What to Know About Porcelain Veneers

what-to-know-about-porcelain-veneersWhen it comes to creating a smile that you can be proud to show, porcelain veneers are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry options. Veneers are wafer-thin shells that mimic the front surfaces of your teeth, and are made from highly realistic dental porcelain that makes them virtually indistinguishable from healthy tooth structure. Before opting for them, however, you should know the benefits of porcelain veneers and how they can help you restore confidence in your smile. (more…)

Why Tooth Bonding Is Still a Popular Cosmetic Option

Keeping your smile healthy and free of issues like tooth decay and gum disease are ample rewards for maintaining good dental health. However, taking pride in your smile’s appearance is also important, though for some patients, good hygiene and preventive care isn’t always enough to keep up that appearance. Fortunately, you have several convenient and highly customizable options for improving your smile’s appearance, and cosmetic tooth bonding is often one of the most popular ones. Today, we examine why by exploring just a few of the most beneficial aspects of the procedure. (more…)

A Few Details About Professional Teeth-Whitening

Deciding to choose teeth-whitening can be a tough decision. You want to brighten your smile, but you aren’t sure if the treatment will work, or if you really have time in your schedule for something as esthetic as erasing teeth stains. The good news about professional teeth-whitening is that it’s effective for most common teeth stains, even stubborn ones, so there’s a good chance that it can effectively brighten your smile. The other good news is that you can apply professional teeth-whitening without taking a lot of time from your schedule, either with a quick in-office visit or with a kit that you can take home. (more…)

Why Are Your Teeth Wearing Down?

Of the many things that can threaten the health and integrity of your teeth, such as tooth decay, many patients don’t realize that some conditions can make their teeth dangers to themselves. For instance, if you have bruxism (constant teeth-grinding), then you may notice that the surfaces of your teeth seem to be wearing down significantly. If left unchecked, this tooth wear can lead to several additional problems, including changes to your bite function and increased risks of extensive tooth damage. To address the problem, your dentist will help you determine why your teeth are wearing down, and what treatment may be best to help you stop. (more…)

When Was Your Last Oral Cancer Screening?

Oral cancer describes a group of cancers that affect various types of oral and throat tissues, including the tongue, larynx, esophagus, tonsils, and more. That makes oral cancer as a whole one of the more common types of cancers, and one of the more fatal, in many cases. Today, we take a closer look at the specifics of oral cancer and why regular screening at your dentist’s office is one of the most important reasons to stick to your checkup and cleaning schedule. (more…)

Tired All the Time? Ask Your Dentist About Sleep Apnea

There are many reasons why you might experience a general lack of energy each day. If you’re sick, then your immune system is taking all of your energy. If you’re chronically ill, then that energy drain could become worse. By contrast, a lack of sleep might seem minor, but in some cases, you may not realize that you aren’t sleeping enough. For instance, if you have sleep apnea, then you can grow increasingly more tired all the time and never know why until your dentist diagnoses it. (more…)

3 Dental Treatments that Relieve Headaches

When it comes to common solutions to headaches, visiting your dentist may not top the list. Yet, in many cases, a recurring headache could be one of several other symptoms that could indicate trouble with your teeth, bite function, oral structures, or more. Like all other symptoms, curing your chronic headaches requires visiting your dentist for a comprehensive examination, and then undergoing an appropriate treatment plan to correct your condition. (more…)

Recovering from Tooth Loss Better (with Implants)

With a greater understanding of how tooth loss occurs, people today have a much better chance at preventing it from happening. Nevertheless, it remains a significant concern for many patients, and recovering from it requires choosing the most lifelike prosthesis to replace lost teeth. In many cases, that option involves the support of one or more dental implants, which offer more comprehensive results by reestablishing the functions of your lost teeth roots. (more…)

Understanding Tooth Loss Better

Tooth loss is a big enough concern that, for many patients, it’s the worst thing that can happen to their dental health. Fortunately, with the exception of teeth that have to be extracted (such as impacted wisdom teeth), most others cases of tooth loss can often be prevented. The key is to understand how tooth loss most often occurs and what your greatest risks are, then work with your dentist to develop an ongoing dental health plan to consistently protect your smile from them. (more…)

How Modern Fillings Mirror Dentistry’s Advancement

As much as dental technology and treatments have advanced over the years, the specifics of treating most dental conditions are still the same. For instance, if a cavity forms, then removing the bacteria and replacing the infected tooth structure is still the best way to treat it. However, modern dentistry now allows your dentist to fill your cavity while preserving a maximum amount of healthy tooth structure, and without changing the appearance of your tooth. Today, we take a look at tooth fillings as an example of how modern dentistry significantly improves traditional dental health techniques. (more…)

3 Things a Crown Can Treat Best

One of the reasons why dental crowns have remained a popular treatment option for centuries is because their design is highly effective. A crown mimics the size, shape, and contours of your healthy, natural tooth, and is placed over the tooth to restore its entire visible structure. With advanced technology and materials, today’s crowns are even more beneficial than ever, making them ideal solutions for a wide variety of dental health concerns. (more…)