One of the more widespread dental health issues among adults today is gum disease. As a progressive issue that goes through several stages of severity, gum disease can be a bigger threat to some people’s smiles than it is to others. Typically, the difference lies in how successful you are at preventing gum disease, or… Read more »
Types of veneers and guidelines for choosing the right one for you
So you have decided to get veneers to upgrade your smile. Do you know the different types of veneers available? With one or more custom designed porcelain veneers, you can completely transform your smile without needing extensive dental treatment. In fact, in addition to their highly lifelike appearance, their ability to preserve your healthy teeth… Read more »
What Can Tooth Bonding Actually Do?
When your tooth exhibits the type of cosmetic blemish that can’t be erased with teeth-whitening, improving your smile might seem challenging. However, in many cases, cosmetic tooth bonding can successfully fix tooth blemishes almost as quickly and conveniently as teeth-whitening. Bonding is the process of using tooth-colored composite resin to correct issues with your tooth’s… Read more »
Why do I need a crown?
Dental crowns are so common that you likely know at least one person who has one, if you don’t have one yourself. Today’s crowns are often so lifelike that you may never notice just how many people you know with one, unless they want you to know. A dental crown is called such because it’s… Read more »
Smile makeover process | Getting pretty dentistry
Smile improvement is an important part of cosmetic dentistry. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is a significant motivating factor for visiting your dentist. For many patients, so is being proud of their smile’s appearance. Depending on the nature of your cosmetic concerns, upgrading how you look with the smile makeover process may seem complicated…. Read more »
Make Over Your Smile for a fresher, healthier look
How many imperfections does your smile exhibit? Noticeably stained, oddly spaced, slightly crooked, or otherwise unsightly teeth are common concerns, and sometimes, your teeth may suffer from more than one of these imperfections at once. Do you want to makeover your smile? When your smile’s confidence is under siege by severe or multiple cosmetic flaws,… Read more »
Raising the gum line
Much of cosmetic dentistry focuses on the size, shape, and appearance of your teeth. Yet, your smile’s appearance is also significantly affected by the shape and appearance of your gum line. Excessive or uneven gum tissues that cover a disproportionate amount of your tooth structure can make your smile seem “off” somehow. Fortunately, modern cosmetic… Read more »
An implant for a lost tooth
Even if you have never lost a tooth, much less several of them, you might understand the importance of replacing teeth with a dental bridge or implants. By filling in the gaps in your smile, modern replacement teeth do more than just restore your smile’s appearance; they also help reestablish its function and preserve the… Read more »
When Porcelain Veneers Are Your Best Option?
When it comes to improving your smile, the good news is that you have options. If you need to brighten your smile, then teeth-whitening might be the best treatment. If you need to fix a chipped tooth, then bonding or a dental crown may be better options. However, when you have a few different issues… Read more »
Sensitive Tooth – Main causes of sensitive teeth
Do you have tooth sensitivity? Does it hurt to chew, drink hot or cold beverages, or to brush? About 1 in 8 people complain to their dentists about sensitive teeth. Adults between the ages of 18 and 44 are 3.5 times more likely to have sensitive teeth than older adults, and women are 1.8 times… Read more »
Tooth cavity | Does pain always mean decay?
Do you think that you may have a tooth cavity? You hear the term “cavities” so often that, eventually, the weight of the word can lose some of its gravity. However, if you develop one, then the seriousness of what a cavity is and what it means for the future of your oral health can… Read more »
Signs that Your Wisdom Tooth Is Impacted
Most people are aware that wisdom teeth can frequently cause trouble. However, did you know that unlike the rest of your teeth, you don’t really need them for your bite to function properly? Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are remnants of a time past, when our ancestors needed more biting and chewing power to eat… Read more »
Are You Missing Something in Your Dental Hygiene Routine?
The good thing about dental hygiene these days is that keeping your smile healthy is simpler than it’s ever been. For instance, brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride-enhanced toothpaste, along with flossing every day with tooth-friendly floss, can be enough to keep plaque from clinging to your teeth. However,… Read more »
Is This Tooth Extraction Necessary?
