If you’re embarrassed by crooked teeth, a smile transformation can make all the difference. But it’s not just about looking younger and more attractive. A Six Month Smile from Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno can improve your life in ways you might not anticipate.
How can a smile makeover transform your life?
1. It shapes the way you are perceived by others.
A man or woman who smiles often and easily is generally regarded as a forward-thinking problem solver.
2. It elevates the mood in social settings.
When you spontaneously smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when required.
3. You will feel more self-assured.
When you quit focusing on hiding your teeth, you have the power to focus on ways to obtain success in personal and professional pursuits.
Six Month Smiles are a system of clear braces that quickly and effectively straighten crooked teeth. Their name says it all. They’re an investment in yourself, and you will be excited with the results every day. Six Month Smiles are cost effective, and for most patients cost less than traditional orthodontic treatments.
If you have ever wondered what state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or have some dental problems, call Mirelez Wellness Dental to book a smile makeover consultation.
Each separate restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure performed in Clovis can address a specific dental problem. For example, a porcelain veneer can correct the surface of a tooth that is discolored or slightly misshapen. Dental bonding can fill a small chip in an otherwise healthy tooth.
Some Fresno dental problems are more extensive and require a combination of procedures. Crown restoration combined with soft tissue grafts can restore a severely decayed tooth with the root exposed. A bone graft and dental implant can restore a missing tooth in an area where the jaw bone has receded. Orthodontia followed by tooth bleaching totally transforms a smile by straightening and whitening.
What is the difference between tooth bleaching and whitening? Whitening is the term for procedures which remove surface stains to restore the degree of natural lightness. Bleaching goes even further by lightening teeth beyond their natural shade. That’s right: you don’t have to resign yourself to yellow teeth even if they have been that way your whole life! The natural shade of your teeth, by the way, like your skin and hair color, is determined by genetics.
Some Fresno smiles have been gleaming for years by regular whitening. You can maintain the whiteness of your teeth just as you maintain your fitness level. (Of course it is a lot easier to make a quick visit to your Fresno dentist once a year for whitening touch-ups than sweating in a gym several times a week!)
We live in an age where severe dental problems can be permanently corrected. You don’t have to participate in a TV makeover show in Hollywood to access these premium cosmetic dental procedures. They are available right here in Fresno, Medera and Selma. Art Mirelez has the same advanced training and extensive experience as the dentists who keep the smiles of famous actors and musicians camera-ready.
Schedule a consultation at Mirelez Wellness Dental to discover the perfect combination of procedures to achieve your ultimate smile. Our phone number is 559-761-1871.
Hopefully you are one of many health-conscious Fresno residents who is finding ways to get outside or to the gym and get moving. There has been an explosion in the variety of activities offered by personal trainers, all-purpose Fresno gyms, specialty facilities, and CA – California recreation departments in recent years.
With all these exciting ways to exercise becoming commonplace, people in the Medera, Selma, and Oakhurst areas may not be aware of the tooth risks associated with them.
I’m Dentist Art Mirelez, a concerned Fresno dentist and fitness enthusiast, and I want to talk to you today about mouth protectors.
You might think that mouth protectors are only for ultimate fighters and football players, but actually mouth guards can and should be used during any activity where a blow to the face is possible.
This includes many common sports such as pick-up basketball games, and volleybal, and bicycling. When you have a properly fitted mouth protector, you can prevent broken or lost teeth as well as lip, tongue, and jaw injuries.
Mouth protectors come in three main types: stock, boil and bite, and custom-fitted. The stock mouth protectors are pre-formed and ready to wear. Unfortunately, they rarely fit well. You can find boil and bite mouth protectors at sporting goods stores in the Clovis area. They are to be softened in water and then formed to your mouth (make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions). Custom-fitted mouth protectors can be made by your Fresno dentist to make sure you have a perfect fit.
The soft tissues that line your cheeks and lips are especially susceptible to injury when you have braces or fixed bridge work, not to mention the damage that can be caused to the orthodontic appliances themselves. For these reasons, a mouth protector is extremely important for Clovis patients undergoing these treatments. Your Fresno orthodontist may even suggest a mouth protector for your lower teeth as well.
