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…)

Use the Summer to Protect Your Kids’ Smiles

Use the Summer to Protect Your Kids’ SmilesNow that the kids are home from school for the summer, are you struggling to keep them busy and happy? While you might already be planning local park adventures, or even exotic vacations to fill the days, there is one other way you could help to fill their summer schedules, and that’s with dental visits. Every child should see the dentist at least twice a year for important preventive care, like checkups and cleanings, and summer is a great time to make these happen. Scheduling your kids’ next appointments over summer break can help them get the care their smiles’ need without missing any class. Plus, it’s an easy way to fill an afternoon in some wonderful air conditioning! (more…)

What’s the Big Deal About Sugar and My Smile?

What’s the Big Deal About Sugar and My Smile?Do all your favorite foods and drinks have one thing in common? Is it a lot of sugar? In fact, do your friends and family commonly tease you about your insatiable “sweet tooth”? If you are generally pretty healthy, you might not be thinking much about the impact all that sugar could be having on your oral health. Like most things, sugar, in moderation, may not be harmful. Unfortunately, consuming large amounts of sugar is one of the leading causes of a host of dental problems, including cavities and also gum disease. So, before you reach for another soda, candy bar, or other treat, it can be helpful to understand how sugar could be impacting your oral health! Preventive dental appointments are important, but a healthy diet can also help protect your oral health! (more…)

How Do I Know If I Might Need Restorative Dentistry?

How Do I Know If I Might Need Restorative Dentistry?Do you worry that your smile could be in trouble, because it’s been so long since you last visited the dentist? More specifically, have you noticed changes in your smile, recently, that could be indication you are already suffering from a dental problem, such as a cavity? Many people wonder how to know if they need restorative dentistry. They might even delay a dental visit because they’re pretty certain they do. Fortunately, modern restorations are made to look natural and feel comfortable. So there’s no reason to wonder about whether or not restoration is needed. In fact, there are actually several compelling reasons to have restorative work completed quickly, rather than delaying a dental visit! (more…)

Want a More Beautiful Smile? Cosmetic Bonding Could Be the Solution!

 

 Want a More Beautiful Smile? Cosmetic Bonding Could Be the Solution!Do you ever find yourself envious of the Hollywood stars, not because of their fame or fortune, but because of their seemingly perfect smiles? Even when you go out with friends, do you ever fixate on those with beautiful, pearly white smiles, and wonder why you couldn’t have been blessed with the same? Well, cosmetic bonding makes it possible to address most dental imperfections quickly, and with natural-looking results. So, there is no reason to envy others’ dazzling smiles. Instead, why not ask your cosmetic dentist about how treatment like cosmetic bonding could help you achieve a great smile of your own! (more…)

Stop Wishing for a Complete Smile, and Talk to Your Prosthetic Dentist

Stop Wishing for a Complete Smile, and Talk to Your Prosthetic DentistDo you ever wish you could turn back the clock, just so you could enjoy the complete smile you once took for granted? If you have suffered adult tooth loss then you know all too well how troubling it can be, both for your confidence and comfort. Patients who have experienced tooth loss become more likely to struggle with malnutrition, and may also be at risk of alignment problems that can create jaw pain and even teeth grinding. Fortunately, you don’t need a wish to enjoy a complete smile again. What you need is to schedule an appointment with a prosthetic dentist, to learn how a modern prosthetic, like a dental implant, could leave you smiling confidently and chewing comfortably again! (more…)

Tired of Struggling with Dental Pain? See Your Dentist

Tired of Struggling with Dental Pain? See Your DentistWhen was the last time you were able to split a dessert on date night or drink a cup of actually hot coffee without dental discomfort getting in the way? What about having ice cream with your kids or a glass of iced tea on a hot afternoon? If you are avoiding some of your favorite foods and drinks, or simply not enjoying them the way you once did, all because of dental pain, it’s time to see your restorative dentist! Heightened sensitivity, discomfort and tooth pain are often caused by dental issues like cavities or even infection. Fortunately, the sooner you seek restorative treatment, the sooner you can get back to enjoying your life – and meals – again, without having to worry about your smile. (more…)

What Does Your Smile Need to Stay Cavity-Free?

What Does Your Smile Need to Stay Cavity-Free?Are you bound and determined to stay cavity free? If so, what steps are you taking to protect your pearly whites from acidic erosion that can create caries, or dental cavities, as they’re more commonly called? Sure, brushing your teeth regularly can help prevent cavities. But to really protect them, there are some other simple steps you can and should be taking, too, to keep your smile cavity-free and simply healthy! (more…)

Want a Brighter, Whiter Smile? See Your Dentist

Want a Brighter, Whiter Smile? See Your DentistAre you tired of shying away from photos when you’re out with friends, or even at special occasions, because of insecurity about your teeth’s staining? Do you find yourself dreaming of the kind of bright, white smiles you see on all your favorite celebrities? If so, the great news is you don’t have to be rich or famous to enjoy the confidence that comes along with a dazzling smile. Your cosmetic dentist could quickly help to brighten your smile, and that might just improve your outlook as well! (more…)