When you’re faced with substantial dental treatment, such as tooth extraction, you may wonder if it’s really the best treatment or if an alternative option may be better for your oral health. At our office, providing expert second opinions is one of the many things that sets us apart, and for patients facing tooth extraction,… Read more »
A Sure Way to Prevent Cavities
There are very few sure things in life. For instance, even when you take excellent care of your teeth, you could still be at risk of cavity development, especially if you let up in your routine once in a while. Still, with consistently good hygiene and a strict schedule of preventive dental care with your… Read more »
Address your grinding habit
Experiencing frequent headaches can be frustrating, inconvenient, and – of course – uncomfortable. One reason some patients will experience regular discomfort is because of TMJ disorder. When you have issues with your jaw joints, the discomfort can reach your neck, your face, and your head. If you grind your teeth as a result of TMJ… Read more »
Difficulty Chewing Food: Causes and Solutions
If you have difficulty chewing, it could be due to several different factors including weak, broken down, or missing teeth. Regardless of the reason, it’s important to address this issue right away. Proper chewing function is necessary for nutrition and overall health and wellness. In this informative article, we’ll explore: Statistics regarding chewing problems in… Read more »
Sour breath | Tips for a better smelling mouth
The term sour breath refers to foul breath caused by mouth acids. These mouth acids are caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, bacteria in the mouth, or some other general health issue. There are many recommendations for fixing sour breath but many people don’t know them. Are you afraid to stand too close to… Read more »
Signs That You Need to Visit the Dentist
The trouble with most dental health issues is that, unlike a small cut or the common cold, problems with your oral health don’t typically resolve themselves. Dental diseases are usually progressive, and protecting your oral health depends on prompt action to halt the disease and repair any dental damage. When trouble does occur, many patients… Read more »
Why take out wisdom teeth?
Why do we take out wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the most frequently problematic types of teeth. By the time many people reach their late teens and early twenties, they’ve already begun to grow their last four molars. Unlike the other 28 permanent teeth, third molar extractions are done frequently… Read more »
Do you have smile problems that you have considered fixing? Your smile is a valuable asset, and as one of the most dominant features of your face, you’re probably more willing to show your smile when you’re proud of how it looks. Unfortunately, good dental hygiene isn’t always enough to preserve your smile’s appearance, and… Read more »
Perfect Smile | Get one with porcelain veneers
One question cosmetic dentists often field is, “Can porcelain veneers deliver a perfect smile?” The answer depends on your definition, as everyone has their own idea of what makes a smile perfect. Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover smile imperfections, and when done right, they can produce a perfect smile. But not all… Read more »
Do you have a toothache? Do you know the causes of toothaches? Given their role in everything from processing your food to enunciating your words, your teeth go through a lot every day. Though they’re the covered in the most resilient substance your body produces (enamel), your teeth are not indestructible. If you haven’t already,… Read more »
Why don’t I feel my gum problems
Even if you aren’t currently undergoing treatment to control gum disease, it might still be an impending threat to your oral health. As one of the most frequently-experienced dental issues, gum disease can affect nearly anyone at some point in their lives. Without proper care and maintenance, and a healthy understanding of its causes and… Read more »
Get Relief from TMJ Disorder
Are you looking for relief from your TMJs? Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, are the joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull, and they are the most used joints in your entire body. To operate properly with minimal impact on your teeth and jaw, your smile should be evenly balanced. This allows your… Read more »
Fixing a Cracked Tooth
When you crack a tooth, it usually hurts enough to make visiting your dentist an obvious priority. However, not all cracked teeth are immediately painful, and if you neglect to fix one, it can quickly become even more severely damaged. The good news is that, if you maintain a regular schedule of checkups and cleanings,… Read more »
Teeth Whitening Problems and Considerations
The only thing better than enjoying bleached teeth is figuring out how to keep them bright. Since your teeth will remain vulnerable to staining over time, the goal is to prevent discoloration from occurring. How to do this, you wonder? Teeth whitening is not without it’s problems and considerations. Old restorations, tooth sensitivity, deep stains… Read more »
Enhance Your Smile with Bonded Fillings
Bonded fillings are one of the most popular treatments in dentistry. Tooth colored composite resin fillings restore the health of your smile while offering a natural looking, aesthetic result. They are a cosmetic alternative to amalgam and are often used for elective cosmetic improvements. In this informative article, we’ll explore why bonded fillings are less… Read more »
Fix A Cavity | How, Why, Options
Tooth decay impacts patients of all ages and will require restorative treatment. Otherwise, serious complications can arise, such as dental infections or abscesses. Fortunately, we can provide an artistic and cosmetic approach to restorative treatment. We can fix a cavity using lifelike fillings and crowns. Cavities are one of the most common dental problems on… Read more »
Warning signs of dental decay
Are you concerned that the minimal discomfort you have been feeling, could be due to an undiagnosed dental issue like a cavity? If so, you may already be having difficulty chewing comfortably. Over time, that minor toothache can worsen to the point of extensive pain, if unaddressed, that is. The good news is that modern… Read more »
Is It Really Possible to Whiten Teeth Quickly?
