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By Williamsburg Family Dentistry
November 18, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Drs. Ricky Rubin, Brett Dunnill, and Omar Hasham provide their patients with braces to help repair serious issues like poorly aligned jaws, improper bites, and teeth that are crooked, crowded, or misaligned. Read on to learn how fixing these issues can benefit your oral and overall health!

Health Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

1. Improve your oral health

Straighter teeth are easy to clean, brush, and floss. When teeth are easy to clean, it decreases the risk of developing cavities and gum disease. Accordingly, those who undergo orthodontic treatment have lesser chances of developing serious oral health issues.

2. Aid in digestion

Properly chewing food is sometimes difficult when teeth are misaligned. When you don't bite and chew food into small enough pieces to be easily digested, your stomach takes longer to digest food. Braces improve alignment, thus improving your overall digestion.
3. Prevent jawbone erosion

Misaligned teeth may result in jawbone erosion and/or bone loss because bacteria eat away at bones. Braces prevent jawbone erosion when they become properly aligned.
4. Boost your confidence

Braces not only improve your overall health, but they also improve your confidence level, as well. Being able to smile and not worry about crooked teeth often boosts patients' self-confidence and lessens social anxiety.

Your Braces Options

There are three types of orthodontic treatments that are used by your Williamsburg dentist. Each one applies slight pressure on teeth to force them into the right position:

  • Conventional braces that use metal strips, or bands.
  • Ceramic brackets that are tooth-colored equivalents to conventional brackets.
  • Lingual braces that attach to the back of teeth.

Interested? Give us a Call

For more information about braces from your Williamsburg, VA, dentists, don't hesitate to call Williamsburg Family Dentistry at (757) 345-5500 today!

By Williamsburg Family Dentistry
August 06, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Are you looking for a simple way to rejuvenate your smile? Clean up, polish, and brighten your teeth several shades by getting a teeth teeth whiteningwhitening treatment at Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, VA. It’s a cost-effective and quick way to make your smile look more beautiful after years of staining and discoloration.

About Teeth Whitening at the Dentist’s Office
It’s not always practical to try to whiten your teeth using products you can buy at a local store. They are not as powerful or effective as the treatments you’ll find at your local dentist’s office. Dentists use professional-grade bleaching agents to change the color of your tooth enamel from yellow, brown, or gray to bright white. The teeth are covered with the whitening agent for a short period of time while the gums and lips are protected. It’s a very simple procedure that yields amazing results.

Professional Teeth Whitening Benefits
Consider the benefits of going to the dentist once for about an hour compared to spending days or weeks using products that may not work. Here are a few other benefits of professional teeth whitening at Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, VA:

- Having a better-looking smile can improve your self-esteem and self-confidence.
- When your teeth are whiter, they look cleaner, younger, and more well-maintained.
- Your whitening results are likely to last several years—longer depending on your daily brushing and eating habits.

Protect Your Rejuvenated Smile
Dental maintenance is key when you have your teeth whitened. The enamel is still porous and susceptible to staining again. By brushing often (at least two times a day) with an enamel-strengthening, whitening toothpaste recommended by your dentist, you can extend the time your teeth stay white. It’s also useful to monitor the types of foods and beverages you’re consuming each day, and avoid the ones that can discolor your teeth as much as possible.

Call Your Dentist Today
A significant smile improvement is only a phone call away when you call a dentist at Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, VA. Contact Dr. Ricky Rubin, Dr. Brett Dunnill, or Dr. Omar Hasham today by calling (757) 345-5500 for a professional teeth whitening appointment.

By Williamsburg Family Dentistry
May 28, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Health  

What do you think when you see a person who has a bright, white, sparkling smile? Probably that they take good care of themselves and their teeth. If you want your smile to sparkle, talk to a dentist at Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, VA about teeth whitening, cleaning, and polishing. It can give your smile a major boost in just an hour’s time.

Why Patients Want Whiter Teeth
A survey conducted by Kelton Research found that having white teeth can have significant social benefits. It can lead to more successful results in a person’s career and love life. Besides the obvious aesthetic improvement, a teeth whitening treatment can give a person a renewed perspective and motivation when navigating daily life. Knowing your smile is white and more attractive will give you more confidence to interact with others and participate in social activities.

Teeth Whitening: What to Expect
At Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, VA, your teeth can be whitened professionally by a dentist with a procedure that takes about 60-90 minutes. Many people decide to schedule this visit on a lunch break. Your gums and lips are protected with a retracting device, and then a dental whitening bleach is applied to each of your front teeth. The dentist may apply a light to the teeth to achieve the desired level of whitening.

