Which Dental Crown Is Right for Your Smile?

Which Dental Crown Is Right for You?For many years, crowns were made primarily of metal, which unfortunately posed a number of potential problems for many patients. Those with metal allergies or sensitivities might have had problems getting dental treatment, when metal was the only widely available option. Many dentists also recommended moms should not have metal crowns placed during pregnancy. Others discovered that metal crowns could be uncomfortable while eating, because of metal’s high conductivity. Fortunately, patients can now choose between a variety of materials for their dental crowns,, each with its own unique benefits. So being able to settle on the ideal solution for protecting your smile is now simply a matter of reviewing your smile’s needs during a consultation with your restorative dentist!

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Compelling Reasons to Chew Sugar-free Gum

Compelling Reasons to Chew Sugar-Free GumDo you enjoy chewing on a piece of gum after lunch? If so, you could actually be doing more than protecting your coworkers’ from the offensive smell of that garlic bread you had with your pasta. Research indicates that chewing sugar-free gum can actually be an effective way of helping to prevent dental decay. So, if you already have a habit of chewing gum, simply making sure to select sugar-free varieties could do your smile and your breath good. And if you’ve yet to get into the habit, of having a piece of gum after meals, here are some reasons general dentists suggest you start. (more…)

Preventive Care Can Keep Your Smile In Great Shape

Keep Your Smile In Great ShapeWhat does it really take to keep your smile healthy, and looking its best? Is brushing your teeth each morning and night enough? How about if you floss occasionally? Even if you think your smile seems healthy, because you’re not struggling with dental discomfort, is there more you could be doing to make sure you enjoy great oral health as you continue to age? The answer to that question is yes. There is likely more that could be done to help prevent dental issues, and to help keep your smile looking lovely. Perhaps best of all, preventive dental care might just be simpler than you think!

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Reasons to Seek Seamless Smile Restorations

Seamless Smile RestorationsDo you need restorative treatment, to cope with a dental issue like a progressed cavity or even a tooth infection? Are you hoping to correct your issues in a way that won’t wreck the beauty of your smile? If so, you’re in luck. Modern restorative dentistry offers a number of ways to correct problems in nearly seamless ways. Both fillings and crowns come in natural-looking finishes, which can improve both the function and appearance of your smile after a dental problem. So, there is no need to delay or fear treatment, when you have great and lovely options for restoring your smile. (more…)

Is It Time for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Is It Time for Cosmetic Dentistry?Do you find yourself holding that coffee mug in front of your mouth long after you take a sip? While your friends are tilting their heads backwards, laughing with glee, are you hiding behind a close-mouthed grin? Do you dread having your photo taken, regardless of how happy the circumstance? If so, it could be time for cosmetic dentistry! A cosmetic dentist can help hide the imperfections causing you to feel insecure, and more importantly, he or she can highlight the natural beauty in the smile you were born with. That way you can spend more time confidently enjoying your life, and less worrying about esthetic issues. (more…)

Honor National Children’s Dental Health Month with Your Kids

Care for Your Kids with Preventive DentistryYou may have already taken down the heart garlands and Cupid-inspired décor, now that Valentine’s Day is over. But that doesn’t mean your chance to celebrate a holiday is over until Saint Patrick’s Day. In fact, the American Dental Association is hoping parents across the country will seize the opportunity to spend February honoring a special occasion, National Children’s Dental Health Month. This is a chance to review basic dental hygiene skills with your kids, as well as to educate them about the importance of oral care, like regular exams and cleanings, so that they can spend this month, and their whole lives, enjoying healthy and beautiful smiles! (more…)

Do You Suffer from Canker Sores? Natural Ways to Heal

Heal That Canker Sore Fast with Home RemediesEven if your smile is in great shape, you could still find yourself suffering from a canker sore. Not only are they quite painful, they are quite common, too, and they can occur in children as young as two. Fortunately most canker sores don’t require a visit to the dentist or doctor, as they should heal naturally in a week or two. But if you’d like some relief in the meantime, or to help speed the healing process along, here are some simple home remedies that can help.

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Enjoy Your Meals Again with Dental Implants

Enjoy Meals Again with a Dental ImplantAre you getting sick of removing your dentures, because by the end of the day they’re uncomfortable? Are you tired of feeling worried when you eat, because you’re not sure your prosthetic will make it through the meal? If so, it is time to talk with your restorative dentist about the potential benefits of dental implants. Implants are a stable alternative to traditional dentures and they can provide even more stability than dental bridges. So if you’re looking for a prosthetic you can feel comfortable and confident wearing, a dental implant might be the best option for you. (more…)

Smile Confidently with a Modern Dental Crown

Attend the Boston Business ExpoHave you been suffering with dental pain because you’re worried about what restorative treatment will entail? Some patients think that the only way to restore the smile after a cavity, or even root canal treatment, is to get an unsightly gold crown. Others may already have crowns, which are causing sensitivity or even discomfort, but they don’t realize there are alternatives. Fortunately modern dentistry offers dental crowns made from a variety of materials, each of which can help address certain concerns, both functionally and esthetically. So if you want to restore your oral health, without detracting from your smile’s natural beauty, here are a few of the crown options now available. (more…)

Proper Hydration Is Great Preventive Dental Care

Water and Its Role in Preventive Dental CareWater, water you see it everywhere, and you know you should probably be drinking more of it. For years dentists have suggested eight glasses of water a day, as a minimum for staying properly hydrated. Yet most adults fail to come even close to this guideline, and that can leave them feeling more than thirsty. Drinking plenty of water is good for more than just your body; it is also essential preventive care to helping maintain a healthy smile. So even if you have failed in years past to follow through on the goal to start drinking more of it, here are a few compelling reasons to make this the year you finally achieve that important resolution. (more…)