Monthly Archives: July 2017

dental, biomimetic

Biomimetic Bonding

Have you had your natural teeth starting to decay and wonder if you are still able to have the natural look and feel? Well now you can. Here at Prescott Dentistry, we believe that the best way is the natural way, and through our specialized techniques we can get your smile feeling bright, beautiful, and natural.

What is Biomimetic Dentistry?

Biomimetic dentistry is a style of dentistry that is focused on providing the most natural looking teeth restoration as possible. Biomimetic translates to duplicating what is life like. Through a hard tissue bond, it returns the natural tissue of the tooth to full functioning which then allows the damaged tooth to function in a healthy manner. Essentially, biomimetic dentistry brings strength and healthy function back to damaged, diseased, or broken teeth with an attractive feature.

Reasons for Biomimetic Bonding

Bonding brings about a deeper strength in your teeth and oral health. Biomimetic bonding focuses on the most natural looking approaches, but also ways to bring strength back. There are many areas that biomimetic bonding is beneficial. These reasons for include teeth that are:

  • Weak
  • Decay
  • Fractured

What the biomimetic bonding does is focus on conserving your natural tooth. It is minimally invasive through preservation techniques that are scientifically proven, which avoids the need to cut down teeth for crowns or root canals.

Benefits of Biomimetic Bonding

The bonding process uses the best material that is scientifically proven to conserve the tooth, bring strength, and protect from bacteria. Our teeth, unlike other body parts, are unable to restore themselves, so preserving the natural tooth and gum structure is of the utmost importance. On top of the positive, strong functionality that returns with biomimetic bonding, it also bring a beautiful, natural smile. Cosmetically, biomimetic bonding is pleasing to the eye and feels good.

If you are in the market for wanting a better looking smile, stronger teeth, and preservation of your teeth, contact us today! We are excited to help you with all your oral health needs, and in the best way possible.

 

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (7/7/2017)  See-ming Lee (Flickr)

volunteering, benefits, dental

Benefits of Volunteering

Have you ever heard that it is better to give than receive? Well it may seem a bit backwards and not quite make sense, but in reality, it’s true. When we give of ourselves to others, it is a feeling that is hard to describe. Along with good dentistry, Prescott Dentistry believes in the power of giving and volunteering. There are so many benefits to volunteering, it powerfully affects those you are helping, but it also positively benefits yourself.

Health Benefits

It may seem confusing as to how volunteering can benefit your health, but research has been conducted for the past couple decades to prove just that. The Corporation of National & Community Service has found a strong correlation between your health and giving back through serving others. Some areas volunteering has shown to positively affect include:

  • Depression or mood
  • Mortality rate
  • Functionality on a daily basis
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Decreased stress and higher endorphin levels

The mental and emotional state that volunteering leaves you with is powerful. When you get your mind off yourself, and your own problems, it actually helps you gain a better perspective of life and your problems don’t seem so big. When you are able to see the positive affects of your life on someone else through serving, it also boosts your serotonin levels in your brain that are the hormones triggering happy feelings. Thus volunteering increases your happiness level and ability to smile more regularly and genuinely.

Tips to Volunteering

When you think of volunteering, it can be overwhelming of where to start or how to begin. There are some tips to help you decide how to get started.

  • Think about what you are passionate about. When you volunteer it is important to do so for something that matters to you. This way you will be more excited, diligent and dedicated to the cause.
  • There is no need to wait to be asked. Take initiative and ask those around you if they know of volunteer opportunities.
  • Recognize what you have to offer. Your own skills, talents and knowledge can be very helpful for an organization. Align your passion with what you’re skilled at, and it will be a fruitful opportunity.
  • Find a volunteer opportunity that aligns with your schedule. Many organization have different needs, so it is important to see what ones would fit your personal schedule.
  • When you find a potential organization, plan for the interview like a job interview. Come into it with ability to describe your goals, your skills and what you have to offer.

There are many options when it comes to volunteering. It is important to find what fits you the best, and what you can offer the most to. If you have ideas, Prescott Dentistry would love to hear about what volunteer opportunities you are looking into and offer our own volunteer experience.

