Well…don’t open up and say “ahhhh” if you haven’t been to the dentist recently. Do us all a favor and keep your mouth closed and make an appointment STAT with Timothy Chase, DMD. I’m calling him this week to make an appointment to have a veneer replaced (so I can bring my chompers back up to par).
According to Dr. Timothy Chase, a healthy smile, white teeth and healthy gums can take 10 years off your appearance. Ladies, hold off on the botox and give a little attention, first, to your smile!
Dr. Chase offers his recommendations for ways in which you can brighten your smile and enhance appearance:
Whitening: Having a healthy and white smile is a significant confidence booster and a great indication of health and wellness. Having white teeth can be achieved by home whitening kits – but a trip to your dentist guarantees you a faster better result. And there is good news for those who have previously been discouraged from whitening because of having sensitive teeth that were painful to whiten. There are currently advances in whitening formulas available at you dentist to reduce discomfort and sensitivity in whitening.
Straight teeth: Invisalign remains a key and unobtrusive way for adults to attain straight teeth and a brilliant smile. There is hope for those who have had such misaligned teeth that they weren’t formerly candidates for the Invisalign process. There are now a new series of aligners that have been created to correct even severely rotated teeth. Invisalign can be used on even more complex cases now.
Veneers: Veneers are a great way to create a healthy and youthful smile. In the past people worried about the amount of tooth that needed to be removed to fit the veneers, but today’s better porcelain and Dr Chase’s 3-D model technology allows for less tooth reduction and better lifelike looking porcelain that lasts longer.
“Brightening your appearance by creating a healthy smile is not as daunting a task as people think,” says Chase – but above all, he advocates for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. “My first priority is to give full consideration to a patient’s existing teeth and gums, emphasizing the importance of good oral care,” he added.
More About Dr. Timothy Chase
Dr. Chase attended the State University of Albany where he studied biology. Continuing his education at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, he earned a DMD degree in 1993. He went on to complete a general practice residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital / Westchester County Veterans Administration Hospital in 1994.
Dr. Chase served as a clinical instructor at the New York University Dental School. He stays abreast of the latest techniques and materials being utilized in his specialties by attending advanced education seminars at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study and is a member of the faculty study group at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. In addition, he attends local dental study groups including those conducted at a New York chapter of the Seattle Study Club. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
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