Saturday, August 27, 2016

Beautify Your Smile Without Braces!

Dr. Frank Burrell is talking about different types of braces 

A beautiful natural smile will automatically enhance your confidence and change other people’s perception of you. However, if for some reasons your smile may not be capable of the above, a smile makeover may need to be performed to correct problems on your teeth such as broken, missing, crooked or discolored teeth. Most people want rapid results and insist on smile makeovers without braces as though effective while braces take quite a long time to yield results and they are considered unattractive.

Instead of brackets and wires, 7 Day Dental  will apply Invisalign, smile makeovers without braces. smile makeover without braces invisalign-girl Invisalign system consists of a series of plastic retainer-like trays that you wear for short periods of time to gradually correct teeth alignment. The exact length of time wearing Invisalign application depends on what you are trying to fix, but usually won’t be as long as if you try to correct the same problem with braces.


Since the product was introduced in 2005, over 250,000 people have been successfully treated with Invisalign system. It uses a series of custom-made clear, removable aligners which press directly on your teeth to exert pressure and gradually move them into place.

Unlike traditional wire braces, you can remove your Invisalign application when you eat, drink, brush and floss and your teeth are less likely to trap food and act as a catch-all for dental plaque.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Picture Perfect


You don't have to be a superstar to show that sparkling smile, to flash a vibrant grin, though. With this trending world of selfies and instant photo sharing, a camera-ready smile is absolutely great to have.

If you're having problems or something about your teeth is holding you back from parting your lips, well, whether you"re upfront or out of the camera, smiling could be obviously difficult for you. Notwithstanding the unquestionable effects of various social media sites, many are a bit conscious when posting photos because we are likely concern to make a better impact or rather I may say, impression and likeability!

Cosmetic dentistry has somewhat earned much popularity for the same had made it possible for anyone to possess a likely bejewelled gems, sparklingly shining within a smile, and that is your teeth for sure. Dental makeover is quite imaginable and all you need is a new perspective from your dentist. Everyone who wishes to undergone cosmetic dental procedures that offer solutions to your various dental problems. Smile makeover consultation is free to avail at any dental clinic, the same is absolutely the equivalent of a beauty parlour for many. Astounding approaches make advances and complements your smile as simple as getting your nails done. And so, there are no longer arguments to have a less than perfect smile these days.

Try to conceptualize a perfect smile. It can change how people see you and most especially, how you feel about yourself. And what's good about, is that you may even catch yourself smiling more. You were hooked by your own enigma

Nonetheless, if you are aspiring to get a perfect teeth, you must also understand the fact that "nobody among us is also perfect. Basic stuff and high-end procedures are part of the agenda. You may not be able to get that perfectly white teeth but for sure you may be able to gain a healthy, beautiful smile that shows off your confidence. An experienced cosmetic dentist blends science and art to create what you really aspire for. The result will beam your pride on.

While earlier it was just fashionistas who opt for makeovers, now it is just everybody who wants that perfect smile. Cheers for all dental specialists!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Your Dental Problems


Maintaining your teeth and keeping them healthy for life is neither as arduous nor as complicated most people think they are. Good dental care is certainly just simple and easy steps you must follow and keep like a habit. Can we give it a try? 

The most common key factors for the avoidance of both dental and periodontal disease are good diet. Nonetheless, what is meant by "good oral hygiene"? The following under my recently compiled reading and research is a summary of guidance about basic oral healthcare:

  • Brush teeth twice a day.
  • Floss teeth three times a week.
  • Visit a dental practitioner or dental hygienist regularly.

Intervals between dental visits depends on the condition of the teeth. Nonetheless, intervals suggests in between periods of no shorter than three month and no longer than twelve months is highly recommended. The very much concern towards dental health isn't much to consider. Notwithstanding that the same has improved during the past decade with the greater population that's been languished and idle for a while. Most studies attributed to the dental health of children.

