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SMILE THERAPY

SMILE WITH CONFIDENCE

The Power of a Smile!

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    A warm, open, attractive smile makes people feel accepted and confident. The appearance of an attractive smile carries great significance.  A smile can indicate an individual's sense of well-being.  A healthy, attractive smile continues to be an important facet of life that impacts:

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our health

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first impression

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self-esteem

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relationships, personally and professional. 

A  confident smile says it all

     Often, the first thing a person notices is our smile.  

     It is an important part of the overall impression we make. If you are unhappy with your smile, you may be sabotaging yourself by covering your mouth with your hair or hiding your smile behind your hand, or the worst, not smiling at all.  

     People who don't smile naturally, may be seen as:

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timid

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lacking confidence

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even unfriendly.  

When you smile, people around you will smile too.

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     Our goal is to provide you with an experience that is positive, comforting and even relaxing (some patients even fall asleep in our chairs). 

     When you enter we hope you enjoy our office smell of vanilla.  We have scented candles and soothing music and nature sounds to relax you.  

     We have warm beverages like flavored coffee, teas and hot chocolate to warm you from the chill of our unpredictable seasonal weather.  These are just some of the things we do to offer you comfort so that you may feel closer to being at a dental spa than a traditional dental office.

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     This page is dedicated to sharing with you the things we do to improve and pamper you and your smile.

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NEW-body chair massager with heat to help relax you during treatment.

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Power Prophy service in which your gums will be hydrated with jets of warm water to remove plaque with Pro-Sonic, polished with flavored paste and finished with flavored fluoride.

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Sound machine in each treatment room where you can choose to listen to ocean, stream, rain or heart beat sounds.

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Smile Enhancing procedures.


We are the Smile Engineers

 
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You can know exactly what we are doing on a computer screen that gives you the big picture through the use of an intra oral camera.

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 Bonding. This technique involves a plasticlike resin instead of porcelain, and dentists perform it "freehand" in the mouth. It's excellent for smaller work, such as fixing a chip. But, unlike veneers, it can't be used to reshape or whiten a broad surface. to repair chipped, stained or worn teeth to enhance your smile in a single visit.  Many offices charge between $500.00 to $1,500 per tooth.  Our cost is between $200.00 to $400.00 a tooth.

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The convenience of being able to purchase the items you need to keep and maintain your smile such as Breath RX, Automatic Flosser, Sonicare, and  Rotadent.

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Buffing.  The is a procedure that uses a fine diamond disk or file to shave down a stain.  It cost $100.00-$300.00 in many areas.  Our cost is $25.00.  

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Crowns and Bridges can be used to proved a stable bite and to enhance the appearance of your smile.  They are your very own "personalized porcelain sculpture/sculptures".

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Headphones with the music of your choice.

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The theme room of your choice.

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TV in comprehensive exam room

When we see yellow teeth, we subliminally think that the person is older.
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Professionally supervised at home Whitening System that gives your the best at home results using carbamide peroxide to lighten stained teeth.  Plastic trays are make for the upper and lower teeth, which you wear for one to two hours a day for two to three weeks.  This procedure is noninvasive, affordable and painless. It can cost between $300.00 to $500.00. Our cost between $200.00 to $300.00.

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Trident Advantage gum that is actually good for your teeth.  It strengthens your teeth by boosting saliva flow to remineralize your teeth and reduce plaque build-up.

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Veneers

It's the most expensive option but the best way to improve the shape of your teeth. (One downside: veneers may need to be replaced every 10 years or so.) A dentist typically grinds down your tooth enamel, then glues on a custom-made porcelain shell. To save money, you can buy veneers for just the top six to 10 "smile zone" teeth and bond or bleach the rest. Don't go too white or you'll end up looking like Wayne Newton, who had a special color made so his audience could see his mouth from the back of the concert hall. To avoid the horse look, tell your dentist explicitly that you don't want big teeth, and ask for "temporaries"—resin mock-ups that mimic the smile you'll end up with.

Bleaching. A good option for people who don't need to straighten or reshape their teeth. Peroxide bubbles out some—but not all—stains that collect within tooth enamel. (Ask your dentist ahead of time if bleaching will fix a particular blemish you're concerned about.) Typically, custom-molded bleaching trays—worn at home for an hour a day for two weeks and can get your teeth five to eight shades whiter.

Those in need of instant gratification can turn to "power whitening," which takes only one hour in the dentist's office and uses a light-activated peroxide gel. The treatment—under brand names like Brite-Smile, Zoom! and Rembrandt. Over-the-counter products like Crest White strips are a good place to start when you're trying to decide if professional bleaching is for you. But be wary of store-bought bleaching trays, which can make it tricky to keep the gel spread evenly.

Before you jump into the dentist's chair, do your homework. Not all practitioners are equally trained in esthetic techniques, so check their credentials, Not everyone needs an extreme makeover," says Messina. "Small changes may make a big difference.

COSMETIC DENTAL MAKEOVER SELF-TEST

September 28, 2008

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