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Top 5 Teeth Wreckers

The longer you can keep your natural teeth intact and healthy the better. It might go without saying, but our mouths are much healthier if we have all our natural teeth. Chipping, cracking, or breaking teeth can result in a number of dental problems and even the loss of your teeth. Losing a tooth might not seem like that big of a deal, but it can be more serious than you think. The jawbone can ...

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Choosing the Shade of Porcelain Veneers

Matching colors is an important part of life on an almost daily basis. We open our closet and try to find clothes that match. We want to match the color of our furniture with the color of our walls. This color matching quest extends into cosmetic dentistry, with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin coverings for teeth, used to correct blemishes like crookedness, gaps and color. When the ...

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Fear of Needles at the Dentist’s

Dealing with fear of needles at the dentist’s is a common problem, but for some it can make them procrastinate treatments and put at risk their dental health. Thankfully, a caring, competent dentist like Dr. Gleave and some comforting knowledge about the many options available today can just about assuage any fear. Most injections given now are first given with a topical anesthetic which ...

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Dental Health and the Holidays

Your mouth is most likely under assault for most of December, from chocolates, candy canes, hot cocoa and a thousand other things that are right at your finger tips. How can you preserve your smile for the future in the midst of such a barrage? holidays teeth cleaningFirst, it is important to understand why sweets can hurt your mouth and your teeth. Bacteria in the mouth thrive on the ...

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Jawbones and Dental Implants

While our pearly whites get most of the attention, our jawbones are also essential to good oral health. A number of things can cause the jawbone to deteriorate, meaning that our mouths don’t have the support they should have, which is especially important for dental procedures like dental implants. When we lose a tooth in an accident, for example, this loss can cause bone stimulation to ...

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Teeth Whitening: What You Need to Know

You may worry that teeth whitening is not an exact science, but in fact thousands of people see lasting benefits from dental bleaching and teeth whitening. But the tools the dentist has at his disposal are much more effective than the things you’ll find on the shelf. Here are some common questions and answers about teeth whitening. Who Can Get Their Teeth Whitened? This will always ...

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Single Tooth Implant Case

This patient had a missing anterior tooth for 20 years. He had been wearing a retainer to help fill the space but he wanted a more permanant solution. A dental implant and porcelain crown was the best solution. The patient is very happy with his new tooth and looks the look and feel of having something that acts and looks like a natural tooth. Learn more about dental implants. ...

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Studio 5 Smile Makeover

This young mother was very displease with her smile and wanted to gain the confidence to smile again. We placed 10 porcelain veneers and look at the transformation. Just read her letter below to better appreciate the change it’s made in her life. Dear Dr Gleave, I just wanted to thank you so so so so much for doing my teeth! It was the most amazing experience ever!! My life has ...

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Smile Makeover with Porcelain Veneers

This patient works at the airport and deals with the public daily. She came to us looking to give her a beautiful smile. We discussed braces to help place the crooked tooth back in the arch but she declined on the amount of extra time and money it would cost. We extracted the tooth instead and then placed porcelain veneers and all porcelain crowns to rebuild her smile. We’ll do the lower teeth ...

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AACD Conference in Texas

Dr Gleave and Team spent the week in Dallas Texas at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry annual convention. The AACD is the leading organization in the world for cosmetic dentists. The 4 days of classes and instruction was spent learning about the newest in materials and techniques for modern esthetic dentistry. ...

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