Traditional routines for check-ups by the dentist including but not limited to scaling of teeth (whenever required), proper assimilation or identification, as well as initial analysis and early treatment of dental caries. Despite of the shortage of dentists in many parts of the globe, dental health of the most population have improved during the past three decades, however such development has been idle in the recent years. The result was the outcome of much attention given to the dental of the children rather than the old people who still have some teeth. The problem arises and aggravated by the following dental cases: a tendency for saliva volume to diminish, regression of gums, and reshaping of the mandible.

Detailed instructions and proper guidance for definite patients group by the dental practitioners should be taken with utmost consideration. The continuing dedication to their profession precisely contributed in the prevention of oral diseases. Nevertheless, the same remains passionately dedicated in providing expert, independent and impartial advice and information on all aspects of oral health, handing over to those who need it most. 

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

How Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Overcome Dental Anxiety


Putting off your dental visit to Brush Dental because of fear or anxiety only increases the potential for tooth decay or gum problems. At our office, Dr. Jeff Knudson and our team offer solutions that allow you to relax, without any pain, so you can keep your mouth healthy. Our solutions can help with many different anxiety issues for both adults and children.

Help with minor anxiety

Nitrous oxide is an excellent choice for most patients. Sometimes referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide can be regulated to provide you with the amount of sedation you need. When used before a local anesthetic, the injection will not be uncomfortable and you should not notice any pain during your procedure.
If you plan to use nitrous oxide, you can drive yourself to your appointment. In most cases, you will be fine to drive after your treatment: the sedation wears off quickly. Nitrous oxide can also be used along with other sedation techniques to produce a higher level of sedation.

Oral sedatives are available in a liquid or pill form. If you experience moderate anxiety levels, you can be given a tablet to take before your appointment. This type of sedation will be beneficial in relieving the anxiety that can build before your procedure. However, if you choose this method, you cannot drive yourself to your appointment.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Health?


Is there a link between periodontal (gum) disease and cardiovascular disease? Medical researchers are endeavoring to answer this intriguing question, but early findings seem to say yes. If it bears true, the findings could advance treatment for both diseases.

There is one thing that can be said for certain: inflammation is a factor in both diseases’ progression. Gum disease begins as an infection caused by bacteria growing in plaque, which is made up of bacteria and a thin film of food remnant that adheres to tooth surfaces. The body responds to this infection through tissue inflammation, an attempt to prevent the infection from spreading. Likewise, inflammation appears to be a similar response to changes in blood vessels afflicted by cardiovascular disease.

While inflammation is part of the body’s mechanism to heal traumatized tissue, if it becomes chronic it can actually have a damaging effect on the tissues intended to benefit. For patients with gum disease, chronic inflammation causes connective tissues to detach from teeth, leading eventually to tooth and bone loss. Similarly, inflammation damages the linings of blood vessels in cardiovascular disease patients.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Start A Good Day With A Healthy Breakfast And Smile!


It has been and oftentimes known to everyone that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is in many ways special and crucial in maintaining oral health for it definitely affects the same.

Considering our everyday lifestyles, breakfast can be very cumbersome and sugary one. Traditionally, we don't eat sweets and candies during breakfast but we prefer cereals and pastries, full of sugar typically during this hour of the day. Unfortunately, these choices are not good and can be harmful to our teeth and gums with heighten effects if not given proper attention and care.

However, a healthy, well-balanced breakfast can protect your smile quite will make it better. A combination of fruit, vegetables, fiber, and healthful proteins can aid in preventing gum disease, tooth caries, unexpected tooth loss, and especially bad breath.

Tips for a Good-Healthy Breakfast

  •  Eat whole grains like whole wheat bread or oatmeal instead of having refined grains on breakfast.
  •  Consider also firm, ripe fruits and fresh, healthier vegetables.
  •  Drink plenty of water and consider also unsweetened tea. It could strengthen tooth enamel as well as aids in preventing tooth decay.
  •  Practice moderation with drinking fruit juices, fruit shakes and smoothies. They are known for high-sugar content and can be absolutely acidic.
  •  There are dinner menus which can also be consider as healthy breakfast menus like fish, chicken, cheese and beans.
  •  Don't forget to consider high fiber cereals especially those with lesser preservatives and added sugar.
 It should be anyone's objective and intention to have a healthy smile. And you can achieve healthy smile with some work on your part and also with the health of your friendly dentist or rather I may say, dental specialist.
 The health and wellness industries thus, I may say, are motivating people to seek for information, tips or even ideas that can aid to looking and feeling great. So, if you are determined in accomplishing this goal, then you should take note that eating breakfast could play an important part and aids anyone to maximize wellness. It's time you start making your choice necessary to help you be your best.
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Friday, March 18, 2016

