Ask Your Dentist if You’d Benefit from Veneers

It isn’t just the desire for a healthier and more attractive smile that determines your best treatment option. In fact, you have several different highly customizable options to accomplish that. When it comes to improving your smile, it also matters how big of an impact your treatment will have on your long-term oral health. For many patients, porcelain veneers offer an optimal solution for several different reasons. Not only is the porcelain designed to closely mimic your healthy, natural tooth structure, but veneers are also made to address several different types of issues with your smile’s appearance. (more…)

Could Your Bridge or Denture Use a Few Implants?

Maybe it’s time for a new bridge or denture because your current one has worn down too much to function properly. Or, perhaps, you may want a sturdier, more comfortable, and lifelike option that doesn’t involve hidden clasps, abutment teeth, or adhesives to remain in place. For many patients, traditional bridges and dentures are a viable option for replacing lost teeth. However, they require the unique support that only dental implants can provide to truly mimic the comfort and stability of healthy, natural teeth. By upgrading to an implant-supported prosthesis, you can almost instantly experience the benefits that the biocompatible, root-like posts offer. (more…)

Is It Possible to Reverse Gingivitis?

Most dental health concerns are chronic conditions, which makes treating them a top priority any time they develop. That’s especially true for gum disease, which can cause increasingly worse damage to your gums and jawbone until you eventually lose one or more teeth from lack of support. Once it becomes severe enough, the only way to protect your smile is to treat and manage your gum disease to prevent it from growing worse. However, in its earliest stage, known as gingivitis, you may still have a chance of reversing gum disease and avoiding the need for lifelong periodontal maintenance. (more…)

In Case Your Dental Hygiene Is Missing Something

How well do you plan your dental hygiene routine every day? If you’re like most people, you’ve brushed and flossed and rinse your teeth so often that it barely takes any conscious thought, much less any planning. However, that familiarity is one reason why many people’s hygiene routines are lacking in one area or another, leading to the frequent development of preventable issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and more. Fortunately, there are many different highly customizable treatment options available to address such issues, though with a few tweaks to your hygiene routine, you’ll have a better chance at avoiding them altogether. (more…)

Dental Things that Are More Concerning as You Age

The specific concerns that your smile faces depend on a variety of factors. For instance, the quality of your dental hygiene routine over the years, the presence of existing dental issues, and systemic conditions that are related to poor oral health can all become more prominent as time goes on. Fortunately, caring for your smile and addressing your risks of such issues isn’t necessarily more difficult. Even as you age, proper care and maintenance can help you maintain your healthy, natural smile and prevent dental health risks from becoming even bigger threats. (more…)

If Your Teeth Could Choose Their Diet

If you’ve listened to your dentist, then you probably know that indulging on certain foods too much can lead to several negative consequences for your oral health. For instance, eating too much sugar can accelerate the processes that lead to tooth decay. However, what you eat can also be a huge benefit to your smile when you choose the right nutrients. Like the rest of your body, the structures that make up your smile also need ample minerals and nutrients to stay healthy. If it could choose its own diet, it would include many of these ingredients. (more…)

What Does Your Smile Need Most this Year?

Ideally, you should always do all that you can to optimize your oral health and your smile’s appearance. Sometimes, though, a problem may not seem as though it needs immediate attention, or you may have had trouble finding time in your schedule to address it. This New Year, resolve to make the most of your smile by giving it the attention it deserves. At our dental office, we have the skills and experience necessary to help you face the New Year with a smile that you can be proud of. (more…)

Warning Signs that You Grind Your Teeth Too Much

You may have never worried about grinding your teeth before, but then you heard about bruxism and began to think that maybe you should worry. Fortunately, that’s not necessarily the case. Not every instance of clenched teeth is a sign of bruxism, and not every instance of bruxism is immediately noticeable. However, that doesn’t mean you should discount your teeth-grinding as harmless. Instead, try to notice if you exhibit other warning signs that you grind your teeth too much, or simply ask your dentist during your next routine visit. (more…)

A Few Good Resolutions for Your Smile

Every year, most people take a close look at their lives and make a few important resolutions to improve them. For many people, the state of their oral health is an important factor in their overall quality of life, and optimizing their smiles offers an excellent place to start for self-improvement. Fortunately, you have a wide variety of options for optimizing every aspect of your oral health, which makes it easier to stick to your resolution to improve your smile. (more…)

How Does DIAGNOdent Work?

It’s no secret that prevention is the best medicine when it comes to your dental health. However, even with excellent hygiene and regular dental cleanings, people still develop cavities in surprisingly high numbers. In fact, more than 90% of people experience at least one cavity in their lifetime, though many of them treat their condition before restorative measures, such as tooth fillings, become necessary. For many patients, that early detection and treatment is made possible with the help of advanced DIAGNOdent technology, which highlights vulnerable spots in teeth before cavities have a chance to cause significant damage. (more…)