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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Why X-Rays?

Learn what the American Dental Association's answer is to the question: "Why X-Ray?".


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Palm Beach Smiles 
Michael Barr, DDS
COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY
650 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Suite 1- Boynton Beach, FL 332426
(561) 736-2377
http://palmbeach-smiles.com/

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Boynton Beach Dentist: Palm Beach Smiles - Porcelain Veneers



Nature didn't give you a perfect smile? Do you wish you could wave a magic wand and have a smile that projects your true personality?

Porcelain Veneers are a breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are a thin "shell" of porcelain that are bonded to your teeth. Veneers enable you to change the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth in just two visits in many cases.

Veneers are more durable than conventional "bonding." Because they are made of porcelain, they are very strong and are resistant to staining and chipping. An additional advantage of Porcelain Veneers is that they are a more conservative procedure than crowns.

Porcelain Veneers are a cosmetic treatment for a variety of dental conditions including:
  • Spaces or gaps.
  • Broken or chipped teeth.
  • Stained or discolored teeth.
  • Crooked teeth.
The change in your appearance after a "smile lift" can be dramatic. When you look good, you feel good, and the people around you take notice. Projecting an image of self-confidence can be life-changing!

Dr. Michael Barr is a Porcelain Veneer Expert who has
helped teach dentists from around the world exquisite smile design techniques. If you're a resident of Boynton Beach, or the greater Palm Beach County area, your opportunity for a gorgeous smile is waiting for you!

To see before and after photographs of actual cases done by Dr. Barr, click on Porcelain Veneer Photos.


Palm Beach Smiles 
Michael Barr, DDS
COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY
650 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Suite 1- Boynton Beach, FL 332426
(561) 736-2377
http://palmbeach-smiles.com/

Monday, February 12, 2018

Tips for keeping a beautiful smile!

Keeping your teeth clean, smooth and beautiful...
Proper oral hygiene is your key to a healthy, beautiful smile. Here are our and the American Dental Association's recommendations for at home care:

  • Brush 2-3 times every day with a flouride toothpaste (it doesn't matter which brand)
  • Floss once a day
  • Eat a healthy diet (fruits, vegetables, etc)
  • Limit consumption of sugary foodsand beverages. Soda drinks can destroy teeth faster than almost anything else
  • Eliminate or at least limit use of alchol, chewing tabacco, and cigarettes

We also recommend using an electric high-speed toothbrush in conjuction with a  waterpik for your daily at-home oral care.

And don't forget six-month professional cleanings and checkups. The American Dnetal Association recommends checkups every six months for those ages four and older.

Professional cleanings by qualified hygienists will remove bacteria and plaque, which can cause serious dental problems if not kept in check.

If you have not been seen recently call our office for an appointment!

Palm Beach Smiles 
Michael Barr, DDS
COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY
650 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Suite 1- Boynton Beach, FL 332426
(561) 736-2377
http://palmbeach-smiles.com/

Monday, February 5, 2018

To Floss or Not to Floss..

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about flossing and if it is good or not! Kind of reminds me of coffee, some studies say is good for you and others say it isn't.

Our dental office believes that flossing is beneficial to a person's general oral health. Our staff is trained to address the issues of proper flossing to our patients on an individual need basis. We promote many different tools used to effectively and safely clean between the teeth.

If you are concerned with the recent news reports, please give our office a call to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to review your concerns and make sure you are properly caring for your teeth.

Palm Beach Smiles 
Michael Barr, DDS
COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY
650 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Suite 1- Boynton Beach, FL 332426
(561) 736-2377
http://palmbeach-smiles.com/

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Replacing Missing Teeth

Are Missing Teeth Leaving Your Smile Empty?

In our culture, a nice smile is part of the "dress code." The "photoshopped" photo is an effective, if not amusing, demonstration of the importance of even a single tooth in your smile. Missing teeth can have a significant negative impact on how people perceive you. 
Missing teeth carry the stigma of being presumed less intelligent or that you don't care for yourself. This can curb your career path and certainly your social life.

Missing teeth are quite common. In the U.S., there is an average of 7 missing teeth per adult. And the percentage of adults with no teeth at all is 10%.

When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth take a heavier load and will be more prone to problems themselves. We normally have 28 teeth (not counting wisdom teeth), and they are designed to work together as a system. Once a tooth is lost and not replaced, it typically begins a vicious cycle of tooth loss. Missing teeth can cause the surrounding teeth to collapse or tilt. This can then lead to bite problems and even gum problems. Missing teeth may also lead to changes in your facial structure and appearance, such as sunken cheeks and flat or drooping lips.

There are three ways to replace teeth:

Click on the links to learn about each)
  1. Dental Implants.
  2. "Fixed Bridges."
  3. Removable Partial Dentures or Complete Dentures in the case of having no teeth at all.
Palm Beach Smiles 
Michael Barr, DDS
COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY
650 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Suite 1- Boynton Beach, FL 332426
(561) 736-2377
http://palmbeach-smiles.com/

Monday, January 29, 2018

Having a plaque attack?

Plaque is that soft, sticky stuff that builds up on your teeth over time. It contains legions of bacteria. Left untreated it will eventually lead to gum disease, bad breath and tooth loss.

Frequent brushing and flossing are required to keep plaque at bay. But it's virtually impossible to remove all plaque without the skills of your professional dental hygienist. In other words, you're going to need some help.

Call our office today to schedule your next routine teeth cleaning to receive help with your plaque removal!

Palm Beach Smiles 
Michael Barr, DDS
COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY
650 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Suite 1- Boynton Beach, FL 332426
(561) 736-2377
http://palmbeach-smiles.com/