Is Teeth Whitening Worth the Effort?

Everyone wants a bright, beautiful smile. Depending on what you read or hear, you may know of dozens of ways to try to achieve just that. There are all kinds of tips and tricks for teeth whitening. There are also over-the-counter products that you can use to whiten your teeth at home. How can you decide which product is right for you? How can you be sure that you’re not going to be disappointed and annoyed at the end of the process? You want to be sure that teeth whitening is worth the effort and the cost before you start. Your dentist is here to help. (more…)

Rebuild Your Smile with Dental Implants

A damaged smile isn’t the end of the road. While a replacement tooth may not grow in to replace a missing tooth, you do have prosthetic dentistry options to rebuild your smile. No one deserves to go through life hiding their teeth from the world. You should be able to smile with confidence. Dental implants make that a possibility after tooth loss. These dental prosthetics have changed what it means to rebuild a smile. Dental implants provide a long-term replacement that looks and feels like a natural tooth. It’s time to explore this option for yourself. (more…)

Need to Learn More About Dental Inlays and Onlays?

The dental industry is full of different terms and procedures for different care situations. If you haven’t experienced the need for restorative dentistry before, you may not be familiar with all of the different terms you’ll hear surrounding treatment. Restorative dentistry, in general, seeks to repair teeth that have suffered physical damage or bacterial infection. The goal is to give patients the confidence in their smile and tooth structure that they had before the damage. If your tooth needs repair, your dentist may recommend a dental inlay or onlay. It’s time to learn more about these industry terms. (more…)

What Are Dental Sealants and What Do They Do?

Protecting your child’s teeth is a priority, and sometimes, you could use a little help. It takes time for your children to learn how to adequately brush their teeth. It can be difficult for your little one to reach all of the surfaces of their teeth, especially as new teeth continue to pop up. Your dentist can provide you with preventive care measures to help keep your child’s teeth safe as they grow and mature. Dental sealants are one of these preventive measures. Sealants can be used to protect the surfaces of difficult-to-reach teeth from bacteria. (more…)

Update the Way You Brush and Floss Your Teeth

It’s a good idea to check in with yourself about your oral health care routine every so often. When you do the same thing again and again without really thinking about it, you start to lose the impact of the treatment. Brushing and flossing are the basic home care practices that everyone should perform to care for their teeth. Now is the perfect time to check in on this routine. How are you brushing and flossing? Could you be doing a better job? Answering these questions can improve the long-term condition of your teeth. (more…)

How Severe Is Your Tooth’s Infection?

Severe illnesses require serious treatment, and make no mistake, tooth decay is an illness. Bacteria aggregate and infect your tooth, causing a cavity over time. However, bacteria won’t stop on the surface of your tooth. They will work their way deeper into the pulp of your tooth, and eventually into your tooth’s roots. The root canals of your tooth serve as a transportation system between other oral tissues. These roots can become infected, and they can spread that infection. If your tooth’s infection is severe, you’ll likely need root canal therapy. (more…)

Exploring Solutions for Bruxism and TMJ

When you think of the services that your dentist provides, you probably imagine checkups and cleanings. Maybe you need the occasional cavity filling or restorative treatment. However, your dentist can help with more than just damaged teeth. Your dentist is an oral health specialist, so when you experience an issue like jaw pain, you should talk to your dentist. Conditions like bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorders can wear down your teeth and cause you pain. Your dentist can provide solutions for these conditions. (more…)

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