Porcelain Veneers Could Change Your Appearance for the Better

Posted On Oct 30, 2014 @ 08:33 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

We now have an amazing repertoire in dentistry to restore the look and function of damaged or missing teeth. From tooth-colored crowns to life-like dental implants, we can turn an embarrassing smile into one you’re confident to show the world.

The Implant Process can be Shortened, Depending on the Tooth Type

Posted On Oct 22, 2014 @ 01:33 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Dental implants are considered the premier option for tooth replacement. While all implant procedures follow the same general concept — a titanium post surgically inserted into the jawbone with an attached life-like crown — the installation process can vary.

Why Bear a Chipped Tooth?

Posted On Oct 19, 2014 @ 07:17 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Having a chipped tooth certainly can make life more difficult. It not only keeps you from wanting to smile, but it may also make it harder to eat your favorite foods. And that can be a major problem — especially if you need to eat up to 80 pounds of bamboo every day to stay healthy.

Limiting Refined Sugar in Your Diet can Reduce Risk of Tooth Decay

Posted On Oct 3, 2014 @ 12:13 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

“Cut down on sweets, especially between meals” is perhaps one of the least popular words of advice we dentists regularly give. We’re not trying to be killjoys, but the facts are undeniable: both the amount and frequency of sugar consumption contributes to tooth decay. Our concern isn’t the naturally occurring sugars in fruits, vegetables, grains or dairy products, but rather refined or “free” sugars added to foods to sweeten them.