Removing Decay From Inside Your Tooth

dental disease with pain and inflammation. Medical illustration of tooth root inflammation, tooth root cyst, pulpitis. 10 epsWhile many people are aware that brushing and flossing are necessary factors that contribute to a healthy smile, many aren’t aware that they only represent half of the battle. In fact, excellent oral health is comprised of a combination of preventive care at home, 6-month visits to the dentist’s office for checkups and cleanings, and keeping an eye on the foods and beverages that are consumed in order to prevent concerns such as infection, decay, disease, and tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist will address the negative effects of ignoring some aspects of your dental regimen and what it does to your smile.


When Your Gums are Uneven

Closeup shot of human female face. Woman with pink lips and healthy dentes. Girl is smilingNowadays, having a healthy smile you can love and truly enjoy is much easier to accomplish with the help of cosmetic dentistry. While porcelain veneers or teeth whitening can address blemishes within your teeth in a simple manner, the same cannot necessarily be said about your gums. Even with a symmetrical complexion, a gummy grin can not only cause your overall appearance to look uneven and misaligned but has a higher chance of infection as well. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist will look at the benefits of addressing these concerns with the process of contouring.


Protecting Tiny Grins with Preventive Care

Happy girl kid and big dental implant model with toothbrush standing laughing on purpleLittle smiles need just as much, if not more, dental care to keep them in tip-top shape to last a lifetime. This is usually accomplished through a structured regimen of preventive care at home in addition to a healthy diet and routine in-office care. If even one of these three factors is left behind, your child’s grin could suffer greatly. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist will look at ways you can encourage the healthy development of your son or daughter’s smile, ensuring a grin that can last a lifetime.


How Scaling and Root Planing Protect Your Grin

Closed curettage: Scaling and root planing (conventional periodontal therapy). Medically accurate 3D illustration of human teeth treatmentEvery tooth is comprised of two main parts – the root and the crown. While the crown assists in biting and chewing, the root actually stabilizes the tooth and helps to absorb the stress of your bite. Without a strong base, a crown would not be secure and could not function properly. When diseases and infection such as periodontal disease inhabit your mouth, however, it causes a separation between teeth and the gums that house them, ultimately resulting in loosening teeth and even loss. Fortunately, your Silver City, NM dentist at Silver Smiles can prevent this phenomenon from occurring by providing a deep clean with scaling and root planing.


Do You Have a Dental Care Routine?

Your oral health is something that takes work. By consistently tending to your teeth and gums, you can keep them healthy throughout your lifetime. It doesn’t take a ton of effort each day, it’s about consistency. Having a dental care routine can help you consistently clean and monitor your teeth, preserving them for the future. That care routine should include daily cleaning steps that you take at home. It should also include visits to your dentist every six months. If you have young children in the house, setting a good example can help them build healthy habits for their teeth that last throughout their lifetimes as well. (more…)

How Tooth Roots Stabilize Your Teeth

Your teeth are made up of much more than you see when you smile into a mirror. While the crown of your tooth is important from a cosmetic and functional standpoint, it’s not the only part of your tooth that matters. Each of your teeth actually extends deep beneath your gum line. Below the surface, the roots of your teeth connect to your jawbone and stabilize your teeth. This allows you to chew comfortably without fear of your teeth slipping. Caring for the roots of your teeth is just as important as caring for the crowns. (more…)

When to Consider Porcelain Veneers

Young indian man wearing red elegant shirt standing over isolated grey background with hands together and crossed fingers smiling relaxed and cheerful. Success and optimisticMany individuals take great pride in their smile, while others may not be completely satisfied with how it cosmetically appears. Fortunately, if you are concerned with stains or light chips that blemish your smile, the solution to solving the matter could be very simple. Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM can help you cosmetically enhance your grin to give a preferred look through the simple process of creating and placing porcelain veneers.


Should You Choose Bonding to Fix Your Tooth?

Improving the appearance of your tooth and smile is often simpler than patients often expect. With the right customized cosmetic treatment, you dentist can help you address a multitude of concerns in a minimally invasive manner, and with optimal results for your smile’s appearance. This is also true in many cases that involve having to restore and repair a tooth due to damage to its structure. For example, many people can benefit from choosing cosmetic tooth bonding to fix a tooth that’s been chipped, cracked, or compromised in some way. (more…)

Types of Teeth Stains that Whitening Can’t Fix

When teeth become stained, the stains most often develop on the surfaces of the teeth’s outer enamel. These common types of teeth stains can often be erased quickly and effectively with professional teeth-whitening, which works to break up the stains on the surfaces of your teeth and brighten their structures underneath. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Not all types of teeth stains and discoloration are the same, and sometimes, teeth-whitening may not be enough to improve the appearance of one or more discolored teeth. (more…)