If the last time you truly loved your smile was back when VHS tapes were the only way to watch a movie, you could be well overdue for a visit to your cosmetic dentist. Over time, smiles have a tendency to collect stains, which can leave a once bright smile looking dinging as the years go by. Many become noticeably discolored, and most lack the vibrancy they once boasted. But professional teeth whitening can help turn back the clock, so to speak, helping to erase years’ worth of stains, and revealing a whiter, brighter smile you’ll be proud to show off. (more…)
No one wants to hear the dreaded word, “cavity,” when visiting the dentist. But what most people don’t realize is that a cavity diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of your beautiful smile. In most cases, simple treatment like a dental filling is enough to restore your tooth, so you can get back to chewing comfortably and smiling confidently. Just don’t delay treatment if you’re worried about a cavity, because the sooner you seek restorative treatment the more likely the dentist will be able to save that damaged tooth!
If you’ve lost a couple of teeth to tooth decay or infection, a dental bridge could be an excellent option for tooth replacement. The bridge actually fills the gap between two crowns, whether it’s a one tooth gap or multiple teeth. In preparation for a dental bridge, the teeth on either side of the bridge will need crowns (or caps) placed over them. Once the bridge is placed, the crowns serve as its support. Depending on your situation, you may need implants if your teeth are not strong enough to hold a crown. What is a dental bridge? How does it work?
Cosmetic dentistry involves treatments that improve smiles. We may erase discoloration or even change the shape of your tooth. Doing so can improve your confidence and give you new reasons to maintain good oral health. We want you to be proud of your smile and we can help make this a possibility with cosmetic dentistry.
In a previous blog we explained why a routine cleaning is essential for maintaining a healthy smile. In addition to having your teeth cleaned, the American Dental Association recommends a routine checkup as well. What happens during a checkup? An exam can help the doctor identify and treat a problem before the issue can progress to a state that requires more intensive and expensive solutions.
When was the last time you had your teeth professionally cleaned? The American Dental Association recommends a routine checkup and cleaning at least once every six months. Why do you need dental cleanings? Simply put, this preventive procedure helps protect your smile from a number of serious oral health problems, including tooth decay and gum disease.
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