If you have chipped, crooked or yellow teeth, you may be considering having cosmetic dentistry done. You should look over your dental insurance plan before making the appointment. There are very few plans that cover cosmetic dentistry, and if they do it is normally not for the full amount. Armed with the information, make an appointment for a regular checkup. While there, discuss what it is you want done, and ask if there is a way the work could be necessary to your oral health and therefore considered general dentistry.
17 December 2015
If you have a problem with one or more of your teeth, you may be a good candidate for crowns. Dental crowns are a good option for many problems because they give you a permanent way to protect what's left of your affected teeth without a very invasive procedure. You can learn about some of the problems crowns can help in this article, as well as information on how they are put on.
30 November 2015
If you're dealing with a tooth that's been knocked out, you're going to need to act fast. With the right care, your dentist may be able to save the tooth and prevent permanent loss. Here are three steps you should take to properly care for the missing tooth. 1. Stop the Bleeding There may be a lot of blood when a tooth gets knocked out. You're going to need to stop the bleeding as soon as you can.
11 November 2015
Part of keeping your kids healthy is to make sure they visit a dentist regularly. The right dentist can address the oral needs of your children from infancy through high school. Here is a guide to help you pick the right dentist for your family's needs. Pediatric care You want to choose a dentist who specializes in pediatric care. A pediatric dentist is best able to detect and treat issues that are common to very young children, such as teeth deformities from thumb sucking and cavities or enamel erosion from excessive bottle use.
22 October 2015
Dental cavities comes in all shapes and sizes, so the treatments do too. One common treatment to correct the damage caused by a cavity is to have a crown put on the tooth. The dentist must make a judgement call on these cases because sometimes the tooth cannot withstand the amount of drilling that needs to be done to remove the decay. Other reasons for a dental crown are to correct tooth problems, cover broken or discolored teeth, and to make a cosmetic modification.
7 October 2015
Black spots or stains on your teeth can be caused by a number of things, and while not all of them are necessarily indicative of major dental problems, you should still take them seriously until you find out more about what's causing them. In most cases your dentist should probably help you identify what the problem is, but if the problem is a result of something outside of your dental hygiene, you may want to see a doctor as well.
21 September 2015
Dental care is an important aspect of everyone's life, yet the key to developing good habits is starting young. As such, it is very important to not neglect your child's dental care. Far from just developing good habits though, having your child involved with pediatric dentistry is important in their physical development as well. Here are some reasons why your child's dental care are important for the rest of their life.
27 August 2015
Is your child afraid to go to the dentist? It's common for kids to be nervous or scared to visit the dentist, but your child's fear is one that can be beat. In fact, most of the time, a child's fear of the dentist can be conquered by educating the child and helping him or her complete a few relaxation techniques before the appointment. Check out these tips for helping your child conquer a fear of the dentist.
11 August 2015
If your teeth are dull or yellow, you may find yourself hiding your smile. Professional whitening treatments will remove the stains that are destroying your smile. But, sometimes your busy schedule just won't allow for a whitening session. That doesn't mean you have to deal with yellow teeth until you can schedule another whitening treatment. Here are a few natural methods to help keep your teeth white between professional treatments.
26 July 2015
Everyone knows that good oral hygiene starts with a toothbrush and some toothpaste, and that they shouldn't skip the floss! Did you know that having a tongue scraper can also benefit you and your oral health? Here are some of the reasons why anyone and everyone should have a tongue scraper in their bathroom and use it each and every day to touch up those taste buds. Bad Breath Got You Down?
13 July 2015