosmetic dental practice can recommend an effective one, or they may offer in-office bleaching. This is the quickest way to whiten your teeth, sometimes in less than an hour.

If you suffer from missing teeth, most Yuma cosmetic dentists will recommend dental implants. A dental implant is placed directly into the jaw bone. This provides strength, natural appearance and function, and comfort. It can also safeguard against the bone recession that is common with a missing tooth.

Veneers, which are custom-made for each patient, are designed to cover the front of the teeth. These are useful for patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth.

The Yuma Family Dentist provides a full range of cosmetic dentistry services that can leave you with a beautiful smile the movies stars might envy. We also offer general dentistry. Make an appointment 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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Your Famous Smile

Veneers in YumaHow is it that famous people have brilliant white smiles that are always ready for a close-up? Do they avoid coffee? Not likely. Every star-watching magazine is full of pictures of famous men and women holding Starbucks cups. Do they avoid tobacco? Some abstain, but unfortunately many actors and fashion models are smokers.

Many Famous Smiles Were Not Always Flawless

Not everyone with flawless teeth was born with them. (Sure, no one is born with teeth, but you know what we mean.) Many celebrities have dazzling smiles because they have had cosmetic dentistry.

No Need To Go To Hollywood

Guess what? You can also have a smile like a cover girl or television news anchor. At The Yuma Dentist, we’ve been providing smile transformations since 2012.

Lighten Up!

Teeth whitening is usually the most affordable cosmetic dental treatment. Tooth bleaching will quickly illuminate your teeth and make you feel like smiling all the time.

Fix Those Chips

Porcelain veneers are extremely versatile because they repair many problems including misshapen, chipped, and discolored teeth. Teeth with worn-away enamel can often be fixed with veneers. Preparing a tooth for a porcelain veneer is minimally invasive, as the latest veneers do not require the removal of healthy enamel. Another plus: veneers are typically less expensive than complete crowns.

VIP Treatment

Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation at The Yuma Dentist today, and get started on creating your own beautiful smile. We are a full-service dental practice.

(Note: The celebrities pictured above are not affiliated with our site, and it is not our intent to imply that they have undergone cosmetic dentistry. We featured them because they have great smiles!)

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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A Ginormous Cavity?

Yuma Cosmetic DentistryWhen the Yuma Family Dentist in Yuma repairs a tooth that has tooth decay or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. We’re talking tooth-specific locale here.

If there is a chip, crack, or tooth decay on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay is often created to restore the tooth.

Inlays and onlays are a type of tooth restoration used successfully at Yuma Family Dentist. They are usually bigger than a conventional filling yet smaller than a complete crown. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.

At Yuma Family Dentist, the inlays and onlays we place for our patients are indistinguishable from their natural teeth. The inlays and onlays:

  • Are stain resistant
  • Do not cause tooth sensitivity
  • Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
  • Strengthen the tooth and safeguard against further decay or deterioration

Call The Yuma Dentist to book a consultation today. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

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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You Know It When You See It

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You may not be able to convey why all the elements blend in perfect harmony, but you know it when you see it. We’re talking about a beautiful smile. You can find these elements via cosmetic dentistry at The Yuma Dentist.

Here are a few of the most obvious elements:

  • Tooth Color: shade, brightness, uniformity
  • Tooth alignment: straight or crooked?
  • Tooth size and proportions: are some teeth much larger or smaller than the rest?
  • Tooth spacing: is there crowding or big gaps between teeth?
  • Gumline margins: how much gum shows when you smile?

Here are some other important elements that may be less familiar to the layperson:

  • The amount of teeth that show when the mouth is at rest
  • The relationship of the smile line and the lip line
  • Zenith points: the highest point of the gumline in relation to the center of the tooth
  • Midline placement: the smile should be centered in the middle of the lips, mouth, and face
  • Mesial inclination: the tops of the teeth should angle slightly away from the midline

If crucial design principles are not followed, the smile may look “off” or the function of the teeth and jaw could be adversely affected. If you are for a beautiful smile, call The Yuma Dentist. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule a consultation 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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Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

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If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening by The Yuma Dentist can dramatically improve their appearance.

It is important to realize that not every Yuma smile responds the same to teeth whitening. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.

2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

3. Combination: Some Yuma dental patients have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced practice like The Yuma Family Dentist. We also offer dental implants. Schedule an appointment 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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This Is The Year For A Beautiful Smile in Yuma!

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If you are not familiar with the latest dental advances, you might not realize what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. At The Yuma Dentist, we can transform your smile from ordinary into something beautiful.

Cosmetic dentistry is dedicated to improving the appearance of teeth. The goal is to create positive change to your teeth and smile. Here are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry services that can make a big difference in your appearance:

Teeth whitening. In-office teeth whitening far surpasses anything you can get from a toothpaste tube or whitening strips. We use Glo Whitening that uses LED lights to transform your smile.

Porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can cover crooked or misshapen teeth, or teeth have have become dull over the years. Veneers have been used for nearly a century.

Dental implants. Missing a tooth? Dental implants look and function like a natural tooth. Because a titanium post is implanted in your jaw, where a tooth root once was, they have the added advantage of preventing bone loss.

We offer the full range of cosmetic dental procedures to provide you with a beautiful smile. Visit our smile gallery to see what cosmetic dentistry from The Yuma Dentist can do for you.

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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