Why Your Smile Needs Consistent Attention

Good dental hygiene isn’t the kind of thing that only benefits some people. It’s something that everyone needs to stick to in order to keep their smiles healthy and free of disease, and to avoid the potential need for more serious dental treatment later. However, the key to any dental hygiene routine being a good one is how consistently you stick with it. Today, we explain why your smile needs your consistent attention, and that of your dentist, to remain healthy for life and avoid some of the more serious problems that could threaten it. (more…)

Could Chronic Bad Breath Be a Warning?

Brushing your teeth when you wake up in the morning is a natural habit for most people, and it’s important to your oral health for many different reasons. The point is to remove the bacteria that have accumulated on your teeth, gums, tongue, and oral tissues throughout the night, and eliminating the common “morning breath” that accompanies them can be a huge relief. However, what if your bad breath doesn’t go away after you’ve brushed your teeth and rinsed your mouth? Today, we examine how chronic bad breath can develop, and what it could be a warning sign of in many cases. (more…)

Have You Lost a Tooth? Consider a Dental Implant Crown

Your smile is more than what you see on the surface, and when you lose a tooth, the loss can have more implications than you realize at first. For example, in addition to the loss of the tooth’s visible portion, called the crown, the missing root within your jawbone structure can have long-lasting impacts on your oral health and structures. Because of this, patients who experience tooth loss can benefit more by replacing it with a restoration that’s supported by a dental implant post. Together, a dental implant and crown can replace all of your lost tooth’s structure, which can have significant advantages for your immediate and long-term oral health. (more…)

What Could Losing a Tooth Lead To?

Many people who experience tooth loss realize that it’s a big deal for their oral health. That’s because many of the consequences are obvious, including the impact of the loss on your smile’s appearance and its effect on how your remaining teeth feel when you bite and chew. However, there are more consequences to tooth loss than you might be able to notice, and losing a tooth could lead to many other problems for your oral health if you don’t replace it. (more…)

Why Good Hygiene Doesn’t Always Prevent Dental Concerns

Sticking to a good dental hygiene routine is important to keeping your smile healthy, and many people recognize its importance. However, even when they brush their teeth twice and floss at least once every day, many people still experience the development of dental health concerns. The most common of these include tooth decay and gum disease, both of which stem from the buildup of oral bacteria on your teeth and gums. Today, we examine why good dental hygiene isn’t always enough on its own to prevent dental concerns, and what else you might require to ensure your smile’s continued good health. (more…)

What to Remember About Preventing a Cavity

In the course of caring for your smile, there are some threats that are much more common than others. For example, cavities are the most common tooth health concern, which is why much of your dental hygiene routine focuses on preventing the circumstances that lead to their development. Most importantly, that includes keeping your teeth clean of the oral bacteria that accumulate on them, as well as paying attention to things that could still put your teeth risk of becoming infected. (more…)

When to Ask Your Dentist if You Have Gingivitis

Not everyone who develops gingivitis realizes when they do. In fact, they may not realize there’s a problem until more severe gum disease begins to noticeably affect their gums and oral health. However, if you’re diligent, you may have a good chance of realizing that you have gingivitis before it becomes a more serious threat to your smile. With prompt care and attention from your dentist, you may have an even better chance of reversing or controlling the condition before it has time to cause damage to your gums and oral health. (more…)

Important Points About Tooth Extraction

When you learn that you need tooth extraction, it may not seem like a step toward preserving your smile. Until now, the goal of your dental hygiene and preventive care routines have been to help you avoid compromising or losing any of your healthy, natural tooth structure. However, if tooth extraction becomes necessary, it’s important to remember the vital role it will play in helping you restore your smile and preserve the rest of your healthy, natural teeth. Today, we examine a few of the most important points about tooth extraction, and what you should remember about seeking treatment as soon as possible if it becomes necessary. (more…)

Why Are Some Restorations Supported by Dental Implants?

Modern dental restorations can do a lot more to help patients preserve their smiles than they used to. In addition to repairing and protecting teeth that have compromised by damage or decay, they can also be custom-designed to replace one or more lost teeth to help rebuild your smile with lifelike results. When the goal is to replace lost teeth, many modern dental restorations can look, feel, and function more like healthy teeth when they’re supported by an appropriate number of dental implant posts. (more…)

Does Your Cracked Tooth Need a Dental Crown?

A cracked tooth might not always be as obvious as you’d expect it to be. You may not see all of the fracture, or any of it at all, and some fractured teeth don’t always hurt at first. Even if you notice and feel your cracked tooth, you may not realize just how important it is to address it, or what your best option for doing so may be. In severe cases, a dental crown may be the best way to fix your cracked tooth and restore its ability to function. However, for more minor cases of tooth damage, you may benefit from a more conservative restoration. (more…)