Do You Know About Your Teeth Whitening Options?

A bright, beautiful smile allows you to feel confident in any situation. Dental staining can take that confidence away from you. If you have yellowed teeth, you may tend to hide your smile. Fortunately, there are teeth whitening options that can restore that bright, beautiful appearance. Professional teeth whitening through your dentist can deliver impressive results that you don’t get from over-the-counter products. Additionally, dental veneers give you another option for teeth whitening when you  run into stubborn stains. (more…)

Bacteria Can Invade Vulnerable Teeth

Bacterial infections are responsible for most of the oral health issues that you’ll face in your life. You’re probably already familiar with the effects that a cavity can have. Almost everyone experiences problems with cavities at some point. Treating these issues quickly can allow your teeth to recover. Conversely, waiting on treatment can cause issues to compound. Even once the bacteria has been removed, you still need a restorative solution — like a dental crown — to prevent future damage. That’s because bacteria can use any opening to invade vulnerable teeth. (more…)

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Create a Functional Upgrade?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that aims to give you a straight, bright smile. Why is this so important? Having a beautiful smile can boost your confidence and make you more comfortable in social situations. Cosmetic treatments include options like dental bonding and contouring, dental veneers, and professional whitening. While “cosmetic dentistry” is the official name for this branch of dentistry, the positive effects of the treatments aren’t limited to appearances. Cosmetic dentistry treatments can also create a functional upgrade for your bite. (more…)

Protect Your Child’s Teeth with These Easy Treatments

Your children’s oral health is an important part of their development. You want to lay a strong foundation for healthy teeth and gums, and the best way to do that is by taking proper care of them. Although your children will eventually lose their baby teeth, you still need to care for them and keep them cavity-free to preserve the health of their oral tissues for life. You can accomplish this using simple treatments at home, and at your dentist’s office. In today’s blog, we cover a few easy treatments that you can use to protect your child’s teeth. (more…)

A Dental Bridge Can Utilize Your Tooth Structure

Tooth loss creates all kinds of short-term and long-term problems for those affected by it. In the short term, you’re likely to experience pain and possibly some emotional trauma. In the long-term, tooth loss necessitates a lifestyle change, it can lower your self esteem, and it can cause your remaining teeth to shift. Replacing missing teeth quickly is important for your oral health. If dental implant surgery isn’t the right option for you, perhaps a dental bridge can help. Dental bridges utilize your existing tooth structure to support a life-like dental prosthetic. (more…)

Dental Crowns Take Attention to Detail

Dental crowns allow your vulnerable teeth to recover after a restorative treatment, and they can also be used as part of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Dental crowns are incredibly helpful for those that have suffered some sort of damage to their teeth. Most of that value comes from the attention to detail behind a dental crown. Precise measurements and careful fabrication lead to an exact fit that is comfortable and functional. If you need a dental crown, be sure you’re looking for a provider that values these qualities. (more…)

Give Yourself a Confidence Boost with Cosmetic Dentistry

Your own self confidence is comprised of a combination of different things. It has to do largely with your self perception. That has many mental components to it, but there’s an undeniable physical component as well. When you feel good about the way you look, you’re more likely to feel confident in professional and social situations. Little things, like a crooked smile or missing tooth, can cause you to lose confidence and feel uncomfortable in these situations. If there are changes that you’d like to make to your smile, cosmetic dentistry options can help you. (more…)

Are Your Teeth Healthy Enough for a Bridge?

Dental bridges are useful restorations because they can replace missing teeth in your mouth. If you suffer tooth loss as an adult, your problems can compound over time. Missing teeth cause remaining teeth to shift, and your bite to become awkward. Your teeth rely on one another to stay in alignment. Dental bridges offer a prosthetic solution by replacing an individual tooth or a series of missing teeth. However, before your dentist can fabricate your dental bridge, they will need to make sure that your remaining teeth are healthy enough, because dental bridges rely on your remaining teeth for support. (more…)

You Need to Physically Remove Bacteria from Your Teeth

Bacteria are living organisms naturally found everywhere. Everywhere includes inside your mouth and on the surfaces of your teeth. When bacteria are left alone to grow and proliferate on your teeth, they produce harmful acid that eventually causes cavities and serious harm to teeth. Getting rid of that bacteria is vital for your oral health. There are ways to chemically destroy bacteria, but physically removing them from your teeth is the most effective way to keep your teeth healthy. Today’s blog explores why that is true, and how you can best care for your teeth. (more…)

How to Address Complex Tooth Loss

Tooth loss can take many forms, and in all cases, it’s a tough experience. Tooth loss can cause you to compromise on certain lifestyle choices, and it can make you feel uncomfortable around others. Missing one tooth can be difficult, but complex tooth loss creates even more problems. If you’re missing several teeth in different areas across an arch, you need a solution that can address your tooth loss completely. That’s what dental implants provide. Implants are a surgical solution that create stability and comfort while chewing and eating food. (more…)