Where Style And Oral Health Combine

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we focus on cosmetic dentistry and patient-centered dental care. Today, we wanted to talk to you about the potential health benefits that cosmetic dentistry could bring you!

We know that the term ‘cosmetic’ might be fitting, but it can also be misleading. Most cosmetic dentistry procedures actually do double duty! They help you with the aesthetics of your smile and they also improve and maintain your dental health.

Our team has put together this simple list containing the health benefits of procedures that might seem, at first, to be purely cosmetic.

Oral Health Benefits

  • Zoom!® teeth whitening not only helps your smile shine brighter; it also helps keep your teeth healthy by removing stains. This strengthens your enamel and keeps your gums clean.
  • Porcelain veneers might be our most popular cosmetic option, but, in addition to the improvement of aesthetic smile consistency, they can protect the front of your teeth and create long-lasting, structural support for your jaw and teeth.
  • Invisalign® Clear Braces can correct smiles in need of some restructuring. In addition to giving you a red-carpet smile, these help keep your teeth and jaw lined-up and prevent overcrowding, allowing you to easily clean your teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry is where oral health and style combine. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we serve patients from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6, who come to us for these and other cosmetic options, as well as general dentistry. Contact us today to find out how you can look and feel healthier!

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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Can Cosmetic Dentistry Create Perfect Smiles?

Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Kelowna Residents Perfect Smiles

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we use cosmetic dentistry to create positive changes to the smiles of our patients every day. The resulting smiles are beautiful, and as near to perfect as they can be!

While creating beautiful smiles is our goal with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, it isn’t always simple. 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 cosmetic dentistry toolbox includes things like in-office teeth whitening, which takes about an hour, and a professional-strength, take-home whitening kit.

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 cosmetic dentistry procedures can all be drawn together into a smile makeover that leaves you with a brilliant, dazzling smile. Cosmetic dentistry brings out your very best!

To find out what cosmetic dentistry from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can do for you, call our office to schedule an appointment. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also some to us for general dentistry. Contact 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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Total Tooth Restoration

Total Tooth Restoration

Cosmetic dentistry is really coming into its own. Trend-watchers say that more and more people are choosing it every day to restore their teeth and improve their smiles, with the procedures available at Love Your Smile in Kelowna.

We all want to look our best. But cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about looking good; it is good for your dental health. For example, straight teeth in the correct position are easier to care for, and make for a healthier mouth. That probably explains why clear braces are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry options; they can straighten your teeth, and are almost undetectable as you wear them.

Clear braces are not, of course, the only cosmetic dentistry option. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures out there. A lot of people try to get whiter teeth at home, and there is a nearly bewildering selection of over-the-counter whitening products on the market. But none of them – not toothpastes, strips, or gels – can match the power of professional-grade teeth whitening.

Also in demand are porcelain veneers. They can completely transform the appearance of your smile, and like other cosmetic dentistry, are minimally invasive. A thin layer of tooth enamel is removed before veneers are permanently attached to your teeth. After that, you’ve got a mega-watt smile.

These and other cosmetic dentistry procedures from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can restore your beautiful smile! Find out why people from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 trust us with their smiles! We also offer complete general dentistry. Contact 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’s On Your Dental Wish List?

What Is On Your Dental Wish List?

Would you like to improve your smile? At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we use cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve smiles every day. If you’re not satisfied with your smile, rest assured there is a procedure for you.

Here is a sampling of what we can do to improve your smile:

  • Teeth Whitening: Is there anyone who doesn’t want whiter teeth? The results from professional teeth whitening are superior to those of any product you can buy at the store. You’ll have gleaming teeth and a fabulous smile!
  • Porcelain Veneers: Medical-grade porcelain shells are custom-fit to your teeth. They cover chips, cracks, gaps, and other imperfections. They aren’t permanent, but when properly cared for will last about ten to fifteen years.
  • Dental Implants: These marvels of modern dentistry are titanium posts inserted into your jaw, where they fuse with the bone. An artificial tooth is mounted onto the post. Implants look and function like natural teeth.
  • Dental Crowns: Crowns are often placed on top of a decayed tooth, or after a root canal or other procedure. They protect and stabilize what is left of the original tooth. They too look and function like a natural tooth.

These and other procedures can restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth. So what’s on your dental wish list? At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, and have improved the smiles of people from all over Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6. We also offer restorative dentistry. Contact 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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Dental Crowns At Love Your Smile

Dental Crowns at Love Your Smile - Dr. Stephen Malfair in Kelowna

Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for many decades. There is even evidence that ancient civilizations experimented with early forms of crowns. Today, dental crowns are a versatile restoration at Love Your Smile in Kelowna.

Dental crowns – also called caps – cover the entire visible portion of the tooth and are cemented in place. They are used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down or weakened by decay or injury, restore the original shape of a tooth, or sometimes, simply to improve its appearance.

