How Do I Prevent Gum Disease?

bonura periodontal diseaseDid you know that studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control show half of US adults over 30 suffer from periodontal disease? Despite the disease’s widespread nature, you can take steps to protect your smile from the onset of gum disease. Doing so helps protect your gums, as well as the stability of your teeth. How do you prevent gum disease?

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Cosmetic Care: Can It Make My Smile Straighter?

questionmarkblueIf you are someone dealing with a serious malocclusion (misaligned bite), such as an over bite, under bite, significant overcrowding, or otherwise, the only way to move your teeth into the correct position is to rely on orthodontics. However, if you are dealing with a misalignment that is mild in nature and that only affects the esthetics of your grin, cosmetic care can often create a straighter looking smile. Let’s explore some ways we can improve uniformity.

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Which Cosmetic Treatment Is Right For You? Part Two

bonura cosmeticLast week we discussed how cosmetic dentistry can help remove teeth stains. We can also use cosmetic dental care to repair damaged teeth, whether they have chips or fractures. In addition, we can use these procedures to reshape malformed teeth. Don’t continue to feel self-conscious about your smile or hide it from the world. Restore the beauty of your smile with cosmetic dentistry.

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Which Cosmetic Dental Treatment Is Right for You? Part One

Which Cosmetic Treatment Is Right for You?Are you wondering what can be done about the noticeable imperfections in your smile? Whether it has been months since you noticed a problem, or years, cosmetic dentistry could likely help improve the appearance of your smile. From staining to spaces between teeth, and oddly shaped teeth to overlapping, cosmetic dentistry offers a number of ways to create a more beautiful yet still natural-looking smile. So if you have grown tired of feeling insecure because of imperfections with your teeth, talk to your dentist about how you could achieve a smile you’ll finally be proud to show off! (more…)

Secrets to Stronger, Healthier Teeth

secrets to stronger, healthier teethEven though your teeth are protected by the strongest substance that your body produces—tooth enamel—they are still vulnerable to damage and disease and require your diligent care to remain strong and healthy. While there are several options for repairing damaged teeth, preventing dental issues from forming is the best defense against extensive tooth damage and loss. To help increase your chances of retaining your natural smile, we offer a couple of proven secrets to keeping your teeth strong and healthy for life. (more…)

Two Ways Stress Affects Your Teeth

Two Ways Stress Affects Your Teeth

You are probably aware that stress affects your body. It can affect your blood pressure, your weight, and your mood. Stress can also affect your teeth in two ways. The first is that it may cause you to snack more frequently, and on sweets. The second way it can affect your teeth is through night time tooth grinding (also called bruxism.) You probably know that frequently snacking on sweets isn’t healthy. A dentist can help you take steps to lessen or put a stop to bruxism. (more…)

Simple Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile This Summer

Tips for Healthy Smiles This SummerSummer break is a great time to enjoy longer days and often more laidback schedules. After all, what feels better than an entire afternoon spent soaking in the pool, exploring a nearby park, or heading out on a marvelous adventure? Vacation time is often about letting go of the pressure to finally finish checking items off that seemingly unending to-do list. It is certainly a time for much-needed relaxation and rejuvenation. However, that doesn’t mean time off from work or worries should be an excuse to neglect your dental hygiene. Skipping out on regular preventive dental care greatly increases your likelihood of developing dental cavities and other oral health concerns. So even though you may be looking forward to a laidback summer break, don’t let that be an excuse to become lax in your oral care. (more…)

How Good Are Your Hygiene Skills?

how good are your hygiene skillsOne thing has remained true throughout the entire history of dental care—prevention is your best chance at retaining your healthy, natural smile. Luckily, much of dentistry’s advancements have been in the art of dental hygiene, which is your daily routine aimed at preventing the processes that cause dental diseases. Today, we help you maximize your preventive power by offering a short checklist of good dental hygiene practices, which we hope you already practice. (more…)