Is all your hard work, and the years you have spent studying, finally coming to an exciting end? While a graduation marks the commencement of one season in life, it also notes the beginning of another. To make sure your smile is ready for both, talk with your cosmetic dentist about the many treatments available to create a dramatically improved smile. From whitening to veneers, there are several ways a cosmetic dentist can help enhance your smile’s natural beauty! (more…)
No one wants to be diagnosed with dental problems like cavities. Unfortunately many people think that little can be done to prevent them, and therefore neglect to take proper care of their teeth. When done consistently and carefully, though, preventive care is actually quite effective at reducing one’s risk of developing cavities. For best results a person should combine a healthy diet with dental hygiene, and regular, professional preventive care. These three habits are the best way to care for the teeth and gums, and to prevent dental cavities. (more…)
If you have ever needed a dental filling, then you already know that just because treatment for a cavity is relatively simple, it doesn’t mean you want to develop them. Though approximately 90 percent of adults will develop cavities during their lifetimes, dental caries are highly preventable. Through a combination of smart choices at-home, like a healthy diet and dental hygiene, and with regular trips to the dentist’s office for checkups and cleanings, it is possible to keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free.
Did you recently develop sensitivity while trying to enjoy your favorite hot beverage or sweet treat? Have you noticed changes in some of your teeth’s coloration? Are you worried by discomfort while trying to chew, or even speak? If so, you could be suffering from a dental cavity. Cavities are so common, many studies indicate that nearly 90 percent of Americans will experience them. Fortunately, restorative treatment for cavities is often quite simple. By applying a dental filling to the affected tooth, a dentist can help restore your oral health, leaving you to smile once again. If you choose a tooth-colored filling, you can also get back to enjoying your life, comfortably and confidently! (more…)
Who doesn’t want to enjoy a healthy smile? It’s why there are entire aisles of shelves filled with everything from plaque-fighting mouthwashes to bubble gum flavored floss. Brushing and flossing are great starts to preventive care, but they are rarely sufficient for keeping the teeth and gums perfectly healthy. Dental checkups are also essential, for removing plaque buildup and keeping the smile looking and feeling its best. Is there more that can be done, though, in between checkups, to keep your smile healthy? Drinking water is actually one of the simplest and best things you can do for your smile and your body! (more…)
If you brush and floss your teeth every day, at least twice a day, and visit your dentist twice or more a year for regular checkups, then you may be surprised to learn that your teeth and gums can still be in danger. Disease and infection from poor dental hygiene are not the only dangers that can face your oral health.
Trauma can inflict as much or more damage than tooth decay or gum disease, and it can result from a number of reasons, including one or more habits that you may not be aware of. Bruxism, for instance, threatens your teeth by causing you to constantly, often unconsciously, grind your teeth forcefully together. (more…)
Will you be heading out of town this summer, for an incredible adventure? If so, you have probably booked your flight, your rental car, and may have even started planning what to pack. But have you done anything to make sure your smile is ready for all those priceless photo opportunities? If not, now is a great time to contact your cosmetic dentist about how to make sure your smile is bright and fresh, just in time for summer adventures. (more…)
The word “treat” may instantly make you think of sweets. But that doesn’t mean the only way to fill your kids’ Easter baskets is with sugary confections that could potentially lead to cavities. In fact, your children’s dentist has a number of smile-friendly alternatives, that will still be welcome gifts on Easter morning, but which won’t put those precious smiles at risk of dental decay. If you want to keep your kids’ smiles healthy, consider these non-sweet treats that will still elicit smiles, just without the possible side effects of too much sugar. (more…)
Do you have trouble sleeping or feeling properly rested? If so, then you are not alone. In fact, you may be one of the over ten million in the United States suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, also known as OSA. Without treatment, you can develop serious health complications. How do you treat sleep apnea? What causes the issue in the first place?
Do you a tooth that aches and makes even eating or speaking difficult? If so, you may need a root canal. This endodontic treatment helps address dental infection and restores your tooth to full function and health. You can enjoy a healthier, and more comfortable, smile with root canal therapy.