It’s not often that patients do heavy research into the procedures they want to have. Many times, they’ll read something from dubious sources, not knowing fact from fiction. One common myth that has become widespread is that porcelain veneers can prevent cavities. But is this one true? Or is it completely made up? Read on to find out!(more…)
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January 12, 2024
September 10, 2023
There are all kinds of people out there, and as any dentist will tell you, every one of them has a completely unique set of teeth. That means that there’s no shortage of issues that people can have with their smile.
For example, maybe you’re someone who feels like your teeth are a little bit “small,” or like they don’t quite fit the rest of your mouth. It might sound strange, but you actually aren’t alone— there are actually a few reasons why this could be the case, and quite a few treatments you could use to help.(more…)
July 11, 2023
Toothaches can be a major inconvenience, and anyone is susceptible. They often result from infection beneath the gum line, damaged teeth, or nerve irritation. If left untreated, they can progress into tooth decay or gum disease and can cause serious damage to your oral health.
If you have a sore tooth, it’s important to address it early on in order to avoid a potential dental emergency down the road. Call your dentist to make an appointment, and while you wait, you can try these at-home remedies to alleviate the pain.(more…)
May 12, 2023
If you’ve been to the dentist for a checkup recently, you may have been caught off guard when they asked you whether or not you wanted a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is one of those things that just about everyone has heard of, but relatively few people fully understand the importance of.
If you want to learn a little bit more about what fluoride can do for you, here are some examples of what it’s used for and why it’s crucial to the quality of your teeth.(more…)
February 7, 2023
This Valentine’s Day, you’re going to want to make the best impression possible. That means doing your hair and dressing well, but there’s one more thing that you ought to consider: your oral health!
One study from Match.com found that the number one thing that people look for in a romantic partner is a great smile. Another survey by Dentavox found that 68% of people have decided not to date someone because of their teeth. If you want to flash a smile that’ll make the best impression possible, here are some things that you can try.(more…)
January 4, 2023
Are you struggling with one or several dental flaws in your smile? Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you don’t have to live with teeth you aren’t proud to show off. While there are various treatment options to choose from, you may be wondering if the cost will be too much. Fortunately, you won’t have to break the bank to create your dream smile. Read on to learn how you can enhance your pearly whites on a budget.(more…)
December 23, 2022
It isn’t the holidays without a set of stockings hung up on the mantle. But the typical stocking stuffers—caramels and candy canes—can be pretty rough on your kids’ teeth. Fortunately, there are some gifts that fill out a stocking, that your children will love, and that will actually prevent oral health problems. If you want some tooth-healthy stocking stuffer ideas, here are a few that your kids will love.(more…)
November 15, 2022
You have plenty of reasons to be thankful for your teeth. They’re what let you enjoy your favorite holiday foods, and they make it easy to speak and smile around your loved ones. But if you don’t take good care of your teeth, you could end up losing the blessings they provide. This Thanksgiving, show your teeth how grateful you are by keeping them safe with these 5 holiday oral health tips.(more…)
October 7, 2022
Did you know 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency every year? A friendly game of soccer or slipping on wet cement can result in oral trauma. Whether a dental injury, toothache, or another issue has interrupted your day, you need to see an emergency dentist right away. You likely have several questions and concerns, like how you’re going to pay the bill, but there’s no reason to worry. Your dental insurance covers more than cleanings and checkups. Here’s how you can use your coverage to stop your pain and save your smile.(more…)
January 11, 2022
We’ve officially made it to 2022! Have you started working on your list of New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like most people, you’re probably brainstorming ways to increase your health and wealth. Well, by choosing to make your resolutions about your dental care, you can create a win-win situation for both your oral health and financial situation. That said, here are some ideas that’ll help you keep a healthy smile all year long!(more…)