Re-Contour Your Teeth At Destination Dentistry

Re-Contour Your Teeth At Destination Dentistry

If your crooked, discolored teeth keep you from smiling and you feel like there is nothing you can do about it, please give us a call! Destination Dentistry have been giving the people of Custer something to smile about since 1978.

If you are disappointed with the smile Mother Nature gave you, let me create the remarkable smile of your dreams. New procedures and cutting-edge materials make it possible to completely revamp and restyle your mouth

If your teeth are uneven, Destination Dentistry has several options to correct that. We can re-contour your teeth by removing a small portion of your enamel to change the length or shape of your tooth. If more is required to improve your smile we can offer veneers or bonding.

A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth, correcting cosmetic imperfections. They can last longer than dental bonding and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns.

Many patients have teeth that have become discolored by drinking colas, tea, or coffee. If you have stained or discolored teeth and dream of having pearly white teeth then check out the many teeth whitening options at Destination Dentistry.

Stop hiding behind a timid smile. Take charge and let Destination Dentistry create a confident, beautiful smile.

Ask us about CEREC Same Day Porcelain Crowns, family dentistry, and tooth-colored fillings.

“A Healthier, Whiter Smile.”

 

Contact Destination Dentistry: 605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

The Tea And Teeth Question

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What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea?
Why, Denis, of course.

Joking aside, a common concern for dental patients can be stained teeth. Today, let’s talk a little bit about a common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages including tea.

Over time, tea can stain the plaque that may eventually turn into tartar. Plaque can be brushed and flossed away. Thorough daily rituals of oral cleaning are valuable for this. Tartar (which forms if the plaque remains on the teeth for over 24 hours) on the other hand will need to be removed in office during a teeth cleaning appointment. Either way, between cleanings a wise method for avoiding tea staining is to rinse with water after drinking tea or to eat something and then to be sure to brush and floss all surfaces of the teeth at the end of the day.

If the color of your teeth is still unsatisfactory after a professional cleaning, Destination Dentistry offers teeth whitening. Our other services include:
cosmetic dentistry
teeth whitening
sedation dentistry
TMJ/TMD treatment
tooth-colored fillings

The cost of living is going up. Let us share our competitive pricing, financial options and superb service with you. Cosmetic dentistry may be less costly than you think.

 

 

Contact Destination Dentistry: 605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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Mouthwash Facts In Custer

Mouthwash Facts In Custer

Thanks for visiting our Destination Dentistry blog. Today’s post discusses mouthwash. Many people use mouthwash to freshen their breath and help retard tooth decay. Mouthwash should never be used exclusively though, good oral hygiene starts with thorough tooth brushing and flossing. Mouthwash is an optional tool in your dental hygiene tool box.

It is important for you to know what kind of mouthwash you’re using. Some mouthwashes merely mask bad breath while others help reduce the bacteria that causes plaque and bad breath.

If you suffer from bad breath it is important to choose a mouthwash that contains ingredients that help prevent tooth decay such as fluoride. Use caution when using mouthwashes because many of the ingredients are dangerous when the recommended amount of mouthwash is exceeded.

Some of the poisonous components are chlorhexidine gluconate, ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, and methyl salicylate. If you experience throat pain, vomiting, headache, or abdominal pain after using mouthwash, seek medical help immediately. The National Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) can answer questions about mouthwash ingredients.

At Destination Dentistry, we want everyone to have great smelling breath, but to use caution when treating their bad breath. Make sure to read your mouthwash label and follow all instructions given.

In addition to preventative dental care, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you’re anxious to have a whiter, brighter smile, talk to us about teeth whitening. We also provide CEREC Same Day Porcelain Crowns and family dentistry.

We have been improving the smiles of residents in Custer and the surrounding areas since 1978. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

 

Contact Destination Dentistry: 605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

Posted in Oral Health

Destination Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

Destination Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

At Destination Dentistry, we expertly provide all of the advanced general and cosmetic dental procedures available including teeth whitening, short term braces, dental crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, and cosmetic bonding.

We also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth. In addition, our hygienists perform the most thorough deep cleanings for our patients whose healthy smiles need nothing else.

If your smile needs a lot more than a deep cleaning, let’s talk about cosmetic dentistry. There have never been so many ways to create the smile you deserve.

Having a drop-dead gorgeous smile is not just about attractiveness. It’s about oral health and its connection to overall physical health. It’s about self-esteem and self-respect. It’s about being comfortable with your age and stage of life. It’s about presenting yourself polished and professionally in your career, among your family members, and with your friends and colleagues.

A smile makeover brings out your very best!

