Posts for: November, 2021

By Baldwin Dental Group
November 06, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  

Between the final game of the World Series in late October and spring training in February, major league baseball players work on their skills preparing for the new season. Reporters on a Zoom call to the New York Yankees' training camp wanted to know what star outfielder Aaron Judge had been doing along those lines. But when he smiled, their interest turned elsewhere: What had Aaron Judge done to his teeth?

Already with 120 homers after only five seasons, Judge is a top player with the Yankees. His smile, however, has been less than spectacular. Besides a noticeable gap between his top front teeth (which were also more prominent than the rest of his teeth), Judge also had a chipped tooth injury on a batting helmet in 2017 during a home plate celebration for a fellow player's walk-off home run.

But now Judge's teeth look even, with no chip and no gap. So, what did the Yankee slugger have done?

He hasn't quite said, but it looks as though he received a “smile makeover” with porcelain veneers, one of the best ways to turn dental “ugly ducklings” into “beautiful swans.” And what's even better is that veneers aren't limited to superstar athletes or performers—if you have teeth with a few moderate dental flaws, veneers could also change your smile.

As the name implies, veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of teeth to mask chips, cracks, discolorations or slight gaps between teeth. They may even help even out disproportionately sized teeth. Veneers are custom-made by dental technicians based on a patient's particular tooth dimensions and color.

Like other cosmetic techniques, veneers are a blend of technology and artistry. They're made of a durable form of dental porcelain that can withstand biting forces (within reason, though—you'd want to avoid biting down on ice or a hard piece of food with veneered teeth). They're also carefully colored so that they blend seamlessly with your other teeth. With the right artistic touch, we can make them look as natural as possible.

Although porcelain veneers can accommodate a wide range of dental defects, they may not be suitable for more severe flaws. After examining your teeth, we'll let you know if you're a good candidate for veneers or if you should consider another restoration. Chances are, though, veneers could be your way to achieve what Aaron Judge did—a home run smile.

If you would like more information about porcelain veneers, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine article “Porcelain Veneers: Strength & Beauty As Never Before.”

By Baldwin Dental Group
November 03, 2021
Category: Oral Health

Dr. Ben Baldwin and Dr. Stuart Baldwin, your family dentists at the Baldwin Dental Group in Madisonville, KY, can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. Visiting a family dentistry office offers many benefits, including these important advantages:

  • Care for the Entire Family: Family dentists treat patients of all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens. They understand the various dental problems that can develop throughout your life and provide treatments and services that will help you maintain good oral health no matter what your age. Do your children find dental visits a little overwhelming? The friendly family dental staff will put your son or daughter at ease and make visits much less stressful for your child. If your family has been visiting several different dental offices, it makes sense to switch to a family dentistry practice.
  • Preventive Care: When you visit your family dentists at the family dentistry office in Madisonville, KY, you'll receive preventive care services that will help you lower your cavity and gum disease risk. Visits include dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, examinations, and oral cancer screenings. Your dentist can also provide a few tips that will improve your oral hygiene routine.
  • Treatment of Common Dental Conditions and Diseases: In addition to filling cavities and performing checkups, family dentists also treat a range of oral health problems. They provide deep cleanings to treat gum disease, perform root canals to save infected or inflamed teeth, add dental crowns to stabilize or restore broken or fragile teeth, and replace lost teeth with dentures, bridges, or dental implants.
  • Cosmetic Dental Treatments: Are you unhappy with your smile? Your dentist offers treatments that improve the appearance of your teeth. Teeth whitening gets rid of stains that dull tooth enamel, while bonding repairs minor cracks or chips. Veneers, thin plastic or porcelain shells attached to the fronts of teeth, hide imperfections and minor damage, close slight gaps, and improve the shape or length of teeth.

Are you ready to schedule a visit with your family dentists, Dr. Ben Baldwin and Dr. Stuart Baldwin of Baldwin Dental Group? Call (270) 245-1547 to reach the Madisonville, KY, family dentistry office.

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Baldwin Dental Group

(270) 245-1547
32 East Broadway Madisonville, KY 42431