Restorative dentistry can become damaged by neglect or accidental injury
While many people visit the dentist to receive cosmetic dentistry such as whitening or veneers, the requirement of restorative dentistry can sneak up on us when we least expect it. Restorative dentistry includes many treatments designed to restore the function as well as aesthetic of your smile. Here at Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks we will work hard to create a superior smile through our restorative and reconstructive procedures.
When will I need restorative dentistry?
You may need restorative dentistry if you have been in an unfortunate accident or if you have suffered a gradually worsening dental illness or disease such as periodontitis or gingivitis. In order to avoid the sudden need for restorative dentistry procedures you will need to ensure that you follow a strict dental hygiene regime as well as partake in necessary precautions when getting involved with high-contact sports or dangerous activities. Sometimes it is impossible to see any damage coming, however in most cases these practices will ensure your protection:
- Brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice per day
- Floss between your teeth at least once per day before bed
- Visit Curtis Couch D.D.S at least twice a year
These three dental principles will ensure that the health and appearance of your mouth is maintained by reducing the risk of cavities, periodontitis and tooth decay.
Inlays and onlays with Curtis Couch D.D.S
In the event you do have extensive cavity decay your dentist may recommend an inlay or onlay. An inlay or onlay is applied to the tooth when more than 50% of the exterior tooth covering has been eroded or decayed by plaque or bruxing (grinding of the teeth). The procedure will involve your dentist applying a layer of composite tooth-coloured resin to the affected teeth. This will restore and even improve the strength of your teeth, allowing them to prevent the infestation of plaque into the deep crevices of the teeth. People with higher tooth-peaks will require inlays or onlays more often than people with shallow peaks because plaque and food debris is much more likely to get stuck in deeper crevices. This creates the danger of cavities which will later require a filling, inlay or onlay.
2 solutions to a missing tooth with Curtis Couch D.D.S
Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks is dedicated to providing a range of solutions to your dental problems. The loss of an adult tooth is a surprisingly common occurrence due to accidents or decaying of the tooth and extraction. In the event you have lost a tooth Curtis Couch D.D.S will evaluate your oral situation and either recommend a bridge or dental implant in order to fill the gap. A dental bridge is usually a group of 3 connected synthetic teeth, of which 2 will be crowns and the one in the middle will be a solid porcelain tooth. This will enable the two exterior crowns to connect to your natural teeth while supporting the middle tooth which will fill in the gap.
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth which is inserted via a biocompatible titanium screw which is inserted into the jaw. When this part of the procedure has healed your dentist will place a tooth-coloured crown over the top so that your normal smile can be completely restored both functionally and cosmetically. Many patients prefer this method because it offers steadier support and peace-of-mind than a bridge or denture.
If you are interested in finding out more about Curtis Couch D.D.S’ restorative dentistry please do not hesitate to visit our Thousand Oaks practice or contact us.
Curtis Couch D.D.S’ crown procedure is the perfect treatment used to strengthen damaged teeth while simultaneously replacing the cosmetic vitality of your smile
Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks is passionate about providing a high quality of restorative dentistry while ensuring the cosmetic appearance of the teeth. There is definitely an art when it comes to constructing the perfect smile and you can rest assured that Curtis Couch D.D.S can provide you with the treatment you need and the smile you desire.
It is only natural to want a perfect smile, however we are often faced with obstacles that obstruct our smile and compromise our appearance. These obstacles can be caused by a variety of different ailments including accidental injury as well as more serious dental illnesses such as periodontitis or gingivitis.
It’s important to get any dental abnormalities seen to early
By letting us examine any dental discrepancies in the early stage you are ensuring your own health and also reducing the amount of restorative and cosmetic dentistry you require. Gingivitis is a common ailment which is caused by biofilm (or plaque) on the teeth and gums which can lead to other diseases such as periodontitis. Periodontitis is a destructive form of periodontal disease which can lead to serious general health complications such as cardiovascular disease. Plaque infection can also cause tooth decay which can lead to the requirement of fillings, inlays/onlays and even crowns if the tooth has been severely damaged.
Crowns are the best treatment used to strengthen teeth
There are a number of reasons why your teeth may become weakened apart from periodontal disease. The demineralization of your enamel can be caused by a number of things including:
- Acidic foods and beverages such as sodas
- Dry mouth caused by ‘lazy’ saliva glans (xerostomia)
- Acid Reflux
- Medications (aspirin)
Once your enamel has eroded significantly you may experience sensitivity of the teeth and because the surface layer of your teeth has been eroded you may be more susceptible to diseases that can affect the roots and nerves. In the event of this Curtis Couch D.D.S may suggest that you have a crown fitted on the affected teeth.
