SmileCentre Blog

Chipped Tooth Repair: What To Expect

January 31, 2024

chipped toothIt's surprisingly easy to chip a tooth. Although our teeth are built to withstand the daily force of chewing, chips can easily occur from a fall, biting down on something hard, or being hit in the face. Luckily, we offer veneers and other restorative dentistry options to bring your smile back to its former glory.

You might not even notice that you've chipped a tooth until you look in the mirror or notice a sharp spot in your mouth.

When you chip a tooth, it's important that you see a dentist to get the tooth repaired. Let’s explore what your options are for repairing a chipped tooth, so you can stay confident in your smile. 

Treatment Options

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Advantages of Dental Bridges for the New Year

January 15, 2024

dental fillersWhen you’re missing teeth, dental bridges can restore your smile. This year, replacing any teeth you’ve lost could be a great way to invest in not only your oral health but your confidence and wellbeing. If you are missing a tooth that is making it difficult to resume normal chewing or speaking activities, dental bridges are one option to consider.

Dental bridges typically include prosthetic or fake teeth created using materials such as porcelain, gold, and alloy. These replacement teeth provide the necessary support to maintain the natural function of your entire mouth. There are many benefits of a dental bridge that can…

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Dental Crowns vs Caps: What Is the Difference?

December 15, 2023

restorative dentistryIf you’ve ever looked into restorative dentistry for your teeth, then you have likely heard of dental crowns and caps. These are frequently used to cover and protect the damaged tooth while restoring a beautiful smile. One question patients often ask is, “What is the difference between dental crowns and caps?” The answer is simple: they are the same thing! 

Dental Caps & Crowns Protect Your Teeth 

No matter what name you prefer, the purpose of dental caps and crowns is to protect a damaged tooth. They can also be used as a cosmetic treatment to conceal discoloration or improve the appearance of a tooth that is not the same size or…

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Understanding the Art of Cosmetic Dentistry

November 30, 2023

cosmetic dentistryCosmetic dentistry describes a wide range of dental procedures aimed at enhancing a patient's smile. The aesthetics of one's teeth, including color, shape, size, alignment, and overall look, are the primary focus of this branch of dentistry. If you’ve always thought that your teeth could use a little “touch-up,” here’s what you need to know.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

While a general dentist may handle any regular dental issues, a cosmetic dentist will focus more on improving your smile's appearance. They are able to whiten damaged or discolored teeth, fill gaps between teeth, adjust the form of teeth that are out of alignment, and even…

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The Benefits of Zoom! for In-Office Teeth Whitening

November 15, 2023

in-office teeth whiteningWith the Zoom! in-office teeth whitening system, you can achieve a brighter smile in as little as three fifteen-minute sessions. This revolutionary teeth whitening treatment can lighten teeth by up to 8 shades, although results may vary between individuals. Here’s what you need to know about whitening your teeth with Zoom!.

How Does Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening Work?

A Zoom! in-office teeth whitening treatment involves three 15-minute sessions in under an hour. Before the procedure, your dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth and protect your lips and gums before carefully administering a safe and effective…

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Category: Teeth Whitening

Haunted by Cavities? How to Reverse Early Signs Before It's Too Late

October 31, 2023

Dental careOctober is here, and while many are planning costumes and decorations, it's also a good time to think about the health of your teeth. 

Candy is an inextricable part of Halloween, but the increase in sugary treats can accelerate tooth decay and cavities. Yet you don't have to feel haunted by the possibility of cavities — early signs can actually be reversed fairly easily. If you're in or near Sarasota, Florida, The Smile Centre is your go-to resource for comprehensive dental care.

Recognizing Early Tooth Decay

The first step in tackling tooth decay is recognizing the warning signs. These can include visible white spots on the enamel,…

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5 Common Myths About Invisalign Debunked

October 15, 2023

InvisalignWhen it comes to straightening your teeth, Invisalign is often touted as a modern, less noticeable alternative to traditional braces. Despite its rising popularity, several myths about Invisalign persist that can lead potential candidates to hesitate. 

Today, you can set the record straight by learning five common myths about this state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment.

Myth 1: Invisalign Is Only for Minor Dental Issues

Many patients still believe that Invisalign can only correct minor dental imperfections like slight crookedness. In truth, Invisalign can treat a wide range of orthodontic problems, from overbites and underbites to more complicated…

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Category: Invisalign

How Modern Dental Tech Improves Detection of Oral Cancer

September 30, 2023

Oral CancerOral cancer is a serious and life-threatening condition that affects thousands of Americans every year. The key to improving survival rates, however, can be found in early detection and prompt treatment. 

With modern dental technology, dentists have powerful tools to improve the detection of oral abnormalities and increase the chances of identifying oral cancer in its early stages. 

This new wave of dental technology, specifically the VELscope used at The Smile Centre, is a game-changer for oral cancer screenings. 

VELscope for Detecting Oral Abnormalities

VELscope is a cutting-edge technology used by dental professionals as a new standard for oral cancer…

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BOTOX® for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Your First Treatment

September 15, 2023

BOTOX® BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers have become increasingly popular choices for facial rejuvenation, helping millions of people achieve smoother skin. 

However, many individuals considering these treatments for the first time may have questions about the process. Learning everything you can ahead of time is always a good idea!

Learn what to expect during your first BOTOX or dermal filler treatment with The Smile Centre, ensuring that you feel confident and well-informed when making your final choice. 

Initial Consultation and Assessment

The first step in your BOTOX or dermal filler journey is to schedule an initial consultation with the qualified and experienced…

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You Aren't Brushing Your Teeth Properly

July 31, 2023

Teeth Brushing Brushing your teeth is probably the start of your morning and, by this point in your life, as part of your routine as breathing or eating. With this much experience, surely you know what you’ve been doing, right? Chances are, no. In fact, most people, though they brush their teeth, do an inadequate job that, at worst, can lead to significant oral health issues, and, at best, isn’t protecting the integrity and strength of their teeth. This may not mean much in the short term, but as we age and our teeth are worn down naturally, the effect of poor teeth brushing can accumulate into something more. Taking care of your oral health is something we all know…

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