Feel Like A Movie Star With A Smile Makeover

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Have you noticed endless pictures coming out of Hollywood featuring celebrities with perfect smiles, even photos of actors and actresses who didn’t have the best teeth early in their careers? Can ordinary Richmond people obtain a celebrity-caliber smile? Absolutely!

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the accessibility of state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry in the Bon Air and Midlothian area.

The truly amazing thing about cosmetic dentistry is that it’s one Hollywood perk that is accessible to almost everyone.

Whether it is a relatively minor alteration, such as teeth whitening in Midlothian, or a more involved procedure such as a complete smile re-design, more and more dentists are giving people just like you the beautiful teeth they have always wanted.

We’re Drs. J. Scott White, Pranee White, and John Han of White & White in Midlothian. If you are looking for quality restorative and cosmetic dental care in the Bon Air or Midlothian area, give us a call here at White & White. We are currently accepting new patients. Ask us about teeth whitening, veneers, and smile makeovers.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

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What comes to mind when you hear the term “healthy living?” A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad? The sound of your feet rhythmically hitting the ground on your favorite jogging footpath? A cholesterol test indicating that your arteries are looking good? If you pictured a white, healthy smile or a dental x-ray showing no tooth decay, we salute you.

At White & White, we urge everyone with a smile (that includes you!) to include oral health in your definition of “healthy living.”

When done correctly and consistently, brushing and flossing are a fundamental component of everyday oral hygiene. Brushing should be done at least twice a day. We recommend a soft bristled toothbrush to safeguard your gums. Brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes and be certain you reach all the surfaces.

Flossing should be done once a day and is required for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at Midlothian stores, so experiment until find one you like.

We’re Drs. J. Scott White, Pranee White, and John Han of White & White. As healthcare providers, we are passionate about helping each of our patients benefit from oral health and avoid tooth and gum problems that can compromise their all-around health.

And just as some healthcare providers deliver cosmetic procedures, we also provide services that improve the esthetics of your smile. Ask us about porcelain veneers, dental implants, invisible braces, white fillings, inlays/onlays and same-day teeth whitening. For more information, call White & White today at 804-302-5592 or visit http://www.relaxdental.com/about-us/our-doctors/.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Cosmetic Dentistry: Gum Contouring

Cosmetic Dentistry: Gum Contouring In Midlothian

If you are a regular visitor to our blog here at White & White, you have probably read many articles on cosmetic dentistry procedures. J. Scott White, Pranee White, and John Han are masters of smile makeovers.

Dental bonding, crowns, and porcelain veneers can take care of teeth that are chipped, broken, or misshapen.

Our Bon Air and Midlothian patients with stained or dull teeth can have a sparkly white smile with teeth whitening. For ordinary cavities, there are tooth-colored fillings, inlays, and onlays.

Dental implants are gaining popularity in Richmond among dental patients who want to restore missing teeth. If your teeth are misaligned, there are a number of orthodontic options here at White & White in Midlothian.

What if your cosmetic dental problem has to do with your gums? Are you one of the many Richmond residents whose gums are too long, too short, or uneven? There is a solution for gum problems as well. The answer is gum contouring surgery.

With gum contouring, sometimes called tissue sculpting or gum reshaping, a Midlothian dentist or periodontist can improve the shape or size of your gums.

Gum reshaping is not always a cosmetic procedure. If the gums have receded to a point where the tooth root is susceptible to decay, gum surgery can restore the natural, healthy gumline and protect tooth root and bone.

For more information about gum contouring, call us at 804-302-5592.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

How Does Your Overall Health Affect Your Smile?

Educating Midlothian Dental Patients About Little-Known Risks Hi! We’re Drs. J. Scott White DDS, Pranee White DDS, and John Han, DMD. Most every day, we can be found at our Midlothian dental practice treating dental patients with tooth and gum problems or helping patients prevent them. There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health.

1) Midlothian diabetes patients with high blood glucose often have a higher risk of dental issues. If you have diabetes, let’s talk. My number is 804-302-5592.

