Dental veneer treatment can be an option for anterior teeth when professional or over-the-counter whitening systems are not effective; when your teeth are showing wear due to bruxing (the habitual grinding and clenching of your teeth); when one or more of your anterior teeth have been chipped, cracked, or broken due to trauma or wear; […]
Category: Patient Education
Lose A Little, Gain A Lot
Everybody loves when something is easy. Although technology is supposed to be fast and easy, it seems that it often works quite the opposite. Some days it seems like nothing is easy, and when it comes to dental treatments, you kind of expect nothing to be easy. After all, a filling isn’t “easy.” It can […]
Have You Bonded With Your Dentist?
When you think of bonding you may think of social bonding, bonding with your best friend, aunt, uncle, cousin, dog, etc. But dental bonding is different. Sure you may bond socially with your dentist. They may even be your neighbor or best friend, but when it comes to bonding such as cosmetic bonding or dental […]
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Most of us have a general idea what cosmetic dentistry is. We know that the movie stars and TV celebrities have cosmetic dental work done to have those perfect smiles. But there are other types of dentistry, as well, such as restorative dentistry. If you look close enough, some of the treatment procedures used to […]
History Of Dentures
Dating as far back as 700 BCE, dentures were first invented by the Etruscans. Animal teeth or teeth from another person were held together with a gold band and metal pins, and were slipped onto remaining teeth. Only the wealthy could afford dentures because the use of gold made them so expensive. Dentures today are […]
Interested In Implants?
Functionally and aesthetically, a dental implant is the closest thing to your real tooth as possible. We often take our teeth for granted but if one were to break or need extracting it is heartbreaking on several levels. First of all it mars your smile. Secondly, it means possible discomfort, inconvenience, and expense. Thirdly, no […]
Would You Prefer A Removable Bridge?
There are several options when it comes to replacing a missing tooth. Each option has its pros and cons. Some are more invasive and more expensive than others. Some are permanent and some aren’t. Your choice of treatment will be based on several factors. You can discuss your treatment options with your dentist and make […]
The Fixed Bridge Option
It is mostly as you age that you begin having trouble with your teeth, especially if you’ve practiced good oral hygiene and visited your dentist regularly over the years. Your teeth can become weaker as you age especially if they have large fillings. They may break or crack and rather than have them fixed you […]
Baby’s Breath Is Not Just A Flower
Babies are so small, and sweet, and helpless, and most of the time people love the way a baby smells. However, babies can have very strong smells too if they are not kept clean, or they are not healthy. A baby’s breath doesn’t usually smell. That’s because they have no teeth. Your teeth and tongue […]
After A Tooth Extraction
Sometimes we need to have a tooth pulled. Hopefully it is not often. Maintaining a full set of teeth is important to your health, but there are certain reasons that a tooth extraction is the treatment of choice. If you do have a tooth extracted, there are things you should and should not do afterward […]