It goes without saying that our grins endure a significant number of oral threats on the daily. Indeed, from dangerous decay to chronic teeth-grinding and everything in-between, maintaining a healthy smile for life can sometimes seem like a daunting process. In some situations, however, protection from oral bacteria may not necessarily be the biggest issue, and instead a noticeable chip or crack may make you feel insecure about your smile. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist takes a look at the negative impact noticeable cracks or chips have on one’s self-confidence, and how cosmetic bonding and contouring can help.
Loving the smile you are in is a major goal that many individuals aim to achieve. Your dentist also encourages cosmetic smile upkeep, but also emphasizes the importance of oral health as a priority. In fact, your oral health is affected by such a wide variety of concerns that ensuring its proper care is a lifelong, never-ending process. Still, threats such as decay and infection can significantly break down all of the effort you have put into your health, and it is imperative to seek assistance as soon as possible. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist takes a look at the manner in which decay progresses and infects the inside of a tooth, as well as how a root canal treatment may be able to help.
In light of oral cancer awareness month, last week’s blog took a look at the manner in which oral cancer develops and affects a variety of individuals of all ages. Indeed, your oral health is influenced by a myriad of threats, concerns, and more, and it is up to you to ensure its proper care. In some situations, however, function, health, and structure may be in tip-top condition, leaving your biggest threat as those to your smile’s appearance. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist will explain the benefits behind cosmetic dentistry and how there are a few different treatment options to handle a variety of blemishes.
It is no surprise at this point that preventive dentistry is the name of the game when it comes to ensuring the health of your smile for life. Indeed, taking care of your grin is a lifelong practice that is heavily involved, and falling short on any step can become potentially detrimental for its health and strength. In some cases, however, threats may not be avoidable in their entirety, but there are steps you can take to reduce risk. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist discusses the importance of checking for oral cancer when you come in for your visit, as well as what steps you can take to reduce your risks.
Oral health is far from straight-forward, as there seems to be a never-ending list of concerns that can threaten it. Some of these may include dental decay or infection, while others consist of bruxism and TMJ disorder. Indeed, this list means that constant care and consideration must be given to how we treat our grins. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist wants to take a look at the importance of preventive dentistry and how staying on top of an effective routine can pave the way for a lifelong smile.
Your oral health takes into consideration more factors than just the strength of your teeth. As a matter of fact, the quality of your oral structures, tongue, gums, jaw, cheeks, lips, and throat all contribute the quality of your overall oral health, which means ensuring each of these aspects is functioning properly is critical. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist will take a look at the effects of teeth-grinding on your smile and how it may lead to a serious jaw dysfunction known as TMJ disorder.
Having a beautiful smile is a goal that many individuals have, but keep in mind that having a healthy smile can mean something different. As a matter of fact, your oral health can be affected by a number of concerns – some cosmetic and many functional or structural. Indeed, problems such as decay and infection have the capacity to threaten your entire grin’s appearance and function, and without proper treatment, it can lead to tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist takes a look at problems that arise from gum disease and what you can do to protect your grin.
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