What could a smile makeover do for you? Let’s talk about it. Call 605-593-9821 today to book a friendly and informative consultation at our beautiful and comfortable Custer cosmetic dental Destination Dentistry.

 

Contact Destination Dentistry: 605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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Keeping Patients Calm Since 1978

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Are you or a family member anxious about going to the dentist? Has a past experience with pain or discomfort caused you to start panicking when you think about having your teeth worked on? Have you neglected going to the dentist and fear the amount of work that might need to be completed?

If your past or current situation is causing a lot of dread, we offer options available to alleviate your fear and reduce (or completely eliminate) your pain with the required care. Oral sedation (sometimes called sleep dentistry) has helped countless Custer-area dental patients calmly undergo dental treatment. It has been used safely in various forms since the 1800s.

To discuss sleep dentistry, call Destination Dentistry at 605-593-9821 to schedule a no-pressure consultation. Our knowledgeable staff will explain your sedation options and answer all of your questions.

It is important to understand the difference between topical analgesics and sedation which are used both alone and simultaneously. Analgesics help numb the gums and nerves connected with your teeth so you don’t feel the pain. Sedation medications impact the nervous system and bring a feeling of peace and relaxation. You may choose to be minimally sedated, where you are reserved but still awake, or decide on general anesthesia which renders you completely unconscious. Together, these two solutions dramatically improve the treatment experience for patients suffering from dental anxiety, a very common condition.

Regardless of the type and level of sedation you decide to use, we will proceed with patience and understanding. Oral sedation assists in making your dental visit relaxed so you can treat all of your dental issues and restore your health. Taking care of dental caries, infections, and other pressing problems brings peace of mind and reduces the risk of further damage, including tooth loss.

Destination Dentistry in Custer is committed to oral health and complete patient satisfaction from the first visit through completion of treatment. We offer first rate dental care including sedation dentistry, tooth-colored fillings and cosmetic dentistry.

 

Contact Destination Dentistry: 605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

Posted in Sedation Dentistry

Persistent Dry Mouth? Give Us A Call.

The Destination Dentistry Guide To Dry Mouth

Dry mouth happens. Some people develop it in social situations or when they are under a lot of stress. Sporadic or infrequent dry mouth is usually not something to worry about. Chronic dry mouth, or xerostomia, is irritating and can lead to extreme health problems. If you’re experiencing chronic dry mouth, schedule a consultation with Destination Dentistry‘s expert team. In the meantime, here are a few key things to know about dry mouth.

Don’t take your saliva for granted.

Your saliva plays a critical role in maintaining your health. One of its roles is to help digest your food. The moment food enters your mouth, saliva starts breaking it down so your body can metabolize it. If you don’t produce enough saliva to perform this task your body may not be getting vital nutrients needed to stay healthy.

Saliva is a disinfectant. 

Saliva cleans the mouth of leftover food, bacteria, and fungi. This helps prevent tooth decay and infections. Many of the foods we eat are highly acidic and our saliva helps counteract those acids in our mouths.

Change your diet.

You can fight dry mouth by cutting back on caffeine you consume in drinks such as cola, coffee, and tea.  We also recommend drinking water throughout the day to make sure you are adequately hydrated.

Tobacco and alcohol can also contribute to dry mouth. Consult your physician if you are taking medication that is causing your dry mouth.

Dry mouth is not a natural part of aging. If you’ve started to experience persistent dry mouth as you age, it’s a good idea to come in for a check-up.

Your remarkable smile starts with healthy teeth.

 

Contact Destination Dentistry: 605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

Posted in Oral Health

The Dangers Of Oral Infections

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“It’s just a small sore, it will go away.”
“I’m too busy right now, I’ll go to a dentist later.”
“A little sensitivity is no big deal.”

It happens to most Custer residents at least once in their life. Your teeth become sensitive to cold drinks. A tooth develops a dull ache. A sore on the gums doesn’t heal up. An injured tooth darkens. A pain develops in your lower sinus area.

This is definitely not a situation where the “ignore it and it will go away” mentality is wise. If the pain is the result of a dangerous infection, there are grave consequences of postponing treatment. Oral bacterial infections can destroy teeth, gums and jawbone and even lead to life-threatening sepsis. In fact, prior to the 19th century, tooth decay-related infection was a leading cause of death.

An oral infection doesn’t always cause pain. Bad breath, fever, swelling in the gums, glands or jaw, or a strange taste in the mouth can indicate the presence of an infection.

If an infection is caught and treated early, there may be no additional problems. However, usually the infection is the result of a dental issue that needs to be treated. If the infection is caused by tooth decay, the decay will have to be removed and the tooth filled. If the decay has penetrated to the pulp of the tooth, a root canal may be needed.

