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…)

What Kind of Smile Do You Want?

Many people have small imperfections in their smiles that they’d like to correct. You may have a specific list of cosmetic improvements that you’d like to see, or you may just wish that your smile stood out more (in a good way) in photographs. In either case, cosmetic dentistry can make small adjustments to your teeth that improve the overall aesthetics of your smile. However, it’s helpful to know what you want out of your smile. If you know that you want a bright, bold set of teeth, that may involve one set of procedures. If you want a more lifelike, naturalistic smile, it may involve a different set of treatments. What kind of smile do you want? (more…)

Can Dentures Rebuild Your Smile?

Missing teeth can become an obstruction in your life. Without a full set of teeth, you can’t eat all of the same foods that you normally would. You may have to adjust your diet and your lifestyle. Missing teeth can cause you to lose confidence in your smile and become more reserved. If you’ve experienced any degree of tooth loss, you need to replace those missing teeth to move forward. Dentures present a versatile prosthetic option for replacing teeth. Dentures can replace an entire dental ridge, or select teeth across your mouth. Here’s how this prosthetic solution can help you. (more…)

How Do You Protect a Damaged Tooth?

Damaged teeth can present a real problem when it comes to your oral health future. Not only do they often look unappealing, but they also compromise the integrity of your bite. A tooth that has been damaged beyond the repair of a dental filling needs more serious treatment to prevent tooth loss and/or problems for your other teeth. How do you protect a damaged tooth that is vulnerable? A dental crown can restore structure and stability to at-risk teeth in your mouth. Plus, dental crowns offer cosmetic benefits that your smile will appreciate. (more…)

Professional Whitening Gives Your Teeth New Life

Everyone’s smile can lose a bit of its luster over time. If you’ve noticed your teeth fading or yellowing, you’re not alone. Staining is a common occurrence for many patients. The cause of this issue is completely natural, too. When you eat, drink, and use certain lifestyle products, your teeth are subjected to pigments. These tiny molecules of color can penetrate your porous dental enamel and become trapped beneath the surface. Over time, this manifests itself as staining. If staining is causing problems for your smile, professional whitening treatment can give your teeth new life. (more…)

The Benefits of a Professional Dental Cleaning

Cleaning your teeth keeps them safe and healthy when faced with the threat of bacteria. As bacteria build up, they can cause cavities and gum disease. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing your teeth can remove this bacterial buildup and prevent the development of cavities. A daily cleaning schedule at home is vital to your oral health. Additionally, a professional dental cleaning will help keep your teeth cavity free. There are many benefits that come with professional examinations and cleanings, which is why you should schedule them every six months. (more…)

Help Your Little Ones Look Their Best in Holiday Photos

The holidays are here! That likely means that you and the family will be heading to at least one big gathering, and when you’re there, you want your little ones to look their best. You may not be able to prevent your kiddos from spilling on their holiday outfit, but you can set them up to look their best with a great smile. It all starts with pediatric dental care. Your child should be making biannual visits to the dentist, just like you. (Speaking of which, if it’s been more than six months since your last appointment…) In between visits, helping your child take care of their teeth can help them look their best for big events like holiday photos. (more…)

Why Do Orthodontics Matter?

Dentistry helps you take care of your teeth, keeping them healthy and looking their best. What do you do when your teeth experience some sort of natural irregularity? That’s when orthodontics can help. Orthodontics can correct for misalignment and occlusion issues with your teeth. This can create a cosmetic improvement, which is why most people choose a treatment option like invisible aligners or braces for their teeth. But correcting the alignment and spacing of your teeth does more than create a pleasing visual. Orthodontics matter because proper alignment can help your teeth last a lifetime. (more…)

Smile Gifts: When All You Want For Christmas Is Your…

When the holidays roll around, it’s easy to become focused on gifts that include home goods, clothing, cosmetics, and more! However, one area for potential gift-giving that may remain overlooked but that’s just as fantastic as any other? Your smile! Don’t forget to include anything you really want for Christmas on your wish list, whether it’s a treatment you receive from our Springfield, OH team or something you know we would give our seal of approval! Not sure you’ve really ever thought about it before but you’re open to smile care suggestions? Let’s get going with some impressive present options!

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If You Haven’t Asked About Invisalign®, Now’s the Time

When teeth are crooked, the resulting impacts can affect almost every aspect of your oral health. These impacts grow worse over time, so waiting to straighten them may only make the condition worse. However, many teen and adult patients may still hesitate out of fear of wearing orthodontic braces. At our Springfield, OH, dental office, we offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments designed to optimize treatment results while also making it as comfortable and convenient as possible. These include customized Invisalign® clear aligners, which don’t require brackets and wires, and can remain discreet throughout the course of your treatment. (more…)