As a parent, you likely already have your hands plenty full. Between baseball practices and band camps, even summer break may not feel like much of a vacation for you. But even if your calendar already feels dizzyingly busy, it’s important to determine whether your children might need to see the family dentist during that time. Summer breaks are often the best times for busy kids to get the preventive care their smiles need to stay healthy.
Have you heard the great news? Studies indicate that coffee could actually be good for you. Not only does it contain antioxidants, but it can also help increase your cognitive functions. No wonder it was a mainstay all those nights you stayed up studying in college. Unfortunately, while coffee can be great for your body and your brain, it can also be damaging to your teeth. Due to its high levels of acidity, regular consumption of coffee can lead to dental stains, initially, and later even cavities. Fortunately, you don’t have to skip out on the percolating and pretty awesome effects of coffee, altogether, to help keep your teeth safe. You simply need to be smart about how much coffee you are drinking, and when, and also to see your family dentist regularly for key preventive care.
Even if your teeth have never been touched by disease, accidents can happen that may damage the structure of your tooth. Chips, cracks, and fractures are common even among healthy teeth. But, just as advanced dentistry has provided numerous tools to prevent issues from developing, it has also provided a variety of ways for restoring damaged teeth. If you experience a chipped or cracked tooth, then find out how we can design a custom restoration to save it. (more…)
How much do you really know when it comes to gum disease? Are you quite the master of the details regarding symptoms, how to detect the problem, and the information surrounding its advancement? Or, are you the first to admit that you don’t know much about the details? We are happy to help you make a little headway with a quick round of “Is It Fact Or Fiction?”
Ever found yourself feeling perfectly fine one moment and then the next: A canker sore makes an appearance in your mouth? This is never a fun experience. In fact, if you don’t know very much about these types of sores, you may discover that you feel anxious and uncertain about your oral health when there’s no need to worry. Set your mind at ease (and learn a thing or two) with a quick quiz!
When it comes to choosing dental bonding, you might wonder if it’s the right method of improvement, if you actually need veneers, or if perhaps you should rely on whitening. Rest assured, learning more about bonding will offer you the clarity you need! Let’s get started.
Are you motivated and oh-so ready for teeth whitening? Were you feeling that way initially but your excitement has died down a bit since you realized you have a few questions about this cosmetic dentistry treatment? Don’t worry, doing your research is always admirable. To ensure you feel confident about your option to make your smile look all the lovelier, we are always happy to offer answers to your questions. Let’s get this process started with a helpful Q&A session.
You should be concerned with how a cavity will affect your tooth. Once it forms, a cavity will not be something you can put a stop to on your own. To fix your tooth, you will need your dentist to remove the entirety of the infected area. If you waited long enough, eliminating the cavity may involve a root canal treatment, which means your dentist will need to remove infected tissue in your pulp. That being said, your concerns about what comes after a cavity treatment – and how it concerns your appearance – are reasonable. A person’s smile can be one of their most prominent features. Restorative dental work is intended to fully care for your tooth, but the methods your dentist uses can take care to avoid upsetting your appearance. (more…)
Gum disease impacts millions of adults in the United States, leading to serious discomfort and in extreme causes, the loss of permanent teeth. However, with the right steps you can strengthen your smile and reduce the chances of the disease forming. How do you prevent gum disease?
Have you ever heard of bruxism? This disorder occurs when patients grind their teeth regularly or clench their jaws. Over time, teeth grinding can actually damage your smile and increase the risk of serious oral health complications. How do we stop grinding our teeth? What warning signs should we be aware of?