Don’t Let Your Insurance Benefits Go To Waste!

THE END OF THE YEAR IS approaching fast! Before year’s end, our team wants to remind you to take a look at your dental insurance benefits! Insurance Benefits Typically Don’t Roll Over To Next Year Each year your dental insurance company probably gives you a maximum amount of available benefits. Since those benefits don’t typically roll over into the following year, you’ll want to contact us now to get your appointment scheduled! We all know how it is, once the holiday season is upon us—hectic! Life can get really busy and some things fall between the cracks. So remember that your dental health needs your attention too—not just for the sake of your teeth, but for your overall health. If you’re due (or overdue) for an appointment, make sure to talk to our office. Take advantage of [...]

By | 2017-08-11T23:28:34+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Services|Comments Off on Don’t Let Your Insurance Benefits Go To Waste!

Thinking About Whitening Your Smile?

SO, YOU WANT TO whiten your teeth. You’re not alone! In fact, when the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked what people would most like to improve about their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth. There Are Several Teeth Whitening Options With so many teeth whitening products on the market, you may be left scratching your head as to which one you should choose. As with any type of treatment, it’s important to know all the facts so you can make the best choice for you and your unique smile! Some of the most common teeth whitening options are: Whitening toothpastes Whitening strips and gels Tray-based tooth whiteners In-office whitening Whitening Is Safest And Most Effective When Supervised By A Dentist You should always consult with your dentist before deciding to [...]

By | 2017-08-11T23:46:52+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Cosmetic Dentistry, Services|Comments Off on Thinking About Whitening Your Smile?

Learn the Benefits of Dental Implants

IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED TOOTH LOSS, you are not alone. In fact, more than 35 million Americans are missing all of their teeth, while 178 million are missing at least one tooth. Here’s the good news: there are solutions for you. Dental Implants Function Much Like Natural Teeth While there are other tooth replacement options, dental implants have many advantages over other treatments. They are called “implants” because an artificial tooth root is placed, or implanted, in your jawbone. It is then covered by a natural-looking tooth replacement. Implants are the only tooth replacement option that incorporate an artificial root, allowing them to function much like natural teeth. There Are Many Benefits to Choosing Implants Here are five major benefits to consider when deciding between dental implants and other tooth restoration options: #1: Dental implants [...]

By | 2017-08-13T15:26:48+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Oral Health, Services|Comments Off on Learn the Benefits of Dental Implants

Questions and Answers about Botox Cosmetics

Dr. Michele Nielsen trained and certified to administer Facial Botox Cosmetic treatment in 2008 by The Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics. In September of 2007, the College of Dental Surgeons of BC broadened the scope of practice for general and esthetic dentists to include the use of Botox for both cosmetic and therapeutic use. At the time, Deputy registrar Alex Penner stated, in a recent National Post article about a Victoria dentist trained in Botox, that "dentists know the musculature and anatomy of the face better than most physicians because that's all we do." And they are certainly more comfortable providing facial injections. Q. What exactly is BOTOX Cosmetic? A. BOTOX Cosmetic® is a natural purified protein that relaxes wrinkle causing muscles, creating a smooth and natural look. It’s a [...]

By | 2015-07-03T15:05:33+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Services|Comments Off on Questions and Answers about Botox Cosmetics

One Appointment Crowns: Cerec

Cerec   At our office we have the ability to make crowns in one appointment using Cerec technology. Cerec technology was developed in 1980 and we have been making crowns in-office at Steveston Smiles since 2006. The Cerec machine uses 3D CAD/CAM technology to repair teeth in a single visit. A conventional crown requires two appointments; one for impressions and one to seat the crown in your mouth.  A temporary crown is placed on the tooth in-between visits. Using Cerec you leave the same day with your final crown, no second appointment needed.   How does Cerec work? First your tooth is prepared to remove any decay, damaged tooth structure and defective restorations. Digital images are taken of your prepared tooth, the opposing teeth and your bite using a special [...]

By | 2015-05-25T20:24:38+00:00 May 25th, 2015|Cosmetic Dentistry, Services|Comments Off on One Appointment Crowns: Cerec

Invisalign

Before Invisalign is a great option for our patients to improve both the health and esthetics of their smile by aligning their teeth. Here at Steveston Smiles we have been improving smiles using this modern approach to straightening teeth since 2007 and are now proud to be an Invisalign Preferred Provider. The first step in the Invisalign treatment process is to take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of your teeth. Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners is then created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that fits comfortably over your teeth. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. [...]

By | 2014-08-19T21:48:09+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Invisalign, Services|Comments Off on Invisalign

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Maybe you have heard your friends, family or even other patients in the office talk about the benefits of Nitrous Oxide or “laughing gas”. It may be an option during your or your kids next dental appointment. What is Nitrous Oxide? Nitrous Oxide is a safe and effective, non-allergenic, non-irritating sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. It is one of the safest forms of sedation available. Most patients begin to feel the effects of the Nitrous Oxide take effect within 5-10 minutes. After the treatment is complete the effects of this gas are completely reversed within 10 minutes by breathing Oxygen through the same mask. Who can have Nitrous Oxide? Almost all patients; There [...]

By | 2014-07-07T14:13:02+00:00 July 7th, 2014|Oral Health, Services|4 Comments