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How Dental Crowns Are Made

How Dental Crowns Are Made Dental crowns have both cosmetic and restorative benefits. They can protect weak teeth from further damage as well as give you a beautiful, pearly white smile. These crowns can last a lifetime and take just five days to be tailor-made to fit your teeth. How are dental crowns made? A…

How a Dental Crown Can Restore Your Smile

How a Dental Crown Can Restore Your Smile Cosmetic dentistry offers a range of treatments to restore or enhance your smile. Many individuals don’t smile enough because they want to hide broken, misshapen or discolored teeth. This affects their facial appearance, self-esteem and social interactions. Dental crowns are a great solution for these issues. Since…

What is a Cavity?

In this post on dentistry facts, we have explained how cavities impact your oral health. Cavities and tooth decay are common dental problems. Not many people know how they come about or how they impact tooth structure and health. If you suspect that you or your kids have cavities, visit your family dentist right away….

St. Patty’s Day Tooth Care

St. Patty’s Day Tooth Care Tips: Why Regular Dental Exams are Important Sugary lucky charms, green cupcakes and green beer are all the rage on St. Patrick’s Day but that green food coloring can also leave you with damaged (and green) teeth! It’s true. The green food coloring in these festive treats can easily attach…

The Secret Lives of Teeth: Dentistry Facts 101

Read important dentistry facts that will help you understand the anatomy of your teeth. The tooth is a complex structure that is made up of several parts, most of which are not visible. Each plays an important role in the health and functioning of your teeth. Important dentistry facts you should know: Crown: It is…

Pediatric Dentistry

How to Prepare for Your Child’s First Pediatric Dentistry Visit Pediatric dentistry offers specialized dental care for children in a kid-friendly environment. Your children may still get nervous about their first visit. Letting them know what to expect in advance can contribute towards a positive first experience and easier visits going forward. Here’s how you…

Professional vs. At Home Options for Tooth Whitening

There are two ways to do tooth whitening—professionally at a dental office or at home. We have highlighted some differences to help you decide. Whatever teeth whitening method you choose, consider the effectiveness and safety, not just the cost. Professional teeth whitening: Professional procedures offer faster and better results. Since they are administered by a…

Valentine’s Day Dental Care Concerns

On Valentine’s Day you are likely to receive chocolates and other sweet delights from your sweetheart and/or loved ones. This often means that your teeth will be doing “double duty” and you need to be extra diligent about dental care. Here are some holiday tips to protect your teeth against decay and cavities. Make this…

When is a Root Canal Necessary?

A root canal can help save a tooth that might otherwise be lost to disease or damage. This in turn prevents other teeth from moving out of line and causing problems with your jaw. One of the main benefits of this type of endodontic treatment is that it will save your natural tooth and avoid…

Tooth Whitening For Improved Self Image

Tooth whitening is an easy and non-invasive way to create a brighter smile. Many men and women are afraid to smile or even talk much because it will reveal their discolored teeth. This can affect their personal and social lives often causing them to be isolated and depressed. Teeth whitening has been known to bring…

When to Choose Tooth Crowns

Tooth crowns are tooth-shaped covers that are placed over teeth that are badly damaged or decayed. They are also commonly referred to as dental crowns or caps and may be made of porcelain, ceramic, alloys or a combination of these materials. All-ceramic or porcelain crowns are a popular choice because they closely resemble your natural…

Causes of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease or gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease triggered by bacterial infection that ultimately destroys supporting gums and bone around your teeth. This can cause them to become loose and fall out. When untreated, the associated bacteria and inflammatory byproducts can also enter your bloodstream and have been linked to other serious ailments…

Effects of Sugary Drinks on Teeth

Dental Care: How Sugary Drinks Affect Your Teeth Reduce your consumption of sugary drinks as part of a good dental care regime. Even fruit juices with natural sugars can cause cavities if consumed frequently. Here’s what happens when you consume sugary drinks: The sugary drinks combine with the bacteria in your mouth to become acid….

Choosing the Best Toothbrush

Dental Care: Basic Tips on Choosing the Best Toothbrush Your toothbrush is an important dental care tool so take the time to pick the right one. Selecting a tooth brush can be a challenge as there are so many choices available to you. The type of toothbrush you need depends on which stage of life…

Holiday Tooth Care Advice from Your Family Dentistry

Tooth Care for the Holidays Candies Aren’t the Only Cause of Cavities We have often been told that the ‘extra sweet stuff’ consumed (especially by children) during the holidays increases our risk of developing cavities. A post-season visit to the family dentistry might very well confirm these fears. Your dentist will, however, tell you that…

