Flossophy Dental

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dental Bonding for Cosmetic Improvements

When you are not confident about your smile, it can be hard to want to show it off. This is why Flossophy Dental offers dental bonding in our Edmonton, AB dental practice. Dental bonding is a very popular procedure that can improve the look of many dental imperfections.

Chipped teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, and even misaligned teeth can all benefit from dental bonding. Bonding is a procedure that takes a tooth-colored composite resin to smooth over dental imperfections to make them disappear. It is a popular choice for long-lasting teeth whitening.

To begin the bonding process, your dentist will lightly etch the surface of your tooth and then apply the resin. It will be molded over your tooth into the appropriate shape, than then hardened with a curing light. It is then polished so it shines like natural teeth. Your dentist is able to choose a composite resin that matches the shade of your teeth, so your cosmetic restoration will blend right in. A resin can even be chosen in a brighter shade for those who want their teeth whitened.

If you are looking in the mirror and are displeased with an aspect of your smile, consider dental bonding. To schedule a consultation here in our Edmonton, AB dental practice, call Flossophy Dental at (780) 306-9333 or visit our website, www.flossophydental.ca

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Invisalign for Invisible Teeth Straightening

Straight teeth are a quality that many people desire. Unfortunately, we are not all born with that quality. Flossophy Dental of Edmonton, AB is offering Invisalign to their patients who want straight teeth but a more discreet straightening process.

Invisalign is the nearly invisible system for straightening teeth. The treatment consists of wearing clear, plastic tray aligners that gradually shift your teeth into place. The trays are switched out every two weeks with minor adjustments made to each set. You will meet with your dentist here about once every five weeks to make sure the plan is going accordingly.

The clear, plastic aligners are smooth, so they do not irritate gums and cheeks like traditional braces might. They are also more convenient than traditional braces, as you take out Invisalign to care for your teeth. You also do not need to watch what you eat; Invisalign is taken out for eating, as well.

Invisalign can be utilized to treat many cases that braces can. Most adult treatment durations last about one year. Teen Invisalign treatment is usually around two years in duration.

If you are looking to put your best smile forward, consider Invisalign for invisibly straightening your teeth. To schedule a consultation in our Edmonton, AB dental office, call us at (780) 306-9333 or visit our Flossophy Dental website, www.flossophydental.ca

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Traditional Braces in Edmonton, AB

A straight smile offers both oral health benefits and cosmetic improvements. At Flossophy Dental in Edmonton, AB, we offer traditional braces for our patients looking to straighten their smile whether they need it for oral health reasons or they just want to improve the aesthetic look of their smile.

Traditional braces are made of very strong metal alloys that deliver smooth results. Metal brackets are bonded to the fronts of teeth and a wire is clipped in that creates continuous pressure on the teeth. The wire is switched out about once every month to gradually move teeth in the right direction. The end result is a beautiful smile!

Straight teeth are an improvement for your overall oral health. Teeth that are too crowded or spaced out can cause gum irritation, build-up of bacteria, and abnormal wear on teeth. They can also cause pressure that creates headaches and jaw pain. Moving the teeth into straight positions eliminates any weird positioning and allows each tooth to be cleaned thoroughly.

If you are unhappy with your smile or are tired of dealing with the consequences of crooked teeth, traditional braces may be the option for you. To schedule a consultation, call Flossophy Dental of Edmonton, AB at (780) 306-9333 or visit our website, www.flossophydental.ca

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea increases the risk of stroke, heart failure, heart disease, and liver problems. It is a dangerous condition but there are treatments. At Flossophy Dental in Edmonton, AB, we have been helping our patients regain a safe and restful night’s sleep with surgical procedures for sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where the throat closes during sleep and interrupts breathing. Patients with this condition can stop breathing a few times a night or hundreds of times per night. The lack of oxygen increases the risk of dangerous conditions in the body’s systems plus it causes a person to wake up each time they stop breathing (which often they do not remember). It causes severe daily fatigue which also affects any sleeping partners constantly being woken up.

In our Edmonton, AB office, we offer several options for surgery that can open up the airway and allow flow of oxygen. The first is called uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. This procedure removes excess tissue from the throat. The second procedure is called maxillomandibular advancement. This moves the jaw forward to open up more space in the back of the throat. The third procedure is a last resort option. It is called a tracheostomy. A tube is placed into the throat so that breathing is possible through the night. It is covered during the day for normal breathing.

Our doctors are experienced in treating sleep apnea and are committed to finding a solution for you. If you are struggling with sleep apnea, call Flossophy Dental of Edmonton, AB at (780) 306-9333 or visit our website, www.flossophydental.ca.