Can Gum Contouring Restore Your Confidence?

The main purpose of your gums is to protect and support the roots of your teeth as they extend out of your jawbone. However, their appearance also has a significant impact on the appearance of your overall smile. When gum tissues are uneven or cover too much of one or more teeth, the result is often called a gummy smile, and can make the rest of your smile seem crooked and off-balance. Fortunately, in many cases, gum contouring can restore your confidence by restoring the esthetic appeal and symmetry of your gums and smile. (more…)

What Happens When You Grind Your Teeth?

Your teeth do a lot. They tear and mash your food into easy-to-digest chunks; they can express your joy when you flash them in a smile; and they help you enunciate your words clearly when you speak. In some cases, teeth also constantly grind against each other, which unlike routine biting and chewing, can wear them down and lead to cracked, fractured, and/or misshapen teeth. Known as bruxism, the habit of grinding your teeth can occur during the day, but if it happens at night, you may be unable to catch it, much less understand and stop it, without professional treatment. (more…)

Why Dentures Are Better with Dental Implants

If you’ve lost all of your teeth on both of your dental ridges, then you may have concerns about whether dental implants can restore such extensive damage. The truth is, complete tooth loss is even more reason to consider supporting your denture or dentures on dental implants. They can prevent the continuing recession of your jawbone that accompanies the loss of your teeth roots, and implants may be your last chance at preserving your oral health in the face of full tooth loss. (more…)

What to Ask Your Dentist About Tooth Extraction

When you visit your dentist, your goal is to keep your smile healthy and beautiful by preserving your natural tooth structure and oral tissues. Typically, that means receiving regular preventive care, and when necessary, receiving a personalized restoration. Sometimes, however, circumstances can make tooth restoration impossible, and the best way to preserve your smile is to undergo tooth extraction. If it becomes necessary, then ask your dentist how tooth extraction can help you improve your smile and long-term oral health. (more…)

The Many Uses of Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

Compared to other cosmetic dentistry treatments, tooth bonding is one of the most conservative and personalized treatment options. Bonding is the process of applying tooth-colored composite resin to your tooth to improve its color, size, shape, and overall appearance. Because the resin is custom-tinted to match your tooth structure and can be bonded securely to any area of your tooth, bonding can be used for a number of different cosmetic and restorative reasons(more…)

Top 3 Reasons for Toothaches

A toothache isn’t exactly a dental issue; it’s a symptom that is shared by a large number of dental issues. When your toothache persists, the best way to find relief is to let your dentist find the reason why. The most common reasons for toothaches typically involve damage or infection to your tooth’s structure; therefore, treating a toothache may require restoring the tooth and rebuilding its structure with a custom-designed restoration. (more…)

Top 3 Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants, which are small, root-like posts that are placed within the jawbone, are among the most lifelike and beneficial options for replacing lost teeth. As the only option that can replace the roots of lost teeth, dental implants offer a number of benefits compared to more conventional appliances. They are also the only way to completely rebuild your smile, complete with restoring the stimulation in your jawbone that decreases when you lose teeth roots. (more…)

Who Qualifies for Dentures?

Replacing lost teeth has been an important goal of dental treatment for centuries, and dentures are among the oldest forms of tooth replacement. Today, dentures have come a long way in their design, their diversity, and their ability to rebuild your smile and dental health. For instance, modern dentures can be custom-designed to replace an entire row of teeth, or to replace lost teeth while fitting around teeth that still remain. If you’ve lost several or all of your teeth, then find out if you qualify for dentures by speaking with your dentist as soon as possible. (more…)

Do You Have Questions About Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular modern dental treatments; so popular, in fact, that there are almost countless over-the-counter alternatives available. However, OTC products cannot achieve the same results as professional treatment for your dentist. If you’re considering teeth whitening and have questions, then we advise speaking with your dentist about your cosmetic options to ensure that you receive satisfying results. In some cases, you may need a more comprehensive cosmetic treatment to effectively improve your smile. (more…)

2 Important Facts About Your Dental Checkups

Regular dental checkup and cleaning appointments are a vital part of a consistently good dental health and hygiene routine. In addition to brushing your teeth at least twice every day and flossing at least once, dental cleanings are the only way to effectively keep oral bacteria from threatening your smile. Your checkups are also the only way for your dentist to keep a close eye on your dental health and detect early signs of trouble, if present. In fact, dental checkups can help you prevent serious issues that could require more costly and extensive dental work, but only if you attend them regularly. (more…)