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By Eleanor A. Gill
October 31, 2017
Category: Dental Care

With dental implants, you can finally close the gaps in your smile. Dental implants replace missing teeth. There are other options for filling dental implantsin the gaps from missing teeth, such as bridges or dentures. However, dental implants have the advantage of being permanent and will not come loose or fall out, as can happen with dentures for instance. In Olive Branch, dental implants can be placed by Dr. Eleanor Gill at Goodman Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial teeth with roots for replacing natural teeth that have fallen out or been extracted. There are three parts to a dental implant: a metal implant, an abutment and a porcelain crown. Placed into the jawbone, the metal implant acts as a root anchoring the entire structure in place. Set above the gum line, the crown functions as the replacement tooth and the abutment securely connects it to the metal implant so it will not come loose. Once placed, the dental implant looks and functions like a natural tooth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer several benefits beyond simply closing the gaps in your smile. In Olive Branch, dental implants can be placed by an experienced dentist, such as Dr. Gill at Goodman Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Some of the benefits of choosing dental implants for replacing missing teeth include:

  • They fill in the gaps in your smile.
  • With proper care, they can last a lifetime.
  • Implants will not fall out or come loose.
  • No need to apply messy dental adhesives daily.
  • Normal tooth functions, such as biting and chewing, are restored.
  • Implants look and function just like natural teeth.
  • Reduced strain on surrounding teeth previously compensating for any missing teeth.
  • Improved speech as tongue placement when speaking returns to normal once gaps in the smile are closed.

Close the gaps in your smile with dental implants. Not only do they close the gaps and replace missing teeth, dental implants provide so many additional benefits, as well. For dental implants in Olive Branch, MS, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gill by calling (662) 895-4737.

By Eleanor A. Gill
August 23, 2017
Category: Dental Care

You should see the dentist every six months. Isn't that too often, or is it? The American Dental Association states that routine dental dental visitsprophylaxis--cleanings and exams--remove harmful plaque and tartar and find dental problems before they spiral out of control.

For premiere family dentistry in Olive Branch, MS, bring your loved ones to Goodman Dental. Dr. Eleanor Gill and her dedicated team possess a skill set that covers every patient need from plastic sealants for children to oral surgeries for the adult patient to denture placement for seniors. Visit the office to see what great family dentistry offers.

You have one set of permanent teeth

So you want to keep them healthy, functional and attractive. That's what dentistry is all about: prevention, restoration and enhancement.

Preventive services at Goodman Dental begin when your child is a baby and continue on through the age spectrum. The typical semi-annual exam includes a preventive check for:

  • Bite and dental alignment
  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Oral cancer
  • The condition of fillings, crowns and other restorations
  • Signs of bruxism or teeth grinding

Also, your hygienist will take X-rays as needed and clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar. Dr. Gill discusses her findings and recommends preventive measures such as fluoride treatments and plastic sealants as needed.

When you come to Goodman Dental, you'll experience the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies; so you know your care plan is accurate and comprehensive. For instance, Dr. Gill uses the inventive DIAGNOdent cavity detection system to uncover areas of decay which may be hidden from view.

Restoring your oral health

Even when you see your oral health care provider on schedule, problems can still develop. So Dr. Gill and her team offer the best in restorative treatments--all customized to bring your teeth and gums back to full function and vibrant health.

For instance, when decay, oral injury or dental abscess strike, Dr. Gill delivers tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays and pain-free root canal therapy. 

Additionally, Dr. Gill is highly credentialed. She performs oral surgeries that many dentists refer to other practitioners. These procedures include wisdom tooth extraction, dental implant placement, MDI mini-implant placement, bone grafting, sinus lifts and more.

Finally, there's your smile appearance

Have you looked at your smile in the mirror lately? Smile aesthetics can deteriorate over time, or perhaps there's a smile defect that you never addressed. Family dentistry in Olive Branch includes cosmetic procedures that enhance your appearance and boost your mood.

Offered treatments are:

  • Porcelain veneers and Lumineers (no-prep veneers)
  • Composite resin bonding
  • Kor and Zoom! Whitening
  • Six Month Smiles
  • Invisalign clear aligners
  • Conventional orthodontics

How can we help your smile?

Visit Goodman Dental to learn how much family dentistry in Olive Branch, MS, can benefit your smile and your overall well-being. Contact the office today for an appointment: (662) 895-4737.

By Eleanor A. Gill
June 30, 2017
Category: Dental Care
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Are you ready to find out how cosmetic dentistry could help you in the long run?Cosmetic Dentistry

Don’t think you have to grace the big screen to get a beautiful smile. Our Olive Branch, MS, dentist Dr. Eleanor Gill is here to provide you with information to help you decide which cosmetic dentistry service will meet your needs.

Right here in Olive Branch, MS, our cosmetic dentist offers a wide range of services to give you the smile of your dreams. Some popular cosmetic dentistry options include:

  • Tooth reshaping/contouring
  • Dental bonding
  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental veneers
  • Gum contouring
  • Bridges and crowns
  • Dental implants

In most cases, cosmetic dentistry is not necessary to improve the overall health or function of your teeth; however, some of these services can actually strengthen teeth and prevent damage from happening to one or more teeth in the future.

Plus, cosmetic dentistry can go a long way to improving the look, shape, and color of your smile to really give your self-confidence the boost it needs. It’s amazing just how much a healthy smile can change your outlook and mood with regards to your appearance.