Top 5 Tips to Get Kissably Fresh Breath


Who doesn’t love kissing? It is a wonderful way to connect and show love to your special someone. Unfortunately, when bad breath is part of the scenario, the fun can just go away. Bad breath affects your confidence and your attractiveness. 

Don’t let bad breath stand in the way of a kiss! Follow these simple tips and you will be ready to pucker up in no time!

  • Keep it Clean
Dedicate at least two minutes morning and night to brushing your teeth, and another minute or so to flossing. Five or six minutes a day really isn’t much when you consider the benefits to your health – and your smooch. And don’t forget to schedule a professional cleaning at our dental office in Cumming at least twice a year. It ensures that odor-causing plaque is cleared away and lets us keep an eye on your oral health.
  • Brush and Scrape Your Tongue
Your tongue is a rugged terrain. Food particles and bacteria get caught between tastebuds and in cracks, and when they stay there, lead to some interesting odors. It is kind of like a miniature compost pile in your mouth! To most effectively clear it all away, buy yourself a tongue scraper. In the meantime, brush your tongue with your toothbrush.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Top Ten Reasons People HATE Dentists


"Things I really HATE About Dentists"

 What do you HATE about dentists? What part of it bugs you the most?


If you’re a Dentist Hater, I’m sure you have your reasons, and yet I’ll bet it’s not actually dentists you hate. It’s all the stuff a dentist does that creeps you out – the drilling, filling, and billing parts.

Who can blame you for that? A dental chair can combine the sum of all fears… with pain, needles, doctors, confined-spaces, loud noises.

It’s no big surprise so many people hate going to the dentist.

Yet, dentists aren’t such bad people. We’re just the ones doing the work and stuck with the bad-guy label.

Here’s a list I put together of the Top 10 Reasons People Hate Dentists based on my years of observation. It was easy. I just listen to people’s stories.

Perfect strangers, once they know I’m a dentist, are willing to tell me why they hate “our kind.” ( a little Anti-Dentite Seinfeld humor there)

Besides, if you came to see me as a new patient, one of the first things I would want to know is what you like and dislike about going to dentists. I want to do more of what you like and less of what you don’t like.

What is it about going to the dentist that you hate more than anything else? I tried to organize these Top 10 Reasons based on this question… “What is the one thing you hate the most about dentists?”

Participate in the poll to indicate which of the Top 10 Reasons you hate most. Read more about the Top 10 Reasons below and decide which ones apply to you. Thank you!

Top 10 Reasons Why People HATE Dentists

Why People HATE Dentists #1 – The Needle!

In picking #1 for this Top 10 list, I gave the nod to the biggest phobia. Fear of needles and injections is HUGE for some people. It’s one of the Top 10 Adult Phobias, and children are even more fearful.

I didn’t dare show a picture of a needle here, because even the image will upset a phobic person.

Dentistry without anesthetic is an option… “Dear lord, you must be kidding!” is what you might be thinking. I actually do a lot of Minimally-Invasive Dentistry with no anesthetic. It’s nice to avoid the freezing (that’s what we call it here in Canada) when it isn’t needed.

On the other hand, proper Pain Management is absolutely essential for more invasive dentistry. I can hardly imagine the brutality of old-style dentistry.

Delivery of Local Anesthetic is often the make-or-break “Moment of Truth” in the entire patient-doctor relationship. That’s the reason I use a Comfort-Driven System to ensure patients are as comfortable as possible.