Do you have a special event coming up soon? If so, you may have already taken great care to find the perfect outfit, and may have even scheduled a hair appointment to make sure your tresses look their best. But what about your teeth? If you are concerned that your smile isn’t looking as bright… Read more »
What are the symptoms of gingivitis?
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease Do you know the symptoms of early gum problems, known as gingivitis, or even what it is? Many people know that overly sensitive or deeply stained teeth can be warning signs of dental cavities. Yet people rarely know the early indicators of gingivitis, which is the earliest… Read more »
Invisible Dentistry: Faithfully Replacing Nature
When dental decay or damage occurs, a restoration is often necessary to restore optimal oral health and function. Many individuals worry that their new restoration will be noticeable to others. Fortunately, however, advanced materials and techniques now make invisible dentistry a possibility. In this article, we will explore some of the most common restorations available…. Read more »
Preventing cavities | Is Your Sweet Tooth Creating Cavities?
What is the best way of preventing cavities? In your quest to maintain a healthy smile, you may have already taken a look at your daily hygiene practices, and even increased your visits to the dentist for preventive care. However, if you have not taken a long, hard look at your diet, there are compelling… Read more »
Winning Smile | Do you want one?
Are you a fiercely competitive person, when on a court, field, or in any other athletic arena? If so, you probably know how great it feels to net a win. Well, when it comes to having a winning smile, the great news is that there are super simple habits you can and should develop to… Read more »
Bad Oral Habits
If you care about your oral health, then you may have already learned a few extra ways to keep your teeth strong and how to protect them. Daily brushing and flossing, for instance, are incredibly important. A healthy diet and regular dental visits can also help. But have you thought about the many seemingly small… Read more »
Brighter teeth without bleaching
Do you want brighter teeth? Have you have bleached before and watched your teeth get darker again? Professionally supervised teeth whitening is a great way to get your smile bright. We can also teach you how to keep your teeth white after whitening. If you are tired of feeling embarrassed by the deep discoloration of… Read more »
How to prevent cavities
No parent wants to find out that his or her children are suffering from pesky dental cavities. They can be uncomfortable or downright painful, and left unaddressed they can lead to painful tooth infections or even the need for extraction. Unfortunately, nearly 1/3 of school-aged children in America will struggle with dental decay, like cavities…. Read more »
Age related dental problems
Our smile changes with age. Did you know that several age related dental problems have been linked to several health problems in an aging population. It is easy to understand how dementia can cause tooth loss. People suffering from Alzheimer’s, memory loss, or other types of senility can easily forget things such as to take… Read more »
Is sugar really bad for my teeth?
Since you were a child you have heard that sugar is bad for teeth. It is true that sugars of all types break down in the mouth to become excellent food sources for the bacteria that lives there. It is the bacteria that causes cavities. If you care about maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile,… Read more »
When you don’t see a dentist
Ever wondered what would happen when you don’t see a dentist regularly? In other words, have you ever felt tempted to skip out on routine preventive visits with your general dentist? If so, there are many compelling reasons to reconsider. General dental appointments are key to maintaining a healthy smile, particularly as one ages. From… Read more »
Are You Flossing Every Day?
