If your teeth are looking yellow and discolored, you may be considering a visit to the dentist for professional tooth whitening. But while tooth whitening procedures are very helpful for many patients, they are not always necessary. Sometimes, all you need to get the whiter smile you desire is a professional cleaning appointment. Patients often get these two types of procedures and their purposes confused, so here's a closer look to clarify any misconceptions and help you decide on the procedure that's best for you.
8 August 2017
Adults may need to look into tooth replacement more often than children, but there are also adolescents who have just as much concern about their physical appearance due to missing teeth. Some people have permanent teeth that become impacted, and thus, never migrate to the proper position. Then there are children who are missing teeth because of genetics. Although parents have to be concerned about which permanent tooth replacement option is chosen for their child due to continued jaw growth, older children are no more comfortable walking abound with missing teeth anymore than their fully adult counterparts.
20 July 2017
Even though it may not be the most pleasant part of personal care, going to the dentist is just a part of life. At least, it should be a part of life, and you can help to establish that fact with every member of your family. Here are some ideas on how to do that. Set Some Family Goals Together - Think of having a meeting where you discuss your goal of having each of your family members maintain good dental hygiene.
24 June 2017
When you need to fix problems with your dentistry, there are some procedures that an oral health professional can provide you. This is why it's so critical to find the help of a licensed and dental board certified oral health practice that can install fixtures such as dental crowns. A dental crown is a commonly applied false tooth top that covers the existing tooth. Dental crowns are installed in situations to protect a tooth that is either weakened, decayed or damaged.
23 February 2017
Getting braces as a teenager can be a challenge for many teens. These years are the time in which many teens attempt to fit in, and braces often stick out like a sore thumb. Getting clear braces is a feasible option, and Invisalign offers a seamless fit. The dental device works just like traditional braces and is much less noticeable. This prevents many teens from feeling self-conscious about wearing the dental device.
12 January 2017
When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, you have a couple of options, which include dentures and dental implants. The major difference between the two is that the dental implants are surgically implanted instead of simply placed into your mouth. For this reason, many people choose dentures because they don't want to go through the process of surgery. Here are four major reasons why you should consider it, though:
11 January 2017
Having to get a crown applied because one of your teeth has been damaged too much for a filling to repair is a very common situation, which is why many dental offices are now offering the option to get crowns in the most convenient manner via a same-day crown procedure. The primary difference between a same-day crown and a traditional crown is that your crown will be fabricated in the dentist's office with a same-day crown procedure, while a traditional crown will typically need to be ordered from a dental lab.
20 December 2016
If you wear braces, the holidays can be tricky to navigate, especially if you're going to be attending a lot of family get-togethers. If this will be your first holiday with braces, you might not know how to keep them safe and avoid problems. While you do have to take some precautions with your braces, you don't have to sit on the sidelines while everyone else enjoys the festivities. Here are four steps you should take to avoid problems with your braces.
5 December 2016
If you have jaw pain, you may have a condition called TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). This condition is often erroneously called TMJ, which is short for temporormandibular joint, which is your jaw joint. Problems with your jaw, your TMJ, or the surrounding facial muscles that control your TMJ can cause TMD. Another cause of TMD is malocclusion, which is a fancy dental word for the misalignment of teeth that causes a bad bite.
15 November 2016
When there is a problem with one of your teeth and it needs to be removed, you may be thinking that the problem is gone once the tooth is gone. The truth is that a missing tooth causes plenty of new problems that you might not be aware of it. It's important to fix your missing tooth with a dental implant, partial denture, or dental crown for the following reasons.
27 October 2016