Getting your teeth professionally whitened is one of the best and most effective methods for obtaining a whiter smile; however, there are certain conditions that prevent people from being good candidates for this procedure. Here are four questions to ask yourself to help determine if teeth whitening is right for you at this point in your life. Are Your Stains Intrinsic or Extrinsic? The first thing to think about is the types of stains you have on your teeth.
2 October 2017
Clenching your teeth can damage tooth structure and hurt your gums, not to mention make the muscles in your face hurt and interrupt your sleep. Clenching is often but not always accompanied by grinding your teeth. It can be difficult to stop clenching your teeth in your sleep because, obviously, you're not conscious. But if you're also clenching your teeth during the day, you have a chance to consciously reduce the risk of damage to your teeth.
3 September 2017
Are you a woman who has always lacked confidence? Or, maybe you had plenty of confidence at one time but as you've gotten older, your appearance has sent your sense of self-esteem plummeting. No matter what the reason is that you lack confidence about your looks, there are some things you can do to increase it or get it back. Here are three things you can do to be more confident about the way you look:
16 August 2017
There are subspecialties within the field of dentistry. Knowing what these subspecialties are can help you to find a dentist who can best help serve your needs. Whether you have small children or you have a fear of going to the dentist, there are ways to get the help you need: Services Provided by a Pediatric Dentist Helping small children develop a positive and lasting relationship with the dentist is a critical component of promoting good dental hygiene for years to come.
9 July 2017
If you have small children, you may have already encountered the discomforts of wiggly teeth. Teeth are normally shed around the time a child enters elementary school, and the process is completely natural. The primary teeth become loose and eventually fall out, making room for adult teeth. Although the process of shedding teeth is not usually painful, it can be bothersome. Little ones sometimes complain about the sensation of a loose tooth moving about.
9 July 2017
Losing a tooth can be hard, and you may want to have your tooth replaced as quickly as possible. While solutions with the placement of a bridge or a partial denture can help to restore your smile quickly, these options do not restore your tooth as permanently as they should; dental implants can. Implants are also healthier than some other replacement options. They Encourage Bone Growth Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that actually helps to rebuild your jaw.
25 May 2017
You have decided the best way to recover the smile you once had is to get dental implants and have scheduled your initial consultation with a cosmetic dentist to get started. While you are waiting for the day when your road to a new smile will arrive, you may be wondering what you should be doing to get prepared. Dental implant surgery can take several visits to the dentist or surgical center to complete, and can be complicated depending on how many teeth you are having replaced.
16 May 2017
If you have developed something that looks like a crack in your front tooth, but you don't feel anything like pain, you could have a craze line. This is a tiny crack in the enamel of your tooth that doesn't penetrate all the way through to the dentin. Because a layer of enamel is still intact, a craze line is more of a cosmetic issue than anything else. However, it can still be disturbing to look at, so here are a few things you can do to make that craze line look a lot better.
4 May 2017
If you have a few missing teeth, you may be trying to determine which method of replacing them is right for you. If you've heard about dental implants, you could be wondering if they would work for your smile. As it turns out, dental implants can not only perfectly restore a smile, but they can help out your remaining teeth, too. Keep reading to learn how dental implants could benefit your teeth and oral health.
27 April 2017
If you have recently had your teeth pulled and have started the denture process, then you may be concerned about the initial wear period and how you will get used to your false teeth. This is an issue for many elderly individuals, and you may end up making some mistakes as you start to get used to your dentures. This is common, but you do want to avoid some serious wear mistakes, especially when you first begin wearing dentures.
26 April 2017