Do you floss every day? Most people have gotten their brushing routine down. They brush in the morning and before they go to bed. Some even brush after every meal. But the majority of people are still not regular flossers. Using an interdental cleaner, such as floss, is an absolutely essential part of a good oral… Read more »
Have you been suffering from dental problems, recently, with pain that is making it difficult to enjoy your meals or even snacks, lately? If so, you may have already considered the fact that you could be suffering from a dental problem, like a cavity or even a tooth infection. But have you considered the many… Read more »
Diet and dental health – Eating habits affect your teeth
Many people don’t understand the connection between diet and dental health. Watching what you eat and drink is an important part of maintaining your health. But it can be difficult to properly choose a diet, especially with so many factors to consider. For many people, the main connection between diet and oral health is that… Read more »
Keep a healthy smile with these simple tips
Did you vow to take better care of your teeth and gums this year? If so, how is your commitment to that resolution going? If you feel you’ve lost steam, or simply feel unsure that you’re really doing all you can to protect your healthy smile, the great news is that preventive care can be… Read more »
Improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry
Does your imperfect smile make you feel self conscious and uncomfortable? It can be difficult to feel confident when there are tooth imperfections like staining, gaps, or sharp edges causing concern. Fortunately, cosmetic treatment makes it possible to address most issues, and often quickly and with natural looking results. Are you interested in how a… Read more »
Are dental implants safe? What is the success rate?
Are dental implants safe? Yes they are and super successful also. While there is no procedure in medicine and dentistry that is 100%, implant fixtures are very unlikely to have problems. The success rate in the lower jaw is 98% and 96% in the upper jaw. Implant dentists are constantly balancing the great benefits of… Read more »
The Safe Way to Whiten Teeth
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. But many individuals don’t realize that over bleaching can be detrimental to your oral health if performed incorrectly. Here, we’ll explore the safe way to whiten teeth, and discuss several related topics, including: Research studies about whitening and the risk of over bleaching Statistics… Read more »
Preventive Dental Care | Are You Late for a Very Important Date with Your Dentist?
Are you having a hard time remembering the last time you visited your preventive dentist? Are you are already overdue for your next dental appointment? Regular checkups and cleanings are one of the best ways to protect the smile from dental cavities, gum disease and other common dental problems. Lack of preventive dental care can… Read more »
How coffee affects your teeth
How does coffee affect your teeth? What is your favorite part of waking up? Is it smelling a fresh pot or French press of coffee brewing? Is the smell, and first sip of a new cup of coffee also your favorite part of each afternoon? When you meet with friends, is it always over lattes,… Read more »
Aging smile | Don’t settle for imperfections
Is your smile aging a bit? When was the last time you posed confidently for a photograph? Does it feel like years or even decades? Over time, many people notice their smiles beginning to look aged. This can lead to insecurity, and in some cases could be indication of underlying dental problems. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry… Read more »
What is involved in a dental checkup?
When is the last time you had a dental checkup? Did you know that the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your dentist twice a year for regular dental checks? However, patients currently struggling with gum disease or prone to developing cavities may require more frequent dental visits. Why are dental checkups important? Your mouth… Read more »
Oral hygiene affects overall health
Early symptoms of many illnesses show up in the mouth. Good oral hygiene and paying attention to your lips, gums, cheeks, and tongue are part of keeping your whole body healthy. You should know what your mouth looks and feels like when it’s healthy. Knowing the symptoms of gingivitis before it becomes a big problem. Did you… Read more »
Professional Bleaching for maximum long term benefit
Are you tired of seeing your dingy smile in photographs? In fact, has it reached the point that you no longer show your teeth when posing for “selfies” with friends, or even when you greet your coworkers in the morning? Discoloration, or deep staining, is a common complaint, especially as people age. In an attempt… Read more »
Healthy Foods and Drinks Protect Your Teeth? Food good for teeth
There are certainly many things that are bad for out teeth but what about food good for teeth? What you eat impacts your oral health, particularly how you can better protect your smile against common problems like cavities. Few people in the world are immune to cavities. In fact, 60 to 90 percent of the… Read more »
Aging Teeth | Erosion, Stains, Wear
Did you know that there is an aging process of teeth? Ever wondered how old you would seem based solely on your smile? More specifically, do you ever wonder if your dentist would be able to accurately determine your age based on the health, or problems, of your smile? Dental issues, from staining to decay,… Read more »
How often to see dentist
When you finally bought your dream car did you let it sit unattended to in the driveway for years at a time, or did you enjoy taking it out on the open road? Chances are you couldn’t wait to hit the open road, or even to head to the grocery store, all because you were… Read more »
One More Reason to Drink More Water
You might already have been told countless times that you should drink more water, in order to protect your overall health. Chances are your general doctor has been urging you to stay properly hydrated for years. Sadly, dehydration is common, and unfortunately it can lead to a host of issues, including headaches, dry mouth, dizziness,… Read more »
Smile after tooth loss
Do you remember how excited you felt when you lost your first tooth, as a child? Many kids get so excited about being visited by the Tooth Fairy that they may even nudge a few teeth out, to hurry things along. Yet, as adults, few people experience joyous feelings when they lose teeth. Instead, they… Read more »
Are You Suffering from TMJ?
