If you could choose to have a small cavity that requires a dental filling, a large cavity that requires a dental crown, or no cavity at all, what would you prefer? Even people who have never experienced problems with tooth decay can recognize that a cavity-free smile would be the preferable choice. Unfortunately, many of those people also make poor choices regarding their oral hygiene, which increases their risk for decay. One thing to remember is that if you want to fully clean your teeth, you should include flossing in your daily oral care regimen. By making the most of this habit, you are more likely to receive a clean bill of oral health during your next checkup with your Virginia Beach, VA dentist. (more…)
An aching tooth can become more than just a distraction. The problem can make eating uncomfortable, and it can make you understandably concerned that you have a serious dental problem that needs to be treated. A toothache is a sign that your tooth is potentially infected, which can make treatment necessary. Your Virginia Beach, VA dentist is ready to restore a tooth that is damaged by decay or injury. Through root canal treatment and the placement of a dental crown, we can make sure your tooth is saved while also addressing your ongoing discomfort. It is important to note that if nothing is done about a problem causing your toothache, it is possible for you to eventually lose your tooth! (more…)
If your goal is to sustain a healthy smile, you should be worried about more than just whether or not you have any cavities that require restorative dental work. If your gums are not healthy, you can face some potentially serious consequences that may surprise you. Gingivitis, the first stage of an infection, can become a problem by causing bad breath, frequent bleeding of your gums, and problems with your gum line. If the matter is not managed in time, the long-term consequences of an infection can actually impact your general health! Your Virginia Beach, VA can provide periodontal support as part of a larger commitment to protecting your oral health. (more…)
Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office is committed to providing our patients with positive experiences every time they see us for a routine dental checkup. At a typical preventive appointment, you can look forward to an evaluation as well as a thorough teeth cleaning, both of which can help you maintain your oral health. One issue that can negatively impact the effectiveness of your visits is, simply put, a lack of attendance. New plaque and tartar deposits can form after your last cleaning, and a problem with tooth decay can develop since your last review. Make sure you attend exams every six months if you want to stay on top of your oral care needs. (more…)
As children, one of the first habits we get to practice by ourselves is brushing our teeth. This happens because science and society have recognized the importance of maintaining our dental health for decades, if not longer. However, there are always ways to improve your own routine to make sure that your smile stays as healthy as possible. So, in today’s blog, your Virginia Beach, VA, dentist will give you some tips for brushing your teeth even better than you already do.
If you have a broken tooth, the prospect of having it restored can be an exciting one. With that said, you may be concerned about just how involved a restorative dental procedure will have to be to address the matter. At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, we are prepared to take on problems with chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken teeth through conservative treatment. If possible, we can use a cosmetic dental procedure to address the problem while minimizing the changes to your tooth structure. In cases where an injury has affected the health of a tooth, or situations where you are not able to comfortably bite down with it, we can talk about restorative dental work. (more…)
Sometimes, the recommended approach to cosmetic dental work is one that involves treatment for your gums. People who have excessive or bulky tissues may feel unhappy with the way they look because their teeth appear small or short. They can also have issues because bulky or uneven tissues interfere with the way they look. Through a gum contouring treatment, your Virginia Beach, VA dentist can directly take on these issues so that you can show a more confident, even, and attractive smile! We can even make plans to follow this procedure with additional cosmetic work to help you feel truly confident in your appearance. (more…)
If nothing is done about sleep apnea, it can seriously impact a person’s well-being. This issue is more than just a reason you might snore while you sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea robs a person of air because soft tissues block their breathing passages for extended periods. As a result, their rest cycle is interrupted because they have to wake up and address the lack of air flow. Over time, this inability to rest properly can lead to persistent daytime fatigue, irritability, a lack of focus, and problems with your blood pressure. If you think sleep apnea might be affecting you, you should know that your Virginia Beach, VA dentist can help. With a special appliance, we can help you breathe and rest peacefully through the night! (more…)
Sure, you would like to show off a smile that is not affected by any gaps, overlaps, or other signs of poor alignment. However, in order to do that you would have to agree to orthodontic treatment, and that means spending an extended period of time wearing metal braces…right? There are exciting alternatives to traditional braces that you should know about if you are concerned about poor dental alignment. Your Virginia Beach, VA dentist uses Invisalign aligners to help patients fix gaps and overlaps in their smile. These appliances are designed to be discreet, making it easier to commit to an adjustment without having to feel self-conscious about your appearance. (more…)
As we approach spring, and, with it, spring cleaning, don’t forget to spring clean your smile by attending a professional cleaning at Absolute Dental Care in Virginia Beach, VA. Then, head down to the Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market for some local handmade crafts, art, and food!