Schedule Your Dentist Appointment Before the End of the Year

Routine dentist appointments are part of a smart, preventive oral health strategy. Your dentist doesn’t recommend that you visit twice per year just because they like catching up with you (that’s not to say you aren’t a great conversationalist), they do it for the sake of your oral health. By attending dentist appointments every six months, you drastically reduce your risk of developing serious problems with your teeth and gums. Plus, most dental insurance plans already cover visits at this frequency. Be sure to take advantage of your dental insurance and schedule your appointment before the end of the year. (more…)

Avoid Common Causes for Infected Root Canals

Infected root canals not only cause you pain as a patient, but they can be incredibly harmful to the wellbeing of your teeth. Your root canals are the passageways through which nutrients can travel to and from teeth. They can also become a passageway for bacteria. If bacteria infect your root canals, they can then infect other oral tissues in your mouth and sinuses. Infected root canals also damage the roots of your teeth. When your roots become compromised, the entire tooth may be at risk. It’s best to avoid common causes for infected root canals by being aware. (more…)

Revamp Your Smile with Porcelain Dental Veneers

Cosmetic dentistry is full of different treatment options that can address all kinds of deficiencies in your smile. If you’ve got an issue with your smile that you’d like to correct, cosmetic dentistry likely has a solution. Cosmetic dentistry treatments can correct issues like teeth that aren’t proportionally even or pleasing, teeth with grooves or chips in them, and teeth that have faded or yellowed in appearance. One treatment in particular can give you a brand new smile all at once. If you’re ready for a beautiful white smile, it’s time to revamp your teeth with porcelain dental veneers. (more…)

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…)