Dental Blog | Midlothian, VA

Explore blog posts directly from the team at Sycamore Family Dentistry in Midlothian, VA

When Should Porcelain Veneers Be Replaced?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard06/29/2024

Find out when porcelain veneers need to be replaced, their lifespan, signs for replacement, and tips for maintaining a radiant smile.


Can Six Month Smiles® Correct Bite Issues?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard05/18/2024

Six Month Smiles® focuses on cosmetic teeth alignment and may help remedy some minor bite issues but it is less effective for severe bite corrections.


What Should You Avoid After Getting Dental Implants?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard04/26/2024

Patients with newly implanted teeth should take several precautions to ensure the dental implants heal properly and last a lifetime.


How Long Can Porcelain Veneers Last if Properly Cared for?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard03/21/2024

Caring for porcelain dental veneers is as simple as caring for your natural teeth and can help your new smile last up to 10-15 years or longer.


How Do Six Month Smiles® Differ From Traditional Braces?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard03/02/2024

Comparing Six Month Smiles® vs. braces to help you better understand which orthodontic treatment may be most suitable for you.


Are Dental Implants Still an Option for Patients With Bone Loss?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard01/28/2024

While bone loss may add some complexity to the placement of dental implants, it’s often still possible to be a candidate— find out more here.


Who May Not Be Suitable for Six Month Smiles®?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard11/20/2023

Six Month Smiles® offers the exciting opportunity to straighten your smile sooner, but not everyone may be eligible for treatment.


Are You Missing Multiple Teeth? Consider Dental Implants

Dr. Jacob Sheppard10/27/2023

If multiple missing teeth are holding you back when it comes to eating, talking, or feeling confident about yourself — consider dental implants.


What Dental Flaws Can Porcelain Veneers Correct?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard09/21/2023

Porcelain dental veneers are highly versatile, helping to address a wide range of cosmetic flaws for a more beautiful new smile.


Can Six Month Smiles® Fix Crowded Teeth?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard08/14/2023

Dr. Sheppard offers Six Month Smiles as an effective solution to fix crowded teeth, transforming smiles with noticeable results in just six months.


I Have Bone Loss. Can I Still Get Dental Implants?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard07/23/2023

Explore options for dental implants despite bone loss with Dr. Jacob Sheppard at Sycamore Family Dentistry in Midlothian, VA.


Can I Still Floss My Teeth With Porcelain Veneers?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard06/20/2023

Explore how to maintain porcelain veneers through flossing with Dr. Jacob Sheppard at Sycamore Family Dentistry in Midlothian, VA.


How to Maintain Oral Hygiene During Six Month Smiles® Treatment

Dr. Jacob Sheppard05/18/2023

Discover how to maintain oral hygiene during Six Month Smiles treatment and achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.


What Can Cause Dental Implant Failure?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard04/21/2023

While dental implants rarely experience failure, it is possible. Dr. Jacob Sheppard can help you through this process.


Do Porcelain Veneers Function Like Natural Teeth?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard03/11/2023

Achieve a natural-looking, functional smile with customized porcelain veneers.


How Does Six Month Smiles® Differ From Invisalign® Aligners?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard02/18/2023

There are a few key differences between Six Month Smiles and Invisalign aligners. Keep reading to learn more.


How Long Can it Take to Adjust to Dental Implants?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard01/09/2023

It can take a few weeks or so for individuals to adjust to their smile-restoring dental implant, though it varies by patient.


Will Porcelain Veneers Brighten My Smile?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard12/09/2022

Porcelain veneers will brighten your smile and conceal diverse cosmetic concerns, including decay, wear and tear, and spacing issues.


How Quick Can the Teeth be Straightened With Six Month Smiles® Treatment?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard11/20/2022

Six Month Smiles can straighten your teeth in about six months, with general treatment times ranging between 4 – 9 months.


When Should Patients Get Dental Implants?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard10/14/2022

Dental implants may be the best option for replacing a natural tooth that can’t be saved. Learn more here.

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