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By Caitlin Nicke - Director of Marketing & Business Development 23 Feb, 2018

LUMINEERS ® are an excellent option for people who are unhappy with the cosmetic appearance of their teeth.  These ultra-thin, porcelain slips fit perfectly over teeth, making them look cosmetically perfect and completely beautiful. An off-white or crooked smile can cause serious confidence problems. LUMINEERS ® are a fantastic alternative for patients wanting a beautiful smile without surgery, harsh chemicals or painful treatments.

For LUMINEERS ® to be applied, the underlying teeth, bone and gums must be healthy. Patients with gum disease or tooth decay must be treated prior to LUMINEERS ® placement. Unlike dental veneers, LUMINEERS ® can be left in place for over 20 years or removed upon request to expose the intact original teeth. LUMINEERS ® can be fitted in just two appointments, and instantly add pizzazz to the smile.


Here are some of the problems that LUMINEERS ® can solve:

  •   Large gaps between the teeth.
  •  Misaligned teeth.
  •  Misshapen teeth.
  •  Stained teeth.
  •  Uneven gums and teeth.
  •  Unnatural looking bridges and crowns.

How can LUMINEERS  ®  benefit me?

LUMINEERS ® provide a wide range of advantages over similar treatments. The most meaningful advantage to anxious patients is that no painful alterations of the teeth are required prior to the LUMINEERS ® application. The covers themselves are so thin and unobtrusive that speech and eating are seldom affected.


Here are some of the other advantages of LUMINEERS ®:

  •  Last over 20 years.
  •  No harsh drilling of inner tooth mechanisms.
  •  No injections.
  •  No pain or discomfort.
  •  Only two dental visits required.
  •  Option to place multiple LUMINEERS ® at one time.
  •  Perfect, pearly-white teeth.
  •  Thickness of a contact lens.
  •  Totally reversible treatment.

Are LUMINEERS ®  strong enough?

LUMINEERS ® are constructed from Cerinate ® porcelain, which is known for its exceptional strength. Even though LUMINEERS ® are thinner than dental veneers, they are less likely to break or chip. Additionally, Cerinate ®porcelain can be color-modified and balanced. This means that different levels of opaqueness and translucency can be utilized.


How are LUMINEERS ®   applied to the teeth?

One of the main reasons LUMINEERS ® are so easy to fit is that little etching has to be done beforehand. With veneers, many teeth might have to be permanently altered or drilled to ensure the best fit. However, LUMINEERS ® offer a beautiful end product without any drilling, anesthesia or extensive etching. This factor alone can reduce the time in the dental chair by almost half, when compared to traditional veneers.

During the initial visit, bite impressions and X-rays are taken to determine the exact way the teeth fit together. The dentist also thoroughly examines the teeth to ensure that no tooth decay and no signs of gum disease are present.  Together, the dentist and patient choose the color of the LUMINEERS ® and the desired level of transparency. The bite impressions are sent to the laboratory to be custom-crafted.

The LUMINEERS ® are bonded to the teeth at the second appointment. If bonding substance has oozed out from beneath the LUMINEERS ®, this is carefully removed using a beveled feather-edge margin. Once the LUMINEERS ®are in place, the dentist polishes them until they are completely smooth. The advantage of this smoothness is that bacteria and staining agents cannot easily adhere to the surface of the LUMINEERS ®.

The LUMINEERS ® are finally separated. Up until this point, they are still attached where the bite impressions suggest teeth would naturally join. The treatment is finished, leaving a beautiful white smile, and perfect, healthy teeth.


If you have questions or concerns about LUMINEERS ®, please contact our practice, 1-856-825-0618 or caitlin@allmydentists.com

By Caitlin Nicke - Director of Marketing 08 Sep, 2017
Why Does My Dentist Give Me So Many X-Rays? ( https://goo.gl/gZxw3J )

Your dentist should tailor your x-ray schedule to your personal needs. Depending on your dental situation, you may need them more or less frequently than some patients.

A comprehensive set of x-rays is typically taken at your first appointment to establish a baseline for your dental care with your new dentist, but after that, they should really be scheduled depending on your personal oral care needs.

While dental X-rays account for less than 3 percent of all the radiation that Americans get through medical imaging, every effort should be made to minimize their use.

For more information on dental x-rays, what to expect at a dental exam, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. George Kourakin DMD PA, please visit our website: ( http://www.allmydentists.com/ )
By Caitlin Nicke - Director of Marketing 06 Sep, 2017
3 Things All Athletes Should Do for Their Teeth ( https://goo.gl/kWQVCC )

Athletes at all levels tend to be meticulous about what they put in their bodies and how they treat them. Dental care should be a part of that routine as well.

Here are three dental practices athletes should add to their program:

1. Make a mouth guard a part of your uniform

2. Lay off the sugary sports drinks

3. Brush, floss, rinse, repeat

For more tips to practice excellent oral health care, or to book an appointment with Dr. George Kouakin DMD PA, please visit our website: http://www.allmydentists.com/
By Caitlin Nicke - Director of Marketing 05 Sep, 2017
Activated charcoal is a trendy ingredient in everything from facial scrubs and masks to air purifiers. And teeth are no exception.

But dental and medical professionals are warning users against this hot whitening hack as research shows applying this abrasive black substance to your teeth causes enamel erosion and deterioration.

