There’s no place like home for the holidays—as the song goes. But getting there can be stressful! Whether you’re catching a flight or driving in a car, taking care of your smile is probably not the first thing on your mind. But unlike you and your family, oral bacteria don’t take a break, and if you’re not careful, the holiday season can end with a cavity or two. So here are some tips to help your teeth and gums weather holiday travel and stay healthy.(more…)
November 17, 2023
October 16, 2023
If you’re like most humans, you try to avoid experiencing pain as much as possible. You may even steer clear of certain higher-risk activities like bungee jumping or skateboarding, so you don’t hurt yourself. When your dentist says that your tooth needs a crown, you worry—will it hurt? Is getting a dental crown painful?
Knowing more about this restoration can put your concerns to rest!(more…)
September 13, 2023
After a while tolerating pain in your jaw, you are ready to seek help. Because the pain isn’t in your teeth but your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), you consider making an appointment with your physician. However, a medical professional shouldn’t be your first go-to resource for this kind of problem—your dentist is! Keep reading to learn reasons you should turn to your dentist in this situation.(more…)
August 11, 2023
Living with an incomplete smile is not an ideal situation. The problems that can occur as a result, such as eating and talking, can make life far more challenging than necessary. But as you contemplate the idea of dental implants to replace your teeth, you may begin to wonder if you’re eligible for treatment. While it is true some issues can make success difficult, which we will discuss in this article, most patients can move forward with the help of various preliminary procedures.(more…)
June 14, 2023
When you first got your veneers, you felt like a million bucks! You couldn’t stop smiling and showing off the results. No doubt you wanted never to lose that feeling. The good news is that if you take good care of your veneers, you don’t have to!
Veneers are pretty durable, but if you buy and use the wrong kind of toothpaste, they can wear down more quickly. Keep reading to learn which toothpastes could shorten your confident smile’s lifespan and how to lengthen it with healthy choices.(more…)
May 12, 2023
As an adult, you’ve already lost all your baby teeth and received your grownup versions, but one in particular stands out for the wrong reason. It’s much smaller than the teeth around it. When you talk or smile, you are always cognizant of this little tooth calling attention to itself, making your smile look unbalanced.
Well, did you know that your dentist has not just one possible solution to correct small teeth but three? Learn the basics about the procedures that could help yours be a more appropriate size.(more…)
March 11, 2023
It’s estimated that between 30 and 40 million Americans have some level of dental anxiety, a fear of dentists that stands between them and getting the care they deserve. Whether you’ve had bad experiences, heard horror stories, or have just been put off by the portrayal of dentists in the media, sedation dentistry can help to put you at ease before a necessary treatment.
That said, this presents yet another problem for some people: the cost of sedation. If you want to learn a little more about how much feeling at ease is likely to cost you, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.(more…)
February 22, 2023
When you look at celebrities’ smiles, they are perfectly aligned. In some cases, the star has had veneers placed over their teeth. In others, they have undergone Invisalign treatment. For your own smile, you aren’t sure which one will give you the results you’re looking for.
While both veneers and Invisalign involve permanent changes to your teeth, they are quite unique in how they accomplish results. Keep reading to learn the differences between them and when each one would be the right option.(more…)
February 10, 2023
Ping! You feel your tooth twinge with discomfort as you take a healthy sip of coffee in the morning. That’ll wake you up!
Although tooth sensitivity can be alarming and annoying, does it mean you need to seek emergency care from your dentist? Maybe or maybe not. In this post, you’ll learn why your tooth might be giving you grief and when to take emergency action.(more…)
January 6, 2023
In terms of replacement teeth, dentures and bridges are pretty effective. After all, they fill the gaps in your smile and look quite natural! That said, these prosthetics don’t stop the aged look that tooth loss causes. Only dental implants prevent and reverse this effect. If you’d like to learn how they do so, your Midland dentist is happy to explain. Here are four things implants do to help your face look vibrant and youthful.(more…)