"The staff was very helpful and friendly. They answered all of my questions and helped me to feel at ease. Though the doctor was very knowledgeable, she used terms and explanations I could understand. What I loved about the staff was that they made me feel comfortable. It was as though I had been a patient for years. It was a great experience!" -- Jade
Because your smile is one of the first things other people are likely to notice about you, it is understandable that your confidence is linked to the appearance of teeth. Today, the field of cosmetic dentistry is booming for this very reason, and in our holistic practice, we offer a variety of services to bring you to your very best aesthetic. In some cases, the simple safe removal of amalgam fillings using our specialized technique does wonders not only for a patient's health, but also for his or her aesthetics.
Above all, while we work to enhance the beauty of your smile, our priority is on the effective removal of mercury so that your health is no longer impacted by this toxic substance.
First and foremost, it is the state of teeth and gums that we assess when we meet with patients regarding the appearance of their smile. In many cases, we have found that addressing oral health through herbal and other natural remedies, the patient sees a significant improvement due to the elimination of red, inflamed gums. In fact, in our cosmetic dentistry practice, teeth and gums are addressed before any cosmetic treatment is started. By doing this, Drs.James Medlock and Elizabeth Keith assures any procedure is well-tolerated and successful.
A common cosmetic dentistry procedure is teeth whitening, which we perform right in our office so that the patient's gums and lips are adequately protected and Drs.James Medlock and Elizabeth Keith can monitor treatment from start to finish. Whitening consists of a hydrogen peroxide gel that is applied to the exterior surface of teeth visible in the smile. Once this solution has been applied, a specialized light used to activate the whitening process, resulting in a lift of four to six shades in a single treatment.
Our teeth are porous, and therefore immediately affected by external elements. Maintaining bright white teeth is possible through excellent oral hygiene practices, especially following the consumption of foods or beverages known to have stain-causing components. Coffee, tea, red wine and colas are just a few of the dietary factors that may cause teeth to become dull and discolored. While it may not be possible to completely avoid such treats, care can be taken to brush or at least rinse teeth right away so that stain-causing particles do not sit on teeth.
Porcelain veneers are another cosmetic treatment that is often used to improve the aesthetic of the smile. Veneers are very thin shells that are adhered to the exterior surface of a tooth or teeth. We have found porcelain veneers to be extremely successful in bringing our patients to their most beautiful smiles.
To discover the benefits of holistic and cosmetic dentistry, contact our office for your consultation.