The Crown Procedure
Before your crown can be fitted to your tooth your dentist will have grind down part of the remaining tooth to make room. Once this is complete your dentist will be able to create a crown tailored perfectly to your smile so that it blends seamlessly with the color and alignment of your teeth. Once your porcelain crown has been attached with a specialized dental bonding agent the strength of your teeth will be restored and the appearance will also be improved as enamel destruction can cause a grey-ish shade on the teeth.
Lesser enamel problems can be fixed with Curtis Couch D.D.S’ cosmetic dentistry
If your dentist deems your enamel wear to be purely cosmetic they may suggest you invest in porcelain veneers to correct your smile. Porcelain veneers are a simple and quick way to create a cosmetically perfect smile while improving the surface sensitivity of your teeth. They can often be applied in one appointment where they will almost instantly improve the overall appearance of your smile.
If you are interested in finding out more about the restorative and cosmetic dentistry on offer at Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks please do not hesitate to contact us.
Invisalign is a subtle orthodontic treatment used to fix crooked teeth and give you a better smile
There are many benefits to the ‘naked’ orthodontic treatment Invisalign. Here at Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks we are passionate about advanced dental treatments which includes treatments that improve on the more traditional, or old-fashioned procedures. Invisalign is one of the most popular and efficient treatments to date that have the ability to replace braces which are dreaded by most people with crooked teeth. Invisalign has improved drastically on traditional braces as the procedure can provide the same level of treatment without compromising your appearance during treatment.
No more braces, no more metal brackets
The most dreaded part of braces is the unsightly metal brackets which are attached to the front of each individual tooth. These are then connected by wires to pull the teeth into alignment gradually over a period of 6 months to a couple of years. Apart from being aesthetically displeasing braces brackets can also cause trouble in the mouth including causing cuts and ulcers and general discomfort due to their abrasive surface. Invisalign provides a completely comfortable and non-abrasive surface that is just as smooth as natural teeth.
Invisalign is a removable solution to crooked teeth
One of the greatest things about Invisalign is that it is removable technology. This means that if you have a special event such as a wedding or formal you’ll be able to fully remove your Invisalign treatment during the event. Although Invisalign is virtually invisible many people choose to remove their Invisalign for short periods of time when they know they’re going to be consuming sticky foods food or if they want to feel completely free during their event while not risking losing their Invisalign aligners.
Curtis Couch D.D.S will consult with you about your options
While Invisalign can be used for most crooked teeth cases there are some rare cases where Invisalign will not be the best option for you. Cases that require braces include overlapping teeth which may require extractions and then specialised treatment. Curtis Couch D.D.S is passionate about providing thorough dental treatment and he will sit down and consult with you about your options when it comes to orthodontics or our range of other dental treatments. If you have seen another orthodontist who has recommended you receive traditional braces treatment you can also visit our practice in Thousand Oaks for a second opinion.
Enjoy your smile at all aspects of treatment
Unlike traditional braces, where you have to endure an unpleasant appearance for the duration of your treatment, with Invisalign you can reap the benefits of a clear smile simultaneously as your teeth straighten. This is why Invisalign is so popular with our patients; it allows you to partake in normal activities without worrying about braces detracting from your face. If you’ve been considering mending your crooked teeth there has never been a better treatment than Invisalign and better yet, it is specially designed to be used with fully formed adult teeth so it is never too late to get that perfect smile you’ve always desired.
If you would like to find out more about our treatments at Curtis Couch D.D.S or if you would like to book an appointment at our Thousand Oaks practice please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Curtis Couch D.D.S can administer crowns and bridges to mend a variety of dental problems
Crowns are sometimes referred to as dental caps and they can be used to cover teeth that have been damaged. You’d be surprised how many people you know have crowns because they are virtually unnoticeable due to the precise tooth-coloured appearance. They are generally made of porcelain and are moulded meticulously to fit your natural tooth. Curtis Couch D.D.S located in Thousand Oaks is dedicated to restorative dentistry which involves restoring the function and appearance of your smile.
When will I need a dental crown?
