One Dentist for the Entire Family
We know you're busy, and family dentistry provides the convenience of a one stop dental experience for the whole family. You don't have to take your children to a different dentist than yourself or your parents. Regular dental visits are important to your families oral health, why complicate the situation by having to go at different appointments at different dental offices?
Some families are to busy during the week to get to a dental appointment, that's why Celebrity Smiles is also Open Saturdays for your convenience. We want your experience to be as uncomplicated as possible.
Treatment for All Ages
While some dental offices will only provide dental services for only certain age groups, Celebrity Smiles offers a variety treatment options to patients of all ages. These treatments include preventative care, restorative work, and even cosmetic dentistry.
Strong doctor / patient relationships are import for children to develop, making all of their future regularly scheduled appointments a rich and rewarding experience. There is also the added benefit of a child's dentist knowing their full dental history as they grow through the different stages of oral health.
Tips for Choosing a Family Dentist
There are many family dentist available right here in El Paso, TX and finding the right one can be a process. One of the most important qualities to look for would be a highly trained doctor that has made continued education a priority. Also, a dentist and staff with a wide variety of experience with different dental procedures in a warm and friendly environment.
Another crucial criteria would be checking out the reviews to see what patients are saying about them. Celebrity Smiles has over 800 reviews and an almost perfect rating of 4.9. Check out our reviews here!
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1. Your Teeth & Tongue are Unique
Your teeth & tongue are truly unique. Each person's set of teeth are as different as fingerprints. Same goes for a persons tongue, no two people have the same tongue print. Apparently everyone really is a special snowflake!
2. Your Teeth are Very Hard
Your teeth are very hard, in fact teeth are the hardest substance in the human body. Tooth enamel is composed of hydroxyapatite, a mineral form of calcium phosphate. Reportedly teeth are even stronger than steel, only more brittle. So try not to use them as a tool to open bottles or pry packages open to avoid unnecessary breaks or chips.
3. You Can Save a Knocked Out Tooth
Did you know that a knocked out tooth will start to die after only 15 minutes. You can save a knocked out tooth however by putting it in a glass of milk and promptly rushing over to your dentist. You can also put the tooth back into the socket, bite down gently on a paper towel, and then rush over to our dental office here at 7878 Gateway East Blvd. Suite 101 in El Paso, TX.
4. Left or Right Handed?
Somehow, whether you're right handed or left handed corresponds directly to how you chew. So, if you're right handed you chew on the left side of your teeth and if you're left handed you will chew on the left side of your teeth. Just remember to switch it up to avoid any jaw joint problems such as TMJ.
5. Flossing Counts
Flossing daily has been found to increase life expectancy up to 6 years. Not flossing allows for plaque and tartar build up which destroys oral health. Periodontal disease has been know to be associated with heart disease, HPV infections, mouth cancer, diabetes and kidney failure. So make sure to floss daily if you want to live past 100.
Ask Us About Dentistry in El Paso, TX
Here at Celebrity Smiles our staff is friendly, professional, and informative. Our goal is to have you be completely informed about your oral health. So ask us anything, really. Treatment, procedures, insurance, financial options: anything you can think of regarding dentistry and we'll do our best to answer it.
Give us a call today at 915.595.3333, or schedule an appointment by visiting our Contact page. We can't wait to see your smile!
Celebrity Smiles is proud to welcome our newest member of the team, Rick Yruegas the hygienist! Rick has a huge patient fan base in El Paso for the 13 years he has been an outstanding hygienist and comes highly recommended from many people in the area.
Born and raised in El Paso, TX, Rick finished schooling to be a Dental Hygienist at Amarillo College. He's a veteran with 8 years in US Marine Core and 2 years in the US Navy, as well as 10 years as a law enforcement agent with the El Paso Sheriff's Office. Rick's hobbies include cooking, grilling, equestrian sports, and raising kids! He's also devoted to his faith and involved with his church.
