Less Is More In Dentistry

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There are momentous new developments in British Columbia dentistry: stronger, natural-looking materials; improved techniques; more effective diagnostic methods; and more precise instruments. Combine these with the experience and expertise of Dr. Stephen Malfair and you’re left with less of what used to make people dread going to the dentist.

Less Pain
Improved painkillers, lasers, and industry-leading techniques take the pain out of dental procedures.

Less Inconvenience
Laser dentistry, which employs powerful beams of light, has significantly minimized the time required to complete dental treatment.

Less Time Needed To Heal
Laser dentistry reduces recovery times for procedures such as dental implants, root canals, smile redesigns, and other types of oral surgery.

Less Risk
The overall success rate of many dental procedures, including dental implants, has increased.

Less Loss of Healthy Tooth Structure
Dental procedures such as decay removal, inlays, porcelain veneers, and crown restoration can be performed with less loss of healthy tooth structure.

Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair, a well-respected local practice is located 301-1890 Cooper Rd in Kelowna. We are currently accepting new Kelowna area patients to our state-of-the-art facility. We offer advanced general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about Teeth Whitening, Sedation Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 778-478-3693 to schedule an exam, cleaning or consultation.

 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 


Spotlight-Ready Smiles From Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair In Kelowna, British Columbia

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A mouth full of unattractive teeth can really distract from a beautiful person’s appearance. Having a red-carpet-worthy smile can bring you increased satisfaction and confidence in your social interactions with your distinguished A-list friends.

This smile, however, doesn’t have to have a celebrity price tag. Five-star yet affordable cosmetic dentistry and VIP treatment has been available since 2004 at Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair. Come see what our expertise and experience can offer. When you ask about the cost of veneers in Kelowna, British Columbia, don’t forget to ask about the cost of dental implants as well.

What are dental veneers? Veneers are paper-thin shells of durable material (ceramic, porcelain, or composite resin) bonded to the teeth to provide strength and add beauty to any smile.

What are dental implants? A wonderful long-term solution for missing teeth, dental implants are artificial roots surgically implanted in the jaw to anchor a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, or denture.

The best way to find out if veneers or dental implants are a possibility is to meet with Stephen Malfair DDS at Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair for a smile makeover consultation.

We can create a smile you will be proud to flash at all of your public appearances throughout Hollywood or on location in Kelowna, V1W 3C6, or Mission.

Dr. Malfair is raising the bar as our practice strives to deliver excellence with every possible service:

Sedation Dentistry
Porcelain Veneers
Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental Implants
Teeth Whitening
or ________________( fill in the blank!)

Treat your fans to a dazzling smile created at Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair.

 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 


Healthy Habits To Keep You Smiling

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In today’s post, we will focus on important behaviors that affect oral health. Of course, effective brushing and flossing are two important habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to keep a healthy smile.

Diet Do’s

  • Do eat a nutritious diet with a variety of foods. This is necessary for overall physical health and a strong immune system.
  • Do enjoy calcium-rich dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt to neutralize acids that are detrimental to enamel.

Diet Don’ts

  • Don’t eat sugary foods. Sugar generates the production of detrimental cavity-causing acids that weaken enamel and lead to tooth decay.
  • Don’t snack throughout the day. This revs up plaque production and subjects the teeth to continual contact with acids.
  • Don’t chew on ice. (It really can crack teeth.)
  • Don’t drink energy drinks. They have many substances that are detrimental to teeth.

Other Important Tips

  • Don’t use your teeth as tools. It is smarter to cut that knotted shoelace than to gnaw at it to try to untangle it.
  • Don’t get piercings in or around your mouth.
  • Don’t ignore tooth pain or sensitivity.
  • If you have children, speak with Dr. Malfair about water fluoridation. If your municipal water supply is not fluoridated, you may want to give your children fluoride supplements.
  • Don’t use a medium or hard bristle toothbrush. It can damage gums.
  • If you have an eating disorder – seek professional help right away. Bulimia and anorexia are extremely damaging to teeth. (Not to mention the toll they take on the heart and other organs.)

We encourage all of our patients to maintain a lifestyle that advances dental health as well as overall physical health. At Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair, we serve the Kelowna area with exceptional dental care including general and cosmetic dentistry. Ask us about Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Sedation Dentistry and Teeth Whitening.

 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 


5 Simple Ways To Avoid A Cracked Tooth

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Cracked teeth can be painful, unattractive, and expensive to repair. Today’s post in the Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair dental blog contains an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong.

1. Avoiding a cracked tooth means avoiding chewing on hard things. Mind-blowing, right? Mission and V1Y 8B7 dental patients should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, popcorn, and beef jerky. Also be careful with pitted fruits – that peach may be soft but if you bite hard into the stone, you could damage a tooth.

2. It is essential to protect your teeth while engaging in any physical activity where you mouth can be hit. If you enjoy pick-up basketball games, indoor soccer leagues, V1W 3C6 rec center flag football, and many other activities, you should be using a well-fitting mouth protector.

