Do you already understand that cosmetic dentistry is for patients who want better looking smiles – but you are curious about the details? If so, we always let our patients know that they should schedule a consultation to sit down and speak with us about the specifics, while we craft a care plan for their goals. For now, we would like you to think over some general qualifications that narrow down how to become a good candidate for a prettier smile.
Perhaps when it comes to protecting your own smile as well as the grins of your family members, you begin to find yourself feeling somewhat frazzled. How to protect all of these teeth and all of that gum tissue, you may wonder to yourself? The good news is that practicing effective preventive care is a simple process provided that you are knowledgeable regarding the details. Not sure you know the best way to approach keeping everyone’s oral health in good shape? No problem. We can steer you in the right direction immediately with the essentials.
Have you been feeling somewhat frazzled when it comes to finding ways to make your child’s dental hygiene fun? Perhaps you’re so concerned about making sure that your child brushes his or her teeth that trying to make it an enjoyable experience isn’t even on your radar yet. Good news: Making it fun can actually make the process go a bit more smoothly. If your child has a good time while brushing and flossing, chances are better that he or she will look forward to brush time.
What happens when your tooth develops an infection or abscess? In many cases, the only way to save your tooth is with an endodontic procedure commonly known as a root canal therapy. Despite the stories you may have heard, this is an important and often comfortable procedure designed to help save your smile. What is a root canal? A root canal is the best way to avoid extraction if you have a serious dental infection.
A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control shows that half of all adults over the age of 30 suffer from some stage of periodontal disease. Gum disease can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms, as well as a higher risk of adult tooth loss. How do you prevent gum disease? What steps can you take to reduce your risk of developing periodontal problems?
Nearly all of us develop tooth decay at some point in our lives. Common warning signs may include uncomfortable toothaches or tooth sensitivity. If the doctor diagnoses you with decay then you will need a filling or crown to repair your tooth. But can you take steps to potentially avoid tooth decay altogether? Let’s look at ways to help prevent tooth decay from developing.
If you have a tooth suffering from a cavity or one that has become damaged, then you need restorative dentistry. Without treatment potentially serious complications could develop, ones that may threaten your oral health. Does your tooth need a crown or a filling?
A chipped tooth or one with problems on the surface can be esthetically unappealing and possibly a risk to your oral health. In order to restore a damaged tooth to full function and health, you will need cosmetic treatments, such as bonding and contouring. What is bonding and contouring?
Be honest: how often do you undergo regular checkups and cleanings? If you assume brushing and flossing is enough, you are mistaken. These preventive visits are essential for protecting your smile from a host of oral health concerns, including tooth decay and periodontal disease. Do you need a checkup and cleaning?
We understand the importance of a beautiful smile. We also understand that teeth stains happen over time. Instead of relying on over-the-counter solutions, which provide results that aren’t as dramatic and don’t last as long as professional options, why not talk to our office about our in-office or at-home treatments? If you have unsightly discoloration you should consider professional teeth whitening.