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By Countryside Dental
April 06, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

Whether your smile needs a little tweak or a major overhaul, a trip to see a cosmetic dentist at Countryside Dental in Chatham is a great way to get the beautiful smile you've always wanted. First, however, you'll need to figure out which procedure is just right for Bracesyou. Here are several very common options.

Teeth Whitening

Are your teeth dingy or discolored? If so, professional teeth whitening may be just right for you. The cosmetic dentists at Countryside Dental in Chatham have just the tools and materials you need to achieve a brilliant white smile you'll be proud to show off for years.

Dental Bonding

Do your teeth have a small chip or gap, or are they an awkward shape or size? If so, dental bonding is one excellent option. With dental bonding, a cosmetic dentist uses a small piece of tooth-colored resin to fill in any unwanted gaps or spaces for a perfectly shaped smile.

Dental Shaping

Are your teeth slightly too large or awkwardly shaped? If so, dental shaping is one excellent choice. With dental shaping, your cosmetic dentist at Countryside Dental in Chatham will carefully grind down your teeth in precise locations to give you just the right tooth size and shape for a beautiful smile.

Dental Veneers

Are your teeth discolored, crooked, gapping or misshapen? Veneers can fix all of these problems and more. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth giving your teeth the shape, color and size that you desire.


If your teeth are severely crooked or misaligned, braces are just what you need. Whether you choose traditional metal braces or a newer procedure like Invisalign, braces will bring your teeth into proper alignment once again.

Dental Implants

Are your teeth badly damaged or missing altogether? If, so your beautiful smile isn't gone for good. Dental implants replace your teeth with new, natural looking teeth in order to give you the Hollywood-ready smile you never thought possible.

Why settle for a smile that is damaged or embarrassing when you could visit a cosmetic dentist at Countryside Dental in Chatham and receive a beautiful smile today? Whether you need a simple bonding or an entire set of dental implants, give us a call today! You'll be glad you did.

By Countryside Dental
May 23, 2014
Category: Oral Health

Vanna White has been a household name for the last 27+ years and is best known as the first female co-host of the game show, Wheel of Fortune. She radiates a warm, friendly, down-home appeal and says when describing herself, “what you see is what you get!” While this is quite true, there is so much more to her. She has received a star on the famous Hollywood Walk Of Fame, has starred in an NBC movie and written a book. She is even featured in The Guinness Book of World Records as TV's most frequent clapper, and most recently started her own line of yarn called Vanna's Choice with half of the proceeds going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. And while any one of these accolades could serve as the highlight of a lifetime for most, for Vanna they fall slightly short. Her favorite job is being mother to her son, Nicholas, and daughter, Giovanna.

The following are excerpts taken from an exclusive interview in Dear Doctor magazine, the premier oral healthcare resource for patients and consumers.

What is the secret to her dazzling smile?
Vanna's oral healthcare routine is the same today as it has been since her childhood — and one everyone can follow. She brushes her teeth at least twice a day (morning and at bedtime) and flosses her teeth daily. She also has strong feelings about flossing. “I think that flossing is the most important thing. I believe that dental floss helps a lot as it keeps your gums strong and looking younger.”

What about bleaching, has she done it?
Absolutely! Vanna bleaches her teeth once or twice a year to help retain her naturally white teeth and to offset any discoloration from coffee and an occasional glass of red wine. “I have done over-the-counter and professional bleaching, but I do like the trays my dentist made because they fit perfectly.” She also states, “Anything you can do professionally is probably better because I would assume that a dentist's ingredients are stronger than over-the-counter products.”

Has she had any cosmetic dentistry?
When it comes to answering a question about cosmetic dentistry, Vanna is just as open and honest as she is about everything else — a trait for which she is known. “I had a bridge put in probably 30 years ago, where I had a tooth pulled and there was a space. And I did have a little tiny chip on one of my front teeth years ago that my dentist fixed. But that is it. Again, I feel very fortunate to have good teeth. The braces [from her childhood] straightened them out and there has been no need for any cosmetics since then.”

Does she do anything to protect her teeth?
While she admits to occasionally forgetting to use her nightguard, a protective mouthguard worn during sleep, she firmly believes in their need. “I do sleep in a nightguard because I grind my teeth. I have a filling in the back that probably has been filled five times from grinding.” She added, “Both of my children do have mouthguards that they wear for their sports.”

Want a smile like Vanna's?
Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to discuss your questions about bleaching, cosmetic dentistry or mouthguards. You can also learn more about Vanna by reading the entire interview in the Dear Doctor article, “Vanna White — The Smile Defining America's Favorite Game Show — Wheel Of Fortune.”