Rick has been a fixture in the El Paso dental scene since 2006 and has accumulated a lot of faithful patients in his time as a dental hygienist. His work is top quality, and has a very positive and professional demeanor. Come in and find out why Rick is the best Hygienist in El Paso!
Schedule an exam and dental cleaning today with Rick the Hygienist by calling us at 915.595.3333, or visiting our Contact page to send us a message. We can answer any questions you have about dental procedures and treatments. We can't wait to see you smile bright!
Children & Teens
The American Association of Orthodontists suggest that children see an orthodontist by the time they are 7 years of age. That is when the first permanent teeth typically start to grow in. Early orthodontic intervention can ensure that the teeth come in straight from the beginning.
For teens, early orthodontics treatment provides confidence, less tooth decay, and an improved ability to eat and speak. Being able to smile freely without embarrassment can also improve early emotional development for children and teens.
When it comes to orthodontics, you're never to old to recieve treatment. While most of our orthodontic patients are teens, 1-in-5 are over the age of 21. The average adult will need orthodontics treatment for a total of 1 to 3 years.
Crowded or misaligned teeth can cause tooth decay and gum disease along with other health problems that come with not being able to eat comfortably. If you are an adult or senior, alignment of your teeth can greatly improve your oral and overall physical health.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Here at Celebrity Smiles we use Invisalign® for orthodontic treatment. Invisalign® is the clear alternative to unsightly and uncomfortable metal braces. Invisalign® allows you to remove the alignments trays to eat, brush and floss. Along with not limiting the types of foods you can consume, Invisalign® also reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Proper alignment of your teeth prevents large build ups of plaque and tartar.
Ask Us About Orthodontics & Invisalign®
Ask us anything about orthodontics, Invisalign®, insurance coverage, or financial options available to our patients in El Paso, TX. We would love to here from you. Call us today at 915.595.3333, or visit our Contact page to schedule an appointment. Start receiving the benefits of orthodontics and Invisalign® today, you'll be glad you did!
Dental Emergency on the Weekend?
Celebrity Smiles knows that dental emergencies don't work themselves around your busy schedules. That's why we are open Saturdays and accepting emergency dental visits. If we are unable to schedule you in on the same day, we can schedule your visit for the next day or refer you to a dental office that will see you immediately.
Most dental offices aren't open on the weekends, and it can be difficult to schedule an appointment during the week if you are working. Time is money, and Celebrity Smiles won't waist your time waiting in a dental office waiting room in pain. You need to see a dentist immediately, and we will accommodate you and your family as best as we can while you are in our care. If you are in a life threatening emergency situation, please call 911.
Dentist located in East El Paso
Celebrity Smiles is conveniently located off of I-10 at 7878 Gateway Blvd E, El Paso, TX 79915. We are on the east side of town in between McRae Blvd. and Yarbrough Dr. on the south side of I-10 off of Coral Dr. Our dental office uses state of the art dental technology in a modern and updated dental clinic. You can take a tour of our facility on our Contact page.
Ask Us Anything
We want you to be well informed and comfortable in our facilities. Therefore, our staff is patiently waiting for your call to answer any questions you may have about dental treatments and procedures. Give us a call today at 915.595.3333, or visit our Contact page to send us an email. We'd love to see your smile!
Do I Really Need a Root Canal?
Tooth pain can be an unbearable experience. Usually before the dentist breaks the news to you, the pain will already have set in and you won't need much convincing that you're in serious need of a root canal treatment. Luckily for you, a root canal is the best case scenario.
The pain you're experiencing is coming from the pressure of decay and infection inside the tooth. The most common cause of the diseased pulp is a cracked tooth or a deep cavity. Both of these scenarios allow germs to build up inside of the tooth, which causes the infection. If left untreated this infection will build at the tip of the root, and then eventually in the jaw bone, causing an abscess filled with puss. This abscess will then begin to deteriorate the jaw bone around the tooth.
What Does a Root Canal Involve?
Knowing that the pain and deterioration can only get worse at this point should be proper motivation for going to the dentist to get the root canal. Now, what does the root canal process entail?
