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…)

Sedation Dentistry Could Improve Your Visit

Are you a person who struggles with dental anxiety? If so, you should know that you’re not alone. Many people develop a fear of scheduling and attending dentist appointments in their lives. This is often due to a poor experience as a child. If you had a negative experience with the dentist growing up, you may not feel comfortable in a dental office environment. The worst case scenario is that you don’t get the oral healthcare that you need as a result of anxiety. If this is happening to you, sedation dentistry can help. The relief provided by gentle sedation can improve your visit to the dentist. (more…)

Time for a Dental Education Checkup

When it comes to doing anything well, everyone has to review the basics from time to time. While fundamentals may seem simple, doing them well is vital for success. This is true in everything from sports, to playing an instrument, to the way you brush your teeth! As a regular tooth brusher, you may not even think about how you brush your teeth while you do it. This is when bad habits can begin to form. Taking an active approach to brushing your teeth ensures that you reach all of the surfaces of your teeth and gums. If you haven’t revisited your tooth brushing for a while, now is the time for a dental education checkup. (more…)

Dental Crowns Support Teeth and Restorations

Dental crowns are hollow, tooth-shaped restorations that are placed over your existing tooth to protect it from sustaining physical damage or bacterial infection. Crowns are typically used on teeth that have already suffered some sort of damage or decay. Crowns are made using measurements of your actual teeth, so they fit and appear like your natural tooth would. If a significant cavity has compromised the structure of your tooth, or your tooth has been cracked due to an accident or something you ate, a dental crown will most often be your dentist’s solution. However, dental crowns not only protect teeth, but they support other restorations as well. (more…)

Cosmetic Dentistry Brings Your Smile to Life

When your smile doesn’t feel bright and vibrant, it’s hard for you to feel that way either. Smiling is something you do when you’re happy, and when you feel self-conscious about the state of your teeth, you’re less likely to let them show. You don’t need to let teeth staining or imperfections hold you back from enjoying every moment. Cosmetic dentistry can bring your smile to life. With a wide array of treatment options each designed to tackle specific needs, your dentist can create a smile that you’ve always dreamed of. Here’s what you can look forward to with cosmetic dentistry. (more…)

Vulnerable Teeth Need Extra Help

Taking care of your teeth is one of the best decisions you can make, both financially, and when it comes to your overall well being. When your teeth suffer from bacterial decay, they may need costly restorative treatment to recover. Untreated teeth can also allow bacteria to spread throughout other oral tissues, and eventually contribute to high blood pressure. Some of the teeth in your mouth, like your molars, are more vulnerable than others. For these vulnerable teeth, your dentist has a preventive solution. Dental sealants can protect teeth with uneven surfaces, which is especially helpful for children. (more…)

Powerful Restoration with a Dental Implant

Tooth loss can disrupt your life in all kinds of unanticipated ways. If you’re missing one or several teeth, you may not be able to comfortably chew the foods you used to enjoy. The missing tooth can also disrupt the other teeth in your mouth. Without the structure and alignment of your full set of teeth, your remaining teeth may start to shift. This can cause your teeth to wear down, due to the unevenness of your bite. To recover from tooth loss, you need a powerful dental prosthetic. A dental implant allows for comprehensive recovery. (more…)