Get Brighter Teeth For Springtime!

Get Brighter Teeth For Springtime! Springtime is a season of renewal and refreshing your life, hence the term, “spring cleaning.” Whitening your smile can be a great way to get brighter teeth for the spring season. Brightening your smile can take years off your appearance while boosting your confidence. Professional whitening treatments can get fast and significant results all while under the supervision of your dentist, which helps to cut down issues like sensitivity. Depending on your needs, you can opt for an in-office treatment or a whitening treatment that you can do in the comfort of your own home.  (more…)

What Does My Chronic Bad Breath Mean?

What Does My Chronic Bad Breath Mean?Not all bad breath is cause for concern, but chronic bad breath (known as halitosis) can be a sign of a serious problem with either your oral or overall health. Many of us may experience bad breath once in a while, especially when we wake up in the mornings or after eating smelly foods, but when it sticks around for a long period of time, it may be a warning sign. Understanding the cause of your bad breath is the first step to understanding the signals that your body may be sending you. If you have been in a constant battle trying to keep bad breath under control, you should talk to your dentist as soon as possible.  (more…)

How A Dental Extraction Can Help Your Smile

How A Dental Extraction Can Help Your SmileIf your dentist has told you that tooth extraction is necessary, you might find yourself worrying about the fact that the treatment means you will lose one of your permanent teeth. Despite the loss of a permanent tooth, dental extraction often helps your smile. It is especially helpful when you have a tooth that cannot be saved or one that poses a threat to the rest of your oral health. When an extraction is recommended, your dentist will tell you about the need for tooth extraction, and how it might benefit the long-term health and integrity of your smile. (more…)

How Does Root Canal Therapy Help My Tooth?

How Does Root Canal Therapy Help My Tooth?Tooth decay is a progressive disease that will continues to worsen without treatment. When it is detected by your dentist early enough, tooth decay can be treated and sometimes reversed. Once the decay has created a cavity in the enamel of your tooth, a filling can clear out the decay, disinfect the tooth, and restore it. If a cavity is left untreated, the decay will progress deeper inside the tooth. At this stage, the inner pulp and roots can become infected and inflamed. Root canal therapy may become necessary at this stage to save the tooth.  Without it, a tooth infection could enter the bloodstream to cause problems for your overall health. Root canal therapy can sometimes be the last chance to rescue a tooth from extraction. (more…)

Reasons To Choose Invisalign® Treatment

Reasons To Choose Invisalign® TreatmentLiving with a crooked smile can be a challenge by making you feel insecure about the way your teeth look. This insecurity can make you feel less inclined to smile, laugh, or even talk. Misaligned teeth can also increase your risks of developing oral health issues like tooth decay, gum disease, or TMJ disorder. Straightening your teeth can help to lower these risks and could increase your desire to smile. If you qualify for treatment, there are many reasons to choose Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten your smile. (more…)

Can Porcelain Veneers Update My Smile?

Can Porcelain Veneers Update My Smile?There is a common misconception that porcelain veneers give you a smile that looks like everyone else’s. A updated smile can mean one that is healthy and one that makes you feel confident. Minor imperfections or flaws to one person may make you feel unique, and there is no need to remove them to update your smile. As long as you can smile in a family photo with a full healthy grin or laugh without covering your mouth in embarrassment, your smile is great. An smile can be updated with cosmetic dentistry. With all the cosmetic treatment choices to choose from, how do you know when porcelain veneers are the right way to update your smile? (more…)

Vulnerable Tooth? A Crown Can Protect It

Vulnerable Tooth? A Crown Can Protect ItTry as we might to preventing damage and decay from affecting our teeth, life happens. An accident can cause severe damage to a tooth or advanced decay may leave it vulnerable. Whatever the situation may be that caused a tooth to become vulnerable, it is important for it to be repaired and restored. A dental crown is a permanent prosthetic device that restores a tooth’s appearance and functions. It can be color-matched to blend in with the rest of the smile. A crown can be used to protect damaged tooth or to pair with a dental implant to replace a missing tooth entirely.  (more…)

Preventive Dentistry For The Whole Family

Preventive Dentistry For The Whole FamilyThe first baby teeth begin to emerge from the gums at about six months old. At that point, preventive dental care becomes important and stays important for the rest of your life. Meaning that a family that ranges in age all between children and adults should all take part in preventive dental care. At different ages and stages in life, preventive care can mean different things. (more…)

A Straighter Smile Could Be Healthier

A Straighter Smile Could Be HealthierWhen you look in the mirror, it may seem like a crooked smile is only affecting the appearance of your smile. Maybe that affect on your appearance is affecting your confidence. While confidence in your smile’s appearance is important, crooked teeth can also cause harm to your oral health. Straightening your teeth can make them easier to clean, which decreases your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and oral health issues. Crooked teeth are more susceptible to damage and can lead to frequent headaches and jaw disorder. If you have teeth that are crooked or misaligned, straightening them can improve your smile’s health(more…)

A Cosmetic Upgrade With Dental Bonding

A Cosmetic Upgrade With Dental BondingUpgrading your smile does not mean making your smile look like a cookie-cutter smile from a magazine. Upgrading your smile means making it a smile that gives you confidence. There are several cosmetic dentistry options that can give you smile upgrade. Dental bonding is one of the least invasive ways to make a big difference on your appearance. Dental bonding can address issues like chips or cracks on a tooth or multiple teeth. Bonding can also address issues like small gaps between teeth, crooked/misshapen teeth, or teeth that are disproportionately sized from other teeth. Dental bonding can also cover deep intrinsic stains that cannot be removed by whitening.  (more…)