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By Progressive Dental Group
November 07, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
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At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving nature: “Mr. Smile.” And Lindor gave fans plenty to smile about when he belted a 2-run homer into the stands while wearing his new jersey!

Lindor has explained that he believes smiling is an important part of connecting with fans and teammates alike: “I’ve never been a fan of the guy that makes a great play and then acts like he’s done it 10,000 times — smile, man! We’ve got to enjoy the game.”

We think Lindor is right: Smiling is a great way to generate good will. And it feels great too… as long as you have a smile that’s healthy, and that looks as good as you want it to. But what if you don’t? Here are some things we can do at the dental office to help you enjoy smiling again:

Routine Professional Cleanings & Exams. This is a great place to start on the road toward a healthy, beautiful smile. Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing at home, you won’t be able to remove all of the disease-causing dental plaque that can hide beneath the gum line, especially if it has hardened into tartar, but we can do it easily in the office. Then, after a thorough dental exam, we can identify any problems that may be affecting your ability to smile freely, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or cosmetic dental issues.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments. If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help. These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns.

Tooth Replacement. Many people hide their smiles because they are embarrassed by a gap from a missing tooth. That’s a shame, because there are several excellent tooth-replacement options in a variety of price ranges. These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants. So don’t let a missing tooth stop you from being Mr. (or Ms.) Smile!

If you’d like more information about oral health or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”

By Progressive Dental Group
December 12, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

One trip to our office could get you a smile that’s truly dazzling.teeth whitening

Whether you drink multiple cups of coffee a day or you used to be a hardcore smoker, there are many day-to-day habits that can affect the color of your teeth. We can all admit that a yellow smile is anything but attractive. Fortunately, our Novi, MI, cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Salah, offers an amazing and fast way to remove these stubborn dental stains and get an instantly whiter smile.

Whether you choose to get in-office whitening treatment or you would prefer to whiten from the comfort of your own home, our Novi dentist can help you out. The teeth whitening you choose really depends on your specific cosmetic goals as well as your finances. If you are willing to spend a bit more money to get a visibly whiter smile in about one hour then our in-office whitening system might be the better choice.

In most cases, in-office teeth whitening can get your smile multiple shades whiter in just one treatment session. Imagine walking into our office and walking out with a more vibrant and radiant smile. The success lies in our high-quality and powerful whitening gel. In order for whitening gel to work you need either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

Of course, the whitening products that you get over-the-counter will contain one of these active ingredients but in a much smaller quantity. Our in-office whitening gel is the strongest you’ll find, and since you have a dental professional to provide you with this treatment you know you’ll have not only an effective but also safe whitening treatment.

Does whitening from home sound more up your alley? If so, then you can also talk to us about your at-home whitening methods. By providing you with custom-made dental trays and an effective whitening gel, you’ll notice results after just a couple weeks of continual use. While you won’t see results as quickly as you would with in-office whitening you’ll save a little money but still achieve a brighter smile.

Isn’t it time you felt proud to show off your smile? Progressive Dental Group in Novi, MI, is ready to help you achieve a brighter smile with professional teeth whitening. Let’s find out if this is the perfect cosmetic treatment to fit your needs.

By Progressive Dental Group
September 28, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Do you have an oddly shaped tooth or a few cracks or chips in your teeth? Even small imperfections in your teeth can be very noticeable. veneersUnfortunately, when your smile isn't bright and beautiful, you may not feel as confident about your appearance as you would like. Our Novi, MI, dentist, Dr. David Salah, explains how veneers can conceal flaws and transform your smile.

Thin porcelain shells cover imperfections

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain created from impressions of your teeth. Each tooth-shaped veneer is no thicker than a fingernail but offers impressive coverage for imperfections. Veneers are applied to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement and provide a long-lasting way to improve the appearance of your smile.

Veneers conceal a range of flaws

Versatile veneers can be used to cover a variety of imperfections that mar the front surfaces of your teeth, including:

  • Changes in Color: Teeth can be discolored due to decay, trauma or use of the antibiotic tetracycline in early childhood. Veneers are available in many shades, which helps ensure that your previously discolored tooth now blend in with your smile perfectly.
  • Minor Imperfections: Small chips in teeth and cracks draw unwanted attention to your smile. Veneers hide these flaws and other imperfections, such as uneven surfaces or pits.
  • Oddly Shaped Teeth: When one or more of your teeth just don't look like they belong in your mouth, veneers can help. They're often used to improve the appearance of crooked, pointed or twisted teeth.
  • Length Issues: Imperfections aren't the only issues that can affect your smile. Whether a tooth is naturally too short or has shortened due to a nighttime grinding habit, veneers offer a simple way to add length to teeth to teeth.
  • Gaps: Small spaces between front teeth or other teeth are easily corrected with veneers.
  • Whitening: Teeth whitening treatments only last a few years and may not lighten your teeth as much as you had hoped. Veneers offer a long-lasting alternative to whitening for Novi residents. They're available in many shades of white and are very resistant to stains from coffee, tea, wine and cola.

Are you ready to upgrade your smile with veneers? Call our Novi, MI, dentist, Dr. Salah, at (248) 349-7560 to schedule an appointment.

By Progressive Dental Group
May 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Discover the many options you have when it comes to improving your smile in Novi.dental procedures

Have you decided that the best way to makeover your appearance is by turning to cosmetic dentistry? Do you think you could benefit from a smile that is straighter, brighter and more aligned? If so, then our Novi, MI, dentist, Dr. David Salah, has you covered with these popular options:

Invisalign

Does the idea of wearing braces stress you out? Do you hate the idea of standing up in front of your colleagues or students at school with a mouth full of metal? Of course, you can still get that straighter smile without the need for metal braces at all. That’s right, this custom-built system of nearly invisible aligners will fit over your upper or lower teeth to provide the necessary force to change the alignment of your teeth. For teens and adults who want to get a straighter smile, Invisalign might just be the option for you.

Teeth Whitening

Having a vibrant smile can really do wonders for your appearance and your self-esteem. If you quickly want to get a whiter smile that is drastically more radiant, then our Novi cosmetic dentist has the answer. This in-office whitening system offers the strongest bleaching gel you can get. This gel, when left on teeth for up to 15 minutes at a time, can blast away stains and leave your smile several shades whiter in just one session.

Porcelain Veneers

If some of your cosmetic imperfections are too challenging for more simple procedures like dental bonding and reshaping, not to worry. Veneers can offer you the results that you want. Just by applying these thin tooth-colored shells to the front of your teeth, we can alter the color, shape or length of your teeth to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Each veneer is personalized to fit your teeth so you’ll get a natural-looking smile that people will think is yours.

Do you have questions about the treatments above? Want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for a specific treatment? Then call Progressive Dental Group in Novi, MI, today to learn more!