Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you’ve been planning the perfect date, you’ve probably picked an amazing restaurant and a delicious box of candy, but are you forgetting something? A bright smile can ignite your dating life. Although you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, many people admit they form an opinion about someone based on their teeth. Don’t let stains and discoloration give the wrong impression. Here’s how you can revamp your smile just in time for your date.
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February 14, 2022
December 12, 2021
You’re going to hear a lot of terms and phrases while on your journey to a complete smile, but don’t feel left out of the loop during your dental implant consultation. Your dentist and dental team will use many words and terms that are part of their everyday vocabulary; however, they may sound like a foreign language to you. Don’t worry, here are the top dental implant terms you should know, so there aren’t any misunderstandings during the road ahead.
November 18, 2021
There’s a good chance you’ve had to get a dental filling in the past. After all, the CDC has found that 90% of Americans over age 20 have at least one cavity. Assuming that applies to you, your dentist likely filled the affected tooth. But have you wondered, “How long do fillings last?” The treatments don’t last forever, so it’s essential to know when they need to be re-examined. Well, your local dentist is here with the answer. Read on to learn how long fillings should last, when you should replace them, and how best to care for them.(more…)
September 10, 2021
If your child has been to a dentist, they likely had a fluoride treatment along with their semi-annual cleaning and checkup. The quick, painless preventive step is crucial for protecting young smiles from tooth decay, but do adults need fluoride treatments, too? Although you might believe they are only for children, you’re never too old to benefit from the protection of fluoride. With 26% of adults in the U.S. having untreated tooth decay, it’s a simple solution to safeguard your smile.
August 10, 2021
At your routine cleaning and checkup appointment, you go through the usual motions. Your teeth get X-rayed, your hygienist removes the plaque buildup on your teeth, and then your dentist inspects your mouth. During their examination, they stop and reach for an instrument you’ve never seen before—an intraoral camera. After capturing some high definition images of the inside of your mouth, they show you pictures of a developing cavity. Why is this technology so important for your dentist to use? Keep reading to learn four reasons!(more…)
July 9, 2021
Do you have missing teeth? You might be considering dental implants. They’re often considered the gold standard of tooth replacement, helping you regain lost chewing power, jaw support, and prevent facial sagging. However, if you smoke, it could affect not only the long-term survival of your implants but your oral health as well. Here’s what you need to know about smoking and dental implants.(more…)
June 7, 2021
Have you been having an intense, persistent toothache? If so, you might find it hard to fit an appointment with your dentist into your hectic schedule. However, waiting too long to seek treatment could not only cause your pain to worsen, but you might end up losing your tooth! For a severe toothache, your dentist might recommend root canal therapy to save the tooth and relieve your pain. But how long does a root canal take? Let’s talk about some of the factors that affect the length of the root canal treatment process.(more…)
May 10, 2021
Have you been told that you need root canal therapy to restore your oral health? If so, then you may have immediately recalled some of the horror stories that you’ve heard, triggering unwarranted fears. The reality is far different, though. Having a root canal performed is actually a quite positive experience. Does that sound far-fetched? If so, continue reading to discover why having a root canal performed is actually good news!(more…)
April 22, 2021
Ever since dental implants were introduced to modern dentistry, a number of innovations have been made to help even more people enjoy the benefits of tooth replacements that are able to mimic the functions of natural tooth roots. One of the innovations is the invention of mini dental implants – metal posts that are smaller that typical implants and are largely used to help stabilize dentures. Why would your dentist suggest mini dental implants instead of traditional ones? Here are 4 reasons why you might be a good candidate for a mini-implant procedure.(more…)
March 5, 2021
Dental implants are fast becoming one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, more than 5 million implants are placed each year by dentists in the United States! In general, dental implant treatment is an extremely reliable tooth replacement solution. However, although rare, implant failure can and does occur. Whether you recently underwent implant treatment or are currently considering replacing your missing teeth, it’s important to know the signs of a failed dental implant and how to prevent dental implant failure.(more…)