101 Dalmatians Summer Viewing

dalmatianpuppyDo you love movies? How about movies about dogs? How about the idea of watching a movie about dogs in the outdoors during the lovely first days of summer? If you managed to answer yes to all of these questions – and chances are good that you did – you will want to call up your friends and let your family know that it’s time to prepare for a fun-filled evening.

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Sedation Dentistry FAQs

womanrelaxedsunflowersDealing with the unnerving thoughts that pass through your mind combined with serious anxiety regarding dental care add up to one not-so-great feeling about upcoming visits. The bad news is that skipping out on your dental care may result in significant side effects, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and worse. The great news is, however, that we have a tool that may help you schedule and attend your dental visits without a care in the world: We offer sedation dentistry for relaxing care. Does this sound like a solution that will help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful? If so, we invite you to look over the following sedation questions and answers for a bit more insight into what you can expect:

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Are There Advantages to Tooth-Colored Fillings?

advantages to tooth-colored fillingsWhen you think of a dental filling, your first thoughts may be of metal restorations that show through your pearly white tooth structure. Though many fillings are crafted from a mixture of metals (known as metal amalgam), today’s tooth fillings can often be made instead of more discreet composite resin. While their name indicates the most obvious benefit (they blend in with your tooth), there are several other advantages to tooth-colored fillings that can prove a significant benefit to your long-term dental health. (more…)

Facts About Nitrous Oxide

about nitrous oxide sedationNitrous oxide is commonly called laughing gas, and is an odorless and colorless gas used to relieve pain and anxiety during dental procedures. While laughing gas does not necessarily make you laugh, it can promote a sense of relaxation for people who may become squeamish before or during dental treatments. Nitrous oxide is inhaled orally and will not put you to sleep, although your speech may be slurred. (more…)

Preventive Dentistry and Why It’s Important

Preventive Dentistry and Why It's ImportantEvery day, while you may do so without realizing, you are taking preventive action against potential issues with little tasks that you do, such as brushing and flossing your teeth. This is known as preventive dentistry and is used to avoid and prevent issues from becoming just that, an issue. This is especially important when dealing with your dental health, as a lack of proper dental care can potentially lead to dental complications, such as tooth loss or decay, gum disease, or further dental issues. (more…)

The Benefits of Dentures

benefits of denturesPeople take small things, like chewing food or the ability to speak properly, for granted, until the loss of teeth makes these simple tasks almost impossible. If you lose your natural teeth, there are definite benefits to having dentures compared to leaving your mouth without an adequate number of teeth. Dentures are often-removable replacements made of a mixture of metal and plastic that rest on the gums where natural teeth were.  (more…)

What Is A Tooth Extraction?

tooth extractionWhen the word dentist comes to mind, it is often associated with having teeth removed. This is a procedure that is clinically known as tooth extraction and may be performed for different reasons. For instance, if you suffer from periodontal, or gum disease, your gums become damaged and decayed, and are no longer able to support surrounding teeth. When your teeth do not have the necessary support required to stay in place, a tooth extraction then becomes necessary. (more…)

What Is A Dental Crown?

dental crown can improve your smileA dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth in order to strengthen and restore a tooth’s shape and size. When a tooth has been damaged and is unable to fully support a dental filling, a dental crown may be set. Dental crowns can either be temporary or permanent, depending on the severity of the damage. From minor to extreme cases, there are many possible reasons why one may need a dental crown. (more…)

Treating Cavities with Dental Fillings

treating cavities with dental fillingsThere are many treatment options when dealing with dental complications. For instance, cavities are commonly a result of bacteria collecting and residing on the surfaces of your teeth. If left untreated, this may result in cavities and will require treatment beyond a routine dental cleaning. A common method for treating cavities is placing a tooth colored filling. Once a filling is placed, damage will appear nonexistent, allowing you to enjoy a complete, beautiful, healthy smile once again. (more…)

Why You Deserve to Know About Cavities

know about cavitiesUntil you are forced to deal with one, you might not consider knowledge about cavities something you have to learn immediately. Yet, the best way to deal with a cavity is to prevent it from forming, and understanding cavities is the first step to ensuring that you can protect your smile for life. Stemming from the dental disease known as tooth decay, cavities are the most-frequently experienced chronic condition among adults and children. Because they can cause severe, irreversible damage if allowed to, everyone should know about cavities and how to treat them, as well as how to prevent them from developing. (more…)