Have you always wanted to straighten your teeth, but hate the idea of metal in your mouth? If so, you’re in luck. Your local dentist believes in providing discreet options for patients that need to straighten their teeth. Not only can they achieve the results they want in a timely manner, but Invisalign in Virginia Beach can do it without everyone noticing your orthodontic treatment.
Smile by Design Blog
October 17, 2017
September 12, 2017
Have you seen the thousands of clever videos of how parents go about removing their child’s baby teeth? We hope you’re not planning to go viral and get famous from a similar idea.
In fact, you need to know that pulling your child’s teeth when they’re loose could damage the foundation that their baby teeth have laid out for adult teeth. As tempting as it is to pull out your child’s wiggly tooth, your dentist in Virginia Beach wants you to consider taking a more natural approach.
September 2, 2017
Patients that really want to improve their oral health know that it takes more than brushing and flossing. You must think about the foods and drinks you have, too. Dentists tell you that sugary foods are bad for your teeth, but there are other foods that can cause your teeth to become damaged immediately.
Have you ever heard of someone cracking their tooth on a crunchy food? Let’s avoid damaged teeth together with this guide of foods to avoid from your dentist in Virginia Beach.
August 5, 2017
Crowns are one of the most commonly used tools for restoring teeth. They’re caps that cover the entire exposed part of a tooth; they can restore the strength of a badly damaged pearly white or protect it after a root canal. Crowns are one of the crowning achievements of modern dentistry! However, the process of getting a permanent cap installed can be a bit of a hassle. Fortunately, CEREC in Virginia Beach can take the inconvenience out getting one of these tooth covers. What is CEREC, and what advantages does it offer?
It’s time for kids to head back to school! This means that parents are shopping for supplies, backpacks, clothes, and shoes. There are a lot of preparations to be made to get your children ready for school, and a dental cleaning and checkup are probably the last thing on your mind. However, did you know that tooth decay is the number one childhood disease? Your child isn’t ready for school until they’ve had their cleaning and checkup with your dentist in Virginia Beach. Here’s why you should schedule their appointment as soon as possible.
July 27, 2017
After tooth loss, the jawbone in the area of the missing tooth/teeth begins to degenerate as the body senses important nutrients should be sent elsewhere. Replacing the missing tooth promptly is of the utmost importance — and choosing dental implants ensures that your mouth benefits from the stimulation of a prosthetic root as well as a crown. Unlike other options in tooth replacement, dental implants in Virginia Beach last a long time… a lifetime, in fact. Find out more about this comprehensive replacement option from the Smile by Design team in this week’s blog post.
July 15, 2017
It’s summertime, and from weddings and reunions to long nights under the stars, there are a million reasons to smile during July, August, and September. Your cosmetic dentist in Virginia Beach can help your teeth really sparkle this time of year with an in-office Zoom! Whitening treatment! This method of bleaching breaks through even the most stubborn stains, brightening teeth up to eight shades in just one, one hour appointment.
June 9, 2017
It can be hard to get a room full of people to agree on a single subject, but we think that almost everyone can agree that it’s not a pleasant feeling to have sensitive teeth. You know how the dessert menu intrigues you with mouthwatering pictures thick milkshakes and malts? But then you remember that you won’t be able to enjoy those sweet treats because your mouth will be in pain. If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, it’s time to get assistance from your Virginia Beach dentist at Smile by Design.
June 3, 2017
Some patients avoid flossing between their teeth because they don’t like when their gums become sensitive and start to bleed. Does that sound familiar? Well, if you’re one of those patients who doesn’t floss regularly, you’re avoidance may actually cause you to develop gum disease in Virginia Beach. If you experience discomfort during your dental routine, bleeding, or swelling, you should speak to either Dr. Santos or Dr. Folck at Smile by Design. The key to preventing severe dental problems down the road is catching unhealthy gums in their early stages before the disease develops into its advanced stage: periodontal disease.
May 15, 2017
Can you recall your partner usually nudging you a few times throughout the night, telling you to quit snoring? Do you wonder, “Will I ever wake up fully energized and rested?” You may be dealing with a sleeping disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. You’re not alone. Lots of adults are getting less than the recommended amount of daily sleep because of it. Luckily, your dentists at Smile by Design VA are here to help you and your partner by offering sleep apnea treatment in Virginia Beach. Together, we can lift this burden of interrupted sleep, helping your family get their lives back on track.