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Tips For a Whiter Smile

May 31, 2017

Filed under: Teeth Whitening,Veneers and Bonding — lrfamily @ 10:00 am

When you look your best, you feel your best, and that all starts with a vibrant smile! Many people feel insecure about their teeth yellowing, especially as they grow older. The friendly associates at Little Rock Family Dental have compiled a list of tips to help you naturally maintain a whiter smile. If you would like a more significant solution to your yellowing problems, contact us for teeth whitening services!

Tips to Maintain a Whiter Smile

Limit (or try to avoid entirely) these foods and drinks that yellow your teeth:

  • Cigarettes
  • Coffee
  • Other dark-pigmented food and drinks like wine, tea, and certain berries
  • Processed food
  • Drinks high in acid like soda and energy drinks
  • Citrusy food like lemons


Dental Veneers or Bonding: What is Right for Me?

November 29, 2016

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Veneers and Bonding — lrfamily @ 2:13 pm

The appearance of your smile affects everything in your life, from your relationships to your career. Perceptions matter, and having straight teeth and a great smile is a big part of that. There are many options for fixing your teeth that fall under the realm of cosmetic dentistry. Two of the options – dental veneers and dental bonding – are procedures that fix broken or chipped teeth and offer a great aesthetic solution to your smile.

What are Dental Veneers?

A dental veneer attaches to the front of your teeth and is made of a customized porcelain material that matches the color of the surrounding teeth. Unlike painful dental procedures that can improve the appearance of teeth, a veneer is like a “cap” or a semi-translucent shell over the tooth that adjusts the shape and color of the tooth.

Veneers fix many common aesthetic problems in teeth such as:

  • Spaces between teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Teeth that have become stained or discolored
  • Misshapen or crooked teeth


What is Dental Bonding and How do I Know if I Need it?

May 19, 2015

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Oral Hygiene,Veneers and Bonding — lrfamily @ 10:10 am

You’ve probably heard of the term “dental bonding” before; it’s used to fix a myriad of different dental issues. In a lot of cases it’s used cosmetically to repair the aesthetic of a tooth (or teeth). In those instances a dentist will use what is called “tooth colored composite resin.” In other cases though, dental bonding serves as a function, protecting a tooth from further decay, sensitivity or to replace enamel. Even the simplest of things that you routinely go to the dentist for are fixed up through dental bonding or dental filling; like cavities. But that is not the only example of it. Before we get into listing the reasons for the procedure, let’s just explain what it is and how it’s done.

If you’re experiencing sensitivity or pain in your back teeth (ones that aren’t visible), your dentist will use what is called a “filling;” you’ve heard this associated with cavities. If the tooth in question is in the front of your mouth and is seen, then they will perform a “bonding” technique. (more…)