3. Don’t use your teeth as a tool. Take a minute to find a pair of scissors before you tear open a package of lunch meat or rip the price tag off a new piece of clothing with your teeth. Use a nutcracker for nuts. A quality dental crown can cost hundreds of dollars.

4. Most people know that grinding your teeth is harmful, but did you know that it can lead to a cracked tooth? If you know or suspect that you are a tooth grinder, speak with your Kelowna dentist so you can address the problem with stress reduction techniques and/or a mouth guard. Frequent headaches or jaw pain can often be attributed to nighttime teeth grinding.

5. Lastly, make sure that you visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Your dentist can alert you to conditions that might predispose you to cracked teeth, such as having an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth. Your dentist may also discover tiny cracks you aren’t aware of. These cracks can then be repaired before further damage or decay occurs.

If you already have a cracked tooth, never fear! Treatment is available for cracks small and large. Veneers, cosmetic dental bonding, inlays/onlays, fillings, and dental implants are all used to repair or replace damaged teeth.

My name is Dr. Stephen Malfair and I provide first rate dental care in Kelowna. My practice, Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair, offers the following services:

Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental Implants
Sedation Dentistry
Teeth Whitening

And more! If you live in the Kelowna area, and are seeking a friendly, experienced, and gentle dentist, please give us a call at 778-478-3693.

 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1890 Cooper Rd Ste 301
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 


Go Back In Time

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So you’ve lost some teeth and now are reluctant to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and recover that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants, you can!

For most patients, a tooth implant is the perfect replacement for both the root and crown of a tooth. They feel so natural that implant recipients forget that they ever lost a tooth in the first place.

A tooth implant is anchored into the jawbone with a sturdy metal post. It doesn’t move around like dentures, and unlike a dental bridge, it preserves healthy jawbone and prohibits bone recession. After the post is completely enmeshed with the jawbone, the supporting device (called an abutment) and beautiful crown are solidly attached to the post. Some patients are able to undergo all three parts of the process at once.

If you’ve lost several teeth, you may be a good candidate for implant-anchored dentures. Talk to Dr. Malfair to learn more.

Another way to go back in time is to whiten your teeth to the dazzling color they were when you were a teenager. There are several different types of tooth whitening systems, from same-day procedures to at-home treatments. Again, communicate with Dr. Malfair about your goals and budget.

Have you ever wished your smile looked like it did before you had any dental caries? (Many of us can’t remember that far back!) Talk to us about tooth-colored fillings. White fillings match your teeth, and completely improve your smile without crowns.

Perhaps you have chipped a tooth. We have multiple solutions to repair that problem as well. Talk to us about your goals for your smile. We look forward to formulating a custom treatment plan to transform your smile. Call today!

 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1890 Cooper Rd Ste 301
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 


Aesthetic Dental Transformations In Kelowna

Aesthetic Dental Transformations in Kelowna Many Kelowna professionals, students and retirees are enjoying the lasting benefits of aesthetic dentistry. A beautiful smile not only looks great, it makes you feel great! When you first look in the mirror in the morning while brushing those gleaming babies, you remember; “Oh yeah, I fixed my teeth and they look fantastic!”

When you smile at old friends or make new ones, you are happy to show off your new movie-star grin. When you are in a professional setting speaking with colleagues or clients, you feel poised and super confident.

We have talked about different cosmetic and restorative dental procedures available in Kelowna in previous blog articles, but let’s review the most common.

Veneers are glass-like, wafer-thin covers that adhere to teeth. Porcelain veneers are strong and have the translucency of natural teeth. They correct chips, stains and misaligned teeth that do not require orthodontia. There are several companies that fabricate veneers. One of the most well-known brand names is Lumineers.

Crowns correct more extensive tooth problems. They are used in a variety of situations such as the final restoration following a root canal or to restore teeth damaged by decay, injury or periodontal disease.

Dental implants are one of the best fixes for a missing tooth. They are becoming a popular and effective alternative to bridges and partial dentures in Mission and surrounding areas, especially among middle-aged professionals and people in the public eye.

Bridges are another strong, natural looking replacement for one or more missing teeth. They have been used with success for many years.

Professional tooth whitening in your dentist’s office is the least invasive and quickest way to brighten your smile several shades. One of the most popular systems is called Zoom!.

If you are interested in any of these safe and effective procedures, schedule a consultation at Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair today. Even if you are still a bit hesitant, remember: discussing your options with a cosmetic dentist does not require a commitment of any kind. It is merely a relaxed way to get the most reliable information.

We are waiting for your call. Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair can be reached at 778-478-3693.

 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 


Smile Makeovers: It’s Not Just About Your Teeth

Choose Your Smile - Dr. Stephen Malfair Smile Makeovers Its Not Just About Your Teeth

I have been creating spectacular smiles at my Kelowna cosmetic dental practice since 2004. Each one of my smile makeover patients values their new smile almost as much as I value their trust.

