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Posts for: October, 2020

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
October 08, 2020

Having that perfect smile is part of a great first impression. At Cosmetic Dentist & Sedation Family Dentist, Dr. Timothy Bui has a few tips at-home tips to keep that beautiful pearly white smile. Learn more by contacting his offices in Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA.

At-Home Tips for a Whiter Smile

Cosmetic dentistry doesn't need to be an expensive procedure. Here are a few tips:

  • Brush and floss daily. Believe it or not, preventive dentistry is better than most cosmetic procedures. Brushing and flossing daily will help remove plaque and prevent the yellowing of teeth for the most part. Using a special tooth whitening toothpaste, and brushing and flossing the right way, are also important points or factors to consider. Here are videos to show you the right way to brush and floss.
  • A professional dental cleaning can remove those tough stains that daily brushing and flossing can't remove. Professional dental cleanings should be done twice a year and consists of your Newport Beach and Garden Grove cosmetic dentist scaling, polishing, and removing accumulated tartar from tooth surfaces and under gums. Dr. Bui loosens the tough stains and washes them away using a gentle stream of water to rejuvenate your smile. Easier and faster than most cosmetic dentistry procedures.
  • Dr. Bui also provides patients with home teeth whitening. He takes impressions of your teeth to make custom-fitted upper and lower trays. The patient places the provided bleaching gels in the trays and wears them for an hour. Depending on the severity of your stains, you may need to do this for two-to-three times a week after dinner.

Need to speak with a dentist?

Expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures aren't necessary. Can't believe it? Just ask Dr. Timothy Bui of Cosmetic Dentist & Sedation Family Dentist. Call him for more information or to schedule an appointment at either of his office locations in CA: Newport Beach: (949) 675-7750, or Garden Grove: (714) 537-0550.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
October 06, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Dental veneers make it possible to completely transform your smile. The appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, stains, excess space, or other cosmetic concerns can all be dramatically improved with veneers. In addition to enhancing your smile, another benefit of dental veneers is that caring for them is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. Dr. Timothy Bui, the experienced dentist at our office in Newport Beach, can explain how veneers can address your specific smile concerns.

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are extremely thin laminates bonded to the front surface of problem teeth to improve the appearance of those teeth. Veneers create a flawless new look for teeth that are crooked, misshapen, stained, discolored, cracked or chipped. Veneers can also smooth out rough or uneven tooth surfaces, as well as conceal excess spacing between teeth.

Several types of materials can be used to create dental veneers, but porcelain is a popular choice as it looks so much like natural tooth enamel. Additionally, each veneer is custom made to look completely natural and fit perfectly in place over its corresponding tooth. The skilled dental professionals at our office in Newport Beach can have veneers custom made for you.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

There are several benefits to enhancing your smile with dental veneers. A primary benefit is that veneers can conceal cosmetic issues and give you the smile you desire. Another benefit of veneers is that they look completely natural. Others will be unable to tell the difference between the veneers and your natural teeth. Additionally, veneers function like natural teeth. Since veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth, you can bite into and chew most foods without affecting the veneers.

Caring for Dental Veneers

Caring for dental veneers is as simple as caring for your natural teeth. Once your custom veneers have been permanently bonded to the teeth, you can continue your existing oral hygiene routine. A good routine should include brushing the teeth at least twice each day, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist regularly for oral exams and professional cleanings.

Although veneers can be used to bite and chew food, it is best to avoid biting into foods that are extremely hard, such as hard candies. Veneers are not intended to withstand the force of biting into such items. Doing so is not good for the natural teeth either. Finally, another way to protect and care for your veneers is to wear a nightguard when sleeping if you tend to grind your teeth at night.

Dental veneers can dramatically enhance your smile and they are as easy to care for as caring for your existing teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bui to learn more about veneers by calling our office in Newport Beach at (949) 675-7750. We also have an office in Garden Grove, which can be reached at (714) 537-0550.