Beyond the Cosmetic Benefits of Braces

Orthodontic braces are a treatment option that many patients experience during their youth. That’s because there is a period of time after you lose your baby teeth when your jaw and teeth are still growing and shifting to a large degree. Orthodontic braces are designed to gently push and pull your teeth into alignment. You may think mostly about the cosmetic benefits of braces. Who doesn’t want a straight, even smile? But orthodontic braces actually come with many more benefits than the cosmetic improvements alone. Here’s why this treatment can be so important to some individuals. (more…)

Dental Implants Can Prevent Future Tooth Loss

When you have a serious problem, you want a solution that completely fixes said problem. When that solution can actually take steps to prevent the problem from happening again, that’s even better. Dental implants are a comprehensive way to address tooth loss. Dental implants offer stability, durability, and bite power that is comparable to a natural tooth. Not only do dental implants address the problem of tooth loss, they can also help prevent tooth loss in the future by stabilizing your jawbone. It’s time to learn about the incredible power of dental implants. (more…)

Deep Cleaning Can Manage Periodontitis

If you have suffered from gum disease, you know what a serious condition it can be. If you are someone who has not experienced this type of problem, then continue to take preventive steps to avoid it. Gum disease develops when bacteria grows and forms plaques around and beneath the gum line. This produces inflammation, which over time is known as gingivitis. This is the first stage of gum disease. When gingivitis is left untreated, the condition can worsen and form periodontitis. Periodontitis is an aggressive condition that can have serious oral health consequences. If you develop periodontitis, deep cleanings can help you manage the condition. (more…)

Does Your Smile Strike the Right Shape?

The appearance of your smile is determined by a number of different factors, and it’s those factors that cosmetic dentistry can alter. The color of your teeth, their shape, and their size relative to one another all play a part in how your smile looks to others. However, there’s another factor that isn’t always considered when it comes to the appearance of smiles, and it’s one where orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry meet. The contour of your smile, that is, the overall shape of your smile is a huge determining factor in how your smile looks. Simple treatment can ensure your smile strikes the right shape. (more…)

Take Advantage of Preventive Dentistry Practices

Preventive dentistry encompasses a number of practices that are aimed at proactively preventing oral health problems. While this branch of dentistry is incredibly helpful and forward-looking, it isn’t complicated. You may already be taking advantage of preventive dentistry practices. If you’re not, it’s time to start. Simply visiting the dentist every six months for a checkup can allow you to prevent most of the common oral health problems that patients face. The rest is up to your home care routine. Time to take stock of your preventive dentistry routine. (more…)

Serious Tooth Pain May Call for Root Canal Therapy

12There are few things as frustrating as dealing with unexplained pain in your body. You may wonder, should I see a medical professional about this? Is it going to go away? What’s causing the problem? In cases where pain doesn’t subside quickly, it’s likely a sign that something is going wrong. This is true of oral health problems. If you’re experiencing tooth pain that doesn’t go away quickly, it may be a sign of a serious infection. The infection may be at the root of your tooth — literally. In these cases, root canal therapy can help. (more…)

Bonding and Contouring Are Conservative Dental Treatments

Could your teeth use a little help to look their best? Do your teeth need a lot of help to form a straight, beautiful smile? In either case, you may be surprised by the cosmetic options available to you. While cosmetic dentistry treatment can cause an incredible transformation for your smile, most of these treatment options are not particularly invasive. You can find conservative dental treatments that preserve the original structure of your teeth. One such option is dental bonding and contouring. These techniques are conservative ways to dramatically adjust the appearance of your smile. (more…)

Why Do Braces Take So Long to Work?

Many people get scared away by the treatment process for traditional braces. The experience can be uncomfortable, annoying, and long. The treatment timetable for traditional braces can be up to two years. It may be tempting to avoid this sort of treatment altogether, but that’s the wrong move. If your dentist or orthodontist recommends braces, it’s because that treatment will be best for your overall oral health in the long run. Misaligned teeth can lead to premature wear and crooked smiles. In today’s blog, we cover why braces take so long to work, and why it’s worth the wait. (more…)

Dental Implants Are a Long-Term Solution

If you suffer tooth loss as an adult, you need to replace your missing teeth. Replacing your teeth restores your smile and prevents your remaining teeth from shifting and disrupting your bite. When you decide to replace your missing teeth, you have some options. For the best long-term solution to tooth loss, you should explore dental implants. Dental implants replace the function and the structure of your missing teeth. They are durable and stable in a way that other dental prosthetics can’t replicate. If you want a long-term solution to tooth loss, choose dental implants. (more…)

Clean Your Gum Line While Brushing

How much thought do you give to brushing your teeth? If you brush your teeth at least twice a day, that’s great! But the way that you brush your teeth is just as important as the frequency. If you’re not cleaning all of the surfaces of your teeth, nor removing bacteria from your gum line while brushing, you’re doing yourself a disservice. In today’s blog, we want to cover some brushing basics, as well as the impact that brushing can have on the health of your gums. Keeping your gums clean can save you from extra discomfort and treatment. (more…)