Smile Transformations At Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair

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This post is for people who aren’t comfortable with their smiles. Smile design from Choose Your Smile in Kelowna may be just what they need!

Common complaints we hear about include yellow, misaligned, or missing teeth, too much or too little gum tissue, or weakened teeth.

Few of us have naturally beautiful smiles. Our smile design can transform your smile, regardless of its imperfections.

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, smile design is all about creating healthy, pleasing smiles. We also offer complete restorative dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

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Restore Or Replace: New Life For Your Damaged Tooth

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There is more than one way to fix a tooth. If you are the lucky owner of a set of perfectly healthy teeth, you may never need any of these procedures. But if you are like most of  us, you will probably need to restore a tooth eventually. In this post from Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we look at six common restoration procedures.

A Porcelain Veneer
These wafer-thin covers can hide a chip or crack or correct the alignment of a tooth that is slightly crooked.

A Filling, Inlay, or Onlay
This procedure has been used to restore teeth for over a century. A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are generally smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.

Dental Bonding
Bonding is used to fix chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer. It can also be used to fill cavities. A pliable composite resin is applied to the tooth and molded to the required shape, then hardened with a special light.

A Dental Crown
A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, strength, and function. Crowns are used for teeth that have had a root canal, teeth with extreme decay, the replacement tooth in a dental bridge, and the visible portion of a dental implant.

Dental Implants
A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. One implant can support one artificial tooth, and several can support a bridge or full dental arch. They look and function like the real thing!

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, services include restorative dentistry and smile design. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

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If Only I Had Taken Care Of My Teeth…

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Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is something we stress to all of our patients, at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna. Coupled with twice-a-year checkups and cleanings, it’s the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums, and your beautiful smile.

A good dental hygiene routine, something you do every single day without fail, is essential to your dental health. It’s related to your overall health, too. But we understand that some people, for whatever reason, let it slip. Some have even been known to skip brushing and flossing so often, you could say they never do it at all.

It’s Worth It!

In cases like that, some people may think their teeth are too far gone – that no amount of treatment can restore their dental health. If that sounds like you or someone you love, we’re here to tell you it isn’t so. There is always a way to make your teeth look and feel better.

That doesn’t mean it will be easy, but it will be worth it. In cases of neglected teeth, initial treatment begins with an inspection in our office. At that time we will identify the need for any fillings or extractions.

We’ll also look for signs of gum disease, which is common in cases of neglected teeth. If we find it we’ll begin a sequence of cleanings and treatments to revive your gum health.

There Is Always Hope

Once we have your mouth back in a healthy condition, we start looking at what needs to be done to fix any damage. It may not be a walk in the park, but it won’t be as bad as you might imagine. And it will definitely be worth it, in the long run.

Your biggest takeaway from this post should be this: even if you haven’t taken care of your teeth, there is always hope.

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we want the best possible dental health for all of our patients. Our services include restorative dentistry and smile design. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

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Let’s Work Together To Keep Your Smile Healthy And Beautiful

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Here at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we approach all your oral health needs from two separate angles—what we can do in our office and what you can do at home.

For example, tooth whitening and correcting discoloration can be treated in our office or at home. Here in the office there are safe and effective methods for whitening yellowed or stained tooth enamel. At-home whitening techniques are also safe and effective and sometimes more affordable.

Additionally, we guide you regarding food and drink choices that can influence your whitened smile. Be aware of staining substances such as coffee, tea, tobacco and soda. We understand that eliminating these items altogether is not an easy lifestyle change. Nor do we expect it.

Awareness and precaution can make a big difference. Rinsing your mouth out with water after drinking a dark or sugary beverage can cut down on the contact your teeth have with it and help neutralize the acids. Prolonged exposure to sugar can lead to buildup of plaque and tartar and prolonged exposure to staining substances can negate the results of teeth whitening.

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, your dental health is always our top concern. We emphasize preventative dentistry and offer smile design. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

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Patient-Centered Dental Care

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At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we are committed to providing patient-focused dental care of the highest standard.

Our caring professionals can assist you. You could be our next success story!

What is patient-focused care?

A check-up with no cavities? A remarkable 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 oral hygiene. Plus gaining an understanding of why it’s important.

What about a teenager who is hesitant to smile because of crooked teeth? The solution is a successful course of orthodontic treatment. The result is a beautiful smile that boosts confidence.

What about the man who suffered dental trauma in an accident? Patient-focused care could be dental implants that restore oral health and tooth function.

