Dr. Amanda Seay » Dentistry Redefined

  • Award winning dentist, Dr. Amanda Seay, blends science and art beautifully through long lasting cosmetic and preventative dental care in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Dentistry Redefined.

We headed to Chicago for a couple of days in April for a team coaching session with Blatchford Solutions. I think you know by now we have fun together and are not just a team but a family. This Dynamo was no different. Here we got a chance to “mastermind” and learn from other dentists and their teams from all over the country! We came back energized and ready to improve your patient experience!

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Do you wonder why we take your blood pressure at your dental appointments? The reasons are many but these are our top 3.


Reason No. 1 – Dental visits provide the perfect opportunity to screen for hypertension

People who are not being treated by their primary care physician for a systemic disease typically view themselves as being “healthy” and don’t always see their physicians regularly. However, they are seen two to four times per year for routine preventive care at their dental office! This puts us in a unique position to assess blood pressure and increase awareness about risks associated with untreated hypertension.

Reason No. 2 – Detecting hypertension in early stages can limit damage to the body
High blood pressure is classically called the “silent killer” because the condition will often lack warning signs. Most people do not feel like they have high blood pressure until it is significantly high and at dangerous levels. When it is finally detected, consistent elevated blood pressure may have already caused serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, eyes and more.

Reason No. 3 – Screening can help avert a hypertensive crisis
Hypertensive emergencies generally occur at blood pressure levels exceeding 180 systolic OR 110 diastolic, but organ damage can occur at even lower levels in patients whose blood pressure had not been previously high.

The consequences of uncontrolled blood pressure in this range can be severe and include:

Stroke
Loss of consciousness
Memory loss
Heart attack
Damage to the eyes and kidneys
Loss of kidney function
Aortic dissection
Angina (unstable chest pain)
Pulmonary edema (fluid backup in the lungs)
Eclampsia

Comprehensive care means caring about you completely!
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Do you have areas on your teeth that are discolored? What about old bonding that is beginning to break down? Is it dull? Is it stained? Is it obvious now when it looked natural before? Find out below how we can help.

More importantly, how does it make you feel? Do you smile as big or do you cover your mouth when you laugh? Those small things make a big difference in your self confidence. We get that. We can help.
BEFORE

This patient had bonding done many years ago. Over time, the finish has dulled but her natural tooth is shiny. It is no longer smooth and is bumpy where it meets the tooth. It makes the areas that are bonded obvious. Additionally, the bonding has discolored between her teeth. She feels her smile isn’t bright and that her teeth don’t look healthy. She wants to smile broadly, to laugh without worrying about her teeth.

AFTER
In one visit, Dr. Seay replaced the bonding that had become discolored and dull. Though a subtle change, it really does brighten her smile. The patient is more comfortable smiling and laughs without worrying about the way her teeth look. It doesn’t matter if you’re the only one who sees a flaw in your smile. If it affects how you feel, change it! You deserve to feel amazing!
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Thank you to all who came! We loved seeing you smile! Our patients are the best and we are lucky to have you as friends! When do you want to do this again? Don’t worry – it was such a hit, we promise to host another one again this year! For those of you who didn’t make it, we hope to see you next time! See the whole album on facebook! goo.gl/LHb88D

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Our patient was concerned about her veneers placed in 1990. The margins were stained and these older restorations did not match her natural teeth. Her smile was not as white as she would like and the gum heights were irregular. Crowns and veneers were placed from her 1st molar to 1st molar to fill out and brighten her smile and create a more esthetic gingival contour. Beautiful results!

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