Why Hygiene Is the Most Important Part of Preventive Care

Sometimes, the repetitive actions of brushing and flossing your teeth can seem like a minor thing when it comes to the big picture of your oral health. However, your hygiene routine can be just as important to your overall oral health as your routine schedule of preventive dental visits. Today, we take a look at the connection between your dental hygiene and your preventive dental care, and how what you do at home every day can influence your oral health for better or worse. (more…)

Dental Crowns Provide Essential Protection

Your teeth are hard and durable, but they’re not impervious to damage. The activity of bacteria and physical accidents can damage your teeth. When your teeth become damaged, they may not have the same structural integrity that allows you to chew comfortably. For those teeth, protection is required. Dental crowns are a restorative option that provides essential protection for damaged teeth. Dental crowns are versatile, and they can be used to partially cover a tooth, or completely cover it. Dental crowns are even used as part of dental implants. (more…)

Addressing COVID-19 Concerns During Dental Appointments

The disruption to daily routines caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting everyone. While there are important steps that each individual can take to limit the spread of this disease, there are still things that you want to attend to. If you have scheduled a dentist appointment within the next few weeks or months, you may be curious about how this will be affected by quarantining practices. At Cedar Dental, we are taking precautions to prevent the spread of this disease with our office practices and policies. (more…)

Teeth Grinding Does Damage

Have you ever caught yourself grinding your teeth together? It’s actually a pretty common occurrence for most people. If you get upset or anxious, you may start to grind your teeth as a reaction. These small doses of teeth grinding aren’t necessarily a huge problem, but if you’re someone who always grinds their teeth, this can do some serious damage. Teeth grinding causes wear on the enamel of your teeth. Eventually, those layers of enamel grind down and leave your tooth vulnerable to possible infection. (more…)

Dental Fillings Are a Reset Button for Your Tooth

Tooth decay is no joke. This condition can compound its negative effects over time and create a serious problem for your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Tooth decay is the product of bacterial infection. When the bacteria in your mouth aggregate on the surfaces of your teeth, they begin to grow. As they grow, they produce acid that wears down your dental enamel, eventually forming a cavity. To repair your cavity, your dentist will typically use a dental filling. Dental fillings restore tooth structure and act like a reset button for the health of your tooth. (more…)

What Hesitations Do You Have About Dental Implants?

Tooth loss can cause insecurity, pain, and long-term oral health issues. Tooth loss isn’t something you should put on the back burner. If you are missing teeth, you should replace them with a dental prosthetic. Dental implants are the most comprehensive solution for tooth loss because they replicate the root structure of natural teeth. Dental implants are strong, durable, and beneficial for your jawbone, yet, some patients still have hesitations about the treatment. If you are skeptical about dental implants, this blog will address some common concerns. (more…)

How Many Teeth Can Veneers Fix?

Porcelain dental veneers are made from thin sheets of dental porcelain that your dentist sculpts to precise specifications. Porcelain dental veneers are one of the most useful cosmetic treatments, because they can address a wide range of cosmetic issues with a single treatment. However, you may be wondering, how many teeth can veneers fix? If I need one dental veneer, do I have to get an entire set? Dental veneers can be used on a single tooth, or they can be used on many teeth to create a beautiful smile. Here’s how they work. (more…)

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