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3 Signs Pointing to a Cavity Between Your Teeth
January 24, 2023
Some cavities are easy to spot. They often develop on the chewing surfaces of teeth and appear black, gray, and or even dark brown. You may even recognize it before your dentist does! However, other cavities can be tricky to identify on your own, specifically when they occur between your teeth.
With such tight spaces, how can you tell that you have a cavity between your teeth? Usually one of the following three signs happens.(more…)
How Your Dentist Chooses the Exact Shade of Your Crown
January 13, 2023
Children learn colors at a very young age, but as you get older, you realize that it’s not always as simple as it seems. When your dentist needs to place a crown on one of your teeth, for example, they have to select the shade between yellow and off-white for the prosthetic. If they choose the wrong one, the crown will stand out and attract the wrong kind of attention.
With such a narrow range of color, how does your dentist determine the exact shade your crown should be? How can they make sure your restoration closely resembles your natural teeth? Keep reading to learn how they do it!(more…)
Lab Crowns vs. CEREC Crowns: Which Would Win?
December 15, 2022
Traditional vs. modern. This age-old conflict puts the old-fashioned method against new technology. When it comes to dental crowns, the traditional way of fabricating these restorations is sending the case to a dental lab, but nowadays, advanced technology is available called CEREC or same-day crowns.
Which one is better? Which method is superior? Keep reading to learn more about each option and determine which one you’d like to use for your crown.(more…)
How Your Dentist Could Save Your Life from Oral Cancer
November 16, 2022
Did you know that one person dies from oral cancer every hour every day? Experts predict that new diagnoses will reach more than 50,000 in the US this year alone, and the majority of these patients will not live five years because the disease is usually already at an advanced stage. Although these facts are startling, they are important to understand in order to protect yourself and stay healthy in the long term.
Fortunately, you are not alone in catching oral cancer. In this post, you will learn more about how your dentist plays a vital role in detecting oral cancer and the common symptoms they watch out for to save lives.(more…)
4 Crucial Steps for Handling a Lost Filling
October 26, 2022
At your work Halloween party, you cannot help but indulge in some sweet treats. You could have chocolate and other goodies, but you decide to try a co-worker’s homemade caramel popcorn. As you take a few sticky, chewy bites, you hit a hard kernel and realize your filling has come out!
To help you know what you should do in this situation, keep reading and follow these important steps for handling a lost filling so that you can get your smile back to full strength and function.(more…)
One-Sided Jaw Pain: Causes and Tips
October 13, 2022
The alarms rings, waking you up for another day. As you sit up in bed and yawn, you feel your jaw hurt but only on one side. How strange! What could the problem be, and should you be concerned about it? Does this immediately qualify as a dental emergency? In this post, you will learn about the most common causes behind one-sided jaw pain and what to do if it happens to you!(more…)
Dealing with Discoloration: Your Alternative to Whitening
September 19, 2022
Maybe you hesitate to wear white because it highlights how discolored your teeth are. Maybe you smile with your lips covering your yellow teeth because you do not want them to show. If you are feeling self-conscious about the shade of your teeth, you may think your only option is to whiten them.
While professional whitening works for most patients, it does not necessarily help everyone. In this post, you will learn more about this treatment, an alternative that can brighten your smile, and why it is important to talk to your cosmetic dentist about your concerns.(more…)
Before or After Cosmetic Bonding? When You Should Whiten
September 8, 2022
Do you find yourself jumping ahead a few steps in certain processes? In some areas of life, the order in which you accomplish tasks does not really matter in the grand scheme of things. For instance, whether you put your trousers on first and then your shirt every morning, or vice versa, does not have any significant effect on your day.
However, when it comes to perfecting the look of your smile with bonding and whitening, there is a certain order you need to follow. Which one needs to be done first? Can you whiten your teeth after cosmetic bonding has been placed? Keep reading to find out!(more…)
Can Vitamin D Help with Dental Implants?
August 25, 2022
You have decided that you want to replace your lost teeth with dental implants. This advanced procedure is one that takes a long time to complete, and you want to make sure your investment pays off. How can you make sure your dental implants are successful? You might not have thought about Vitamin D to help with dental implants, but it just might save the day!
Keep reading to learn more about this vitamin, why it is important, and how you can prepare for your implants by getting enough of it.(more…)
Can I Get Dental Implants If I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis?
August 12, 2022
You have learned how to deal with your rheumatoid arthritis in your daily life. You try to stay active and continue doing the things you enjoy, but this condition presents a challenge to say the least. When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, it could prevent you from getting dental implants, the most advanced and popular solution.
How can rheumatoid arthritis interfere with your implants, and what, if anything, can be done about it? Keep reading to find out!(more…)