Learn About the Dangers of Gum Disease {Quiz}

There is a major dental problem out there that will affect a majority of Americans. It could be happening in your mouth right now, and you might not even know it. Gum disease is a widespread dental problem. It can cause tooth loss, and it rubs elbows with dangerous overall health problems like heart disease and diabetes. Patients with gum disease often experience bleeding or swollen gums, but it’s possible you will have no physical signs. Gum disease occurs when an infection is present in the gums. If left untreated, the problem can spread around the mouth and cause the jawbone to erode. ...


Protect Your Teeth, Investment With Custom Mouthguards { VIDEOS}

It’s mid-December, and that means sports like basketball are in full swing. High school and collegiate athletes everywhere are training every day and preparing for the next big game. Athletes in the Virginia Beach community can trust our office for custom mouthguards to protect their teeth and gums. Every year in America there are about 600,000 dental injuries caused by sports or accidents. Many sports today, like football, mandate mouthguards, but most still do not mandate that athletes wear mouthguards. To protect your smile and your children’s smile, and your dental investment, ...


Voila! 2 Easy Ways to Improve Your Smile Without the Dental Drill

With beauty comes pain, right? Wrong. You can fix your smile without removing your tooth enamel or spending money on costly restorations. Some of my patients assume that restoring their teeth will take several visits or require invasive treatments. That’s no longer the case. It’s almost like we waved a magic wand and fixed your problems. While patients opt for full-mouth reconstructions, crowns, or veneers, not everyone wants to have their teeth drilled. And certainly not everyone requires this type of treatment. Not to worry. At J. Wesley Anderson, Jr., DDS, we have several ...


Do Same-day Crowns Fit Your Smile? {QUIZ}

There are millions of people out there walking around with dental crowns. Dentists have used crowns for hundreds of years, and the technology has improved dramatically. We use dental crowns to repair damaged teeth, teeth with larged cavities, or teeth that have had root canals. The earliest crowns were made from hard metals, but now we use state-of-the-art ceramic material to naturally fit the crown to your smile. After a few weeks of having the crown, patients sometimes have a hard time telling the difference between the crown and their natural teeth. While crowns are versatile, it’s ...


Dr. Anderson on Dentures [VIDEO]

Dr. Anderson on Dentures [VIDEO] Dentures might seem like an old-fashioned solution to the problem of missing teeth, but for many people they’re a godsend. To find out what Dr. J. Wesley Anderson, Jr. thinks about dentures, watch this video. And when you’re ready to find out which dental option will work best for you, schedule a consultation by calling our Virginia Beach, VA dental practice at 757-932-6856.


Dental Veneers for an Awesome Smile!

Dental Veneers for an Awesome Smile! If you’ve seen Hollywood actors flashing too-good-to-be-true smiles, you’ve almost certainly seen dental veneers in action. Not everyone wants or needs that kind of smile, but dental veneers can give the smile you’ve always dreamed of. And J. Wesley Anderson, Jr., DDS in Virginia Beach, VA can expertly design and place the dental veneers that will give a smile you’ll love to show off. About Dental Veneers Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are cemented to the fronts of your teeth. The thinness of the porcelain allows the light to reflect with a ...


Get Your Whitest Smile Today!

Are you like the tens of millions of other people who are disappointed in the whiteness of their teeth? If so, don’t despair about having a smile that you love to show off. J. Wesley Anderson Jr., DDS, Virginia Beach, VA, has good news about your smile! Why Teeth Might Need Whitening Teeth can stain or discolor for a number of reasons. Certain foods and drink, such as red wine, coffee, and tea, can stain your teeth. So can smoking and using other forms of tobacco. Teeth naturally dull with aging, so whitening can be an even greater problem for older people. Finally, there are some ...


VIDEO Blog: What Dental Crown is Best for You?

Teeth can wear down, break, or fade with age. We ask a lot of our teeth, so it’s possible we may run into problems along the way. Placing a dental crown is a common procedure. It’s no more involved than having a filling. From same-day crowns to high-strength metal-fused to ceramic material, we can give you strong a durable teeth that will last for years. Here what Dr. Anderson has to say about some ways you can restore your smile with dental crowns.


3 Ways to Give Your Child a Beautiful Smile

A few weeks I came across article about children’s dentistry in America. The point of the article was that we Americans still have a long way to go when it comes to taking care of our children’s teeth. While we live in the most advanced country in the world, we can still improve when it comes to dental care. One statistic that jumped at me was that about 40 percent of children will have cavities BEFORE they start kindergarten. That’s a substantial portion of our young population. As a dentist, that concerns me. I’m worried about their dental health and worried about the association ...


5 Reasons Dental Implants Are Right for Your Missing Teeth

Missing teeth are an eyesore and can damage your overall health. Quite frankly, the list of problems that can occur from missing teeth is frightening. Not having teeth makes it harder eat the food you love or maintain a healthier diet. Furthermore, when you lose your teeth, your jawbone will recede, a process that changes the shape of your teeth. There are multiple ways to treat missing teeth, from removable dentures to permanent solutions like dental bridges and dental implants. One thing our office recommends is treating missing teeth with dental implants. We work with an oral surgeon ...


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