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Teeth Whitening That Works

When you feel self-conscious about the color or shade of your teeth, you may be hesitant to smile at all. Unfortunately, stained teeth are common as people age due to using ineffective toothpaste, smoking, eating dark colored foods, drinking coffee and soft drinks, and taking certain medications. If you have tried to improve the appearance of your teeth to no avail, you may want to consider professional teeth whitening at Smiles of Naperville. We guarantee that we offer teeth whitening that works. How the Process of Professional Teeth Whitening Works Before one of our dentists performs this procedure on you, [...]

2015-12-08T14:20:07+00:00December 8th, 2015|Blog|

How Do Dental Implants Work?

A dental implant acts as an artificial tooth root to hold your replacement teeth in place permanently. They contain small titanium rods that your dentist at Smiles of Naperville inserts into your gums and jawbone. Once your mouth has healed sufficiently from receiving the artificial roots, your dentist attaches your new dentures to them. Dental implants are popular because they offer many benefits over traditional removable dentures. In spite of this, most patients don’t completely understand the process. One of the most common questions they ask is, “How do dental implants work?” The Dental Implant Procedure Before your dentist can [...]

2015-11-24T19:27:18+00:00November 24th, 2015|Blog|

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you’re unhappy with some aspect of your smile, you may be considering undergoing a cosmetic dentistry procedure to enhance it. Most patients are aware of some of their options to change the way their teeth look, but not all of them. You may even wonder “What is cosmetic dentistry?” If so, you’re not alone. That is a common question that we hear at Smiles of Naperville. Cosmetic dentistry is any procedure that a patient voluntarily undergoes to enhance the appearance of his or her teeth and smile. Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures at Smiles of Naperville If you are interested in [...]

2015-11-12T19:10:05+00:00November 12th, 2015|Blog|

How Much For Teeth Whitening?

How Much For Teeth Whitening? There are many reasons why professional teeth whitening is such a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. While the process is simple, it can dramatically change a patient’s appearance. Brightening the teeth by several shades makes for a more attractive smile as well as greater confidence. After people understand the benefits, the next thing they want to know is “How much for teeth whitening?” As with most elective procedures, there is a wide variation in cost depending on the specific services you choose. Professional Teeth Whitening for as Low as $100 The cheapest form of teeth whitening [...]

2015-10-26T23:25:19+00:00October 26th, 2015|Blog|

What is Restorative Dentistry?

If one of the dentists at Smiles of Naperville has told you that you need a restorative dentistry procedure, you may not be entirely clear on what that means. If so, you're not alone. "What is restorative dentistry?" is a common question that we hear from patients. According to the American Dental Association, restorative dentistry is the process of restoring the teeth, gums, and jaw to a healthy state in order to preserve long-term oral health. You may require one or more procedures if you meet the following criteria: You experience pain when biting and chewing food You desire to [...]

2015-10-04T16:26:25+00:00October 4th, 2015|Blog|

What is a Dental Cap?

One of the most common questions patients ask at Smiles of Naperville is "What is a dental cap?" A dental cap, also called a crown, is typically constructed from porcelain and placed on top of a tooth for a variety of reasons. Ceramic and metal also make attractive options, although they may not be as durable. A cap is a permanent dental prosthetic that remains in place indefinitely or until you request to have it removed. When you practice good oral hygiene and don't put undue stress on the cap, it can last for more than a decade before needing [...]

2015-09-17T14:38:13+00:00September 17th, 2015|Blog|

Understanding General Dentistry

It used to be that you only went to the dentist twice a year for a check-up. In the past few decades, dentists nationwide have added such services as cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and restorative dentistry, leaving many to wonder, "What is general dentistry?" General Dentistry Services at Smiles of Naperville Dr. Prasad Gonavarum and his staff help patients experience optimal dental health with regular dental exams and cleaning in addition to several other services. We recommend that both adults and children come in for a professional cleaning every six months. In addition to polishing, we scale the teeth to ensure [...]

2015-09-11T13:28:17+00:00September 11th, 2015|Blog|

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns can be thought of as a kind of “helmet” for your teeth.  There are two main parts of your teeth, the root and the enamel.  The root, as it sounds, is like that of a tree, the part of the tooth which keeps it in the bones of your jaw.  The enamel is the white part of the tooth which your normally see, and it is a protective coating over the tooth defending against bacteria & acid attacks.  When this top layer is worn through, cracked, or chipped, usually the solution is to replace it by using a [...]

2015-06-29T04:35:21+00:00June 29th, 2015|Blog|

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening doesn’t have to be an expensive choice. You may ask yourself, “how much for teeth whitening?”, but it really depends on where or from whom you’re getting it. Obviously, your dentist is going to have the latest and greatest products and procedures, which will provide lasting results, but it may not always be the most cost-effective choice. On the other hand, if you go to your local big-box retailer and pull one of the popular products off-the-shelf, you’ll probably get something that may lighten the color of your teeth, or perhaps just lighten your wallet. When it comes [...]

2015-06-29T01:46:40+00:00June 29th, 2015|Blog|

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Our teeth allow us to do different things in the different activities that we do every day. Mostly, it helps us to chew our food, helps us to speak and maintain our facial structures. Keeping our mouth and teeth healthy can prevent disease, tooth infection and aesthetic dysfunction from occurring in the future. Every one of us is born with beautiful and healthy teeth so it is just rightful for us to take good care of them. We should abstain from any food or beverage that might wear out the color of our teeth and its structure. These foods and [...]

2015-05-22T13:42:47+00:00May 22nd, 2015|Blog|
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