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Modern dentistry offers remedies for just about every oral health problem you might experience. Let’s talk about some of the most common problems and ways to improve the beauty and health of your smile.

Stained Teeth

Stubborn stains from colored drinks and tobacco are hard to remove with brushing, so teeth whitening is a popular solution. It’s available in at-home kits or professionally in dental offices.

Chipped or Gapped Teeth

Minor cosmetic issues may be treated with dental bonding, which can hide imperfections quickly and painlessly.

Tooth Decay

A dentist will remove decay and usually fill the cavity with a composite resin filling. Dental inlays or onlays are sometimes needed to reinforce the tooth.

Cracked or Broken Teeth

For a severely damaged tooth, a crown may be necessary to provide stability and save the tooth.

Missing Teeth

Dental implants and bridges are solutions to missing teeth, and can save your mouth’s function and appearance.

Crooked Teeth or Misaligned Bite

Cosmetic dentistry can repair minor issues, but significant problems may warrant orthodontic treatment. Invisalign® clear braces provide a modern alternative to traditional braces.

Bleeding Gums

Swollen, bleeding gums are often the initial signs of gum disease. Treatment ranges from deep cleaning to surgery, depending on how advanced the disease is.

Jaw Pain

The joint where your jawbone and skull meet is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Stress or misalignment can cause pain, and dentists provide treatment like appliances, orthodontics, or relaxation techniques.

Unattractive Smile

If you’re unhappy with your smile, porcelain veneers may be placed over your teeth to mask many problems. Severe dental problems can call for full mouth reconstruction, which provides a complete overhaul of your smile and transforms it completely.

At Beville Dental Care we provide a full range of quality dental care for patient living in Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas.

April 11, 2019
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Have you quit smiling? Maybe it’s because you’re embarrassed that your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like. When your teeth become discolored, it can be a reason to hide them in embarrassment. Let’s find out some of the reasons why your teeth lose their luster.

Age

The color of your teeth and your age are directly related. Teeth darken from use and stain buildup. The older you get, the more stubborn the stains become. That means that teeth whitening results are less dramatic and immediate the older you are.

Original Color

Each person starts with a natural color of their teeth, which changes over time. Staining is more evident on some tooth colors than others. Also, some original colors respond better to whitening procedures than others.

Genetic Traits

Teeth have traits like how thin they are or how clear, or translucent, they are. These traits get more obvious as you age. Thin teeth, most often occurring on the front teeth, are more difficult to whiten. Thick, opaque teeth look lighter in color and respond better to whitening.

Damage to Teeth

People who grind their teeth often develop minor cracks in their teeth. That can lead to teeth that are darker on the edges. Trauma to the teeth from injuries may create large cracks, which attract even bigger amounts of staining.

Diet

Consuming foods and drinks that are known to discolor teeth can cause considerable staining over time. Red wine, tea, cola, coffee, and berries are some of the major culprits. Also, acidic foods like citrus fruits can erode tooth enamel. This causes the yellow-colored dentin of your teeth to become more visible.

Smoking and Drug Use

Nicotine leaves a brown film on your teeth that soaks in and discolors them. Some drugs like tetracycline are known to stain teeth, and can be very difficult to remove.

Beville Dental Care in Daytona Beach offers professional teeth whitening. Schedule a consultation to see if teeth whitening is an option for your teeth.

Being unhappy with your smile can affect many aspects of your life. You may be embarrassed, have low self-esteem, be hesitant to laugh or smile around others, and experience dental care problems as well. If these characteristics describe you, it’s time to consider a smile makeover. A cosmetic dentist can turn your life around by transforming your smile. Here are some things that your dentist may discuss with you about a smile makeover.

Tooth color

The color and shading of teeth are considered for various smile makeover procedures, such as bridges, veneers, bonding, and implants. The shade selected for use in restorations is evaluated to make sure it fits the tone and color of your face, hair, and other teeth. Since discolored or dark teeth imply an aged mouth, smile makeovers strive to give you a more youthful look with brighter teeth while maintaining a natural appearance. Also, silver and amalgam fillings may be replaced with tooth-colored composite fillings so they are not noticeable.

Alignment and spacing

Overlapping, crooked, or gapped teeth can be corrected with orthodontics or veneers.

Missing teeth

Replacing missing teeth is important not only for your appearance, but also to improve your bite and oral health. Dental implants, bridges, and partial dentures are options that may help.

Smile balance

Chipped or broken teeth can be bonded to improve your smile’s appearance and balance. Also, laser dentistry may be used to alter your gums so that your teeth and gums are balanced in a more appealing way.

Facial appearance

Several procedures, including oral surgery or orthodontics, can alter the look of your face to make it look more even and youthful.

If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in the Daytona Beach area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

March 28, 2019
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The population of the United States is growing, with over 40 million adults over age 65. A common health problem that seniors face is receding gums, which can lead to tooth loss if not treated properly. That's why many older adults wear dentures, in order to restore the function and appearance of their teeth.

What are dentures?

Dentures replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. You may require complete dentures when all of your teeth are absent, or partial dentures when some of your natural teeth are still in place. Dentures are removable for cleaning purposes, and also at night to allow your gums to rest and to have normal cleaning and stimulation by your saliva and tongue.

Who needs dentures?

Your gum tissue recedes as you age, which exposes the roots of your teeth. This makes them more susceptible to decay and infection. On average, people receive their first set of dentures in their mid-50s, and almost 50 million Americans wear some type of dentures.

Do dentures hurt?

Dentures might feel unusual in the beginning, but you will adjust to them in a few weeks. Your facial muscles or oral tissues will adapt, and your tongue will learn to keep them in place. Then your dentures should feel very comfortable. It’s not unusual to experience minor mouth irritation or soreness at first, and an increased flow of saliva. These problems will go away as you adjust. You will get used to eating with your dentures in a relatively short time also.

What are the keys to success with dentures?

It is vital to practice good oral care and visit your dentist for regular checkups. If you have any problems or concerns, be sure to consult your dentist so that your experience wearing dentures can be pleasant and you can maintain the best smile possible.

Contact our Daytona Beach dental office today to see if dentures are an option for you.

You’ve probably heard all your life about some foods that are bad for your teeth, but did you know there are other foods that are great for your oral health? Let’s learn about some food ingredients that will keep you smiling.

Salmon
Full of vitamin D, which helps your teeth get the full benefits of calcium from foods that you eat.
 
Onions
Contain Sulphur compounds and lowers bacteria that leads to tooth decay.

Strawberries
High in fiber and vitamin C, these berries help keep gums healthy while scrubbing your teeth when you eat them.

Pineapple
Creates a natural mouthwash by increasing saliva production and providing citric acid. Also contains vitamin C and an enzyme called Bromelain, which promotes healing in your mouth.

Quinoa
Grain full of teeth-strengthening minerals like calcium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.

Sesame Seeds
Scrubbing qualities reduce plaque, and calcium content aids your teeth.
 
Shitaki Mushrooms
Contain a sugar called Lentinan, known to prevent mouth bacteria.

Wasabi
Japanese horseradish containing compounds that hinder bacteria growth.

Sea Salt
Has a blend of minerals that strengthen teeth.

Xylitol
A sugar substitute that prevents tooth decay, and is beneficial to gums.

Stevia
Natural sweetener that doesn’t create acid on your teeth like sugar does.

Beville Dental Care is accepting new patients. Contact our Dayton Beach dental office to schedule an appointment.