Smile Necessities And Possibilities

fast braces KelownaA smile transformation doesn’t just make your smile more attractive. It also builds self-confidence: you will be more comfortable in your professional and personal interactions. Smile design from Love Your Smile in Kelowna creates brilliant smile transformations.

Even the smallest improvement can make a big difference and boost your self-confidence. We have many techniques we can use, depending on the state of your smile: we can whiten teeth that are discolored, fix chips or cracks, and even replace teeth that are missing.

Traditional dentistry addresses the health of your teeth and gums. While dental health is always first and foremost, our smile design aims to improve the appearance of your smile. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth, and how it complements the shape of your face, and even your coloring.

Your smile takes a lot of wear and tear, but smile design from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can restore your smile to its youthful appearance. We’ve transformed  the smiles of people from xxx, who also come to us for general dentistry and more. Call us for an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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3-Tooth Solution For A 1-Tooth Problem?

Mission cosmetic dental and tooth implantsIf you have a missing tooth and want to restore that gap in your smile, it is essential to examine the differences between a dental bridge and a permanent dental implant, two common restorative dentistry procedures available at Love Your Smile in Kelowna.

Dental bridges have replaced teeth for generations. However, they have some drawbacks:

  • They are a 3-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem. By that we mean that with a bridge, the adjacent teeth must be prepped and crowned to hold the replacement (floating) tooth.
  • It is hard to properly clean the small areas under the bridge.
  • A dental bridge does not guard against bone recession at the extraction site.

Why does a dental implant have key improvements over a dental bridge?

  • It is a 1-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem.
  • It is usually stronger.
  • Will curtail the risk of bone recession because it replaces the tooth root.
  • It is usually easier to keep clean which results in a lower risk of decay.
  • They usually last longer.
  • Dental implants can support a denture or partial denture.

Dental implants are state-of-the-art in tooth replacement at Love Your Smile in Kelowna. Patients from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come here for implants, bridges, and other restorative dentistry procedures. Call today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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Healthy Tooth Enamel

Love Your Smile - Dr. Stephen Malfair Guide To Healthy Tooth EnamelTooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the body, but it is neither indestructable nor renewable. It’s important to brush and floss daily, and have regualr checkups at Love Your Smile in Kelowna.

We recommend using a toothbrush with soft bristles. Use it after every meal to gently clean away food particles. It is best to brush right after eating. The sooner you remove food debris from your teeth, the better.

Flossing regularly is also essential to keep gums healthy. Whether the food is on tooth surfaces or hidden in between, it is not doing your enamel any good.

As for checkups, an average of about two per year is best. In some cases we’ll want to see a patient more often.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we want each patient to enjoy excellent dental health. Patients from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come to our office for complete general dentistry. Call our office to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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Bridging The Gap

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Do you have a missing tooth that is detracting from your otherwise pleasant smile? At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we can fill the gap with a dental bridge, and help you get back your sensational smile!

A dental bridge could be the perfect answer for your missing tooth. A bridge not only restores your smile: it can help you chew and speak properly.

Traditional bridges are strong enough to replace a missing molar. In order to  get one, you need to have natural teeth on each side of the gap left by the missing tooth. These teeth are prepared by removing their  enamel so there is enough room for the crowns that are cemented on top of them. These two crowns support the artificial tooth.

A traditional dental bridge is just one of the tooth replacement options available at Love Your Smile in Kelowna. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to our practice for clear braces from Invisalign, and much more. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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Do Whitestrips Work?

Do Whitestrips Work in Kelowna?

Americans spend millions of dollars every year on teeth whitening products. Everyone, it seems, would like to have whiter teeth, and it’s easy to see why: a healthy, white smile is pleasing to see on others, and an asset in social and professional settings. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we can help you get the smile of your dreams.

Have you been down the Oral Care aisle at the store lately? There is so much to choose from. There are toothpastes and whitening strips and mouth rinses, and gels that you wear overnight. What these products have in common is a bleaching agent that works on the surface stains of your teeth.

To be fair, some do a pretty good job whitening teeth. But who wants to settle for a pretty good job?

Toothpaste

Whitening toothpastes can remove minor stains, but don’t do much to change the overall color of your teeth. The whitening agents in them are not potent enough.

Whitening Strips

Whitening strips have a couple of drawbacks. Here too, the whitening agent it is not very potent. They also do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface.

Teeth Whitening Gels

Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off.

Professional-grade teeth whitening at Love Your Smile in Kelowna can transform your teeth in a single office visit. It is the safest, most convenient way to achieve a fabulous white smile. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 protect their dental health with our preventative dentistry. Make an appointment with us today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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What If My Dental Crown Cracks, Comes Loose, or Comes Off?

