The appearance of your teeth is a direct reflection of your health. At Timberhill Dental, our approach to helping you achieve a brighter, more beautiful smile starts by ensuring your dental health is in great shape.
Keep reading to learn the high-tech cosmetic dental services we offer that are focused on improving your health and creating a smile that radiates out into the world.
How to love your smile
Want to love your smile? Care for it!
Practicing good dental hygiene is essential. Even the best cosmetic dental procedures can’t ensure long-term results if you don’t put time and effort into caring for your teeth at home.
Neglecting your at-home care will surely lead to dental problems down the road. It may even seriously affect other areas of your health. For example, gum disease has been linked to dangerous issues like…
The fact of the matter is simple: Neglecting your dental health is neglecting your whole-body health. Loving your smile starts by taking care of it.
There are 3 important lifestyle habits your smile is begging you to adopt:
1. Brush & floss daily
Just like your dentist always says, brushing and flossing every day is important. It’s the best preventive measure you can take for fighting against gum disease and tooth decay and keeping your smile fabulous.
Here’s what you need to know:
Brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes each time
Use fluoride toothpaste
Change your toothbrush 3-4 times a year
Use a soft toothbrush
Anyone with braces should use a specially designed toothbrush
Floss once a day
Remember: When it comes to your dental hygiene habits, technique matters.
For example, did you know that brushing your teeth harder is not the same as brushing better? Ask your dental hygienist for tips on how to properly brush, floss, and use mouthwash to ensure you’re getting a proper clean, every time.
2. Eat a healthy diet
The foods you eat affect your body — including the health of your teeth and gums!
Did you know…
The more you snack, the more likely you are to suffer from tooth decay.
Carbohydrate-rich and acidic foods contribute to tooth decay.
Sugary and processed foods cause bacteria, which erodes tooth enamel, causes plaque, and contributes to decay and gum disease.
The best diet for your mouth is one rich in whole foods and low in sugary and acidic foods.
3. Avoid tobacco products
Although you’ve probably heard that smoking is bad for your lungs, many people don’t think about how it affects their mouth. In fact, 50% of smokers have gum disease. Additionally, smokers are twice as likely to lose their teeth and have root canal treatments. Smoking is also linked to oral cancer.
Amazing dental cosmetic treatments to transform your smile
Adopting good dental hygiene habits gives you a strong foundation for a healthy, beautiful smile. But these important at-home habits may not be enough to transform the overall cosmetic appearance of your smile in the way you’re hoping.
Sometimes your smile needs a little extra love. That’s where your cosmetic dentist comes in. At Timberhill Dental, we offer a variety of cosmetic treatments to help transform your smile.
If your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like, don’t worry! Few people can achieve a naturally dazzling white smile on their own. That’s where professional teeth whitening treatments come in.
Our professional teeth whitening treatments are made to order. We’ll take a model of your teeth to create a custom-fit whitening tray. This personalized mouth tray combined with our powerful whitening gel will whiten your teeth, providing amazing results within 1-3 weeks!
Though sometimes veneers or crowns are the only way to achieve the level of whiteness you’re looking for, we typically recommend starting with this more conservative approach. Often our high-tech and high-touch tooth whitening treatment is all it takes to achieve an amazing bright smile.
For example, we often recommend veneers as a way to close unsightly gaps between front teeth or correct teeth that are too small (or large) in proportion to the rest of the mouth.
This treatment involves thin, tooth-shaped shells placed over the front of each tooth. These shells bond directly to your teeth and are more durable and long-lasting than other types of cosmetic treatments.
When completed by an experienced, high-tech dentist, veneers are virtually undetectable and can dramatically improve your smile.
Extensive tooth decay not only affects your health, it can deteriorate the look of your smile, too. Nobody wants their smile tainted by dark cavities.
A dental crown is custom-made to match the natural color and shape of your teeth and is a great restorative treatment. A crown is also often the final step to a dental implant or root canal procedure, offering an excellent alternative to dentures.
At Timberhill Dental, we utilize the high-tech CEREC® system to ensure your dental crown procedure is fast, comfortable, and successful.
Traditional dental crown treatments require a temporary cap while your crown is being created. However, CEREC® uses advanced computer-aided 3D design technology and software that allows our team to design, create, and place your permanent ceramic crown in a single visit.
Transform your smile, transform your health
Remember: Cosmetic treatments are an investment in your overall health and wellness.
Misaligned teeth, missing teeth, or chips and gaps do more than just hurt the appearance of your smile — they can hurt your health, too. Long-term symptoms of these types of cosmetic issues often include TMJ pain, tooth decay, gum disease, tooth grinding, and more!
Even if your reasons for wanting to improve your smile are strictly cosmetic, doing so is a benefit to the long-term health of your mouth and body.
Choosing the right dentist for your cosmetic procedure
When you’re considering cosmetic dental treatments, it’s incredibly important to partner with a dentist who can provide a high-quality, comfortable experience and proven results. Getting this level of service starts by choosing a dentist who offers the latest high-tech equipment and procedures.
Some important cosmetic technology and processes to look for include:
Of course, equally important is a dentist who puts your health and comfort first, providing a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Your cosmetic treatment should never be stressful or scary. With the right dentist, you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed the whole time.
Dr. Black is your high-tech cosmetic dentist in Corvallis
If you’re not happy with your smile and want to improve your health, Dr. Black and the Timberhill Dental team can help.
We specialize in creating cosmetic treatment plans customized just for you. Our high-tech, high-touch dental care is focused on maximizing your comfort and providing minimally invasive treatments with amazing results.