Dental Health Tips & Advice
Straight Teeth, No Braces!
Invisalign is a removable plastic orthodontic appliance for people who want the results of orthodontia but not the unsightly mouthful of metal braces and brackets. This removable orthodontic appliance incorporates a series of clear plastic aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth and are designed to move them gradually into the desired orthodontic... [Read more of this review]
Can veneers improve my appearance?
If you have teeth that are yellowed and can’t be whitened by bleaching; if you have teeth that are chipped or worn or have a gray cast; or if you have gaps or uneven spaces or gaps between your teeth — a veneer may be an ideal solution.
A veneer is a thin covering that is placed over the front part of your tooth. These strong, durable, translucent... [Read more of this review]
Adjusting to Dentures
Dentures require an adjustment period, but with practice – and patience – you will be able to accommodate them quite naturally.
When you are first learning to use your dentures, eat soft foods. Cut your food into small pieces and chew slowly. To keep your dentures from tipping when you eat, chew on both sides with your back teeth. After a few days,... [Read more of this review]
Stopping the Grind
Bruxism, the involuntary clenching and grinding of teeth, is a major dental problem. It can cause headaches, damage to teeth and fillings, as well as neck pain.
Since tooth grinding happens primarily during sleep, most people are unaware that they do it; and although it may be mild in some cases, if left undiagnosed it can be painful and costly when... [Read more of this review]
Am I Hypersensitive?
Do you experience tooth pain? Have a prickly or jolting sensation when consuming cold or hot food and beverages? When brushing or flossing?
If so, you may have what we call dental hypersensitivity. It’s a condition that affects nearly 1 out of 4 adults.
Causes of hypersensitivity include: eroded or chipped enamel, natural changes in your gums... [Read more of this review]
Broken or Missing Teeth?
Crowns and bridges are the two most common solutions. A crown covers or caps a tooth to restore its normal size and shape, giving strength and protection to a badly decayed or fractured tooth. Depending on the location your damaged teeth and your overall dental health, we can determine the best material to use. We typically use precious or semiprecious... [Read more of this review]
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
Apples? With my new implant, yes!
A dental implant is a manufactured post that creates a stable foundation for a natural looking tooth restoration. It replaces the root of the damaged or missing tooth. Placed directly into the jawbone, a dental implant is the closest thing to your natural tooth.
There are two parts to a dental implant which simulate... [Read more of this review]
Do I Have Gum Disease?
Gum disease is not always easy to spot. You don’t even have to be in pain to have it. The symptoms are swelling or soreness of the gums around your teeth caused by plaque, a sticky, colorless film that forms on the teeth. If it is not removed by brushing or flossing, it can infect your gums, teeth and supporting bone structure. Untreated,... [Read more of this review]
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