50% of the american population is suffering from some manifestation of TMJ. Do you wake up in the morning with discomfort in your jaw? Do you suffer from frequent headaches? What about ear popping? Has chewing become difficult, because of tightness as you open your mouth? Did you know these are all common warning signs… Read more »
Protect Your Smile
Are you bound and determined to maintain good dental health? While you might know exactly how to lose weight or get in shape, do you sometimes feel confused by what really needs to happen to protect your oral health? Is mouthwash just a marketing gimmick, for instance? Do you still need to visit the dentist… Read more »
Halitosis | A warning sign for health conditions
Do you occasionally have halitosis? Do you frequently catch yourself having to do a sniff test, to see if your breath smells bad? Most people want to have minty fresh breath, but not all realize that bad breath could be much more than just a superficial problem. Chronic halitosis could actually be a warning sign… Read more »
Dog dental care
Does your best friend walk on four legs and answer to the name of Fido, or Fred? In other words, is your dog the light of your life and your very best pal? Many pet parents go to great lengths to help keep their pups, really their furry family members, healthy. From buying organic dog… Read more »
Dealing with a dry mouth | Benefits of saliva
Dry mouth is a common and if not addressed, can have devastating consequences to your dental health. Tooth discomfort and bleeding gums are easily recognized as symptoms of dental problems like cavities and gum disease. There are many other warning signs that could be telling you that your smile is in trouble. Chronic dry mouth… Read more »
Developing cavities | Decay prevention pointers
Are you worried developing cavities? In particular, are you concerned about the health of your smile? Nearly 90 percent of adults develop cavities, and many school-aged children deal with them, as well. Fortunately, it is possible to prevent cavities. It just requires a combination of diligent hygiene and professional preventive care, as well as other… Read more »
Are porcelain veneers worth the cost?
There are several cosmetic dental options that can cover and improve a less than perfect smile. Some options come with higher costs. Have you been wondering if getting porcelain veneers are worth it? While it is true that veneers are one of the more costly investments, where cosmetic dentistry is concerned, they do have a… Read more »
Smile correction | What is involved?
Are you in need of a smile correction? Have you dreamed of correcting and enhancing your smile? But a smile correction is not a one size fits all treatment plan. It involves cosmetic procedures based on each patient’s individual dental needs and desires. There are many reasons someone may want to improve their smile, and… Read more »
Veneers vs bonding | Different treatment goals
Do you often find yourself dreaming of a brighter or more beautiful smile? Do you frequently wish your teeth looked better, or that you had a different smile altogether? If so, you may have considered cosmetic dentistry but hesitated because you were unsure what the best way to go. Serving as a cosmetic dentist for… Read more »
Have you had an injury to your mouth?
Did you recently chip a tooth chewing on a piece of ice or hard candy? Perhaps you suffered a mouth injury during an athletic event. Are you struggling with a painful infection due to an untreated cavity, concerned about a visible crack in your tooth, or have recently lost a tooth or scheduled an extraction?… Read more »
Questions About Veneers
We understand how important a beautiful smile can be. We want our patients to enjoy attractive smiles that boost confidence and reflect good oral health. With one restoration, porcelain veneers, we can completely alter the appearance of a tooth, addressing multiple cosmetic concerns. Do you have questions about veneers? What Is a Porcelain Veneer? A… Read more »
Gum Contouring to Enhance Your Smile
Typically, the gums are meant to delicately frame the teeth. The gum tissue naturally forms a symmetrical scallop above the crowns of your teeth. When the scallop shape is unbalanced or uneven due to gum recession or excess tissue, it will draw the observers eye. Gum contouring can be done by adding tissue with grafts… Read more »
Toothbrush care | How do you store and clean your toothbrush?
