What Are Dental Veneers?

What Are Dental Veneers?

Gaps and spaces, chipped and cracked teeth, minor misalignments, and more are common issues that lead patients to consult with their dentist about dental veneers. What are dental veneers? They are thin overlays that literally cover the cosmetic imperfections of your natural teeth. They are customized in terms of shape and color to provide each patient with a new exterior …

What is A Dental (Tooth) Crown?

A dental crown is commonly used to either restore an ailing tooth, correct any imperfections with your tooth, or even replace a missing tooth (as with a dental implant). They play many different roles in dentistry – and do so very successfully.  Dental crowns (sometimes referred to as a cap) are often used to provide functionality and integrity to a …

Is It Possible to Keep Teeth Straight Without a Retainer?

Is It Possible to Keep Teeth Straight Without a Retainer?

You spent years wearing your braces and can finally breathe a sigh of relief that they’re gone. You’re ready to enjoy your new smile without interference from metal brackets, but then your orthodontist introduces your retainer. You realize that you’re not completely free of teeth straightening devices just yet. If you don’t want to wear your retainer, we have some …

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When Does a Child Lose Baby Teeth?

Primary teeth, more commonly referred to as baby teeth, are temporary teeth that a child has in their early years. These teeth eventually fall out and are replaced by permanent teeth. The baby teeth start coming in anywhere between 6 months and a year, sometimes a little earlier or later for some babies. By the time they are 2-3 years …

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Pros and Cons of Using Invisalign to Straighten Your Teeth

Are you considering Invisalign for you or your child’s orthodontic treatment? Invisalign is becoming a popular alternative to braces. Using clear plastic trays that fit over the teeth instead of metal brackets, this treatment is different, yet produces similar results.  Invisalign is a relatively new treatment, invented in 1997. It has gained popularity since its introduction as an orthodontic treatment …

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3 Types of Partial Dentures to Consider

Do you need to have multiple teeth replaced? If you have more than one or two teeth that are missing or can’t be saved, a partial denture may be the best option for you. When some of the teeth are healthy enough to remain, leaving them in place gives a partial denture something to attach to. Partial dentures are an …

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How Do Dental Veneers Work?

Do you want a smile makeover? Whether your teeth are misaligned, discolored, chipped, uneven, or have gaps, dental veneers are a possible solution. Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure that only alter the front surface of your teeth. They are one of the fastest, easiest ways to transform your smile.  How do dental veneers work? Here’s an overview of the …

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The Right Way to Clean Your Baby’s Teeth

Are you wondering about early dental care for your baby? First time parents don’t always know how or when to care for their baby’s teeth. That’s okay; it’s never too early or too late to start. Whether your baby has one or a few teeth in place or none at all yet, there are still oral hygiene practices that can …

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What to Expect in the First Days of Invisalign

Are you just starting or getting ready to start Invisalign? Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth using clear plastic trays that fit over the teeth. These trays, called aligners, are designed to gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment. Many patients are choosing Invisalign because it is discreet, comfortable, and convenient.  This guide on what to expect …

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You Are What You Eat: How Diet Affects Dental Health

You may have heard the phrase before: “You are what you eat.” It usually refers to your weight and your general health, but it can also refer to your dental health. For years dentists and parents have told children that too much candy and sugar will “rot your teeth.” Well it turns out they were right and have always been …

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What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Scheduling your child’s first dentist appointment can be scary for both parents and kids. Parents want to ensure that the experience is positive for kids so that they continue to develop a lifetime of healthy oral hygiene habits. Many children are fearful of new experiences, especially from medical providers. Some babies have their first dental appointments because of needing a …

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How Digital Technology is Revolutionizing Dentistry

The field of dentistry has changed significantly over time. In recent years advances in technology have revolutionized dentistry and continue to improve the quality of care for patients. From faster recovery times after procedures to digital diagnostics that have increased accuracy, there are numerous benefits for both patients and dental professionals alike. Here are some of the many ways technology …

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What Does Alcohol Do to Your Teeth?

There’s a lot to love about St. Patrick’s Day—the parades, the corned beef, and yes, even the green beer. Celebrating the day with a perfectly poured pint won’t have much of an impact on your overall oral health, but when you drink regularly, it can begin to affect your teeth and gums. While the risks are greatest for heavy drinkers, …

What to Expect After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

What to Expect After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are very common and having them removed is also very common. Most people just don’t have space for them, and they need to come out to protect your other teeth. If you are planning on having your wisdom teeth removed, then you shouldn’t be too worried. It is a simple procedure that happens every day. There are just …

How to Calm Children’s Dental Fears

How to Calm Children’s Dental Fears

Regular visits to the dentist are vital to improving oral health and “brushing up” on routine hygiene habits. Unfortunately, for many children, a trip to the dentist is synonymous with fear and discomfort. Even with practices geared toward small children, the sights, sounds, and smells of a dental office might seem overwhelming. As a parent, it’s frustrating to feel like …

Invisalign FAQs and Answers

Invisalign FAQs and Answers

Known since the 1990s as “the clear alternative to braces,”Invisalign is a thoroughly modern approach to straightening your teeth. If you are considering this solution, you might wonder what to expect. Here are some frequently asked Invisalign questions and answers. Invisalign treatment begins with a 3-D digital model of your existing smile. We will morph the image to show you …

The Long Term Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

The Long Term Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

You probably already know that regular dental visits are critical, but you might not know exactly why. Of course, you will look and feel your best after your twice a year cleanings, but did you know that regular appointments can also have a long-term impact on your health? Here are some benefits of regular dental visits. Brushing and flossing are …

The Benefits of Dental Implant Supported Dentures

The Benefits of Dental Implant Supported Dentures

Dental implant supported dentures are a type of overdenture. Unlike traditional dentures that simply rest on the gums, dental implant supported dentures move around less and have improved function. You may be a candidate for dental implant supported dentures if you have enough jawbone to support implants. Here are some benefits of dental implant supported dentures compared to traditional dentures. …