J. Lee Pettigrew’s Blog
How to Get the Most Out of Your Veneers
January 15, 2023
A picture-perfect smile is possible with veneers; however, they are a big investment. Bonding them to the front surfaces of the teeth visible when smiling addresses many imperfections at once. You can save time and money because you won’t need multiple treatments. Unfortunately, veneers don’t last forever, but they can thrive for a decade or longer with the correct care. Here’s how you can get the most out of your veneers before needing replacements.
5 Stain-Causing Thanksgiving Foods
November 1, 2022
You’ll have plenty of reasons to smile during the holidays as you gather with friends and loved ones. Don’t let tooth discoloration hold you back from feeling your best. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the foods and drinks you choose can stain your enamel. You don’t have to skip your seasonal favorites. Here are 4 Thanksgiving foods to watch out for and what you can do to protect your pearly whites.
6 Health Benefits of a Straight Smile
October 14, 2022
A beautiful smile is associated with youth, success, and confidence. Besides the color, size, and shape of your teeth, their alignment is equally important. Unfortunately, few people have straight teeth naturally. Whether you missed your chance for braces as a child, or your teeth have moved over the years, alignment issues are more than an aesthetic concern. Here are 6 health benefits of correcting bite and alignment problems.
5 Tips for Avoiding a Dental Emergency
September 11, 2022
There is a range of situations that can lead to a dental emergency. Getting hit in the face when playing contact sports or biting down on something that chips or breaks a tooth are a few common causes. Experiencing a dental emergency is never a fun situation. Though some situations aren’t always easy to avoid, others are. Read on to learn five useful tips that will help you avoid emergency dental visits.(more…)
Is a Toothache a Dental Emergency?
July 3, 2022
Is a toothache keeping you awake at night? It might be time to see an emergency dentist. Contrary to common belief, occasional tooth pain isn’t normal. It often indicates there’s a serious problem brewing in your mouth, but is a toothache a dental emergency? Yes! You don’t want to try to wait out the pain because it probably won’t go away without any treatment. Not to mention, you might end up losing your tooth. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore dental pain.
4 Cosmetic Procedures for a Younger Smile
May 6, 2022
Until the fountain of youth is discovered, you can expect your appearance to change over the years. Unfortunately, gray hair and wrinkles aren’t the only signs you’re getting older. Age can take a toll on your smile. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry can turn back the clock. Here are 4 options to reveal a younger smile.
The Evolution of Cosmetic Dentistry
March 15, 2022
From porcelain veneers to teeth whitening, there is no denying that cosmetic dentistry is a big part of contemporary living. In fact, in studies performed by the American Association of Orthodontists, nearly 90% of patients wanted to have their teeth whitened. Though cosmetic dentistry is widely available and a common way to improve one’s smile, it’s changed a lot over time. Read on to learn about how this collection of services has evolved to become what we are familiar with today.(more…)
The Top 5 Qualities of an Ideal Dental Implant Candidate
February 2, 2022
Dental implants are the most popular tooth replacement options out there. If you’re thinking about getting them, you might be wondering if they’re right for you. Fortunately, there are several simple ways for you to know if you’re an ideal applicant. Read on to learn the top five qualities of a good dental implant candidate in Southlake!(more…)
Have Your Teeth Started to Look Gray? Here’s What You Need to Know
November 4, 2021
A bright white smile is a goal for most people, but sometimes there are obstacles in the way. No matter how much they brush and floss, some people struggle with naturally gray teeth. Others may notice their teeth slowly turning gray over time.
In some cases, only one tooth goes gray. Keep reading to learn potential causes for this and dental treatments that can help.(more…)
Does Dental Bonding Offer Permanent Results?
October 2, 2021
Society attributes an attractive smile to intelligence, youth, success, and confidence. Unfortunately, not everyone is satisfied with the way their teeth look. You don’t need to hide your smile. You might be a candidate for dental bonding. You can fix minor aesthetic flaws after just one appointment, but how long will your new smile last? Although your results won’t be permanent, here’s how you can ensure your beautiful smile lasts for a decade or more.