First, the Endodontist will provide localized sedation to make the patient completely comfortable. Most people believe that a root canal means even more pain than you might currently be experiencing, but this is not true. The dentist is here to relieve your pain, and not cause more of it.
A root canal treatment can take a few hours, during which time you will be seated in the dentist chair with your mouth open. You will be allowed to listen to music or a podcast of your choice to help pass the time.
The pulp will then be removed from the tooth. If receiving a crown, the dentist will take a mold of your tooth. If you are not receiving a crown, then the dentist will fill in your tooth and permanently seal it.
Is there an Alternative Treatment?
As mentioned before, a root canal is usually a best case scenario as opposed to having the tooth extracted. Which will later lead to more dental work such as a dental implant, crown or bridge. More dental work means more dental costs.
It's always better to save a tooth if possible, especially since root canal treatment has a 90% success rate. Saving the tooth will prevent future dental complications such as a bad bite from shifting teeth, problems with eating solid food, and a receding jawbone and bone loss.
What Can I Expect After the Root Canal Treatment?
Pain or discomfort may linger for several days after the root canal, but this can be avoided with over the counter pain relievers. Anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen is the best choice to avoid complications with tooth infections. Any further issues will be discussed with between you and the dentist.
You can also discuss any questions with our amazing dental staff. They can answer all and any of your questions. Feel free to call our office at (915) 595-3333, or schedule an appointment by visiting our Contact page and filling out the form. We will be in touch as soon as humanly possible.
1. Dental Implants Improve Your Health
Having missing teeth effects your overall health, not just oral health. According to health research, people without teeth are at risk of cutting their life short by as much as 10 years. Without teeth it is difficult to consume a healthy diet. Eating vegetables and meat is impossible if you are missing a significant amount of teeth.
2. Dental Implants Preserve Your Jaw Bone
The jaw bone receeds when a tooth is missing. Jawbone recession will change the shape of your face and give people a sunken look. Dental implants merge with the bone and preserve the structure of your jawbone.
When the implant is put into your mouth, the bone fuses to the titanium rod. This is a process called osseointegration. As the bone and implant grow together, your jaw bone becomes stronger.
3. Dental Implants Look and Feel Like Natural Teeth
Dental implants are designed to look just like your natural teeth. That’s why you can replace just one and still have your usual smile. This is also why you can replace all your teeth with dental implants, and your smile still looks natural.
Dental implants nearly match the strength of your natural teeth. Which gives you back the biting force you once had. They are strong because they are made of titanium which is a bio-compatible material. Your jaw fuses around the dental implant literally making it part of you jaw. With that anchor, we can restore your implants with crowns, bridges, or dentures.
4. Dental Implants Have A 98% Success Rate
Not everything has a 98 percent success rate, but dental implants do. Most people are good candidates for the procedure, and there is no age limit for them. Follow your dentist’s advice and take care of your dental implants, and your implants will likely have the same results.
Dental Implants in El Paso, TX
Our Dental Implant Dentists in El Paso, TX have the most current training. Dental Implants are the modern answer to failing or missing teeth.
As soon as the natural teeth are removed or fall out, the face begins to age rapidly due to bone loss. If you wait too long, the muscles that let you chew your food begin to shorten to accommodate the reduced space between your nose and your chin. Dental Implants are well known in their ability to stop bone loss and restore facial skeletal structure.
Southwest Celebrity Smiles specialize in restoring smiles with affordable Dental Implants, designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Regain the ability to eat virtually anything and smile with confidence, knowing that your teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Implant supported teeth are the closest thing possible to natural teeth. They look, feel and function just like your natural teeth.
Our engaging team members here in El Paso, TX are eager to provide you with long lasting solutions to your dental needs. When you consult a dental implant dentist at Southwest Celebrity Smiles, you are tapping into a wealth of knowledge about cosmetic and dental implant dentistry. Our expertise and skill is a valuable resource for patients who are looking to improve their smiles and enhance their quality of life.
Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation to get your personalized dental & implant options & cost at 915.595.3333.
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