Month: August 2020

Why We Recommend Fluoride and Sealants for Kids’ Teeth

A large part of caring for children’s smiles is teaching them how to take proper care of their teeth on their own, at home. However, professional dental care plays an important role in that goal, most importantly for the significance of professional teeth cleaning. In addition to consistently removing oral bacteria from the surfaces of… Read more »

What Happens When You Ignore Crooked Teeth?

If your teeth don’t appear that crooked, then it could be easy to ignore the fact that they are. However, if their misalignment is highly noticeable when you speak and smile, then your hesitation to straighten them may be borne out of something else, such as worry about how your orthodontic treatment might affect your… Read more »

How to Make Replacement Teeth More Lifelike

The goal of restoring or replacing a tooth is to allow it to function the way it’s supposed to. In many cases, that goal is coupled with that of making your restoration as discreet and indistinguishable as possible. When it comes to replacing a lost or extracted tooth, both of these goals are especially important… Read more »

How to Streamline the Placement of a Dental Crown

When it comes to restoring your smile, most people recognize that time is of the essence. That’s especially true when your tooth becomes damaged or compromised enough to require a dental crown being placed over it. In most instances, the need for a dental crown indicates a more severe level of damage to your tooth,… Read more »

How Filling a Cavity Saves a Tooth from Decay

If you’ve never experienced a cavity before, there’s a good chance you can prevent one from ever occurring by continuing to practice excellent dental hygiene and preventive care. However, cavities (and the tooth decay that causes them) are still the most common chronic oral health concern for adults. This means there may be an equally… Read more »

The Consequences of Ignoring Bruxism Long Enough

You might notice that you grind your teeth more than usual, but if your teeth don’t hurt, then it may not seem like much of a problem. Unfortunately, if your teeth-grinding is a sign that you have bruxism, then it may not be long before discomfort develops, along with a host of other potentially serious… Read more »