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Are You Dealing With TMJ Pain? Try Botox for Relief! Nov 1st, 2019

You may recognize Botox®, or botulinum toxin, as a wrinkle fighter. But it has proven to be effective for more than just smoothing away fine lines. Because Botox relaxes your facial muscles, it can relieve pain in your mouth and jaw, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. TMJ disorder causes discomfort...

Boost Your Confidence With a Smile Makeover Oct 1st, 2019

Smile makeovers can consist of a wide variety of cosmetic procedures tailored to your unique goals. At David E. Willey, DMD, located in Sebring, Florida, Dr. Wiley and his team of dedicated experts are prepared to offer you a partial or complete smile transformation guaranteed to help you put your...

7 Good Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip Your Dental Cleaning Sep 1st, 2019

Having excellent oral health is a big part of your overall well-being and health. To live a truly healthy lifestyle, you need to visit the dentist twice a year for a cleaning.  Many patients skip their bi-annual cleanings with the excuse that it isn't necessary, or they don't have the...

Tips for Maintaining Your Teeth Whitening Results Aug 8th, 2019

Your smile says a lot about you. It communicates your mood, what’s on your mind, and some less obvious things, like what you value — such as good hygiene, a professional appearance, and self-respect.  A bright smile may even land you a job or spark a new relationship. Perhaps that’s...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Getting Veneers Jul 9th, 2019

Dental veneers are most often thought of as a cosmetic dentistry solution for a variety of smile imperfections, such as discoloration and staining, minor chips, and uneven spacing. But did you know that some smile concerns we think are strictly cosmetic can actually pose a threat to the integrity of...

How Do I Know if I'm Having A Dental Emergency? Jun 14th, 2019

Life can be rather unpredictable at times, and once in a while accidents do happen. In many cases, these accidents are minor and are not much cause for concern, but what about your mouth? How do you know if what you’re experiencing is minor or if you’re having a real...

What Is Laser Teeth Whitening? May 17th, 2019

As you age, your teeth tend to show their wear. Years of eating, drinking, and lifestyle can dull and darken teeth’s enamel, and no matter how attentive your dental care, your smile will never be as dazzling as you would like. For those whose teeth are deeply stained, or discolored...

Why Go Anywhere Else? We’ve Got Botox Apr 1st, 2019

Since receiving FDA approval in 2002 for cosmetic use, Botox® has become an industry favorite for its proven ability to eliminate the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and deep creases. But Botox offers several medical uses as well, especially in dentistry. Dr. David E. Willey is an experienced cosmetic and general...

5 Ways They can Improve Your Smile That You Didn't Know About Mar 12th, 2019

If you find yourself hiding your smile due to teeth you’re not proud of when you’re in front of cameras, colleagues, or friends, veneers can help. The custom shells, which are usually made of porcelain, can cover your front teeth to enhance their overall appearance. David E. Willey, DMD, provides...

Missing Teeth? Why Dental Implants are Your Best Option Feb 15th, 2019

Dental implants make it easy to show off your smile. They’re so natural-looking that it’s hard to distinguish them from the real thing. Dental implants also offer numerous other advantages over dentures and bridges for replacing missing teeth. Sebring, Florida’s most recognized oral health care expert, David E. Willey, DMD,...

All the Gain Without the Pain: Laser Technology has Come to Dentistry Jan 30th, 2019

Despite approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1994, acceptance of dental lasers into the mainstream has been slow going. This may have more to do with the cost of equipment and the wholesale change to some dental procedures, since the benefits from a patient’s standpoint are enormous....

Cancer and Your Oral Health Jan 28th, 2019

A healthy mouth is imperative for a patient who has cancer and is undergoing treatment.  Cancer and cancer treatments, like chemotherapy, weaken your immune system.  This can leave you more prone to infection.  Sometimes these infections can be serious enough to delay cancer treatment.  Studies indicate that 1/3 of all...

Back to School Dental Health Tips Jan 28th, 2019

Back to school is just around the corner! Start the school year off with a healthy smile. Now is the perfect time to schedule your child’s teeth cleaning and evaluation for cavities. The summer time offers the flexibility to schedule before our Northern friends return and calendars becomes bogged down...

Spring Cleaning and Dentistry Jan 28th, 2019

Spring signals a new beginning and a time to prepare for the rest of the year. Most of us start spring cleaning with our homes and businesses. This process typically involves removing old material from our lives, organizing systems, and implementing new features to improve the quality of our life....

The Untold Facts About Dental Insurance Jan 28th, 2019

Do not let the lack of dental insurance keep you from visiting the dentist! Many times patients can actually save money in the long run without dental insurance. Our practice works with our patient’s to prioritize treatment to address dental problems in a timely and effective manner. Dental insurance is...

WHY DOES DR. WILLEY REFER TO DENTAL SPECIALISTS Jan 28th, 2019

WHY DO I NEED TO SEE A DENTAL SPECIALIST? The quarterback for your favorite football team cannot play every position to the highest skill level. It is impossible for the quarterback to become a great passer and at the same time become a great tackler and kicker and receiver! The...

X-Rays and Your Dental Health Jan 28th, 2019

X-RAYS Radiographs (X-rays) are necessary to provide Dr. Willey and his staff valuable information to properly diagnose and treat your dental problems.  Our practice utilizes Dexis digital radiography.  This technology allows us to reduce your exposure to radiation by 50%!  Dexis radiography allows our practice to see images immediately so...

LASER TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION Jan 28th, 2019

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE Dentistry is entering a new and exciting era of technology.  Our practice has utilized lasers in patient treatment for 20 years.  We recently incorporated a new Biolase iPlus Laser into our treatment.  This new laser allows us to treat many cavities without anesthesia.  It also can be used...

What story does your smile tell? Jan 28th, 2019

WHAT STORY DOES YOUR SMILE TELL? Every smile tells a story! If you are not happy with the story your smile tells, then it is time to consider a smile make-over. Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of options to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. Sometimes a simple...

Diabetes and Dental Health Jan 28th, 2019

Diabetes affects over 29 million Americans. This statistic reflects that almost 10% of the population is diabetic. Research shows that 8 million people are living with diabetes and don’t know it. Most of us understand the effects on our overall health, but do not know that diabetes plays an important...