When you see your smile, either in the mirror or in photographs, are you instantly concerned about the noticeable flaws in your teeth? Many people spend years feeling self-conscious, even trying in vain to hider their teeth, because of staining, spacing problems, or even inconsistencies in the size or shape of some of the teeth. However, cosmetic dentistry means you don’t have to settle for a smile you’re not proud to show off. Instead, cosmetic treatment could actually help hide those imperfections, and enhance your smile’s natural beauty. So if you are ready to put your best smile forward, this year, it is time to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist! (more…)
Did you recently lose a tooth or have one extracted? If so you might be feeling overwhelmed by what to do now or even worried about the future of your smile. Sadly, after tooth loss, many adults struggle with misalignment and poor nutrition, because of discomfort or difficulty chewing, due to either their incomplete smile or in some cases ill-fitting prosthetics. Fortunately, modern restorative dentistry is designed to help patients address tooth loss in cosmetically-pleasing and comfortable ways, so that they can smile again and enjoy their meals, instead of struggling with embarrassment or frustration caused by adult tooth loss. So, whether you recently lost a tooth or have an extraction scheduled, or if you are finally ready to do something about your ill-fitting dental prostheses, why not speak with your dentist about the benefits of the modern restorative options? (more…)
When it comes to parenting, it can be tough knowing just what kids need to grow up strong and healthy. This can be especially true when it comes to their smiles. Fortunately, it is possible to protect your kids against cavities and other common dental problems. It just requires a combination of healthy habits established at-home, and regular visits to the family dentist for checkups and cleanings. Of course, if your kid does develop a dental problem, restorative treatment can help address the issue and restore his or her comfort. (more…)
Healthy teeth are essential to a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that some of the foods and drinks they enjoy regularly could be sabotaging their efforts to maintain healthy and gorgeous smiles. In fact, obviously sugary treats, like ice cream, donuts, cupcakes and cookies aren’t the only confections that could lead to cavity development. Many of your favorite snacks could be filled with much more sugar than you realize, and over time these can contribute to a host of dental problems, including both cavities and gum disease. To help better protect your oral health, it is important to beware the extra sugar you might be consuming. (more…)
Are you tired of suffering from dental discomfort, but worried about what will happen to your smile if you seek restorative treatment? Many people, especially those with existing metal fillings and crowns, are concerned by the cosmetic changes that can occur after dental restoration. Fortunately, modern restorations come in a variety of materials, many of which are designed to be more comfortable and confidence-inducing than the metal fillings and crowns that were once commonly used. In fact, porcelain crowns are one excellent way a dentist could help improve your smile’s comfort, and your overall confidence! (more…)
Do you ever wonder about what preventive care is actually required to protect the smile against common problems, like cavities and gum disease? Well, fortunately there are a number of steps that can be taken to help protect your smile, both at-home and in the dentist’s office. First, be sure to maintain a diligent dental hygiene routine, which is essential to keeping the teeth and gums healthy between dental visits. Secondly, remember that what you eat and drink will affect your oral health as well. A well-balanced diet helps your teeth and gums remain strong and healthy, and prevents against cavities and other plaque-related problems. Finally, visiting the dentist for checkups and cleanings is essential. (more…)
Has it been months or even years since you have felt confident having you picture taken, all because of staining of your smile? Over time, most people will begin to experience some degree of discoloration on their teeth, either due to staining foods and drinks they have consumed, their use of tobacco products, or other lifestyle factors that can affect one’s oral health, and the smile’s beauty. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to reverse most staining, helping to reveal a lighter and often more youthful-looking smile. So, if you are ready to smile proudly again, and for the kind of pearly whites you have been missing, why not find out how a cosmetic dentist could help give you a brighter, whiter smile?
Are you embarrassed to smile, even when you’re around your closest friends and family, all because your smile has been incomplete since you lost a tooth? Have you spent years, now, making do with dentures that have become ill-fitting or uncomfortable? Adult tooth loss can be a troubling experience, yet it does not have to mean the end of your smile, or even of your confidence. If you are looking for a comfortable way to restore your smile, why not talk to your restorative dentist abut the many benefits of dental implants, and how they can help get you back to enjoying your life confidently once again? (more…)
As the kids head back to school, you may feel overwhelmed by all the activities they are involved in and how quickly your family’s calendar will fill up with football games and band practices, recitals and tutoring sessions. However, no matter how busy you are, it is important to still make time for key preventive dental care. That is because regular dental checkups and cleanings are a key way to help keep your kids’ smiles healthy as they grow up. If you’re wondering what else you can do, as a parent, to help ensure they get to enjoy oral health, consider these simple ways that you can help your kids protect their teeth and gums against cavities and other oral health threats.
Last week we discussed how dentures can restore lost teeth and help you enjoy a whole smile again. Today, we’re taking a look at a more lifelike and longer lasting solution to tooth loss: dental implants. Will dental implants help preserve your smile? How are they placed and do you qualify for one?