One question we often hear at is about dental crowns: are they important? A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a natural tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are cemented into place and completely cover the natural tooth above the gum line.
During root canal therapy, the infected pulp and damaged part of the natural tooth is removed. Root canal therapy often saves the rest of the tooth from extraction, after which a dental crown is often necessary to protect the tooth and improve its appearance. Root canal therapy frequently results in the significant reduction in structure of the natural tooth, so dental crowns are necessary to restore the appearance of your smile and protect the natural tooth from further damage.
Dental crowns are important for the following 5…READ MORE →
Plenty of people feel nervous when their dentist tells them that they will need a root canal. Depictions of root canals in movies and TV can often be rather scary and unrealistic. Fictionalized root canals frequently involve lots of screaming and hysterics. But in reality, getting a root canal is a routine procedure that’s relatively painless.
When your dentist tells you that you need a root canal, the end of your pain is within sight. In just about every case, the pain ends when root canal therapy begins. That’s because when you tooth is infected, it becomes very painful and tender as it tries to fight off the infection. But when a root canal is performed, the damaged dental pulp is removed and your pain is basically…READ MORE →
One question that we’re frequently asked here at is:
There are various potential causes for bleeding gums.
Most commonly, we hear that gums bleed during flossing. If your gums bleed while flossing, it sounds counterintuitive, but it’s important that you actually floss more frequently. If you’re trying to adopt a flossing habit and you get discouraged because your gums always bleed, don’t be. It’s not actually a problem – it’s a sign that your teeth and gums need to be flossed more frequently. If you notice that your gums bleed whenever you floss, make sure you floss every single day, and eventually you’ll discover that the bleeding lessens or stops all together.
Plaque buildup along the gum line and between teeth, as well as plaque that forms on…READ MORE →
Congratulations on your pregnancy! This a momentous time in your life when everything seems to be adjusting – not just your belly. Your relationship with your spouse, your other children, and various other family members is changing to prepare for your new arrival. Your work situation may be shifting – at the very least, you’re preparing to take a few weeks off during your maternity leave.
Your schedule is pretty busy and it can be tempting to leave dental care off your schedule. You might think it’s just for a few months that are extra busy, but you should know that once the baby arrives, your life is just going to get more hectic. Sleep deprivation…READ MORE →
No matter who you are and what your credentials may be, going in for a job interview is nerve-wrecking. You want to make an excellent impression – even if you don’t get hired, you want them to at least consider you for future positions. In many fields, everyone is connected, so you never want to leave a bad impression that could impact your employment prospects.
But how do you put the best put forward on job interviews? There are multitudes of advice online that you can sift through and choose what to take to heart, but really, only you know how to feel your best and most confident for job interviews.
One thing is…READ MORE →
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. Are you ready? Have you planned a romantic evening for your significant other? Are you going all out this year or keeping things low-key?
Sometimes the pressure to make Valentine’s Day special can be kind of annoying. Most of us just finished spending inordinate amounts of money during the holiday season, and now we’re expected to plan an extravagant celebration on Valentine’s Day, complete with a greeting card, fancy dinner, chocolate, and a sexy outfit? Eh… no thanks.
But whether you spend a thousand dollars or no money at all, or anywhere in-between – do you know what will really make your significant other’s day this Valentine’s Day? Seeing your…READ MORE →
is here for all your dental care needs. We’re proud to offer full dental care services for patients of all ages – from sweet, squishy babies to wise seniors, and everyone in-between. We’re committed to not only providing excellent dental services but also providing quality dental education for all our patients.
In that spirit, today we’d like to tell you about restorative care. You may be wondering, what is restorative care? Sounds like it might have to do with antique furniture? No, just kidding… restorative care is the process in which the dentist restores a patient’s teeth to their original structure.
There are many reasons why restorative care might become necessary. Decay, a cavity, a previous restoration that has failed, and tooth structure that has worn away over time, resulting in erosion,…READ MORE →
Many people procrastinate when it comes to taking care of their dental health, but that’s a really bad idea. It’s important to look after your dental health on a very consistent basis. Depending on your individual dental care needs, we recommend that most patients stop by our office for a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. If you’ve had dental health problems in the recent past, we may suggest coming for an appointment more frequently.
No matter how well you brush and floss each day, it’s more than likely that some plaque remains on your teeth. Eventually, this plaque hardens and can only be removed effectively by a dentist. If hardened plaque is left to accumulate on your…READ MORE →
Have you set New Year’s resolutions? It can be a fun tradition that keeps you moving forward with an expectation of progress in the New Year. The most common New Year’s resolution, of course, is to lose weight and become healthier. That resolution can be tough to keep because it involves changing a bunch of daily habits – namely, eating and exercise.
Have you thought about perhaps setting a more realistic New Year’s resolution this year? One that won’t actually be that difficult to keep, but will really make an impact in your life?
It’s easy when you come to and we’ll schedule your…READ MORE →
Many parents dutifully bring their children to regular dental checkups and cleanings throughout their toddler-hoods and elementary school years. All kindergarteners that attend public schools must have clearance from a dentist before being accepted into school. But when the preteen and teenage years hit, it can be more of a struggle to find time and energy to make sure kids continue coming to regular dental checkups and cleanings.
Plus, now that teenage hormones hit, it can be more difficult to convince kids of the importance of diligently looking after their dental health care needs. No one likes to have to argue with their teens and young adult kids about dental visits, but…READ MORE →
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