Sometimes the shape of your teeth can be compromised by chips or grinding. This can affect the function and will often require a porcelain crown to fix. Bruxing or grinding your teeth is a damaging habit which can erode the vital outer layer of teeth as well as grind teeth down into misshapen stubs. If you have severely worn down your teeth then you will need a dental crown although veneers are sometimes appropriate for teeth that have been reduced by grinding. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth while providing the added benefit of strengthening a tooth that has been weakened by enamel loss, bruxing or other potentially damaging habits and accidents.
The importance of a crown to protect your teeth
Crowns are important as they actively protect and preserve your natural teeth by mending teeth that have:
- Been Damaged
- Become aesthetically displeasing
Crowns can also fill gaps in the mouth utilising bridges and connective crowns which attach to the teeth adjacent to the hole. Sometimes if you suffer severe tooth decay due to lack of dental hygiene or extensive sugar eating your teeth may be damaged passed the point of requiring a filling. If this occurs your dentist at Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks may recommend a dental crown in order to protect the tooth, roots and surrounding gums. This procedure will prevent further damage which means that you won’t experience any further pain or discomfort due to the affected tooth. You will also be reducing your need for further oral surgeries such as root canal treatment.
Bridge the gap between you and your future smile
Dental bridges are a necessary solution used to fill in the space left by a missing tooth. It is a requirement to fill in these spaces as without a structure such as a dental implant or bridge the surrounding teeth will naturally move to accommodate and fill-in the space. This will result in the rest of your teeth becoming dispersed, leaving smaller gaps in between your teeth. This can be very detrimental to the structure of your teeth and even your wallet, as you could later require orthodontic treatment if it goes untreated for an extended period of time.
Visit Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks whenever you have any concerns about your teeth
It is always important to report any discomfort in your teeth to your dentist early so that he or she can begin treatment straight away. There are many small signs which can lead to much more detrimental dental and general health issues such as cavities and signs of periodontitis such as tooth sensitivity and pain.
If you would like to find out more about Curtis Couch’s treatments in Thousand Oaks please do not hesitate to contact us.
Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks provides platinum-quality cosmetic dentistry and a broad range of treatments
Much like a diamond a pearly white and straight smile never goes out of fashion and if cared for properly they won’t tarnish or change. A white and straight smile is a fundamental facial feature and asset that is naturally desired by most people. It can be a powerful business tool as well as a way to revive your personal life and wow your friends with your new glowing smile. Here at Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks we can enhance your smile through a variety of cosmetic dental treatments. We offer veneers, bonding and inlays and onlays to re-inspire your grin and leave others enchanted by your smile.
Studies show that a clean, white and straight smile can enhance your professional potential
According to recent surveys it was found that most people notice your smile before they notice anything else about you. In a business or corporate environment having crooked or yellowed can mean you look lazy when it comes to personal grooming and it can also be distracting during business pitches. In retail food environments yellowed teeth can also look unhygienic due to their association with a bad oral regime. If you are self-conscious about your yellowing or crooked teeth Curtis Couch D.D.S can provide you with a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments including a professional dental clean and veneers and bonding if discolouration persists after a dental hygiene regime is in place.
Create a personable persona with a white and fresh smile
A smile is your symbol of kindness and when you smile at a relative, friend or even stranger you are projecting your happiness onto them through sharing your smile with them. A smile can make you appear happier and it has even been proved that smiling can even induce self-happiness. If you have been considering fixing any imperfections in your smile Curtis Couch D.D.S can help you through the process and consult with you regarding possible treatment options.
Conceal your crooked smile with Curtis Couch D.D.S
Curtis Couch D.D.S can hide small discrepancies in the straightness of your smile with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can be perfectly molded so that they fit seamlessly over your natural teeth and because they’re tooth-coloured the colour will match perfectly as well. Veneers are also often used to hide chips that occur over time on the teeth, if it is a small chip your dentist at Curtis Couch D.D.S may also be able to use composite resin bonding.
Prevent serious damage to your teeth with an inlay or onlay
An inlay or onlay is a layer of composite resin used to seal the biting surface of a tooth. This procedure is performed to prevent further damage to the tooth which can occur in the roots or nerves if a cavity forms due to a loss in the thickness of the tooth surface. Inlays and onlays can also increase the strength of the affected tooth by up to seventy percent and last up to 30 years if cared for as directed.
