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Laser Dentistry: Sci-Fi comes to Oral Health

Dentistry has been going through numerous changes to the types of tools and techniques used to improve patients’ care everywhere. As dentists regularly update their equipment, one of the latest to come out of the wood-works is, you guessed it, lasers. Bright beams of heated light directed into a tiny pinpoint, these lasers have come…

How Does Dental Insurance Work?

Maintaining good dental health takes not only regular visits to your dentist but also takes a good understanding of how dental insurance helps cover the costs for your oral health treatments. However, amid the confusion of today’s highly-costing insurance companies and dental practices’ struggle with processing payments, patients using insurance has become a massive challenge…

The Many Benefits of Composite Resin

Did you know that there are two types of dental restorations known as direct and indirect restorations? Direct restorations, such as composite fillings, can be completed in your dentist’s office during a single appointment. Indirect restorations, on the other hand, must be fabricated in a dental laboratory before they can be cemented into the mouth.…

Traditional vs No-Prep Veneers

Among many of the restorative dental treatments available, partials have some confusion about their definition and purpose just by their name alone. Partial is a shortened term for partial dentures and is a viable cosmetic treatment for missing teeth. Dentures are one of the most affordable varieties of cosmetic treatments and implants, veneers, and crowns,…

Dental Problems Besides Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

When you visit your dentist for preventive dental cleanings, you are taking an important step to prevent dental problems. In fact, the risk associated with two of the most common dental problems, tooth decay and gum disease, can be significantly decreased by regular brushing, flossing, and teeth cleanings. However, there are various dental problems besides…

What Is A Composite Filling?

Patients who have discovered they need a filling are often concerned about the cosmetic consequences involved. Many of these fears find their source in these patient’s only having experience with older forms of dental filling, such as silver amalgam. Composite resins, also known as white fillings, are a newer form of restoration medium that mimics…

How Long Does Teeth Bleaching Last?

If you want to beautify your smile, but don’t want to undergo or pay for expensive cosmetic dental procedures, then you may be considering having your teeth bleached. Teeth bleaching is an affordable cosmetic dental treatment that removes years of stains and brightens your smile in as little as a single dental appointment. With professional…

Traditional Veneers vs. Lumineers

Veneers help cover discolored and broken teeth to appear glossy and white and are usually made of porcelain or composite resin material. Veneers look like a thin, tiny shell, and are bonded to the tops of the teeth to provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. However, with the wide variety of dental treatment options, dentists…

Different Types of Dental Crowns & Bridges

What are dental crowns? Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over the tooth. With these caps, it restores the tooth’s shape, size, and appearance. Dental crowns may be needed to protect a weak tooth, restore a broken or chipped tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, cover an implant, and cover a tooth…

3 Things to Expect When Visiting an Emergency Dentist

Once upon a time there was a teenager who loved to skateboard. While skating down the road one day, their skateboard hits a rock, plummeting the teenager into the sidewalk. As they begin to pick themselves up, they notice a piece of tooth on the sidewalk. A quick selfie shows a chip the same shape…

The Cardiac – Oral Health Connection

Your oral health is a vital part of enjoying life and having a smile that looks its best, but did you know that it could actually be critical to your longevity? Recent research has revealed that your oral health may have a broader impact on your overall health than was originally suspected. Patients who have…

5 of the Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Are there things about your smile that you wish you could change? Did you know that cosmetic dentistry can help improve these things? Cosmetic dentistry can restore damaged, decayed, or missing teeth while also improving the overall look of your smile.  Depending on the things you wish to change, cosmetic dental treatments can correct misaligned,…

Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

Dentist help take care of people’s teeth, encouraging flossing, brushing, and mouthwash as the best defense against infections and injuries. However, sometimes life happens, and before you know it, you have an injury that you don’t know how to handle. Most people have a simple idea of what to do when it comes to their…

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