Thursday, 22 August 2013

Teeth Whitening for Severely Stained Teeth

Go Extreme with KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™

KOR Deep BleachingWhitening methods such as power whitening work extremely well in competent, professional hands. But sometimes, severely stained teeth can be resistant to even the best treatments. One common example is when staining has occurred in patients who took tetracycline, an antibiotic. Not satisfied with the limitations of commercial whitening methods on these difficult cases, Drs. Beaver and Leonard are proud to be among the area’s first dentists to offer the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System. This procedure can make even severely stained teeth brilliantly white. If you’ve been disappointed by other whitening methods, you will be amazed at the results from this technique.


Teeth Whitening

Get a White Smile in Just One Visit!

Teeth Whitening Dentist Jacksonville FL Your teeth can only become their whitest when you undergo professional-strength whitening methods. Our in-office whitening, called power whitening, has been used on television and is a fantastic way to present your best smile. Now you can have brilliantly white teeth, without stains or darkness, in one to two hours. The results can last for years!

We also offer custom whitening trays, made in our own lab. You will receive supplies and instructions and you finish the procedure at home. This technique is safe and effective. Results occur within 1 - 14 days.

Snap-On Smiles!

Snap-On Smile! Beautiful Smiles With No Shots or Drilling 

Cosmetic Dental Procedures Snap On Smile DentistOn occasion, patients have asked us if there are any alternatives to getting a full smile makeover without using porcelain veneers. We’re excited to offer such an option with Snap-On Smile™. Do you want a nice smile at a very affordable price? Snap-On Smile might be right for you. It requires no tooth preparation, no adhesives, and best of all, no drilling or shots. The appliance simply fits over your teeth. It’s easily removable and can even be worn while eating. Snap-On Smile can last for years, but is affordable enough to be a temporary solution. Our patients tell us that they are impressed by the natural look and feel of Snap-On Smile. We think you will be too!

White Dental Fillings

Natural-Looking, Strong Fillings
Without Metal

White Dental Fillings - Tooth Colored Fillings Standard fillings have been made from silver-mercury amalgam for a very long time. While they are a reasonable restoration, amalgams have certain shortcomings. Metal does not bond well to teeth, so decay leaks into the tooth over time. But the biggest reason many of our patients are choosing the white bonded fillings has to do with the remarkable difference in appearance. Many people just don’t want a dark, obvious filling in their teeth. We offer modern restorations that are a natural-looking white, contain no metals, and can actually strengthen your teeth. They also bond very tightly with the healthy part of the tooth so there is much less chance of decay in the future.

Smile Makeover Dentistry

Beautiful Smiles Made Easy

Smile Makeover Dentists Jacksonville FL Improve the way you both look and feel with a beautiful, natural-looking smile. When you look good, you feel good! Because of this, Drs. Beaver and Leonard emphasize the aesthetic aspect in ALL their work. Your treatment plan will combine the best preventive care, tooth-colored fillings, and restorative techniques for optimum dental health. Modern smile makeovers are so easy (and affordable!) there’s no reason you can’t have the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted. Ask us what modern veneers, crowns, bonding, and whitening can do for YOUR smile!

We Can Make Over Your Smile in as Few as
Two Visits!

Smooth out badly shaped teeth, fill in gaps, and eliminate discoloration with our porcelain veneers. These thin porcelain coverings fit over and are bonded to your teeth, look natural, and are made from the most advanced dental ceramic available.

Friday, 16 August 2013

For The Sake Of Your Heart-Clean Your Teeth

Perhaps, you have heard that conditions like high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, being  overweight, being physically inactive, and having a family history of early heart disease exposes one to the risk of having a heart attack.

While certain risk factors cannot be changed, it is important to realise that you do have control over many others regardless of your age, background, or health status. Protecting your heart can be as simple as taking a brisk walk, taking healthy vegetable soup, maintaining a healthy weight and regularly but properly brushing your teeth.

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By:Brian Ssenoga

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Beaver Dental Care
1677 Art Museum Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Tel: (904) 201-3571

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Dental Emergencies

Rinse dirt from injured area with warm water. Place cold compresses over the face in the area of the injury. Locate and save any broken tooth fragments. Immediate dental attention is necessary.

Fold and pack a clean gauze or cloth over the bleeding area. Have the child bite on the gauze with pressure for 15 minutes. This may be repeated once; if bleeding persists, see a dentist.

Clean the area around the sore tooth thoroughly. Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm salt water or use dental floss to dislodge trapped food or debris. DO NOT clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Try to reinsert it in its socket. Have the child hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean gauze or cloth. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing milk or water. See a dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.

If a broken appliance can be removed easily, take it out. If it cannot, cover the sharp or protruding portion with cotton balls, gauze or chewing gum. DO NOT remove it. Take the child to a dentist immediately. Loose or broken appliances that do not bother the child usually do not require emergency attention.

Apply ice to bruised areas. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes and if it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take the child to a hospital emergency room.

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Beaver Dental Care
1677 Art Museum Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Tel: (904) 201-3571

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Why Toothpaste Makes Everything Else Taste Bad (and How to Fix It)

Ever brush your teeth, then take a swig of orange juice only to curse yourself for drinking such a vile combination? Magazine and weblog Mental_Floss explains why this happens, and how to avoid it. The strong minty flavor is probably part of the problem, as you’d expect, but   Mental_Floss notes that it goes deeper than that. Most toothpastes contain sodium laureth sulfate (and its counterparts, sodium lauryl ether sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate), which is responsible for making the  toothpaste foam up in your mouth. Its also responsible for everything tasting bad afterward:

While surfactants make brushing our teeth a lot easier, they do more than make foam. Both SLES and SLS mess with our taste buds in two ways. One, they suppress the receptors on our taste buds that perceive sweetness, inhibiting our ability to pick up the sweet notes of food and drink. And, as if that wasn’t enough, they break up the phospholipids on our tongue. These fatty molecules inhibit our receptors for bitterness and keep bitter tastes from overwhelming us, but when they’re broken down by the surfactants in toothpaste, bitter tastes get enhanced.

Basically, they enhance bitter tastes and inhibit sweet ones, making everything taste bad. There are lots of theories out there, but this is currently the most widely accepted one.

The solution? You could brush your teeth after breakfast, but many dental professionals say it’s better to brush beforehand. So, the better option is to search for an SLS-free toothpaste the next time you’re shopping. Speaking from experience, an SLS-free toothpaste changes everything—I used one for a little while and never had the “disgusting orange juice” debacle in the morning. Generally it doesn’t matter what kind of toothpaste you buy, but if you must brush your teeth before breakfast, buying one without SLS is a good idea. Of course, you could always brush your teeth in the shower, too.

By Whitson Gordon
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Beaver Dental Care
1677 Art Museum Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Tel: (904) 201-3571