Category Archives: Dental Health

What to Expect at Your Dental Cleaning Appointment?

When you come in for your routine teeth cleaning you will be seen by both your dentist and a dental hygienist. The job of your dental hygienist is to check the health of your gums and teeth, as well as to clean and polish your teeth and offer any advice for at-home dental care. Here is what to expect from your next dental visit at our dental practice.

Cleaning
The main goal of a professional dental cleaning is to remove tartar buildup from your teeth and below the gum-line. While brushing and flossing properly and regularly at home will help to reduce plaque buildup, if you happen to miss spots here and there plaque easily turns to tartar, which your at-home toothbrush just can not remove. Therefore, you need to see your dentist to have tartar properly removed from your teeth. Continue reading

What Is Dental Bonding?

Nothing is more attractive than a healthy, beautiful, white smile. When you have a beautiful smile then you are more likely to show it off. And, as we all know, smiling can certainly boost your mood, alleviate stress and rev up your immune system.

About Dental Bonding
Dental bonding can be an ideal option for those looking to fix small imperfections and to improve smile aesthetics. Bonding is a cosmetic treatment that uses either tooth colored plastic or composite resin to apply to certain issues like discolorations, chips, cracks, unevenness or gaps between teeth. Instead of opting for more invasive procedures like dental veneers or crowns, bonding can easily make over a smile without any tooth preparation or irreversible changes. Continue reading

How Does Tooth Whitening Work?

If you are discouraged by your dull and yellow smile, you can safely and quickly revitalize your stained teeth with in-office whitening. Zoom WhiteSpeed is an in-office professional teeth whitening that improves smiles by as much as eight shades of color.

How Does Tooth Whitening Work?
Zoom WhiteSpeed is one of the most popular whitening systems on the market. This is an in-office appointment during which a special bleaching gel will be applied to your teeth. Once applied to your teeth, the bleach is activated by a specialized light that brightens and whitens your smile in just one appointment. Zoom WhiteSpeed comes with an in-home whitening kit that you can use for subsequent touch ups, if needed. Continue reading

Dietary Habits That Weaken Teeth

healthy-teethTo keep your teeth healthy and strong, you need to practice great oral hygiene including brushing twice daily, flossing at least once a day and visiting the dentist regularly. However, there are dietary factors that may lead to sensitive or weakened teeth and undermine your efforts. By avoiding these behaviors, you can maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Sugary Beverages
Consuming a lot of sugar, particularly in liquid form can cause tartar buildup, tooth decay, cavities and eventual tooth loss. This is particularly true of sugary beverages, which tend to wash over the teeth and stay in the mouth. Sugary drinks have also been shown to increase the risk of developing diabetes. Continue reading

Keeping Your Teeth White After Whitening Treatment

white-teethYou just had your teeth whitened, and you can not stop looking at how sparkling white they are. It is an incredible feeling to have a healthy, beautiful smile, which is why it is important to take the right steps to preserve its beauty. While teeth whitening does not last forever, these tips will help to make it last longer.

Avoid Stain Causing Beverages
One of the most common causes of tooth discoloration are drinks that can cause stains. These include soft drinks, tea, red wine, and coffee. While it would be a bit much to try and cut all of that out of your diet completely, limiting the amount of drinks that could stain your teeth or using a straw can keep your teeth white for longer. Continue reading

Common Dental Emergencies and What to Do About Them

beauty image of young asian womanDental emergencies are usually characterized by impending or actual tooth loss, oral pain, swelling or discomfort that the patient cannot resolve on his or her own. While most dental emergencies are not life threatening, they can certainly make it less comfortable and can lead to permanent damage. Below are some of the most common dental emergencies and how to manage them until professional medical attention is available.

Common Dental Emergencies
• Broken teeth
• Teeth that have been knocked loose or knocked out
• Unexplained toothache Continue reading

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic-dentistryOne smile can make all the difference in the world, it can change your mood, disarm a stranger, and impress the right people in a social or business situation. Our smile is usually the first thing that people judge when they meet us, which can be discouraging for those of us with less than perfect or damaged teeth. Fortunately, advances in cosmetic dentistry means that you can have the smile you always wanted.

Boost Your Health
Did you know that poor oral health does not only mean tooth decay and gum disease? People who do not take care of their teeth are more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems and pancreatic and oral cancer. Also, poor oral health is one of main culprits for frequent headaches and joint paint. Restoring your smile with cosmetic dentistry will boost your oral health and motivate you to implement regular and proper care. Continue reading

Addressing Tooth Discoloration After Trauma

teeth-discolorationWhitening your teeth can have a dramatic appearance if they are stained or discolored. If you have a tooth that has become discolored after trauma or injury, it can sometimes be treated successfully with whitening.

Causes Of Discoloration
Many factors can cause discoloration of the teeth, including food and beverages, aging, and certain medications. In addition, teeth can be discolored due to trauma or injury. This type of discoloration varies depending upon the kind of trauma experienced, the age of the tooth, and how quickly it was treated by a dental professional. Continue reading

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

tooth-decayEating habits and food choices can lead to tooth decay or cavities. Studies show that snacking on sugary foods and sipping sugary drinks all day long can damage your teeth. Plaque is a very sticky substance that adheres to a person’s teeth. Over time, the acid in the plaque will start to dissolve a person’s tooth enamel. This in turn leads to holes in the tooth, which are known as decay. There are a few measures you can take to prevent tooth decay.

Brush Your Teeth Daily
One of the most important things you can do is brush your teeth regularly and correctly. That is the first and foremost way to prevent against cavities, tooth decay and other unwanted germs in your mouth. Continue reading

Natural Oral Care Solutions for Whiter Teeth

white-teethOver the years as we grow older the enamel in our teeth begins to fade which results in staining and yellowing of the teeth. Many people resort to teeth whitening procedures to brighten their smiles back to their original shade. However, there are some things that you can include into your diet that can help brighten your smile.

• Pears, Celery And Apples – The high water content of pears, celery and apples helps stimulate saliva and cut down on acidity. Saliva helps clear your mouth of food debris, keeping your pearly whites clean.

• Water – Not only is water a good idea for health in general, it also boosts dental health. Water contributes to a white smile by decreasing acidity in your mouth. Acids can damage tooth enamel. Continue reading