Cosmetic Work Can Address Problems With An Unsightly Tooth

You may find it hard to feel confident in your smile when you feel people are drawn towards that one unsightly tooth that fails to fall in line with its neighbors. A single tooth that is discolored, visibly damaged, or simply seems out of place because of its size or position can create a frustrating disruption. Fortunately, your dentist is able to address the problem with cosmetic dental work. By identifying the appropriate treatment, and making plans to address the situation, they can do stunning work that can transform your appearance. It should be noted that if your flawed tooth leads to functional issues, your dentist may suggest having a dental crown placed. (more…)

Professional Cleanings Can Address Plaque And Tartar Buildup

Every time you brush and floss your teeth, you are protecting your smile by removing accumulated plaque and food debris. Effective preventive dental habits can keep your mouth clean of harmful agents, and keep your risks for cavities and gum disease lowered. Unfortunately, plaque may gather over time, even when you take care to protect your teeth. A buildup of plaque can eventually harden to tartar, a substance that can resist your daily cleanings. Fortunately, your hygienist can offer a professional dental cleaning at every checkup. During this cleaning, your smile can be thoroughly cared for, and you can look forward to having plaque and tartar removed from your teeth. (more…)

Have Your Teeth Shifted After Orthodontic Work?

People who undergo orthodontic work at an early age can feel confident their teeth will remain in their new positions. Unfortunately, many patients will see their teeth start to revert to their earlier alignment over time. This can happen when patients fail to use their retainers properly, but other problems, like the late arrival of wisdom teeth, may cause the shifting of teeth. If you want to fix your alignment issues, but dislike the idea of having metal braces placed on your teeth yet again, talk to your dentist about Invisalign. With Invisalign treatment, you can use discreet aligners to bring your teeth back to their corrected positions. In addition to being hard to notice, Invisalign aligners can be less intrusive, as you can briefly remove them when you need to eat, or when you clean your teeth. (more…)

Protecting Your Smile With A Custom Mouthguard

If you have ever experienced dental trauma, you can be all too familiar with how distressing – and painful – this kind of injury can be. Serious harm can make emergency care necessary, but even a seemingly minor injury can require restorative dental treatment. Because they can face real risks for injuries that affect their oral health, many athletes make sure to wear a mouthguard when they play sports. Store bought guards can offer some help, but they can leave you with less protection than you desire. They can also feel awkward, because they are not sized to fit your mouth. Your dentist can create a custom mouthguard that fits comfortably, and keeps your smile safe. A mouthguard can also be constructed for individuals who experience bruxism, which causes them to grind their teeth during sleep. (more…)

Dealing With A Cavity That Has Spread To Your Pulp

Once a cavity has formed, your dentist’s help will be needed to stop its growth, and spare your tooth further harm. When you seek restorative dental care at an early stage, your dentist can address decay while it only affects your enamel. However, if you fail to seek treatment in time, a cavity can create problems for the interior of your tooth. Patients with advanced cavities can experience tooth pain and sensitivity because bacteria have infected the living tissue in their pulp. In addition to causing discomfort, this can lead to damage that can kill your tooth! If you experience this problem, your dentist can restore your tooth by performing a root canal treatment. (more…)

Making Sure Your Teeth Whitening Efforts Are A Success

How can you make sure that your efforts to whiten your teeth end with you showing off a significantly brighter smile? The type of whitening treatment you use certainly matters. You may be less than thrilled at the degrees of change provided by a whitening toothpaste, or another store bought whitening treatment. If you want to see impressive improvements, talk to your dentist about a professional teeth whitening procedure. You can choose between going in for a treatment at your dentist’s office, or taking home a professional whitening kit. Both of these options can lead to amazing results! If you want to learn more about the different cosmetic dental procedures your dentist can offer, you can set up a consultation to discuss the kinds of changes you would like to make. (more…)

Making Plans To Restore An Incomplete Smile

Your incomplete smile can enjoy a remarkable recovery when you rely on modern prosthetic dental care. Many people looking to replace missing teeth will receive a dental implant, or several implants, to hold their restoration. Dr. Johnson can provide you with a life-like, durable restoration that can provide years of valuable support. Because your prosthetic is held in place with implant support, you can feel more confident when you bite and chew, and you can be free of worries about its stability. In addition to the daily benefit of a more comfortable, functional prosthetic, you can also enjoy better health. (more…)

Providing Excellent Care For Your Child’s Smile

Children, particularly younger children, can require a special degree of care when they visit the dentist. One concern is about their potential anxiety over dental care. Because of this, your dentist will work to provide the best possible experience during your child’s first visit. That way, they can feel at ease during future appointments, and more at ease while they undergo care. Of course, this is not the only matter where younger patients differ from older ones. During a child’s dental visits, they can receive instructions about how they should approach brushing and flossing, so they do a better job preventing problems at home.  (more…)

Are You Due For A Dental Checkup?

How often should you go in for a routine dental checkup? Are your teeth receiving the proper level of professional care to stay healthy? Unless your dentist sees a reason to put you on a different schedule, you should plan to receive routine preventive care every six months. Individuals who keep up with their ongoing treatments can have an easier time avoiding cavities. If your dentist does identify a problem that needs their care during one of your appointments, you can have that necessary care arranged before complications begin to develop. (more…)

Ready To See What Porcelain Veneers Can Do For You?

Your smile is a prominent feature, and it can have a significant role in how confident you feel about your appearance overall. Even one relatively minor flaw in your smile can have a big impact, but multiple concerns about your teeth can make the idea of cosmetic dental work feel intimidating. How much time will it take for your dentist to make the changes you want to see? How many procedures will you need to undergo? Patients looking to make dramatic changes can be thrilled to learn how porcelain veneers can help them. By having veneers created and placed, you can see a dynamic overall improvement with this single procedure! (more…)