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    Designing Your Ideal Smile Makeover

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Improving the look of your smile is one of the simplest ways to boost your self-esteem and to feel more confident when meeting new people. If you have crowded teeth, discolored teeth, or a similarly bothersome flaw in your smile that you would like to correct, then be sure to speak with your Scottsdale cosmetic dentist about a smile makeover. Here is a guide to designing your ideal smile makeover:

    Enhancing the Glow of Your Smile
    One of the most requested cosmetic dental treatments these days is teeth whitening, since it offers a quick and simple way to take a dull smile and brighten it up. If your cosmetic dentist does not think that your teeth can achieve maximum brilliance through teeth whitening, then he may recommend porcelain veneers, which will give you a more youthful yet natural smile.

    Correcting Spacing Issues
    Crowded or gapped teeth are not only a source of insecurity for many patients, but also a contributing factor to periodontal disease and other oral health problems. If your teeth are poorly aligned and in need of correction, then consider a procedure like Invisalign, which alters the teeth without unsightly and painful brackets.

    Creating a More Attractive Jaw Line
    Invisalign is also a great procedure to consider if one of your smile makeover goals is to enhance the shape of your face. Orthodontics such as Invisalign as well as certain maxillofacial surgeries can have a tremendous impact on face shape by manipulating the jawline as well as the structure of the lower half of the face.

    Improving a Gummy Smile
    If you've always been insecure about the size of your gums or how they appear when you smile with an open mouth, then consult with your cosmetic dentist about laser gum therapy and lip repositioning. A gummy smile can easily distract both you and new acquaintances from seeing your true beauty. However, with help from a professional, you can achieve the perfect gum to tooth ratio.  

    Once you're ready to begin planning your smile makeover, come and speak with Dr. John Badolato here at Studio B Smiles. As the official team dentist to the Phoenix Suns and the Phoenix, Dr. B is known for his skills and expertise. Find out how he can help you achieve your perfect smile by calling (480) 619-5102.

     

    Talking to Your Teen About the Importance of Oral Health

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Discussing the importance of oral health with your teenager can help you prevent serious oral issues in their future. Keep reading to learn how to broach this serious subject with your teen to help them avoid long hours in the dentist’s chair to fix issues resulting from decay and periodontal disease:

    Focus on the Cosmetic Risk Factors

    Teenagers tend to eat foods that are high in sugar and they might forget to brush and floss regularly in the midst of their busy schedules. If you want to encourage your teenager to take better care of his or her teeth, you should focus on the cosmetic risk factors of oral issues. From teeth stains to missing teeth, these potential consequences might be the incentive they need to start paying more attention to their oral health.

    Show them Your Beautiful Teeth

    Even if your words do not always sink in, your actions usually do. Take good care of your own teeth and gums to entice your teenager to do the same. If they see you showing off your beautiful, white smile, they will want to follow in your path of good behavior.

    Stock the Bathroom with Plenty of Oral Hygiene Materials

    From toothbrushes to floss, if you fill the medicine cabinet with these important teeth-cleaning tools, your teen will be more likely to use them. You might also want to stock up on mouthwash to give your entire family the opportunity to keep their mouths really clean and free from cavities.

    With the help of Phoenix’s Studio B Smiles, your entire family can focus on oral hygiene and show off winning smiles. Dr. John Badolato and the rest of our dental team can assist with cosmetic dentistry like teeth whitening as well as general oral health exams. For more information on our services, call (480) 860-0092. 

    How Intra Oral Imaging Can Improve Your Dental Care

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Intra oral imaging is a tool that can enhance every part of your next dental visit. Using this technology, a dentist can truly see your problems so he or she can figure out the best way to treat them.

    This kind of imaging allows a dentist to detect and diagnose oral health problems that could be affecting the aesthetic appeal of your teeth. The dentist can then use these images to show you the issues and talk to you about the best treatment options. The technology is used continuously throughout the process to ensure that you get the results you want. Once your treatment is complete, you can see before and after shots that show you just how much your smile has improved.

    Using tools like intra oral imaging helps the dental team at Scottsdale’s Studio B Smiles give you a smile of which you can be proud. With cosmetic dentistry services ranging from Invisalign to veneers, we know what it takes to give you a beautiful smile. For more information, call (480) 860-0092. 

    Which Toothpaste is Right for You?

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Toothpaste helps you fight against plaque, cavities, and gum disease. With so many options out there, it might be difficult to choose just one, but if you pay attention to the box, you can find one that works for your specific needs.

    No matter what kind of teeth you have, you should always buy toothpaste with fluoride. Ask your dentist for recommendations based on your mouth so you can get the best care. For more great toothpaste tips, you can check out this video.

    Studio B Smiles helps you maintain healthy, beautiful teeth in Scottsdale. From teeth whitening to veneers, we offer a wide array of general and cosmetic services to perfect your smile. To learn more, call (480) 860-0092. 

    Understanding Your Tooth Decay Risk Factors

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Proper oral hygiene is an important aspect of keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but it is not always enough. Understanding what causes decay helps you fight against it. Keep reading to learn more about the risk factors for tooth decay:

    Diet

    The foods that you eat can have a huge impact on your overall risk for tooth decay. Foods and drinks that coat your teeth might be leading you toward serious decay issues. If you eat or drink a lot of milk, ice cream, sugar, soda, blueberries, and candy, it is very important to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly to remove all of the remnants of these foods before they start to decay your teeth.

    Saliva

    The mouth produces saliva to help clean out the teeth and fight off bad bacteria that could cause decay. If you suffer from dry mouth, you are more susceptible to plaque and bacteria congregating in the mouth, which increases your risk for decay. Talk to your dentist about your dry mouth issues to find a solution that reignites your saliva production.

    Overall Health

    Certain health issues can also increase your risk for decay. Heartburn, for example, sends stomach acid up into the mouth. This acid breaks down enamel and puts your teeth at a much higher risk for decay. Heart disease, diabetes, and HIV can negatively affect the body’s ability to fight off infection, which makes tooth decay a more serious risk.

    The best way to fight against tooth decay is to follow a thorough oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist at Studio B Smiles regularly. From oral healthcare to teeth whitening, we make it easy to get the dental services you need in Scottsdale. For more information on our practice or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (480) 860-0092. 

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