Veneers in Scottsdale Make Your Smile the Way You Want

Veneers in Scottsdale offer an alternative to a beautiful smile. It's rare that someone has perfect teeth. While it may look like every celebrity has a straight, white smile, most of them may have had help getting that look. In fact, some of the best teeth in Hollywood used to be some of the worst. If you're still not convinced, check out Tom Cruise before he had his teeth done or Ben Affleck from a few years back.

Whether you have crooked, damaged, stained, or teeth that you don't like, getting Veneers in Scottsdale can ensure that you have the look that you want. Best of all, Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens at My Scottsdale Dentist make it easy for you.

You simply go in and have your teeth prepared for the Veneers and if they're composite Veneers then it only takes one appointment typically. If you choose ceramic ones it takes a couple of more visits. The good news is that you you get to see each Veneer as it is placed on your teeth where the color can be adjusted to suit your needs. Once you're satisfied with the look the Veneers in Scottsdale are cemented in and you're all set.

Once you have your new Veneers in Scottsdale you can finally have the look you want. It not only adds confidence to your smile but it'll help your appearance and add to your success in life.

If you want to learn more about choosing Veneers or anything about My Scottsdale Dentist, just contact us and we can help.

Post Date: July 29, 2014

A Timely Solution for Those Living with the Embarrassment of Missing Teeth: Implants in a Day!

Anyone who lives with missing teeth can comprehend the utter feeling of defeat and hopelessness one endures. You are ashamed to eat, speak, and smile, keeping your true self hidden away. Maybe you have avoided dental care because you were unsure about treatment, had budgetary issues, or have anxiety. There is good news! Let Dr. Steven Paulos and Dr. Sid Stevens of My Scottsdale Dentist solve your woes with Implants in a day in Scottadale!

Now being featured is Teeth in a Day, the quick, budget friendly option to a beautiful smile. You will achieve implant-supported, full-arch gorgeous teeth. Call 480-400-8570 to book your FREE implant consultation for Implants in a day in Scottsdale. You will be informed of the process, and all the options available to you!

Still worried about your budget? Inquire about financing with 0% interest for twelve months!

There is no reason not to take the first step and make the call. Educate yourself on how you can take back your smile, and your life. Implants in a day in Scottsdale can change your life.

Be sure to take advantage of our many limited time offers, including our new patient offer for a free exam and x-rays! (For new patients only; can not be combined with any other offers.) Our Smile Getaway Sale is also in full swing!

For all of your dental needs for yourself and your family, from cosmetic to Invisalign, contact us; both Dr. Poulos and Dr. Stevens are there to help. We pride ourselves on providing quality care, and being "The Dental Comfort Center"! Visit the My Scottsdale Dentist website for more information.

Post Date: July 21, 2014

Restorative Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ: The Dangers of Untreated TMJ Disorder

