Improving a Tooth’s Appearance with a Crown

Chips, deep stains, old dental work and other imperfections on one or more of your teeth can leave you wanting to explore your cosmetic improvement options. Many people in a situation like this are interested in having the faces of the teeth in their smile fitted for custom porcelain veneers. But sometimes one or more… Read more »

Don’t Let Tooth Sensitivity after a Filling Dampen Your Smile

A healthy smile depends on healthy habits and if you are doing your part your teeth and gums will thank you. Sometimes a cavity will crop up and you will need a dental filling to keep your tooth going healthy and strong.  After a filling restoration, your tooth may experience temporary tooth pain, or tooth… Read more »

Early Symptoms of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer

Statistical research conducted by the American Dental Association found that 1 out of every 92 adults will develop some form of oral or pharyngeal cancer during their lifetime. While the average age of detection is 62 years old, risk factors such as regular tobacco use and frequent alcohol consumption can greatly increase the chances of… Read more »

Responding to Soft Tissue Injuries

Have you ever injured your gums, lips, cheeks, or lips—which are accumulatively referred to as soft tissue? As you probably know, if you fall or accidentally bite any of the soft tissue in your mouth, you could end up with a cut in your mouth. If this happens to you—or to a loved one—what would… Read more »

Cavities: Fact and Fiction

You’ve probably heard something about cavities—in fact, you’ve probably had a cavity or two. But did you know there are several misconceptions surrounding cavities? To help you separate fact from fiction, we’re happy to dispel some of the more common cavity myths. For example, you’ve probably heard that cavities are caused by sugar. This isn’t… Read more »

Gratitude Starts at Home

If you have been waiting all year to eat your favorite Thanksgiving food, you are in luck! You can eat all the turkey, cranberry salad and pumpkin pies your heart desires. Enjoying your food starts with the healthy function of your teeth and taking good care of your chompers will make every bite count! Daily… Read more »

Invisible Straightening With Invisalign®

Let’s face the truth; wearing traditional metal braces can be awkward, embarrassing, and uncomfortable. You cannot eat some of your favorite foods, brushing and flossing your teeth becomes a chore, and whenever you smile, your mouth gleams with metal. However, there is a system available that allows you confidence and comfort during a straightening treatment…. Read more »

Illuminating Lumineers®

Teeth can stain, chip, wear, or grow in crooked. Your smile may not look how you wish it would; however, you can completely change its appearance with Lumineers®. These are a type of dental veneer, a restoration of thin shells that cover the front surface of teeth. Learn more about how Lumineers differ from traditional… Read more »

The First Dentists Who . . .

Dentistry had to begin somewhere, and here are some historic dentists who were the first to make advances in the dental world. The First Dentist No one knows who the first dentist really was, but Hesy-Re has traditionally held this title. Though he was an ancient Egyptian scribe, his tomb has an inscription which reads… Read more »

What Is Tooth Reshaping?

This cosmetic dentistry procedure is also known as tooth contouring, odontoplasty, and enameloplasty. It involves sculpting and smoothing the shape of teeth by removing a small amount of the enamel tissue. This process is completed by sanding the tooth and then polishing it. Tooth reshaping is used to fix minor cosmetic issues in teeth that… Read more »