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Smile Design: Can You Have The Smile You Always Wanted?

November 9, 2015

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 7:29 pm

We are here this week to talk about a dental topic that has been increasing in popularity in recent years—how to obtain the perfect smile. Many patients visit our dental office with the common goal of attaining that “Hollywood Smile.” Perfect teeth can mean drastically different things to different people, however, and our goal is to help our patients achieve their individual goals when it comes to getting the look that they desire. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Americans place an extremely high value on the smile. Over 99% of surveyed adults believe that a nice smile is an important social aspect and a slightly smaller percentage believe that an attractive smile can make a person appear more attractive to members of the opposite sex. We want to help you achieve the smile of your dreams so that you can appear more attractive, youthful, successful and confident.


Is All Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry? You May Be Surprised!

October 15, 2015

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 7:32 pm

Our blog topic of the week is cosmetic dentistry and we are here to dispel a common myth that many people may believe—all dentistry is cosmetic dentistry. In recent years, the increasing demands for a perfect, “Hollywood” smile have led many Americans to seek out dental treatment that is considered cosmetic in nature. Traditionally, general dentists have had the overarching goal of improving the health or functionality of a patient’s dentition. However, with increasing demands for dental work that is designed to improve upon appearances, many dentists have started to treat patients cosmetically. (more…)

The Clear Way to Straighter Teeth: How Invisalign Adult Braces Can Help You

July 29, 2015

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , , — pontevedra @ 9:16 pm

In our blog entry today, we are going to talk about the benefits of having straighter teeth and ways that we can help you achieve and straighter smile at Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry. Have you ever wished that your teeth could be straighter? Most people think that braces should only be worn by children or teenagers while they are still growing. According to the American Dental Association, healthy teeth can effectively be treated with orthodontics at any age. At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we frequently update our blog in order to provide our patients with the most up to date dental information and treatment options. We are committed to patient education and are happy to answer any questions that you may have electronically or on the telephone at (904)285-7711. If you are interested in adult braces and would like to learn more about Invisalign, please visit the Invisalign section of our website for additional information.


Adult Braces – Is It Ever Too Late? Ponte Vedra Dentist

November 19, 2014

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , , — pontevedra @ 12:14 am

When you think of braces, most likely you are thinking about teenagers. Most people who have had braces have had them during these years. This is a great time to have teeth altered. The permanent teeth have just come in and it is often good to get it over with so straight teeth can be maintained for years to come. The invention of Invisalign; however, has created a paradigm shift in orthodontics. Now adults of any age can obtain straight healthy looking teeth and do so easily. At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we are dedicated to educating Ponte Vedra and surrounding communities about oral health. Feel free to check out our past blog posts for more information!


Professional Teeth Whitening vs. At Home Whitening; What are the Facts?

October 5, 2014

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 12:24 am

Did you know that Americans spend over $1.4 billion annually on over-the-counter teeth whitening products?

It is a guarantee that not every one of these purchases was researched to determine if these products actually work. Do over-the-counter whitening products actually whiten teeth?  Is it worth visiting the dentist and spending the extra money to have professional whitening done?

At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing everyone within reach oral healthcare education. Today’s blog will hopefully answer many of our frequently received questions about teeth whitening.


Is the “Hollywood Smile” Too White? Tooth Whitening Tips

April 17, 2014

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What is the Hollywood Smile?

You see them nearly everywhere you look; at the grocery store checkout line, billboards, commercials, and magazines. One of the classic presentations of Hollywood style is the Hollywood smile. These smiles are blinding us at nearly every turn and Americans are yearning to follow suit. According to MSNBC, Americans currently spend $1.4 billion on over-the-counter teeth whitening products. Is it too much? Will the white shown on camera look as good in real life? In reality there is a fine line between a white smile that can enhance an appearance significantly and one that has gone too far. (more…)

What are the Cosmetic Dentistry Options?

February 13, 2014

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , , — pontevedra @ 1:29 am

Cosmetic dentistry is a progressive segment of dentistry.  There are constantly new materials, technologies, and methods to attain the best possible results.  Cosmetic dentistry refers to any sections of dentistry that are designed to make the teeth, gums, and smile of patients as aesthetically pleasing as possible.  You will see many dentists market themselves as cosmetic dentists.  There is no formally recognized training involved in cosmetic dentistry so dentists can freely use this term in their description.  This information makes it crucial for patients to interview the prospective doctor to determine that particular doctor’s qualifications.  The best way to become trained as a “cosmetic dentist” is to become a master at the different treatments involved in this section as well as the ability to properly treatment plan any situation. (more…)

Would You Like to Whiten Your Teeth in Just One Visit?

February 8, 2014

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — pontevedra @ 1:32 am

Demystifying the World of Whitening Products

The term “whitening” is used in about every package you can pick up at the grocery store for toothpaste, mouth rinses, and gels.  This term seems to be used extremely liberally.  In a recent study done by MSNBC, the citizens of the US spend over 1.4 billion dollars on over the counter tooth whitening products every year.  Is this money wasted or does it work?  The answer is essentially, sometimes.  A quick explanation of tooth staining can provide some clarity on the issue. (more…)

Invisalign: A Terrific Alternative to Conventional Braces

November 29, 2013

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 1:48 am

Orthodontics is a facet of dentistry designed to correct dental as well as skeletal problems. One way to correct some of these tooth related problems is Invisalign™. Invisalign™ is nearly invisible so it has become a popular way to correct dental related issues. Serving as a great alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign™ can manage: (more…)

What You Should Know About Tooth Whitening

October 20, 2013

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — pontevedra @ 2:00 am

Would you like a whiter, more healthy looking smile?  Often times whitening can have tremendous impacts on the overall appearance of the teeth.  Below are some common questions and answers about whitening. (more…)

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