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4 Ways to Improve Your Smile!
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, it's time to visit your dental home. There are a variety of great treatments we offer that can help you to get the smile that you’ve always wanted, from fixing gaps to removing stains, and they don't have to cost an arm and a leg!

Teeth Whitening
Over time, most of us experience stains and discoloration to our teeth. Smoking, certain medications, and eating staining foods can all contribute to discoloration. However, our teeth whitening process allows us to improve the appearance of your smile, either with an in-office procedure or by providing you with a system to use at home. Teeth whitening tends to be one of the most affordable options, and can significantly improve the youthfulness of your smile, even with just one application!

Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Bonding is a fairly simple way to improve the appearance of your teeth if there are gaps between them, and it can also be used for chips, breaks, stains, and cracks. We use a special tooth-colored bonding material to fill in imperfections, and as it hardens, it can be shaped in order to match the original shape of your tooth. When cared for properly, bonding can last for several years. Bonding material cannot be "whitened" with tooth whitening products, however we can often match the shade of the bonding material to your teeth. This is why we will often recommend whitening your teeth first before applying bonding material or using dental crowns to enhance your smile.

Veneers are applied by dentists with extensive cosmetic training and can also be used to correct gaps, chips, permanent stains, and teeth that are slightly crooked. Veneers are customized porcelain shells that will cover up the front of your teeth to improve the shape and color.

If you are interested in learning more about the cosmetic options available, please visit our website, or give us a call today!

How to Avoid Teeth Stains
During the autumn months, parties, bonfires, and holiday celebrations may take up a lot of your time, and depending on what you’re eating and drinking, they can also take a toll on your teeth. Follow these simple tips for keeping your smile pearly white!

Be Wary of Tooth Stainers
Certain foods are worse than others when it comes to staining the teeth, so be careful when eating blueberries, tomato sauce, beets, and other tooth-staining culprits.

Use a Straw
When drinking your favorite soft drink and watching the big game, be sure to drink with a straw. This prevents liquids from coming into direct contact with enamel and staining.

If you notice your smile starting to dull or yellow, contact us about tooth whitening. There are a variety of safe and inexpensive options that will help brighten your smile!

Have a Safe Halloween!
Halloween is a favorite time of year for kids. The fun of costumes, decorations, pumpkin patches, and parties is offset by the large amount of sugary treats many children consume. This holiday season, follow the guidelines below for healthy smiles.

Choose chocolates over hard candy - The longer a piece of candy sits in your child's mouth, the more opportunity there is for the acids to break down their teeth and cause decay. Chocolate is softer and kinder to your child's teeth.

Avoid gummy, sticky candies - Sticky candy stays on the surface of the teeth long after your child is done eating it. The longer the candy sits there, the more risk your child is at for tooth decay.

Replace sugary bubblegum with sugar-free or xylitol gum - Sugarless gum helps to promote saliva production which helps to wash away the bacteria in your child's mouth. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that inhibits the bacteria that cause cavities and is the best substitute for sugary gums.

Enjoy Halloween candy with a meal - If your child consumes candy after eating a big meal, the sugar and bacteria is more likely to be washed away rather than sitting and causing decay.

Choose some, give the rest away!


Village Plaza Dental | | (541) 343-3822
4750 Village Plaza Loop, Suite 201, Eugene, OR 97401



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