Halloween is just around the corner, now, and that means you may soon be greeted by ghosts, goblins and a host of other kids in costumes. Before you head to the store to stock up on candy, though, why not consider smile-friendly treats, instead? The good news is that you don’t have to hand out water or toothbrushes, in order to protect young smiles. Simply avoiding sugar-filled treats can go a long way in helping to prevent dental problems, like cavities. So, if you are determined to delight your guests with treats that won’t wreck their oral health, consider these dentist-approved options! (more…)
Are you concerned that you could be struggling with a dental cavity? Are you even more worried about what your smile will look like following restorative treatment? If so, it is time to take a deep breath of relief, once you learn that there are a number of seamless solutions that can help restore your oral health. Dental fillings are one fast and effective way of dealing with most cavities, and since they can be made to resemble natural teeth, there is no need to feel embarrassed about the restoration. Just remember, prompt restorative treatment for a cavity is the best way to prevent your tooth from becoming worse, or even requiring treatment for an infection.
Do you ever wonder what more you might should be doing to help protect your smile against cavities and other common oral health threats? Brushing your teeth is a good start, but it is only one aspect of preventing dental problems. To adequately protect your teeth and gums, there are several steps that should be taken to limit plaque buildup, and to avoid dental issues. If you are ready to learn more about what you could be doing to protect your smile, or to restore it as needed, it is time to speak with your preventive dentist about what it takes to keep a smile healthy. (more…)
Are you embarrassed by the ill fit of your current dental prosthesis, or even frustrated by the way it shifts uncomfortably as you chew? Over time, has your once beautiful dental restoration become unnatural-looking? Have you considered replacing it with a more stable and stylish option? If you have recently lost a tooth, or had one extracted, you may also be looking at the prosthetic options available to help complete your smile. Fortunately, dental implants are one of these solutions, and one that happens to offer great stability and cosmetic appeal. So if you are ready to review updated options for an existing prostheses, or for a way to complete your smile for the first time, consider how a dental implant could help make your smile beautiful and functional once again. (more…)
Do you look in the mirror and immediately fixate on the flaws in your smile that distract from what would otherwise be a set of beautiful pearly whites? Imperfections in the teeth can be a huge source of insecurity. Fortunately, smile flaws do not have to define you. Cosmetic treatment makes it possible to address most smile imperfections, leaving patients with the kinds of smiles they actually delight in showing off. If you would like to enjoy the confidence that comes from a great smile, yourself, why not consider the way cosmetic treatment, like porcelain veneers, could help? (more…)
Is your morning cup of coffee causing you discomfort? Have you noticed dark lines or crevices along some of your teeth? If you have noticed changes in your smile, recently, it could be indication that you are suffering from a dental problem that might require restorative dentistry. Actually, since the teeth cannot repair themselves the way other parts of the body can, most dental issues will require restorative dentistry to help protect the tooth and to restore the overall oral health. Fortunately, if you do need restoration, there are a number of minimally invasive treatment options that could help restore your smile!
Now that school is back in session, are both you and your kids constantly on-the-go? If so, you may find yourself resorting to fast food runs in an effort to keep everyone full. Or, you could be grabbing sugary packaged snacks, from the vending machines, the back of the pantry, or even the gas station’s aisles, to help satiate after-school hunger, or your own late afternoon cravings. Unfortunately for your smiles, many of these convenient go-to snack foods are not particularly good for the body, and might actually be bad for the smile. That is because foods high in sugar can be particularly bad news for oral health. So, why not skip the super sweet treats, and the cavities that can often accompany them, and look for smile-friendly snack alternatives, instead? (more…)
Kids aren’t the only ones that are heading back to school, this time of year. For teachers, administrators, and other professionals, the academic year means a fresh start for them, as well. If you want to feel like you are ready to put your best smile forward, this year, why not talk to your cosmetic dentist about how treatment could help leave you with a beautiful smile, just in time for autumn, and all the excitement the school year will hold? You might be delighted to learn that there are actually a number of fast ways a dentist could help leave you smiling, proudly, just in time for another yearbook photo! (more…)
Have you noticed discomfort, recently, when trying to enjoy your daily cup of coffee? Or, were you involved in an accident that left you with a noticeable chip or crack in some of your teeth? If so, you may already know that you need to seek treatment, but have you postponed a trip to the dentist, because you’re worried about what restorative action will entail? There is no reason to fear restorative dentistry. In fact, it is often the best way to protect a damaged or decayed tooth and to restore your oral health and comfort, as well. Best of all, the sooner you seek treatment, the more likely the dentist will be able to use a minimally invasive approach to restore your oral health. (more…)
Are you trying to take better care of your teeth, this year? If so, you may be sticking to a diligent routine of dental hygiene. You may even be visiting your preventive dentist for regular checkups and cleanings, as every patient should. However, you might still be eating foods that could be minimizing the effectiveness of your oral care, and jeopardizing your good dental health. While most foods, including sugary treats, are fine in moderation, there are a few foods that you should be extra careful about eating. Your teeth will thank you for your mindfulness and your efforts! (more…)