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

20 Jun

Dentures or Implants? Weighing the Options

There are more options now than ever before for people with missing teeth. Most people with missing teeth have traditionally restored their smile with a partial or full denture, yet more and more people are opting for dental implants. What is the difference, and how do you choose?

Convenience

Having dental implants is much more convenient than having dentures. With dental implants, you never have to worry about a change in fit that can occur over time, leaving your mouth uncomfortable or even in pain. Yet with dentures, you can simply take them out when they need to be cleaned instead of the more complex care routine for dental implants. Both have their points of convenience, although dental implants take longer to complete. Read More

10 Jun

Your First Dentures: What You Need to Know

Getting dentures for the first time can give you some mixed feelings. While it never feels good to know that your teeth could not be kept, it can be exciting to know that you will be able to eat more normally and enjoy some of your favorite foods once more. But wearing dentures isn’t as easy as being able to eat whatever you want. Here are some things you need to know about wearing dentures for the first time.

Gums Take Time to Heal

Your gums will take a lot of time to fully heal and shrink. Over the first year after getting your dentures, your gums will continue to shrink. As this happens, your dentures will become loose fitting. It is important to get regular adjustments and new soft-liners as your gums change, so that you will be able to comfortably wear and eat with your dentures. Read More