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By Gairhan Dental Care
February 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: botox  

As the aging process takes its course, you may start to notice a crinkle in your skin that wasn't there before. One might be a nuisance, but botoxseveral can take a toll on your self-esteem. Fortunately, with more than 6 million administered treatments each year, BOTOX is the most popular FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Here at Gairhan Dental Care, Dr. Emily Gairhan is qualified to perform complete facial aesthetics such as BOTOX, as well as dermal fillers. Read on to learn about the benefits of these restorative treatments.

What is BOTOX?

Frowning, squinting, raising your eyebrows—these are all successful ways to express ourselves, but sometimes, they come with consequences: fine lines and wrinkles. Also known as Botulinum toxin, BOTOX is a minimally-invasive injectable that removes wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles. It works to make skin visibly smoother by operating beneath the skin surface to target the underlying muscle activity that causes these imperfections.

How BOTOX Can Benefit You

As you grow older, the skin loses elasticity. It becomes thinner, drier, and loses its ability to protect itself from damage. Dr. Gairhan uses BOTOX injections to decrease the appearance of horizontal lines and expression wrinkles. Other advantages to BOTOX include:

  • Minimal downtime
  • Subtle and predictable results
  • Quick and efficient procedure
  • Preventive anti-aging method

Treatment and Recovery

The BOTOX injection process only takes 10 minutes to complete. Dr. Gairhan will safely administer this dermal filler into the appropriate problem areas after addressing your goals and performing an analysis of the facial muscles during your consultation.  Because there is minimal downtime, you can return to your daily routine once you walk out the door.

Interested? Give Us a Call

If your skin furrows and folds due to crow's feet, frown lines, or forehead lines, consult with Dr. Gairhan to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. She can discuss your aesthetic goals and address any questions or concerns that may arise. For more information about BOTOX filler injections and other services provided in our office, visit our website or call to  schedule an complimentary appointment. You can reach us at 870-931-1100 Monday - Wednesday 8am - 5pm and Thursday from 7am - 3pm.

By Gairhan Dental Care
January 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

At Gairhan Dental Care offers a full menu of cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers. Thin, tooth-shaped laminates custom-Dental-Veneersmade from fine ceramic, veneers cover the front side of teeth flawed by stains, chips, pits, and more. Dr. Emily Gairhan and her team will help you achieve your smile goals! Read here about the many benefits of porcelain veneers.


What's wrong with your smile?

If it's healthy, you're blessed. However, smile appearance plays an important role in your self-confidence. Small defects such as cracks, an obvious gap at the front of your mouth or stains from coffee and tobacco change how you interact with people. Research from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry proves this.

Dr. Gairhan helps people attain their best-looking smiles. Porcelain veneers are very popular and effective in regularizing tooth shape and color. Plus, they strengthen weak tooth structure for a smile that's as durable as it is beautiful.


The details on porcelain veneers

Dr. Gairhan consults one-on-one with her patients. She performs a comprehensive examination, including photos and X-rays and considers patient input in all her care plans.

If porcelain veneers are your best choice, she'll take oral impressions and send them to Arrowhead Dental Lab in Utah. This high-tech lab fabricates veneers individually, coloring and shaping them to disguise flaws and to achieve a very natural look.

Also, you should know that Dr. Gairhan resurfaces each tooth receiving a veneer. This enamel reduction allows your laminates to fit well and to bite with the opposite arch of teeth properly. Because enamel is removed, veneers are considered a permanent dental refurbishment.

Finally, when your veneers are ready, Dr. Gairhan will etch your teeth and bond the veneers in place with a cement which is tooth-colored and very strong. A special light activates the bonding chemical in the glue.


Benefits of porcelain veneers

1. Veneers improve your smile appearance, giving you that all-important WOW factor without looking artificial or out of place.

2. These beautiful laminates are resilient. Eat your usual healthy diet,and expect your veneers to last at least 10 years.

3. Veneer care is as simple as brushing, flossing and getting your routine check-ups and cleanings at Gairhan Dental Care.

4. Your teeth will feel as good as they look. After your veneer procedure, you may experience a bit of dental and gingival (gum) sensitivity, but this will resolve.


Learn more

Your oral health and smile aesthetics will improve when Dr. Emily Gairhan and her team work with you on a care plan that makes sense for your needs and goals. Contact them today for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, and be sure to ask about our porcelain veneers. Phone Gairhan Dental Care in Jonesboro, AR, at (870) 931-1100

By Gairhan Dental Care
July 24, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

Crowns cover up teeth that have undergone restorative procedures and that have certain defects, like cracks. Your dentist in Jonesboro, AR, Dr. Emily Gairhan, is more than happy to provide patients with crowns and tell them more about their benefits.

