When it comes to needing dentures, all of the options and information can be overwhelming. Your doctor will guide you in choosing the best option for your specific needs, but…
We all likely have a pretty good idea of how to keep up with our oral health, for example brushing, flossing and going to the dentist. Many people, however, are…
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Halloween Candy Buyback we hosted November 5th, 6th, and 7th. With your help, we were able to send 91 pounds of candy to Operation Gratitude who will distribute the candy to the troops overseas, Veterans and first responders. We loved helping to teach kids about doing good while protecting their teeth.
The popularity of implants is skyrocketing with 500,000 Americans getting dental implants every year! To date, there are about 3 million people in the United States that have them. For those who have not had them or are not familiar with this incredible technological advancement, many questions may arise. Learn more here about this increasingly popular procedure and why it is being used.
Car accidents are traumatic. They can have detrimental effects on the health of your teeth. If you’ve suffered other serious injuries during your accident it may seem like dental injuries are the least of your worries. However, you should see a dentist as soon as possible to assess your injuries and create a plan of action. If you’ve had teeth knocked out in a car accident or suffered other injuries to your mouth, waiting to see a dental professional can worsen your condition and slow down the healing process. The pain you’re feeling will only worsen without treatment.
Whether you’re experiencing tooth damage, tooth loss, or the early signs of TMJ, a dentist can help you renew your smile and walk alongside you toward the path of healing. If you’ve been in an auto accident and had to go to the emergency room, it’s also important to know that if your ER doctor mentioned “mouth” or “teeth” in their report sometimes you can bill your medical instead of dental insurance.
For those who haven’t had a root canal before, you might not know everything that goes into this treatment. You’ve possibly heard stories from friends about the procedure that ends with “take care of your teeth to avoid this.” If you do need a root canal, you might be wondering about how it happened and how to get it treated. A root canal is a relatively routine procedure that can be prevented by brushing and flossing regularly. Learn more about root canals and how to prevent one in the future.
Even if your child already knows how to brush their teeth by themselves, getting into the routine of brushing twice a day can be tricky. The ADA recommends that everyone, even children, should brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. However, this can be hectic along with getting the kids to school, going to work and other kids that also require attention. Sometimes kids just simply don’t want to brush their teeth or get dental anxiety. Try out our tips and tricks for making teeth brushing fun for kids and how to integrate it into their routine. (more…)
Our patients may need a crown put on a tooth for a variety of reasons. Crowns are dental caps that cover a tooth that has decayed beyond the extent of repair via filling, recently undergone root canal therapy, cracked or broken, or for esthetic improvement. A crown can be a time consuming dental procedure but ultimately helps strengthen your damaged tooth. With CEREC crown technology, you can have a crown on your damaged tooth in just one appointment. A CEREC crown can quickly help you regain your confidence and bring your smile back to its original glow.
Becoming a dentist involves a lot of hard work but gives you a rewarding career that’s unique from any other field. In fact, U.S. News & World Report has consistently listed dental industry professions as their “100 Best Jobs” with dentist ranking #2 on the list. If you’ve ever been intrigued by what a dentist does day-to-day or are fascinated every time you visit the dentist, a career in dentistry could be in your future. As a dentist, you’ll find yourself in a position that allows you to be creative and help others improve their oral health. We can help you learn more about a dentist’s career path and what it takes to become a dentist, while answering questions you have such as “How long does it take to become a dentist?” (more…)