Swollen gums are a common symptom of several oral health issues. Many causes of swollen gums are easy to treat, but if ignored they can become serious problems.
A visit with your orthodontist might seem like a routine thing. That first consultation with a new orthodontist is far from routine. This is your chance to get to know the person who will be working to change the look, feel, and function of your mouth. To do that, you need to know which important …Read More
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.
If you have sensitive teeth, you’re not alone. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), approximately 40 million U.S. adults experience some degree of tooth sensitivity. Depending on the sensitivity, you may experience discomfort when your teeth come into contact with liquids and foods that are very hot, cold, acidic, or sticky.
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