Tag: oral hygiene

Remember Your Oral Hygiene Basics

As we get older, time seems to fly by faster as we let little things slide. If we allow our oral hygiene slip during our busy lives, then we can be setting ourselves up for painful and costly consequences in the future. That is why, our dentist, Drs. Paul and Brant Stanovick with Paul R. Stanovick, DDS in Mechanicsville, Virginia, is here to remind you the simple basics of oral hygiene practices.

Here is a compiled list of the basics of oral hygiene basics:

– Visit your dentist every 6 months to have your teeth professionally cleaned.
– It is important to improve your oral hygiene and improve your life. This can be accomplished by eliminating bad habits and your life such as smoking.
– To help wash away debris in your mouth, mouthwash is useful.
– A healthy diet can go a long way in improving your oral hygiene.
– Be sure to floss every day with a reliable dental floss product. This is important to clean out debris from between your teeth.
– Do not forget to visit your dentist for routine checkups and examinations of your teeth and gums.
– Brushing twice daily is important for keeping your smile safe and free of damage.

If you follow these steps, then you can’t go wrong in doing your best to keep your smile in pristine shape. Our dental team cares for your oral health, which is why we are always happy to help you in any way we can. If you have questions about your oral health or need an appointment, please call us at 804-781-1919. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tips for a Lifelong Smile

Did you know that beyond basic dental hygiene, there are things that you should be doing to preserve the health of your smile? Drs. Paul Stanovick, Brant Stanovick, and our team are happy to offer advice on things you can do for your smile.

Lifestyle Habits
If you want to have your smile for more than just a while, avoid bad oral habits. Chewing on pens and your nails can wear down your teeth, or even crack, chip, or break them. Chewing on ice can also cause issues like chipped teeth or injured gums. Another oral habit that can damage the teeth is opening things with your teeth.

Visit Our Dentist
For the health of your smile, visit Paul R. Stanovick, DDS at least twice a year for your regular dental cleaning and exam. During this appointment, our hygienist will remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. During this appointment, our dentist will examine all of your teeth and your gums for any problems and potential problems. This exam allows for any dental problems to be treated early on.

Complete Your Dental Treatment
You should not leave dental treatment unfinished. Any procrastinated dental work could mean a worse dental issue developing.

We encourage you to contact our office at 804-781-1919 today if you would like to learn more about keeping your smile for life and to schedule a visit with our dentist in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

Men’s Oral Health: The Smile-Harming Risks You Might Face Each Day

As a man, there are certain things you need to worry about each day to keep your life in tip-top shape. However, you might not know that your smile should be one of those things. Sadly, there are a few smile-harming risks that can put your teeth and gums in grave danger. To help you prevent and fight these things, our Paul R. Stanovick, DDS dental team has some tips and information for you.

Unfortunately, medications have side effects that can cause dry mouth, which is a common dental issue that can cause severe dental problems, like tooth decay. If you don’t produce enough saliva on a regular basis, the bacteria in your mouth will not be washed away and it can attack your teeth and gums. So, if you suffer from dry mouth, please remember to chew sugar-free gum regularly, avoid drinking alcohol, use alcohol-free mouthwash, avoid smoking, and sip on water throughout the day.

Tobacco is another substance that can destroy your oral health. This is because it can promote and cause oral cancer and gum disease. If you do happen to use tobacco products and you can’t find a way to quit the habit, the best thing you can do for your smile and oral health is to visit your dentist every six months so you can keep your teeth and oral tissues as healthy as possible.

The last thing that can harm your smile is playing sports without the protection of a mouthguard. No matter which sport you play, there is a chance that the ball, a player, or a hard object can hit your mouth and result in oral injury, such as chipped, broken, or knocked-out teeth. So, the best way you can protect your smile is by wearing a mouthguard while you are active.

Call our office today at [phone] if you have any questions about how to maintain a top-notch smile and oral health in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Drs. Paul and Brant Stanovick are always happy to help you with all of your oral health needs!

Dental Veneers Can Enrich Your Smile

Dental veneers can enrich your smile. Even if you have been unable to enjoy your smile for a very long time, in just a few short visits, you can find yourself basking in the glow of a brand-new smile and a brand-new outlook on life. Whatever form of treatment or cosmetic dentistry you are looking for, our office wants to give you the exact wish that you desire.

Dental veneers can work wonders on even the worst of oral profiles. Here is a list of some common benefits they can provide:

– When done by the dentists at our office they are near-impossible to differentiate from natural real teeth.
– With the proper care, dental veneers can last over a decade.
– Dental veneers are extremely thin yet extremely durable.
– Since veneers can be custom designed and crafted for each individual tooth, they can correct a variety of flaws including misalignments, stains, discolorations, cracks, chips, breaks, faults, and other damage that may have occurred.
– Veneers require less enamel to be removed than with dental crowns or caps.
– Dental veneers can blend seamlessly with your mouth as they can be custom-designed for nearly any shade of tooth.

With our cosmetic dentistry and dental veneers, we want to make your smile as amazing as we can. If you would like to set up an appointment with Drs. Stanovick and Stanovick, please call us at 804-781-1919, or stop by our office in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Come see what veneers can do for you!

Do You Want Your Dream Smile this Christmas? Here Are Some Tips

Christmas is a bright time of year, especially because of the countless Christmas lights and the spotless snow. To make the season even brighter, you need a pristine smile. Having a bright and brilliant smile will help you have the confidence you need to talk, laugh and smile while you open your gifts and go to family parties.

To help you achieve the smile of your dreams this holiday season, our Paul R. Stanovick, DDS dental team encourages you to do the following things:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. It’s also recommended to floss your smile and rinse your mouth at least once a day. In addition to brushing, flossing and rinsing, you need to visit your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and checkup. So if you’re due for your professional dental cleaning, schedule an appointment now.

-Take advantage of teeth whitening: For a stunning and beautiful smile this holiday season, take advantage of teeth whitening. There are many treatments available, but if you want a beneficial and successful treatment, talk to your dentist about a professional whitening treatment.

-Don’t open your presents with your teeth: Using your teeth as tools could damage your smile more than you know. This is why we ask you to avoid opening your Christmas gifts with your teeth. Doing so can chip and fracture your teeth.

-Get a smile makeover: If you’re embarrassed by your smile, now is the time to consider a smile makeover. There are many treatments available that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, like dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implants, dental veneers and more. Call our office now if you would like to know what we can do to enhance the appearance of your smile.

If you’re interested in any of our cosmetic dental treatments in Mechanicsville, Virginia, please feel free to call our office today at 804-781-1919 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Paul R. Stanovick or Brant Stanovick. We also encourage you to call our office and talk to our team if you have any questions about how to achieve your dream smile this Christmas. We are here to help you in any way we can!