As you’re approaching choices regarding how to best transform your smile into a much prettier looking feature for yourself, you will of course come across the exceptional benefits of porcelain veneers. When you find yourself heading down the path toward saying, “Yes” to this treatment, we encourage you to keep a few L-words in mind. If the process becomes a bit confusing, these terms will often keep you focused on the details that most commonly strike a chord with patients.
Are you curious about the toothpaste you see on the shelves for teeth sensitivity? If so, you will be glad to learn that this type of dental hygiene product is something you might actually put some stock into, depending on your unique needs. While we can speak more clearly to your particular needs during a dental visit, we are happy to offer details regarding sensitivity with a few questions (and helpful answers).
Are you worried that your coffee habit is doing something fairly awful to your smile but you aren’t sure? Perhaps you’re of the school of thought that believes the benefits of coffee drinking far outweigh the negatives. In any case, you may find that you would like to ask us your questions but you don’t want to come across as a slightly over-the-top coffee monster. No worries! We meet coffee drinkers on a daily basis and are more than happy to help you resolve any confusion you’ve been experiencing regarding keeping your oral health safe without giving up your daily java.
Is there something about the idea of your relatives getting up-close and personal with you during holiday parties that causes you some serious anxiety? When you’re home, you can practice dental hygiene whenever you please, so nobody is ever forced to endure your bad breath, food-stuck-in-your-teeth smile, or otherwise! When you’re away from home, however, things are different. Don’t worry. We have some simple party tips that will take the stress out.
Do you and your family hold your own little contest in the car every year as you drive by house after house with beautiful holiday decorations, choosing a winner? Why not take part in an even bigger Holiday Yard Decorating Contest by casting your community-wide vote? It’s sure to be a fun-filled outing for the whole family!
We often find that patients feel concerned about dental fillings and whether they will fit correctly. Without assuming that you know a thing about fillings, we generally like to begin at the very beginning, so we are certain you are well educated on the topic, so you know what to expect, and so you recognize your filling will fit beautifully within your smile. To get started, we offer a question and answer session that will certainly help. For more specific details, please ask any remaining questions when we see you next.
Did you ever consider the fact that protecting your oral health can actually help protect your relationship? We’re not talking about the occasional cavity or chipped tooth. What we are discussing here includes ways that your smile can actually strain the close bond you have with the love of your life. Lucky for you, we have a few explanations handy. If any apply to your smile, it is certainly high time to schedule a dental visit.
Most of the time, you might not even realize that you’re grinding your teeth, and in most instances, that’s okay. However, for some people, the act is consistent enough that it poses a threat to the health, strength, and integrity of your teeth. Known as bruxism, the habit of constantly grinding teeth together affects many patients at night, making the condition difficult to detect and diagnose. The good news is that your dentist can tell if you grind your teeth too much by carefully inspecting them during your routine checkup and cleaning appointments. You can also gauge your likelihood of having bruxism if you experience any of the following conditions. (more…)
What do you notice about your smile these days when you look in the mirror? When you eat? When you brush your teeth? Have you suddenly realized that your teeth look a little longer? Do your teeth feel sensitive a lot of the time? If so, it’s time you come on in to talk with us about gum recession. This is simply a term to describe what happens when your gum tissue gently lifts off of your teeth and begins to recede (or pull back). Fortunately, identifying the cause of this issue, understanding why you need a solution, and caring for the problem are all quite simple.
Have you noticed that there’s something special about the nutcrackers that make a prominent appearance during holiday time? Perhaps you own one or several! Whatever the case, this upcoming Nutcrackers Art Show Opening is sure to offer some good holiday fun, while showcasing some truly lovely nutcracker artistry.