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
From the time your child is born, it's important to take care of their oral hygiene, teeth and gums. Teeth can start appearing in your child's mouth at about three months old, and this starts your need to pay attention to your child's teeth and gums. As your child grows into a toddler, you will want to teach good brushing techniques, flossing, and enhance the oral care that you provide to your child with a diet of nutritious foods that help keep their teeth and gums healthy.
11 August 2016
If you have recently been incurring more dental cavities than usual, it could be due to your current habits. Here are a few things that you may be doing to incite tooth decay. Drinking Too Many Sodas Sodas can be especially corrosive to the teeth. Although the sugar content of a regular soda can help promote tooth decay by providing food for oral bacteria, the low pH of the beverage is also a problem.
11 August 2016
Having a white smile is a major factor in determining your overall appearance. Yet, there are a number of sources of stains that can cause your teeth to appear dull or yellow. Sadly, there are many individuals that are not familiar with how they should combat this problem. By using the following tips, you will be better prepared for ensuring that your smile is kept in the best condition possible.
11 August 2016
If you have an upcoming business meeting, you will likely want your breath to remain fresh throughout the session. Being uncertain of whether or not your breath is offensive can cause you to be less confident during your interaction. Still, there are ways to help maintain fresh breath in a business setting. Here are a few of them. Sip on water. Even during the business meeting, there will likely be water available to you and to the people with whom you will be meeting.
11 August 2016
If you have several old dental crowns in your mouth, you might be surprised at their current coloration. They may be slightly less yellow in appearance than your natural teeth, which makes them stand out. However, bleaching your natural teeth has a tendency to make these yellowed crowns stand out even more. To get your crowns as white as your natural teeth after a cosmetic tooth whitening procedure, here is what you can do.
27 July 2016
Bruxism, or nighttime grinding of your teeth, is a habit that can leave you with a sore jaw and a poor night's sleep. Just the sound of your grinding can also ruin your partner's ability to get a good night's rest. The worst effect of this practice is the harm it can do to your teeth. In order to protect your teeth, you need to recognize and treat the symptoms of bruxism.
26 July 2016