What happens during a root canal? If there are two words that strike the most fear into the hearts of dental patients, it’s these: root canal. But while you may have heard rumors about how terrifying they are, root canals are relatively painless and extremely effective procedures – not to mention, completely commonplace. According to the American Dental Association Survey of Dental Services Rendered, over 15 million root canal treatments are performed annually in the United States. To ease [...]
About msksaThis author has not yet filled in any details.
So far msksa has created 37 blog entries.
How does Invisalign work? For a long time, the only way to straighten your teeth was to wear traditional metal braces. But all those brackets and wires in your mouth can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Braces require special care, including restrictions on the foods you can eat while you’re wearing them. Nowadays, your options go beyond traditional braces. If you’re looking for a more visually appealing – and popcorn-friendly – way to straighten your teeth, you may want to consider [...]
Can You Fix Crooked Teeth With Veneers? Did you know some studies show that one-third of adults in the U.S. are unhappy with their smile? That’s a surprising statistic, especially considering the variety of dental options available to brighten smiles and fix crooked, damaged, or missing teeth. Dental veneers are one of the most popular and time saving options for improving the appearance of teeth. Dental veneers consist of a fingernail-thin porcelain or composite shell that is bonded to [...]
Does Scaling and Root Planing Hurt? As part of your oral health regimen, it’s important to see your dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning and examination. The cleaning portion of the appointment typically involves removal of plaque and tartar, plus polishing to remove stains and smooth the surface of your teeth. However, if you have symptoms of gum disease, you might need a more complex cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing. What is scaling and root [...]
4 Popular Teeth Straightening Options 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 [...]
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, [...]
General Dentist vs. Pediatric Dentist 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 [...]
What Are the Pros and Cons of All-on-4 Dental Implants 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, [...]
Why Choose Invisalign for Clear Aligner Treatments? 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 [...]
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 [...]