If you have questions about sports dentistry in Fresno or any other dental issues, please contact my office and schedule an appointment. I look forward to meeting you.
Many of dentist Art Mirelez’s patients walk in for holistic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, or dental implants. Many for routine checkups and cleanings. Most really want to know if they are brushing properly. Having patients come for treatment and leave with questions answered – from which toothpaste to buy to proper tools and techniques – is our business. At Mirelez Wellness Dental we are all about educating our patients. Sometimes life is as easy as 1-2-3.
1 Soft Bristle Toothbrush Gentle brushing will accomplish the same results as hard bristle brushing without the abrasive damage to gums and gum line. There is never a good reason to use hard or medium bristle toothbrushes. Better yet, wet the soft bristle toothbrush to be sure the bristles are pliable before brushing.
2 Minutes of Brushing and Flossing Split the mouth into fourths and spend a good 30 seconds in each quarter. Hit the chewing surfaces, the inside surfaces, the outside surfaces and gently massage the gums. Be sure to address the far side of the back tooth that is never visible but can collect food and allow decay to begin. Take two minutes to floss after brushing in the evening to remove any remnants the toothbrush couldn’t coax out and to clean any beginning buildup. You have approximately 32 teeth and 32 gaps to floss clean. Two minutes should do the trick, but adding an extra minute for good measure can’t hurt.
3 Times a Day Brushing after every meal should remain the goal. This is difficult for many who are not home for the midday meal. To achieve amazing dental hygiene, brushing is priority one. There are as many toothpaste choices out there as you have teeth; without consistent brushing and flossing, those teeth are facing sure destruction. Don’t misunderstand, toothpaste is essential. Toothpaste acts as the vehicle that collects the debris, keeps the bristles pliable, fluoridates the mouth, freshens the breath and a myriad of other side jobs. But after every meal, gently removing food debris prevents breakdown on precious tooth surfaces. Even if you don’t use toothpaste after lunch, a quick brush can keep your teeth free of buildup.
Available in 1, 2, 3 Ways Call 559-761-1871 or Visit 5492 N Palm Ave in Fresno, CA – California 93704 or See us online at https://www.mirelezdental.com/
Here at Mirelez Wellness Dental we understand that nature has dealt crooked teeth, sensitive teeth, and weak teeth to many patients throughout the Oakhurst, Medera, and Selma communities. When you schedule an appointment to communicate with Dr. Mirelez, you will be advised on ways to correct your smile.
We provide our patients with the following services and many more: teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule a consultation at our office at 5492 N Palm Ave in Fresno, CA – California 93704 to ask about Invisalign braces, dental implants, veneers, teeth whitening, white fillings or the cost of dental procedures. We are devoted to providing answers. Call 559-761-1871 today.
Huh? Yep, it’s true. It’s a great time to have ugly teeth because unprecedented cosmetic dentistry provides several procedures to turn ugly to unbelievably beautiful.
Teeth whitening can benefit almost every adult. Years of staining can be magically erased in a day at your Fresno dentist’s office or over a few months with a cost-effective at-home kit. This popular treatment gives you a lot of bang for your cosmetic dental buck.
If your teeth are slightly crooked or have small chips or cracks, minimally-invasive porcelain veneers could be the answer. A veneer is a translucent, wafer-thin cover that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. Many people get veneers on the upper front teeth for a fabulous smile renewal. Call Mirelez Wellness Dental at 559-761-1871 to learn more about wonderful veneers.
Have your gums receded and thereby exposed the metal base of an old dental crown? Soft tissue grafts and/or crown replacement can fix this common problem. Call Mirelez Wellness Dental at 559-761-1871 to schedule a gum-contouring consultation.
A missing tooth detracts from your smile, even if your other teeth look great. Many Fresno people have benefited from dental implants. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the natural-looking crown. Dental implants can also anchor full or partial dentures and significantly improve life for denture wearers.
