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What Does a Dental Facelift Entail?

Our previous blog post explained how your teeth can wear down over time and make your face appear older than you really are. Luckily, a Dental Facelift performed by Dr. Robin Rutherford can often restore your teeth and revitalize your facial appearance without the need for plastic surgery. This noninvasive procedure can produce natural-looking results and can often be completed in as few as two to four office visits. To begin the Dental Facelift process, Dr. Rutherford will first study the shape of your face, skin tone, lips, teeth, and other important physical characteristics before making a personalized treatment plan. Then, depending on your smile needs, he may use dental implants to replace missing teeth or position porcelain veneers and/or dental crowns over your existing teeth to restore their youthful shape. Porcelain veneers can also easily cover broken, chipped, and yellow teeth. The length, shape, and color of your new teeth can help create a rejuvenated look, ultimately making your face appear smoother and less wrinkled. If you are looking for a way to turn back the clock without surgery, a Dental Facelift may be the answer! For more information about this innovative treatment, or to schedule an appointment with Dr….

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Why You Should Consider Getting a Dental Facelift

Have you noticed a change in your smile over the years? With age, your teeth can wear down and become shorter, especially if you grind your teeth. Shorter teeth may cause your face to appear wrinkled or collapsed since there is less space between your nose and chin. Stained, cracked, and chipped teeth, as well as dark fillings, can also add unnecessary years to your appearance. If any of these symptoms are familiar, you may be a good candidate for a Dental Facelift procedure offered at our practice. Performed by our experienced dentist, Dr. Robin Rutherford, the treatment can help rejuvenate your face without surgery or injectable fillers. Additionally, a Dental Facelift has many aesthetic benefits, including the ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, create a stronger jawline, and improve the appearance of your lips and cheeks. Keep an eye on our blog to see the next part in our series, where we will share the different procedures that may be used for a Dental Facelift. Or, if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rutherford, please feel free to contact our office today.  

Snoring Isn’t Normal

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Despite how commonly it occurs, you may be surprised to know that snoring isn’t actually considered normal. What I mean by this is that snoring isn’t simply something people do or don’t do, and regardless of whether or not you snore, all is well. In fact, snoring is often caused by one or more outside factors, some of which can potentially be harmful and may lead to more serious health concerns like sleep apnea. So, contrary to popular belief, snoring is not a condition that’s considered "normal." The good news is, there are viable snoring treatment options designed to reduce snoring and help yourself or a loved one get a healthier night’s sleep each night. As an experienced general and cosmetic dentist, I can construct a customized oral appliance to fit comfortably and securely in your mouth while you sleep. When worn properly, these appliances have proven to successfully diminish the occurrence of snoring so that you and your loved ones can sleep peacefully throughout the night. Contact The Art of Dentistry For more information about our snoring treatment, or to schedule an appointment, please contact The Art of Dentistry today.

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Top Notch Care With A Gentle Touch For over two decades, Dr. Robin Rutherford has places patients at the forefront of his cosmetic, implant and sedation practice. They are usually at the point of their lives when it’s time to address dental problems they’ve tolerated for years. “we’ll look at the mirror together, then produce a computer image of the smile you envision,” he says. “We customize your treatment, telling the lab exactly what we want and creating what you think is beautiful. Our patients tell us we listen.” Read the PDF

Making A Beautiful Difference

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I can personally attest to how a bad smile can shape your whole being. As I was growing up, my two front teeth developed stains due to loss of enamel from antibiotics I had taken when I was younger. I remember being in elementary school and children asking me what was wrong with my teeth, or did I ever brush them. I learned quickly to smile in a way that hid my upper teeth. Read the PDF

Something To Smile About

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Could a sparkling smile hold the key to your business success? Robin Rutherford, D.D.S., thinks so. But he’s not talking just about brushing and flossing (although that’s a good place to start). Instead, this owner of a thriving practice is himself a case study for busy salespeople, Executives and business owners working to stand out in a crowded competitive landscape. Through 25 years in dentistry, he’s learned to craft both winning smiles and a winning strategy for growth by determining what steps to take to rise above the competition and by consistently executing those steps. Read the PDF

Changing Lives….One Smile At A Time!

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For Dr. Robin Rutherford, the art of dentistry is not just about cavities, root canals or crowns. Thanks to technology, continuous education and skill, Dr. Rutherford’s dental practice has expanded well beyond the basics of dentistry as we know it. For the man with a 27-year career in dentistry, it’s about changing lives…one smile at a time! Read the PDF

The Art of Dentistry

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Robin Rutherford, D.D.S., knows many of his first-time patients would rather do almost anything that visit the dentist. However, when these wary patients – many of whom have delayed much-needed care – experience Dr. Rutherford’s pain-free approach, a whole new world of possibilities emerges. Soon, these once-reluctant patients have healthy, beautiful teeth worth smiling about. “Often, at the end of a new pateint appointment, they’ll say, ‘Everyone here is so nice, I’ve never had such a through exam, with such modern equipment, in any place I’ve been… Read the PDF

Odessa Cosmetic Dentist Sponsors 15th Annual Toy Drive

Dr. Rutherford collects toys and cash donations for Townsquare Cares Toy Drive Odessa, TX – Dr. Robin Rutherford, cosmetic dentist in Midland and Odessa, will be conducting a toy drive out of his practice for the holidays this year. The Art of Dentistry, Dr. Rutherford’s practice, will be collecting toys as well as cash donations for the Townsquare Cares Toy Drive. The office will be accepting donations from November 26th to December 14th. Dr. Rutherford and his staff are excited to continue sharing in the spirit of giving back to the community. He says: “Since we’ve been collecting toys for so many years, people have developed a habit of bringing their donations to us around this time of year. We really enjoy contributing to these projects that service the local community.” The donated toys will be picked up for distribution to less fortunate children in the Odessa area, and Dr. Rutherford reminds contributors that all toys should be dropped off unwrapped. Cash donations will be used to purchase additional toys before the drive’s completion. Dr. Rutherford says that participation in donation programs is a privilege and an honor for his practice, and he adds his entire staff is enthusiastic for…

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Odessa Dentist on Using Porcelain Veneers for Tetracycline-Stained Teeth

Odessa, TX–Many people might not be aware that certain medications can have a significant impact on oral health. Antibiotics such as tetracycline and doxycycline, as well as antihistamines like Benadryl have been known to cause teeth discoloration, particularly for children whose teeth are still developing. There are a number of techniques available for eliminating stains caused by medications. Dr. Robin Rutherford, an Odessa and Midland dentist, offers customized treatment plans at his practice to correct stained teeth using porcelain dental veneers. He says he can easily mask imperfections and create uniformity within the teeth structure, helping patients achieve optimal results. Dr. Rutherford says that many of his patients have discolored teeth and want to achieve a whiter smile. He adds that tetracycline has a propensity for staining teeth with a dark brown color, and these effects can become more apparent if a patient took the medication anywhere from birth to age 12. In an effort to correct discolored teeth from medications like tetracycline, Dr. Rutherford often uses porcelain veneers, which can cover the affected areas of the tooth and block out the stains. “If a patient has permanently stained teeth, they can come in for a thorough evaluation and get…

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