Last updated 7 days ago
At Premiere Dental Arts, improving your smile isn’t the only way we can enhance your appearance. We’re also pleased to offer Botox to our dental patients to help control the appearance of wrinkles. A healthy smile makes you look younger, and now you can get the anti-aging benefits of Botox right in our dentists’ office.
Botox works by controlling the movement of muscles underneath wrinkles that appear when you make facial expressions. It’s particularly useful in treating the frown lines that appear between your brows. Botox reduces the contraction of the muscles in that area so that they can’t make the skin fold and create wrinkles. With your smoother skin and healthy smile, you’ll look as young as you feel.
Try Botox along with other cosmetic dentistry procedures at Premiere Dental Arts in Frederick. You can learn about all of the procedures our dentists offer, including orthodontics, by calling (240) 215-3510.
Last updated 14 days ago
When most people think of visiting their dentist, they think of teeth cleanings, cavities, and fillings. However, one of the most important things your dentist does that you may not consider is screen your mouth for the signs of oral cancer. When diagnosed early, oral cancer can be very treatable, which is another reasons why it is so important to maintain regular visits with your dentist. Could you be at risk for oral cancer? Here’s a look at some of the risk factors.
Tobacco use is the single biggest risk factor for oral cancer. Most people who have oral cancer have used tobacco products, and the longer you use tobacco, the more your odds of getting oral cancer increase. People who smoke cigarettes are at risk for cancers of the mouth and throat, including the larynx. People who smoke cigars are particularly vulnerable to cancers of the lips. Those who use snuff or chewing tobacco are most prone to cancers of the gums, cheeks, and inner lips. It’s important to communicate with your dentist about your tobacco use so he or she can tailor your oral cancer screenings appropriately.
Drinking can increase your risk of getting oral cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about seven in 10 people who get oral cancer drink heavily. Smoking and drinking together make a person’s risk of developing oral cancer skyrocket. Some studies suggest that people who both drink and smoke heavily have a 100 times higher risk of getting oral cancer than those who don’t drink or smoke.
HPV stands for human papilloma virus, a group of over 150 different infections. HPV can be spread orally via sexual contact and open-mouth kissing. Certain strains of HPV are associated with a higher risk of oral cancer.
With regular check-ups, your family dentist at Premiere Dental Arts can detect oral cancer in its early stages, so treatment can begin. Oral cancer screenings are just one example of how our Frederick dentists can protect your oral health. Find out more about our dental services, including orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, by calling (240) 215-3510.
Last updated 21 days ago
There’s no reason to suffer with a smile you’re not proud to show off. Cosmetic dentistry can correct your smile woes and give you the grin you’ve always desired. Start by discussing your concerns with your cosmetic dentist so he or she can map out a treatment plan designed to give you that smile you want. As you consider your options, here is a look at some of the most popular cosmetic procedures your dentist may suggest.
Missing teeth can cause serious distress for many people. In addition to cosmetic concerns, missing teeth can also lead to several dental health problems, from gum disease to further tooth loss. Dental implants are a great option to replace one or several missing teeth—up to an entire mouth of lost teeth—without the problems associated with dentures or bridges. Because dental implants are anchored in your jaw, they look and act like your natural teeth and don’t require any special care. Your dentist can match your implants to your remaining teeth so that only your dentist and you know you have them.
Do you have teeth that are misshapen or severely discolored? If so, then veneers can help. These thin, tooth-shaped wafers are attached to the tops of your teeth by your dentist to cover up any cosmetic concerns you have. Depending on how they are constructed, they can make teeth that are too small look bigger, correct spacing issues, or cover up cracks and chips.
Sometimes all a smile needs is to be brightened up with a whitening procedure. Although you can buy whitening treatments over-the-counter, the fastest and most effective teeth whitening can be performed by your dentist. Talk to your dentist about the right approach for you.
If you want to feel more confident in your smile, schedule an appointment at Premiere Dental Arts in Frederick to find out which cosmetic dentistry procedures are right for you. To find out more or to make an appointment with one of our dentists, call (240) 215-3510.