Is a Dental Implant the Smile Solution You Need?

Is a Dental Implant the Smile Solution You Need?Are you getting tired of dreading mealtime, all because of how difficult it has been to chew, ever since you lost a tooth? Incomplete smiles can do much more than cause embarrassment; they can make it incredibly frustrating when trying to eat, which can eventually lead to malnutrition, not to mention negatively impact one’s social life. Fortunately, modern prostheses are designed to address tooth loss from both a functional and cosmetic standpoint, with beautiful and confidence-inducing results. So rather than making do with an incomplete smile, why not talk to your dentist about how a prostheses like a dental implant could be just the solution your smile needs. (more…)

Want Whiter Teeth? Talk to Your Dentist!

Want Whiter Teeth? Talk to Your Dentist!If you spend a lot of time wishing your smile were whiter and brighter, you are not alone. Approximately 80 percent of Americans between 18 and 49-years-old want whiter teeth. Because of that, many people look to drugstore products to try to lighten their teeth. Unfortunately, most over-the-counter products are only able to lighten teeth by a few shades, and even so, they make take several months to actually create those results. Professional teeth whitening, on the other hand, is a great solution for people looking to quickly brighten their smiles! (more…)

Snacks That Are Actually Good for Your Smile

Snacks That Are Actually Good for Your SmileDo you frequently find yourself reaching for sugary snacks to try to get through afternoon slumps? Maybe you are just trying to satisfy a serious sweet tooth? In any case, the items you choose to chew on throughout the day can start to affect more than just your waistline. They can have a major impact on your dental health, as well. So, if you care about keeping your smile healthy, make sure you are reaching for snacks that can actually help to prevent dental problems, instead of ones that could sabotage your oral health. (more…)

Hoping to Avoid a Root Canal? Here’s What You Can Do

Hoping to Avoid a Root Canal? Here’s What You Can DoWho wants to be told they need root canal treatment? The likely answer is no one. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to help avoid this extensive form of restorative treatment. From forming healthy hygiene habits at-home, to eating a balanced diet, to seeking treatment quickly when your smile shows signs it could be in trouble, don’t you want to know what you can do to prevent the need for any extensive restoration? (more…)

Want to Smile Comfortably and Confidently? Ask Your Dentist About a Crown

Want to Smile Comfortably and Confidently? Ask Your Dentist About a CrownAre you worried that your smile might be in trouble, because you have recently begun experiencing major sensitivity or even discomfort when you chew or drink? These are often among the first warning signs of a dental problem, like a cavity, a chip or crack. Of course, noticeable discoloration can also be a sign of a functional problem. Though staining often seems like a cosmetic issue, it can actually be the result of decay or other damage. Fortunately, if you do find your smile in need of restoration, there are a number of modern options that can help to improve comfort and even confidence. With that in mind, a dental crown could be an ideal solution for you. (more…)

Is Your Smile Showing Signs of Trouble?

Is Your Smile Showing Signs of Trouble?When was the last time you sat down with your family and actually enjoyed the meal, without worrying that tooth sensitivity or discomfort would get in the way? Have you given up on a morning cup of coffee, or splitting dessert with friends, all because of dental pain when you try to enjoy them? If so, don’t keep struggling with sensitivity, hoping it will simply get better. The teeth are strong, but they are not able to repair themselves the way so many other parts of the body can. This is why restorative dentistry is important, when you have been experiencing discomfort, much less pain. If you want to enjoy renewed comfort, and to prevent worsening dental issues, talk to your restorative dentist if your smile could be in trouble. (more…)

Sugar and Acidity Can Wreak Havoc On Your Oral Health

Sugar and Acidity Can Wreak Havoc On Your Oral HealthDo you take great care to brush and floss your teeth daily, and visit the dentist regularly for preventive care, but still struggle with dental cavities? If so, it could be time to take a look at your diet. What you eat and drink can greatly impact your oral health, either positively or negatively, depending on what you are consuming on a regular basis. If you want to avoid cavities and other dental problems, including gum disease, eating a healthy diet can be essential. Of course, equally important to getting the nutrients your body needs, is avoiding items that could lead to dental issues, and that includes sugary and acidic foods and beverages. (more…)

Know What To Do In A Dental Emergency?

know what to do in a dental emergencySummer can be pretty unpredictable. Between vacation, summer camp, and other outdoor events,, a dental emergency can arise at any time. Your dentist will be prepared to help with whatever dental emergencies you or a loved one might have. But the more educated and prepared you are, the more calm and confident you will feel in the face of a dental emergency. There are many types of dental emergencies that can occur: (more…)

Are You Overdue for Preventive Dental Care?

Are You Overdue for Preventive Dental Care?Ever wondered how often you really need to see the dentist, if you want to keep your smile in great shape? If so, what has stopped you from simply talking to your dentist? Is it embarrassment or fear? Knowing how often you should see the preventive dentist in order to properly protect it against dental issues like cavities is key to keeping both your teeth and gums in great shape. So, what’s the answer? Well, most dentists recommend patients visit for checkups and cleanings at least twice a year. However, that is merely a suggestion. Some patients find they need more frequent cleanings in order to adequately prevent problems like cavities. (more…)

Want to Lighten Up This Summer? Talk to Your Cosmetic Dentist

Want to Lighten Up This Summer? Talk to Your Cosmetic DentistDoes it feel like years since you last proudly showed off your smile? If so, is the cause of your insecurity severe staining or noticeable discoloration of your teeth? Many things can lead to teeth that look dingy or discolored, including staining beverages like coffee and many teas, as well as soda and even red wine. Tobacco products can also cause the teeth to look deeply discolored and even generally aged. Fortunately, in many cases professional teeth whitening is all that is needed to effectively lighten teeth by several shades. So, if you want to enjoy a brighter smile this summer, why not talk to your cosmetic dentist about how professional whitening could help? (more…)