Being a little sneaky about it also helps. Nobody should have to look at it.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

The Inseparable Link Between Smiling And Attraction


It may somehow be the glow or I may rather say "the flicker" amidst two people not knowing each other. It's the glitz which intensify the feeling. The sparkle that lights up the very moment of the picture:  it can murmur like the sound of the wind or cry loud with devotion and eagerness. It can merge people even during times of frenzy fascination, when the moments of illusion is a better place than reality. It's your smile! A very convenient means to communicate, establish a broader relationship and in one way or the other, build a connection. Nonetheless, everything is just an illusion with your smile broken, your teeth discolored or damaged, thus, creating a barrier between you and your suppose-to-be much happier life.

Smiling boosts an incredible display of natural responses, some feedbacks, from either of the two or both the receiver and the giver of the smile. The same is like a virus contaminating every face it encounters and is somehow proven. There is that part of the brain that is responsible for our facial expression of smiling or mimicking or rather simulating. They key ingredient here is that thing called dopamine, the amazing feel-good neurotransmitter. And because pleasure is such a dynamic mover and achiever, anything that releases dopamine becomes chronic and perpetual. In other words, it is quite "addicting". Another smile dwells in the limbic cortex, an unconscious automatic response area. So if you are smiling at someone, it’s likely they can’t help but smile back. But if they don’t, they are making a hard time to avoid it.

Every time you smile, your body produces a great quantity of antibodies which may be responsible for the big boost in your immune system. That's why, smiling doesn't just make you feel good, but it will definitely make you healthier, too. Smiling lets you feel unwind and loosen up every hard situation we encounter in life. The same is good for our health which as a matter of fact releases both, endorphins, those "feel-good" hormones, and serotonin, a natural stress-reducer.

We may sometimes be force to ride in unidentified cruise in life. Try to see the better side on every part of it. And if you would like to smile more, just for health, to loosen up, and not to forget for allure and attractiveness, why not give a little of your time and effort to visit your friendly dentist in town? Let's start to appreciate and enjoy the benefits of smiling. Who knows, you might be surprise at how much impact a little smile can make into your life.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Gummy Smiles


The appeal of a smile has to do with both aesthetics and perception. When people seek cosmetic dental treatment because they are unhappy with their smiles, chances are they have a legitimate problem. Some individuals' feel they show too much gum tissue or their gums are too prominent when they smile. Either their teeth appear too small, or so much gum tissue shows that the teeth are not making an impact. And a gummy smile can make a person feel self-conscious.

So what is the definition of a gummy smile? That's a matter of perception, and therefore will vary from person to person. But it has been shown that a smile will usually be perceived as gummy when four millimeters — a tad more than an eighth of an inch — of gum tissue shows. 

Many people are not aware that there are options for correcting or altering the appearance of an excessively gummy smile. If a gummy smile impacts a person's enjoyment of life, comfort, and well-being, it could just be time to do something about it. And a lot can be done. First, your dentist will need to determine exactly why your smile looks gummy because understanding the cause always directs us towards the best solution.

The Tissue Is Not Just Gum Tissue

Gummy smiles look, well, gummy, when the proportions of the teeth, gum tissues, and the upper jaw are not in harmony with each other. The position of the upper lip also plays a role. Gumminess in your smile, then, is a combination of:

  1. The amount of gum tissue display
  2. The size and the shape of the teeth
  3. The length and the degree of movement of the upper lip.
  4. The vertical position of the upper jaw and teeth in the relationship to the skull

 The Tooth And Gum Tissue "Complex"

At the heart of the matter is the proportionality of the teeth to the gum tissues. Tooth eruption is an active process by which the teeth move through the gums and supporting bone to become visible in the mouth. It usually ceases in adulthood when growth is completed and when the permanent (adult) teeth meet their antagonists (upper teeth meet the lowers in the opposing jaw).

But the process doesn't stop there; the gum and bone tissues shrink back and stabilize typically somewhere in the late teens in girls and early 20's in boys. Ideal crown length (the visible part of the tooth above the gum line) is approximately 10 mm; this is considered normal. The ratio of crown width to length is about 75-85%, which is also what is viewed as normal.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

The Laser Revolution is Changing the Dental Healthcare


Lasers have transformed our everyday lives, especially in healthcare. These intense beams of light of a single wavelength have revolutionized all manner of diagnostics and treatments, from general surgery to cosmetic therapy.