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Dental crowns are restorations that are cemented over a tooth that has been repaired, and we place a lot of them at Love Your Smile in Kelowna.

While the cement is strong and reliable, crowns have been known to come off. It may have loosened or come off while brushing or flossing, or eating something sticky.  Here is what to do if your crown comes off.

There are three steps:

  1. First things first: find your crown if it has come off entirely. If you can’t find it, don’t worry. We can make a replacement.
  2. Next, give us a call. Even if we didn’t do the original we can reattach it.
  3. If your crown comes off after business hours, use denture adhesive to get it back in place temporarily. Do not use ordinary glue! You can find denture adhesive at a drugstore.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we place a lot of dental crowns, and with great success. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come to our office for our complete restorative dentistry services, and much more. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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What are Possible Dental Implant Complications?

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Dental implants from Love Your Smile in Kelowna are state-of-the-art, with a success rate in the area of ninety-eight percent. That number is a testament to implant technology. But like any medical or dental procedure, there are risks. In this post, we will consider possible complications of a dental implant.

  • Infection. Any surgical procedure poses an infection risk. That’s why we often prescribe an antibiotic beforehand. Beginning the second day post-surgery, the implant site should also be rinsed with a salt water solution.
  • Slow healing. A patient is more likely to experience slow healing if they have another medical condition. Possible conditions include gum disease, diabetes, cancer, alcoholism, or poor circulation due to smoking. We take preexisting conditions into account.
  • Sinus problems. Upper implants are placed very close to the floor of the sinus. Because of this proximity, an implant can perforate the floor of the sinus cavity. This is rare.
  • Implant failure. If an implant fails to integrate with the surrounding bone, it is usually due to insufficient blood supply. Teeth grinding, smoking, and the medical conditions discussed previously can impair blood circulation.
  • Nerve damage. Nerve damage occurs in a very small percentage of implant procedures. Patients may have pain, tingling or numbness at the implant site.

An informed patient makes the best decisions, and at Love Your Smile in Kelowna we make sure every dental implant patient knows exactly what is involved. Patients from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 trust us with implants and other restorative dentistry procedures. Call us for an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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Tooth Bleaching Fact And Fiction

Kelowna Teeth Whitening and Veneers

There’s hardly anyone out there who wouldn’t like to have a brighter, whiter smile. With professional teeth whitening at Love Your Smile in Kelowna, getting the whitest possible smile has never been easier.

You might think that over-the-counter whitening products are a shortcut to whiter teeth. It’s true there are lots of whitening gels, strips, and toothpastes at any grocery store. But the facts are that they won’t deliver the results you’ll see from professional whitening.

For one thing, you’ll have no needless pain or side effects from in-office teeth whitening. Those products you pick up at the store can result in teeth sensitivity, and can even damage tooth enamel. We ensure your safety and get great results.

For another, professional whitening is much faster. Imagine walking into our office with dull or yellowed teeth and leaving with a brilliant smile! In most instances professional teeth whitening can be complete in a single office visit.

Finally, with our in-office whitening you’ll get results that last. The whitening from over-the-counter products can wear off in as little as two weeks, and you’ll need to repeat the treatment to keep that improved smile. The cost can add up quickly! With professional teeth whitening the results can last for several years.

Teeth whitening from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 trust us with their smiles. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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This Is The Year For A New Smile!

V1Y 8B7 Cosmetic DentistryIn this blog post from Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we look at all the ways that smile design can improve your smile.

Smile design refers to a range of dental procedures. Any one of them can have a big impact on your smile. Put a few together and it’s like a whole new you!

How do we achieve this? We aim to complement the overall general and dental health of each patient, even as we improve the appearance of their teeth. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth, how it fits against the patient’s facial shape and coloring.

Smile Design from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can make positive changes to your life. Patients from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to our office for complete general dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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Celebrity Smiles Without The Annoying Paparazzi

Celebrity Smiles In V1W 3C6 Without The Annoying Paparazzi

Close your eyes for just a moment, and picture the most beautiful smile you’ve ever seen. Maybe it is the smile of your significant other, or your favorite actor or actress. What makes it so memorable? Whatever it is, you can get one just like it with smile design from Love Your Smile in Kelowna.

We redesign smiles to repair alignment, dull color, damage, and stains.

Smile design procedures include porcelain veneers (they give teeth a brand new face), crown restorations, teeth whitening, orthodontia (quicker and easier than ever!), and dental bonding (affordable and effective).

You can have a billboard-perfect smile right here.

The very same smile design procedures used on famous smiles are available at Love Your Smile in Kelowna. We’ve improved the smiles of people throughout Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6, who also come to our practice for dental implants and much more. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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