2) A persistent dry mouth due to an inadequate amount of saliva can accelerate tooth decay, cause or contribute to gum disease, and trigger chronic bad breath. Many medications used by thousands of Bon Air and Midlothian folks, including those for high-blood pressure and depression, cause dry mouth. This side effect is not only unpleasant, it is dangerous. Anti-depressants (especially SSRI’s) and anti-psychotic drugs can also trigger tooth-grinding (bruxism).

3) Acid reflux in children and adults is associated with a host of dental problems such as decay and periodontal disease.

We help many Bon Air dental patients prevent problems associated with medical conditions that sometimes seem unrelated to dental health. Regular professional dental care is essential for oral health, and an important part of your overall physical health.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

What’s New In Dentistry?

Advanced Dentistry in Midlothian The world of dentistry continues to advance at a rapid pace. If you have visited your Midlothian dentist lately, you have probably noticed some things that make your visit more comfortable, such as the ability to watch TV or listen to music while receiving treatment. Many Richmond dentistry patients welcome oral conscious sedation to reduce or eliminate pain.

What may not be as obvious are the advances in techniques, tools, and materials. Top Midlothian dentists now use digital computer imaging which is safer than traditional x-rays. Dental technicians can store, retrieve and transmit digital images much easier than was possible with traditional x-ray film.

The use of lasers has also changed the face of dentistry. Laser surgery requires less anesthesia, minimizes swelling, and protects surrounding tissue. Richmond family dentists use lasers for detecting and treating cavities and dental technicians use them for the curing of restorative materials.

Another exciting development in cosmetic dentistry is the CAD-CAM technology that allows Bon Air cosmetic dentists to perform restorations in a single visit. The types of procedures that can be completed in one visit include crowns, fillings, inlays, onlays, and veneers.

If you need a thorough exam, expert dental cleaning, or want to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, call White & White at 804-302-5592 to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you can see before and after photos of some of our smile makeover patients. We would love to help you achieve the smile you deserve, and we have the tools, experience, and technology to make that happen.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Periodontal Disease In Virginia

Periodontal Disease in Virginia Though most Virginia residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At White & White, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until our team diagnoses it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of treatment depending on the severity.

What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, more commonly called ‘gum disease’, is an inflammation or infection of the gums. Periodontal disease can be very painful in some extreme conditions, and can limit your ability to eat normally. In some cases, periodontal disease can affect your smile, and can create cosmetic concerns.

If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause irreversible damage such as tooth loss. When caught early and treated, periodontal disease can be managed and, ultimately, cured. However the best policy for Virginia dental patients is to practice good dental hygiene to keep periodontal disease at bay.

One of the best ways to avoid periodontal disease is to get a regular dental check up at your local Midlothian dentist. If you don’t have a dentist, give us a call at 804-302-5592 to schedule a dental check-up and cleaning. Don’t take the risk of allowing existing dental problems like gum disease to progress. At White & White, we are committed to to the highest standard of dental care and patient satisfaction.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Affordable Teeth Whitening In Richmond?

Affordable Richmond Tooth Whitening If you are like most Richmond web users, you have probably seen the multitude of ads for ‘free teeth whitening kits’.

Some show a ‘real Bon Air mom’ who discovered a ‘tooth whitening secret’. Others assure you that their system is the one that ‘Midlothian dentists don’t want you to know about’. Many contain a link to a page that contains a convincing tooth whitening testimonial. They bolster their legitimacy by aligning themselves with respected companies such as CNN, USA Today and Forbes.

Unfortunately, most of these are rip-offs. In a recent article, the Better Business Bureau explains the scam:

The countless Web sites for various teeth whitening products claim to offer a no-risk, money back guarantee, free trial of the product. To sign up, customers must provide a credit or debit card number to cover shipping. Complainants to BBB state that they are billed before their trial ends and continue to be billed after they have told the company they want to cancel.

Complainants also may find mystery charges for other companies and services that they didn’t realize they were signing up for with their ‘free’ trial.