Restorative Dentistry: Filling Options

Restorative Dentistry 101: Filling Options Treatments to remedy damaged, decayed, loose, broken or missing teeth fall under the category of restorative dentistry. Today there are many treatment options available for filling your teeth. Here is an overview of your choices. Amalgam: This is a strong filling which can be done in a single appointment. Though…

Sedation Dentistry: One Option for Addressing Dental Anxiety

Sedation dentistry is an ideal option for individuals who get anxious about visiting a dentist or having any kind of dental treatment. Dental anxiety is fairly common. Many dentists will tell you that a number of their patients postpone treatments or do not come for a follow up on account of this fear. Sedation dentistry…

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious disorder in which airflow is restricted during sleep. Individuals affected by this condition stop breathing for short periods of time in their sleep, and this could happen as many as hundred times during a night. As OSA reduces the amount of oxygen being delivered to all your…

Popular Culture has the root canal wrong

Most people shy away from a root canal procedure because it is perceived to be painful. Ignoring an infected tooth will seriously impact your oral health. Don’t let common misconceptions about a root canal procedure prevent you from getting the treatment you need. What is a root canal? Root canal or ‘endodontics’ (meaning inside the…

Choices in Restorative Dentistry – Bridge or Implant?

Restorative dentistry provides many solutions for teeth replacement including bridges and implants. Knowing the benefits of each procedure can help you better understand your choices. What is a bridge? A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. It is typically made up of an artificial tooth fused between two crowns and held in place by…

Common Pediatric Dentistry Questions for Parents

Pediatric Dentistry – 3 Common Questions Most Parents Have Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that caters to the oral health of children from birth through adolescence. A pediatric dentist has typically completed two to three years of specialty training that focuses on children, in addition to dental school. Pediatric dentists aim to…

Treatment Options for Gum Disease

Deep Cleaning Can Restore Dental Health Gum disease is a common dental problem that can affect people of all ages. Often painless, you may not notice it (except for the bleeding when you brush) until your teeth start to get loose or fall out. What is gum disease? Gum disease affects the attachment between gums…

What Dental Veneers Can Do For Your Smile

Dental veneers help solve a variety of cosmetic issues including: Chipped or broken teeth (from an accident or illness) Whiten discolored or badly stained teeth (caused by smoking, drinking dark beverages like tea and coffee, or yellowing with age) Unsightly gaps Malformed teeth Additionally they also have some restorative benefits. A wafer-thin, translucent ceramic shell…

Invisalign Teeth Straightening

Now you can enjoy a beautiful smile that begins with having properly aligned teeth. Invisalign® helps deal with a number of dental issues including: Crowded teeth Crooked teeth Overlapping teeth Protruding teeth Tooth formation issues Traumas caused by misaligned teeth and Some overbite (joint and soft tissue such as the lip) problems Invisalign® clear braces…

Cosmetic Dentistry Explained

Cosmetic dentistry or dental aesthetics offers a way to create beautiful white teeth and an attractive smile. While this was initially directed at models and people in show business and often risky, advances in cosmetic dental procedures have made it safe and affordable for all. Cosmetic dentistry is meant to enhance the aesthetics or the…

CEREC – Single Appointment Dental Crown

More than 40 million dental crowns are placed into the mouths of Americans each year. Crowns are used for a variety of reasons including to: Repair broken teeth Teeth that have had root canal treatments or Replace large fillings Typically a dental crown procedure meant repeated visits to your dentist, often accompanied by pain and…

Tooth Whitening Process

How to Do Tooth Whitening Using Custom Trays Tooth whitening using custom trays allows you to control the coloration process for more even results. The key to success, however, is the custom fit and applying just the right amount of whitening solution. Here’s a guide to getting it done right. It is also recommended that…

Dental Veneers for That Perfect Smile

Porcelain Dental Veneers: Non-Invasive Solution for That Perfect Smile Dental veneers offer a simple, non-invasive cosmetic solution for ugly-looking teeth. Although veneers are a part of cosmetic dentistry, they also have some restorative benefits. Well-made and properly applied veneers can last a long time. What is a dental veneer? A dental veneer is a wafer-thin,…

Dental Bridges – Step By Step Process

3-Unit Dental Bridges: A Step by Step Process Three-unit dental bridges are an advanced form of restorative dentistry. Using this procedure, an artificial tooth is connected on either side to crowns which are placed on the neighboring teeth to hold it in place. This offers a more secure way to replace a missing tooth. The…

CEREC Crowns – Creating Beautiful Smiles

With CEREC® you can have a beautiful smile in a single dental visit. The dental procedure uses highly advanced CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology to custom fabricate natural-colored crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays in just one appointment. How does CEREC technology work? A reflective powder is applied on to the prepared tooth. A…