If you are interested in finding out more about the cosmetic dentistry available at Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dr. Curtis Couch in Thousand Oaks can help you achieve that perfect smile without letting anybody know you’re getting treatment
Invisalign is an advanced teeth straightening treatment that has been used to create over 2 million perfect smiles across the globe. It is a trusted treatment of crooked teeth and in most cases it can be used instead of traditional braces that tarnish the appearance of the teeth. Many adults are opting for Invisalign to fix their crooked teeth woes due to the cosmetic benefits at the end of treatment as well as during the process.
Invisalign is the perfect solution to crooked adult teeth
Adults can often find it difficult to amend problems with their teeth, especially crookedness. Adults often feel that if they have left their crooked teeth for over 30 years without treatment then there isn’t any point in fixing them. This is not the case, as it has been proven that having a clean, white and shapely smile can improve prospects in your career as well as your personal life. Having an aesthetic smile can mean you are taken more seriously as you will look more groomed and professional. Lots of people are turned away from braces for similar reasons, as they believe they can make you look unprofessional, juvenile and even a little dorky at times! That’s why Dr. Curtis Couch is happy to consult with you about the Invisalign procedure which is virtually invisible at every point of treatment.
Invisalign can help straighten your teeth at any age
The Invisalign range includes Invisalign for adults and for teenagers. Both processes are very similar although Invisalign Teen has a distinct compliance indicator which enables parents to be able to track their child’s progress. Invisalign treatment for adults looks the same as for children with a series of clear/transparent aligners which look very similar to upper and lower level mouth guards. These aligners are molded meticulously to your teeth and they are specifically designed to encourage the alignment of your teeth through a gradual process. You will usually require 18 or more aligners and each one will be worn for a period of 2-3 weeks.
Regular check-ups with your dentist is imperative to monitoring the ongoing improvement of your teeth
We will suggest you come and visit our Thousand Oaks practice regularly so that we can map your progress. During your follow up appointments we will make sure that Invisalign is the right treatment for you and we will also ensure that your teeth are aligning as desired.
Once your treatment is complete we can provide you with many other dental enhancements
Dr. Curtis Couch in Thousand Oaks can also perform cosmetic, restorative and preventative dental procedures. For a finishing touch to your straight and perfected smile many people elect to get one of our whitening treatments to enhance the vivid appearance of their teeth. If any tooth stains or pigmentation is a concern for you we can also offer porcelain veneers or bonding. These solutions are often selected to conceal misshapen teeth (pronounced mamelons) or white flecks and yellowing on the teeth.
If you are interested in finding out more about Invisalign with Dr. Curtis Couch please do not hesitate to visit our practice in Thousand Oaks or contact us.
Dental Implants are a necessary fixture when you lose a tooth
Unfortunately, even if we take the best care of our teeth we are still at risk of accidental injury which can inflict our teeth. You never know when you might fall down the stairs or be in an accident of some sort, that’s why it’s a good idea to have an emergency dental plan in place.
Organizing your emergency dental plan
Much like ‘Fire Plans’ emergency dental plans can give you a better chance of maintaining your health and the health of your family. Emergency dental plans are much easier to put in place as you only need to have a practice number ready on hand and know the address. As Curtis Couch is dedicated to your dental health we have taken the liberty to organize a quick dental emergency plan for you.
- If you have lost a tooth, place it in the hollow of your cheek or in a glass of milk for transportation
- Bite down on rag to compress the wound if it’s bleeding
- Call Curtis Couch on 805 497 8077 to notify us of your emergency
- Immediately Rush to Curtis Couch located at 216 Lombard Street, Thousand Oaks, CA
To always be prepared print this plan out and stick it on the side or front of your fridge.
Sometimes it isn’t possible to preserve your natural tooth despite the extensive measures that will be taken by us at Curtis Couch. In the event your body rejects the re-implantation of your natural tooth we will most likely recommend dental implants as a means to rectify the gap and restore your perfectly pearly white smile.
Not replacing a missing tooth can result in bone loss
It is imperative that you replace any missing teeth as having a gap in your mouth can cause your jaw bone to recede. Bone loss is an inconvenient and extremely damaging ailment which can be tricky and grueling to amend as most often patients will have to have bone grafts to restore the strength of the bone. Bone loss can also be caused by periodontitis (gum disease). In order to avoid bone loss and other health concerns it is recommended that you visit Curtis Couch at least twice a year, or more often if you have a history of periodontitis or a weak jaw.
