The Benefits Of Dental Implants

The Benefits Of Dental ImplantsWhen 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?

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?

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!

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?

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

Healthy Smiles Over The HolidaysThe 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

I Think I Have A CavityTooth 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…)

Busy? A Same-Day Crown Saves Time

Busy? A Same-Day Crown Saves TimeThe health of your smile is important. While you should take the time to take care of your teeth, you should also leave plenty of time for the important things in your life, like your family, friends, etc. Traditional methods of placing a dental crown meant taking a mold of your tooth and bite to send to a third-party lab. This method could take weeks while you wore a temporary crown. Investments in advanced dental technology have made it so that you can get your crown created and placed in a single visit to your dentist(more…)

Making The Most Of Dental Benefits

Making The Most Of Dental BenefitsIt’s that time of year: the air starts to get a little cooler, holiday decorations are going up, Christmas music is in the air, and it’s getting close to the expiration of your dental benefits. Most dental plan benefits will run out by December 31st. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, only 2.8% of patients with PPO dental plan participants will actually reach or exceed annual maximum of their plans. Check with the specifics of your dental insurance plan, but most people’s benefits will not run over into 2018. If you are not using the maximum of your benefits, you could be leaving money on the table.   (more…)