Save Your Tooth With A Filling

Save Your Tooth With A FillingDental caries is the scientific, medical term for tooth decay. Studies by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research have shown that 92% of American adults have had dental caries in their primary adult teeth, which means the odds are good that you have had or will have tooth decay. Tooth decay causes cavities. Untreated cavities can worsen and cause problems for your teeth; tooth decay can even lead to an extraction. Along with causes oral health issues, tooth decay can lead to infection that can spread to other parts of your body. Tooth decay can be treated early. Treating a cavity with a filling can prevent infection or a necessary extraction.  (more…)

Reasons To Choose Porcelain Veneers

Reasons To Choose Porcelain VeneersA perfect smile is not a cookie-cutter ideal of perfection. A perfect smile is one that makes you feel proud and confident. Minor flaws and a lack of symmetry makes your smile unique. As long as you feel confident with your smile, it is perfect. An imperfect smile is one that  leaves you feeling self-conscious or insecure. Do you cover your mouth when you talk or laugh? Do you only smile with your mouth closed? If you said yes, you may have an imperfect smile. An imperfect smile can be revitalized with cosmetic dentistry. With all the cosmetic treatment options available, how do you know when to choose porcelain veneers? (more…)

Upgrade Your Smile With Dental Bonding

Upgrade Your Smile With Dental Bonding Upgrading your smile does not mean making your smile look like everyone else’s or like a smile from a magazine. Upgrading your smile means making it a smile that you are confident in. There are ways to hide the blemishes and flaws that make you self-conscious while keeping the look that makes your smile your own. There are several cosmetic options that can give you that smile upgrade. Dental bonding can address chips or cracks on individual teeth or several. Bonding can also address issues like small gaps, crooked/misshapen teeth, or teeth that are sized out of proportion from other teeth. Dental bonding can also cover deep stains that cannot be removed by whitening.  (more…)

Ready For A Dazzling White Smile?

ready for a dazzling white smileWhen you feel insecure about your teeth and smile, it affects your confidence. As far as cosmetic issues go, discolored teeth are some of the easiest to deal with. While whitening can be easier and less invasive than other cosmetic dentistry options, it can still provide a remarkable impact on your smile. Discoloration and stains can come from several lifestyle factors such as your morning coffee, smoking, and certain foods. Routine brushing and flossing and your six-month dental cleaning can all help to keep stains at bay, but sometimes professional whitening is needed to remove tough stains.  (more…)

Do You Need Treatment For Bruxism?

Grinding your teeth can be an annoying habit. While you may sleep through it, your significant other must endure the loud, grating noises. However, bruxism does more than annoy the person in bed next to you. Without treatment, this disorder can have a negative impact on your oral health. How do we treat bruxism? What dangers can develop without addressing teeth grinding?

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How Does My Dentist Treat Children’s Teeth?

When your child has erupted their first baby tooth, it’s time for them to take a visit to the dentist. Establishing a routine of regularly going to the dentist at least every six months is vital for your child’s long term oral health. The quality of care for their baby teeth can have profound effects on their adult teeth as well. Your dentist can offer your child a number of helpful services in an environment that is comfortable and fun. Here is how your dentist treats children’s teeth. (more…)

Lower The Risk Of Developing Oral Cancer

The odds of you or someone you know developing oral cancer are uncomfortably high. It’s estimated that around 49,750 people will be diagnosed with mouth, throat, tonsil, or tongue cancer this year. Don’t risk becoming a statistic. Don’t give oral cancer a chance. You can lower your risk of developing oral cancer by cutting certain bad habits out of your life along with regular visits to your dentist. Your dentist performs an oral cancer screening during each checkup and cleaning, allowing you and your dentist to spot it early. (more…)

Why Does My Breath Smell So Bad?

Do you feel self-conscious about your breath? Are you tired of people slowly backing away from you during conversations? Are you tired of being too afraid to make a move on that cute barista at the coffee shop because you know how bad your breath is? You’re not alone. In fact, about 25% of people suffer from halitosis (bad breath). You don’t have to live with it any longer. Here are some possible reasons why your breath smells so bad. (more…)

What You Should Know About Your Baby’s Teeth

Whether you’ve just recently had a baby, have one on the way, or are beginning to think about having one, there’s information that you need to know about their dental health. Making sure that they have happy and healthy baby teeth now will help ensure that they have straight and healthy teeth when they are an adult. What do you need to know about baby teeth? What steps do you need to take to protect their oral health? Here is what you should know about your baby’s teeth. (more…)

Am I Flossing Right?

Are you dreading your next visit to the dentist because you haven’t flossed in ages? People tend to skip flossing because they think brushing does well enough by itself or they find the act of flossing too complicated to perform. Neither of these is true. While your toothbrush does a fine job cleaning the outside of your teeth, flossing is the only way to remove the plaque and bacteria that lies between them. If you are trying to build a habit of flossing or have been doing it awhile, here are some pointers to help make sure you’re flossing right. (more…)