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By Morris L. Jordan, Jr., D.D.S., P.C.
November 27, 2013
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

Cosmetic Dentistry Offers Improvements for the Appearance of Your Smile


People choose cosmetic dentistry to repair a defect in their smile such as a malformed bite, or crooked teeth.  Whatever the reason, the ultimate goal is to restore your smile and bring it back to life.  Your dentist in Mechanicsville is available to offer cosmetic procedures to help you put your best smile forward.


Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening


It’s not uncommon for years of drinking tea and coffee or bad habits like, smoking to gradually result in a discolored smile. With teeth whitening, eliminating stains and enhancing your natural white can produce dramatic results in as little as an hour.  In-office teeth bleaching performed by your professional Mechanicsville dentist involves applying a bleaching gel to the teeth and activating the whitening solution with special lighting for approximately 30 minutes.

Your dentist in Mechanicsville at Morris L. Jordan, Jr., D.D.S., P.C. can also provide you with trays, custom designed to perfectly fit your teeth so that you can continue the bleaching process at home with a less powerful gel. By using the gel and the trays on a regular basis, you can touch up and continue the bleaching process.


Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants


If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants can replace them and restore function to your mouth.  Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements that are used in order to compensate for tooth loss.  The result is an enhanced smile, in addition to a more youthful appearance. The use of implants can successfully restore function to your mouth and successfully bring your smile back to life.


A Hollywood Smile with Veneers


If your teeth are cracked, stained, uneven or chipped, veneers may be the perfect option for transforming the most damaged smile.  These thin, porcelain shells are custom-designed by your Mechanicsville dentist to perfectly cover and match your natural smile to mask most any dental blemish, including stains and cracks. Compared to many treatment options, veneers will last a long time, up to 20 years, and correct the alignment of your smile by covering damaged or misshapen teeth.

Talk to your Mechanicsville dentist at Morris L. Jordan, Jr., D.D.S., P.C. about cosmetic dentistry, your goals for treatment, and which options may be best for your teeth. In as little as one appointment, you’ll be smiling bigger and brighter.

By Morris L. Jordan, Jr., D.D.S., P.C.
November 27, 2013
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Back to Basics  

Dental HygieneYou already know that in order to avoid serious dental problems you need to practice good oral hygiene. However, many of us too often neglect these basic habits, and as a result we have to face the negative consequences, including cavities, bad breath, tooth loss and gum disease.

With that being said, it may be time to "brush up" on your oral hygiene. Daily dental care, including brushing and flossing will help combat the buildup of plaque and fight tooth decay, gum disease and other serious health problems.

Dental Health Tips from Morris L. Jordan, Jr., D.D.S., P.C.

Brushing: Get in the habit of brushing your teeth morning and night, spending at least two minutes brushing all areas of your teeth to remove plaque and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Use fluoride toothpaste to help strengthen the teeth and combat decay, and brush after consuming sugary foods and drinks when possible. Remember to replace your toothbrush every few months or when it begins to show wear.

Flossing: Only flossing can remove food particles and debris from between the teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. It's important to floss once a day, gently maneuvering the floss between each of your teeth until you reach the gum line. Doing so can help prevent dangerous plaque and tartar from accumulating which can lead to gum disease.

Diet: Sugary snacks taste great, but they aren't so great for your teeth. Foods high in sugars and starches contribute to the production of plaque acids that attack tooth enamel. Eventually, these acids can cause tooth enamel to break down, forming a cavity. If you must eat foods high in sugar or starch, eat them during meals rather than between meals, and avoid any foods that stick to your teeth as these can produce more plaque. To avoid stains, be mindful of tea, coffee, soda and other dark foods and beverages that can discolor your teeth.

Checkups and Cleanings: Visiting Morris L. Jordan, Jr., D.D.S., P.C. regularly at our Mechanicsville office for routine checkups and cleanings is the most important step you can take to maintaining a healthy smile. During these important visits we can detect and treat a number of oral health conditions including tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancers.

Next time you visit Morris L. Jordan, Jr., D.D.S., P.C., ask us for tips for caring for your teeth and gums. We can help point out areas of your mouth that may require extra attention and care during brushing and flossing. Diligent dental care at home combined with regular visits to our Mechanicsville office are the best ways to keep your teeth looking and feeling their very best.

By Morris L. Jordan, Jr., D.D.S., P.C.
November 08, 2013
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Welcome  

Welcome to the Blog of Morris L. Jordan, Jr., D.D.S., P.C.

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Mechanicsville, VA area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact our Morris L. Jordan, Jr., D.D.S., P.C. office with any dental questions or concerns.

-- Morris L. Jordan, Jr., D.D.S., P.C.



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