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    Your smile is unique. So, when it comes time to improve the structure or appearance of your smile, you want to make sure that you choose treatments that meet your specific needs.

    Our Cheney dentists work hard to help our patients evaluate their treatment options. When we walk our patients through their dental options, we keep a number of important factors in mind:

    The Timeline

    As you would imagine, different treatments simply take different amounts of time to complete. Dental bonding, for example, is completed—from start to finish—in just one day. Dental veneers, on the other hand, generally require two to three appointments to achieve full results. Since many people are trying to achieve results in time for special events, it’s very important that you let your dentist know what your ideal timeline is.


    Another unavoidable consideration is the patient’s budget. Again, there are treatments available to work with a wide number of budgets. Our team will help you evaluate the pros and cons of various treatments, including price.

    Structural Considerations

    It is not enough to simply achieve an aesthetic result or to correct an oral health issue, our team has to do it in such a way that honors the existing structure of the patient’s smile. With any treatments that we complete, our dentists ensure that the patient’s bite surfaces are even so that the smile functions optimally, and the patient does not develop any additional TMJ or dental wear issues.

    Every dental case is different; it’s our job to determine how and why. Once our Cheney dentists get to know you, and we understand your unique situation, we will help you build a treatment plan that takes your smile to the next level. The best way to get started is to give our office a call, or submit a question for our team through our Contact Us page!


    Every day you take the time to clean and care for your smile, but are you getting the most out of your daily routine? Our Cheney dentists are here to help you optimize your daily oral hygiene routine. We have seen firsthand how powerful a few simple tweaks can be.

    When it comes to brushing, you first want to make sure that you’re using the right tools. Most patients will do well to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, as these bristles effectively clean teeth without risking inadvertent enamel erosion and oral tissue damage. Your dentist will let you know if you should use a different type of toothbrush.

    To perfect your brushing technique, you want to make sure that you’re brushing for at least two minutes every time. You can even set a timer or listen to a two-minute long song to help you keep track. It’s also important to apply very little pressure as you brush; the goal is to clean your smile with sustained, gentle brushing motions.

    Flossing is an often-overlooked component of a well-designed at-home oral hygiene routine. The best time to floss is when you clean your smile at night, right before you brush your teeth. This allows you to dislodge dental debris and bacteria, and then promptly brush and rinse it away. You also want to make sure that you are using a clean portion of your length of floss as you move from tooth to tooth. Failing to do so could cause you to compound plaque as you go.

    There are a number of variants of floss available on the market today. When choosing a type of floss, you simply want to make sure that the floss is an appropriate width; you should be able to move it up and down fully between all of your teeth. Using a floss that is too thick will decrease the efficacy.

    As always, our Cheney dentists are here to give you personalized recommendations; feel free to give us a call to schedule a consultation with our team. Take the time to perfect your at-home dental routine now, and your smile will thank you down the road!


    Improving your dental alignment can make a big difference to both the appearance and the health of your smile. Our Cheney dentists are here to give you some more information about the situations in which orthodontic treatment can be useful. As you’ll see, orthodontic treatment has a number of applications in the world of dentistry.

    Most patients think of orthodontic treatment as a solution to aesthetic issues. You can…

    • Close gaps between teeth to create a more seamless smile
    • Straighten crooked and crowded teeth
    • Widen the smile so that it looks better proportioned

    Achieving these aesthetic results can help you feel confident about your smile, and more outgoing in social situations. We’ve seen first-hand how powerful cosmetic dentistry results can be.

    Orthodontic treatment can also help to improve the function of your smile. People who suffer from bite problems, for example—like crossbites, overbites, and underbites—are at an increased risk of developing uneven dental wear and tear as well as unexpected dental damage. Orthodontic treatment can fix these bite issues, so that the patient’s top and bottom teeth come together comfortably and naturally. This will also minimize your risk of developing TMJ issues in the future.

    When you come in for a consultation with our Cheney dentists, we’ll be able to evaluate your smile, and give you a better idea of whether or not orthodontic treatment is right for you. We’ll take into account the existing state of your smile as well as your long-term dental goals. Every orthodontic treatment plan is personalized to suit the patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals.

    Get started by contacting our dentists by phone or by submitting an inquiry using the Contact Us page on our website. We’re happy to give you all of the information you need to move forward with aesthetic treatment.