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By Brilliant Smiles Dental
December 27, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
DentalMagicTransformsSmiles

Magician Michel Grandinetti can levitate a 500-pound motorcycle, melt into a 7-foot-tall wall of solid steel, and make borrowed rings vanish and reappear baked inside bread. Yet the master illusionist admits to being in awe of the magic that dentists perform when it comes to transforming smiles. In fact, he told an interviewer that it’s “way more important magic than walking through a steel wall because you’re affecting people’s health… people’s confidence, and you’re really allowing people to… feel good about themselves.”

Michael speaks from experience. As a teenager, his own smile was enhanced through orthodontic treatment. Considering the career path he chose for himself — performing for multitudes both live and on TV — he calls wearing an orthodontic device (braces) to align his crooked teeth “life-changing.” He relies on his welcoming, slightly mischievous smile to welcome audiences and make the initial human connection.

A beautiful smile is definitely an asset regardless of whether you’re performing for thousands, passing another individual on a sidewalk or even, research suggests, interviewing for a job. Like Michael, however, some of us need a little help creating ours. If something about your teeth or gums is making you self-conscious and preventing you from smiling as broadly as you could be, we have plenty of solutions up our sleeve. Some of the most popular include:

  • Tooth Whitening. Professional whitening in the dental office achieves faster results than doing it yourself at home, but either approach can noticeably brighten your smile.
  • Bonding. A tooth-colored composite resin can be bonded to a tooth to replace missing tooth structure, such a chip.
  • Veneers. This is a hard, thin shell of tooth-colored material bonded to the front surface of a tooth to change its color, shape, size and/or length; mask dental imperfections like stains, cracks, or chips, and compensating for excessive gum tissue.
  • Crowns. Sometimes too much of a tooth is lost due to decay or trauma to support a veneer. Instead, capping it with a natural-looking porcelain crown can achieve the same types of improvements. A crown covers the entire tooth replacing more of its natural structure than a veneer does.

If you would like more information about ways in which you can transform your smile, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about the techniques mentioned above by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Teeth Whitening,” “Repairing Chipped Teeth,” and “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers.”


By Brilliant Smiles Dental
December 12, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  
ImproveYourBrushingandFlossingHabitwithTheseTips

The most important thing you can do for good oral health is brush and floss your teeth daily. But we’re not born knowing how to do either — they’re skills we must learn and practice to be effective in removing disease-causing bacterial plaque.

It helps then to have a good understanding about technique, implements or problem situations you may run into. So then, here are answers to 4 typical hygiene questions that can help you improve your brushing and flossing.

How often should I brush and floss? You should brush and floss at least once a day to prevent a buildup of plaque, the cause for both tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease; if you have some form of dental disease, we may advise a different frequency. Be sure to use a gentle technique — it doesn’t take much pressure to remove plaque and being too aggressive can harm your gums and tooth enamel.

When should I change my toothbrush? If you use it correctly (gentle vs. aggressive), your toothbrush should last several months. When you begin to notice the bristles becoming worn or splayed, it’s time to get a new, soft bristle brush.

What kind of toothpaste should I use? You may have a preference among the dozens available when it comes to flavor and texture. But from a hygiene standpoint you should choose one that contains fluoride to strengthen enamel and an anti-tartar agent to inhibit the formation of hardened plaque deposits (calculus). While we’re on the subject, don’t rinse out the toothpaste right after brushing — you may be washing away fluoride too early, which takes time to work in contact with tooth enamel. Just spit it out.

What if my teeth are sensitive when I brush? If you encounter problems when you brush, visit us to find out the cause. The most common cause for sensitivity is gum recession, usually due to gum disease, which has exposed the roots. This can cause discomfort when you encounter hot or cold foods, or pressure on the teeth when you brush. You should then receive treatment for the underlying condition; we may also recommend toothpaste that reduces tooth sensitivity. And, of course, be gentle when you brush.

If you would like more information on brushing, flossing and other aspects of oral hygiene, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Oral Hygiene Behavior.”


By Brilliant Smiles Dental
December 11, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Find out if dentures could offer you the new smile you’ve been looking for.

When you are dealing with significant tooth loss it can be a challenge to figure out which dental restoration will be the best option for Denturesyou. But don’t worry; your Delway Beach, FL dentist Dr. Henry Rodriguez-Martin is here to help you figure out if dentures could restore your smile or whether another treatment option would be better suited for your needs

Am I a Candidate for Dentures?

Pretty much any patient who has lost all or most of their teeth could benefit from dentures. The current health of your teeth and gums will dictate whether you will require partial or full dentures. Ideal candidates will also be willing to maintain good oral hygiene and care for their dentures properly.

If you have any of these issues dentures may not be the best option for you:

  • Significant jawbone loss (which will require bone grafting prior to getting your dentures)
  • A sensitive gag reflex
  • You grind or clench your teeth

Which Kind of Dentures Are Right for Me?

When you come in for your denture consultation, your Delway Beach cosmetic dentist will discuss your goals for treatment. Your lifestyle, habits and any health conditions you’ve been diagnosed with will determine which type of dentures are best. Here are the different types of dentures to choose from:

Full dentures: These dentures are the best option for someone who is missing all of their teeth.

Partial dentures: These dentures are good for patients who still have some healthy teeth.

Implant-supported dentures: Implants are placed into the jawbone where they anchor either permanent or removable dentures. Since implants fuse with the bone and tissue around it, implant-supported dentures are more stable then regular dentures.

Immediate dentures: These are a good option for those who need dentures the same day as a tooth extraction.

Come into our Delway Beach, FL dental office today to discuss your dental options. The team at Brilliant Smiles Dental is ready to give you a brand new smile to feel confident in. Schedule a consultation with us today!




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