Do you love dessert, almost more than life itself? When out with friends are you always the one that can’t pass up the pastry case, or dessert after dinner? Has anyone ever accused you of being a real life cookie monster, or a cupcake addict? If so, you might not be surprised to learn that your sweet tooth could increase your odds of requiring a dental filling or other restorative treatment. That is because the more sugar you consume the more likely you are to struggle with dental decay. Fortunately, you don’t have to completely quit sugar to help better protect you smile. You just need to be mindful of what you are eating, and make smart decisions where your dental care is concerned. (more…)
You may have the Christmas season on your brain, now, but have you considered that the start of a new year is just around the corner? If you want to spend 2017 enjoying great oral health, don’t wait until New Year’s Day to make resolutions to care for your smile. Instead end the year on a positive note, by forming some healthy habits now. Preventive dental care isn’t complicated or time consuming. It just takes a commitment to care for your teeth and gums consistently, during the year. (more…)
Do you remember how excited you felt, the first time you lost a tooth as a child? You likely called your parents over, anxious to share the good news with them. You might have even helped the tooth along, by wiggling it with your tongue or biting into an apple. Unfortunately, when adults lose teeth the emotions are often markedly different. Most adults feel anxious, embarrassed and even frustrated by tooth loss. They may also find themselves worried about how their smiles will look and function following the tooth loss. Fortunately, that is why prosthetic dentistry exists, to help restore incomplete smiles, so patients can enjoy confidence and comfort, once again! (more…)
This Christmas, is there only one thing that you really want? If it is a more beautiful smile, have you considered how cosmetic dentistry could help? There is no reason to settle for a smile that is causing you insecurity, or to wait around wishing for change, when cosmetic treatment could help hide many imperfections, and actually leave you with a more beautiful-looking smile. From staining to inconsistencies in the size or shape of teeth, professional cosmetic treatment could help hide those imperfections, and leave you with a smile you’ll want to show off throughout the holiday season and beyond! (more…)
Do you frequently suffer from jaw, or even neck and ear pain? Have you noticed your teeth feeling sore or tender, lately, not only when you enjoy meals but when you wake up in the morning, as well? Can you see visible wear along the edges of your teeth? If so, have you considered that you could be suffering from teeth grinding, which is known as bruxism. This is a condition that can be difficult to diagnose, since patients most often grind their teeth when they sleep, or even subconsciously during the day. That said, a dentist can help determine if bruxism could be to blame for your dental problems, and other aches as well. If you are diagnosed with bruxism, the good news is that minimally invasive treatment is often an effective way to stop the habit, and to protect the teeth! (more…)
Do you want to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile? If so, what steps have you taken, thus far, to protect your oral health against common threats like cavities? While some studies indicate that the vast majority of adults will experience cavities, they are still a preventable problem. To protect your smile, you just need to combine routine, professional dental care with healthy habits, formed at home. For instance, does your dental hygiene routine include daily flossing, as recommended by your preventive dentist, or do you skip this key step? Is your diet comprised of healthy foods or sugar-filled treats? Looking at what the smile really needs to stay healthy and cavity-free, can certainly help in your quest to enjoy prolonged oral health.
As an adult you might still remember the excitement you first felt when you lost your baby teeth? But do you ever find yourself wondering what the purpose of those baby teeth was? While helping your kids care for their own precious smiles, you might become particularly curious as to the importance of baby teeth and how essential their care actually is to overall oral health. Baby teeth are actually quite important, and taking great care of them can help set kids up for a lifetime of good dental health. (more…)
Have you spent several weeks, or even months, struggling with pesky dental discomfort? If so, why have you not seen your restorative dentist? Most people know that dental restorations can help restore their smile’s function and comfort, yet they may be concerned about treatment, out of fear how the restoration might change the smile’s appearance. Fortunately, modern dental restorations are more seamless than many of their predecessors, allowing dentists to help improve patients’ comfort and their confidence, through restorative treatment. So, if you suspect you could have a cavity, crack, or other dental problem, don’t delay a dental visit. Instead, talk to your dentist about the natural-looking ways your smile could be restored. (more…)
Do you frequently find yourself trying to hide your smile, because of imperfections in your teeth? Staining might not sound like a big deal, but teeth discoloration can cause a great deal of insecurity, making it difficult to smile confidently, even amongst friends. Sadly, most people will struggle with tooth stains, to some extent, due to the porous nature of the teeth’s enamel. Though this material is incredibly strong, it is not entirely stain resistant, which means, over time, the foods and beverages you enjoy can eventually cause the teeth to begin looking yellow, grey, or simply dull. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening can help reverse these effects of staining, leading to brighter and often simply better-looking smiles!
Did you recently lose a tooth? As an adult, people rarely experience the same level of excitement and joy they did as children, when losing teeth. For kids, tooth loss serves as an important rite of passage, a visible sign that they are growing up. Sadly, for most adults, tooth loss causes a mix of embarrassment and anger, instead. Plus, many people worry about how their smiles will look and function following tooth loss. Will they be able to chew comfortably and effectively? Will they be able to smile confidently again? Modern dental prostheses make it possible to rebound from tooth loss with both confidence and comfort. So if you have lost a tooth, it is time to speak with your dentist about the effective ways your smile can be restored through prosthetic dentistry! (more…)