Do You Need Restorative Dentistry? Know the Warning Signs

Do You Need Restorative Dentistry?Are you concerned that you could be suffering from a dental issue that might require restorative treatment? As the adage goes, sometimes knowing you have a problem is the hardest part, and the most important step in healing. By learning about the warning signs of dental problems, you can become better prepared to identify them quickly, and therefore to seek restorative dental treatment promptly. Keep in mind that fast action is one of the best ways to protect your teeth and gums, so don’t delay dental treatment if you think your smile could be in jeopardy. (more…)

What You Drink Impacts Your Oral Health

Drink Water This SummerMany people are completely unaware of the many dangers their smiles face each day. Foods and drinks can do more than stain your teeth; they can contribute to cavities and even gum disease. Even ice poses a potential threat to your teeth, as it is hard enough to cause them to chip, if chewed upon. With so many chances for trouble, how are you ever supposed to keep your teeth and gums healthy? Fortunately, preventive dental care is often simpler than it might seem! (more…)

Got a Cavity? Learn How Your Dentist Can Help!

Do You Have a Dental Cavity?Did your last attempt to enjoy a piping hot cup of coffee end in pain? Have you recently had to turn down your child’s offer to share his or her ice cream, because of heightened tooth sensitivity? If so, you could be struggling with a dental cavity. You are not alone, if you are diagnosed with dental decay, like a cavity. In fact, recent studies indicate that nearly 90 percent of the adults in America will have cavities in their lifetimes. Fortunately, a cavity does not have to mean the end of your beautiful smile, or the end of actually enjoying your favorite meals, drinks, and even desserts! Restorative dentistry, like a dental filling, can help you bounce back from a cavity both quickly and confidently! (more…)

Smile Brighter This Summer with Porcelain Veneers

Smile Brighter with Porcelain VeneersDo you have an exciting adventure planned later this summer? Perhaps you will be attending a high school reunion, your best friend’s wedding, or the birth of your first grandchild. Whatever special occasion lies in your near future, don’t let anymore time pass before you get ready for that and other milestones by finally doing something about your smile. There is simply no reason to waste time avoiding photo ops and hiding your smile around friends, because of imperfections with your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can help hide imperfections and reveal a more beautiful smile, one that you will actually want to show off. So if you are ready to make a positive change to your smile, it is time to talk to your dentist about how porcelain veneers could give you a smile that looks great this summer, and for many more to come! (more…)

Could Your Child Need a Dental Crown?

Could Your Child Need a Dental Crown?Many parents don’t realize how common dental trauma is, and how far-reaching the results can be. From sports injuries to car wrecks, damage caused by chewing on hard items like ice or even pencils, to falls during playtime, there are many ways your kids could damage their teeth, and if left untreated, this can lead to the loss of what were once healthy teeth. That’s because teeth cannot repair themselves, so if damage is done to one of your child’s permanent teeth, a trip to the children’s dentist is imperative. Through restorative treatment, like a dental crown, your child could begin smiling confidently and comfortably once again, without having to worry that the damage created will worsen with time and normal wear. (more…)

Restorative Dentistry for Fractured Teeth

restorative dentistry for fractured teethWhile dental diseases like gum disease and tooth decay account for the majority of dental health issues, structural damage also poses a significant threat to the integrity of many patients’ smiles. When a tooth cracks or fractures, your dentist can restore it with an appropriate restorative dentistry option after determining the extent of damage. Today, we answer a few frequently-asked-questions about tooth fractures, the dangers they can pose if left untreated, and why certain restorations are considered the best options. (more…)

Keep Your Smile Healthy This Summer with Proper Preventive Care

Protect Your Smile This SummerIf you want to avoid spending extra time in your restorative dentist’s chair this summer, it is best to take a few simple steps to help prevent oral health issues from developing, in the first place. A combination of a healthy diet, good dental hygiene and great preventive care through a family dentist can help you maintain healthy and beautiful teeth and gums. So if you value your smile’s health, and its beauty, be sure to take great care of your oral health through routine preventive care. (more…)

Keep Your Smile Healthy This Summer with Proper Preventive Care: Part One

Prevent Problems This Summer with Dental CareThe long days of summer mean more time to spend soaking up the sun’s rays, safely of course, through moderation and wearing plenty of sunscreen. But the sun isn’t the only threat you’ll face this summer. Relaxed schedules often lead to lax dental hygiene, which can contribute to the development of a host of dental problems, including cavities. To avoid this, simply commit to maintaining a great dental hygiene routine, even during busy summer days, attend your recommended dental checkups and cleanings, and don’t forget that the foods and drinks you consume will also play a vital role in your oral health. (more…)

Smile Proudly with Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional Teeth Whitening for Your SmileSummer is just around the corner, and with it the opportunity to spend more time with family and friends. Whether you’ll be visiting relatives that live several states away, or inviting friends from your neighborhood over for backyard barbecues, don’t you want to make sure your smile is ready for that face-to-face time? Professional teeth whitening is a fast and effective way to lighten your teeth, so you can smile confidently all summer long! (more…)

The Many Ways Crowns Can Help Improve a Smile’s Health

Do You Need a Dental Crown?Are you worried that you need to seek restorative dentistry? Is your biggest concern not even what is wrong, but what your smile will look like after treatment? If so, it is time you talk to your restorative dentist about the many benefits of choosing a seamless smile solution, like a porcelain crown. Tooth crowns are incredibly effective and durable forms of restoration after dental issues like deep cavities, trauma, or even root canal to treat an infection. Plus crowns don’t have to detract from your smile’s natural beauty. So if you know you’re struggling with a dental problem, stop delaying the treatment necessary to restore your oral health. Instead find out what a crown could potentially do to improve your smile. (more…)