If you have distracting flaws that make you insecure about your smile such as chips, cracks, or misshaped teeth, dental bonding can remedy these for you. Dental bonding is the procedure of applying composite resin (like used for dental fillings) directly to the teeth to alter the appearance of the tooth. This treatment can make your teeth look more uniform in shape or size, repair chips and cracks, fill in small gaps, or cover deep intrinsic discoloration that even professional whitening cannot change. The bonding material is very life-like and looks very natural. Dental bonding is often less time consuming and costly than other cosmetic procedures. (more…)
It’s that time of year when all the stores are hosting back-to-school sales, and everyone is getting ready to start a new routine. Even if you are not in the back-to-school swing, you do want to start the new season feeling refreshed and renewed. You may have a bit of a tan from the summer sun; why not get brighter, whiter teeth to match? Professional whitening treatments can get your teeth drastically whiter than over-the-counter treatments can. Along with the cosmetic difference, your dentist can monitor any tooth sensitivity that may occur. Depending on your preference, budget, and schedule, you can choose between two professional whitening methods: (more…)
Gum disease is incredibly common; nearly half of all adult Americans have some form of it. Gum disease is a progressive disease. A progressive disease is a disease that worsens the longer it goes untreated. Gum disease can be prevented with good oral hygiene. It can be reversed if caught and treated early. In its early stages, gum disease can be painless and hard to detect, which makes routinely visiting your dentist very important. As gum disease worsens, it can cause harm to your gums, jaw, and teeth. It can also increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, and type II diabetes. (more…)
Oral health is very closely linked to your overall health. An important part of keeping your mouth healthy is preventative care. Most major dental issues can be prevented with strong oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist. Your dentist can examine your teeth and gums to stay on top of potential problems. Strong oral hygiene includes brushing and flossing twice daily at home, but it also includes professional cleanings at your dentist’s office. A professional cleaning can remove any built-up plaque or tartar before they can cause gum disease or tooth decay. A toothache should not be the only reason that you visit your dentist. (more…)
If you have one or more missing teeth, you have a clear understanding how this impacts your appearance. Gaps in your smile aside, how do missing teeth impact your oral health? Often, tooth loss can lead to everything from trouble eating to loss of jawbone density, which causes an older appearance. Fortunately, we can prevent these issues with implant placement. How do you place dental implant?