The infection may be the result of a pocket of undrained pus called an abscess. Pus is a by-product of the immune system’s efforts to fight infection and consists of dead white blood cells.

Mouth sores have various causes including an infection or virus. White patches in the mouth can indicate thrush (an oral yeast infection). All of these conditions can be treated – but you need to see your dentist.

If you have any signs of oral infection, or haven’t had a dental exam in the past year, I encourage you to communicate with me. To schedule an appointment, call my office today at 605-593-9821.

 

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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Hiccups In Your Dental Routine

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The most common times people stop to brush their teeth are morning and night – either before or after breakfast, after dinner, or at bedtime. Common concerns that come with this routine involve hiccups in the schedule, from family life, shift work or exhaustion.

Sometimes after dinner time isn’t super cut and dried. Many Custer families face irregular weeknight routines. As the school year progresses, some have games to attend, band concerts, play practice, youth groups or other weeknight commitments. An irregular schedule ordinarily disrupts regular dental maintenance.

Many Mount Rushmore workers have daily commutes or shift work to battle with. Due to the changing landscape of Custer’s job market and the greater variety in shift schedules we see patients who are adjusting to irregularities in sleep patterns. This leads to exhaustion and often sleep takes priority over consistent brushing – either morning or night.

The most important time to be sure to brush is after eating sugar or carb-intensive foods. These foods kick start bacteria growth on the teeth without vigilant attention.

Highly acidic foods weaken the enamel, so it is best to swish with water immediately after consuming acidic foods to diminish the acid. Then brush about 30 minutes later when the mouth is less acidic. The fluoride in toothpaste helps remineralize the enamel.

Our amazing staff at Destination Dentistry have been assisting South Dakota families since 1978 to prevent hiccups in their dental routines. See how we demonstrate professional and educated instruction at http://www.destinationdentistry.net/about-destination-dentistry/.

Destination Dentistry provides more than just CEREC Same Day Porcelain Crowns or family dentistry. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, and TMJ/TMD treatment there is hygiene education and cleanings to be discussed. Sure, the cost of cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers, invisalign braces and dental bridges can all seem confusing. The key is to stay on top of the vital habits that you can control. We can help you make sense of the other stuff.

Regular checkups are vital for catching decay, infection or other problems early so let us make an appointment for your next preventative visit and keep those hiccups from causing permanent damage. Call us at 605-593-9821  to schedule!

 

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

Posted in Oral Health

Versatile Veneers For A Vivid Smile

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in Custer Have you ever wished you could quickly attach perfectly shaped, dazzling white front surfaces to your teeth? Guess what? You can! With porcelain veneers, you can eliminate smile imperfections in just one visit to your superior Custer cosmetic dental office.

The revolutionary porcelain veneer is one of the most versatile items in a cosmetic dentist’s toolbox. Veneers turn unattractive smiles into dazzling smiles with minimal disruption to existing tooth structure. They are quicker and usually less expensive than complete crowns in Custer but are made with the same durable, translucent porcelain.

It’s no that wonder that a very large percentage of people in the public eye have porcelain veneers. An actress can receive a perfect smile in the morning and appear on a talk show that evening. A supermodel can permanently remedy a discolored tooth rapid and pose for photos right after leaving her dental office. A local television news anchor can have his teeth perfectly aligned in a couple hours and report South Dakota news that same day.

We are Dan Custis and Rebecca Kretschmar of Destination Dentistry in Custer, South Dakota. We have completed hundreds of veneer placements – alone and in combination with crowns, inlays, onlays, and tooth implants for dramatic smile makeovers. Perhaps you should consider veneers as the best way to achieve your beautiful smile.

Let’s talk. Our office can be reached at 605-593-9821

 

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Ouch! Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

Are Your Teeth Sensitive In Custer?

For those of you in the Custer area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Destination Dentistry is here for you.

Drs. Dan Custis and Rebecca Kretschmar have been treating this common issue since 1978.

The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can result in receding gums, which leads to the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort.

Here in our Custer dentistry practice, our knowledgeable staff can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity issues and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.

Dan Custis and Rebecca Kretschmar usually recommend an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that lessens tooth pain after several applications. Most Custer area drugstores carry it. However, some Custer patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments available at Destination Dentistry.

Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Custer and want to have your teeth whitened. Here at Destination Dentistry, Drs. Rebecca Kretschmar and Dan Custis can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.

Call our Custer cosmetic dental office today for speedy relief for your sensitive teeth.

 

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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At Destination Dentistry, we offer a wide variety of dental services, including cosmetic and family dentistry, as well as sedation dentistry and TMJ treatment. Call us today to schedule an appointment if you are in Custer or Black Hills area.
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