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

20 Nov

Four Things You Should be Doing for Your Teeth Every Day

You know that you should be brushing and flossing your teeth every day, but are you aware of other things you should be doing for your oral health? Here are just four things that you should do for your teeth every day.

Use Mouthwash

Using a therapeutic mouthwash with fluoride is a great way to protect your teeth from decay and harmful bacteria. Although brushing and flossing are important, they often loosen up debris and bacteria that need to be removed from the mouth. A therapeutic mouthwash is the finishing touch to your dental routine and will also make your breath smell great! Read More

10 Nov

The Proper Way to Brush and Floss Your Teeth

You know that you are supposed to brush and floss your teeth every day, but do you know the proper way to do so? Many people are not brushing or flossing their teeth correctly. It is important that you know the proper way to care for your teeth so that you do not experience any dental difficulty.

When to Brush and Floss

You should brush your teeth at least twice per day, in the morning and after dinner. You should floss your teeth at least once per day, usually during the later time that you brush. Brushing and flossing this frequently will ensure that you do not have a buildup of debris and bacteria in the mouth that can cause tooth decay. Read More

15 Jul

What Is StemSave, and How Does It Benefit You?

Stem cells have been found to assist in healing, combating chronic illness, regenerating tissues and joints, and much, much more. Healthcare providers are very excited about the research coming out of universities and hospitals as more is learned about stem cells and how they can be effectively and ethically used.

One of the ways that researchers and doctors have eliminated the question of ethics is by treating patients with their own stem cells. Stem cells can be collected from both children and adults from bone marrow, fat cells, and other tissues. One of the places that your body stores stem cells is in the teeth. That is where StemSave comes into the picture. Read More