Are you dreaming of a perfect smile? If your teeth are discolored, stained, broken, chipped, worn down, misaligned, misshapen, or have gaps between them, modern cosmetic dentistry can give you a better smile. A makeover for your grin improves the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures. Cosmetic dentistry is a collection of services primarily dedicated to improving the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. These improvements can focus on details such as color, position, shape, size, alignment, and the overall appearance of your teeth.
Since a young age, you have been taught the importance of visiting the dentist for teeth cleanings and other treatments. But did you know that your dentist can also diagnose forms of cancer? It’s true! Dentists are the leaders in diagnosing mouth cancer. While you need a dentist to give you a diagnosis, there are warning signs that may indicate a problem is brewing. Continue reading to learn about the symptoms you should look out for.
Are you someone who avoids the dentist at all costs? Does the thought of having your teeth looked at, cleaned, or having a more complex dental treatment done send you into a complete panic? Our office has a solution that might be just what you have been looking for to combat your fears. Nitrous oxide dentistry provides a safe, comfortable dental treatment for patients.
If you are like most of our patients, then you probably don’t like anesthetic shots. The process can be very intimidating and very uncomfortable, usually requiring multiple shots to numb the tooth or teeth involved. If you have had to experience this, then you know that many times the anesthetic shots can be more uncomfortable than the procedure itself. At our office, you don’t need to have that concern. Continue reading to see how we are using a more comfortable anesthesia process.
When you look in the mirror, instead of seeing yellowed or discolored teeth, would you rather have a brighter, whiter smile reflecting back at you? Whether it’s from coffee, tobacco products or aging, yellowed and stained teeth can put a damper on your smile. There is a treatment, however, that can turn back the clock on the appearance of your teeth and boost your confidence.
Over time, teeth can become discolored, worn down, chipped, or crooked. These conditions are common but can be remedied to improve the appearance of your smile. You may have heard about veneers—a thin shell that is placed on the front of teeth to change their shape or color—but we also have another similar treatment that lasts longer, is painless, and allows you to retain more of your natural tooth structure.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of American adults aged 30 and older have some form of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This oral health condition is an infection of the soft tissues that support the teeth and is caused by plaque. Plaque is the sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth, and when it is left there for too long, it hardens and turns into tartar. It’s tartar that irritates the gums and causes inflammation. If you notice that you have red or swollen gums, bleeding gums after brushing, or sensitive teeth, you might be in the beginning stages of gum disease.
Did you know that 92% of American adults have cavities in their permanent teeth? Cavities and tooth decay are one of the biggest health problems in the world, and while they are common in children and teenagers, older adults are susceptible as well. Even if you keep up with brushing, flossing and regular cleanings, frequent snacking or sugary drinks can undo all your hard work and cause tooth decay. However, there is a treatment that can give your teeth an added layer of protection and give you peace of mind. Read on to learn more.
Do you have one or more missing teeth? Would you like to fill the gaps in your smile left by missing teeth? A partial denture is a removable dental prosthesis that replaces one or more missing teeth and helps restore your appearance as well as your dental health. Even a single missing tooth can compromise your oral health. A partial denture will help maintain the health of your jaw and keep other teeth from shifting out of place. If your other teeth are healthy, we want to help you maintain them for as long as possible.
We know that dental treatments cause anxiety in some patients — not just more complex procedures but for regular check ups, too. Some patients are so fearful of the dentist that they avoid their appointments all together. This can lead to dental problems that progress into bigger issues and puts their dental health at risk. Our patient comfort is a top priority, though and that’s why we offer relief for patients with dental fear. Read on to learn about this solution.