Smile Like You Mean It!

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Have you ever noticed how some people never show a genuine smile? In family pictures, they stay tight-lipped. Even if they’re laughing at the funniest joke ever, they cover their mouths. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we can improve any smile with the help of our smile design.

There are many reasons a someone could be shy about their smile, such as injury, tooth discoloration, or poor spacing.

You might even have missing teeth. Rest assured that there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can help.

Many people start with teeth whitening. Other procedures include dental implants, veneers, crowns, enamel shaping, and bonding.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we are passionate about helping people have healthy teeth and great smiles. We offer a full range of services that can improve any smile. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Call us 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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Dental Implants Are Truly Life-Changing

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Patients who are thinking about a dental implant from Love Your Smile in Kelowna often ask how long they last. An implant is a significant investment, after all. Do they really last a lifetime, like people say? The answer is yes, but an explanation is in order.

A dental implant is not a replacement tooth, but the titanium post that is inserted into the jaw. Titanium is well-suited for implants, and cases of rejection by the body are rare. A big factor in how long the implant lasts comes down to how well you take care of it.

Dental implants are life-changing! With regular checkups and proper care at home, a dental implant can last a lifetime. When you get your implant we will have specific instructions for daily care. For most patients, we recommend brushing and flossing twice a day.

Dental implants like those from Love Your Smile in Kelowna are the tooth replacement option of choice. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to our office for complete general dentistry. Please 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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How Do You Measure Dental Success?

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At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, the dental health of our patients is our number one priority each and every day. We hope that goes without saying!

How do you measure dental success? A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth?

It could mean all those things and many more.

For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an understanding of why it’s so important.

For a young adult woman with stained but otherwise healthy teeth, dental success may be as simple as in-office teeth whitening.

For a middle-aged man who always neglected his teeth, dental success could be defined as restorative dentistry that stabilizes his condition and improves his oral health.

What about someone with several missing teeth who can only eat soft foods? Dental success might mean dental implants that make it possible to eat whatever he wants.

What are the goals for your smile? At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, our goal is your dental health. We’ve improved the smiles of people in Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6, who come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry, and so much more. Call to schedule an appointment and find out what we can do for your smile!

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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7 Ways To Fix A Chipped Tooth

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In a perfect world, each of your teeth would stay healthy, strong, and brilliantly white throughout your life. Unfortunately, most of us will need to restore a tooth at some point. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we can help.

A tooth can be compromised by decay, enamel erosion, a chip or crack, gum disease, or injury. Sometimes old restorations break and need to be replaced or root canals performed decades ago develop an abscess.

Here are seven different options for repairing a damaged tooth:

  1. Dental Bonding. Bonding is used to fix minor cosmetic problems like small chips, cracks, discoloration, and spaces between teeth. A composite resin is applied and shaped as necessary.
  2. Porcelain Veneers. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells that are permanently attached to the front of natural teeth. They can cover chips, cracks, and gaps, or the alignment of a tooth.
  3. Fillings. Modern white fillings are strong and inconspicuous. Patients love them because they blend in so well with natural tooth color. People concerned about the safety of metal fillings often replace those with non-metal white fillings.
  4. Inlays and Onlays. Inlays are applied to the center of a tooth’s biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point). An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.
  5. Crowns. A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, strength, and function. A crown is often necessary for a tooth that has had a root canal, with severe decay, or as the replacement tooth in a dental bridge.
  6. Soft Tissue Grafts. Gum recession puts teeth and underlying bone at risk. Soft tissue grafting can cover the exposed root of a tooth to prevent further damage. Gum surgery is also done for cosmetic reasons, such as reshaping a gumline.
  7. Dental Implants. Implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw. Once they fuse with the bone implants can support one or more artificial teeth.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we offer complete restorative dentistry. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to us for general dentistry, and much more. Please call our office to find out what we can do for your smile!

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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Love Your Smile For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

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At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we create drop-dead gorgeous smiles for our patients using sound dental techniques. And we do it every day!

While creating beautiful smiles is always our goal, it isn’t a simple process. The overall objective is to ensure the health and function of our patients’ smiles, along with their appearance.

Our teeth are subjected to a lot of wear and tear, and even the brightest smiles can become dull over the years. Our dental toolchest includes things like in-office teeth whitening, which takes about an hour.

If your teeth have unsightly chips or cracks, cosmetic dentistry can address them with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth to produce a smile your friends will envy.

These and other procedures can all be drawn together into a smile makeover that leaves you with a brilliant, dazzling smile. A smile makeover brings out your very best!

To find out what smile design from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can do for your smile, call our office to schedule an appointment. People throughout Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to us for restorative dentistry. 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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Is It All About Flashy Smiles And Trendy Styles?

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If you can’t be in Paris, then bring fashion home. Facial fashion, that is. The pouty, the flashy, the sultry, the glamorous, the gleeful. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we offer smile design to keeping you looking great and feeling confident.

