Are You Ready for a More Secure Dental Prostheses? Part Two

Are You Ready for a More Secure Dental Prostheses? Part Two

Dental bridges and dentures are popular forms of dental prostheses, because they represent relatively fast and affordable ways to complete the smile after tooth loss. Unfortunately, many patients find that dentures can shift annoyingly, and often uncomfortably, during meals. Fortunately, dental implants are a more secure way to address tooth loss, one that can inspire… Read more »

Are You Late for a Very Important Date with Your Dentist?

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? If a different president was in office, or stamps cost less than they do now, chances are you are already overdue for your next dental appointment. That’s because regular checkups and cleanings are one of the best ways to protect… Read more »

Can You Do More to Prevent Cavities? Part Two

Can You Do More to Prevent Cavities? Part Two

Are you bound and determined to spend 2017 enjoying better oral health than you did last year? While you may have fallen behind on other resolutions, this year, it’s never too late to form healthier habits, particularly when it comes to protecting your smile. Cavity prevention isn’t complicated, either. It simply requires that you make… Read more »

Can You Do More to Prevent Cavities? Part One

Can You Do More to Prevent Cavities? Part One

Did you struggle with several dental problems last year that required restorative dentistry to address? For instance, were you diagnosed with several cavities that required dental fillings? Cavities are incredibly common, both for children and adults. Fortunately, they are preventable. Through a mix of healthy habits and routine professional care, you really can protect your teeth from… Read more »

Is Your Smile Overdue for Dental Care?

Is Your Smile Overdue for Dental Care?

Do you want to prevent ongoing oral health threats, the kind that could leave you suffering from discomfort and even downright pain? Want to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come? If so, regular dental care is absolutely essential. Cleanings help to remove tartar buildup, which could otherwise cause cavities. Seeking restorative… Read more »

Want to Enjoy Great Overall Health? Eat a Healthy and Delicious Diet

Want to Enjoy Great Overall health? Eat a Healthy and Delicious Diet

Do you feel like you are frequently sacrificing great flavor and good nutrition for the sake of convenience? If you regularly find yourself eating food from a drive-thru window or grabbing lunch from a vending machine, you could be struggling with a variety of side effects, from feeling sluggish and cranky, to potentially damaging your… Read more »

Should I Spring for Professional Teeth Whitening?

Should I Spring for Professional Teeth Whitening?

Do you frequently find yourself staring in the mirror, wondering when your smile started to look so deeply stained, or if there is anything that can be done about it? In fact, have you already tried several over-the-counter products you have seen advertised on TV, only to be disappointed that you’re still embarrassed by grey… Read more »

Questions for Your Cosmetic Dentist

When it comes to improving your smile, cosmetic dentistry offers a wide variety of solutions, each of which can be custom-designed to meet your specific needs and preferences. Yet, unless you’re experienced in smile improvement, you may have several questions for your cosmetic dentist about what to expect and how your smile will look after… Read more »

Suffering from Tooth Loss? Consider a Dental Bridge or Implant

Suffering from Tooth Loss? Consider a Dental Bridge or Implant

Have you recently lost a tooth or had one extracted? If so, you may still be trying to deal with the emotions that often accompany adult tooth loss. They can range from frustration and embarrassment to concern about how you’ll be able to chew comfortably or smile confidently. Fortunately, modern dental prostheses are designed to… Read more »

Tooth Loss Can Be Addressed Quickly, Securely

Tooth Loss Can Be Addressed Quickly, Securely

Did you lose a tooth in 2016, or have to schedule an extraction? If so, you may be suffering from a variety of emotions, such as insecurity, frustration or even embarrassment about the incomplete smile you are now facing. Sadly, over time, incomplete smiles can begin to create additional problems, such as discomfort or inefficiency… Read more »

How Much Do You Really Know About Dental Care?

How Much Do You Know About Dental Care?

Ever wondered how much you really know about how to best care for your smile? Have questions you’ve been too embarrassed to ask your dentist? Taking time to better understand what preventive dental care really requires, and then following through on your dentist’s advice, is a great way to help protect your smile from common… Read more »

Does Your Smile Need Dental Treatment?

Is It Time for Dental Treatment?

When was the last time you visited the dentist for a cleaning? Was your only phone attached to a wall? Were postage stamps still being sold for less than a quarter? Many adults postpone regular preventive visits, either because of anxiety about seeing the dentist, or simply because their smiles seem “healthy enough”. Sadly, over… Read more »

Are You Suffering from TMJ?

Suffering from TMJ Pain?

