Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ Can Make Your Smile Look Years Younger


Discolored and damaged teeth affect not only the smile, they can make people appear older than they really are. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ is available to restore the smile you've always loved, and return it to a more youthful look. Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens of My Scottsdale Dentist have been improving the smiles of our patients for a combined total of 59 years.

A variety of cosmetic dental treatments are available for reversing the appearance of aging, discolored and damaged teeth. The following are some of the cosmetic procedures available at My Scottsdale Dentist:

Tooth Whitening

Teeth become discolored, stained or yellowed with age. The whitening performed in our office can dramatically improve your smile's appearance in as little as one treatment. Professional tooth whitening by cosmetic dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ can be used in combination with other treatments for a complete smile transformation.

Porcelain Veneers

Professional tooth whitening may not be enough the fully restore the brightness of some teeth. Cosmetic dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ can fit your teeth with porcelain veneers. these consist of a thin layer of porcelain that is created from a mold or your teeth and bonded to the front to restore their original, natural look and color. Veneers can also mask minor flaws, including irregularly shaped teeth, wear, chips and slight crookedness.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent replacement option for missing teeth. Since dental implants are permanent, there is no problems with slipping or removal. Implants give people the confidence to speak, laugh and eat without worrying about dentures. With dental implants, an artificial post is implanted in the jawbone, to which natural looking teeth are permanently attached.

Invisalign and Orthodontics

Traditional metal braces are an unsightly and sometimes painful way to straighten teeth. Invisalign is a revolutionary system used by cosmetic dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ for straitening teeth without needing to wear braces. The system uses a series of aligners to progressively align teeth to the proper position. Invisalign uses clear, custom made aligners which much more comfortable and contain no sharp metal.

Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens of My Scottsdale Dentist in Scottsdale, AZ provide a range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments which can take years off your smile and boost your confidence. Contact us and schedule a consultation and discover which procedures are best for you.

Post Date: March 27, 2014

Invisalign in Scottsdale, AZ

Invisalign in Scottsdale, AZ

Do you have a child that needs Invisalign in Scottsdale, AZ? When asked whether they prefer Invisalign clear appliances or metal braces, many young people choose the Invisalign trays. The level of comfort and appearance goes a long way with image conscious teens.

Invisalign in Scottsdale, AZ allows a teen to have an active lifestyle:

  • Participate in contact sports
  • Play a musical instrument
  • No metal brackets and wires
  • Freedom to eat their favorite foods
  • Level of confidence and self-image

If your teen has an active lifestyle and you are looking for alternatives to traditional braces consider the benefits of Invisalign in Scottsdale, AZ. The clear aligners require less office visits, giving your teen more time to spend on school, sports and their social life. Ask other parents and former patients, there are over 2 million satisfied Invisalign customers!

One year to a new smile:

  • Talk with Dr. Poulos and Dr. Stevens
  • Determine a treatment plan
  • Trays are changed every 2 weeks with office visits every 4-6 weeks
  • A new smile in approximately 1 year if worn 20-22 hrs/day

Dr. Poulos and Dr. Stevens

Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry for over 20 years to families in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Poulos and Dr. Stevens have a reputation for providing some of the finest cosmetic dentistry services including Invisalign in Scottsdale. Their office is known for being friendly, fun and a full service dental practice.

If you would like to know more about Invisalign in Scottsdale call us at My Scottsdale Dentist to schedule a complimentary consulting meeting.

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Post Date: March 20, 2014

Junk Food and Oral Health

Junk food, poor oral health increase risk of premature heart disease

The association between poor oral health and increased risk of cardiovascular disease should make the reduction of sugars such as those contained in junk food, particularly fizzy drinks, an important health policy target, say experts writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Poor oral hygiene and excess sugar consumption can lead to periodontal disease where the supporting bone around the teeth is destroyed. It is thought that chronic infection from gum disease can trigger an inflammatory response that leads to heart disease through a process called atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Despite convincing evidence linking poor oral health to premature heart disease, the most recent UK national guidance on the prevention of CVD at population level mentions the reduction of sugar only indirectly.

Dr Ahmed Rashid, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, who co-wrote the paper, said: "As well as having high levels of fats and salt, junk foods often contain a great deal of sugar and the effect this has on oral health may be an important additional mechanism by which junk food elevates risk of CVD." He added: "Among different types of junk food, soft drinks have raised particular concerns and are the main source of free sugar for many individuals."

The authors refer to the well-publicized New York 'soda ban' controversy which has brought the issue to the attention of many. Yet, they point out, in the UK fizzy drinks remain commonly available in public areas ranging from hospitals to schools. Dr Rashid said: "The UK population should be encouraged to reduce fizzy drink intake and improve oral hygiene. Reducing sugar consumption and managing dental problems early could help prevent heart problems later in life."

Post Date: March 14, 2014

Implants in a Day: Providing Provisional Implants To Save You Time

Implants in a Day: Providing Provisional Implants To Save You Time Have you ever dreamed of a time when you could receive  dental  implants in a day here in Scottsdale? While that might still sound futuristic, it's more than possible here at  My Scottsdale Dentist . While the implants you receive are provisional before the permanent ones are put in, you're still able to save time in helping improve your smile. That can be a very useful process if you're in a hurry to help your teeth look better for an upcoming event. This could be an upcoming high school reunion or even a date scheduled within the next few days. The good news is that our provisional implants will look just like your permanent implants will later. But how do we make this implants in a day process work so fast? It starts by speeding up many of the details behind implants that used to take so much longer in an earlier era. Speeding up the Details Beforehand We'll help you get through the laborious steps that prepare you for dental implants. Part of this is the financial side of things and working out the insurance paperwork here at our Scottsdale office. We've streamlined this process so the dental work can get underway. It won't be long and you'll be ready to go in for photos and x-rays. These used to (and still can) take hours elsewhere. When you get your implants in Scottsdale, improved technology allows x-ray results to be much faster, hence providing more time for you to head to a nearby lab for CAT scans. The latter scans help determine exactly how the implants will fit and to determine any other issues that need addressing in advance. If you start this procedure by morning, the results from the CAT scans will be in even before midday begins. Then the implants in a day process can finally get underway. The Procedure Once your scans are in, we'll quickly set up a time for extractions on the same day. Surgery may also be needed if necessary, though we guarantee your provisional implants will be in before the day ends. When extractions are done, we'll immediately fit you with the temporary implants so you can go home with a smile much different from the one you had before. While your permanent implants will come in weeks later, we'll have you come for post-op checkups to make sure you're healing. In the meantime, the implants you already received in a day will look impressive and enable you to take on any event you have scheduled with confidence. Those temporary implants will also be kept on file here at our Scottsdale office to use for necessary annual maintenance. Contact us  here at  My Scottsdale Dentist  so we can tell you more about the Implants in a Day program. It's a new process that your grandparents may be envious of, even though they can still potentially benefit from it themselves.

Post Date: March 13, 2014