20 Apr

Choosing the Right Dentist for You

Are you looking for a new dentist? Whether your old dentist retired, you recently moved to a new city, or you just haven’t seen a dentist in years, finding a new dentist can be daunting. Knowing what to look for in a dentist will help you research providers and settle on the right one for you. Consider these factors.

Check Reviews

Every dentist has reviews available online through Yelp, Google, or both. Look at reviews for the dentists that you are considering. You can also ask for reviews and recommendations from friends and family, as well as other neighborhood resources. Read More

10 Apr

Why You Need Routine Dental Visits

Did you know that you should see your dentist every six months? Many parents are aware that this is recommended for children, but you should still keep this schedule even as an adult. There are several reasons that you should see your dentist regularly.

During your routine dental checkup, your dentist will give you a complete visual examination, as well as take x-rays to detect other potential problems. This will allow them to see what services you may need. Read More

20 Mar

When to Call the Dentist

While we are all essentially on lockdown due to the coronavirus, most medical treatments that are deemed non-essential are being postponed by as much as a month or more. This includes dentists trying to keep their patients to a minimum. However, there are some situations in which you really need to see a dentist, and you shouldn’t wait for things to blow over to call one. Here are some of those situations.

Broken or Loose Tooth

If you broke a tooth due to trauma or trying to eat hard food, you should see your dentist right away. Leaving broken or loose teeth without treatment can cause a number of potential complications that could be painful and costly to repair. Call your dentist for an emergency appointment. Read More

10 Mar

Home Remedies for Toothache

During this trying time, most people are trying to stay home as much as possible. Most non-essential medical services are being put on hold, and that includes dentistry. Although dentists should remain open for emergency services, the average dental issues may have to wait until the stay-at-home orders expire and life begins to return to normal.

If you have a dental issue that is not an emergency but is causing you pain, there are some things you can do at home to help you through until you can reach a dentist. Here are some of your options. Read More

20 Feb

What You Need to Know about Teeth Whitening

Everyone wants to have a perfect, white smile, but not everyone has the ability to maintain that smile. If you are a coffee drinker, tea drinker, soda drinker, eater of sweets, or smoker, chances are your teeth are pretty stained. There are some home teeth whitening treatments available, but these come with their own pitfalls and downsides. Here’s what you need to know about teeth whitening.

The Problem with Home Whitening

Home whitening kits are readily available from drug stores, cosmetic shops, and even some grocery stores. You can also buy them online. There is one big problem with using whitening strips or trays that you can buy over the counter. They just aren’t strong enough. Read More

10 Feb

How You Can Get a Crown in Just One Visit

In the past, cosmetic dentistry could be extremely expensive and time consuming. After all, the more time, effort, and materials your dentist has to use to correct your smile, the more a procedure will cost. For this reason, many people put off getting a crown when they need one, or they might try to opt for extraction instead of saving the tooth. However, with CEREC crowns you can get your crown in just one visit, making it more affordable and convenient.

The process for getting a CEREC crown is fairly straightforward. At your first ever appointment, you will have a dental exam and x-rays. At the beginning of your crown appointment, the tooth will be scraped and prepared to accept the crown. After this has been finished, a digital impression is taken of your tooth that will be covered with the crown. Read More

20 Jan

How to Cope with Dental Anxiety

While admitting you have dental anxiety might seem slightly embarrassing, the fact of the matter is that it is very common. Many people face dental anxiety every day. The key to managing your dental anxiety is to recognize it, talk to your dentist about it, and develop a plan to cope with it while you get the necessary dental treatment. Here are some ways that you can cope with dental anxiety.

Soothing Sounds

For some people, listening to their favorite music, nature sounds, or guided meditations can help them relax in the dentist’s chair. When you choose sounds for your playlist, make sure that you choose things that will help you relax and take your mind off of what is happening. Sometimes that might be classical music, sometimes it might be heavy metal, or it might be something in between. Only you know what will work for you. Read More

10 Jan

The Snap-On Smile: Advantages and Benefits

The Snap-On Smile is a revolutionary and cost effective dental appliance that can completely change your appearance and give you a big confidence boost. We understand that not everyone can afford the dental work that they need. Sometimes broken, missing, or crooked teeth need treatment, but that treatment is not a priority for financial or other reasons.

When you have issues with the appearance of your teeth, it can cause you to become embarrassed in social situations. You may avoid the camera because you don’t want your smile in the pictures. You may even avoid going to events at all because of the way your teeth look.  Read More

20 Dec

Oral Hygiene Best Practices

You probably know that you are supposed to brush your teeth and floss every day, but do you know the right way to take care of your teeth? Many people think that they are protecting their teeth, when in reality they are not doing the job that they think they are. Here are some tips for oral hygiene best practices.

Brushing

You should brush your teeth at least twice per day. You may want to brush an extra time if you eat foods that could cause cavities if left on the teeth. When brushing your teeth, you should make sure that the brush covers every surface of your teeth. Brush the front of your teeth, the chewing surfaces, and the back of your teeth. All in all, it should take at least two minutes for you to brush your teeth properly. Read More

10 Dec

Four Foods that Prevent Cavities

You have probably heard that there are foods that cause cavities, such as sweets, candy, and sodas, but did you know that there are also foods that can prevent cavities? Here are just four foods that, when added to your regular diet, can help prevent trips to the dentist. 

Fiber

Adding fiber to your diet, particularly in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables, can help prevent tooth decay. These foods are saliva producers, and the saliva naturally clears away debris from the teeth. These foods also neutralize acids that may be in other foods you eat so that the acids cannot decay your teeth further. Read More