The BBB has received complaints about the following company/product names:

  • Dazzle White
  • White Smile
  • Teeth Smile
  • Dazzle Smile
  • Ivory White
  • Max White
  • My Whitening
  • Gleaming White Smile
  • Advanced Wellness Research

Don’t trust your smile to an internet scammer. Your Richmond tooth whitening dental office is the only place for safe teeth bleaching. You don’t want to take a chance with your credit card number or your tooth enamel! Call us at White & White for advanced cosmetic dentistry and worry-free tooth whitening. You can reach us at 804-302-5592

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Mini Implants May Be Right For You

How Mini Dental Implants Can Help Your Smile Thank you for visiting the blog of White & White in Midlothian. Today’s topic is mini dental implants, sometimes called “immediate implants”.

Though they are not as well known as traditional dental implants, mini implants are also being used successfully in the Midlothian area to improve smiles. Like their larger diameter counterparts, mini implants can support a restoration for one or more missing teeth or replace a bridge or fixed denture. Denture wearers benefit greatly from these slip-free dental implants that are anchored securely in the jaw bone.

In some cases, a patient is unable to receive traditional full-size dental implants due to insufficient bone thickness. There are also mini implant patients who are not able to undergo dental implant surgery due to health issues. These patients are often excellent candidates for the mini version.

The placement of toothpick-size mini dental implants can sometimes be done in one dental visit. The placement usually requires no incisions or stitches. Recovery time, if required, is commonly very short. Most patients are able to eat dinner that evening.

Don’t let the word “mini” fool you; your smile can receive a maximum upgrade with mini dental implants. Call White & White at 804-302-5592 to schedule a consultation.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Preventing Tooth Decay In Virginia

Preventing Tooth Decay in Virginia In Virginia, tooth decay is one of the most common childhood problems, yet tooth decay also affects adults. White & White serves people of all ages to help fight tooth decay.

Bacteria is a common cause of tooth decay. Bacteria live in your mouth and combine with plaque and acids to break down the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often result in the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities.

Tooth decay is typically a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky foods are consumed and allowed to sit on the teeth, or foods full of sugars and starches are consumed frequently throughout the day, tooth decay can result. Foods to avoid include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to stay around for a while and create an environment where bacteria thrive.

To help prevent tooth decay, simply limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and visiting your local Midlothian dentist in Virginia for regular check-ups and cleanings will help prevent tooth decay.

Hello, we are J. Scott White, Pranee White, and John Han. Our practice, White & White, is located at 1690 Huguenot Rd Midlothian, Virginia.- J. Scott White, Pranee White, & John Han

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Teeth Look Too Short? Lengthen Them!

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Most Midlothian people who are considering cosmetic dentistry are aware of the cosmetic dental procedures that are frequently advertised in the Richmond area.

There are porcelain veneers: a custom made wafer-thin covering permanently attached to the front of a tooth to make it stain-free and perfectly shaped. Veneers can repair small chips and crack in teeth that are free of decay. Many White & White patients get minimally invasive veneers on their top six teeth for a dramatic improvement.

Orthodontia has received a lot of attention in Virginia in the past twenty years with the introduction of invisible and short-term braces. And braces are not only for ‘tweens and teenagers. At White & White, we have seen more adults straighten their teeth to achieve unforgettable smiles with discrete orthodontic treatment.

Porcelain crowns have been around for generations but continue to restore decayed or damaged teeth while providing beauty, strength and natural function. Porcelain crowns are also used with innovative dental implants to restore missing teeth.

A cosmetic dental procedure that is lesser known in the Midlothian area is crown lengthening. If you feel that your teeth appear too short or that your smile exposes more gum than you would like (a ‘gummy smile’), you may be interested in crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth while minimizing the vertical length of exposed gum tissue.

When a gummy smile is corrected, our Midlothian crown lengthening patients are often surprised at how it positively affects their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth that have been hidden under gum tissue their whole life.

Sometimes, crown lengthening is used when a tooth is fractured at the gumline. The surgery makes tooth structure accessible for the required restoration.

Digital imaging helps Richmond dental professionals perform crown lengthening with exactness. A highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure allows the cosmetic dentist to contour a gumline to the patient’s exact specifications.

If you would like to find out if crown lengthening is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling White & White at 804-302-5592. We are located at 1690 Huguenot Rd in Midlothian. We look forward to showing you photos of crown lengthening patients who are enjoying their new look.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113