Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Do you hate your CPAP, we have an alternative!

Do you dislike your CPAP device?  Or are you sick and tired of your loved ones snoring keeping you up at night?  Your full night's rest is closer than you could have imagined, Glacier Dental now offers an oral appliance for sleep apnea and snoring sufferers!

How does the sleep apnea appliance work?

These custom oral mouthpieces, often referred to as, sleep apnea mouth guards, are most effective in Sleep Apnea patients who have mild or moderate sleep apnea. 

The sleep apnea oral appliance works by moving the jaw forward. This increases the size of the upper airway reducing the air resistance that leads to sleep apnea and snoring.

These oral appliances for sleep apnea are often used as a substitute for CPAP or sleep apnea oral surgery. By reducing airway turbulence the appliance also stops snoring therefore making it an anti snoring device as well.

If you have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and dislike your CPAP machine, give Glacier Dental a call to reserve a time, with our expert Dr. Heather Carpenter,  to discuss how you can finally get your sleep back! 

sleep apnea oral appliance dental device
sleep apnea oral appliance dental device

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Get a smile redo with veneers!

Ever wonder how so many  famous people seem to have the perfect smile? They're changing them, and you can too with veneers! 
A veneer is a thin porcelain or composite resin material that covers your natural tooth. Think of it  like the thin layer on a piece of furniture that gives it the look of natural wood. . It can mask discolorations, brighten teeth, and generally improve your smile.

Brighten Your Teeth

Over time, teeth become darker internally and wear down externally, making them appear even darker.
Many things may cause discoloration:
  • Smoking, coffee, tea, red wine, certain antibiotics

A Better Looking Smile

Veneers are used to change a tooth’s color, size, or shape. They are able to mask teeth that may be  stained or chipped. Veneers can also be used to fill in an unwanted gap between the two front teeth. 
According to a consumer study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a new smile can make you appear more attractive, more successful, and even more intelligent. The AACD survey found that the first things people notice about someone’s smile include:
  • Straightness, whiteness or color of teeth, sincerity of smile, if teeth are missing, and the sparkle of the smile.
Here's What to Expect
Whether having a veneer applied to a single tooth or a series of teeth the process may take up to three appointments. The first would be the consultation to discuss the treatment plan, preparing the tooth and bonding.

To prep the tooth the dentist will buff and reshape it to allow for the covering to fit correctly. This step may require you to be numb. Once the tooth is prepped a mold of the tooth is sent to the lab where your custom veneers is made just for you. The veneer is then bonded to the tooth with an adhesive material and a light beam used to harden the material. With the proper care such as regular brushing and flossing, avoiding foods and beverages that may discolor your smile the veneer should last for years to come. The replacement of veneers differs for each individual and your dentist will make that recommendation when the time is right. 

If you are ready for a smile redo, think veneers! Call the cosmetic experts at  Glacier Dental to get the smile of your dreams. 920.235.3251

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Relax and forget you were ever here!

If you are afraid of the dentist you are not alone, over 40 million people avoid the dentist because of their dental anxiety. Glacier Dental takes your concerns very seriously and wants to help you vanish your dental anxiety

It's time to get the smile of your dreams with sedation dentistry. By listening to your concerns and using the techniques of sedation dentistry our experts will ease your apprehension and make the entire experience pain free. 

If you're afraid of needles, there's good news: One of the most popular methods for delivering sedatives is by mouth. Oral sedation gives us a choice of medications that can be used in various situations. Inhalation conscious sedation — the delivery of nitrous oxide through a mask that fits over the nose — is another method that's needle-free, and provides a mild sense of euphoria during treatment, with no “hangover” effect afterward.

"I came in after not visiting the dentist for about 8 years. I was extremely nervous. I wasn't sure what to expect. I was very happy to find out how nice, helpful, and very informative everyone was. It made my experience so much better. I am very glad I came in to this dentist! Thank you all so much!" 
-Katelyn of Oshkosh

Call now to reserve a time to discuss your sedation options with one of our experts, 920.235.3251!