August 10, 2015
That’s it! You’ve decided that you’re not going to look in the mirror again and see those discolored and stained teeth mocking you. You’re going to have your teeth whitened. Great idea! However, there is one more decision to make: which convenient and effective teeth whitening system are you going to choose? Dr. Chitra P. Naik offers both in-office teeth whitening and at-home whitening, so patients in Flint, MI, are able to take advantage of this popular cosmetic dentistry treatment.
July 22, 2015
A dentist can only do so much when it comes to maintaining your dental health. At the end of the day, you’re the one who is responsible for keeping your mouth clean and healthy. Keeping periodontal disease at bay is very important, and maintaining good dental habits will go a long way in fighting off signs of periodontal disease. Flint dentist, Dr. Chitra Naik, is a lot more than just a dentist; she’s an educator for good dental health and how to obtain the cleanest and most healthy mouth possible. Our dental office in Flint, MI cares about how your smile looks and feels. Here are some tips on how to keep your smile as bright and beautiful as it can possibly be.
Dental Health At Home
It all starts at home. Don’t believe us? Richard H. Price, DMD, spokesperson for the American Dental Association and a former clinical instructor at the Boston University Henry H. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (a.k.a. this guy knows what he’s talking about), says regular home care should include daily brushing and flossing. His advice? “Brush thoroughly, at least twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening before going to bed. Be sure to floss at least once a day. I do it after every meal when I can.” Practicing good dental hygiene isn’t rocket science; it’s really easy.
Here are some basic principles to follow:
- Spend at least three minutes brushing your teeth twice a day. To ensure you’re spending enough time on your oral care routine, try using a timer.
- Use floss at least once a day every day to clean between your teeth. Food particles love setting up camp in between your teeth, and bacteria can run roughshod over your teeth.
- Buy ADA-approved dental cleaning tools and toothpaste.
Poor Oral Health Consequences
Think of your body like a machine; every part is important. If one fails, the system as a whole will suffer. Your mouth is the same way and affects more of your overall health than you’d think. Not practicing good dental hygiene can drastically affect your oral health, but your wellbeing is put at risk as well.
Possible risks include:
- Heart disease/stroke
- Respiratory problems
- Premature birth
We’re not here to scare you, we just want you to realize how important maintaining good oral health is for your overall health. Practicing good dental habits will work out in the long run.
Schedule Your Appointment with Your Dentist in 48532
Our Flint dental office would be honored to serve you for all your dental needs. Keeping infection and bacteria at bay is what we do best, and we can help you, too. Schedule an appointment – we serve everyone in Flint, MI as well as Burton, Flushing, Mt Morris, Swartz Creek, Goodrich and beyond.
June 17, 2015
No matter what you look like, there’s probably something about yourself you wish was different. Longer legs, straighter hair, greener eyes. If the thing you want to change is your smile, maybe it’s time you did. Thanks to innovations in cosmetic dentistry, a brilliant smile isn’t just for movie stars. Whatever your dental esthetic needs, Dr. Chitra Naik will work to give you the smile you want. Chipped, cracked, stained or missing teeth, at our convenient Flint, MI office, we can put a celebrity smile on your face. Call to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today.
Why Dr. Naik
Dr. Naik has 20 years of experience serving the Flint, MI community. With years of dental experience and training, Dr. Naik offers all of the services available at larger dental practices in a warm, welcoming setting. We get to know each of our patients personally so we can support their oral health goals and provide them superior care. At your two annual checkups, Dr. Naik takes the time to ensure you are getting the most out of your dental health care. Screenings for bruxism, gum disease, TMJ, and oral cancer ensure your continued whole mouth health. Our office believes that all dentistry is cosmetic. Your smile is the first thing many people see, and it should be beautiful. Our preventive and restorative dentistry services will correct not just dental function, but also dental esthetics.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
In order to offer her patients the highest level of dental care, Dr. Naik provides a full range of cosmetic dentistry services to beautify your smile. When we feel good about ourselves, our health improves. There is scientific research that shows self-confident people have more energy, take fewer sick days from work or school, and are at a reduced risk for high blood pressure, cholesterol and stroke. It’s important that you feel good about yourself from the inside out, but it never hurts to start with a smile. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie or other such circular tales, you know that actions can have a ripple effect. Maybe if you’re happy with your smile, you’ll smile more. If you smile more, maybe you’ll be happier. If you’re happier, maybe you’ll feel better about yourself, and so on and son on. If you want to achieve a brilliant smile despite any cracked, chipped, crooked or missing teeth, we have cosmetic dentistry options to put a smile on your face, and maybe make you smile more which might make you happier.