The most common types of crowns are:

  • All-porcelain (ceramic)
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Gold

The material used is determined by several factors. If you suspect you need a crown, want to replace an old crown, or want to learn about other cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Love Your Smile in Kelowna. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 trust us with their dental health, and also come to us for dental implants. Contact 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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Whitening vs Bleaching At Love Your Smile

Whitening vs Bleaching At Love Your Smile - Dr. Stephen Malfair In Kelowna

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service that we provide almost daily at Love Your Smile in Kelowna. Everyone, it seems, would like to have a brighter smile.

And why not? A whiter smile boosts self confidence and can take years of wear and discolouration away.

Since modern dentistry offers a vast list of cosmetic options, we know it can be hard to distinguish between different procedures. In order for our patients to stay informed, we have put together a simple comparison between teeth whitening and teeth bleaching. The terms actually describe two different procedures.

Teeth whitener consists of any over-the-counter product used to remove stains from tooth enamel. Toothpaste, DIY strips, and some mouthwashes are safe and cost-effective, and can improve teeth with continued, regular use. They’re a good choice for anyone with sensitive teeth and gums.

The term “bleaching,” however, refers to a teeth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. For best results, teeth bleaching should be administered by a dentist. The results tend to be far superior than any over-the-counter product.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we have brightened countless smiles with professional-grade teeth whitening. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come to us for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services. Request 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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Professional Teeth Whitening In Kelowna

Professional Teeth Whitening at Love Your Smile - Dr. Stephen Malfair

A beautiful smile leaves a lasting impression. Professional teeth whitening from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can dramatically improve your overall appearance and give you a boost in self-confidence.

Our teeth often turn yellow or gray as we age. The things we eat and drink continually such as coloured sodas, coffee and red wine can make that discolouration even worse.

There are a lot of over-the-counter whitening products at the store, and most of them do a pretty good job whitening your teeth. But none of them are as effective as professional teeth whitening.

We use the Zoom!® whitening system, which has two options: in-office whitening and at-home. Our in-office whitening can be done in a single appointment, and leaves you with a brilliant, dazzling smile. The at-home whitening also delivers fantastic results, but lets you proceed at your own pace.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we use to improve smiles every day. We’ve whitened the smiles of people from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6. Contact 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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Which Tooth Whitener Works Best?

Dazzling White Teeth in Kelowna

A beautiful smile can light up a whole room. And since a smile is one of the very first things that other people notice, it can serve you well in any social setting. If your teeth have grown yellow and dull over the years, professional teeth whitening from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can restore the natural beauty of your smile.

Everything from the foods we eat to the drinks we consume leave their mark on the surface of our teeth. Things like blueberries and red wine are especially known for leaving stains. Factor in the accumulation of plaque and tartar, and you might not like the smile you see in the mirror each morning.

Having your teeth whitened professionally can be a huge boost for your self-confidence. You’ll look younger, and find it easier to make a positive impression on other people. This helps to explain why teeth whitening is one of the most in-demand treatments in cosmetic dentistry.

There are lots of whitening products you can pick up at the grocery store. Rest assured, no strips, gels, or toothpastes can match the results you’ll get from professional whitening.

Teeth whitening at Love Your Smile in Kelowna is safe and effective. We’ve whitened the smiles of patients throughout Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6, who also come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact 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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Get Those Teeth In Shape!

Kelownaaffordable cosmetic dentistry

Regular exercise is essential to good health. When you’re physically fit, you look better, and more importantly, you feel better! And as we remind our patients here at Love Your Smile in Kelowna, that goes for keeping your teeth in good shape, too!

If your eyes are the window to your soul, then your mouth may well be the window to your overall health. Research has shown there is a clear link between your dental health and your general health. It is safe to say that good dental health is necessary to your physical well-being throughout your life.

Here’s just one example: bacteria that starts in the mouth can cause infection in other parts of the body, especially if your immune system has been weakened by illness.

When you take good care of your teeth, you’re doing more for your well-being than you may ever have realized. So brush and floss every day, without fail, and see us for regular cleanings and checkups.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we hope you never underestimate the importance of good dental health! People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come to our office for general and restorative dentistry. Contact 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

 


Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

Kelowna Cosmetic Dentistry

This post from Love Your Smile in Kelowna describes the ways that general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are different.

Family dentistry, also called general dentistry, is dedicated to preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, like a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will establish the best way to restore the tooth involved.

Cosmetic dentists offer elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Available procedures include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.

Many dentists provide both general and cosmetic dentistry. In some cases there is some overlap. For example, if a patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth must be restored to prevent decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we want our patients to have healthy smiles that look great! General dentistry achieves the first goal, and cosmetic dentistry the second. Find out why patients from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 trust us with their smiles. Contact 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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