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By Atlantic Dentistry
December 31, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Professional teeth whitening is done in your dentist’s office under the supervision of a dental professional. It is a safe and effective treatment to remove stains from your teeth. Dr. Markus P. Heyder, Dr. Gunther Heyder, and Dr. Ashley Parham are dental specialists at Atlantic Dentistry in Kitty Hawk and Manteo, NC, they provide full, in-chair teeth whitening services.

Professional Teeth Whitening for a Smile Makeover

Kitty Hawk and Manteo dental patients can get professional teeth whitening treatment at Atlantic Dentistry in under an hour. After cleaning your teeth, your dentist will use special guards to protect your inner mouth and gums from the whitening solution. He will then paint the teeth whitening solution onto your teeth. After leaving the solution on for at least twenty minutes, he will then rinse your teeth and remove the guards. This is a much safer procedure than home whitening kits. It is also faster and gets better and more even results.

If you Have Sensitive Teeth

You can benefit from professional teeth whitening even if your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures or other bleaching solutions you have tried in the past. This is because professional whitening solutions are made with a specially designed formulation that combats sensitivity

Why Professional Teeth Whitening is the Best Solution

In-chair whitening tops at-home bleaching in many ways including:

  • It is safer
  • You can get results within an hour
  • The results last longer
  • No stains or patches are left behind
  • You can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades
  • Professional whitening will not damage your teeth or gums
  • The results can last for up to a year

If you would like to find out more about professional teeth whitening, call Atlantic Dentistry in Kitty Hawk at (252) 261-7700 and in Manteo at (252) 475-9841 to request an appointment.

By Atlantic Dentistry
December 10, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Many oral health problems are preventable. Tooth decay is one of them, as is gum disease and its associated inflammation. At Atlantic Dentistry in Kitty Hawk and the Outer Banks, NC, our dentists encourage regular preventable care--both at home and in their offices. Dr. Markus Heyder, Dr. Gunther Heyder and Dr. Ashley Parham individualize care plans so smiles thrive.

Your mouth is an active place

You eat, drink, and speak using your teeth and the soft tissues of your mouth. Supported by your bone structure, the oral cavity breeds several kinds of microbes, including Strep mutans, the germ largely responsible for tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Keeping your smile healthy

At Atlantic Dentistry in Kitty Hawk and the Outer Banks, your dentists encourage the kind of oral health care which prevents disease before it starts. they ask all patients, including children age one and up, come to Atlantic Dentistry twice a year for a comprehensive exam, digital X-rays when needed, and a hygienic cleaning.

Why? Plaque and its hardened form, tartar, is the main culprits in tooth decay and periodontal disease, says the American Dental Association (ADA). Detect these biofilms, and remove them, and you'll have fewer short- and long-term problems.

Also, the ADA says that preventive care at home must include:

  • Brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing once daily between teeth
  • A high-fiber diet
  • Plenty of water to hydrate tissues

What we offer

At Atlantic Dentistry, our preventive approach to your family's oral health includes:

  • A check of all your current restorations--crowns, fillings, veneers and more
  • Inspection for tooth decay
  • An easy oral cancer screening for adults
  • Measurement of gum pockets
  • Assessment of dental bite and tooth alignment
  • Plastic sealants to coat chewing surfaces as an effective barrier to decay-causing acids.

Your dentist will tailor a preventive treatment plan according to your current needs and anticipated developments in the future. He or she will include restorative care and also your cosmetic goals. Your oral health and smile appearance are a total package important to your overall well-being for years to come.

Learn more about preventive care

Prevention really is excellent medicine. So, if you desire a healthy smile for life, call Atlantic Dentistry to learn more. Dr. Markus Heyder, Dr. Gunther Heyder and Dr. Ashley Parham work from two Kitty Hawk area offices. On Cyprus Lane, reach these dentists at (252) 475-9841, and on N. Croatan Highway, call (252) 261-7700. We look forward to seeing you soon.

By Atlantic Dentistry
June 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health

How tooth-colored fillings from your Outer Banks Dentist can help you have a beautiful smile

Dental fillings are much more beautiful than they used to be, and they still offer the outstanding protection and restoration your teeth need. When you need fillings, you and your smile deserve to enjoy the benefits of tooth-colored fillings. The Outer Banks dentists at Atlantic Dentistry in Kitty Hawk and Manteo NC offer comprehensive dental care services, including tooth-colored fillings. They have two convenient office locations in Kitty Hawk and Manteo NC to help you have a beautiful smile.

The Perks of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings use a material called composite. This material starts as a liquid resin which can be matched closely to the color of your teeth. Because it is a liquid, it is sculpted to match the natural contours of your teeth. Once in place, the composite is hardened with an ultraviolet “curing” light. The result is a stunning restoration which enhances your smile and doesn’t detract from it as metal fillings can.