 

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Veneers, cosmetic, dentistry

Veneers You’ll Cheer For

Who would cheer for straighter, whiter teeth? Oh, everyone? Yes. Those are good things to cheer for! We here at Prescott Dentistry have the inside scoop on veneers to improve all your smile needs. Veneers are a great option to help restore your smile to one that can shine with confidence and brilliance.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are made of porcelain that help restore your smile. They are a wafer thin cover that is custom fit for your teeth. Veneers are tooth colored material that get adhered to the front of your teeth to correct the various issues of shape, color or size.

Reason for Veneers

With the many curve balls life can throw at you, teeth issues are invariably some of them. The issues veneers can help to correct can include:

-Gaps in your teeth causing spacing concerns and crowding.

-Chips in your teeth that cause structural issues.

-Stains that are stubborn and need more than whitening processes.

-Cracked Teeth

-Misshaped Teeth

No matter the tooth issues that arise, veneers may be a good option for correction. Connecting with your local friendly dentists at Prescott Dentistry can help to determine the best for your needs.

Benefits of Veneers

With all the different routes you can go in order to rebuild your smile to what you’re looking for, there are specific benefits to getting veneers. Some advantages of veneers include:

-More conservative approach to change in color, size or shape

-Strengthens your teeth making them more durable, due to the lasting ability of porcelain.

-They are more cost effective than crowns.

-The color is longer lasting and more stain resistant than some other options of teeth

restoration.

-Most natural looking process for teeth restoration.

Veneers have a history of positive results. The process has been around since 1928, allowing decades to continue to tweak them to be the most effective for people. They are regularly used in the film industry to help actors improve their teeth and get the million dollar hollywood smiles. There are a lot of benefits and draw to get veneers for your needs.

Prescott Dentistry is committed to giving the best service for all your cosmetic dentistry needs. We are a family friendly, knowledgeable and experienced dental practice that can help you understand if veneers are the best option for you.  

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (6/21/2017) Steve Alper (Flickr)

Smile, cosmetic, dentist

Smile Esteem

A smile is just a smile right? It has limited effect on yourself or your environment right? Wrong. A smile goes deeper than most people realize. It has emotional, mental, physical and environmental impacts. Your smile is extremely important. Prescott Dentistry finds your smile extremely important, and wants to ensure your cosmetic dentistry needs are met to give you the best smile.

How a Smile Affects Others

Everyone is looking to belong, be accepted for who they are, and not have to pretend to be something other than themselves. Oftentimes this world portrays people needing to be a certain way, look a certain way or act a certain way to be accepted. That is not true. That mindset just creates a deep dissatisfaction of when you’re not being yourself. A great way to build the esteem of others is simple; smile at them.

Smiling at someone communicates acceptance of who they are, that they are attractive and pleasant. A simple smile can be extremely impactful, more than we realize. It may be exactly what someone needs to be brought out of their negative mire, and help increase their self esteem. Smiling connects people across rooms, start relationships, and even begin marriages. Joy is released in a smile, and shows interest in someone who may feel completely unseen, unaccepted or rejected. You never know what a smile can do for someone. It is a powerful tool to impact another person around you, so slap on that beautiful smile of yours!

How a Smile Impacts You

Smiling is beneficial for those around you, bringing joy and acceptance. Not only does it help those around you, it also is beneficial for you! When you smile, it release hormones in your brain called endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. These hormones are the “happy drugs” where they stimulates positive mood and are your bodies natural painkillers. They increases your ability to see the positive side of life, and create more self confidence.

Your smile is bringing joy to your own life. When you smile, people perceive you as more joyful, confident, and personable. These characteristics tend to open doors to bigger opportunities than for people who smile less. When you are more approachable, you’re also seen as more capable, and thus promoted more readily.

It takes only twelve muscles in your body to create a smile, whereas it takes 113 muscles to create a frown. Do less work, and embrace your beautiful smile! What do you have to lose?

 

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (6/21/2017) Gordon (Flickr)