My loyal patients, along with my dedicated dental team, have made my professional career particularly rewarding.

Working as a dentist in Kelowna is more than just a job. Likewise, a smile makeover is more than straight, white, beautiful teeth – though that’s a big deal in itself!

My cosmetic dentistry patients report that their new smile affects many areas of their life. Some have noticed increased effectiveness in their profession. Others enjoy a richer social life because they are now able to smile, laugh, and eat without self-consciousness.

One of my Mission patients who had been embarrassed by his damaged teeth for years says his new youthful smile has given him greater confidence and ambition.

Hello, I’m Dr. Stephen Malfair of Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair. At Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair, we expertly perform the most advanced cosmetic dental procedures available including teeth whitening, dental crowns and bridges, and porcelain veneers. We also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth.

Only need a cleaning? Our hygienists perform the most thorough deep cleanings for our patients whose healthy smiles need nothing else.

If you don’t currently have a dentist, we invite you to visit our Kelowna cosmetic dentistry practice and discuss your dental goals. To schedule an exam, cleaning, or consultation, contact us today at 778-478-3693.

 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1890 Cooper Rd Ste 301
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 


Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

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To enhance your smile, all you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment with Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair.

A Smile You Want to Show Off

A whiter smile can change your life completely. Many of our patients feel more self-assured in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. White teeth brighten your smile and give you a reason to show them off. Who doesn’t need another reason to smile?

We can help you whiten your teeth through a number of solutions that range in cost. The least costly teeth whitening treatments are those that you can do yourself at home. The quickest and easiest are the in-office professional teeth bleaching treatments.

If you are interested in a brilliant smile, give us a call at 778-478-3693 to make a teeth whitening appointment. The hardest part will be dialing the phone, and in no time we’ll have you smiling bright.

More Problems? We Have Solutions

Perhaps your teeth have additional issues besides dull color. We can help you with all types of issues including chipped teeth, crooked teeth, uneven gumline, and even missing teeth.

The caring team of dental professionals at Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair provide the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental services including Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants and Sedation Dentistry.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1890 Cooper Rd Ste 301
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7


Get The Royal Treatment At Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair: You Deserve It!

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In need of a crown? At Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair, we can provide the exceptional experience you deserve with the dental care required. Get discolored teeth brightened and chipped teeth fixed. Receive one vital procedure or full smile redesigns. Your wish is our command.

Dr. Stephen Malfair has been serving noble lords and ladies with the royal treatment since 2004. We crown patients with beautiful restorations and empower them with the confidence of a regal smile fit for a king.

Call us at: 778-478-3693. We are located in Kelowna and also serve V1W 3C6, Mission, and V1Y 8B7.

Many people believe that cosmetic dentistry refers to services designed solely to upgrade the looks of your smile as opposed to procedures such as fillings that repair a structural problem. However, there is much overlap. For example, the use of white fillings takes care of the cavities and makes your smile more beautiful. Other procedures used in cosmetic and general dentistry are veneers, inlays/onlays, braces, teeth whitening, soft-tissue grafts, crown lengthening, tooth implants, and dental bonding.

We want you to experience the transformation that comes from cosmetic dental care executed by a true artist. Whether you need veneers, crowns, or whitening, we have an imperial seat ready for you to dictate from.

Let us fulfill your every whim:

We work hard to exceed your expectations. -Dr. Stephen Malfair

 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1890 Cooper Rd Ste 301
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 8B7

 


Find A Few Minutes To Floss

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One common excuse often given by people who don’t floss is that the practice is difficult to fit into their daily schedule. If you’ve found this to be true, and feel like you are too busy to floss, here are some suggestions for when to fit this vital dental health habit into your day.

  • The most common time is right before bed, but make sure you aren’t too tired to do a good job.
  • Right when you wake up is also an option, but if food is left between teeth all night, it can bring about plaque.
  • Try just after lunch, before you go back to work.
  • Floss while you are in the car sitting in traffic. It’s easier one-handed with the pre-strung floss pics. (You might get some strange looks from other drivers, but it’s worth it.)
  • Keep some floss in your gym bag so you can floss after you exercise.
  • While you’re watching the nightly news.

I hope this gives you some useful ideas to help you make flossing part of your daily routine. Flossing is essential for anyone in Kelowna who wants to have a healthy smile.

If you want to upgrade your smile, look into cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, invisible braces, teeth whitening, or dental implants.

My name is Dr. Stephen Malfair. Helping my dental patients establish good habits is important to me as a general dentist. As a cosmetic dentist, I love helping them obtain the smile they want with procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.

We are currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at 778-478-3693 to make an appointment!

We work hard to exceed your expectations.

 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1890 Cooper Rd Ste 301
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 8B7