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 of TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, as dentists call it. This is… Read more »

What Questions Do You Have About Dental Care? Part Two

Got Questions? Your Dentist Can Help

Ever wondered why your breath smells bad just a few minutes after your brush your teeth? Are you feeling tempted to skip your next dental appointment, because you don’t see how a cleaning could really be necessary when your smile already looks so healthy? There are a lot of questions people have about preventive dental… Read more »

What Questions Do You Have About Dental Care? Part One

Got Questions? Your Dentist Can Help

Do you have a lot of pressing questions about how to best care for your smile? Does your computer or “smart phone” keep giving you a bunch of clashing answers or even advertisements for the latest whitening toothpaste or mouthwash? Your preventive dentist is actually one of your greatest sources of wisdom, when it comes… Read more »

Smile Proudly, Again, with a Dental Prostheses

Smile Proudly with a Dental Prostheses

Are you embarrassed because of adult tooth loss? In fact, have you spent a great deal of time trying to hide your smile, when amongst friends and family, because of your incomplete smile? Tooth loss is exciting for many children. After all, it represents a rite of passage, and often a visit from the Tooth… Read more »

Got Smile Questions? Ask Your Dentist

Do You Have Dental Questions?

Many people struggle with knowing how to properly care for their teeth and gums, yet they are too embarrassed to ask questions when they do see their dentists. From understanding proper flossing technique, to wondering if preventive care is really necessary, do you sometimes wish you could ask your dentist the pressing oral health care… Read more »

Does Your Parent Need to See the Dentist?

Do Your Parents Need Preventive Care

Most parents realize that their kids are in need of preventive dental care, in order to protect their young smiles from cavities and other common dental problems. But as kids themselves, of aging parents, they may not consider whether or not their parents’ smiles are getting the preventive care they need? Unfortunately, a recent study… Read more »

Help Prevent Cavities with Proper Preventive Care

Protect Your Smile from Cavities

Are you concerned about the possibility of developing cavities? Many people will struggle with dental decay, like cavities, during their lifetimes. That said, it is possible to prevent most oral health threats, including cavities. It just requires a combination of healthy habits at-home, along with routine preventive care. So, if you value the health of… Read more »

Dry Mouth Syndrome

Dry Mouth Syndrome

Have you been suffering from dry mouth recently? Do you frequently find yourself struggling with bad breath? Tooth discomfort and bleeding gums are easily recognized as symptoms of dental problems like cavities and gum disease. But did you know that there are many other warning signs that could be telling you that your smile is… Read more »

Can You Help Prevent Cavities with Simple Steps? Part Two

Can You Prevent Cavities with Good Dental Care?

Do you worry about developing cavities or other dental problems? In fact, are you constantly concerned that your teeth will become damaged by erosion, and leave you with an unattractive, or worse, uncomfortable smile? Consistent preventive care can help you avoid most cavities, and can certainly help prolong your enjoyment of a healthy and attractive… Read more »

Can You Help Prevent Cavities with Simple Steps? Part One

Can You Better Prevent Cavities?

Are you worried about the health of your smile? In particular, are you concerned about the possibility of developing cavities? 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,… Read more »

Porcelain Veneers Are Worth the Investment

Could Veneers Be Right for You?

Have you been considering a consultation with your dentist about finally addressing your teeth’s imperfections through the use of porcelain veneers, but postponed that appointment because of concern about the cost? While it is true that veneers are one of the more costly investments, where cosmetic dentistry is concerned, they do have a number of… Read more »

Are You Overdue for Preventive Dental Care?

Overdue for Dental care?

When was the last time you visited your general practitioner, in other words, your family doctor? Many insurance companies now require annual physicals, to help ensure their patients are healthy, but also so that the patients will be properly informed about any potential health risks they might be facing. Unfortunately, not all patients receive the… Read more »

3 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Protect Your Dental Health

Protect Your Oral Health with Preventive Dentistry

Are you worried that your smile could be suffering due to improper dental hygiene, a lack of professional care, or simply because of a predisposition for struggling with dental cavities? Many people suffer with cavities frequently throughout their lives. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 90 percent of the adults in America will be… Read more »

Could Drinking More Water Protect Your Oral Health?

Can Water Protect Your Oral Health?

As someone who takes great pride in your smile, you likely already take several steps to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You may brush and floss daily, and attend regular preventive dental checkups and cleanings. You might even avoid foods that are high in sugar, which can contribute to cavity development and other… Read more »

Are You Unhappy with Your Smile?