Our cosmetic dentistry services include:
Teeth Whitening – We offer both in office and at home options for your convenience.
Porcelain Veneers – A minimally invasive option to restore your smile without extensive restoration.
Bonding and Shaping – The perfect choice if you want to cover minor cracks or discoloration in your smile.
During a cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Naik will examine your teeth, and desk what your cosmetic goals are. You will work with her one on one to develop a smile makeover plan that fits your schedule and budget and leaves you with a beautiful smile.
For More Information
If you want to find out more about our excellent cosmetic dentistry services, or any of dental health care treatments we offer, call to schedule an appointment today. You don’t have to live with a smile you don’t love. Let Dr. Naik give you a smile you’ll love for life. Our Flint, MI office welcomes patients from surrounding areas including Grand Blanc, Burton, Mount Morris, Clio, and Swartz Creek.
April 15, 2015
If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then it’s doubly true for a beautiful smile. It’s the first thing that people notice about you, and it’s often the feature that leaves the most memorable impression. If your teeth are marred by aesthetic imperfections, however, you may feel less inclined to share your smile with those around you. At the Flint, MI dental office of Dr. Chitra P. Naik, you’ll find an all-encompassing range of cosmetic dentistry solutions, each designed with your most radiant smile in mind.
The Confident, Beautiful Smile You Deserve
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry solutions is professional teeth whitening. While it’s easy enough to find generic whitening kits at your local pharmacy or grocery store, these over-the-counter products lack the whitening power needed to eliminate persistent stains. Most tooth discoloration is caused by dark foods and beverages, though other sources of stains include tobacco and certain medications. With both in-office and take-home teeth whitening, Dr. Naik can help you erase years from your smile in a way that fits your lifestyle.
For problems like chips, cracks, gaps, and uneven spacing, Dr. Naik may recommend porcelain veneers. These ultra-thin, stain-resistant layers of dental porcelain are meticulously crafted to look and feel just like your natural teeth. They are carefully placed over your existing teeth in order to mask a variety of cosmetic concerns all at once. The porcelain veneers process typically takes only two to three visits to our office, so you can begin enjoying your luminous new smile faster than ever.
Because dark amalgam fillings can detract from anyone’s smile, Dr. Naik is happy to offer posterior and anterior tooth-colored fillings as an alternative. These composite resin restorations are carefully shaded to perfectly match the color of your tooth enamel, promoting a completely natural appearance.
If a gap between two of your teeth (typically the two upper teeth) causes you embarrassment, we can help with a treatment solution known as diastema closure. This cosmetic bonding procedure can completely transform your smile, making you look more sophisticated and professional in just one visit to our office.
Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Whether you are seeking a brighter smile with teeth whitening or you’re interested in transforming the appearance of your teeth with veneers, Dr. Naik is your trusted source for cosmetic dentistry solutions in Flint, MI and the surrounding areas. Contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your consultation with our team. We sincerely look forward to realizing your dream of a gorgeous smile and the confidence that comes with it. We happily welcome patients from throughout Flint, MI and the surrounding areas, including Grand Blanc, Burton, Mount Morris, Clio, Swartz Creek, and beyond.
March 15, 2015
For the majority of men and women who wear dentures, dietary restrictions negatively impact daily life. Biting into a fresh, crisp apple has become a thing of the past, and a buttery ear of corn on the cob is nigh impossible to manage. Even your favorite cut of juicy steak is too tough to chew with traditional dentures, leaving you feeling limited and unsatisfied with the available options. Fortunately, Dr. Chitra Naik offers implant-retained dentures at her Flint, MI dental office.
Why Choose Implant-Retained Dentures?
Dental implants are the most sophisticated and versatile restorative dentistry solution available today. These tiny, titanium posts are secured within the bone of your jaw, replacing the roots of the teeth you have lost due to decay, damage, or disease. The posts serve as sturdy anchors for your implant-retained dentures, custom prosthetics that are designed just for you for a perfect fit and a natural look.
With implant-retained dentures, you can feel confident in the appearance of your smile as well as your ability to speak, laugh, and eat whatever you like. There’s no more fear of slipping dentures or the worry that food will become lodged between your restoration and your gums. You’ll love the freedom you feel with implant-retained dentures, and your body will thank you for the wider variety of nutritious foods that you are now able to enjoy.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you currently wear dentures and you’d like to learn more about the possibilities afforded by implant-retained dentures, please don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule your visit with Dr. Naik and her caring, experienced team. We genuinely look forward to helping you achieve a better quality of life and a more varied diet with our state-of-the-art restorative dentistry services. Our cutting-edge dental practice in Flint, MI warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Fenton, Flushing, Davison, Ortonville, and beyond.