In the past, a dental filling was made using metal, such as gold or amalgam. While effective, they didn’t blend with the smile and could be problematic for those with metal allergies, as well as young children and pregnant women. However, we can create a dental filing that is metal-free and will match your smile.
Dental anxiety is no fun. For many people, a fear of the dentist means avoiding crucial dental treatment, from routine cleanings to restorative procedures. Fortunately, to help those with anxiety, we have sedation dentistry.
While seeing the dentist is vital for keeping your smile healthy, you also need to be taking care of your smile from home. Otherwise, common, but serious, oral health issue can develop, from tooth decay or gingivitis. Let’s talk about the best ways to practice successful at-home hygiene.
We have a number of preventive treatments to help adults maintain optimal oral health. But what about kids? Like grownups, children benefit from preventive treatments that help protect their smiles from the onset of tooth decay, gingivitis, and other oral health issues.
We’ve recently discussed how a routine checkup is an essential part of keeping a smile healthy. In today’s blog, we would also like to examine the dental cleaning. Even if you brush and floss daily, you still need to undergo this routine preventive procedure to safeguard your smile against serious problems, such as gum disease.
We often talk about the common oral health problems we address, such as cavities, gum disease, or damaged (and possibly lost) teeth. However, today we’re going to talk about a less common oral health issue known as mandibular tori, which only impacts between 5% and 10% of people in the United States.
According to the American Dental Association, routine dental checkups are essential for maintaining healthy smiles. We agree and encourage our patients to see us regularly for an exam. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at what happens during your dental checkup!
According to the Centers for Disease Control, over half of adults 35 and older suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Without treatment, this disease can lead to uncomfortable symptoms, as well as a greater risk of adult tooth loss. What causes gum disease and what steps can you take to stay free of this serious oral health concern?
Do you feel anxious about visiting the dentist? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We understand that for many people. Seeing the dentist can be a scary prospect. Fortunately, we take time to talk to our patients, answer their questions, and provide a calm and comfortable visit. We can also help them with sedation dentistry.
Cavities impact patients of all ages, but children can be especially susceptible for multiple reasons, such as difficulty brushing and flossing properly, or excessive consumption of sweets. What can you do to protect your children from cavities? What preventive solutions can the dentist offer children?