For the most part, common dental issues can be prevented with proper, consistent use of your toothbrush. Yet, the state of your toothbrush can determine how effective it is at cleaning and protecting your teeth. Learn proper toothbrush care. If you don’t care for it well, your toothbrush may cause more harm than good to… Read more »
Do you always feel cavities?
It has affected over 90% of adults in America, and it is the most common chronic disease among school-aged children, yet many people do not even consider it a disease. Nevertheless, once tooth decay causes cavities to form in one or more of your teeth, seeking relief from the discomfort can become top priority fairly… Read more »
When’s the Best Time to Schedule a Dental Checkup?
Is it time to schedule a dental checkup? Besides thoroughly cleaning your teeth of plaque and tartar, your regular appointments allow your dentist to check up on the health of your teeth and gums and inspect for signs of trouble. If trouble is found, then your dentist can recommend a treatment plan to address it… Read more »
Hide Dental Imperfections with Bonding or Veneers
If you have done any research at all, you likely already know that there are a number of cosmetic dental treatments which can help hide dental imperfections and highlight the natural beauty of your smile. Still, it can be difficult determining which treatment is right for you, particularly if you have never spoken to a… Read more »
Canker sores | What are they and what can I do about them?
Does pain from canker sores in your mouth keep you from smiling? Even if you have worked hard to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile through regular dental care and professional teeth whitening, the discomfort can take away your desire to show off your pearly whites. Many children and adults struggle with canker sores. While… Read more »
Preventing Plaque: How to prevent oral bacteria buildup
Learn the best ways of preventing plaque buildup so that you can avoid oral problems like bad breath, dental cavities, and gum disease. There are countless reasons to try to avoid plaque buildup. But many people don’t realize some of the simplest preventive steps they can take to keeping their teeth and mouth healthy and… Read more »
Feel confident about your smile
As you enter the holiday season, are you feeling a bit insecure about showing off your smile? Holiday parties and family get-togethers are great for catching up with one’s friends and family. Unfortunately, this quality time together can also heighten insecurities about one’s teeth. Fortunately, noticeable imperfections, such as deep staining, discoloration, or disproportionate teeth,… Read more »
What Composite Bonding Can Do
Are you hesitant to smile because of imperfections in your smile? Then it’s time to call your cosmetic dentist to ask about composite bonding. In as little as an hour, you could leave the dentist’s office with a more symmetrical and more beautiful smile, thanks to a cosmetic treatment called cosmetic bonding. If you want… Read more »
Alcohol and oral health
If you enjoy a rich glass of wine with your dinner, or a nice ale with your friends, you’re not alone. Many alcoholic beverages make a fine compliment to a well-crafted meal, and some, like red wine, even boast heart benefits, as well. But if you think the only problem with having an extra glass… Read more »
Alternatives to dental implants : Bridges or Dentures
Is tooth loss inevitable? If you lose a natural tooth, is a dental implant the right choice for replacing it? There are a lot of questions surrounding tooth loss, many of them surrounding the best methods of rebuilding your smile afterwards. Are there alternatives to dental implants that will work as well? Tooth loss as… Read more »
Dental Preventive Care
You and your smile make a great pair. Together, you could take on the world, and you do, daily. A great, healthy smile is one of the first things people will notice about you. Unfortunately, the same is true if your smile is damaged or unhealthy. From stains to bad breath, when you fail to… Read more »
Teeth bonding | How, When, Why?
The saying goes that admitting you have a problem is half the battle. But when it comes to improving your smile, knowing you have a problem is of little consequence, if you’re still struggling to determine the best course of cosmetic treatment. Understanding what options are available to you, and how each can address different… Read more »
Will a crown be obvious?