A Sparkling Smile
In addition to whitening your smile, your dentist will also make it shine and sparkle by polishing it to perfection. You are also responsible for extending the improved appearance of your teeth. The more regularly you brush your teeth (preferably with an enamel strengthening and whitening paste) the better. Using a straw to drink beverages that could stain your teeth could also help. Seeing your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups is also key.

A Better Smile Within 24 Hours
Because of the dental technology behind teeth whitening treatments, you don’t have to wait weeks to have a better-looking smile. Your teeth can sparkle after just an hour spent at the dentist’s office. Call (757) 345-5500 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Ricky Rubin, Dr. Brett Dunnill, and Dr. Omar Hasham at Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, VA.

By Williamsburg Family Dentistry
April 04, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Porcelain Crowns  

The quality and overall health of your smile is an important aspect of your health in general, especially when it comes to conditions which dental crownscause tooth loss, such as dental caries and gum disease. However, broken, damaged, or decayed teeth often go untreated or even unnoticed. A dental crown can help preserve a tooth with these issues, preventing extraction, and keeping your tooth in your mouth where it belongs. Find out more about dental crowns with Dr. Ricky Rubin, Dr. Brett Dunnill, and Dr. Omar Hasham at Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, VA.

What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap made from porcelain which fits over the tooth to protect it. Though it is most often used after a procedure, which leaves behind a large filling — such as a root canal — crowns can also serve other important purposes:

  • Stabilizing a damaged tooth
  • Renewing a broken tooth
  • Improving the appearance of a tooth
  • Holding a dental bridge in place
  • Used as part of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth

What is a crown made of?
In the past, dental crowns have been created from many different materials: stainless steel, metal composite, or even resin. However, most dental crowns are now made of porcelain, a tooth-colored, durable material that can easily withstand everyday use for upwards of 15 years before requiring replacement.

Do I need a crown?
If you have a broken or damaged tooth, your Williamsburg, VA, dentist may recommend a dental crown. Additionally, your dentist may suggest a crown to stabilize a tooth with a large filling or to hold another dental restoration in place. If your dentist recommends a dental crown, they will first treat the tooth for any decay or gum disease present. Then, they prepare the tooth by removing enamel from its sides and top to make room for the crown. After this process, your dentist places the crown — which a dental laboratory customizes especially for your smile — permanently onto your prepared tooth.

Porcelain Dental Crowns in Williamsburg, VA
Dental crowns make sure that your damaged or decayed tooth remains ought to — right alongside the rest of your smile. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. Rubin, Dr. Dunnill, and Dr. Hasham at Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, VA. Call (757) 345-5500 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

By Williamsburg Family Dentistry
January 14, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces  

Find out what your options are for getting a straighter smile in Williamsburg, VA.

Dental BracesWe know that there are many people out there just dying to get a straighter smile. If you are one of them, you’ve come to the right place! Our Williamsburg, VA, family dentists, Dr. Ricky Rubin, Dr. Brett Dunnill, and Dr. Omar Hasham, can help you fix that crooked or misaligned smile based on your specific needs. Here are the different orthodontic treatments from which to choose,


Traditional Metal Braces

These are the types of braces you may picture when it comes to getting orthodontics; however, these braces have also certainly changed for the better over the years. In fact, these metal braces are now thinner and lighter, making them more comfortable to wear. Stainless steel brackets are bonded to the front of teeth and are interconnected with a thin wire, which provides the teeth with just enough pressure to shift them into the proper position.


Ceramic Braces

Often called clear braces, ceramic braces use the same bracket-and-wire system as traditional metal braces, although there is a major difference: ceramic braces are tooth-colored, making them less visible when you smile. This is a great option for teens and adults who are dealing with more complicated dental issues that traditional braces would more effectively address while also minimizing the appearance of your braces.



Invisalign uses a very different system from traditional braces and ceramic braces. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners that are custom-made to cover teeth and move them around. Invisalign doesn’t use any metal and it’s one of the least noticeable braces available. Each aligner is worn for 1-2 weeks at a time, with the number of aligners depending on the severity of the dental issues you are correcting. Invisalign is a great option for both older teens and adults.


Interested? Give Us a Call!

Whether you have questions about the different orthodontic treatments we offer or you are ready to schedule a consultation with us, the team at Williamsburg Family Dentistry is ready to help. Call our Williamsburg, VA, dental office today at (757) 345-5500 to schedule your free consultation!

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