Daily Habits That Benefit Your Teeth

Tooth decay is an issue that will cause damage to your teeth over time. The longer you wait to clean your teeth and treat your cavities, the worse the tooth decay will get. It doesn’t happen suddenly, but rather, it’s the result of neglect. Each day, more and more bacteria can build up and wear away at your teeth. Stopping tooth decay is also a matter of working in small increments. There isn’t one big treatment you can do to prevent tooth decay, but establishing strong daily habits can benefit your teeth. (more…)

Why Do I Need Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction can seem like a pretty drastic measure. Most dentistry is about preserving your teeth, so why would you want to extract one or more of them? Tooth extraction is a preventive procedure that can address current oral health issues and circumvent new ones. Tooth extraction may be performed for a number of reasons, but ultimately, it is always for the sake of your overall health. If your dentist is recommending tooth extraction, it needs to be done. In this blog, we cover the process and different reasons why your tooth may need to be extracted. (more…)

Dental Cleaning Tailored to Your Teeth

Professional dental cleanings are a fundamental part of preserving your teeth throughout the course of your life. Proper oral hygiene at home is crucial to keeping cavities away, but you should also be visiting your dentist twice per year for checkups and cleanings. Even the most diligent home brushers and flossers still need help reaching certain surfaces and maintaining their teeth. At your dentist’s office, you’ll receive a dental cleaning that is tailored to your teeth. You’ll also receive advice on how to care for your teeth and additional preventive treatment if necessary. (more…)

The Basics of Pediatric Dental Care

Healthy teeth don’t just happen on their own. While genetics play a role in how likely you are to experience cavity formation, you still have control over your teeth. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly can deter cavities and gum disease. When did you start brushing and flossing your teeth? It was probably at an early age — you may not even remember. You need to begin caring for your child’s teeth as soon as they erupt. Building positive habits early leads to great smiles later in life. Here are some of the basics of pediatric dental care. (more…)

Understanding the Parts and Function of Braces

Orthodontics are an important component of your overall oral health. You may think of braces as something you wear to create a straighter smile, but it’s really the function and longevity of your bite that you’re trying to preserve. Straight teeth are easier to clean, and they don’t cause damage to one another. A bite that is in alignment prevents premature wear and functions better. By understanding the parts and function of braces, you can better understand why this treatment is a necessary step for your oral health. (more…)

Prevent Gum Disease Easily

Prevention is the best way to avoid the complications that come with any sort of serious disease or condition. In the case of your periodontal health, prevention is relatively straightforward. You simply need to stop bacteria from building up around and beneath your gum line. Keeping your gums healthy doesn’t take a bunch of extra effort, but it can save you from discomfort and serious health conditions. You can prevent gum disease easily by staying on top of your oral hygiene at home. (more…)

Straighten Your Teeth the Modern Way

Could your teeth be straighter? Would it improve the appearance of your smile? A clean, straight smile looks great in pictures, and it gives you confidence in every type of setting. Very few people’s teeth grow in straight, however. For many, there are a few crooked or overlapping teeth. In serious cases of misalignment, you’ll probably need braces to correct the issue. For many individuals, the misalignment isn’t that severe. In those cases, you can straighten your teeth the modern way, without the hassle and discomfort associated with traditional orthodontic treatment. (more…)

Digital Tooth Impressions Make a Difference

Dental technology innovations are designed to create a better experience for patients by increasing the accuracy of instruments used by dentists. When oral health professionals have better tools, they can make things easier for their patients. One of the most helpful innovations in dentistry has been the use of digital impressions. When your dentist needs to fabricate a dental crown or implant or pontic, they need to take an impression of your mouth. The more accurate the impression, the better the fit of the prosthetic will be. Digital impressions are the most accurate way to get these impressions. (more…)

Make a Smile Checklist for Yourself

Everyone wants a bright, beautiful smile that stands out in photos. If you want to make improvements to the appearance of your smile, there are cosmetic dentistry treatments that can brighten or straighten your teeth. However, a major part of keeping your smile beautiful is keeping your teeth healthy. If you take proper care of your teeth, they’ll last throughout your lifetime, and you’ll retain the benefits of any cosmetic treatment you might choose. To help you care for your teeth, you should make a smile checklist for yourself. (more…)

Know How to Care for Your Braces

Orthodontic treatment with braces can effectively realign your bite, straightening your smile and protecting your teeth from premature wear. Braces are typically a long-term treatment method. You may have your braces for up to two years, and you’ll want to be sure that you care for the braces and your teeth properly during that time period. If you know how to care for your braces, and you stay diligent, your experience will be much better. Here’s a quick guide to help you keep your teeth and braces in good shape throughout the duration of your treatment. (more…)