Will a crown be obvious if I get one in my smile? Have you recently discovered you have a big cavity and are wondering how you can fix your smile cosmetically? Are you worried whether or not it’s even possible? Do you need an extraction and a restorative treatment that will keep the rest of… Read more »
The Many Benefits of Dental Bridges
What an awful feeling it is to lose a tooth as an adult. It’s embarrassing, possibly painful, and can be a nuisance as well. Trying to speak and chew after losing a tooth can feel uncomfortable and unnatural. It can also be overwhelming, when you consider how many restorative options there are for completing your… Read more »
Cosmetic smile changes that make big improvements
Have you considered making some cosmetic smile changes? Cosmetic changes beyond upgrading your oral health. Simple things like teeth whitening and dental bonding can make a big improvement fast. If you don’t like the color of your teeth, then whitening treatment is a good way to start. If you have a bit of wear and… Read more »
Tooth Bonding Could Solve Smile Woes
Are you unhappy with your smile, but you’ve put off seeing your dentist because you think improving your teeth is either unaffordable, or will take too long to see results? Did you know that tooth bonding can be a quick way to resolve many issues, such as chipped, stained or disproportionally small front teeth? Through… Read more »
Taking Better Care of My Teeth
Preventive dentistry is one of the most important forms of dentistry. There’s a reason why dentists are constantly reminding patients to brush, floss, and to come in for biannual checkups. But why are those things so important to oral health, and how can you take better care of your teeth at home? Those are great… Read more »
Good Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Are veneers right for me? Porcelain veneers can make a big difference in your smile. These thin films of porcelain, shaped to fit snugly in your mouth on a tooth-by-tooth basis, can give you a dazzling smile. With porcelain veneers, your teeth can beautifully match each other in size, shape and color. Who wouldn’t want… Read more »
Close open spaces in your smile
Do you have open spaces in your smile? The teeth that no longer sit within your smile have left you with open spaces that you can feel and that onlookers can see. For most patients, feeling embarrassed or saddened by the altered appearance of their smiles is often one of the main reasons they seek restorative… Read more »
Can You Floss Better?
We can all learn to floss better. Particularly for individuals who have porcelain crowns or veneers – or individuals who have brightened their teeth with teeth whitening – daily hygiene means a healthy smile as well as maintaining a sparkling smile. If you have a solid handle on brushing your teeth and you schedule dental cleanings… Read more »
Caring for dental porcelain
Do you have porcelain in your mouth? Did you know that there are guidelines to care for your dental porcelain? If we placed a porcelain crown or porcelain veneers, then the answer is “yes.” While you may feel concerned about keeping these prosthetics looking beautiful and immaculate, you may not really know what to do… Read more »
Lost tooth: What do I have to do?
Have you been fully informed about options for replacing a lost tooth? Choosing to replace your missing teeth with dental implants can dramatically improve your smile and your quality of life. Even if you are replacing only one missing tooth, you may find that the open space in your mouth causes a lot of frustration… Read more »
Dental cosmetics for a better smile
When you take a look at your own smile and then the smile of someone else, you will notice that even though smiles are all quite similar – they are also all extremely unique. In some cases, you may find that you were born with a smile that you think suits your features quite nicely…. Read more »
Teeth crowns can be absolutely beautiful
Teeth crowns can be used to restore teeth and to improve your smile. They are used when a tooth has sustained severe tooth damage, such as a broken tooth or severe cavity. When made well, they can be beautiful solutions that will blend seamlessly with your smile. You may qualify for a cosmetically pleasing type… Read more »
Design Your Smile: Step By Step
If you have visited us before, you are likely aware of our philosophy which extends into providing patients with beautiful, natural looking smiles. We base your care on artistic dentistry, an approach to guiding you toward the most beautiful smile that best complements your features, while matching your smile goals and other preferences, such as… Read more »
Benefits of composite fillings
Have you been hearing the term “composite” lately but you are not quite sure what makes it so special? If we have suggested tooth bonding or a tooth-colored restoration to improve the beauty or health of your smile, this is a material you may wish to learn more about. First, understand that composite is a… Read more »
Computed Tomography For Precision Placement Of Implants
Dental CT scans play an extremely important role in the planning the future locations of implants. It is rare today to find a surgeon willing to take the risk of placing titanium fixtures without a CT scan. Computed tomography is often combined with digital software that helps to specify the arch location, depth, and axial… Read more »
How long do no prep veneers last?
You may have heard of dental veneers. You may even know someone who has them. Dental veneers are usually made of porcelain and are ultra-thin shells that are bonded to the front of your natural teeth. The removal of tooth structure is required to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. This allows the veneer to… Read more »
Have you heard of TMJ? TMJ stands for your temporomandibular joint. Your temporomandibular joint is the sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. If this joint becomes sore, pops or clicks when opening and closing, becomes stiff, or is limited in movement you may have a TMD. A TMD is a disorder of… Read more »