Tooth loss is a common issue among many adults. With age, time, and unfortunately, neglect, you may end up losing your teeth. Tooth loss is damaging in both functional and aesthetic ways. Obviously fewer teeth makes it more difficult to chew food, and this can cause you to place stress on different parts of your mouth and jaw. Further, you may experience a decrease in confidence, knowing that your smile isn’t quite complete. Dentures are a great option for replacing missing teeth and restoring both your ability to eat and your self esteem. There are great options for dentures, thanks to modern dental advancements. Fountain of Youth Dentures, and their special design, preserve your smile. (more…)
If you’ve neglected your oral health care for some time, you’re not alone. Plenty of people slack on their regular dentist visits and don’t quite take optimal care of their teeth. It can be embarrassing to admit you’ve fallen behind. It can also be intimidating to check in with the dentist if you think you’ll be getting bad news. If you do find that you have cavities or caries, you may feel guilty or self-conscious. While using preventative practices is ideal, tooth decay and damage doesn’t have to be the end of your mouth. Restorative treatment options are here to give life to your worn-down teeth. (more…)
In our previous blog, we took a look at teeth whitening and how our professional system can remove discoloration. In today’s blog, we want to examine another cosmetic treatment, but one that can address a variety of common esthetic complaints. How do veneers transform a smile?
Your smile’s appearance can have a strong impact on your self-confidence. Unfortunately, taking excellent care of your smile may not always be able to keep its appearance blemish free. For instance, teeth stains can appear even when your teeth are in optimal health. While the stains may not indicate a serious dental issue, they can have a significant impact on your self-confidence. If your teeth have become stained, then speak with your dentist about enjoying the benefits of professional teeth-whitening, either from the comfort of home or during a quick and convenient visit to our office. (more…)
Patients who have suffered from tooth loss have more to worry about than just the appearance of their smiles. Losing the root of a tooth can also have a drastic impact on the integrity of your jawbone and the long-term state of your oral health. Because of its importance, replacing a lost tooth root is vital to replacing your lost tooth, and only a dental implant has the ability to do so. While most patients qualify for dental implant placement, there are a few things that could hold you back from receiving an implant-supported prosthetic right away. (more…)
If you snore every once in a while, then it may not seem like any cause for alarm, so you might not focus much on learning why or how to stop. However, for some patients, the condition is more than it seems, and can indicate a disorder known as sleep apnea that can have significant consequences for your overall health. Snoring is the most common symptom of sleep apnea, and when ignored, it could pave the way for increased risks of chronic health issues in the future. (more…)
The good news when it comes to cavity development? You can avoid it! While you know brushing your teeth is important, do you think you’ve got all of the details down pat as you do your best to keep teeth free of tooth decay? Or, are you secretly very excited to receive some additional essential tips for keeping your teeth nice and healthy? In either case, a review of simple ways to prevent cavity formation is always worth your time!
When you reach for your toothbrush and paste to begin your dental hygiene session, does a nagging sensation come over you? Do you eye your dental floss and wonder if you should be starting with it or ending with it? We know that these types of questions are things you often save for your dental visit and then forget to mention. The good news is that as long as you’re brushing and flossing, you’re doing a good job. As for those little questions that show up when you least expect them, our quiz is full of answers.
Like most treatments out there, Invisalign treatment requires you to adhere to some simple rules in order for it to be as effective as possible. Since “success” in this case includes a beautiful, straight smile, it’s very important that you follow the guidelines as they are laid out before you. Otherwise, you’re not going to see the straight smile of your dreams. Now, before you start to worry that this is going to be quite an undertaking, tell those thoughts to go away. Success is very easy to achieve, just as long as you keep some details in mind!
It’s one thing to wake up in the morning with chapped lips and then to get the problem to resolve throughout the day. It’s quite another to find that you can’t seem to address the problem. Instead of ending up with a supple smile, you find yourself dealing with cracking and discomfort. The good news is that we can help you by offering a quiz that will guide you toward an answer. (Of course, if you’re still in need of care, come in for a checkup!).