Having been a dental hygienist, the day I walked into Dr Tanya Brown's office, I knew I was in good hands. I am so proud of my new smile & I receive compliments all the time.

– Candy

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Providing Relief from Periodontal Disease

Cosmetic Dentist in Chesapeake

Chesapeake Cosmetic DentistOver 45% of U.S. adults have moderate to severe periodontal disease. Periodontal disease ranges from a mild inflammation of the gum tissues to periodontitis, a major oral disease that can result in soft tissue and bone damage and even tooth loss.  Our experienced dentist is providing periodontal treatments to both new and existing patients who are suffering from any form of periodontal (gum) disease.

One of the major causes of gum disease is practicing poor oral hygiene habits. Daily brushing and flossing and regular professional exams and cleanings are essential to maintaining optimal oral health. When these practices are not followed, plaque can form on the teeth and along the gumline. If this plaque is not properly removed, it may harden over time and become tartar. Once that occurs, only a dental professional can remove the tartar from teeth.

If gum disease is not treated in a timely manner, tartar may continue to build. When this occurs, the gum disease may advance. Gums redden, swell, and become prone to bleeding from normal activities, such as brushing or eating. At this point, professional periodontal treatment is needed to prevent the disease from advancing further.

When periodontal disease is not treated in a timely manner, it may become periodontitis. Periodontitis is the most advanced form of periodontal disease. With periodontitis, gums begin to pull away from the teeth, creating small “pockets” along the gumline. These spaces are highly difficult to clean without professional intervention and can lead to rapid worsening in overall oral health. Without prompt and thorough treatment, bone, gums, and soft tissues may be destroyed by periodontitis. One of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults is periodontal disease.

Some of the most common factors that contribute to periodontal disease developing include poor oral hygiene habits, diabetes, smoking, and female hormonal changes. Some medications can cause gum tissue to develop abnormal tissues, which can increase difficulty in proper cleaning of the teeth. People who are receiving treatment for AIDS are also at increased risk of developing periodontal disease.

Our doctor has the training and experience to diagnose and treat every stage of periodontal disease. If you have symptoms of periodontal disease, contact our office to schedule a consultation. Some symptoms include: chronic halitosis (bad breath), sensitive teeth, red or swollen gums, sensitive or bleeding gums, and difficulty or pain with chewing. Our dentist provides excellent periodontal care for our patients, and welcomes new patient consultations. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our office.

What to Expect on Your First Visit to Dr. Tanya Brown and The Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

Chesapeake Cosmetic Dentist

From the very first phone call to our office, you can expect nothing less than First Class VIP service and support. Your experience in our office will be like nothing you have ever experienced.  Your positive self-image and optimal health is important to us.

You can plan to spend about 90 minutes with us on your first visit.  It may not take that long, but we want to make sure that there is plenty of time to cover everything that is important to you.

Your visit will consist of a number of screenings and will cover a great deal of valuable information.  You will have plenty of time for any questions or concerns you may have to be addressed.

During your initial visit, you can expect to have:

  • A review of your Medical and Dental History
  • A full series of Dental X-Rays
  • An oral cancer screening
  • Photos of your teeth and smile
  • A cosmetic evaluation and screening of your smile and appearance
  • An evaluation of your teeth for decay and fractures
  • An evaluation of your gum and bone health
  • An evaluation of your occlusion (bite) and TMJ (the joint that hinges your jaw to your skull)
  • A “tour of your mouth” with an Intra-oral camera
  • 3-D models of your teeth and bite records on a “bite simulator”

By the end of your first visit, we will have an in-depth understanding of your particular needs and conditions.  We will discuss your goals for your smile, as well as your overall health.

You deserve to have a healthy, attractive smile and we look forward to being a part of helping you reach your goals.  Give us a call today to reserve your initial visit with Dr. Tanya Brown and The Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry.  It’s Your Time to SMILE!

Restore Your Youth with Dr. Tanya Brown & The Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentist in Chesapeake, VA

Sometimes with aging, your teeth can make you look older than you actually are. Over time your teeth can wear down, become brittle or break, turn darker, and can cause premature aging.  Dr. Brown wants to you to look as young and vibrant as you feel.

You can have the smile you’ve always wanted both healthy AND attractive!  Cosmetic Dentistry can take 10 years off your “face”.  Modern Cosmetic Dentistry can help lengthen your face, tighten your skin, soften wrinkles, lift your jawline, and make your lips appear fuller.

There are many conservative solutions for enhancing your smile and appearance.  The first step is to reserve an appointment with Dr. Tanya Brown to discuss your goals for enhancing your appearance.  You can see “Before and After” Photos of other patients.  You can also see a 3-D rendering of what your new smile could look like!

At the Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, we will help you look your best so you can feel your best.  We offer the highest quality comprehensive Cosmetic and Restorative Dental Care for you.  It’s Your Time to SMILE!