If you’ve ever found yourself fantasizing about what it would be like to have beautifully aligned teeth, you’ve probably tried to imagine yourself with a mouthful of metal. Traditional braces, once the only option for teeth straightening, have now been eclipsed by more subtle, yet effective orthodontic treatments. Dr. Todd Pizzi, who offers Six Month Smiles in Shrewsbury, MA, answers frequently asked questions about this innovative orthodontic treatment.
There’s nothing wrong with the occasional indulgence in soda, but it seems that many Americans consume far too much of the sugary swill for their dentists’ (and doctors’) liking. Dr. Todd Pizzi, a cosmetic dentist in the 01545 area, shares insights into the effects of soda on your oral health. Pay close attention—especially if you’re like the average American, who drinks an estimated 43 gallons of soda per year.
At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, we’re seeing a major increase in the number of patients who visit Drs. Pizzi and Messina with questions about porcelain veneers in Shrewsbury, MA. It seems like veneers are everywhere you look these days! As you consider improving your smile, remember that veneers can generate returns on your investment for 10 years or more. And while their stain-resistant properties make them popular, it’s important to understand that veneers must be properly cared for to make the most of their appearance.
Some popular cosmetic dental procedures, such as porcelain veneers and orthodontic treatment, require multiple office visits and patience to achieve optimal results. However, we understand that not everyone has the luxury of arranging their schedule to accommodate their treatment, and that some want near-instant gratification if possible. If you find that there aren’t enough hours in the day, you can still enjoy the benefits of a winning smile. Dr. Todd Pizzi discusses cosmetic dental procedures that produce noticeable results in just a matter of time.
Not that you need an excuse to feel better about yourself, but can you imagine what it would be like to feel totally at ease with the appearance of your smile? The saying goes that looks aren’t everything, but this is of little comfort to someone who shies away from others for fear of being judged by their teeth. Dr. Todd Pizzi, a cosmetic dentist in Shrewsbury, MA, serves up four very good reasons to think about changing your life by changing your smile.
We appreciate a unique smile as much as the next, but sometimes the things that make your smile different can also pose threats to your oral health. Gaps between teeth are a perfect example. A small gap between front teeth adds character, some would say, but an entire missing tooth? Not so much. And if you’ve lost two or more teeth in a row, it’s hard to feel fully comfortable flashing your smile. Veneers and braces are available for minor gaps, but substantial gaps left by missing teeth require dental prosthetics, such as dental implants, a dental bridge, or even a partial denture. Dr. Todd Pizzi, who offers dental bridges in Shrewsbury, MA, discusses the advantages of this alternative to missing teeth.
Why is it that some of the best-tasting foods are the worst for our bodies? Or just when you think you’ve found the perfect healthy food, it turns out that there’s some hidden health threat? It’s not that you have to abstain from enjoying these foods altogether, but it’s helpful to understand which foods might warrant a little extra time with your toothbrush. If your diet or hygiene has left your teeth less than perfect, you’ll appreciate that Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury offers professional teeth whitening in Shrewsbury, MA.
We usually associate a smile with feelings of happiness and love, but not all smiles are used to convey the same emotions. Regardless of what feelings you hope to convey with your smile, one thing is for sure: Smiling is much easier when you like what you have to offer, says Dr. Todd Pizzi at Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury. Dr. Pizzi, along with Dr. Luciana Messina, offer interesting facts about different types of smiles and their hidden meanings.
Breaking any bad habit is hard, especially when dealing with one as addictive as using tobacco. What better way to reward yourself for your efforts than by restoring your smile to its former glory? Dr. Todd Pizzi, a cosmetic dentist who provides teeth whitening in Shrewsbury, MA, discusses treatment options for patients whose oral health has been impacted by years of tobacco use.
Perhaps you’ve seen the ads featuring smiling, attractive men and women extolling the merits of over-the-counter teeth whitening products. The commercials make it look so easy! Who wouldn’t want to whiten their teeth while running errands, sitting in class, or driving home from work? Despite their obvious appeal, OTC whitening strips and bleaching kits aren’t always the best option. Does this mean they’re a waste of your time and money? Not necessarily, says Dr. Todd Pizzi. Dr. Pizzi, a Shrewsbury, MA cosmetic dentist, helps patients choose between over-the-counter and professional teeth whitening.