Plus, you don’t have to choose the most time-consuming, expensive dental procedures in order to achieve amazing results. Our cosmetic dentist wants to provide everyone with a treatment that will meet their needs. Whether you want to remove surface stains with our simple whitening system or you need multiple restorations to give your smile a full makeover after an injury or serious dental problem, we are able to provide the proper cosmetic care to give you the smile you want.

When you come in for your consultation this is the time where you get to sit down with us and ask any questions you may have. Be upfront about your cosmetic goals and what you are looking for from your dental treatment. Based on your oral health and your specific goals, we will be able to help create a plan that will help you finally get the smile of your dreams.

It’s never too late to have that perfect smile. Let Goodman Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Olive Branch, MS, help you achieve that smile through cosmetic dentistry. Call our office to schedule your consultation.

By Eleanor A. Gill
May 16, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Don’t let dental stains get you down. Find out how teeth whitening can help.teeth whitening

It’s true that years of drinking coffee and indulging in red wine might sound perfect, but it’s not the ideal situation for your smile. You may even notice that your smile isn’t as vibrant and lively as it once was. Maybe yellowing stains have begun to set in. If this is the case, our Olive Branch, MS, dentist, Dr. Eleanor Gill, has a few solutions to fix this problem.

Chairside Teeth Whitening

If you are in a hurry to get your smile looking fabulous then put away that drugstore whitening kit you bought and turn to our Olive Branch cosmetic dentist, who can get your smile looking several shades whiter in an hour or less. Those dealing with stains caused by certain foods and drinks will see amazing results from this in-office whitening system. The strong, professional-grade bleaching gel coupled with their special dental light will help speed up the whitening effect. It’s a great option for someone who needs to whiten their smile and also is on a time crunch.

At-Home Whitening

If you aren’t quite in a hurry to get a whiter smile and are actually looking for a more economical approach then talk to us about our take-home whitening kit. While the results won’t be as instantaneous as our in-office whitening, you’ll still get beautiful, vibrant results in a much shorter timespan than you would with regular commercial whitening kits. The answer lies in our whitening gel, which offers a higher concentration of bleaching agents than anything you’ll get from your local drugstore. With custom-made whitening trays and this powerful bleaching gel you’re sure to see results in only a couple of weeks.

Who’s a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Most people will find that their yellow, stained or dull smile will actually be ideal for professional teeth whitening. We will want to examine your smile and make sure that your teeth are healthy and free of decay before starting this treatment.

Of course, it’s also important to know that teeth whitening won’t be able to lighten or remove internal stains (which often result from trauma to the tooth or from taking certain medications). While these bleaching agents are strong, they are only meant to whiten natural tooth structures. This means that crowns, veneers, dental fillings and other restorations will not become whiter with this cosmetic treatment; however, these restorations can be replaced in order to match the rest of your brilliant new smile.

Are you ready to kiss dental stains goodbye? We thought so! Call Goodman Dental in Olive Branch, MS, today to find out whether you are the perfect candidate for teeth whitening.

By Eleanor A. Gill
February 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: smoking  

What your family dentist in Olive Branch wants you to knowsmoking

You’ve probably seen the commercials about how smoking is hazardous to your health, but did you also know it can damage your teeth and your smile? Dr. Eleanor Gill at Goodman Dental in Olive Branch, MI, wants to share the facts about how smoking affects your smile.

Smoking causes light to heavy brown staining on your teeth. This stain provides a rough surface on which bacterial plaque can attach. The bacteria in the plaque form an acid when exposed to sugar. This acid is strong enough to eat through tooth enamel, causing a cavity. Although smoking doesn’t cause cavities directly, smoking stain makes it easier for plaque to thrive, and let’s face it smoking stain is unsightly on your white teeth.

There is a solution to tobacco stains; it’s called professional teeth whitening and it’s the inexpensive, painless, quick way to rejuvenate a stained smile. Dr. Gill offers two effective teeth whitening options:

An in-office teeth whitening treatment, the perfect solution for your busy schedule; treatment takes about an hour and is done in the office.

A take-home teeth whitening kit, which is great for people who want to whiten when it’s convenient and private; you will receive everything you need to whiten at home whenever you want.

Smoking is also the main risk factor for gum and periodontal disease, affecting the health of your supporting bone and gum tissue. If you smoke, your immune system is affected and you can’t fight off the inflammation and disease caused by bacterial plaque. The Centers for Disease Control or CDC reports that people who smoke are twice as likely to have gum disease.

Gum disease can progress to periodontal disease when along with your gums, your supporting bone is infected. Your teeth become loose due to lack of bone support and you can actually lose teeth.

If you have lost teeth due to smoking, periodontal disease or other reasons, there is a solution. Dental implants are the modern way to replace a single or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants have many advantages when compared to conventional dental appliances or bridgework. Dental implants are stable because they are anchored in bone. They become a permanent addition to your smile.

To see some amazing before-and-after photos of actual dental implant patients treated by Dr. Gill, please visit the Smile Gallery page on her website at http://www.goodmandentistry.com/library/7596/ImplantsGallery.html

Don’t let smoking take over your smile! Call Dr. Gill at Goodman Dental in Olive Branch, MI. Find out more about smoking and your smile by calling today!

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