Determining the Right Whitening Approach is Key to Brightening a Dull Smile

Posted On Feb 22, 2015 @ 11:26 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Bright, naturally white teeth are a key component in a beautiful smile. But the opposite is also true: nothing diminishes an otherwise attractive smile more than stained or discolored teeth.

Can an App Help You Brush Your Teeth?

Posted On Feb 12, 2015 @ 09:22 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

If you’re the kind of person who can’t do without a smart phone, you’ve probably heard the expression “There’s an app for that!” These nifty little programs let you get directions, check the weather, watch stock prices… even optimize your sleep patterns and make high-pitched dog whistles. And shortly, you’ll be able to check how well you’ve been brushing your teeth.

3 Ways to Stop or Reduce Painful Tooth Sensitivity

Posted On Feb 5, 2015 @ 10:39 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Tooth sensitivity can be disheartening: you’re always on your guard with what you eat or drink, and perhaps you’ve even given up on favorite foods or beverages.

Implant-Supported Dentures - a Better Fit with Excessive Bone Loss

Posted On Jan 31, 2015 @ 07:40 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Some patients who wear dentures face a kind of Catch-22: their denture fit may have loosened and become uncomfortable over time due to continued bone loss, yet the same bone loss prevents them from obtaining dental implants, a superior tooth replacement system to dentures.

Three Things to Know About Crowns Before Your Restoration

Posted On Jan 29, 2015 @ 08:35 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Today’s crowns, the visible part of a tooth replacement system, can effectively mimic the shape and color of natural teeth. But not all crowns are equal — so it’s best to be well-informed before you undergo a restoration on your natural teeth such as a single crown or bridgework — or if you need a crown on a dental implant that replaces a missing tooth.

Three Things You May Not Know About Root Canal Treatments

Posted On Jan 26, 2015 @ 10:32 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

The term “root canal” is a part of our social lexicon, and not always with a positive meaning. But contrary to its negative reputation, a root canal treatment can make all the difference in your dental health.

New Year, New Smile

Posted On Dec 28, 2014 @ 11:27 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

In the winter months, when the daylight hours grow few, we celebrate the season with holiday lights and good cheer. This season of hope and renewal also gives us a chance to think about the future — to take stock of where we’ve been, and even plan for some changes in the new year.

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.