Cavities can still happen to our smile even with our best efforts to avoid them. Tooth decay can be caused by reasons other than poor oral hygiene and sugary snacks. Grinding your teeth can create tiny fractures in the teeth that can lead to cavities. Misalignment of your smile can make it hard for brushing and flossing to be effective, which can lead to cavities. No matter the cause of a cavity, when it happens, it is very important for it to be treated. A filling can treat a cavity and protect the tooth from further damage and decay. (more…)
Is Sparkling Water OK For My Teeth?
Sparkling water, especially flavored sparkling water, is very popular variety of beverage right now. The drink has become a go-to choice for those that want to get the bubbles of soda without the additional sugar. Lately, it has come into question of whether or not carbonation can weaken your teeth. Some have begun to worry because carbonation, including sparkling water, has a higher level of acidity than most beverages. Acidity can lead to acidic attacks on the outer layer of your teeth known as enamel. The important question to ask: does sparkling water have enough acidity to negatively affect your smile? Is sparkling water okay for your teeth? (more…)
The Benefits Of Dental Implants
When you lose a tooth, it can make you feel embarrassed about your smile’s appearance. Losing a tooth can also negatively impact your abilities to bite, chew, and speak. A lost tooth can also contribute to deterioration of your jawbone. A dental implant can provide benefits to a smile that has lost a tooth. A dental implant can provide a foundation for a replacement prosthetic that can restore your function and appearance. A dental implant can also help prevent bone loss in your jaw. (more…)
Root Canal Treatment: Why?
A toothache can be caused by a wide range of different reasons from a cavity to a broken tooth even to sinus issues. When a toothache is caused by inflammation and infection inside of your tooth’s inner pulp, a root canal treatment may become necessary to save your tooth. The words “root canal” can create a certain level of fear or anxiety for you, but root canal treatments are often no more painful than the toothache they are relieving. Why does a root canal treatment become necessary? (more…)
Why Do I Brush My Teeth Before Bed?
Good oral hygiene is the most important part of keeping a healthy smile. Good oral hygiene includes a brushing and flossing at least twice a day, drinking plenty of water, healthy nutrition, and dental visits every six months for an exam and a cleaning. While not every problem in your mouth’s health can be prevented by a good oral hygiene routine, many of them can be. A good oral hygiene routine also includes brushing before bedtime. Why is brushing and flossing before going to sleep so important? (more…)
Help! I Have Dental Anxiety!
If you get nervous at the very thought of going to see the dentist, you are not alone. Many Americans get dental anxiety. Fear and anxiety can cause people to skip important visits to their dentist, which keeps them from receiving preventative care and helpful treatment. Because of this, dental anxiety can actually increase the risk of developing dental complications. The longer that a person waits to go to the dentist, the longer the time a problem has to worsen. There are ways to manage your dental anxiety. (more…)
Is Bonding Right For My Smile?
If your smile makes you insecure because you have damaged, chipped, or cracked teeth, cosmetic dental bonding could be a good option for you. Dental bonding is a composite resin applied directly to your tooth. The resin is then shaped to your desired shape and size. The bonding material is color-matched to your other teeth to make it look as natural as possible. The resin material is bio-compatible and is the same material used in dental fillings. Bonding can be one of the more affordable and time-saving cosmetic dentistry options. (more…)
Enjoy The Notable Change Brought On By Teeth Whitening
How would you like to show off a smile that is notably whiter? People face the threat of dental discoloration from several different sources. Many popular foods and drinks can leave behind particles in our enamel, which will interfere with their brightness over time. People who use tobacco products, or have a previous history with them, are also at risk for problems. With a professional teeth whitening treatment, you can make big improvements by addressing those bothersome stains. With professional agents, it becomes possible to target staining particles store bought products consistently fail to treat. (more…)
Healthy Smiles Over The Holidays
The holidays can mean different things to different families. For many people, the routine of daily life may go out the window. The kids may be out of school, while the adults may have some extra time out of the office. Along with the routine by the wayside, there are sugary treats everywhere. Candy canes strewn about, cookies in the oven, and even sugar plum fairies dancing in our heads. A lot of people to just throw in the towel to self-care through the holidays to just start fresh in the new year. While the holidays should be fun, there are some ways to keep your smile healthy at this time of year. (more…)
I Think I Have A Cavity
Tooth decay and cavities are incredibly common in both children and adults. According to the National Institute of Health, the only thing more common than tooth decay is the common cold. You do your best to protect your smile by brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly, but cavities can still happen. How do you notice the signs of a cavity? Do you know why it is important to treat a cavity early? (more…)