Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Benefits of Lumineers

If you have gaps, cracks, misaligned teeth, or discolored teeth, look no further for the ultimate cosmetic upgrade. At Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, Lumineers are helping patients put their best smile forward.

Lumineers are ultra-thin porcelain veneers that are bonded right to the front of your existing teeth. They are durable to last over twenty years but are completely reversible if desired. They work well to fix the look of gaps, cracks, stains, and much more.

Lumineers are created in a dental laboratory to be completely customized to your smile. They are made to fit your teeth and look natural in your mouth. First, your dentist will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth, along with photos that will help the creation of each shell. When the shells are ready to be placed, your dentist will lightly etch the surface of your tooth for a strong bond, and then place the Lumineers. Since there is minimal prep needed for your existing teeth, you will not need to wear temporary shells at any point.

If you are looking for a brand-new smile, Lumineers may be perfect for you. To schedule an appointment at Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, call us at (903) 455-6701 or visit our website,

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

How ZOOM! Whitening Works

When your favorite drink ends up being the culprit for a dull smile, it can be difficult to avoid it. At Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, we know that life happens. Fortunately, we offer ZOOM! Whitening here in our office for a drastically whitened smile.

Only available to dentists, this professional teeth whitening system will create results well beyond what store-bought kits can do. In addition, there is no room for error since it is being administered by your dentist. This means you will get the best results possible without harming your teeth and gums.

ZOOM! Whitening works by combining a whitening gel with an LED light to accelerate the chemical process. The whitening gel breaks up the carbon bonds that hold in discoloration below the enamel’s surface. This process is completed right here in our dental office in about one hour.

Results will depend on the patient’s current level of staining and how white they would like their teeth to be. ZOOM! whitening can provide a smile six to ten shades within you one appointment.

If you are looking to brighten up your smile, consider scheduling an appointment with us for ZOOM! Whitening. To schedule your appointment in our Greenville, TX office, call (903) 455-6701 or visit our Greenville Family Dentistry website,

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. Hundreds of different types of bacteria live on our teeth, gums, tongue and other crevices in the mouth. Some are helpful, but some can be harmful such as those that play a role in the tooth decay process. At Greenville Family Dentistry, we want our patients to know that good oral and dental hygiene can help you avoid cavities and tooth decay.

When a tooth is exposed to acid frequently – for example, if you frequently eat foods or drinks containing sugar and starches – the repeated cycles of acid attacks cause the enamel to continue to lose minerals. This will cause a white spot to appear if the minerals have been lost. When this happens, this is a sign of early decay.

You can help prevent tooth decay by following these tips:

  • Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

  • Clean between your teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner.

  • Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.

  • Visit us at Greenville Family Dentistry for professional cleanings and oral examination.

If you need assistance maintaining your oral hygiene routine, give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Emuedue at Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, call 903-455-6701.