Nearly all of us experience a toothache at some point in our lives. What causes toothaches? They are often indicators of something wrong with our smiles. Ignoring any sudden discomfort can be detrimental to your oral health. Fortunately, the dentist often has a solution to an aching tooth.
A routine visit with your dentist can give you peace of mind when it comes to the state of your oral health. Your teeth are given a thorough cleaning, and your dentist can inspect for the presence of cavities, or other health concerns. Routine checkups for children are especially important. Because children may not brush and floss as carefully as they should, they can be more vulnerable to cavities. When your child visits the dentist, they can receive fluoride treatments for their teeth, which strengthen their enamel, and can receive dental sealants, to guard against cavities. (more…)
If you have developed a cavity or your tooth has become damaged then you may require a restoration. We actually offer a number of different dental restorations, including dental crowns and fillings. If you have an issue with the structure and health of your tooth, do you need a crown or a filling? What happens if you do not seek treatment for your tooth?
Maintaining good oral hygiene offers many benefits, but even the best habits will not make your teeth invincible. If you have a tooth that has been chipped, or cracked, your dentist can restore its appearance, and treat the damaged tooth for potential infections. Bonding and contouring can cover the damage done to your tooth, so that your smile is not marred by the unsightly damage. Remember, if you feel your issue is too urgent to wait for an appointment, emergency dentistry services are available. (more…)
The good thing about most dental diseases is that they’re preventable. The bad thing is that, once they develop, the damage they cause is irreversible. In some cases, that can include the loss of one or more teeth.
For instance, gum disease is a highly-preventable condition, but due mainly to poor hygiene and neglect, it’s also the leading cause of adult tooth loss. To help preserve your smile’s health and integrity, we explain the tenets of preventing gum disease, and what to do if the disease forms in spite of your efforts. (more…)
Have you been considering making a change to your smile with the help of cosmetic treatments? Perhaps you have already received cosmetic care with a service like teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. Whatever the case, we find that patients often overlook the importance of preventive care when it comes to enjoying a beautiful smile. As a result, we encourage you to consider some important reasons to remain committed to preventive dentistry every single day.
Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks as a result of discoloration? If so, you may initially assume that teeth whitening is the solution for you. Or, you may figure that since you want a whiter smile, visiting us for the placement of porcelain veneers is a must. As a matter of fact, there’s no universally correct cosmetic treatment for any individual because every smile is completely unique. To receive a treatment plan crafted according to your specific smile goals, we invite you to visit us for a consultation. In the meantime, allow us to offer some clarification when it comes to comparing whitening with veneers.
Are you doing your best to whiten your smile on your own? Are you trying to make the best use of your over-the-counter (OTC) resources because you want a beautiful, glowing smile? We applaud your interest in achieving a grin that you can feel proud to show off. However, attempting to perform your own cosmetic dentistry treatments will usually backfire. Our suggestion? Beyond daily brushing and flossing, come to us – the professionals – for your cosmetic needs. In the meantime, watch out for some common mishaps that can do more harm than good.
Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about cosmetic dentistry and the improvements you could make to your smile? Does your dreaming go anywhere or do you find that you like the idea but cannot quite convince yourself to seek out cosmetic treatment? If so, we suggest that you consider some compelling reasons to get serious about improving the beauty of your smile. You may be surprised by what you discover.
When you think about your smile, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Are you happy with the way it looks? Or, do you cringe a bit at the visual image of your grin because of problems like stains or allover discoloration? If you have been curious about finding a way to achieve a whiter smile but you’re not sure if teeth whitening is right for you – or another cosmetic treatment – we suggest you learn more with a cosmetic consultation. For now, however, become familiar with a few basics.