Crowns are porcelain covers that:

  • conceal unattractive teeth
  • reinforce teeth and
  • protect restorative procedures, like root canals

The procedure is simple. It only takes two to three visits:

  • Your dentist numbs the area the crown will be placed.
  • The dentist makes takes an impression of your teeth then sends it to a lab where a technician creates custom-made crowns.
  • You are given a temporary crown and make another appointment with your Jonesboro dentist.
  • Your dentist shapes/restructures the tooth to fit under the crown.
  • If little tooth structure is left your dentist builds it up with filling material that should support the crown.
  • The permanent crown is attached with resin that hardens when exposed to a special light source.

In order to take proper care of your natural teeth and crowns, you need to brush twice a day and floss, at the very least, once before bed. This dental regimen reduces risk of dental decay, as well as eating healthier. Avoid sugary foods that contain acid-producing bacteria that eat away at your teeth.

Bi-annual dental appointments are another great preventative measure. Your dentist will give you a dental exam to ensure there aren't any issues and give you a professional cleaning.

If you suffer from bruxism, it's a good idea to wear a mouth guard or splints to increase your crown's lifespan.

For more information on dental crowns, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Emily Gairhan in Jonesboro, AR, as soon as possible.

By Gairhan Dental Care
May 28, 2019
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Sealants  

Sealants help your children avoid painful tooth decay. Your Jonesboro, AR, children's dentist, Dr. Emily Gairhan, offers the protective coatings at Gairhan Dental Care.

How do sealants help my children's teeth?

Sealants are designed to protect your child's pre-molars and molars from cavities. They're usually applied once your son or daughter's Childrenpermanent teeth erupt.

The pre-molars and molars, located at the back of the mouth on both sides, contain small pits and grooves that help you tear and chew food. These structures tend to collect plaque, a colorless, sticky substance that causes tooth decay. Unfortunately, the pits and grooves are so small that they can't be reached with toothbrush bristles.

Clear plastic resin sealants fill in these tiny openings in your child's teeth and prevent plaque from forming in them.

Why are sealants recommended for children?

Your child's permanent pre-molars and molars are a little weak when they first erupt and are more susceptible to tooth decay. Sealants protect these fragile teeth and prevent cavities. Although many people regard cavities as minor nuisances, tooth decay weakens teeth and increases the chances that your child will one day need additional dental treatments on a tooth.

Sealants can also help you prevent cavities in your pre-molars and molars, although the coatings may not be covered by dental insurance if you're an adult.

How are sealants applied?

Before your child receives sealants, his or her teeth will be cleaned and dried, then etched with a solution that helps the sealants adhere to the biting surfaces of the teeth. Liquid sealants are brushed on to your child's pre-molars and molars, then hardened with a curing light. The entire process only takes a few minutes but protects your child from cavities for up to a year.

During regular checkups, your child's dentist will examine the sealants and reapply sealants if needed. Although sealants normally don't need to be replaced, they may wear away if your child grinds his or her teeth at night.

Protect your children's teeth with sealants! call your Jonesboro, AR, children's dentist, Dr. Emily Gairhan, at (870) 931-1100 to schedule your son or daughter's appointment.

By Gairhan Dental Care
March 13, 2019
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Teeth  

There are many steps you can take to promote healthier teeth in your child. Some of the best ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy Teethinclude scheduling regular dental exams and cleanings, teaching your child good oral hygiene habits, and feeding your child a healthy diet. At Gairhan Dental Care, Dr. Emily Gairhan is your Jonesboro, AR, family dentist for helping your child maintain healthier teeth.

Regular Dental Visits

Regular dental visits with your child’s Jonesboro, AR, family dentist are a great way to keep your child’s teeth healthy. Regular dental visits include an oral exam, during which the dentist can check for signs of tooth decay. Dr. Gairhan might recommend dental sealants, which can safeguard against cavities. Regular dental visits also include a professional teeth cleaning that is more thorough than what most people are able to accomplish at home with daily brushing and flossing.

Good Oral Hygiene Habits

Helping your child develop good oral hygiene habits at home from an early age is another way to keep your child’s teeth healthy. It can also set the stage for maintaining life-long good oral hygiene habits. Good oral hygiene habits include gently brushing at least twice a day with an appropriately sized toothbrush with soft bristles. Good oral hygiene habits can also include helping your child floss between teeth regularly.

Healthy Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy. Consuming an excessive amount of foods and beverages that are high in sugar can increase your child’s risk of developing tooth decay. Sugars mix with lingering bacteria in the mouth and form an acid that erodes tooth enamel, which leaves teeth vulnerable to decay. Limiting sugar consumption in your child’s diet is a simple way to keep your child’s teeth healthier.

There are many ways to help your child maintain healthy teeth. Visiting the dentist regularly, establishing good oral hygiene habits at home, and maintaining a healthy diet are some of the best ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy. Schedule your child’s next dental checkup with Dr. Gairhan, your Jonesboro, AR, family dentist, by calling Gairhan Dental Care at (870) 931-1100.

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