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Update Your Smile

Are you a confident dresser, more-than-competent worker, and outgoing person who makes friends easily? Yet do you always seem to lack confidence in one area of life, namely your smile? Few personal attributes have a bigger impact on someone’s self-esteem than his or her smile. That’s because research indicates the smile is the first characteristic… Read more »

Two Types of Seamless Smile Restorations

Two Forms of Seamless Smile Restoration

Have you grown concerned that you could be struggling with an undiagnosed dental problem? If so, have you delayed visiting the dentist to determine the cause of your sensitivity or other discomfort, because you are worried what the solution might mean for your smile. If you have outdated metal fillings or crowns, you might think… Read more »

College Bound? Don’t Forget to Care for Your Smile

Tips for Caring for Your Smile in College

Young children aren’t the only ones heading back to school this fall. If you are a college student, you will likely soon be starting classes of your own. While many young adults find themselves on extremely tight budgets, during their collegiate years, that doesn’t mean that your dental health needs to suffer. Preventive dental care… Read more »

Use a Dental Bridge or Dental Implant to Complete Your Smile?

Is a Dental Bridge Right for You?

Have you recently lost a tooth or had one extracted? If so, have you begun to explore the prosthetic options available to help complete your smile? While tooth loss might seem like a cosmetic issue, there are several important reasons to complete your smile, from a functional standpoint. First, completing your smile after tooth loss… Read more »

There’s Still Time to Shine Through Teeth Bleaching

Shine Bright with Professional Teeth Whitening

The summer may be winding down, now, but that does not mean it is too late to shine. In fact, teeth bleaching is a fast and effective way to help dramatically lighten teeth, leaving patients with the kind of bright smiles that can really dazzle the whole year through. Sure, there are over-the-counter products available,… Read more »

Could TMJ Treatment Help You?

Could TMJ Treatment Help You?

Have you been waking up to headaches? Do you have to stop during meals, because of severe jaw pain or tenderness? Have you heard popping noises in your ear, lately? Did you know that these are all symptoms of TMJ, which stands for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. TMJ can be a troubling condition, and one that… Read more »

Beware Drinks That Could Damage Your Oral Health

Drinks that Could Be Bad for Your Dental Health

In your efforts to keep your smile healthy, this year, you may have already made some important changes. For instance, you might have overhauled your hygiene routine, scheduled routine cleanings, or even improved your diet. Unfortunately, one of the last places people often think to look, when it comes to their dental health, is one… Read more »

Ouch! Is That a Cavity?

Ouch! Do You Have a Dental Cavity

Was your cup of coffee accompanied by dental discomfort, this morning, instead of the usual cream and sugar? Did last night’s dessert leave your sweet tooth unsatisfied? In fact, did it leave you in pain? If so, you could be suffering from a dental cavity. Cavities occur when the enamel of the teeth has eroded… Read more »

Which Is Better for You, Porcelain Veneers or Cosmetic Bonding?

Which Is Right for Your Smile?

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 in the past, but hesitated because you were unsure what the best way to go about improving your… Read more »

Compelling Reasons to Complete Your Smile After Tooth Loss

Compelling Reasons to Complete Your Smile

Tooth loss can be a troubling experience for adults. Not only can an incomplete smile make it more difficult to chew comfortably, but it can create insecurity while smiling, as well. Over time, though, the side effects brought on my booth loss can be even more bothersome. That is because tooth loss can cause remaining… Read more »

Considering Teeth Whitening? Here’s Why to Visit Your Dentist

Whitening Treatment for Your Smile

Many people struggle with smiles that are no longer as white as they had hoped. That’s because teeth are porous, which allows foods and beverages to stain them over time. Tobacco products, in particular, can cause discoloration of the teeth, leading to smiles that look dingy and aged. Fortunately, teeth whitening makes it possible to… Read more »

Four Ways to Help Care for Your Family’s Smiles This Summer: Part Four

Four Preventive Care Tips

Taking care of your family’s smiles should be important, regardless of the season. Unfortunately, during the summer months many people take vacation from more than just their jobs or school. They also become lax in their dental hygiene, due to hectic travel schedules, or simply a disregard for their normal routines. Many also miss out… Read more »

It Might Be Time for a Dental Checkup: Part One

Is It time for Preventive Dentistry?

Do you sometimes find yourself wondering how necessary dental checkups and cleanings really are? If you have been fortunate enough to enjoy great oral health up until now, you might think that you are simply blessed with great teeth and gums, and that preventive care may not be all that important to you. Unfortunately, this… Read more »

Questions About Veneers

Answering questions about porcelain 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 »

Keep Your Smile Healthy This Summer with These 5 Tips: Part Three

Keep Your Smile Healthy This Summer

As you head into summer, you are likely already planning precautions to protect your skin against harmful UV rays and your body from dehydration. What are you doing to care for your smile, though? You may already realize that preventive care is crucial to maintaining excellent oral health, but what does preventive care actually entail?… Read more »