You’ve probably heard about fluoride, and have at least a vague idea that fluoride, in proper amounts, is good for your teeth. In 1945, a city in Colorado became the first to add fluoride to drinking water, and in subsequent years it became clear that, in proper amounts, fluoride strengthened tooth enamel against cavities. If you think you know a lot about fluoride (or if you want to learn more) take this quick quiz. Your smile and your healthy teeth will thank you! (more…)
Tooth implants are one of the most successful options to supply a highly stable and long-lasting replacement for a missing tooth. Implants can also support restorative solutions for multiple missing teeth, such as implant supported dentures. Although dental professionals are familiar with the specialized vocabulary of tooth implants, these words may be unfamiliar to patients. We are always glad to answer your tooth implant questions. Here are words you may hear when discussing implants in our office. (more…)
No matter how hot the outside temperature, it’s important to keep your cool in a dental emergency. Emergencies can happen at any time, and even a the most careful among us can tumble from a bike or bite down at a picnic, to find a tooth has cracked or an old filling has come loose. If you find yourself in an immediately painful or confusing dental situation, remain calm and call your dentist’s office. The dental staff can make sure your questions are answered, and you are seen quickly, when necessary. (more…)
You might need a tooth extraction. Then again, you might assume you’re going to need one when, in actuality, you will not. If you aren’t sure about what types of issues warrant an extraction but this topic has been on your mind lately, we encourage you to do two things. First, remember that an extraction can be a very beneficial treatment for your oral health. Then, head on through our quiz for the details you’re missing.
Do you ever look at your smile in the mirror after you’ve just watched a movie and wondered why your teeth look so dim compared to the smiles of the movie stars you’ve just seen on screen? Perhaps you pore over the pages of magazines, you see celebrities’ glowing grins online all the time, and you wish your teeth looked so beautiful! Unfortunately, when you decide you want very, very white teeth, it can lead to a teeth whitening obsession if you’re not careful. If you are careful, however, it can lead to a beautiful, healthy smile. Consider our suggestions.
Sometimes it’s the most basic stuff that leaves people the most uncertain. For instance, you might be able to rattle off an awful lot of details about fillings or root canals but that doesn’t mean you’ve got the facts down pat as they relate to the importance of dental checkups. Since checkups are extremely significant but we sometimes worry our patients forget about that, we would love for you to take a brief quiz to review.
If you know anything about the American Dental Association (ADA), you know that one of the benefits of their existing is the fact that they accept certain products. If the particular dental hygiene item you’ve chosen carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, then you can rest very easy knowing that it’s going to work for you. You also know that it’s been tested for safety, so you can purchase the toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, or otherwise without any major reservations. While this is all well and good, you might wonder if there’s an easy way to identify such products. No worries: We’ve got you covered!
As you may have noticed, bad breath can become a lasting problem that doesn’t clear up (even though you may expect it to). When you find yourself experiencing this issue, it becomes harder and harder to ignore. After all, you don’t want to offend those around you or for them to think you don’t care for your smile. Plus, you may worry that something is wrong with your oral health. Well, before you get yourself extremely worried, recognize that there is usually a simple answer. Get started with a Q&A session, so you know how to proceed.
When you’re doing your best to fit dental care into your life, you may be worrying that the reason this is a challenge is because it might not fit into your budget. While we may not know the specifics of your financial plans, we do know that sometimes it takes just a little bit of basic budget help to realize you truly can care for your smile without overspending. Curious about whether you’re already knowledgeable on all of the details or if perhaps there’s something you never considered? Check out our simple recommendations to find out!
Do you know about the cosmetic dentistry options you have at your disposal? If you want to make changes that will positively impact the beauty of your smile, are you certain about what you can achieve and what it will take to help you arrive at that final finish line of an exceptional grin? Not entirely sure? No worries. We’ve got the assessment (and details) you’re looking for all in a quick little quiz.