Dentistry has also been influenced by the laser revolution. Here are just a few of the areas where they’re growing in use and popularity.

Early disease detection. Laser instruments can take advantage of “fluorescence,” the tendency of bacteria to “glow” when exposed to certain wavelengths of light. This is proving more effective in detecting early tooth decay in pits and fissures (very tiny areas in a tooth’s biting surface) than traditional needle-like probing instruments called dental explorers. Newer lasers can now detect the same fluorescent qualities in soft tissues, which may reduce the detection time for oral cancer and make the difference between life and death.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Being Vegetarian and Your Good Oral Health


We all have our own preferences when it comes to food choices becoming a vegetarian is one of the most considerable forms of food prerogatives. Notwithstanding some consequences related with it, there are some concerns relevant to being the same.

Many people in our society have chosen to go Vegetarian for many good reasons. People choose to prefer this kind of lifestyle or habits to live a healthier life. Vegetarian diet has considerable health benefits, and while most vegetarians have excellent oral health, it can also have an adverse effect to oral health without proper care. This is due to the fact that certain food groups are excluded in the vegetarian diet which causes the loss of certain nutrients that is needed or essential for good oral health.

There are nutritional issues correlated with this specific diet. Definitely, those who not eat food from animals usually suffer from calcium and vitamin d deficiencies and also proteins and riboflavin. However, if the concern individual is eating a well-balanced diet, problems will never occur and chances of getting all the needed nutrients is deemed possible. It is better to maintain not only your dental health but also your overall health.

Despite of the unavoidable negative effects of being a vegetarian, dental health advantages are obviously cannot be denied. Fruits and vegetables can boost saliva production which neutralizes acids in return. The same do not contain carbohydrates and sugars that can be easily acidify or fermented by bacteria. The fibrous contents do actually helps in cleaning the teeth, thus, aids in in protecting against dental caries. Low acid beans, legumes or whole grain products are among the best choices for fibrous supplements.

We must take into consideration that while putting into action a vegetarian lifestyle, proper information from documents, books, your physician and your nutritionist as well be provided. This is to make sure maintenance of a well-balanced diet. All related medical and dental expertise should be informed for record purposes.

Visiting your dentist on a regular basis for dental check-ups and services is quite vital in maintaining good dental hygiene. And altogether with a healthy well balanced diet, both are perfect shield against problems with your gums and teeth.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Combatting Air Bubbles in Dental Ceramics


The goal with any restoration is to stimulate natural dentition as much as possible. Restorations that contain air bubbles can cause an odd appearance at best, depending on where they are. In the worst case, they can not only affect the appearance, they can actually compromise the strength of the case, resulting in fractures.


The first step in ensuring a bubble free vibrant stacked ceramic restoration is making sure the materials are of high quality. The metal cast needs to be clean before casting. The tips of the torch should be relatively carbon free and a crucible dedicated to each type of metal shouldn't have an excessive carbon or slag buildup. Impurities entering the metal usually do so when we fail to consider what the molten metal is contacting.


Next consider what we are to be finishing the framework once it is cast. Are you using the alloy manufacturer's recommended finishing burs, stones, and wheels? Once you have the correct tool for finishing, are you finishing in one direction, creating a satiny finish, or are you finishing in many directions? Multiple directions can trap air in the tiny folds of metal and will usually migrate to the surface by the second main body firing. If this happens, it can mean stripping the entire restoration and refinishing the metal. A properly finished restoration should be cleaned in an ultrasonic to remove any abrasive particles, dirt and oils that are attached to the surface during finishing. These tiny particles are the number one cause of bubbles in a fired ceramic restoration. The cleaned restoration should then be run on an oxidation cycle in your porcelain furnace according to the alloy manufacturer’s recommendations to expel any gasses that may be present in the metal from the casting and finishing process.
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