Restorative Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ: The Dangers of Untreated TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder highly treatable with restorative dentistry in Scottsdale. Learning more about this disorder can help you seek treatment when needed. TMJ is shorthand for the temporomandibular joint, the joint which connects your jaw to your skull. This joint can become inflamed, resulting in TMJ disorder. Individuals who suffer from this disorder know how excruciatingly painful the condition can be, and that the pain can quickly spread beyond the joint itself to the ears, eyes, neck and shoulders. What many don't know, however, is that left untreated, TMJ syndrome can lead to much more serious problems, including the following:
  1. Self-medication and the danger of addiction: the often crippling pain associated with TMJ disorder leads some sufferers to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. This can quickly get out of control as more and more medication is required to control the pain. Sufferers of TMJ disorder have been known to drift into drug abuse and alcoholism.
  2. Psychological disorders: one of the symptoms of the disorder is excessive grinding of the teeth. This can lead to sleep disorders, such as insomnia. The constant pain associated with TMJ syndrome can also cause depression, which ranges from mild to severe. In addition, because chewing is so painful, some individuals change their eating habits, which can cause malnutrition and eating disorders.
  3. More serious dental problems: an unaligned jaw causes some sufferers to favor one side of their mouth when they chew or grind their teeth. This can cause excessive wearing down of the teeth involved and more serious dental problems. Using one side of the jaw more than the other can also lead to facial swelling on the side which is favored which, left untreated, can cause permanent disfigurement.
  4. Hearing problems: pain in the ears can evolve into a ringing sensation, the development of tinnitus and, in more severe cases, permanent hearing damage. The condition can also compromise the inner ear, which can cause problems with balance and dizziness.
  5. Problems with the jaw: if the condition is untreated for a protracted period of time, the jaw can become stuck in an open position, a circumstance which requires emergency treatment to force it closed. The jaw can also become dislocated.
Needless to say, these conditions related to untreated TMJ disorder are serious. It's important to know if you might suffer from this condition at the earliest possible time and to begin treatment with restorative dentistry in Scottsdale. Some of the symptoms to look for include pain associated with chewing, a clicking sound when opening or closing your mouth, earaches and headaches (particularly migraines), sudden hearing loss, ringing in the ears and unexplained pain in the face, neck and shoulders. The good news if you have TMJ disorder is that it can be relatively easily treated in its early stages using restorative dentistry in Scottsdale. If you have these symptoms, you need to be diagnosed and treated by a Scottsdale, Arizona dentist who specializes in TMJ treatment. You can do so by seeing Dr. Steven Poulos or Dr. Sid Stevens of My Scottsdale Dentist. For more information, contact us today.

Post Date: July 11, 2014

Deep cleaning in Scottsdale: steps to prevent gum disease

According to the Center for Disease Control, over half of all American adults suffer from periodontal disease. If you are one of these people, you should know two very important facts: the first is that you're not alone. Periodontal disease is very common, but that doesn't make it something you should tolerate because it can have a drastic effect on your overall health. The second thing you should know is how to treat it. If you have gum disease, you should look into deep cleaning in Scottsdale at My Scottsdale Dentist to help correct the symptoms. Because there is no cure for periodontal disease, regular visits to the dentist are very important.

Recognizing the signs

One of the best things you can do to take care of your teeth, whether or not you have gum disease, is make regular appointments with your dentist and practice a good dental care regimen at home. If you notice early warning signs for gum disease, you'll want to make an appointment for deep cleaning at My Scottsdale Dentist in Scottsdale as soon as possible. Early warning signs for periodontal disease include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth

Home care for healthy dental health

Brush your teeth. When we talk about brushing teeth, we don't mean smear some toothpaste on your teeth with a toothbrush and rinse it off. We mean scrubbing for at least three minutes first thing in the morning, after meals, and before you go to bed at night.

Floss. Floss will help remove bacteria that a toothbrush can't reach because it's located in between the teeth or just under the gum line.

Use mouth rinse. Some mouth rinses are more effective than others. Please discuss with your dentist the most effective toothpaste and mouth rinse for your dental care. When you use mouth rinse, allow it to contact all your teeth and gums for at least thirty seconds. Mouth rinse will help kill harmful mouth bacteria.

Watch what you eat and drink. Food that lingers on teeth can lead to cavities by attracting harmful bacteria. Sugary beverages, especially dark sodas, can damage or discolor teeth. If you do drink sugary beverages drink water afterward to wash the sugar off your teeth.

Advanced treatment for periodontal disease

If you have advanced gum disease, you'll want to begin taking care of the symptoms by making regular appointments for deep cleaning in Scottsdale. Depending on your particular circumstances, this could mean deep cleaning every three to six months and root planing and scaling in Scottsdale every six months. Deep cleaning will help get rid of bacteria below the gum line, which assists gum health, allowing them to support your teeth better. Root planing smooths away rough surfaces on the root surface. A rough surface allows bacteria to adhere better deep under the gums and can affect long-term tooth health.

In addition to regular dental visits, follow your dentist's recommendations for home care. For more information about deep cleaning or root planing and scaling in Scottsdale, including the exact procedure, how long it will take and the duration of the recovery period (usually after the anesthetic wears off you're back to normal with possible pain medication but should avoid certain foods until your gums fully recover), please contact us.


Post Date: July 4, 2014