Ready for your visit to the dentist? Whether it’s your first time visiting a new dentist, or you just haven’t been in a while, here’s what you can expect from your first dentist appointment.
Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. If you’ve ever experienced tooth decay (otherwise known as a “cavity” or “caries”), chances are you’ve had a filling. Dentists use fillings to repair and replace cavities that would otherwise leave the soft inner tooth (known as “dentin”) exposed. Without a dental filling, untreated cavities can …Read More
You might be surprised how many services are offered by your family dentist. In fact, the term “general” dentistry can actually be a little misleading, because your general dentist actually specializes in a wide range of common dental procedures — from basic to highly sophisticated treatments!
The enamel on your teeth is the strongest substance in your body, but it’s not indestructible. Teeth sometimes chip or crack — especially if the enamel is already eroded. Don’t worry. Depending on the cause and severity of your chipped tooth, there are many options to return your smile to its natural beauty. As always, …Read More
Google “dentist near me” and you’ll likely find a lot of options. But not every local dentist offers the same services, technologies, and treatment planning designed to meet your unique oral health needs, cosmetic preferences, and budget.
Veneers are a great option for improving your smile, particularly if your teeth are discolored, chipped, or cracked, or have small gaps between them. In certain cases, patients may also opt for veneers instead of braces.
Arm yourself with the knowledge to improve your oral health. Dentistry involves a lot more than just a brush, floss, teeth, and gums. Unfortunately, a dentist’s chair is not the most conducive environment for asking questions when you hear a term you’re unfamiliar with. To clear up any confusion, browse the glossary of dental terminology …Read More
Why Do You Need Fluoride Treatments? Do what it takes to protect your smile for life. You probably remember getting fluoride treatments as a kid. Your dentist would fill a mouth guard with a special gel. Then you would bite down on for 10-15 minutes. It wasn’t exactly unpleasant, but you’re probably glad fluoride treatments …Read More
A brighter smile that costs you less. It’s common for teeth to become discolored as we age. And factors like diet, oral health, and smoking can all contribute to stains and color change. Some people are willing to accept an off-white smile, but many others would prefer to flash a mouth full of pearly whites.
Prevent a major oral health problem before it starts. You have probably heard a lot about tooth decay in the past, but how big a problem is it really? Just consider some of the potential consequences: