Dental bonding is an affordable and effective way to quickly improve the appearance of your smile. It involves the application of a small amount of composite resin onto the tooth. This tooth-colored material is then shaped and polished until it takes on a perfectly natural appearance and form. The result is that no one will be able to tell where the natural tooth ends, and the dental bonding material begins. Here’s a quick look at the top reasons why you might consider talking to a cosmetic dentist about this. Dental… Read More
If you’re missing a tooth (or teeth), you’ve probably wondered if a dental bridge is right for you. From implants to bridges, there are many options. The best way to determine which procedure is best for you is to speak to a dentist who specializes in cosmetic procedures. Bridges are a popular solution to replace missing teeth as it utilizes your surrounding teeth to hold your crowns in place. There are many advantages to choosing this solution. Here are 8 of them: #1 Jawbone mass doesn’t matter Dental implants are… Read More
It’s perfectly normal for teeth to become loose—but only if they are a child’s first set. If you’re an adult, a loose tooth can be quite alarming. There are several possible causes of this in adults. In some cases, a loose tooth can tighten back up. However, it’s always best to seek professional dental care, as it may require treatment. Furthermore, if the tooth is quite loose (such as from an injury to the face), this should be treated as an emergency that requires a quick visit to the dentist.… Read More
Athletes often pay particular attention to their physical health, but how much do they think about their oral health? With up to 39% of dental injuries attributed to sports and an estimated 50% of children sustaining an injury before graduation, it’s essential to understand the risks you or your child face as an athlete. Untreated dental injuries could lead to more significant (and costlier) problems down the line. If you think you may have experienced this due to sports or another activity, don’t wait to be seen. Schedule an appointment… Read More
Unfortunately, there is no set-in-stone answer. This is because everyone’s diet is a little different. If you are very careful to avoid pigmented foods and beverages, your teeth whitening results may last up to one year, or perhaps even up to three years! If you do consume berries, tomato sauce, wine, soda, tea, coffee, and similarly pigmented foods, you may need a touch-up appointment in about six to eight months. An appointment with a teeth whitening dentist is one of the easiest, fastest, and most effective ways to instantly improve… Read More
A person’s smile tends to be the first thing people notice when meeting someone new. So, to many, having a beautiful set of pearly whites is essential. However, when you have a traumatized tooth from an injury or previous dental procedure, whitening it may seem daunting. Still, it can be done and shouldn’t hold you back from discovering your options. Why damaged teeth become stained An injury can cause a lot of things to happen in your mouth—pain, breakage, misalignment, sensitivity, and color discoloration. The reason why the color can… Read More
There is a natural space between the upper and lower teeth at the front of the mouth. Normally, this space is only big enough to let the front upper teeth rest comfortably on the front bottom teeth. Some people have a larger space between their upper and lower front teeth. This condition is referred to as an overjet. Often caused by crowded teeth or thumb sucking, overjet bites can easily be fixed by Invisalign or other orthodontic treatments. Overjet Vs. Overbite Though commonly confused, there is an important difference between… Read More
Invisalign is a beautiful alternative to traditional braces, making it easier, more comfortable, and less noticeable to correct misaligned teeth. However, the same as conventional braces, there are some things you will need to give up in favor of straighter teeth. Here are some things you should not do with your new retainers: Don’t leave your trays at home To maximize the effectiveness, and to achieve results faster, you should leave your retainers in for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours each day. Essentially, you’ll only remove your trays… Read More
Invisalign is a popular way of correcting many types of malocclusion, or misalignments of the upper and lower arches of teeth. It’s a convenient cosmetic treatment because they are removable. You’ll take them out to eat and pop them back in when you’re done— which also means there are no dietary restrictions. Furthermore, since the aligners are made from clear plastic, the treatment is 100% discreet. You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing (unlike those bulky metal braces). While Invisalign is capable of fixing many types of malocclusion, including… Read More
Celebrities like Madonna, Vanessa Paradis, and Lauren Hutton are famous for their gapped front teeth, but for many people, this dental anomaly prevents them from smiling with confidence. The medical term for a gap or space between two teeth is diastema. While it is most commonly seen between the upper front teeth, diastema can occur just about anywhere. Gapped teeth can be hereditary or caused by habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. In some people, a space develops because of undersized teeth, or teeth that don’t grow in.… Read More
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