Essentials for Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home

The keys to preserving your teeth, giving yourself a beautiful smile, and preventing problems like gum disease all come down to the same basic principle: a consistent home care routine. If you’re being consistent about how and how often you care for your teeth at home, then you’re likely to prevent any major oral health concerns and keep your teeth looking great. Due to genetics, some patients may be more likely to develop cavities or need cosmetic dentistry treatment. However, in general, combining proper home care with biannual trips to your dentist will keep your teeth in good shape. In today’s blog, we’re covering some essentials for taking care of your teeth at home. (more…)

This Is the Most Important Dental Procedure

What can you do to keep your teeth safe and healthy over a lifetime of use? There’s one dental procedure in particular that is crucial when it comes to meeting this goal. In fact, you could consider it the most important dental procedure of all: a dental checkup. It sounds simple, and that’s because it is. By making biannual trips to your dentist for a dental checkup and cleaning, you can avoid most major oral health complications. There are restorative treatments that can help you rebuild and protect damaged teeth, but the most effective form of oral healthcare prevents that damage from ever occurring. (more…)

Dental Implants Provide Individual Tooth Replacement

Tooth loss can be a crippling condition, both physically and emotionally. It physically hampers your ability to chew and eat food. It can also cause you physical pain, and cause you to feel self conscious in social settings. Replacing your missing teeth can help you recover from tooth loss from a physical and mental standpoint. The nature of your tooth loss may influence how you choose to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are strong prosthetics that can be used to provide individual tooth replacement, but they can be used in concert to replace an entire set of missing teeth. (more…)

Understanding Different Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Cosmetic dentistry can create a brand new smile for patients without a huge treatment timetable. If you’ve never explored cosmetic dentistry options, you may be surprised by the changes that they can create, and how minimally invasive the treatment can be. To utilize the benefits of different cosmetic dentistry treatments, you first have to understand what is possible. Each cosmetic treatment can be used to create a different type of effect on your smile. It’s time to learn more about bonding, whitening, gum contouring, and porcelain dental veneers. (more…)

Gentle Care for the Most Sensitive Part of Your Tooth

When you think about what your tooth looks like, you probably picture the crown of the tooth. That’s the portion of the tooth above the surface of your gum line. This is an important part of your tooth — its strength and durability allow you to comfortably chew and eat food. It’s also the portion of your teeth that people see when you smile, so it’s important to keep the surfaces of your teeth clean. However, beneath your gum line are your tooth’s roots. This sensitive part of your tooth performs the vital task of holding your entire tooth in place. When it becomes infected, you need gentle care to restore it. (more…)

Find the Right Aligner for Your Teeth

Braces are an inevitability for some patients. When your teeth are significantly misaligned, it can cause issues for your bite that lead to premature wear and difficulty cleaning. However, not every case of misalignment calls for braces. In some cases, the misalignment is more cosmetic than anything. That doesn’t mean you want to just deal with crooked teeth throughout your life, and you don’t have to. Orthodontic aligners allow you to straighten your teeth with a shorter timetable and more discreet options than traditional braces. You just have to find the right aligner for your teeth. (more…)

What a Sleep Study Could Do for You

Are you a snorer? Many people who snore do so on a nightly basis. You may chalk the condition up to allergies, genetics, or simply a personality quirk. In reality, snoring can be caused by a number of different factors, some of which include health conditions. Not every snore is the sign of a larger problem, but in some cases, snoring can be the cause of a treatable disease. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the relaxation of oral tissues while you sleep, and your dentist can actually help you treat the condition. It all starts with a sleep study. (more…)

Cleaning, Screening, and Examination: Oral Health Essentials

If you’re someone who values your teeth and wants to maintain a healthy smile throughout your life (and who wouldn’t?), then you should be sure that you’re scheduling regular visits to your dentist’s office. In fact, you should be visiting the dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Taking this step will help you to prevent many of the common oral health problems that negatively affect your teeth. During these biannual appointments, your dentist and/or a hygienist can perform a cleaning, screening, and close examination for any oral health issues that may be developing. (more…)

Modern Dental Technology May Surprise You

If you’re still having a bad experience at the dentist’s office, it may be because you’re not visiting the right office. Of course, a good experience at the dentist is a matter of care environment. Offices that feel warm and welcoming instead of clinical can put you at ease. It’s also a matter of how the staff treats you. Are they attentive and quick to answer any questions you may have, or are they cold and dismissive? Finally, modern dental technology can make all the difference. In fact, it may surprise you how much modern dental technology can improve your experience. (more…)

What Can You Do to Keep Cavities Away?

The easiest way to handle cavities is to never get them. Dental fillings and crowns can help repair your teeth if they’ve suffered damage from harmful bacteria, but preventing cavities from forming in the first place is in the best interest of your oral health. So, what can you do to keep cavities away? Preventive dental care is actually pretty simple and straightforward. Putting in a little time and effort each day can go a long way towards keeping cavities away. If you’re an individual who constantly finds yourself struggling with cavities, then there are extra preventive steps you can take. (more…)