If you’ve been on social media recently, odds are you’ve come across a photo of someone with teeth that look like they’re covered in some kind of black foam. It’s not actually foam, but activated charcoal. People claim this new craze is better for your teeth than professional whitening treatments. Is that true? Let’s look at whether charcoal is effective at teeth whitening, and how it compares to whitening treatments from your dentist.
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If you have a minor dental problem, like swelling or a sore tooth, it can easy to write it off as unimportant. You might think you don’t really need to go to the dentist. However, symptoms like that, though they seem insignificant, can become larger issues if left untreated. See your emergency dentist right away if you experience any of these problems.
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For individuals with missing teeth, dental implants are a popular solution to rejuvenate their smile and boost their confidence. Indeed, according to the Dental Products Report, more than half a MILLION dental implants were placed in the U.S. in 2017 alone. While dental implants can often last for decades – or even a lifetime – with proper care, problems can sometimes arise that lead to implant failure. Whether you already have a dental implant or are considering getting one to fill the gap in your smile, you will want to read the information below.
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During your dental checkup, your dentist says that they see signs that you grind or clench your teeth, a condition called bruxism. Then you realize that you’ve been clenching your teeth a lot lately from stress. Or perhaps you grind your teeth while you sleep. These two actions may seem small and insignificant at first, but they actually can have a notable influence on you and your smile in the long term. Keep reading to learn more about bruxism and what your dentist can do to help alleviate it. (more…)
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Part of being a dentist is staying on top of the latest technical advances. That’s why we’re excited to tell our patients about the benefits of modern laser dentistry. It’s now possible to offer gentler, more effective treatments for problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. Let’s look at five ways laser therapy is transforming the way dentistry gets done in the 21st century.
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Are you researching options to replace your missing teeth? While you may have heard about dental implants before, did you know that they can be used to replace multiple teeth? This replacement option is typically more expensive than others, but dental implants can bring you a unique set of benefits that you simply can’t get with other replacements. Keep reading to learn how dental implants can be used to restore smiles with multiple gaps back to their full beauty and function.
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Have you ever taken a selfie and realized that your teeth look yellow or dull? It makes you want to avoid wearing white, and you feel like covering your teeth. You could use over-the-counter whitening solutions, but do they really work? Or you could do in-office whitening treatments, but do you really have time for that? With professional take-home whitening trays, you can restore your smile’s brilliance and your confidence while enjoying the best of both worlds. (more…)
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It’s a surprise that for some individuals, dental insurance can be an expensive burden. While it may work for some people, others may not see the benefit of using a plan that just doesn’t seem to meet their needs at an affordable rate.
Luckily, there are other ways you can get the care you need without breaking the bank, nor worrying about unpredictable costs. An in-house dental membership plan can help remove the doubt of affordable dental care. Continue reading to learn more about the plan and why you should consider it!
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Dental implants are a complex procedure overall. They require a dentist specifically trained to place them and highly-trained cosmetic dentists to create restorations that not only look good but align with your bite. Since every patient is unique, it’s hard to provide an exact cost without first scheduling a consultation with the dentist. Before you have your consultation, it’s worth knowing how the cost of dental implants can fluctuate dramatically depending on several different factors.
To learn what those factors are, keep reading this post from a dentist who’s restored many implants!
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Your teeth are among your most valuable possessions. That’s why your dentist goes to such great lengths to keep them in good shape. One of the best ways to prevent damage to a tooth is to protect it with a crown. Crowns are strong, comfortable and practical.
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