After years of being diligent about brushing and flossing your teeth, you’re wondering what new dental habits could benefit you. The turn of the decade is the perfect time to commit to a healthier version of you. With routine visits to your dentist, upgraded dental hygiene tools, and a more nutritious diet, you can keep your teeth and gums in the best possible shape. Read on to learn the importance of your mouth and why making a promise to optimize your oral health this new year is worth it. (more…)
December 30, 2019
November 11, 2019
Believe it or not, the year is almost over. As you shop for the perfect gift and enjoy the festive decorations, you’re probably not thinking about your dental insurance; however, it should be a primary focus. Your dental coverage is going to expire at the end of the year. If you’re like 97% of Americans, you haven’t reached your annual limits, which means you’re about to lose hundreds to thousands of dollars that could have been spent on maintaining your oral health. Don’t throw money down the drain. Here are 3 reasons to take advantage of your insurance before it expires.
October 18, 2019
In 2009, dental hygienists came together from around the nation to dub October as National Dental Hygiene Month. They believed that patients and professionals needed a time to dedicate themselves to learning about the importance of their oral hygiene routine and how they can make it more efficient and effective. Maintaining fresh and healthy teeth and gums isn’t limited to visiting your dentist for teeth cleanings and dental checkups, it also requires effort at home. Read on for some ways you can celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month and make your local hygienist proud. (more…)
September 1, 2019
Invisalign is a discreet and more comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. Instead of having to sacrifice your professional image at your workplace by dawning cumbersome brackets and wires, you’ll be able to straighten your teeth without your coworkers ever noticing. If you’re ready to start improving your smile and oral health with this modern solution, there are some things you’ll want to know before you get your first set of trays. Adjusting to life with Invisalign is easy, especially after you read these need-to-know facts about what you can expect in the first week of wearing your trays. (more…)
August 21, 2019
Do you feel nervous when you hear the phrase “root canal”? The procedure has a very negative reputation, to the point that 15% of Americans will avoid the procedure every year even if they’re told it’s necessary. However, a lot of the fear toward root canals is based on misconceptions, and the truth is that the surgery will do far, far more good than harm. Learn the truth between 4 common myths behind this highly misunderstood treatment.
July 19, 2019
As you’re getting ready to enjoy a fun night out with your friends, you catch a glimpse of your misaligned, crooked, and stained teeth in the mirror. In just a split second, your self-esteem crashes and you start to doubt whether you even want to go out anymore. Your smile shouldn’t keep you from forming new connections and doing what you love, but you’re not sure there’s a single treatment that could fix the variety of cosmetic imperfections in your mouth. Porcelain veneers can improve and conceal practically all of your issues with your smile! Read on to learn how you can boost your confidence and make your grin one of your new favorite traits. (more…)
June 25, 2019
Getting a crown is one of the most common restorative dental procedures. In fact, according to the American College of Prosthodontics, approximately 2.3 million implant-retained crowns alone were placed in a year. They’re versatile and can be used to restore as well as aesthetically improve your smile. Another plus is that it’s a virtually painless procedure, so you won’t have to worry about significant discomfort afterward. If you have a severe toothache or other symptoms, you may need the procedure. Read on to learn 3 ways your tooth could be causing you discomfort and how a dental crown could help. (more…)
May 3, 2019
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there’s no better solution than dental implants. Patients who choose this tooth replacement option receive greater stability and function, while also having increased confidence in knowing their smile will last for decades or a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. If you recently replaced your missing teeth, here are 5 ways you can care for your implants and extend the life of your smile.
April 9, 2019
You’re finally doing it! You’re going to straighten your teeth, and what’s more, you’ve chosen to do it with Invisalign—a proven, discreet, and efficient solution. During this treatment, you’ll get to continue eating your favorite foods, easily maintain your oral care, and achieve the final results much faster than with traditional braces. Invisalign seems like the perfect answer, but before you start, you should be aware that you could experience some discomfort, especially at first. After all, your teeth and gums aren’t used to having aligners on them, and these trays do apply force, albeit gentle, to your teeth to guide them into a new position. Here are five tips to help you alleviate your discomfort and stay on track for your straightening treatment. (more…)
March 6, 2019
You can’t stop. You are loving your new smile, and it shows because of how much your cheeks hurt from continually smiling. If you just received porcelain veneers to cover any imperfections on your teeth, you want to do everything possible to keep them looking their very best, right? Do they stain? Do I need special materials to keep them clean? Will they ever fall off or become damaged? Find out how you can extend the life of your veneers by following the guidelines mentioned in this article.