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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Caring For Invisalign

Evans Dental Care offers Invisalign, the clear aligner system that straightens teeth without the metallic look of braces. Another perk of Invisalign clear aligners is that they require less maintenance and won’t prevent you from eating certain foods.  Although you won’t have to make too many changes, there are still guidelines you should follow to wear and care for your aligners!


You should remove the aligners each time you eat, but if you do eat anything while wearing the aligners make sure to clean them thoroughly afterwards. It is also best to brush and floss your teeth before putting the aligners back in.  Ideally when wearing clear aligners, you would only drink water. Colorful drinks can stain the aligners and too many hot drinks can eventually warp the plastic.  If you do drink anything other than water while wearing the aligners you should rinse them with warm water afterwards. 


Cleaning the clear aligners regularly is important for your teeth and straightening treatment.  Clear aligners can become discolored over time without losing their effectiveness, but the color can show on your own teeth and continue to darken.  There are several soaking solutions available over the counter, but brushing the aligners is also a sufficient cleaning option.  Do not use toothpaste to brush the aligners because subtle abrasive properties of toothpaste could harm the aligner.  It is best to use mild dish soap and a soft bristle brush to clean the aligners each time you brush your teeth.


To learn more about Invisalign and all the services we provide at our practice, visit www.evansdentalcare.com for more information. To schedule an appointment at Evans Dental Care in Williamsburg, VA, call 757-349-8877.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

What Is An Apicoectomy?

At Evans Dental Care we preform many root canals to save teeth that are badly damaged or infected.  During a root canal a dentist removes any inflamed or infected tissue, and thoroughly cleans the root canal system. In about 90% of cases, the tooth heals and doesn’t require further treatment. When an infection won’t go away or the canals become re-infected after root canal treatment, our doctors can perform an apicoectomy.


An apicoectomy is also called a root-end resection and is performed to remove damaged tissue and seal a tooth’s root from any further infections.  The procedure involves a small incision in the gums, followed by removal of any infected tissue and finally the end of the root tip itself.  A root-end filling is placed there to act as a seal, preventing reinfection. The gum is sutured, and most patients only feel slight discomfort or swelling during healing.  If you have a tooth infection lingering after a root canal gone wrong, please contact us to discuss your treatment options.


To learn more about the apicoectomy procedure and all the services provided at the practice, visit www.evansdentalcare.com for more information. To schedule an appointment at Evans Dental Care in Williamsburg, VA, call 757-349-8877.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Dental Bonding

Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth. In relation to dentistry, the definition of bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. With the advancements in dental technology, Dr. Peter Evans DDS, of Evans Dental Care can apply dental bonding that may last for over 10 years with proper oral care.


Dental bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures and very little preparation is needed in advance for the treatment. Anesthesia isn’t necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. Dental bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete. Because bonding material can chip, it is important to avoid such habits as biting fingernails and chewing on pens, ice or other hard food objects. Tea, coffee, cigarette smoke, and other substances can stain the resin used in bonding.


If you have questions or concerns regarding dental bonding or cosmetic services, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.evansdentalcare.com for more information. To schedule an appointment at Evans Dental Care in Williamsburg, VA, call 757-349-8877.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Periodontal Maintenance

In its most advanced stages, gum disease can lead to gum recession, and even tooth loss.  Evans Dental Care wants to make sure it never gets to that point for you and your family!  When plaque builds up on a tooth, the gum starts to pull away from the tooth and form a pocket around the buildup, which only leads to more gum recession.  A scaling and root planing procedure is used to treat this buildup and prevent the later stages of gum disease.


Scaling and root planning are two parts of a deep cleaning procedure your dentist can perform to help reverse the progress of gum disease.  The procedure beings with scaling, which is the process of the dentist removing plaque from the surface of the teeth, all the way down to the gums. Root planing is the term for any minor contouring to smooth the surface of a tooth near the root.  When plaque has been removed and the tooth root has been smoothed, the gums that have pulled away will have a clean, smooth surface to reattach to as they heal.


To learn more about deep periodontal cleaning and the other services we provide, visit www.evansdentalcare.com for more information. To schedule an appointment at Evans Dental Care in Williamsburg, VA, call 757-349-8877.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dental Implants

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums and are used to replace missing teeth.  Dental implants have the ability to make a difference in your smile as well as boost your confidence.  With advances in technology, our doctors at Evans Dental Care use implants to replace a single tooth or to replace an entire arch. In order to receive implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone structure to keep the implant in place.


The following are just a handful of benefits that make dental implants an investment worth considering:



  • Dental implants restore smile aesthetics

  • Boost confidence

  • Allow you to eat foods that are difficult or impossible with missing teeth or dentures

  • Allow you to follow your usual oral care routine


If you have questions or concerns regarding dental implants or restorative dental services, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.evansdentalcare.com for more information. To schedule an appointment at Evans Dental Care in Williamsburg, VA, call 757-349-8877.

Pediatric Dentistry

Evans Dental Care is proud to serve the families from our community, and we want them to know it’s just as important for children to have regular dental visits.  A child’s first dental visit should be scheduled between when the first baby tooth appears, and the child’s first birthday.  Baby teeth eventually come out, but their growth and development is important for overall oral health for the child and the development of their adult teeth. Baby teeth should be brushed and cared for like adult teeth, and it’s important to monitor their growth and development. 


Missing any tooth for too long can change the development of surrounding teeth and compromise the structure of the jaw bone, but regular checkups can keep a child’s tooth development right on track.  Our dentists are skilled and experienced in administering dental care to children.  If your child has seems nervous about seeing a dentist for the first time, we recommend going through a brushing routine with them at home, and talking about the dental visit before you arrive.  Once we get your child’s oral health off to a great start, we offer a full range of services for child patients including dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants.


We love to see good oral hygiene habits formed early, and make lifetime patients out of kids from our community!  To learn more about the services we offer, visit www.evansdentalcare.com for more information. To schedule an appointment at Evans Dental Care in Williamsburg, VA, call 757-349-8877.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Teeth Whitening

Keeping teeth white is easier said than done. With all of the coffee, wine, and foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. A tooth whitening is an excellent way to revive your smile and restore the natural color of your teeth or possibly make them whiter. At Evans Dental Care, we utilize a tray system that is designed to put the confidence back into your smile.


Teeth whitening trays are one of the many options available to whiten yellow teeth. At Evans Dental Care, this tray whitening system is completed in two steps. The first step is to make an impression of your teeth. With this impression, our doctors can produce custom whitening trays that can be used more than once. Finally, you will take the whitening gel and utilize it over a period of a few days.


If you have questions or concerns regarding teeth whitening or cosmetic dental services, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.evansdentalcare.com for more information. To schedule an appointment at Evans Dental Care in Williamsburg, VA, call 757-349-8877.

Caring For Invisalign

Evans Dental Care offers Invisalign, the clear aligner system that straightens teeth without the metallic look of braces. Another perk of In...