For a woman with tetracycline stains but otherwise healthy teeth, patient-centered care may be as easy as fast in-office same-day tooth whitening.

Consider someone with several missing teeth who can only eat soft foods. Patient-focused care could mean natural-looking implant-anchored dentures that allow the patient to eat steak for the first time in years.

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna we treat a wide variety of dental issues. We offer preventative and restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Design

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A smile design can be transformative for anyone who has been embarrassed by their smile for years. It’s not just about looking younger. A smile design from Choose Your Smile in Kelowna can improve your life in ways you might not imagine.

How can a smile design transform your life?

1. It shapes the way you are perceived by others.

Anyone who smiles often and easily is usually regarded as an energetic problem solver.

2. It lifts the mood in social situations.

When you candidly smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when needed.

3. You will feel more confident.

When you quit focusing on hiding your teeth, you have the strength to concentrate on ways to realize success in personal and professional pursuits.

A smile makeover is an investment in yourself that you will always be happy with!

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we improve smiles with smile design every day. Our services include children’s dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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A Reason To Smile

Choose Your Smile - Dr. Stephen Malfair Cosmetic Dentistry A Reason To Smile

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we continue to achieve fantastic results with our one-of-a-kind smile design.

There are a lot of folks out there who are not pleased with the appearance of their smiles. Their teeth may have grown a little dull over the years, or there may be gaps between some of them. There may be a chip from a long-ago accident.

The good news is that you don’t have to live with any of these imperfections if you don’t want to. Cosmetic dentistry offers a range of procedures that can improve any smile.

To name just a few:

Dental implants can replace missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function like the real thing. They are one of the wonders of modern dentistry.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are affixed to the front of your teeth. They are great for covering chips and cracks that detract from your smile.

Clear braces from Invisalign can straighten your teeth without the bother of metal brackets. They’re worn like an athlete’s mouth guard, can be removed for meals, and are so subtle that people standing just a few feet away might not realize you’re wearing them.

Smile design from Choose Your Smile in Kelowna can transform any smile! We also offer a full range of restorative dentistry procedures, and many other services. Call us to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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The Guide To Veneers

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It’s easy to see why so many of our patients at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna love porcelain veneers. Veneers correct a multitude of flaws and deliver brilliant results.

If you would like to improve your smile with porcelain veneers, you want a trusted dentist with extensive experience performing this treatment. The porcelain veneer procedure is more complicated than you may realize.

A porcelain veneer is an extremely thin shell (about .5mm or 1/64 inch) that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. Each one is custom made for each tooth. Veneers cover chips, cracks, and stains, and can also improve the shape, size or length of a tooth.

While preparing a tooth for a veneer is less invasive than other procedures, it is not reversible. A thin layer of enamel must be removed to make room for the veneer. Thus, the tooth can never be restored to its original condition.

Veneers are usually placed on the most visible teeth –  front and center, so to speak. They’ll be on display every time you open your mouth. This is definitely a procedure you want to get right the first time!

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we offer porcelain veneers are part of our smile design. We also offer many other services, including restorative dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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The Tea And Teeth Question

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Here’s a riddle from Choose Your Smile in Kelowna: What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea? Why, Denis, of course.

Lame jokes aside, a common concern for patients is stained teeth. In this blog post, we’ll talk about a common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages, including tea.

Over time, tea can stain the plaque that may eventually turn into tartar. Plaque can be brushed and flossed away. Daily oral hygiene is vital.

Between cleanings, rinse with water after drinking tea. Be sure to brush and floss all surfaces of the teeth at the end of the day.

If the color of your teeth is still unsatisfactory after a professional cleaning, you may want to consider profeswsional teeth whitening. At Choose Your Smile, we offer in-office Zoom! Whitening, a light-activated procedure that can whiten your smile in just one office visit. We also have highly effective DayWhite take-home trays.

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna we can transform yellow or dull teeth. We believe in preventative dentistry to maintain your dental health. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment

Kelowna Pediatric DentistryWishing for a whiter smile but not sure how to get it? At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we whiten teeth professionally every day.

Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains

Almost every toothpaste claims to brighten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray. Tooth enamel, while one of the hardest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth result in staining and discoloration. You probably have already spotted that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Powerful Peroxide

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening ingredients. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to remove the build-up and help restore the former color.

We have two whitening options: Zoom! in-office whitening, which can transform your teeth in just one visit, and Daywhite take-home trays for the do-it-yourselfer. Both deliver spectacular results.

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we offer teeth whitening and smile design, and a host of other services. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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