Are you so excited to spend the holidays with your family that you can hardly stand it? Most adults feel like kids again, come Christmas time, thanks to the lights, the presents, and the general sense of pure merriment. But sometimes all that joy can end up leading to dental trouble. That’s because the festivities can sometimes cause people to neglect their normal dental hygiene routine, or to make poor dietary choices, both of which can lead to oral health issues. Prevent future problems by brushing your teeth twice daily, and making smart decisions during this festive season. That way you can enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile all through the new year and beyond! (more…)
Are you heading down the aisle in 2016? Or, are you finally graduating from college? Maybe you’ve just landed that big promotion, or are going on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation! Whatever big milestone you have coming up, in 2016, get ready for the photo ops with cosmetic bonding. Like many cosmetic treatments, bonding can help enhance your smile’s natural beauty by hiding imperfections, but unlike many alternatives, bonding can be completed very quickly, usually in less than an hour. That makes it ideal if you don’t have much time to prepare for your milestone, but still want to look and feel your best.
Is the only thing you really want this Christmas, a complete smile? If you’ve been struggling with a missing tooth or teeth, you probably already know your prosthetic dentist can help. But what you may not realize is that there are some wonderful new ways of completing a smile. Dental implants are one option many patients are choosing because of the increased confidence and stability they can provide. So if you’ve grown tired of struggling to eat or speak with missing teeth, it is time to learn more about what implants can do for you. (more…)
Is your only resolution to start the new year feeling more confident? If so, the start of a new season is a wonderful time to finally stop hiding imperfections in your smile and to instead correct them through cosmetic dentistry. Whether dark staining is your only concern, or minor alignment issues have made you feel self-conscious for years, there are a number of treatments available that can help address those concerns and give you a beautiful, yet still natural-looking smile. So, don’t wait another year to achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming about; seek cosmetic dentistry instead. (more…)
Did your “sweet” tooth ache with pain the last time you tried to enjoy a seasonal latte or a freshly baked sugar cookie? If so, you may be suffering from a cavity. Cavities can be formed by an abundance of sugar in a diet, a lack of dental hygiene, weak teeth due to genetics, or a combination of a number of factors. However, the treatment is often the same. In many cases, a simple dental filling can help to save a cavity-ridden tooth and restore a patient’s oral health. So if you’re tired of suffering when you do want to indulge in the occasional sweet treat, it’s time to call your restorative dentist.
Has a cavity become an infection, one causing dental discomfort or downright pain? If so, you may need root canal treatment. While many people fear root canals, few know why. It could be because they mistakenly believe that a root canal will be a cause of pain, rather than a cure for it. Root canal treatment is actually used to treat severe infections within a tooth, infections that have been known to cause pain for many people. By addressing the infection and removing it, a restorative dentist can help restore your oral health and eliminate your pain. So, if you are worried about needing root canal treatment, or have one scheduled in the near future, take a deep breath and understand the many positive benefits that can come from restorative treatment like a root canal. (more…)
Ouch. Has that afternoon treat started to feel more like torture? If you’ve noticed an increase in tooth sensitivity, discomfort, or worse, outright pain when you bite into something sweet or cold, it could likely be because you have developed a cavity. And while that’s not exactly the kind of news anyone wants to receive from his dentist, it doesn’t have to mean the end of your beautiful smile, much less your world. In most cases, especially if it’s caught early, a simple tooth filling is enough to save a tooth damaged by decay. So if you suspect you might have a cavity, call your restorative dentist now, and find out if a filling is needed to help preserve your great smile, restore your oral health, and bring back the joy you used to feel when you took a bite or sip of a special sweet treat. (more…)
Most people know that what they eat affects how they look and feel, but often the main concern when choosing what’s for dinner is the waistline. But did you know that your diet can also drastically affect your smile? If you want to enjoy a healthy smile, great dental hygiene and regular professional checkups and cleanings are crucial, for course. But it’s important to fuel your body and support your smile with a well-balanced diet and plenty of water. It’s also equally important to limit or avoid certain foods and beverages, which can be particularly troublesome for your teeth. (more…)
Are you tired of feeling out of place amongst even your closest friends, because while they’re having fun enjoying each other’s company, you’re busy feeling self-conscious because of imperfections in your smile? It can be hard to live life to the fullest when much of your emotional energy is spent feeling insecure. Thankfully, cosmetic veneers offer a way to get back to enjoying your life by correcting many cosmetic concerns quickly and seamlessly. If you want to get a fresh start and feel more confident, veneers can certainly help!
Many people take pride in restoring old things to their former glory, whether that mean a vintage car or a sorely neglected house. That’s the same way restorative dentists feel when completing a smile after tooth loss, allowing patients to return to life as they did prior to the loss. While there are many prosthetic options available, dental implants are considered the most permanent and stable, because of the unique ways they are affixed. Want to know if they’re right for you? (more…)