One of the first things people notice about others is their smile, but if you’re too self-conscious about your teeth to smile with confidence, you might not be offering the best first impression possible. Fortunately, there are many dental options available for revitalizing your smile. Whether you choose to straighten your teeth over time or invest in cosmetic procedures that offer immediate improvement, your orthodontist can help you select the right solution based on your needs and budget. To get [...]
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If your teeth are stained, chipped, misshapen, or gapped and you’re looking for an effective and permanent fix, you may want to consider dental veneers. Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain or composite shells that are bonded to the surface of your teeth to correct stains, chips, gaps, and minor misalignment issues. Because veneers are permanent, you’ll need to consult with your dentist to decide whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure. A dental specialist will answer all your questions, [...]
When children get sick or need a regular medical checkup, parents usually take them to a pediatrician. But when those children need to see a dentist, many parents take them to their own general dentist, rather than who specializes in the oral health of children. A general dentist can provide adequate dental care for children, but there are several advantages to seeking out a pediatric dentist. Here are some of the main differences between the two: What is the difference [...]
If you have missing teeth due to decay or injury, dental implants are a great way to restore your smile and confidence. And because your teeth, gums, and jawbone work as a cohesive system, replacing missing teeth is also important to maintaining good oral health and preventing further tooth loss, bone degeneration, and gum recession. Fortunately, modern dentistry has developed several options for replacing missing teeth. The All-on-4 method, which is gaining in popularity, addresses tooth loss by placing four [...]
Aside from a lucky few, most people’s permanent teeth don’t grow in perfectly aligned. And even people who have their teeth straightened as teenagers find that teeth can move back out of alignment without regular use of a retainer. Teeth-straightening treatments are popular and important not just to fix unsightly crooked teeth—misalignment can also make cleaning teeth difficult and lead to periodontal disease. While traditional metal braces used to be the only remedy for crooked teeth, new technologies have introduced [...]
Get New Teeth in One Day Missing teeth can impact every area of your life, from eating challenges to social awkwardness. Fortunately, the modern solution to missing teeth goes beyond bridges and dentures. Today, dental implants are a popular alternative—and for good reason. Dental implants look, feel, and function the same as natural teeth, with the added benefit of strengthening your jawbone. And what’s more, you can get them in a single day. In the past, patients who opted [...]
Top 7 Dental Hygiene Tips for Your Kids Kids might not keep their baby teeth for long, but that’s no reason to ignore proper dental hygiene. Aside from the risk of getting cavities, untreated gum disease compromises kids’ ability to eat well, sleep properly, and function at home and school. Plus, healthy baby teeth keep jawlines straight and hold the space for adult teeth to grow in. Establishing good oral health at an early age [...]
Gum Disease in Children & When It's Time to See a Periodontist Making sure your child is properly brushing and flossing can be a challenge, but it’s well worth the effort. The risks of poor oral health aren’t limited to cavities. When plaque is not adequately removed from the gumline, bacterial growth can lead to gum disease, also called periodontal disease. Poor oral care isn’t the only culprit, though. Even if your children practice great [...]
Top 5 Dental Procedures for Senior Health A lifetime of chewing, grinding, and general wear and tear can take its toll on your teeth. Add complications from certain medical conditions and medication side effects, and oral health becomes more important than ever for senior citizens. Prevention, by way of daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist, is the best defense. However, proper oral care can become more challenging with age, leading to [...]
Importance of Dental Care for Geriatric Patients Proper dental care is important at any age, and while the aging process itself isn’t detrimental to oral health, certain medical conditions associated with aging can complicate oral hygiene habits. Arthritis, for example, can make simple tasks like brushing and flossing difficult, and cognitive health disorders can also affect a senior’s ability to maintain their oral health. Whole-body health is directly impacted by oral health, and senior dental [...]