Avoid bone loss by installing dental implants
Dental implants are an everyday procedure here at Curtis Couch in Thousand Oaks. Our primary dentist and secondary dentists are dedicated to reinvigorating your smile by replacing any gaps with new, synthetic but completely natural looking teeth. Dental implants decrease your risk of bone loss as they are secured utilizing a titanium post which is biocompatible and thus will meld with your jawbone to retain and improve bone strength and density. Bone needs to be stimulated in order to maintain its strength and that’s why it is so imperative that you always fill in a gap if you have a missing tooth.
Dental Implants can help reinvigorate your life and your smile as well as fight bone loss
The dental implant procedure can restore your smile confidence as well as:
- Restore structure to your mouth/jaw
- Restore functionality of the jaw and mouth to improve chewing and speaking
- Perfect and improve the cosmetic appeal of your smile
Ask for an Oral Cancer check during your general check-up at Curtis Couch
Here at Curtis Couch located in Thousand Oaks we are aware of the detrimental effects of oral cancer and can, in association with your general doctor, help you identify and treat this viral infection before it spreads elsewhere in the body. As part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month our practice is hoping to spread knowledge about oral cancer and inspire the general public to take better care of their teeth and be proactive about seeing their dentist and identifying symptoms of oral cancer.
What is Oral Cancer?
Oral cancer is a serious disease which involves cancer cells penetrating and infecting the body. Some of the main causes for oral cancer include constant tobacco and alcohol abuse as well as contact and possibly even genetic mutation according to recent studies. The effects of this illness are like any other cancerous legion. The cancer infects the body via a tumorous cell and can hormonally alter the normal functions of the body. This tumor can then spread and further infect the body as it becomes malignant. Regular check-ups with your dentist can help identify the cancer before it becomes malignant which will make it much easier to treat and will give you a much better chance of complete recovery.
I take care of my teeth, so I have nothing to worry about right? WRONG.
Even if you take optimum care of your teeth you can still become infected with oral cancer cells. 7% of individuals are infected by oral cancer for completely unknowing reasons so anyone can contract it – just like the healthiest, most athletic and organic eating individual can unknowingly contract cancer. We know it isn’t fair, but you can easily combat oral cancer by asking your dentist at Curtis Couch about our oral cancer screenings.
What does it look like?
Oral cancer can appear as small white or red lumps or legions within the mouth. Just like women will check themselves for breast lumps, everyone should evaluate their own mouths for abnormal lumps. If you find any sign of a lump you should consult with your dentist immediately to ensure optimum recovery. Identifying a cancerous tumor early results in a 10-20% chance of fatality, and this increases the longer you go unaware of the tumor. This tumor can appear anywhere in the face including the:
- Hard or soft Palette
Unfortunately, more often than not oral cancer cannot be seen by the naked eye. This is why we and the California Dental Association recommend annual oral cancer screenings, so make April your month to get checked. Curtis Couch will often utilize digital imaging to get a better look at your mouth and analyze tissue that sits beneath the exterior view of the mouth.
If you are interested in finding out more about dental maintenance, or if you want to book an oral cancer screening please visit our practice located in Thousand Oaks, California.
At Curtis Couch sleep apnea is a common struggle for a lot of our patients and can result in complicated dental and general health issues
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common apnea disorder stemming from narrow airways and improper oral structure and it can lead to a myriad of other health disorders. If your spouse complains that you snore when you’re sleeping or if you wake up multiple times a night gasping for air you may have sleep apnea. This sleep condition affects more than 20 million adults and is a serious issue in both people young and adult. Sleep apnea can occur in anybody from newborn babies to full grown, elderly adults, and despite the misconception sleep apnea is not only limited to people that are overweight, anybody can suffer from sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Awareness Day
April has been a busy month for dental health and general health awareness. The 18th of April was the American Sleep Apnea Association’s sleep apnea awareness day and during this day there were some seminars and the general public was also invited to upload a video describing their perils with sleep apnea via twitter or the ‘Wake Up To Sleep’ website. There was also a twitter chat under the hashtag of #SleepApneaChat where various spearheads involved in sleep apnea education career spoke about the problems of sleep apnea and answered questions.
Risks of Sleep Apnea
There are three different types of Sleep Apnea:
• Obstructive Sleep Apnea
This occurs when your throat tissue relaxes during sleep. This tissue blocks your airway and causes your body to struggle for air and snore and gasp.