If your teeth have extreme alignment troubles, we encourage you to consider braces. Fresno dental patients of all ages are undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth and transform their smile. The newest braces are faster, less noticeable, and more comfortable than ever before.
Other cosmetic dental procedures available at Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno are inlays/onlays, dental crowns, and white fillings. If you have an ugly smile, the Mirelez Wellness Dental team of distinctive dental professionals is devoted to making it brilliant. Call 559-761-1871 today!
In today’s post, we will focus on vital behaviors that affect oral health. Of course, effective brushing and flossing are two essential habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to preserve a healthy smile.
Do eat a nutritious diet with a variety of foods. This is needed for overall physical health and a strong immune system.
Do enjoy calcium-rich dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt to neutralize acids that are dangerous to enamel.
Don’t eat sugary foods. Sugar triggers the production of harmful cavity-causing acids that weaken enamel and lead to cavities.
Don’t snack throughout the day. This accelerates plaque production and subjects the teeth to continual contact with acids.
Don’t chew on ice. (It really can crack teeth.)
Don’t drink energy drinks. They have many substances that are harmful to teeth.
Other Important Tips
Don’t use your teeth as tools. It is wiser to cut that knotted shoelace than to gnaw at it to try to untangle it.
Don’t get piercings in or around your mouth.
Don’t ignore tooth pain or sensitivity.
If you have children, meet with Dentist Mirelez about water fluoridation. If your municipal water supply is not fluoridated, you may want to give your kids fluoride supplements.
Don’t use a medium or hard bristle toothbrush. It can damage gums.
If you have an eating disorder – seek professional help right away. Bulimia and anorexia are extremely damaging to teeth. (Not to mention the toll they take on the heart and other organs.)
We encourage all of our patients to maintain a lifestyle that supports dental health as well as overall physical health. At Mirelez Wellness Dental, we serve the Fresno area with exceptional dental care including general and cosmetic dentistry. Ask us about cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.
We hope today’s post will alert blog visitors to some harmful oral health hazards. At Mirelez Wellness Dental, too often, we treat tooth decay and damage caused by the following:
1. Sports Injuries
Many parents send their children out on the playing field with a mouthguard but fail to safeguard themselves when they participate in activities that put teeth at risk. Talk to us at Mirelez Wellness Dental about custom sports mouthguards for every athlete in the family.
2. Ice Chomping
Many individuals enjoy chewing ice, especially that irresistible pebble ice you can get in some fountain drinks. You may not even be aware that you chew on the ice when you have finished your beverage. Breaking this habit can safeguard your teeth from cracks, chips, and tooth sensitivity.
3. Oral Piercings
Are you someone who expresses your personality with piercings in and around the mouth? We strongly discourage this. In addition to the risk of cracking or chipping, infection and permanent nerve damage can develop.
4. Gummy or Sour Candy
Of course all sugar-filled treats are no friend to your enamel, but gummy candy packs a double punch because it is both sugary and clings tightly to teeth. Sour candy triggers even more acid production than sugary candy alone. If your sweet tooth is extremely persuasive, chew sugarless gum.
5. Eating Disorders
These complex mental disorders have a plethora of mental and physical considerations and, for most affected people, cannot be simply wished away with willpower. If you suffer from bulimia or anorexia, we hope you are receiving the appropriate professional treatment. Be advised, however, that there are some things you can do to acquire a measure of protection for your teeth while you work through the healing process. Fresno dentist Dr. Mirelez can provide sensitive, discrete oral health guidance for those currently suffering or those who have overcome a disorder but have tooth damage as a result.
What If It’s Too Late?
If you have oral health issues due to one of these, or for any other reason, there are still ways to heal your smile. Virtually all tooth damage can be treated with advanced dentistry. We pride ourselves on providing solutions to the dental troubles caused by common smile wreckers. However, we are even happier when our patients are able to avoid them and just visit us twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. Mirelez Wellness Dental is located at 5492 N Palm Ave Ste B, in Fresno, CA – California. Call us at 559-761-1871 to schedule a consultation.
Today’s article focuses on an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure—porcelain veneers.
Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are a terrific way to fix a myriad of tooth imperfections such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape or minimal misalignment.
Have you ever hoped for a minimally-invasive facelift for a tooth without getting an entire crown? Veneers are your answer! Super-strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.
How many veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to beautify and the overall condition of your teeth. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Mirelez will counsel you on the most beneficial strategy.
The thickness, color, alignment, and shape of your teeth influence the result as well as whether you have any gum recession. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them constructed in the same “batch” at the lab.
The first step in the veneer process is to make a model of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician will use the model to manufacture the veneers to the precise size, shape, color, and level of translucency. Experienced cosmetic dentists and dental technicians elevate the level of artistry in this precise work.
Many patients wonder if veneers are as durable as their natural teeth. Though the veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth to a very tiny degree, with proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years. Dr. Mirelez will advise you in detail on proper care of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are more durable than dental bonding, which is sometimes used to correct the same types of imperfections. Dental bonding generally has a shorter life span than veneers, so keep this in mind when comparing the relative prices of the two procedures.
If you are looking for a dentist with an artistic eye for stunning porcelain veneers, give Mirelez Wellness Dental a call. My name is Dr. Art Mirelez and I have been serving Fresno, CA – California since 2003. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx4
Many people hold the belief that orthodontists only change the look of your teeth. Consequently, you might think that the only reason to find an orthodontist is if you are interested in cosmetic dentistry. The fact is that your ability to clean your teeth is enhanced when your teeth are straight and uncrowded.
When uneven teeth begin to crowd together, it becomes difficult to make vital daily cleanings effective. And, when your teeth aren’t cleaned properly, problems with plaque build-up, cavities, and gum disease commonly ensue.
If you are curious if your teeth are crowding or if your bite is not aligned, then you need to visit your dentist. Your dentist can evaluate whether or not you need to see an orthodontist, and then recommend one near you.
Also, if you feel that the appearance of your teeth is an issue, ask your dentist about a smile makeover. There are numerous state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry procedures performed daily. These include teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, crowns, and more!
Are you a parent or a parent-to-be? Today’s blog post is for you. For years, experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to begin taking children to the dentist before their third birthday. The AAP and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry now recommend that toddlers see a dentist before their first birthday, or within six months after their first tooth appears. Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Some children may have a higher risk of developing certain dental issues, even though most of these habits are ones they’ll grow out of. Other factors include:
Sleeping with a bottle
Drinking juice continually during the day
Abnormal tooth development including demineralization and staining
A mother with extreme dental caries
Other health issues
Interested in making a family dentistry appointment? Call 559-761-1871. Dr. Mirelez works with parents to ensure that their children’s smiles start out healthy and stay healthy as they grow. We also pamper busy parents who come to us for checkups and cosmetic dentistry services. We would love to provide you and your children with exceptional dental care.
Mirelez Wellness Dental Jose Arthur Mirelez, Jr., DDS, FICOI, FAGD
5492 N Palm Ave Ste B
Fresno, CA 93704
Unusual situation, needed repairs to an implant. Dr. Miralez and the whole staff went out of their way to be sure to address some issues which could have been dangerous if left untreated. This practice always endeavors to provide the best for their patients.
My experience was great. They were very nice and gentle and they would also let you watch T.V. while they work on you. Also, they would always greet you with a smile.
I am completely happy with my experience. Even though I have moved to Carmel, I continue to drive to Fresno because of the friendly staff and excellent service.
A friendly and enjoyable experience. This office is the best. They strive to provide something beyond ordinary and elevate it all to extraordinary.
I refer everyone I meet who is looking for a dentist. Great staff and always so courteous. I appreciate all that you do.
It was very refreshing to have the treatment explained along with a comprehensive estimate provided.
Fresno dentist Dr. Art Mirelez provides exceptional cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, holistic dentistry, general dentistry and so much more to patients in the Fresno, California area, including from the surrounding communities of Clovis, Madera, Selma, Oakhurst, Visalia, Exeter, Coarsegold, Lemoore, Sanger, Kerman and Coalinga, CA