Can You Choose from Different Dental Crown Options?

Finding the right fit — in any situation — is all about having options available for you. That’s even true when it comes to restorations for your teeth. A one-size-fits-all approach won’t work for your teeth. You need treatment that is custom-fitted to your teeth for maximum comfort. If you need a dental crown to protect a damaged tooth, you’ll want that crown to be made based on measurements of your actual teeth, and you’ll want to have options available for the look and finish of the crown. It’s time to learn about the different options available to you for your dental crown. (more…)

Do You Need Braces to Correct Tooth Spacing?

Nearly everyone has some minor cosmetic adjustments they’d like to make to their teeth. That’s because your teeth typically don’t grow in and form a perfect smile on their own. Your teeth are affected by the shape and size of your jaw bone. Structural shifting beneath the surface of your gums can affect the way your teeth erupt and align. If you’ve got spacing issues that include crowding or strange gaps in your teeth, you may be wondering how you can correct for these imperfections. Do you really need years of braces to account for these spacing issues? (more…)

Time for a Dental Care Checklist

To maintain strong oral health, it’s important that you stick to an adequate care routine. It’s also important that you evaluate your care routine from time to time, to make sure you’re actually accomplishing what you need to accomplish. Take stock of how you care for your teeth at home, and what kind of treatment you’re receiving at the dentist’s office. When you take a preventive approach to your oral health, you’re often able to circumvent many of the common problems that plague teeth. (more…)

Can a Cavity Be Too Large to Fill?

Almost everyone develops at least one cavity in their lifetime. It’s easy for bacteria to build up on the surfaces of your teeth, and if you don’t clean them adequately, a cavity can form. It’s also important to note that tooth decay is a progressive condition, meaning it gets worse over time if you don’t treat the cause. Even if your teeth are healthy now, you can still develop a cavity in the future. It’s important to catch cavities before the situation becomes exacerbated. A cavity can become so severe that a tooth filling won’t repair it. (more…)

A Crash Course In Dental Implants

If you’re someone with a spotless dental health record, you may not think about options for tooth replacement. However, even people with strong oral health can still suffer an accident that causes tooth loss. It’s important to know that if you do lose a tooth, you have options for replacing that tooth. One of the best options for tooth replacement is a dental implant. Dental implants recreate the function and appearance of your original tooth, meaning you won’t have to sacrifice after losing a tooth. Here’s a brief crash course in dental implants. (more…)

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures for Minor and Major Changes

Have you explored cosmetic dentistry options for yourself? Everyone wants a bright, beautiful smile that lights up a room. However, many people suffer from misalignment issues, staining, and awkwardly shaped teeth. If imperfections in your smile are holding you back in professional and social settings, you should explore your cosmetic dentistry options. This branch of dentistry includes procedures that can make both minor and major changes to the appearance of your teeth. A beautiful smile isn’t out of reach — you just need to understand your options! (more…)

Is Brushing Your Teeth a Priority for You?

Many people make brushing their teeth part of their daily care routine, which is a great start. If you aren’t currently brushing your teeth at least twice a day, you should be! Brushing your teeth removes bacterial buildup and the residues left behind from food (which bacteria use to make tooth-harming acid). You should also consider brushing your teeth after meals when you can. Brushing your teeth shouldn’t be just another checklist item, it should be a priority. If you have a bad habit of forgetting to brush, it’s time to change your mentality. (more…)

Finding the Right Use and Fit for a Dental Crown

Everyone’s teeth suffer wear over time, it’s totally natural. Sometimes that wear manifests itself as a cosmetic defect, like staining of the enamel. Sometimes that wear can be more serious. If bacteria have infected your teeth, they can cause significant structural damage that compromises the functionality of your teeth and the appearance of your smile. In cases of severe infection, you may need a dental crown. A dental crown can act as a shield to protect a vulnerable tooth and give you confidence in your smile once again. (more…)

Fall Back In Love with Your Smile

Have you fallen out of love with your smile? It’s not your fault! Imperfections in the appearance of your teeth are common and totally natural. You may have some strange grooves on the surfaces of your teeth, or maybe some sharp edges. Some of your teeth may be disproportionately sized. Of course, staining of the enamel is a common problem too. All of these little imperfections can cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. The good news is, cosmetic dentistry can help. Cosmetic options like veneers, teeth whitening, and contouring will shape and brighten your smile. With cosmetic solutions provided by your dentist, you can create a smile that makes you feel confident. (more…)

Make Your Family’s Dentist Appointments for 2019

It’s the end of 2018, which has so many different ramifications for different aspects of your life. One area where you should focus is on your dental insurance benefits. Open enrollment is through, so you’ve already determined what your coverage is going to look like in 2019. Did you utilize your dental insurance benefits this year? The people covered by your policy most likely receive two free checkups and cleanings, which is a major asset. These regular dental visits can prevent cavities and other oral health issues. It’s time to start looking ahead and making dentist appointments for 2019. (more…)