September 30, 2017
At every stage of life and dental development, your smile needs specialized care. That includes pregnancy. Shifting hormones and sharing nutrients with your growing child can lead to a number of oral health concerns. That means expectant mothers need to be even more diligent about maintaining their preventive dentistry routines. If you’re pregnant, review this list of common oral health concerns you may experience and their warnings to prepare yourself to maintain a healthy smile throughout your pregnancy.
January 8, 2016
This will likely come as no surprise, but teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry service available. Even those patients who maintain the strictest oral hygiene routines notice staining and discoloration over time because the foods and drinks we consume every day are the main contributor to dental staining. While brushing, flossing, and twice a year professional cleanings go a long way to keeping teeth pearly white, patients who are interested in brightening their smiles may wish to consider professional teeth whitening. Our team offers custom teeth whitening plans to whiten smiles up to ten shades.
November 13, 2015
The phrase, “you are what you eat,” or more correctly, “dis-moi ce que tu mange, je te dirai ce que tu es,” was coined in 1826 by Frenchmen, Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. The physician’s words have been used for more than a century to point to the biological imperative that oral and overall health are dictated in large part by nutrients absorbed from the food we eat. When it comes to oral health, food not only provides the nutrients necessary to maintain health, they can also be a delivery system for acids and sugars that damage teeth. Maintaining a balanced diet may be the difference between a lifetime of naturally beautiful smiles, and one filled with dental damage. Preventive dentistry appointments and at-home visits may not be enough to keep teeth healthy for patients who consume a high sugar or acidic diet.
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.