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…)

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…)