In today’s busy world, losing track of important daily tasks like brushing your teeth before bed is easy, and forgetting them. There are some very good reasons, however, why your dentist recommends that you brush your teeth before bed. You may feel that when you wake up in the morning, brushing your teeth will be enough to clean and protect your teeth and gums, but brushing at night is essential for good oral health.
Prevent Bacteria Buildup
Within the human mouth resides countless numbers of bacteria and proper oral hygiene helps reduce and prevent the build-up of those bacteria. Bacteria in the mouth are normal and necessary for oral health, but when they accumulate and start feeding off the food particles left on and between teeth, that bacteria corrodes enamel and leads to tooth decay. Continue reading
A smile is a valuable asset and the cure no longer has to diminish the natural beauty of your smile if cavities occur. Tooth-colored composite fillings allow you to keep your natural smile and to withstand the wear and tear of everyday life.
Materials In Composite Fillings
Composite fillings are a mix of plastic and glass. In addition to fillings, the composite material is also used for cosmetic improvements, such as changing the color of teeth or reshaping teeth. Tooth colored composite fillings maintain and restore your natural smile and are durable enough to hold up to the wear of daily chewing and speaking. Continue reading
Smile makeovers have become one of the most popular services in cosmetic dentistry today, and for good reason. A smile makeover can almost instantly improve the way you look and consequently how you feel about your appearance. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, but if it leaves you feeling embarrassed and self conscious, you are less likely to present a positive, confident appearance to the world. A smile makeover can dramatically improve your appearance and with it your life in general.
You Will Look Your Best
A smile makeover can help you get the beautiful, happy smile you deserve. Regardless of your current situation, we can combine any number of cosmetic services in order to help you see the results you want. Our goal for your smile makeover is simple, help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Continue reading
There are many cosmetic flaws that can mar the appearance of the smile, but few are as obvious as a chipped tooth. A chipped tooth, especially one toward the front of the mouth, can dramatically change the smile and is likely to leave patients feeling self conscious.
What Causes Chipped Teeth?
There are many potential causes of chipped teeth. While anyone is susceptible to the damage of a chipped tooth, those with teeth that have been weakened by erosion, decay, or extensive wear and tear are especially vulnerable to chipping a tooth. Continue reading
Sensitive teeth are a common problem that affects most individuals at some time in their lives. Sensitivity may arise from a reaction to a number of different stimuli. The level of discomfort will vary between person to person, depending on the cause and extent of the problem. Sensitivity may be experienced as a zing, a throbbing sense, or severe pain that lasts for hours at a time.
• Brushing Too Hard
Brushing your teeth too hard may wear down enamel or irritate the gum line, causing it to recede and expose the tooth’s sensitive roots. Continue reading
Both anorexia and bulimia are serious eating disorders. They occur when men or women have an extreme fear of becoming overweight. Both conditions have implications for your teeth because your body is not getting the minerals, vitamins, proteins and other nutrients that are needed to maintain good oral health and good overall health.
Why Eating Disorders Lead To Poor Oral Health
In addition to causing severe malnutrition and organ failure, eating disorders that continue for several years will detrimentally affect your teeth, gums and jawbone integrity. Continue reading
You can have perfectly straight and white teeth through one of many different cosmetic dentistry treatments designed to restore the health and beauty of your natural teeth. Whether you are looking to straighten your teeth, remove years of discoloration, or need a complete smile makeover, we offer professional and gentle cosmetic dental care to all patients who are looking to beautify their smile.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Years of consuming coffee, wine, and tea can cause yellowing and other discoloration which can affect the brightness of your smile. Zoom teeth whitening can help. Zoom teeth whitening had become one of the most popular teeth whitening systems because of its convenience and ease. The treatment only lasts one hour and you will leave our office with immediate results. Continue reading
Good oral health is essential to total health and well being at any age. However, in the early stages of a child’s dental development, it is important that they are taught and encouraged to keep their teeth clean and healthy. Below are some tips for teaching your kids smart dental hygiene habits.
Start Brushing Early
The American Dental Association recommends brushing your baby’s gums to get them used to the sensation. Wrap a soft washcloth or wet gauze pad around your finger and gently brush their gums after meals and before bed. As teeth start to grow, use a child’s size toothbrush with water, and start flossing when at least two teeth touch. Continue reading
Tooth decay causes oral health problems like dental cavities, and it affects most Americans to some degree. Oral bacteria grow on top of teeth and coat them. Acids released by these bacteria are directly responsible for decay as the acids bore into the teeth. Tooth decay can cause painful sensitivity to things like heat, cold and sugar, and more severe cases lead to constant pain, infections and even tooth loss. However, minor damage usually goes unnoticed as pain only occurs once a cavity has formed.
Causes Of Cavities:
• Genetics Or Biology
Some people are lucky enough to have super-strong enamel, robust immune systems and ample salivary proteins to kill off disease-causing bacteria. Continue reading
Your regular dental exams are an important part of your general dentistry hygiene and are instrumental in helping you maintain good oral health. From the moment our first tooth erupts, good oral care is vital. It helps keep your teeth and gums healthy, prevents problems that can lead to tooth loss, and helps you hold on to your natural teeth.
Common Adult Dental Concerns
Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. But, the only way to ensure they stay healthy and strong is to have routine dental exams and other thorough cleanings. Plaque, tartar, and bacterial build-up can leave your smile at risk for major complications. You may not experience any problems soon, but at some point you will, and therapy may be painful, not to mention costly. Continue reading