Often, when we speak to patients about misalignment, they assume metal braces are the only option for correcting their smile. In reality, we can offer an alternative that is actually practically invisible. How do clear braces work?
Perhaps you have a pretty good sense that porcelain veneers are the best of the best when you are looking for a way to transition your smile from esthetically damaged or just “okay” to absolutely exquisite. While on the surface, this sounds wonderful if you need serious assistance for your smile, that doesn’t really help if you’re wondering exactly what makes veneers so great and sets them apart from other treatments. Not to worry! We can explain a few unique advantages, so you better understand.
In the dental care world, fluoride is one of those things that seems to promote a lot of confusion and rumors. From our perspective, whether or not you should use it is a very simple thing to figure out (you should and for good reasons that we will share with you). However, from reading things online to talking to friends and even overhearing things at the drugstore, you might not feel certain about this. Consider our advice, so you know what to do.
Do you keep a toothbrush and toothpaste in your desk drawer at work? If not, you might be surprised to learn that there are actually some compelling reasons to keep dental hygiene items on hand throughout the work day. Never really considered it? Well, now is as good a time as ever to think through our suggestions (and to go ahead and bring those items along with you soon).
Have you had a hunch for a while that Invisalign treatment may provide you with the care you need? However, are you concerned that the bits of information you’ve been able to pick up here and there regarding your candidacy aren’t necessarily very reliable? Rather than spending more time trying to figure this out at home, we suggest you step your way through our quiz to give you a solid start on your journey toward a better looking, beautifully aligned smile.
As April winds down, we feel it is important to cover a topic that can affect absolutely anyone: Facial injuries. If you didn’t already know, this is National Facial Protection Month. It’s a topic that receives national recognition because injuries to your face and head are something you can avoid, that can cause serious trauma, and that you might not think about very often. With some focused, helpful fast facts, we offer some preventive information you may wish to put into use.
When you travel, you might take on a new mindset. In general, it’s one of free spiritedness, which allows you to unwind, forget about the daily grind, and just enjoy yourself. While this is all well and good, we encourage you to remember to adhere to the simplest of essentials, so you don’t sabotage the work you put into your dental hygiene throughout the year during a single vacation.
Do you have a cracked tooth? Something that looks like a crack but you don’t think it’s more than a superficial issue? Maybe it’s somewhere in between. When you notice any type of fracture, fissure, or split in your tooth, your number one priority should be contacting us to schedule a dental visit for any required restorative care. In the meantime, we know you may feel frantic as you wonder what type of treatment your particular type of damage may require. While each issue is unique, we can help give you a general overview.
If you aren’t sure about what to make of acid erosion (or you have never even heard this term before), first recognize that it’s common, serious, and can harm your oral health. Now, before you fly into a panic, don’t get too worried. When you know what it is, how to avoid it, and how to handle any existing injury, you’ll see it’s actually quite easy to safeguard your grin. With just a few helpful details, you’ll have the essential information you need!
You know that if you have a toothache, something’s not quite right. What you might not feel so certain about, however, is whether that means you have a cavity, your tooth is infected, you’re only dealing with temporary irritation, or something else is happening. How to decide when it is time to come in for a dental visit? While you may assume the answers are hard to pin down on this one, we can actually guide you quite easily toward figuring out how to deal with your discomfort. Extract helpful details from our quiz (or discover that you already have all the information you need).