• Central Sleep Apnea
This occurs when the central nervous system doesn’t signal the brain to control and maintain normal breathing patterns. This is a dangerous form of sleep apnea and is all the more dangerous as the symptoms are minimal as snoring is not commonly associated with it.
• Complex Sleep Apnea
This disorder is a combination of both of the above and is also very dangerous.
Correct breathing during sleep and everyday life is very important as your brain and body needs oxygen to function at optimum health. Not having enough oxygen can damage your health and impede the correct development of your teeth and dental health.
Sleep Apnea and Dental Health: The Importance of Oral Posture
You may be wondering why Curtis Couch is concerned with sleep apnea, well Sleep Apnea can alter your oral posture in your sleep which can in turn alter the development of the teeth. As Sleep Apnea often causes people to sleep with their mouth open, the tongue then sits on the bottom palette of the mouth. This is incorrect posture as your upper teeth need your tongue as support to ensure that they don’t move and become crooked. We get lots of young and unaware adult patients coming in with crooked teeth due to incorrect oral posture. In the event of this we may recommend an assistant breathing or posture apparatus which is similar to a mouth guard. This full mouth cover will also have a tongue tab to ensure that your body gets in the habit of having the tongue in the correct position – which is the ‘n’ position.
If you are further concerned about your crooked teeth we also have a number of orthodontic treatments designed to straighten crooked teeth and give you your desired smile. Invisalign is the sure-fire way to create a perfect smile and is a wonderful treatment to the subtleness of the procedure. During your treatments you will undergo a series of clear mouth guards – these are molded to the teeth so that they are barely noticeable and are removable for special events.
If you would like to find out more about correct oral posture or invisalign please visit Curtis Couch in Thousand Oaks.
If you would like to book an appointment please don’t hesitate to contact us.
New inspirational dental art has inspired us here at Curtis Couch and might inspire you to bring some artistic finesse to your smile
Recently there has been an influx of dental art circulating the internet. This may be because dental blogger Larry Emmott has taken to featuring a variety of dental art on his website. Here at Curtis Couch we’re passionate about teeth and we think that dentistry truly is an art form as it focuses on redesigning, resculpting and recontouring your pearly whites. These artists have taken it a step further and have literally transformed dental devices and teeth into pure, undeniable art.
The most mind-blowingly intricate and unique art piece was actually featured in an advertising campaign for Maxam toothpaste and it featured molars that had been carved into, exposing various civilizations’ architecture including Egyptian, Roman and Chinese. These images were met with tagline “don’t let germs settle down”. Here at Curtis Couch we love this campaign as it is a really intriguing way to make the importance of dental hygiene a strong and lasting message.
All about oral hygiene with Curtis Couch
Curtis Couch focuses on offering long term solutions which can prevent or successfully treat a variety of dental complications. Cavities are often considered by patients to be the cause of a majority of tooth loss, however, it may surprise you that more adults over 35 actually lose their teeth to periodontitis or gum disease.
The basics of dental hygiene
The basics of dental hygiene are easy to follow yet can result in massive improvements in dental health. Not only does brushing your teeth improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, it also improves your overall health. There are three main practices which can ensure the health of your teeth these are brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist
Brush your teeth twice a day
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day ensures that any surface plaque/bacteria is brushed away, which reduces your risk of periodontitis and other harmful diseases or complications which are caused by plaque such as tooth loss and cavities.
Floss before bed
Leaving food in your teeth for a number of hours or overnight can result in rotten teeth or deep cavities, as well as plaque buildup and periodontitis. It is especially important to floss thoroughly if you’ve been told by your dentist that you have deep crevices in your teeth.
Visit your dentist at least twice a year
This is extremely important as visiting your dentist at least twice a year ensures that you are staying on top of your dental health and any oral complications are identified early. A thorough clean during your check-up is also imperative as plaque can build up and harden becoming almost impossible to remove at home. Curtis Couch will utilize his dental instruments to remove this plaque and return your teeth back to a healthy set of pearly whites.
Get artistic with your teeth white Curtis Couch’s cosmetic dentistry
Here at Curtis Couch we believe in enhancing your smile through aesthetic enhancement. If you suffer from teeth discolouration, chips or crooked/misshapen teeth then rest assured that Curtis Couch has a solution that can restore your smile and leave you grinning confidently from ear to ear. Our range of cosmetic treatments include porcelain veneers, tooth restorations, orthodontic straightening and teeth whitening for a brighter smile.