Dental Sealants Block Out Children’s Cavities

The most common oral health problem for children is cavities. This probably comes as no surprise. Cavities arise when bacteria are allowed to build up on the surfaces of teeth. It takes time for children to learn how to properly brush their teeth, and it can be difficult to reach certain surfaces within the mouth. Luckily, your dentist has a preventive tool that can help keep your child’s teeth safe from cavities. Dental sealants are thin layers of acrylic that can be placed over uneven tooth surfaces. These sealants prevent bacteria from building up and wearing away at the enamel of your child’s teeth. (more…)

Trust Your Dentist: Cavities Can Get Worse

Many patients often develop a sense of dread or worry before dentist appointments when they haven’t visited in some time. They worry that they dentist is going to find a cavity, and they’ll need treatment for said cavity. If you haven’t visited the dentist in a few years and your home care routine (brushing and flossing) isn’t as consistent as it could be, you very well may have developed cavities due to tooth decay. However, avoiding treatment for cavities is the wrong decision. Trust your dentist, cavities can actually get much worse if you let them. (more…)

Therapy for Damaged Root Canals

Even if you’ve never had the procedure done before, you’ve probably heard of a “root canal” before. While this is the shorthand term for this treatment, a root canal is not an action, but rather the part of your tooth that needs the treatment. Root Canal Therapy treats tooth root canals that have been seriously infected by bacteria. The tooth roots are vital to your oral health because they keep your teeth in place. It’s the canals inside these roots that allow nerves and blood vessels access to the jaw bone. From there, these channels extend out to other oral tissues. Root canals infected with bacteria can spread the infection to other parts of the body. (more…)

Maintain the Integrity of Your Teeth With Preventive Care

You may not think about your teeth in the same terms that you think about other aspects of your overall health. However, teeth are a vital part of your wellbeing. You need to keep your teeth healthy for the duration of your life — you only get one set! One of the best ways to maintain the integrity of your teeth is through preventive dental care. When you choose preventive dentistry, you address potential problems before they arise. By taking a proactive approach to oral health and avoiding extensive treatments, you can save yourself time and money as well. (more…)

Find Children’s Dental Care that You Trust

Your children’s oral health is a vital part of their overall wellbeing. While you may be thorough about following up with doctor’s appointments and the general physical health of your child, it can be easier to forget or back burner something like a dentist’s appointment. However, you can’t neglect the dental health of your children. Finding the right children’s dentistry situation is a matter of more than just scheduling and keeping appointments too. When you find dental care that you can trust, you’ll choose an environment in which your child feels comfortable and encouraged. (more…)

Contouring Is a Gentle Cosmetic Solution

Sometimes a very simple cosmetic dentistry treatment can go a long way. When you want a beautiful smile that boosts your confidence, cosmetic dentistry is the solution for you. A procedure like contouring provides gentle shaping to your gums and dental enamel to create a more symmetrical, aesthetically appealing smile. If you’ve got an abnormally large tooth or a tooth that is strangely shaped, contouring can correct for many of these imperfections. The same goes for an excess of gum tissue. Contouring is minimally invasive and can be performed in just one session. (more…)

Get your Teeth Structure and Appearance Back with Dentures

It’s easy to start to live with the little things as they come up. When you face a small change or challenge, you adjust and move on. However, some changes merit a response. You may think that you’re able to live with a condition like tooth loss, but you may not realize what you’re actually giving up. You don’t have to suffer through the pain and dietary adjustments (or potential long-term consequences) necessitated by extensive tooth loss. You can regain your teeth structure and the appearance of your smile with partial or full dentures. (more…)

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