Sign On for Dental Sealants: FAQs

girlsmileEach one of your child’s teeth is precious, making up the complete adorable smile you are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to protect. But what can you do when your child is already brushing and flossing? Is there something else you may be able to accomplish to promote comfort and oral health, while helping your child avoid cavities? For a proactive approach, we encourage you to consider the many benefits of dental sealants. Because many parents have a general understanding of this treatment but tend to ask similar questions, we invite you to look over the following inquiries and answers, so you can get a better feel for whether sealants are right for your little one:

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How to Achieve A Whiter Smile

smileneutralYou likely have a decent idea of what it takes to achieve a whiter smile with teeth whitening. However, we often find that patients have a solid handle on the overall goal of whitening but not so much when it comes to the details. Fortunately, whatever your concerns or smile needs, we are ready to provide you with a cosmetic treatment that suits your particular goals. Worried that we can’t treat your stains? Whether you suffer from food or beverage stains, tobacco discoloration, or the side effects of medications like antibiotics, our bleaching gel systems can address your concerns. Still wondering exactly what all of that entails? Look no further. We encourage you to learn more about your options when you visit us for the brighter smile you have been dreaming about.

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5 Common Questions About Dental Emergencies

firstaidtoothOh no! You bite down on hard food and something doesn’t feel quite right. Or perhaps your tooth or jaw joint begins to hurt and rather than feeling better over the course of an hour it continues to feel worse. Whatever your concern, a dental emergency requires immediate care, to help you feel better and to protect the long-term health of your mouth. When a sudden problem occurs, we are ready to help. Not sure you have a solid handle on emergency dentistry? Look over some frequently asked questions for the answers you have been seeking.

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Exploring the Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

beautiful smile thru cosmetic dentistryIt has been proven that your smile can affect every aspect of your daily life. From landing a great job, to making new friends; having a beautiful smile is an excellent feature to possess. However, many people struggle daily trying to hide their not-so-perfect smile, and may miss out on special opportunities because they are perceived as unfriendly. With the availability of many types of cosmetic dentistry, you can now easily achieve the amazing smile you desire, and regain your confidence to show it off. (more…)

Is Snoring Interrupting Your Rest?

man's snoring is interrupting his restSome people that snore while sleeping may occasionally wake up gasping for air, or appear as if they are choking. This is a common symptom of a disease known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which affects millions across the world. Due to a lack of oxygen during OSA episodes, your entire body can suffer, and you may experience side effects throughout the day. Not only can snoring interrupt your rest, but OSA is also linked to many health concerns, some of which are even life threatening. (more…)

Gum Disease and Orthodontics

gum disease and orthodonticsOrthodontic patients vary widely in age, but they all can share common ground when speaking about gum disease. Better known as gingivitis, this condition is a frequent ailment associated with orthodontic treatment. Before your teeth begin to straighten, you may already notice bleeding and sensitivity of your gums. This is due to the fact that misaligned teeth tend to promote plaque buildup under your gum line. During treatment, many people find flossing to be a tedious task and may even skip it completely, unknowingly setting themselves up for complications. (more…)

The Importance of Dental Health Nutrition

guy practicing good dental health nutritionEvery part of your body requires certain nutrients to function properly, and without them you may experience some health complications. Your teeth are no exception to this rule. Proper dental health nutrition allows your teeth to remain strong, healthy, and last a lifetime. Your teeth actually require specific minerals, and can only obtain them through the food you eat. When you eat a poor, unbalanced diet, your teeth and gums can suffer just like the rest of your body. (more…)

Veeners: A True-Or-False Quiz

beautifulwhitesmileSo you know you want an incredibly beautiful smile that turns heads – and that makes you proud to laugh and speak around other people. You’re certain cosmetic dentistry will help you reach your goals. But just how much do you know about porcelain veneers? Before you jump to any conclusions about picking and choosing cosmetic treatments, find out what you know about veneers and you may discover they offer you the solution you’ve been looking for.

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3 Surprising Reasons to Choose Sedation

relaxedwomantankYou know that dental anxiety is an acceptable reason to ask your dentist for sedation dentistry. But if you feel only minor nerves related to certain procedures and you think you simply need to give yourself a pep talk, think again. From fear that simply seems too mild to a variety of other concerns, many patients miss out on the benefit of sedation – and consistent dental care – because they assume sedation is not for them. Consider a few surprising and completely acceptable reasons that might make you an excellent candidate. (more…)

3D Imaging: Waves of the Future

3D dental imaging toothRadiographs, or X-rays, are one the most essential tools a dentist can use to help diagnose, treat, and monitor your dental health. X-rays allow us to see underlying structures of your mouth and plan your specific treatments accordingly. We have taken our technology one step further with the use of stunning 3D imaging technology. This allows us to view your mouth’s inner workings in every viewable plane, giving us a greater range of accurate treatment options when necessary. (more…)