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Nelson Y., Howard, D.D.S., A.A.A.C.D.

Prolonging Perfection: 4 Tips to Make Your Dental Bonding Last

March 11, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 6:40 pm
Nose-to-chin view of a woman smiling with flawless teeth

Dental bonding is a versatile solution that can be used to mask or mend aesthetic issues like cracks, chips, discoloration, or slightly gapped teeth. By addressing these flaws, you can upgrade your smile and enhance your appearance all at the same time.

The procedure can often be completed in a single, hour-long appointment with your dentist making this a highly efficient treatment. Plus, the results can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years! If you’d like to keep your pearly whites looking perfect, continue reading for 4 tips for caring for your dental bonding!


Unveiling the Secrets: 3 Little-Known Facts About Dental Implants

February 10, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 5:48 pm
dental implants on a table

Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry, offering a permanent solution for missing teeth and restoring smiles with natural-looking results. While many are familiar with the basics of dental implants, there are several lesser-known facts about this remarkable tooth replacement option that are worth exploring. In this blog, we’ll uncover three intriguing facts about dental implants that might surprise you.


The Ultimate Career Booster? Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Smile!

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 6:25 pm
Man shaking hands with a client after cosmetic dentistry

If you’ve been struggling to get ahead in your career, you may not be looking in the right place. Though books and videos can show you different techniques that will certainly help, there’s also the “X factor” to consider. For instance, have you thought about improving your smile? If you’d like to learn some cosmetic dentistry can boost your career, continue reading.


What Is So Bad About Receiving Teeth Whitening While I Have Cavities?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 11:59 pm
Man has tooth pain

Everybody wants a white and beautiful smile. Teeth whitening treatments are becoming increasingly popular because they can restore a pearly white sheen to teeth that have become yellow, stained, or discolored. However, teeth whitening is not for everyone, and these products can do significant harm to your teeth if you have untreated cavities or tooth decay. Here’s why you should consult with your dentist before using teeth whitening products to make sure they’re a good fit for you and to address any tooth decay beforehand.


The DIY Dilemma: Why Professional Teeth Whitening Is the Way to Go

November 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 5:31 pm
A woman smiling after her teeth whitening treatment

Everyone wants a beautiful, healthy-looking smile. Luckily, teeth whitening treatments can help you achieve that for yourself. However, if you’re trying to save money with some trendy social media-driven products, you may not like the results.

Continue reading to find three big reasons why do-it-yourself teeth whitening could be hazardous to your oral health.


Dental Bonding vs. Veneers: What’s the Best Way to Correct My Smile?

October 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 4:08 pm
Nose to chin view of someone smiling while a dentist holds a palette of veneers up to their teeth

Did you know that people with dental issues tend to report more feelings of self-doubt and are less socially active than those with healthy teeth? Flaws like cracks, stains, or gaps can leave you feeling like you don’t measure up. After all, no one wants to feel like those imperfections are the most noticeable aspect of their smile!

Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry can help! With solutions like dental veneers and dental bonding, your dentist can give you a grin you’re proud to show off. But which method is best for you? Keep reading to learn more!


Mind the Gap: Options for Fixing Front Tooth Diastema

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 1:00 pm
A woman getting a veneer treatment

Are you bothered by a noticeable gap between your two front teeth? You’re not alone. Many patients experience this common dental concern and seek ways to fill this gap. While there are several treatment options available that could help you, one stands out above the rest: dental veneers.

If you want to learn what causes gaps between teeth and how veneers can help, continue reading. You’re close to achieving the smile you want!


Can Ignoring a Toothache Be Fatal?

August 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 8:41 pm
person with toothache holding their cheek

It’s likely that you’ll experience a toothache at some point in your life. While some toothaches are minor and can be treated with a simple dental filling, others may indicate a more severe oral health problem. But can ignoring these serious toothaches lead to life-threatening consequences? Read on to explore whether toothaches can ever pose a fatal risk and how your dentist can help address them.


How Teeth Grinding Can Make You Look Older

August 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 8:33 pm
patient suffering from teeth grinding holding cheek

Bruxism, a condition marked by nighttime teeth grinding and clenching, may not appear significant at first glance, but it carries significant implications. Grinding your teeth during the night can give rise to a host of severe oral health concerns, and it can also contribute to an aged appearance. The good news is that bruxism is manageable with professional intervention. Continue reading to learn how teeth grinding plays a role in the aging process and preventive measures to help you preserve your youthful appearance.


Are You Overdue for a Dental Checkup? Here’s What to Expect

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 1:45 pm
A woman dentist smiling

It’s not uncommon for patients to skip regular visits to the dentist. In fact, many go months or years between visits due to a number of factors including anxiety, schedule conflicts, and lack of funds.

It could be that you just haven’t found the time to go, or that you’re dreading the talking-to your dentist might give you when you step back through the door. Whatever the reason for your apprehension in getting back to the dentist, here’s what you can expect when you finally do take the plunge and schedule a dental checkup.

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