Southridge Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

March 19, 2024

5 Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 2:32 am

Dentist examining a woman’s mouthFew people hit the genetic jackpot when it comes to naturally flawless teeth. Not to mention, various things can affect your pearly white over the years, like poor oral hygiene, trauma, or smoking. No matter the reason, you can have a stunning smile with cosmetic dentistry. However, it’s a big investment, and you don’t want to trust your smile to just anyone. Don’t worry. Here are 5 tips to help you choose the right cosmetic dentist for your situation.


January 12, 2024

Kick These Bad Habits to Keep Your Dental Implants in Biting Shape!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 10:57 pm
Dental implant

Dental implants are considered the ideal form of tooth replacement because they are incredibly lifelike, function just like real teeth, and can last a lifetime with proper care. While dental implants are made from high-quality and durable materials like ceramics, porcelain, and titanium, improper use can chip away at the artificial teeth or loosen the post placed in the jawbone. Here are a few bad habits to kick if you want your dental implants to last as long as possible.


November 7, 2023

Injuries and Imperfections: 3 Common Cosmetic Dental Issues

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 9:34 pm
Nose to chin view of someone smiling and holding a dental mirror to their teeth

If imperfections in your teeth make you feel self-conscious, you’re not alone! Studies have shown that those with dental problems are more likely to report feelings of unworthiness and are less likely to be socially engaged. You don’t want flaws in your smile to be the first thing someone notices during an important business meeting or on a first date, after all. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers several solutions that can enhance your teeth to improve your quality of life. Keep reading to learn about 3 common issues and how your dentist can help.


September 8, 2023

7 Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry Debunked

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 11:59 am
A woman at the dentist smiling at her new veneers

When many patients go to the dentist, it’s because they have some kind of pain or infection. Insurance companies also don’t cover cosmetic treatments, so it’s no wonder that many patients still don’t know about the benefits that cosmetic dentistry can offer. Some have even begun to spread myths about the treatments in the absence of information

If you want to dispel the rumors and learn the truth about seven of these myths, continue reading.


July 13, 2023

Tips, Tricks, and What to Expect When Talking with Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 7:53 pm
person talking with dentures to dentist

After transitioning to dentures as a solution for lost natural teeth, you’re on a path to restoring your smile and self-assurance. Adapting to dentures requires patience. Initially, speaking might feel unfamiliar and awkward. Yet, with time, perseverance, and practice, you’ll acclimate, speaking naturally and confidently. To facilitate this transition, continue reading for advice and techniques on how to converse comfortably with dentures.


March 4, 2023

5 Questions to Get You Started on Your Smile Makeover!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 2:49 am
a woman with a beautiful smile after cosmetic dentistry

What is the first thing you notice about someone when you meet them? According to a study conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry, 40% of people said they notice a smile first. Moreover, it found that 96% of people believe a smile is vital to a person’s appearance. However, if you are not happy with your teeth, you can tend to hide them and be less likely to engage with others. Luckily, there are many cosmetic dental treatments that can give you the grin you’ve always wanted. Here are five questions to ask your cosmetic dentist to help you get started on the path to a smile makeover!


February 4, 2023

Is Your Dental Checkup Coming Up? Mention These 4 Important Factors

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 11:59 pm
a man visiting and sharing information with his dentist at a checkup

Taking care of your pearly whites by brushing and flossing is essential if you want a healthy and beautiful smile. However, another important part of maintaining your oral health is attending your biannual dental appointments. In addition to a deep cleaning to rid your teeth of plaque and tartar, your dentist can catch any issues before they become more serious. It’s important to give your dental team a full picture of certain things regarding your dental and physical health so they can thoroughly treat your smile. Here are four things to be sure to mention!


January 3, 2023

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier, Brighter Smile in 2023!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 2:56 am
a woman with a healthy and bright smile for the New Year

With the new year approaching, it is not uncommon for people to take the last weeks of December to think about the things they would like to improve in the coming months. In fact, it’s estimated that about 50% of Americans make resolutions. Many of these goals are related to your physical well-being. But why not also include your oral health? If you would like a healthier, happier smile in 2023, here are five resolutions to help you achieve one!


December 3, 2022

Your Guide for Wearing Invisalign During the Holidays

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 7:57 pm
Woman wearing holiday sweater and holding Invisalign aligner

Will you be wearing Invisalign aligners this holiday season? If so, you need to be careful; between shopping, attending parties, and traveling, many people are so busy around this time of year that they aren’t as careful about sticking to their Invisalign treatment as they should be. To make sure that the holiday festivities don’t disrupt the Invisalign process, keep these 4 tips in mind.


November 7, 2022

4 Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — dunson @ 5:08 pm

Floating questions marks over opened handA beautiful smile is associated with youth, success, and confidence: however, few people have flawless teeth. If you’re embarrassed by stains, chips, gaps, or even missing teeth, you may be a candidate for a smile makeover. Your first step in the transformation process involves scheduling a consultation with a dentist. Here are 4 important questions to ask your cosmetic dentist to turn the smile of your dreams into reality.


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