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New Year, New Smile with Your Cosmetic Dentist Near Crestview Hills

January 25, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — kentuckydentalnews @ 10:24 pm

Your cosmetic dentist near Crestview HillsAre you ready to start the new year with confidence? If so, it is the perfect time to invest in yourself with your cosmetic dentist near Crestview Hills. Start the year off right with a beautiful new smile with effective cosmetic procedures. Dr. Darlene Sand Well combines art and science to create flawless smiles so you no longer have to feel self-conscious about your teeth. With the appearance of your teeth playing a large role in your outlook on life, it is time to revamp your life with a newly inspired smile.
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Summer Smiles

June 22, 2015

Happy active underwater child swims in pool

The sunshine and warm weather of summer puts a smile on our faces, and makes us all want to go outside and have fun. One of the best summer pastimes is lounging by your local pool, especially if you have children. Taking your kids to the pool and letting them swim is a great way to pass summer hours, get them out of the house, and sneak in some relaxation time for yourself. (more…)

A Successful Smile: Studies Reveal the Surprising Importance of Dental Aesthetics

April 13, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-Couple with VeneersCosmetic options like Invisalign, Snap-On Smile, and porcelain veneers have rapidly become some of the most popular aesthetic dental treatments in America, and it’s easy to see why. Teeth that are straight, white, and healthy are coveted and revered not only in the world of celebrity, but at every level of socioeconomic status. This is because, according to recent studies, an attractive smile is considered indicative of various desirable qualities and characteristics. In fact, research has shown that Americans perceive individuals with straight teeth to be up to 58 percent more likely to be wealthy and successful as compared to those with teeth that are gapped, crooked or diseased. (more…)

Feeling Confident in Your Smile: What Does Your Portrait Say About You?

March 13, 2015

Darlene Sand Wall MarchI feel that the camera brings out my inner critic every time. Having your photograph taken can be a fun experience, especially if you feel confident in the appearance of your smile. However, if you feel self-conscious about how your teeth will look through the exacting lens of the camera, the entire experience may prove stressful and unpleasant. Believe it or not, the way we perceive ourselves just before the click of the shutter makes a huge difference in the end result. (more…)

There’s Magic in the Air… and in Your Smile

February 13, 2015

When I think of February, the first thing that comes to mind is, yea! It’s time to celebrate the love we have in our lives! It’s the month for hearts, flowers, togetherness, and smiles. Lots of smiles.  In fact, did you know that a smile is the single most attractive feature to both men and women, and that its power can be expressed anywhere and at anytime? What better way to get a little magic stirring? I find that we rarely consider how powerful and magical a smile can truly be, and I think February – the month of love – is the perfect time to give this captivating and charismatic characteristic the attention it deserves.
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Finding Balance & Harmony within Your Smile

January 21, 2015

A few months ago, I found myself trekking through the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico, enjoying the magnificent scenery and everything the living desert has to offer. Hardy brush, blooming wildflowers, unique cactus formations, and centuries-old rock formations greeted my eyes at every turn. I did, however, come across something completely unexpected during my hike: this astounding structure in the middle of nowhere.

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As an avid admirer of balance and harmony in daily life, I was immediately struck by the beauty and composition of what I’d discovered. The stones, meticulously placed, exhibited such harmony within an undeniably intense environment like the desert. Even so, they just seemed to fit so well there, and the experience left me thinking about the concepts and techniques I apply while creating balanced, harmonious smiles. (more…)

Ringing in the New Year in a Brand New Way

December 17, 2014

I can’t believe how this year has flown by! Christmas is right around the corner and, before we know it, the New Year will be upon us. As I spent some time decorating the office for Christmas this week, one decoration in particular made me stop and think for a moment about something I believe is especially important this time of the year.

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This festive little sleigh, adorned with twinkling lights and gingham ribbon bows, has been one of my favorite holiday decorations for more than ten years. Every Christmas, I bring out the sleigh with its smiling snowmen and pine needle boughs, and I have to smile at all of the memories it carries. I love this cheery addition to the office and the unmistakable holiday spirit it contributes to the ambiance of this space. (more…)

Porcelain Veneers in Erlanger, KY

September 11, 2014

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Restorative Dentistry — kentuckydentalnew @ 3:14 pm

Porcelain Veneers in Erlanger, Ky

A common attribute I see in my patients is the desire to have a beautiful smile that is both flawless and healthy. Many of my patients fear that since they were born without a perfect smile, they will never achieve this goal. I often worry that this keeps patients, and prospective patients, from pursuing that “Hollywood smile.” I feel like I should let people know that no matter what their smile currently looks like, when they come into Dr. Darlene Sand Wall’s office they will leave with a gorgeous smile they can be proud of. One way we can accomplish this is through porcelain veneers.

Not too long ago, a patient named “Hannah” came in to Dr. Sand Wall’s office. Hannah had been unhappy with her smile for a long time. She had gone through a divorce a few years earlier and had noticed that her smile was making her self-conscious. She explained that she was unable to open up, making life in the dating world hard. She decided that it was time to do something about it which led her to sit down for a consultation with Dr. Sand Wall to determine what could be done. Together we discussed a few options which included porcelain veneers, and dentures. When the topic of dentures got brought up Hannah became really emotional, it was obvious that it was important for Hannah to keep her teeth, she told me she would be too embarrassed to have dentures at her age. I remember Hannah really used this time to ask questions and express any concerns she had about the procedure. By the end of our meeting we decided that Hannah could get her dream smile with porcelain veneers.

Hannah came in and got impressions made of her mouth which allowed me to make her veneers custom fit to her teeth and facial features. As a cosmetic dentist I think it is important that these veneers fit comfortably. However, I want them to look natural as well. Hannah walked out of my office with a set of temporary veneers while I had the permanent ones made. Sometimes the process of fabricating these veneers can be difficult because my goal is always perfection. Hannah came back to my Erlanger, KY office when we were ready to outfit her with the smile she always wanted. As soon as the procedure was completed we couldn’t have kept Hannah from smiling ear to ear if we wanted to. She was surprised at how quick and painless the whole operation was, and ecstatic about the end result.

If you feel like you could benefit from porcelain veneers like Hannah did, contact Dr. Sand Wall and set up a consultation. We are able to take care of whatever general, preventative, or cosmetic dentistry procedure you need! We serve patients from Erlanger, Cincinnati, Crestview Hills, Fort Mitchell, Florence, Union, Independence, Taylor Mill, and the surrounding communities.

 

Erlanger KY Cosmetic Dentist Compares Professional Teeth Whitening with Store-Bought Whiteners

July 18, 2013

lovely smileAre you unhappy with a dull or yellow smile? Do you want bright teeth that make you stand out? If so, you have probably considered whitening your teeth. But with so many products available claiming outstanding results, how do you know which one to choose? Your Erlanger KY dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, is here to help. She compares professional teeth whitening treatment with store-bought whiteners and toothpastes below. (more…)

Erlanger KY Dentist: What’s Your Smile Type?

June 6, 2013

smile 2How would you classify your smile? Is it coy, enthusiastic, stunning? From a researcher’s perspective, it is none of the above. Researchers classify smiles according to two types, and the smile type that you wear most often may even predict how long you will live and the quality of your marriage. Read below as your Erlanger KY dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, explains smile types and what they can tell you. (more…)

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