This is a case of long-term detrimental effects outweighing possible short-term benefits. While charcoal does seem to whiten teeth for some, the damage to your enamel is irreplaceable.

For More Information on How to Safely Whiten Teeth, Visit our Website and Schedule an Appointment with Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. George Kourakin, DMD PA ( http://www.allmydentists.com/cosmetic-dentistry )
By Caitlin Nicke - Director of Marketing & Business Development 23 Feb, 2018

LUMINEERS ® are an excellent option for people who are unhappy with the cosmetic appearance of their teeth.  These ultra-thin, porcelain slips fit perfectly over teeth, making them look cosmetically perfect and completely beautiful. An off-white or crooked smile can cause serious confidence problems. LUMINEERS ® are a fantastic alternative for patients wanting a beautiful smile without surgery, harsh chemicals or painful treatments.

For LUMINEERS ® to be applied, the underlying teeth, bone and gums must be healthy. Patients with gum disease or tooth decay must be treated prior to LUMINEERS ® placement. Unlike dental veneers, LUMINEERS ® can be left in place for over 20 years or removed upon request to expose the intact original teeth. LUMINEERS ® can be fitted in just two appointments, and instantly add pizzazz to the smile.


Here are some of the problems that LUMINEERS ® can solve:

  •   Large gaps between the teeth.
  •  Misaligned teeth.
  •  Misshapen teeth.
  •  Stained teeth.
  •  Uneven gums and teeth.
  •  Unnatural looking bridges and crowns.

How can LUMINEERS  ®  benefit me?

LUMINEERS ® provide a wide range of advantages over similar treatments. The most meaningful advantage to anxious patients is that no painful alterations of the teeth are required prior to the LUMINEERS ® application. The covers themselves are so thin and unobtrusive that speech and eating are seldom affected.


Here are some of the other advantages of LUMINEERS ®:

  •  Last over 20 years.
  •  No harsh drilling of inner tooth mechanisms.
  •  No injections.
  •  No pain or discomfort.
  •  Only two dental visits required.
  •  Option to place multiple LUMINEERS ® at one time.
  •  Perfect, pearly-white teeth.
  •  Thickness of a contact lens.
  •  Totally reversible treatment.

Are LUMINEERS ®  strong enough?

LUMINEERS ® are constructed from Cerinate ® porcelain, which is known for its exceptional strength. Even though LUMINEERS ® are thinner than dental veneers, they are less likely to break or chip. Additionally, Cerinate ®porcelain can be color-modified and balanced. This means that different levels of opaqueness and translucency can be utilized.


How are LUMINEERS ®   applied to the teeth?

One of the main reasons LUMINEERS ® are so easy to fit is that little etching has to be done beforehand. With veneers, many teeth might have to be permanently altered or drilled to ensure the best fit. However, LUMINEERS ® offer a beautiful end product without any drilling, anesthesia or extensive etching. This factor alone can reduce the time in the dental chair by almost half, when compared to traditional veneers.

During the initial visit, bite impressions and X-rays are taken to determine the exact way the teeth fit together. The dentist also thoroughly examines the teeth to ensure that no tooth decay and no signs of gum disease are present.  Together, the dentist and patient choose the color of the LUMINEERS ® and the desired level of transparency. The bite impressions are sent to the laboratory to be custom-crafted.

The LUMINEERS ® are bonded to the teeth at the second appointment. If bonding substance has oozed out from beneath the LUMINEERS ®, this is carefully removed using a beveled feather-edge margin. Once the LUMINEERS ®are in place, the dentist polishes them until they are completely smooth. The advantage of this smoothness is that bacteria and staining agents cannot easily adhere to the surface of the LUMINEERS ®.

The LUMINEERS ® are finally separated. Up until this point, they are still attached where the bite impressions suggest teeth would naturally join. The treatment is finished, leaving a beautiful white smile, and perfect, healthy teeth.


If you have questions or concerns about LUMINEERS ®, please contact our practice, 1-856-825-0618 or caitlin@allmydentists.com

By Caitlin Nicke - Director of Marketing 08 Sep, 2017
Why Does My Dentist Give Me So Many X-Rays? ( https://goo.gl/gZxw3J )

Your dentist should tailor your x-ray schedule to your personal needs. Depending on your dental situation, you may need them more or less frequently than some patients.

A comprehensive set of x-rays is typically taken at your first appointment to establish a baseline for your dental care with your new dentist, but after that, they should really be scheduled depending on your personal oral care needs.

While dental X-rays account for less than 3 percent of all the radiation that Americans get through medical imaging, every effort should be made to minimize their use.

For more information on dental x-rays, what to expect at a dental exam, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. George Kourakin DMD PA, please visit our website: ( http://www.allmydentists.com/ )
By Caitlin Nicke - Director of Marketing 06 Sep, 2017
3 Things All Athletes Should Do for Their Teeth ( https://goo.gl/kWQVCC )

Athletes at all levels tend to be meticulous about what they put in their bodies and how they treat them. Dental care should be a part of that routine as well.

Here are three dental practices athletes should add to their program:

1. Make a mouth guard a part of your uniform

2. Lay off the sugary sports drinks

3. Brush, floss, rinse, repeat

For more tips to practice excellent oral health care, or to book an appointment with Dr. George Kouakin DMD PA, please visit our website: http://www.allmydentists.com/
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