Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain used to correct and conceal cosmetic smile flaws. Like any dental treatment, they’re not right for everyone. If you’re looking to transform damaged, flawed teeth into a picture-perfect smile, schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with a dentist to learn more about porcelain veneers and other services that can help you achieve your goals.
August 23, 2017
Learn What Foods to Give Up for a Healthy Smile from the Dentist Office Lakewood Dallas Residents Prefer
September 25, 2015
If you had to grade your oral health right now, from 1-10, what would your pearly whites score? A perfect 10? If it’s anywhere below that — and if you’re like most adults, it is — you’ve got some room for improvement. Did you know that one big contributor to poor oral health is, quite simply, the food we eat? Your teeth quickly feel the effects of seemingly small lifestyle changes, like an extra cup of coffee in the morning. Your dentist’s office in Lakewood and Dallas knows a little bit about how our diets affect our mouths, so listen up and treat your teeth (and self!) well this fall.
Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry: The Family Dentist Lakewood Dallas Turns to for the Best Dental Care
July 16, 2015
Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne G. Hoppe want to partner with you and each member of your family to help everyone maintain good dental care habits. Our office provides a comprehensive menu of preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry in the historical community of Lakewood in Dallas, TX. Together, with regular checkups, we can help you improve your oral hygiene routine at home. Regardless of which stage of life you or your family members are in, we’re here to help.
Let’s begin with childhood. Your children need dental care just like every other family member. But did you realize that you are actually your child’s first dentist? From the moment you see that first little tooth appear through the gum, dental care needs to begin. After feeding, gently clean your baby’s teeth and gums with a soft cloth dampened with warm water. As they grow and more teeth appear, you can begin to brush with a soft, baby brush and just a dab of toothpaste.
Likewise, everyone in the family should be brushing and flossing their teeth at least twice each day. Our dentists recommend using a soft bristle brush, because harder bristles can scratch your teeth’s enamel. We also recommend a toothpaste with fluoride, a mineral that has been proven to strengthen enamel and help you win the fight against cavities.
Dental Checkup in Lakewood Dallas
Everyone in your family, from the youngest to the eldest, should visit the dentist regularly. When you maintain a regular schedule for your dental cleaning and examinations, we can easily monitor any changes in your oral health that indicate a developing problem. Of course, if we find anything of concern, then Dr. Vanderbrook or Dr. Hoppe will recommend a course of treatment. Our goal is to correct problems early before they have the chance to grow and become bigger problems as well as bigger expenses.
At your checkup, we will clean your teeth, examine for visible signs of tooth decay, check the health of your gums and other soft oral tissue, conduct an oral cancer screening, and take digital x-rays when necessary to uncover any spots of decay that are between teeth or just under the surface.
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to schedule an appointment for yourself or someone in your family, then call the office of Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry. We conveniently serve patients throughout the DFW metroplex including Lakewood, East Dallas, North Dallas, Richardson, Garland and Mesquite.
December 12, 2014
Is there a little something you’d like to fix about your smile? A chipped or slightly cracked tooth, a couple of teeth that are irregularly spaced or crooked, or teeth that are overly worn. If you see any of these when you smile in the mirror, then cosmetic bonding may be the solution. At the Dallas, TX, office of Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry, Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne G. Hoppe, use cosmetic bonding to quickly and effectively create beautiful smiles.
Cosmetic Bonding in a Flash
More often than not, a cosmetic bonding procedure can be completed in just one visit to our office. Dr. Vanderbrook or Dr. Hoppe will use a composite resin and apply it directly to the tooth or your teeth that require repair. But before applying the resin, they use a special color chart to match the composite to your natural tooth color. Using a composite, the dentists can blend colors for a perfect match. In some cases, they may recommend teeth whitening before the cosmetic bonding procedure. Unlike teeth, composite resin cannot be whitened, so you’ll want to make sure that your teeth are the color you desire before the bonding process.
The Cosmetic Bonding Process
Before applying composite resin, the dentist will need to prepare the tooth. Then, the composite resin is applied layer by layer. Each layer is hardened with a special curing light, and finally the dentist artfully molds and sculpts the material to the perfect shape.
Cosmetic bonding can last for years with a bit of tender loving care. Brush and floss daily, schedule regular checkups in our office, and be sure to avoid biting on hard objects such as nuts and bones, because cosmetic bonding materials can chip.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic bonding and how to improve your smile, call the office of Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry in Dallas, TX. We conveniently serve patients from East Dallas, Lakewood, North Dallas, Richardson, Garland, and Mesquite and throughout the DFW Metroplex.
November 10, 2014
Believe it or not, 2015 is just around the corner. So what’s your resolution for the new year? How about a whiter and brighter smile? With the Opalescence teeth whitening system from Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry in Dallas, TX, a whiter smile can be one new year’s resolution that’s easy to keep.
