Sometimes, you will surprise yourself when you come up with a seemingly brilliant idea. Shocked, you give yourself a pat on the back, plan on sharing this wonderful news with your friends and family, and wonder why you bother to come in for visits in the first place! Of course, we understand the excitement that can come with thinking you have discovered a miraculous shortcut to good oral health. However, we are also here to keep you level-headed about care. The consistent dental hygiene we suggest (and professional visits) are truly essential. We have a couple examples of what sounds great (but won’t actually work) for you to consider.
Don’t miss out on the time-honored tradition of taking in a performance of The Nutcracker over the holidays! Fortunately, you and your loved ones have an opportunity to watch the beautiful dance unfold this December, so get tickets before they’re gone!
Does it seem like your oral health is stubborn, even though you know your smile doesn’t actually have a living personality that can resist your efforts in preventive care? If so, it’s entirely possible that there are some little issues you need to check out. Since a variety of details go into the different methods and techniques required for a healthy smile, we encourage you to make sure you’re not overlooking some frequent (yet very easy to miss) factors that can leave you feeling frustrated.
Are you ready to do your stocking stuffer shopping for this year’s holiday but you are a bit torn? Do you find yourself going back and forth between goodies that aren’t necessarily so great for one’s oral health and then those that help prevent tooth decay? The thing to remember is to have fun! There’s no right or wrong answer. Allow us to help you realize this with our quick quiz.
Do you generally feel like your daily life during this time of year is filled with list after list of presents to purchase, plans to make, and parties to jot down into your planner? Maybe you’re making a holiday meal, so you’ve got a grocery list going, too! If you don’t happen to have a dental care list, we suggest you get one started and make your way through it quite quickly! Why? Well, you’ll want to spend a bit of time thinking over your dental insurance benefits before we reach 2017. In fact, you just might want to move that list to the top of the pile! Get started on this quick project with some Q&As.
As you begin narrowing down the cosmetic care solution that is best fitted to your hopes and dreams for your grin, you will find that certain treatments can at first cause a little bit of confusion. This is often the case when patients start learning about dental bonding and dental contouring. Why? Well, they’re easy to mix up because they happen to share a lot of similarities. Only, they’re not the same treatment. Fortunately, once you get the basics down, you’ll have no trouble distinguishing between the two or making choices for your smile. (Note: Remember, you may use one treatment or both, depending on your needs).
Do you have spaces between many of your teeth? Maybe you have a gap between just two teeth. If these openings bother you, cause you trouble with dental hygiene (or you’re tired of food becoming stuck there), or if you just don’t like the way spaces look, you have come to the right place. We offer a variety of solutions to close those little frustrating areas of your smile, so everything’s flush and consistent. Schedule a consultation with us, so we can determine which cosmetic care treatment is going to suit your needs the best.
When you learn that you are suffering from gum recession, it might answer some of the questions that have been swirling around in your mind regarding why your smile looks a bit different. It might even explain some discomfort like sensitivity, which commonly arises when your gums are not in good health. To find out what’s happening to your oral health, we encourage you to learn more with a quiz (then, schedule a time for a visit).
When you notice physical damage has occurred to your tooth, do you know what to make of the problem? Are you sure about what you can expect regarding treatment? In many cases, the underlying confusion has more to do with a patient not knowing if an issue is going to require cosmetic care or restorative dentistry. To help you along in distinguishing between damage that makes your smile look less lovely and damage that causes actual oral health harm, we offer some help. Consider common issues and what they mean for your grin.
As an adult, crooked teeth are more than just cosmetic concerns; they can also threaten the rest of your oral health in several ways. Crooked teeth mean an imbalanced bite, which can place excessive pressure on some or all of your teeth. Their misalignment can also mean that your teeth are more susceptible to damage or infection by tooth decay. The good news is that you may not have to wear metal braces to fix crooked teeth and avoid these problems. Instead, you might benefit from Invisalign® clear aligners, which can realign crooked teeth without the need for bracket-and-wire braces. (more…)