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Make Over Your Smile

Do you feel comfortable with your smile? When you look in the mirror do you only see old dental work that is causing you to look years older than you actually are? Well, you’re not alone. Over time, silver fillings can leach into the enamel of the teeth, causing the teeth to turn a grayish color. Childhood fillings can deteriorate with time due to years of constant force from chewing food. Crowns can crack due to physical pressures from the jaw (ie: grinding, chewing, stress). On average a crown will last for 7 to 10 years, implants can last up to 15, and veneers last about 15 to 20 years. Preventative care such as routine hygiene appointments, healthy diet and no smoking can help in the longevity of these dental procedures. Having fillings, crowns, and veneers replaced when necessary with stronger, more attractive procelain restorations can rejuvenate your look in just a couple of office visits. Some restorations are covered by insurance if they are necessary in saving a tooth, but most likely you will need pre-authorization from your dental insurance carrier.

Have you heard about the New Colgate Wisp ?

The Colgate Wisp is small enough to fit in a pocket or purse. It has built in bristles that release a colgate product to freshen and clean your teeth and breath as your brush, and the cleaning/freshening product is safe to swallow. After you brush it has a little pick at the other end to help clean in between teeth for those hard to reach areas. It doesn’t require water, so after you finish you just throw it away! Give it a try for only about $0.60 a brush!!

According to the makers of the Wisp, “it is still necessary to maintain your regular brushing routine with a full-sized toothbrush and toothpaste to thoroughly remove plaque and bacteria. The Colgate Wisp is designed to give a clean mouth feeling and fresh breath when you are on the go.” (http://www.colgatewisp.com/wisp/HomePage)