How can cosmetic dentistry enhance my smile?

Cosmetic dentistry may be a great choice if you are interested in improving your smile’s appearance. Dr. Clint Guttman and Dr. Marcus Peterson are pleased to offer several high-quality cosmetic services to enhance your smile by correcting imperfections such as discolored or stained teeth, worn teeth, slightly crooked teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, gapped teeth, or misshapen teeth.

What are the signs of gum disease?

Gum disease (periodontal disease), which is a degenerative condition that affects the soft tissues of the mouth, can cause a number of oral health problems. The following are common signs of gum disease:

  • Gums that appear redder than usual
  • A change in the spacing between teeth or in how the teeth fit together
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Tender, swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Pus around the teeth and gums
  • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Receding gums, making your teeth look longer than usual

If you have noticed any of these symptoms, please contact us at Smiles Dental to schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist.

Is it normal for my gums to bleed when I brush my teeth?

No, healthy gums do not typically bleed when you brush your teeth. If your gums bleed easily, you may suffer from gum disease. We encourage you to contact our office to learn more and to set up your next visit with Dr. Clint Guttman and Dr. Marcus Peterson, and our team.

How can I improve teeth that are darkened or discolored?

We understand that discolored, yellowed teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile’s appearance. Our dentist in Klamath Falls, Oregon, is happy to offer professional teeth whitening to brighten your smile once again. This is a great option for quickly and effectively achieving a more radiant smile.

How often should I visit the dentist?

We generally recommend that you visit our office at least twice every year for a routine dental checkup. Depending on your individual dental needs, we may recommend more frequent appointments to make certain that your smile stays in good health.

Do I still need to go to the dentist if my teeth look fine and do not hurt?

Yes, it is still important to visit Smiles Dental on a regular basis for routine checkups. Many dental problems do not cause pain or other noticeable symptoms until they have advanced to a serious stage that requires more extensive treatment. Visiting our office at least twice every year enables us to check for dental problems and diseases that you may not have noticed. Your routine visits will also include a professional teeth cleaning, which helps to prevent conditions like gum disease and tooth decay.

How can I prevent bad breath?

Preventing bad breath is typically a matter of determining the cause of the problem and then addressing that issue. Avoiding certain foods, such as garlic and onions, can help to keep your breath fresh. It is also important to practice good oral hygiene, which should include brushing your teeth at least twice each day and flossing at least once each day. Untreated dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay can cause bad breath, so be certain to visit our office at least twice each year for a routine dental checkup; this enables us to provide you with any treatments you need to keep your smile healthy. In addition, certain medical problems can contribute to bad breath. If you suffer from any of these medical conditions, which include diabetes, kidney and liver problems, chronic sinus infections, or dry mouth, we generally recommend seeing your physician or other medical professional for the treatment you need. Once the medical condition is treated, your breath should also improve.

To learn more about dental care and how we can help you take care of your smile, we invite you to contact us soon at Smiles Dental!