5 Ways to Prevent Bad Breath

5 Ways to Prevent Bad Breath Have you ever talked to someone and their breath immediately made you want to back away? Having bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is a common issue many people face. From 50-60% of adults in the United States suffer from halitosis; this problem affects your confidence and how others [...]

By | September 13th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Simple, Easy Treatment for a Gummy Smile

Here at ClevelandSmiles, one of our most important instruments is the diode laser.  Though we use it for many reasons, we most often take the laser in hand to remove excess gum tissue.  Shaped like a pen or pencil and gripped in an identical manner, the laser removes the tissue in a very predictable and [...]

By | July 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Gum Lift is a Remarkably Simple Procedure

More and more, we are seeing patients with the complaint or observation "I have a gummy smile,"  or "I show too much gum in my pictures"  (or on Zoom).  Though I have written about it before, it's worth taking another look at.  It can be caused by a number of things.  Some people have a [...]

By | April 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Easy Fixes for Closing the Spaces Between Teeth

One of the most common problems that we see in cosmetic dental practices is space between teeth.  In back teeth, it often results in a food trap (which does encourage flossing:), while in front teeth, it may also catch debris, while being less than esthetic.  Fortunately, we have a number of ways to close those [...]

By | March 30th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An unbeatable combination – gum contouring and porcelain veneers!

Some people are born with a "gummy smile,"  or a smile that seems to be dominated by the tissue around their teeth.  With today's dentistry, often this can be remedied through the use of a dental laser, a pen-like instrument that allows us to shape the tissue in a very ideal manner.  Much like drawing [...]

By | February 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Remaking your smile with porcelain veneers!

With the new year - but wearing the same old masks - it might be a good time to work on your smile, as many of both our longtime and newer patients have.  Many of us are working from home (dental staffs excluded) and may have a little more time.  Others may have seen friends, [...]

By | February 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Careful Planning Goes Into Each Smile Makeover

The use of a wax prototype of what a look or smile can become is part of our planning before we embark on a smile makeover.  An impression of a patient's teeth can be made digitally - or conventionally with "goop" - to establish a patient's current or beginning situation.  In combination with both xrays, [...]

By | January 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Year’s Resolution for a New Smile

With the new year upon us ("thank goodness," we think/hope), it might be a good time to revisit your plans on a smile makeover. Many insurance plans, as well as HSA accounts, begin again in January, which may help with your investment in your smile. Additionally, with mask-wearing still with us, there's an opportunity to [...]

By | January 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Use It or Loose It – Yes We Take HSA

If you still have money in your HSA account that needs to be used before the end of the year, you might consider using it to improve your smile. HSA money can be used towards annual dental checkups. Routine dental procedures to cover expenses to prevent and alleviate dental disease always qualify as eligible HSA [...]

By | December 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Gift to Give Loved Ones

Recently, a mother and daughter were looking forward to attending a family reunion. The 80-year old mother, however, was bothered by the space between her front teeth. Her daughter called our office, made an appointment, and brought her mom in for a cosmetic dental consultation.  After just two visits that included a little gum reshaping, [...]

By | December 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments