If you want a white and bright smile, you should put on the brakes before trying to whiten your teeth. While having a white smile is great, making sure that you don't damage your mouth in the process is just as important. Read on to learn why it's a good reason to visit your dentist before having your teeth whitened. Weak Enamel Enamel is the outermost layer of your teeth, and the strongest layer, too.
25 April 2017
If your teeth hurt every time you brush a little too hard or eat something cold, they may be sensitive. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of different factors, including aggressive tooth brushing, gum disease, and tooth decay. In some cases, tooth sensitivity is purely genetic. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, here are a few things you can do to relieve this issue: Avoid Acidic Foods and Drinks
19 April 2017
How well you care for yourself after your dental implant surgery is an important determining factor in how successful your new dental implants will be. You need to put effort into healing properly so that your body adjusts well to your new teeth. The following are four mistakes to avoid in the days following your dental implant surgery that could hamper the healing process and make it more difficult to recover:
12 April 2017
First dates are always a bit exciting and nerve-wracking, especially since you want to put your best foot forward. It might surprise you to discover that one of the most important things your date will notice about you isn't your hair, makeup, or clothes, but your teeth. If your teeth are less than perfect, read on to learn how that could impact your date and what you can do about it.
7 April 2017
If you currently have missing teeth or if you plan to have teeth pulled and you need an implant, you may actually want to find an implant surgeon prior to going to your dentist. The implant surgeon will be able to give you information on what a dental implant can and can't do for your smile. They will also be able to give you pertinent information that could save you money during the pre-surgical phase during your regular dental visits.
4 April 2017
Are you hesitant to smile because you know that your gums look puffy and inflamed? If so, this could be due to gum disease. It's a problem that can be fixed thanks to scaling and root planing, which helps reduce the puffiness and pain you are experiencing. It's important to understand why you developed this condition, and what can be done to correct the problem. Why Do Your Gums Become Puffy and Inflamed?
28 March 2017
Your dentist can use a technique known as dental bonding to repair a wide variety of dental problems. Bonding is the application of a composite material to the exterior of your enamel to hide damage or alter the shape of your teeth. Here is an explanation of four problems that can be repaired with dental bonding. Cracked or Chipped Teeth While impacts to the mouth are one of the most common causes of cracked or chipped teeth, this problem can also result from grinding your teeth while you sleep or biting too hard on hard foods.
22 March 2017
If you recently visited your dentist to discuss dental implants, he may have told you that your jawbone has receded too much to support them and that bone grafting is necessary. Your body will reabsorb your jawbone for a number of reasons that many dental patients are not aware of. Here is an explanation of three common causes of jawbone reabsorption. Lack of Stimulation The dental socket consists of the soft tissues and bone that surround the roots of your teeth.
16 March 2017
If you currently have or have recently beaten severe gum disease, you may have some negative appearance leftovers. Even once gum disease is beaten, if the disease was severe enough, your gums may have been left permanently receded up the tooth. This can not only cause parts of your tooth that aren't protected by enamel to be exposed to dangerous bacteria and acids, but it can also change the overall appearance of your smile for the worse.
13 March 2017
There's no doubt about it; there are people that are driven to full blown anxiety when going to the dentist. If you are deathly afraid of the dentist, it is important that you deal with your anxiety so that your oral health does not suffer. Thankfully, there are some options your dentist will have available that will help you get through an appointment. Sedation dentistry can help take away some of the edge that you experience when going to the dentist.
9 March 2017