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…)

You Can Change the Contour of Your Smile

Is there something about your smile that causes you to feel self conscious? Everyone deserves to have a smile they love, so if yours is holding you back, you should check out cosmetic dentistry options. These treatments can make small corrections to your smile that create a world of difference in its appearance. If your teeth are yellowed, cracked, or severely misaligned, you may need a cosmetic dentistry plan. However, sometimes, simply adjusting the contour of your smile can give you the appearance you want. In these cases, Six Month Smiles offers a solution. (more…)

Be Proactive About Protecting Your Smile

Being proactive in situations keeps you on the front foot and allows you to adjust when there is a problem. Whether it’s a professional situation or your own oral health, being prepared is always for the best! How can you be proactive with your oral health? Maintaining a proper home care regimen and attending regular dentist appointments prevents most of the oral health problems you’re likely to experience. Genetics do play a role in how likely you are to develop cavities or gum disease, but most oral health problems are preventable! It’s simply a matter of being proactive. (more…)

Wondering How to Get Rid of Oral Pain?

If you’re experiencing pain in your teeth, gums, or jaws, this is significant. While tooth sensitivity can come and go, chronic pain in your teeth is a different story. If you’re struggling to chew food, it may be due to an infection in your teeth or gums. Waiting for this oral pain to go away on its own is a bad idea. That’s because bacterial infections in your mouth don’t just clear up; they need to be removed. If you’re wondering how to get rid of oral pain, your dentist can help. Your dentist has restorative dentistry options to repair teeth and gums after infection. (more…)

Have You Asked Your Dentist About Cosmetic Options?

For most people, the dentist is a place they visit once every six months for a quick checkup. If you’re having oral health problems like tooth pain or redness in your gums, you should also see the dentist to address these issues. While your oral health is of utmost importance, so is your confidence in your smile. Your teeth are durable, but their appearance can wear down over time. Your dentist has cosmetic options to help your smile look its best. Whether you need to make adjustments to the shape or color of your teeth, your dentist can help. It’s time you ask about your cosmetic options. (more…)

Why Does the Alignment of Your Teeth Matter?

For many people, orthodontic treatment is recommended at an early age to correct misaligned teeth. Teeth can become misaligned over time, or they can simply grow in that way. It’s a common issue, but treating it can cause some hangups for patients. You may not want to go through the experience of having braces for multiple years, or you may at least want to know why the treatment necessary. Is tooth alignment really such a big deal? The case for orthodontic treatment goes well beyond the esthetics of your teeth. Here’s why the alignment of your teeth matters. (more…)

Receive Dental Implants with a Shorter Recovery Timeline

Dental implants are an incredible prosthetic option for patients who have suffered tooth loss. Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience, and you may not know what to do in the aftermath of tooth loss. Through surgery, a dental implant can replace the roots of your tooth and give you a lifelike prosthetic tooth that allows you to comfortably eat and smile. With 3D-guided surgery, the process of receiving a dental implant gets even easier. This advanced technique leads to less pain for patients, a faster treatment time, more precise placement, and a shorter recovery timeline. (more…)

Gum Disease Can Have Serious Aftermath

The bacteria in your mouth are naturally occurring, but they can still create serious problems for your oral health. That goes for the surfaces of your teeth, and your gums. Just like tooth decay, gum disease is a condition that can get much worse over time if you leave it untreated. What starts out as gingivitis (characterized by chronic inflammation), can become periodontitis in time. This condition has a corrosive effect on your jaw bone, causing you to lose bone mass, and eventually lose teeth. To avoid the serious aftermath of gum disease, treat it early and stop it from forming at all. (more…)