What Type of Issues Can Cosmetic Dentistry Correct?

Do you have a smile that you love? For many people, there are one or two small things they’d like to change about the state of their smile. However, many people don’t take the time to explore their cosmetic dentistry options. Cosmetic dentistry includes a number of different treatments — many of which can be completed in a single office visit — that can correct all kinds of issues. The first step you should take when you want to improve your smile is to talk to your dentist. Your dentist can find the right cosmetic procedure for your individual case. (more…)

What Should You Expect from Your Dental Visits?

It’s easy for visits to the dentist to become just a checklist item. It’s something you do every six months (hopefully) without really thinking about it. If this is your approach to visiting the dentist, you may actually be receiving inferior care! It’s reasonable to want to get a lot out of your biannual checkups. Quality dental care starts with information and education. Not only should your dental practice be providing you with good treatment, but the staff should help you understand your own oral health. When you’re an informed patient, you can better care for your teeth at home. (more…)

Find an Affordable Option for Tooth Replacement

Cost should never be a barrier when it comes to quality-of-life treatments, but unfortunately, sometimes it is. Cost can even prevent people from receiving treatment that they desperately need. Tooth loss is a condition that needs attention. When you lose one or many adult teeth, it can cause your remaining teeth to shift, creating an irregularity in your bite. It can also cause more oral health problems in your gums and neighboring teeth. Replacing your missing tooth is something you should absolutely do. If it’s a matter of finding an affordable tooth replacement option, your dentist can help you. (more…)

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…)