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Thomas J. Novak. DDS, Blog

Dental Implants Have the Power to Save Your Smile!

February 21, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnovak @ 5:32 pm

young woman's pretty smileMissing teeth are a problem for millions of people across the United States, downgrading their confidence and making it more difficult for them to enjoy their favorite goodies. If you are among the many who are frustrated by gaps between your pearly whites, you might be looking for a solution that will save your smile and help you get back to living life to the full. Dental implants might be perfect for you! Let’s take a look at how this procedure can rescue you from your gap-filled grin.


Need a Confidence Boost? Ask Your Dentist About Clear Aligners

January 26, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnovak @ 4:13 pm

close-up of clear alignerPerhaps your dentist recently informed you that your crooked teeth are endangering your oral health, or maybe you’re just sick of seeing your misaligned smile whenever you look in the mirror. Either way, an orthodontic treatment might be what you need to achieve teeth that are beautiful and healthy. But metal braces are ugly! Moreover, if you’re an adult, braces can make you feel like you’ve gone back in time to high school (especially if you have a goofy coworker who you know will call you a “metal mouth). Fortunately, there are alternatives to traditional metal braces. Let’s take a moment to talk about clear aligners and their benefits.


Want a Smile Makeover? Porcelain Veneers May Be Perfect for You!

January 10, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnovak @ 3:28 pm

happy smiling coupleThere are lots of things that are worse than an unattractive smile, such as serious diseases, natural disasters, and filing your taxes. Still, no one wants to cringe when they look at their own teeth. Cosmetic flaws can downgrade your confidence and make you hold back from showing off that winning personality of yours. Instead of simply putting up with the things you don’t like about your pearly whites, you can correct those imperfections with porcelain veneers. How do veneers work, and how can they give you the smile makeover that you’ve been wanting?


Your Weatherford Dentist Makes Dental Implants Work

December 15, 2017

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dental implant and crownThere is an old adage that claims you never know what you have until it’s gone. If you don’t have a complete set of teeth, you probably know just how true that saying is. Without all of your chompers in place, it can be difficult to eat a nutritious diet. Plus, you may face other problems as well, including embarrassment over your incomplete smile and bone loss in your jaw. Dental implants might be the perfect solution for you! Let’s discuss some of the basics of this life-changing treatment.


How a TMJ Mouthguard Can Solve Your Jaw Pain

December 2, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnovak @ 11:46 pm

An occlusal splint.It’s the middle of the night and you wake up to your wife twisting and turning underneath the bedsheets. Startled, you crawl over and ask her what’s wrong. “My jaw won’t stop hurting, babe. I can’t sleep,” she says. On top of that, her head won’t stop aching, even after taking painkillers. You’re worried it could be something else but not sure what.

If you’re looking for a solution for you or loved one’s chronic jaw pain, a TMJ mouthguard could be the answer. Read on to learn a solution for your chronic aches and pains. (more…)

Warning! Your Cosmetic Dentist Says You’ll Love Your New Smile

November 20, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnovak @ 10:04 pm

teenage boy laughing covering eyeAre you in a rut, feeling down and lacking confidence? Are you unhappy with what you see in the mirror? If these scenarios describe you don’t beat yourself up over it. Your smile is really that important, and you deserve to feel confident and assured of yourself. Your trusted cosmetic dentist understands how you feel and has a way to solve this problem.


Your Weatherford Dentist Delivers the Smile You Desire in Six Months

November 19, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnovak @ 11:04 pm

woman smiling with clear bracesFall is nearing an end and so is high school football, but your daughter and son are already making plans for the prom coming up in the spring of next year. They have six months to select a formal gown and tuxedo, and to straighten those troublesome teeth that have been bothering them since childhood. Thankfully, your Weatherford dentist has an option to deliver the smile they want by then. Read on to learn about the benefits of Six Month Smiles.


Afraid of the Dentist? Sedation Dentistry Can Help!

October 24, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnovak @ 1:36 am

afraid of dentistDo you avoid making dental appointments? Do you create any excuse you can think of to avoid climbing into that big chair so your dentist can take a look at your teeth? Dental anxiety is a common problem; you shouldn’t be ashamed if you are among the countless individuals who start to squirm when they think about getting their mouth worked on. Fortunately, many dentists do everything they can to help their patients feel comfortable. They may even use sedation dentistry to make your appointment a breeze.


What Is the Best Solution for Your Bruxism?

October 2, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnovak @ 5:17 pm

making a night guardEveryone might grind their teeth occasionally when they’re annoyed or angry, but persistently putting pressure on those pearly whites of yours can lead to serious problems. Bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause headaches and, moreover, it puts that smile of yours in danger. The pressure that you put on your teeth may cause them to break or crack over time. Ouch! What factors are behind bruxism, and what is the best solution for this problem?