Other Aspects of a Good Hygiene Routine

For the most part, the basics of good dental hygiene aren’t necessarily complicated or difficult to remember. However, sticking to them on a consistent basis, and remembering the little things that don’t involve brushing and flossing your teeth, can sometimes be challenging. Unfortunately, forgetting the little things that keep a hygiene routine strong is often how people still develop common dental concerns, like tooth decay and gum disease. Today, we help you remember some of the other aspects of a good hygiene routine that are often easier to forget, and how they can impact the overall state of your oral health. (more…)

Dental Infections Need Attention

Bacteria are naturally present in your mouth, and when you fail to clean your teeth and gums adequately, the bacteria can build up over time. Eventually, the acid produced by bacteria will cause serious oral health issues. Those problems will compound over time the longer you wait to seek treatment. Dental infections — cavities and gum disease — are problems that need immediate attention from oral health professionals. If you are experiencing tooth pain, or you notice inflammation in your gums, make sure you schedule an appointment as soon as possible. (more…)

The Natural Cosmetic Look of Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic dentistry is used to make improvements to the appearance of patients’ teeth. While the goal of each treatment may be different — to brighten a smile, to make a smile more even, to remove surface blemishes — every cosmetic dentistry treatment needs to create a life-like smile in the end. Matching the color, shine, and hue of natural teeth allows your smile to look cohesive after receiving cosmetic treatment. Porcelain dental veneers can do just that. This cosmetic option can address a number of issues while retaining a natural appearance. (more…)

What Effect Can Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry Have?

You may assume that in order to gain big cosmetic improvements for your smile, you’d need an extensive procedure. In some cases, cosmetic treatment requires surgery or a long treatment timeline, but in most cases, it doesn’t. Most cosmetic treatments are conservative — they don’t require a bunch of additional visits, and they’re non-invasive. If you’ve never considered cosmetic dentistry before, but you want to see an improvement in the appearance of your smile, it’s time to learn more about a procedure called bonding and contouring. This conservative cosmetic dental treatment can deliver big results. (more…)

Using Dental Sedation to Soothe Anxiety

If you are someone who doesn’t exactly get excited to make their dental appointments every six months, you’re not alone. Many individuals suffer from dental anxiety, which can be caused by a number of factors. If you experience feelings of dread when you visit the dentist, or even when you think about scheduling an appointment, you may be suffering from dental anxiety. Fortunately, your dentist has a way to treat this condition. Dental sedation can provide a gentle, calming effect that allows you to comfortably schedule and attend your dentist appointments so that you can receive the care you need. (more…)

Why Should You Treat Your Child’s Cavities?

Everyone remembers losing their baby teeth. Whether or not you believed in the tooth fairy, you still went through the process of losing your first set of teeth so that your adult teeth could grow in. This second set of teeth is the one that you keep for life, making it important to clean and care for it. Does that mean it’s less important to care for baby teeth? Your baby teeth, adult teeth, and jawbone are all connected, and a health risk for one can create a health risk for the others. Although your child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out, it’s still important to treat issues like cavities. (more…)

Will Brushing and Flossing Prevent All Dental Problems?

Preventive dentistry is the best approach for extending the life of your teeth and preserving your smile. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day eliminates bacterial buildup and keeps your teeth clean. Sticking to your daily care routine at home can go a long way toward preventing cavities and gum disease, but will brushing and flossing prevent all dental problems? Every individual’s mouth is different, and genetics play a role in your oral health. Most individuals need the aid of preventive treatment in addition to brushing and flossing. (more…)

How to React to a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies are possibly the most stressful cases to address because they’re unforeseeable — that’s what makes them an emergency. If you’re experiencing chronic tooth pain, it’s probably the result of an infection. You’ll need to treat that infection with root canal therapy and a dental crown. A dental emergency doesn’t have warning signs. If your tooth cracks, breaks, or falls out suddenly, it’s not something you plan for. While you can’t plan to prevent a dental emergency, you can understand how to react. Knowing what to do next can give you the best possible outlook. (more…)

Dentures Rebuild Broken Smiles

Tooth loss is a destructive force that can disrupt your ability to eat and cause a loss of confidence. Gaps in your smile make you feel self conscious, and until you address your tooth loss, your problems may only compound. Dentures are typically used to address significant cases of tooth loss, but you don’t have to be missing all of your teeth to benefit from dentures. Denture options include full dentures, partial dentures, and implant-supported dentures. Each prosthetic has its own application. If your smile has been broken by tooth loss, dentures can rebuild it. (more…)