Do Kids Need Dental Care Too?

Do Kids Need Dental Care?As an adult you may have set a great many resolutions, for yourself, involving your overall health, or more particularly trying to get in better shape. You might even have specific goals for your smile, this year, as well. For instance, you might want to avoid cavities through proper preventive care, or to schedule professional teeth whitening, so you can enjoy a brighter and more vibrant smile. But what about your kids? Have you thought about what they require, in this coming year, to keep their smiles healthy as well? It’s important to remember that children need dental care, too. Here is how you can help your whole family form great dental habits and maintain healthy smiles, in 2017! (more…)

Can You Avoid Cavities in 2017?

Avoid Cavities in 2017Did you spend a little more time in a dentists’ chair in 2016 than you would have liked? Specifically, did you have to make several restorative appointments to address dental decay, like that characteristic of pesky cavities? While fillings are a fast and minimally invasive way to treat cavities, what is even better than restoring teeth is keeping them healthy, in the first place. So, have you started thinking about what you can do to spend 2017 enjoying better oral health, namely a beautiful and cavity-free smile? The good news is that cavity prevention, and overall smile protection isn’t difficult, costly or even time consuming. You just need to form some healthy habits, and make smart decisions when it comes to caring for your smile. (more…)

Could Porcelain Veneers Enhance Your Smile’s Beauty?

Porcelain Veneers for Your SmileDo you feel embarrassed when you look in the mirror, or see a photograph of yourself, because of imperfections within your smile? In fact, have you spent a great deal of time over the last few years trying to hide your smile, or shying away from close encounters, because of how insecure you feel about your smile? If you have not yet considered how cosmetic dentistry could help improve your smile’s appearance, it is time to speak with a cosmetic dentist about the treatment options that could help you improve the appearance of your smile, that way you could spend the coming year enjoying the kind of confidence that comes only from having a beautiful smile! (more…)

If Smiles Could Talk, What Would They Say?

If Your Smile Could Talk Sure, your smile is essential to being able to speak, chew, smile, laugh and more. But do you ever find yourself wondering what your smile would say if it could talk to you? For instance, what would it be that keeps your teeth awake at night, or the pressing problem your gums wish they could speak to you about? Fortunately, your preventive dentist is an excellent mouthpiece for both your teeth and gums. By heeding a dentist’s advice, you can give your smile the care it needs, and the kind it would ask for, you know, if it could talk for itself! (more…)

Could a Dentist Help You Get What You Really Want This Holiday?

Could a Dentist Help You This Christmas?How long has it been since you were able to smile confidently? Has it been months? Does it seem like years? If so, have you considered talking to your dentist? Whether you are concerned by minor esthetic imperfections or serious dental health problems, dental treatment can help to restore your oral health and improve your confidence. From erasing staining to increasing comfort, completing smiles after tooth loss to correcting inconsistencies in the teeth’s size, a skilled dentist could help you get what you really want this holiday season, if that is a beautiful and healthy smile! (more…)

Could Dental Care Be Important to Your Heart?

Dental Care and the Heart
For years, doctors and dentists have been studying the oral systemic health connection, with particular interest in how the gums’ health could affect one’s heart, as well. Recently, both the Journal of Periodontology and the American Journal of Cardiology have indicated that gum disease is likely linked to increased risk of heart problems, such as heart attack and even stroke. These journals now recommend dentists warn patients struggling with poor oral health, including symptoms of periodontitis (gum disease), about their heightened risk of heart problems. So, while more research is needed to better understand exactly how the two are linked, it is becoming more and more clear that caring for one’s smile can have consequences for more than just the beauty of the teeth and gums. It can also affect one’s overall wellbeing! (more…)

Is Cosmetic Dentistry What You Want This Christmas?

Is Cosmetic Dentistry What You Really Want?Are you feeling stumped about what to ask Santa for this year? Could it be because you already know what you really want, but you’re worried that not even holiday magic could make it happen? If what your heart really desires, this year, is a more beautiful smile, why not talk to a cosmetic dentist? There are a number of cosmetic treatments available, which can help to hide a host of esthetic concerns, from permanent staining to inconsistencies in the size or shape of the teeth. (more…)

Do You Need Restorative Dentistry?

Do You Need Restorative Dentistry?Are you worried that you could be struggling with an undiagnosed dental problem, such as a cavity or even a crack? While some dental problems are visible, and others create symptoms that can be easily felt or otherwise noticed, many times people suffer from poor oral health for months without any noticeable indications that their smiles could be in serious jeopardy. It can be helpful to remember that while the teeth are strong they are still vulnerable to acidic erosion and other damage, and since teeth also lack the ability to repair themselves, the way some parts of the body can, restorative dentistry is needed to repair the damage that can be created by a variety of dental problems. So, if you have neglected preventive care, in the past, or are overdue for your latest dental appointment, it is time to ask yourself, “Could your teeth be in need of restorative dentistry?” (more…)

Smile Brightly Again with Professional Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Create a Brighter SmileDo you feel like you spend more time trying to hide your teeth than you do smiling? Are you hesitant to pose for pictures, or even to spend time with friends, because of insecurities about your smile? If your insecurity is due to staining and discoloration on the surface of your teeth, have you tried to address the issue before? Many people turn to over-the-counter products when they notice their teeth are looking discolored, or even dingy. Yet few OTC products can create the kind of noticeable results for which professional teeth whitening is prized. So, if you are ready to do something to address the imperfections, at last, so you can start smiling confidently, it could be time to speak with a cosmetic dentist about whether or not professional whitening treatment could be what you really need in order to enjoy a more beautiful and even brilliant smile? (more…)

Can You Avoid Dental Problems with Preventive Care?

Can You Avoid Problems with Preventive Care?Do you ever wonder what more you could be doing to care for your smile, namely to prevent cavities and other dental problems? If so, have you already heeded the advice of your family’s preventive dentist, about how to properly protect your smile and your oral health, in general? The great news is that dental care doesn’t have to be difficult or even time consuming. There are a number of simple ways you can help prevent cavities and other issues. It just requires a combination of healthy habits, at-home, and routine professional care! (more…)