Confused about dental implants? Think of them as expensive replacement teeth. Implants take the place of normal teeth, including the root and crown. Implants have a third component - an abutment that connects the other two pieces. When done correctly, implants look, feel, and act like real teeth. The biggest drawback is the expense, as each tooth can cost over … [Read more...] about What are dental implants?
Toothpaste is something we all use every day (and if not, you should!), but most of us never stop to think much about it. It turns out there are several myths about toothpaste that need to be dispelled. First of all, the idea that only children need fluoride to develop healthy and strong teeth is bogus - fluoride helps people of all ages. There is actually fluoride in our … [Read more...] about Myths about toothpaste you should know
Striving to be healthier in the new year is a great resolution and goal. Why not start with healthier teeth and gums? Make a visit to the dentist if you haven't been in a while, then commit to doing it regularly. Don't let a toothache go unnoticed - get it taken care of early before it becomes a bigger problem. Brush twice daily, quit smoking, and avoid junk food and sugary … [Read more...] about Make having a healthier mouth one of your resolutions!
If you're embarrassed about your smile because of gaps between your teeth, you have a couple different options. You could opt for orthodontics like braces or Invisalign, but the process can take two years to get results and you might still be unhappy with your smile. The other option is porcelain veneers, customized for the perfect look. In this case a young woman wanted to … [Read more...] about Porcelain veneers fix gaps between teeth
Lots of us avoid going to the dentist because of past unpleasant experiences and fears, but that can create larger oral health problems, especially if our oral hygiene routine is less than ideal. Preventive dentistry will save you money and potential discomfort and disease. Preventative dentistry includes a brushing and flossing routine, a healthy diet, patient education, … [Read more...] about Prevent dental problems before they happen with preventative dentistry
Happy New Year! Is attaining better oral (and general) health on your resolution list this year? It's on mine, and a great way to get started is to fill your home with delicious foods that aren't just healthy, but can actually help to naturally whiten your teeth. The bleaching processes used for home whitening can leave gums irritated and sensitive, and if used too … [Read more...] about Delicious foods that can lead to a whiter smile!
Apple cider vinegar is a common cooking ingredient with a variety of health benefits, including the ability to whiten your teeth. The vinegar is made from fermented apples, and when used as a teeth whitener it not only gently removes stains but also kills bacteria. To use, dilute a half teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and gargle with it before brushing … [Read more...] about Whiten teeth with apple cider vinegar
Not all conventional wisdom is good, nor does all of it hold up as times change. We're all trying to get ahead in life - we want to look good, feel good, and climb the ladder to success. However, some of the career advice you typically see should be taken with a grain of salt. For example, job hopping has always been considered a bad thing, leaving employers trying to piece … [Read more...] about The worst career advice
Cosmetic dentists don't just want you to have a healthy mouth - they want you to look as good as you feel. Cosmetic dentistry is used to correct structural and visual problems in your mouth such as gaps, stains, chips, and other issues. This is accomplished using a variety of techniques and products that include: whitening, composite resin for chipped teeth, porcelain crowns … [Read more...] about What you should know about cosmetic dentistry
Are you unhappy with your smile? Have you considered braces? Braces used to be reserved for kids to straighten crooked teeth, but now many more adults are seeking braces and alternatives like Invisalign to solve their tooth issues. If you're unhappy with your smile and you're thinking about braces, it's a good idea to weigh the pros and cons. Braces traditionally involve … [Read more...] about Braces are still an option