SmileCentre Blog

Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

March 04, 2021

A middle-aged man smiling.Porcelain veneers are an amazing cosmetic dental solution for those who want to correct irregular tooth size, discoloration, and other imperfections. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers is to meet with one of our experienced dentists. At The Smile Centre, we are passionate about helping patients feel confident by giving them a beautiful, healthy smile.

As someone considering porcelain veneers, you may be an ideal candidate if you have:

  • Moderately misshapen, crooked, or damaged teeth. Veneers are a great way to fix multiple…
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Should I Go to the Dentist for Tooth Pain?

February 02, 2021

A young man holds his hand to his mouth and winces with discomfortIf you have any tooth pain, you should make an appointment with our dentists as soon as possible. Many toothaches are caused by an underlying issue, so it’s best to get the pain checked out before it becomes worse. At The Smile Centre, we provide a suite of general dentistry services and can help address any tooth pain quickly and effectively.

Tooth pain may occur when inflammation irritates the nerve endings in the middle portion of the tooth known as the pulp. There are several common causes for this inflammation, including:

  • Infection
  • Cavities
  • Cracks or chips in the tooth
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Are You Experiencing the Signs of Gum Disease?

January 25, 2021

A young couple flosses their teethGum disease and gum inflammation are very common dental problems among American adults. Our experienced dentists in Florida provide customized dental hygiene tips and look for the signs of gum disease during your routine checkups. You can trust us to help you achieve and maintain great dental health.

Gum disease is caused by infected gums. Most often, poor oral hygiene causes this type of infection because plaque and tartar grow and worsen. Even if you have ideal dental hygiene habits, you may be genetically predisposed to gum disease, or have other risk factors contributing to the condition.

While there may be no obvious…

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Your Teeth Whitening Questions Answered

January 15, 2021

An older woman smiles and poses for the cameraWith many of us working from home, we’ve gotten lots of opportunities to view our own teeth and smiles via Zoom and other virtual meeting platforms. For some people, this has spurred a desire to touch up the appearance of their smiles so they can look as sharp as possible, which allows them to be their most confident selves. One convenient, effective way to brush up is with professional teeth whitening offered by our dentists.

Here are our answers to some of the most commonly asked teeth whitening questions:

  • How long will the results last? Teeth whitening performed by a dentist…
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5 Dental Hygiene Shortcomings to Leave Behind in 2021

January 02, 2021

A father and son brush their teeth togetherMake 2021 the year to kick bad dental habits to the curb! Caring for your teeth and gums prevents inconvenient dental problems and supports a healthy, attractive smile. Here are some of the most common inadequate dental hygiene habits and how to avoid them:

  1. Aggressive brushing! Only light pressure is needed to brush your teeth effectively. Some people feel like they really need to scrub, but that’s not so. Brushing too forcefully wears down the protective layer of enamel on your teeth, and is not necessary to the task of whisking away food debris and plaque buildup.
  2. Using an old, worn-out…
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Rejuvenate Your Smile in 2021 with a Smile Makeover

December 02, 2020

A mature woman with gray hair wearing a white blouse poses for a portraitWhat are your smile goals for the New Year? As we all prepare to enter 2021 with hopeful hearts, we believe it’s a great time to achieve your cosmetic dental goals. With all the proper COVID-19 precautions in place and your safety top-of-mind, our practice believes you owe it to yourself to shake off any dissatisfaction you have with your smile by opting for a smile makeover.

So what exactly is a smile makeover? It’s a comprehensive approach to rejuvenating your smile. The first step is a consultation with the dentist to discuss your areas of concern, and what…

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How Often Do I Need My Teeth Whitened?

November 05, 2020

To keep teeth bright white, it’s crucial to first keep them healthy. If your teeth and gums are in poor health, your dentist will recommend postponing whitening treatment until your dental health improves. Regular dental exams and cleanings are crucial for achieving and maintaining a healthy mouth.

An older woman is at the beach smilingIt is not recommended to undergo teeth whitening treatment too frequently; it’s best to ask your dentist how often you should have it done. Generally, dentists recommend using teeth whitening treatments no more than every three to six months. Regular visits with your dentist will help ensure you have a healthy, dazzling smile.…

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What Herbs Can Help With Tooth Pain?

October 30, 2020

If you are experiencing tooth pain, see a dentist as quickly as possible. Toothaches can have a number of potential causes. Dentists are uniquely trained to help alleviate your pain and identify the underlying reason for your discomfort.

At The Smile Centre, we offer a full spectrum of general dentistry services to address any oral health needs quickly and effectively. Postponing dental treatment can ultimately lead to further harm and more extensive and expensive procedures down the road.

What to Do If You Have a Toothache

If you suffer from sudden tooth pain, whether from a crack, chip, break, or unknown reason, we will make every effort to  schedule treatment for your dental emergency as soon as possible. While our office is not open 24/7, we are attentive to your calls and inquiries, and we will do our best to arrange an appointment at your earliest convenience.  

In the meantime, please consider the following:

  • Use an over-the-…
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Can Tea Bags Really Draw Out an Infection in My Tooth?

October 26, 2020

young business woman holds hand to her cheek because of a tooth infectionIf you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, you may have an infected tooth. A tooth infection, also referred to as an abscess, is a pocket of pus trapped within your tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the tooth roots and may require emergency dentistry, such as a root canal or tooth extraction.

In these situations, many seek out home remedies to help deal with infection before scheduling a dental appointment. The internet is flush with dubious DIY dental remedies for everything from homemade toothpaste to toothache cures and…

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Can You Get Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth?

August 03, 2020

A middle aged woman with glasses smiles widely at the camera

The short answer is yes, you can get dental implants for multiple missing teeth! When you visit one of our experienced dentists for a consultation, please let them know you are interested in dental implants. They can determine whether the multiple missing teeth can be replaced with this treatment. Furthermore, they will make sure you know all of your options and feel confident choosing what is right for you.

Dental implants have become a popular option in dental restoration, with over half a million implants placed every year in the United States. With the natural appearance and strong durability, dental implants may be your ideal option for a smile makeover!

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