These are just a few of the benefits of tooth-colored fillings:

  • Natural beauty, because tooth-colored fillings blend in with your smile and are virtually undetectable.
  • Quick results, because tooth-colored fillings can be completed in one appointment.
  • Easy treatment, because if there is no decay, you may not need an anesthetic.
  • Increased strength, because tooth-colored fillings are bonded to the tooth structure.
  • No more metal taste, because tooth-colored fillings are metal-free.
  • Tooth-colored fillings look naturally beautiful, and they can restore many of the same problems as conventional metal fillings and more. Tooth-colored fillings are the perfect choice to repair teeth that are:

Here are a few things that tooth-colored fillings can fix about your smile:

  • Damage from tooth decay
  • Broken from an accident or injury
  • Cracked or chipped from lifestyle habits
  • Eroded or worn down from aging

You deserve a great looking, strong smile, and tooth-colored fillings can help you achieve it. To find out more about tooth-colored fillings, call the Outer Banks dentist of Atlantic Dentistry. You can reach them in Kitty Hawk at (252) 261-7700, or in Manteo NC at (252) 475-9841. Call today!

By Atlantic Dentistry
April 14, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Tooth Loss  

What would happen if you chose not to replace a missing tooth?

From a sports-related injury to gum disease, there are many reasons why an adult may lose one or more teeth. Of course, our Kitty Hawk, NC, dentists Dr. Markus Heyder, Dr. Gunther Heyder, and Dr. Ashley Parham are here to provide you with dental implants, dentures and bridges to replace missing teeth and to improve your oral health; however, what happens if you choose not to replace missing teeth and leave gaps in your smile?

Bone deterioration

This is the biggest consequence of untreated tooth loss. The roots of your teeth are responsible for keeping your jawbone healthy and for stimulating new bone cells. Once one or more teeth fall out, the jawbone doesn’t get the stimulation it needs. The result? The jawbone loses density and begins to break down. Luckily, by placing a dental implant where your tooth used to be, our Kitty Hawk, NC, dental team can provide the jawbone with the continued stimulation it needs to prevent further bone loss.

A bad bite

When you have gaps in your smile you will very quickly notice that your smile feels a little off kilter. This can lead to a bad bite, or malocclusion. This means that certain teeth are now taking on far more force and pressure from the jaws then they should be. Over time this can lead to excessively worn, weak teeth that are prone to cracking and breaking.

Shifting teeth

If you decide not to fill those gaps, this is another problem that will arise. As your jawbone changes shape your teeth begin to shift around too. This shift can cause further gaps between teeth and other teeth to crowd or overlap one another. Once this happens the only way to fix this malocclusion is with braces.

Difficulty chewing and speaking

You’re probably already feeling the effects of chewing and talking without certain teeth. This can cause serious speech impediments and also make it near impossible to eat certain foods. This can lead to a very limited and restricted diet, nutritional deficiencies and even stomach issues due to not being able to properly chew food.

Are you interested in getting dental implants here in Kitty Hawk, NC? Want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for treatment? If so, Atlantic Dentistry has been restoring smiles throughout Kitty Hawk and Manteo, NC, with the help of amazing restorations like dental implants. To learn more, call (252) 261-7700 for our Kitty Hawk office or (252) 475-9841 for our Manteo office.

By Atlantic Dentistry
February 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Implants  

Dental implants are tooth-like structures that replace missing tooth roots. Here at Atlantic Dentistry Heyder and Associates, located in Kitty Hawk and Manteo, NC, Drs. Markus Heyder, Gunther Heyder, and Ashley Parham provide patients with these state-of-the-art tooth replacements. Read on to learn more!

The basics on dental implants

Implants are made of a titanium post that's anchored to the jawbone or a metal framework. To install these tooth replacements, your dentist first numbs the surgical area, before removing any remaining dental fragments. Next, they'll insert the titanium post and seal the surgical area for about 3-to-6 months. During this period, your teeth will undergo a process called osseointegration which causes the bone to naturally fuse with the titanium post. This reinforces your teeth and jaws to prevent sinkage and bone deterioration.

Following this healing period, you will return to either our Kitty Hawk or Manteo office, so that your dentist can place a connector and permanent crown to the implant. After that, you'll walk out of the office with a new and improved smile!

What are the benefits of dental implants?

  • Implants are designed to mimic natural teeth in both functionality and appearance
  • They have a 95% success rate, making them one of the most successful dental procedures today
  • Implants protect your jawbone from sinking in and jawbone recession
  • Dental implants improve speech impairment, as well as biting and chewing functionality
  • Dental implants are used for other dental procedures like bridges
  • They can last a lifetime

Need dental care? Give us a call

Caring for dental implants isn't difficult. Like any restoration, they require brushing and flossing every day to prevent tooth decay and cavity formation. If you'd like to learn more about dental implants from Atlantic Dentistry, then don't hesitate to contact your Kitty Hawk and Manteo, NC, dentists by calling (252) 261-7700 or (252) 475-9841 (respectively) today!

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