Do you have very small fissures in your smile that only you can see? When it seems like your tooth has a minor crack in it that’s extremely slim and small and difficult to see (but you can most certainly see it in the mirror) then you might not know what’s going on. In most cases, what you’re seeing is an esthetic issue we call a craze line. Not sure if it’s something you need to address, if it’s hazardous, or otherwise? We’re happy to fill you in with the answers!
A question that we receive quite often goes something like this: Does sensitivity toothpaste really work? Well, in short the answer is yes, it really does offer desensitizing properties for your dental nerves. However, all of the details that go into this specific topic are much more far reaching. As a result, we encourage you to consider the particulars, so you know all about how to address the sensitive sensations that are affecting your smile.
We receive quite a lot of questions at our practice, which is something we always encourage. If we were to go over the more common inquiries that we hear, one of the topics would most definitely focus on the development of a toothache. Since its popularity means you probably feel a bit uncertain about this frustrating yet treatable issue with your smile, we encourage you to make your way through our helpful FAQs session.
Do you really have a solid grasp on the ins and outs of preventive dentistry? Can you quickly rattle off the ways it protects your smile and why we feel so strongly about you keeping up with this part of your care? To make sure you realize that you can rely on prevention to help you avoid a long list of problems, we present you with some questions (and answers) that frequently pass through our practice. For remaining inquiries, remember: Just ask!
If you are feeling like adding a tongue ring or lip ring to your life is something that will enhance your personal style, you might find yourself dealing with a bit of a conundrum. You really want to go ahead and express yourself through an oral piercing but there’s a little voice in the back of your head that’s asking whether this is or is not safe for your oral health. Let us answer some questions we frequently receive from patients, so you know what’s what.
Are you doing everything right, so you have no worries that you may be eroding your dental tissue? Or, do you think it just might be possible you’re contributing to acid erosion without recognizing it? If you feel that the latter likely better describes your current circumstances, we urge you to walk your way through our quick yet enlightening quiz. It will help you better understand the simple ways you can keep teeth safe and sound, so you don’t accidentally compromise your oral health.
There’s nothing unusual about feeling like you just can’t relax when you come in for dental care. Of course, we can easily promise you that there is absolutely nothing to feel anxious about. However, we do not discount the fact that dental anxiety is real and affects more patients than you might imagine. Regardless of the severity of your feelings, we offer nitrous oxide for a more pleasant experience. Have questions? We’d be more than happy to answer them (and would like to get you started with a quick introduction of Q’s and A’s).
What’s happening with the dental work in your smile? Have you known for quite a while that a dental crown you received years ago from a different practice has never exactly fit the way it should? Have you noticed that the denture you’ve been wearing seems to have warped a bit but you keep wearing it without seeking improvement because you’re busy? Whatever the type of issue, we encourage you to recognize that the work in your smile should fit seamlessly with the rest of your oral structures. Otherwise, some serious and negative complications may arise. Find out more!
There are few things more attractive than discovering ways to do something yourself, to do it at a reduced rate, and to get results with ease. While we understand the reason you may swoon when you learn about DIY teeth whitening options, we are here to be the bearers of disappointing new: It’s not what you think. “But I’ve seen pictures of improvement!” you might say. Well, just like the Internet promises whiter teeth with the use of whatever you have in your cabinets and refrigerator, it also includes a multitude of digitally enhanced images. Now, about those reasons to avoid DIY methods.
There are lies that you will hear about regarding your smile. You may even end up believing some things you don’t know much about just because they seem like they must be accurate at first glance. To help keep your oral health safe and sound, we encourage you to think through the details and, instead of relying on assumptions or what seems to make sense, schedule a dental checkup with us instead. During your visits, ask us all of your questions, so we can make sure you know what’s what when protecting your smile.