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April 15, 2010

Affordable Dentistry- Get It All Done, Today!

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You have a lot of dental work that needs to be done but you can’t necessarily afford to have it all done at the same time.  If you’re in this situation, don’t worry.  There’s hope!

Through CareCredit, you can have all of your work done up-front, then make monthly payments.  Several interest-free options are also available.  This takes away the need to come up with a large amount of money to start your work. 

Visit the link above to use CareCredit’s Payment Calculator and find a doctor. 

Call our office today at 817-292-5957 or visit us at www.hulendental.com

March 25, 2010

Teeth grinding can destroy teeth, A nightguard can help!

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Teeth Grinding or “Bruxing” is one of the most destructive forces to teeth.  What makes it so destructive is that most people aren’t even aware that they are doing it.  The photo above shows what can result from not being proactive when you have a grinding habit.

With the stresses of today’s world, many people take out that stress on their teeth while they’re asleep.  Studies have shown that the jaw muscles can generate up to 5-6 hundred pounds of pressure on the teeth!  Some people even find that they are clenching or grinding during the day.  Ever find yourself with teeth clenched together tightly as you’re concentrating at work or perhaps stuck in traffic to/from work?

The good news is, whether you feel that you are grinding/clenching or your dentist finds evidence in your mouth that you are doing so, a form-fit mouthguard can be made to help protect your teeth.  A mouthguard will not make you stop your habit but it will surely help protect your teeth from the destructive forces of bruxism.  It only takes two visits:  The first visit is to take molds of your teeth.  The models of your mouth are then sent to a dental lab where a precision-fit mouthguard is made to fit your teeth.

A mouthguard (also called a nightguard) cost around $400-500.  This is a small price to pay for the amount in dental work it can help you save from having as a result from chipping/wearing away your teeth!

If you find yourself waking up with sore jaws, or you seem to breaking/chipping teeth all the time, if you have constant “tension headaches,” or if all of your teeth are sensitive to cold or just sore all the time, chances are, you are grinding/clenching at night.

Call your dentist or our office today for an appointment!  817-292-5957

After- What a difference after full mouth reconstruction!

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May 27, 2009

Tetracycline Stain and Worn Teeth from Grinding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tetracyline is an antibiotic that was widely prescribed for pregnant women and children from the 1950’s through the late 1970’s.  One of the possible side effects was permanent staining of teeth.  In this case, presence of tetracycline staining and severe wear from teeth grinding led this patient to take action.

First, Teeth whitening was performed for a few weeks.  Then, six upper front teeth were prepared for porcelain veneers and temporaries were placed.  A couple of weeks later, the real porcelain veneers were bonded onto the teeth and the result was spectacular!  A Nightguard was also made for the patient to protect the veneers and teeth at nighttime, when most people tend to grind their teeth.

Porcelain veneers may provide a dramatic esthetic result, but more importantly, they can preserve worn, broken teeth and protect them from further damage.

April 29, 2009

Crowded and Crooked teeth even after braces?

Before Invisalign
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After Just One Year With Invisalign !

After Just One Year With Invisalign !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of us are in the same boat.  Our teeth have moved back to where they were before we had braces.  Teeth start to crowd and become crooked.  The teeth become harder to clean, the gums bleed easier and sometimes it’s hard to get floss between the teeth.  As teeth crowd and lose their side-by-side support, they can even “float” up…making the teeth appear even more uneven.

Or maybe you’ve never had braces but you’ve noticed your teeth becoming more and more crooked.  A bad bite can many times lead to damaging forces on the teeth, causing them to wear down abnormally and soon, teeth begin to chip and break.

What if there were a way to straighten them without metal or wires showing in about a year?  With Invisalign, it’s possible!  Please call us today for a free consultation.  817-292-5957.

Call before the end of May 2009 and receive free teeth whitening with each Invisalign treatment!