Month: October 2016

Why Checkups and Cleanings Are So Important

Routine dental checkups and cleanings are arguably the most important dental treatment. By visiting your dentist at least once every six months, you have a significantly greater chance of preventing common dental issues, including tooth decay, gum disease, and more. Coupled with consistently good hygiene at home, regular preventive dental visits are the best way… Read more »

What Does Your Tooth Filling Look Like?

Tooth fillings are more common than many people realize. That’s because cavities affect over 90% of adults in America, and fillings are often the best and most effective way for treating them. The reason you might not notice them, however, is because many of today’s tooth fillings are no longer made from shiny metal amalgam,… Read more »

What Are Inlays and Onlays (i.e., Partial Crowns)?

When a tooth is cracked, fractured, or afflicted with an especially large cavity, a dental crown is often needed to protect the tooth and restore its ability to function properly. Sometimes, however, a dental crown may be more than your tooth’s damage calls for. Since placing a dental crown requires that your dentist modify the… Read more »