Teeth become stained for a variety of reasons, including:
- The foods and beverages we consume, such as carrots, tomato sauce, coffee and red wine
- Tobacco use
- Certain medications
- The unavoidable aging process
- Teeth grinding or injury leading to small cracks that collect stain-causing debris
Opalescence Teeth Whitening to the Rescue!
Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne Hoppe use Opalescence Boost for the best in teeth whitening and patient comfort. Opalescence Boost relies on the power of hydrogen peroxide to chemically remove stains and make your teeth several shades whiter. In addition, there is the benefit of a reduced risk of teeth sensitivity associated with teeth whitening, because Opalescence Boost contains potassium nitrate, as well as fluoride to strengthen enamel and help prevent cavities. The entire treatment takes only about one hour. Then, you go home with a whiter smile.
To maintain that white smile or to whiten your teeth in the convenience and comfort of home rather than the dentist’s office, Drs. Vanderbrook and Hoppe recommend Opalescence at-home teeth whitening kit. This contains more of the professional strength formula that’s needed for the best results. You’ll be given custom-fitted trays to use with the whitening gel that the doctors select to match your needs. Just wear them as frequently and for the length of time recommended. Your new year’s resolution will be a cinch to keep this year with Opalescence Teeth Whitening!
Call Our Office Today
If you want to start the new year with a new smile—whether with teeth whitening or any of our other cosmetic dentistry services—then call the office of Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry in Dallas, TX, today. We also conveniently serve patients from East Dallas, Lakewood, North Dallas, Richardson, Garland, and Mesquite and throughout the DFW Metroplex.
October 10, 2014
Your smile is as unique as your personality, and it’s an important asset that you utilize in personal and professional interactions on a daily basis. If you feel that your smile makes you stand out in the wrong way, however, you may hesitate to share it with the most important people in your life. Thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry and technology, aesthetic dental flaws don’t have to hold you back any longer. At the Dallas, TX dental office of Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne G. Hoppe, we offer an extensive range of cosmetic dentistry services customized to suit your individual needs, including porcelain veneers.
Will Porcelain Veneers Work for Me?
Porcelain veneers have rapidly become the most popular cosmetic dentistry solution to common problems like chips and cracks in enamel, deep stains, and uneven spacing between teeth. They are hand-crafted from only the highest-grade dental porcelain, a durable tooth-colored material that reflects light in the same way that natural tooth enamel does. Veneers promote a natural appearance, so you never have to worry that your smile looks “fake” or that it will be obvious that you’ve had dental work performed.
A consultation with our doctors will help determine which of our cosmetic dentistry solutions best fulfills your needs. If porcelain veneers are right for you, we’ll begin by assessing the current state of your smile and talking with you about what kind of results you would like to achieve. We can’t wait to show you what a remarkable difference porcelain veneers can make in your smile and in your life!
Restore Your Confidence with Cosmetic Dentistry
If your smile is marred by imperfections like deep stains, cracks, or gaps between your teeth, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry solutions. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with our team, and explore the innumerable possibilities afforded by our comprehensive menu of cutting-edge dental services. We look forward to helping you achieve the luminous, confident smile you’ve always wanted. Our Dallas, TX dental office warmly welcomes patients from throughout the DFW Metroplex and the surrounding areas, including North Dallas, East Dallas, Lakewood, University Park, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, and more.
September 29, 2014
If you’ve often thought of getting braces to straighten your teeth, but don’t want the hassle of tradition metal braces and brackets, Invisalign aligners may be just right for you. Perhaps the appearance of metal braces would compromise your professional advancement. Maybe you don’t want to contend with the mouth abrasions that metal braces cause. Whatever your reason, you can have the straight smile of your dreams with Invisalign from the Dallas, TX, dental office of Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne G. Hoppe.
Step-by-Step with Invisalign
The first step on the road to a straighter smile with Invisalign is a 3D computer image of your teeth. With this same technology, you’ll see how your teeth will move and you’ll even been able to see what your smile will finally look like. Then, your personalized treatment plan is formulated. Based on this individual plan, clear Invisalign aligners are produced just for you. As the name suggests, these clear, plastic aligners are practically invisible and won’t irritate your cheeks and gums.
Your Role in Straightening Your Teeth with Invisalign
Your job is simple: wear your aligners throughout most of the day, easily removing them to eat, brush and floss. You’ll change out each set of aligners for your upper and lower teeth every two weeks until your teeth are straight and beautiful. The entire treatment process usually takes anywhere from six months to about two years. During that time, we’ll see you every couple of weeks to monitor the progress of your treatment.
Contact Our Office Today
You’ve waited long enough to have a smile you want to show the world. With Invisalign, that smile will seem to magically appear. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Vanderbrook and Dr. Hoppe. We’ll be glad to help! Our dental practice conveniently serves patients in Dallas, TX, Lakewood, East Dallas, University Park, Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, North Dallas and other areas of the Dallas metroplex.