Your dentist’s priority is always to save your tooth. However, some situations can result in an extraction or loss of the tooth. A missing tooth in the front of the mouth can usually seem like a higher priority because of the huge impact on the appearance. But a tooth missing in the back of the smile can have a huge impact on your mouth. Missing teeth can limit your chewing and biting functions. Depending on the location of the missing tooth, your speech function can also be impacted. A dental implant can restore these functions for you, as well as adding some additional benefits. (more…)
When you find out that a dental extraction is the best solution for your oral health, you might cringe for a moment. Of course, you’re happy to solve the problem with the necessary treatment, so your smile is healthy again. However, when you’ve got questions for which you have no answers and you really want answers, it can make it difficult to feel optimistic about your care. Not a problem. Let’s get going with a Q&A session (and remember to ask anything remaining when we see you next).
While you’ll be using your smile an awful lot to grin, talk with friends, laugh, and enjoy yourself, you might not be quite as focused on your usual ritual when it comes to dental hygiene and protecting your oral health. Of course, this is where we come in! In addition to wishing you a very happy July 4th, we also suggest you take our brief quiz to make sure you enjoy your festivities and keep your teeth and gums safe.
If you’ve recently had a baby, have a baby on the way, or have just started to think about having one, there are a few things you should know about their dental health. Making sure that your child has happy and healthy baby teeth now will help ensure that they have straight and healthy adult teeth as well. What steps do you need to take to protect their oral health? What do you need to know about baby teeth? Here’s a baby teeth FAQ that can help you out. (more…)
If you’re using Invisalign treatment to get your teeth into proper alignment, then you probably want to keep that treatment as on track as possible (so you can achieve the final result you’ve been planning on). Unfortunately, if you’re not keeping up with the essential details (like wearing them often enough), you’ll find that your progress slows, it may take a lot longer to reach that final result, and other complications may arise. Good news! By answering our questions, you’ll know just what to do to begin making the most of your treatment (if you aren’t already doing so).
Particularly since the advent of the Internet, your ability to do things for yourself has become much easier. While this seems like it must be all well and good all the time, it’s important to remember that it’s not always better to try to accomplish something on your own (especially if that particular something usually requires professional treatments). As you may have already guessed, we’re talking about dental care here. Of course, you may run into some DIY (do-it-yourself) things that seem like they could work wonders for you. The truth of the matter is, however, they won’t. Not sure why we encourage you to avoid DIY care? Consider a few reasons!
Especially since your bite may have felt the exact same way for most of your life (since your permanent teeth came in, anyway), you might not know how to answer the following question: “What should my bite feel like?” As a result, of course, you might have a hard time determining on your own whether your smile is balanced or if, perhaps, misalignment is affecting your oral health. Thinking that you might benefit from Invisalign treatment but feeling very uncertain about things? Our quiz can help!