Few of us were born with perfect teeth. We sound dental techniques to improve the appearance of your teeth. Even one procedure can make a big difference to your smile.

The possibilities include:

  • Teeth whitening. This may be the most popular one we’ve got. Professional teeth whitening can transform your smile into something to behold.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are custom-made shells of medical-grade ceramic that we attach to the front of your teeth to cover chips, gaps, and other imperfections.
  • Bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of a putty-like resin directly to the teeth. We can correct small chips, coat discolored teeth, and even fill in small cavities.

Smile design from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can give you a flashy new smile! Find out why people from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come to our practice for their smiles, and for complete restorative dentistry. 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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How To Get The Whitest Teeth

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Most of us want our teeth to be as white as possible! If you would like to brighten your smile, then teeth whitening from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can help.

In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on what you can do to keep your teeth white, and how we can help.

  • Don’t Forget to Brush. The first tip seems like a no-brainer, but many people still overlook it. Brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is one of the best ways to keep your teeth clean, and of course it also helps prevent tooth decay.
  • Use a fluoride rinse after brushing. The liquid gets into the cracks where bacteria can be hiding away. When the bacteria is killed, it keeps it from spreading and discoloring your teeth.
  • The sure-fire way to get beautiful white teeth is with professional whitening. We offer in-office treatment that can brighten your smile in just one appointment, and a take-home kit you can do at your own pace.

Teeth whitening from Love Your Smile in Kelowna will transform your smile into something spectacular! Find out why people from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come to us for whitening and other smile design treatments. 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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Are You Watching For Cavities?

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Tooth decay is one of the most common health problems there is. Are you doing everything you can to prevent it? In this post from Love Your Smile in Kelowna we have some practical ideas that can help.

Avoid Refined Sugar

This one is probably obvious, but avoiding sugar should be your number one strategy to prevent cavities. Sugar and starch forms plaque, that sticky film that can coat the teeth. The acids in plaque start the process that forms cavities.

Xylitol

Xylitol is a type of sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in some plants. It is not the same kind of alcohol that makes people drunk, so it’s okay for anyone who is avoiding that type of alcohol. It is popular as a sweetener and can actually be good for dental health.

Brushing

Daily brushing and flossing is still your best bet for preventing cavities. It cleans off the plaque that leads to cavities, and also helps to prevent gum disease.

Along with brushing, regular checkups at Love Your Smile in Kelowna help you maintain good dental health. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come to our practice for general and preventative dentistry, and much more. 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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Love Your Smile Takes Care Of Plaque, Calculus, And Cavities

Kelowna Guide To Plaque, Calculus, And Cavities

Along with daily brushing and flossing, six-month cleanings and checkups at Love Your Smile in Kelowna are the best way to ensure you have good dental health. That means clean teeth with no cavities, and pink healthy gums.

Most dental appointments begin with a cleaning from the hygienist, but not always. During the cleaning we’ll scrape any calculus (tartar) from your teeth. Calculus is hardened plaque, and you can’t get it off with a toothbrush and floss. That’s one of the reasons brushing twice a day is so important! Scraping tartar off of your teeth is known as scaling.

Once your teeth are scaled, we’ll polish them with a gritty toothpaste. This is pretty harsh stuff, and it removes any surface stains on your teeth. Sometimes patients wonder if they can get something like it for use at home. The trouble with that is that it’s just too abrasive to use every day.

After scaling and brushing, the last step is flossing. Then, it’s the dentist’s turn.

During the checkup we look for any new cavities that may have appeared since your last visit. We might take X-rays, although this is not done at every visit. We’ll examine your gums, too, for any signs of gum disease.

Finally, we’ll look at your tongue, throat, face and and head, and your neck. We’re checking for swelling or redness, or any signs of cancer.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we work hard to keep your teeth free of plaque, tartar, and cavities. We want you to have great dental health! People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come to us for general and preventative dentistry. Call us to schedule your next 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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Sparkling Smiles

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Sparkling smiles are more attractive than dull and yellow ones: you won’t get much disagreement there. Everybody likes to see a pleasing smile, and having beautiful teeth is also good for your self esteem. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we create sparkling smiles every day with teeth whitening.

Unfortunately our teeth lose their luster as we grow older, but we see staining on young patients, too. To protect teeth from staining, it is vital to brush after meals to remove substances that can stain. After consuming acidic foods or drinks, however, it is better to rinse your mouth with water to dilute the acid. This will protect your enamel.

A great smile is a huge asset. It’s how we express a range of emotions without saying a word. Our goal is to draw your teeth and facial structure into harmony, so that you are able to present the world with the best possible you.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we create sparkling smiles with teeth whitening every day. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come to us for whitening and other smile design procedures. We also provide dental implants. 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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