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  • Uneven Teeth: Why You Should Opt For Getting Them Contoured

    Are you frustrated with your uneven teeth ruining a smile that could be beautiful? You can get your uneven teeth corrected by undergoing tooth contouring. Here is what you should know about tooth contouring and what it is estimated to cost. What Makes Tooth Contouring Good for Fixing Uneven Teeth? Tooth contouring is only good for evening out teeth if you are a good candidate. Basically, you must undergo an X-ray so the dentist can get a look at the pulp chamber of the teeth that will be contoured. [Read More]

  • Dental Charities Help Save Smiles

    Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental work that improves how a person's teeth look. But not everyone has access to the dental treatments they need to enhance their smiles. Fortunately, there are a number of dental charities across the nation that help make dental services available to adults and children who otherwise would not be able to get the dental care they need. American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation [Read More]

  • What To Expect During A Root Canal

    Root canals can be a scary procedure if you're not sure what's going to happen. Here are some steps to follow along with during your root canal.   Anesthesia Anesthesia can be administered in a few ways. Your dentist will first use a cotton swab to place a local anesthesia on the surface of your gums. Next, the dentist will inject anesthesia into the tissue to numb the surrounding tissues. Your dentist will check to make sure that you're fully numb before proceeding with the root canal. [Read More]

  • What You Need To Know About Bone Grafts And Bone Loss

    If you've ever lost a permanent tooth you're at risk for bone loss. Bone loss can seriously affect your oral health and your visual appearance. By knowing how bone loss affects you and how to prevent and correct it, you will be able to maintain your dental health and your appearance. The Role Teeth Play In Bone Loss Your jawbone is surprisingly sensitive. When you lose a tooth your jawbone senses that loss. [Read More]

  • Pros And Cons Of Porcelain Dental Options

    Porcelain is a widely used dental material due to its ability to mimic the natural color and finish of teeth. Porcelain has advantages over other tooth-colored material such as composite resin and over metals such as gold or silver amalgam. But there are also ways that porcelain falls behind these other materials. Veneers and dental crowns are the two most common places that porcelain pops up in cosmetic dental services. What are the pros and cons of using porcelain for each type of dental treatment? [Read More]

  • Dental Implants Vs. Dental Bridges

    Modern medicine has made it possible to replace multiple teeth at once, using either a dental bridge or a dental implant. Many patients struggle to choose between these two options, since each one has its own benefits. Here are some facts to help you decide between a dental bridge and a dental implant.  What is a Dental Bridge? A dental bridge is a medical device that helps you to cover a gap in your teeth. [Read More]

  • Gone Through The Change? 4 Ways To Prevent Gum Disease After Menopause

    If you've gone through menopause in the past ten years, you need to spend more time keeping your teeth clean. Studies show that you're at an increased risk of developing gum disease due to the decrease in hormone levels. Periodontal gum disease can lead to bone loss and premature tooth loss. It can also lead to more serious health issues such as heart disease and strokes. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take that will reduce your chances of developing gum disease. [Read More]

  • Factors That Affect The Success Of Teeth Whitening Treatment As You Get Older

    Although whiter, brighter teeth are a hot commodity these days, tobacco and chemicals in the foods and beverages you eat and drink can leave behind unsightly stains. But these aren't the only things that can discolor and darken your teeth. Aging affects tooth color too. When you get older, the outer layer of your tooth enamel gets thinner. This allows the darker, more yellow dentin (tooth tissue) underneath to show through. [Read More]

  • 3 Reasons Why A Root Canal Is A Good Idea

    For most people, the mere mention of getting a root canal is enough to make them rub their jaw in pain. Rumored to be one of the more painful dental procedures a root canal is really anything but. In fact, a root canal can be a crucial procedure that can save your teeth. So, if you're nervous about scheduling the procedure, here are a few things you should know: Save Your Teeth [Read More]

  • Halloween Candy To Avoid To Keep Teeth Healthy

    Eating a pile of trick-or-treat candy around Halloween obviously can have negative effects, but some candy is worse than others for dental health. When you buy candy to hand out to youngsters and as you look through the stash your own children bring home, consider the treats that are best avoided. Sticky Candy Sugary sticky materials are difficult to get off teeth. If your children have to try to remove a substance from their teeth by using fingers, that's a problem. [Read More]