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Save Your Tooth With Root Canal Therapy

Your teeth are more complex than they often get credit for. They aren’t just inanimate objects used for grinding up food. While the crown of your tooth does provide a straightforward function, there are also the roots of your teeth. These structures support the rest of your teeth and hold them firmly in your jaw bone. The roots of your teeth also have canals, which carry vital nerves and blood vessels from the pulp of your teeth into your jawbone. When one of your teeth’s roots becomes infected, it threatens the health of the tooth, and other oral tissues. You can save your tooth with root canal therapy. (more…)

Expect More from Your Teeth Whitening

Everyone experiences staining and discoloration on their teeth to some extent. That’s because the staining of tooth enamel is a totally natural process. Stains come from the food we eat, the drinks we drink, and the lifestyle habits we adopt. Teeth staining and discoloration are not permanent — that’s the good news. Teeth whitening treatment can drastically improve the quality and brightness of your smile. Perhaps you’ve tried some over-the-counter whitening products before. If you’ve had unsatisfactory results with these drugstore whitening kits, don’t let that sour you on the teeth whitening process! You just need a better treatment method. You should expect more from your teeth whitening, and your dentist can give it to you. (more…)

Braces Are a Long-Term Investment

It can be difficult to voluntarily take on a big project. Only when you know what you’re investing your time in does it become possible to sacrifice. Most kids would probably rather avoid dealing with braces. With their long treatment timetable — typically 12 to 24 months — braces are hardly an appealing prospect. However, braces are a long-term investment. Anyone with all of their adult teeth can benefit from braces. Braces slowly and consistently push and pull the teeth into alignment. It may be tough to realize in the moment, but proper tooth alignment goes a long way toward improving your overall oral health. When you consider braces for yourself or your child, remember that braces are a long-term investment. (more…)

Dental Implants Can Improve Dentures

If you haven’t fully explored your tooth-loss solutions, you may not be aware how versatile dentures are. Dentures provide an excellent option for extensive tooth replacement, regardless of age — they aren’t just a solution for the elderly. Partial dentures can replace a high number of teeth in your mouth while fitting around your remaining teeth. Dentures provide a life-like replacement that blends in with your existing teeth. They’re also an affordable option for a problem that can feel like a huge burden. The main drawback to dentures as a solution has been their lack of stability. Dentures typically don’t provide the same functional ability as your original teeth. When you use dental implants to stabilize your dentures however, it changes the game. (more…)

Dental Crowns Are So Easy with CEREC

In this modern age, filled with on-demand technology that makes life so much easier, shouldn’t you expect the same thing from your dentistry experience? Contemporary dental techniques and technologies have actually simplified many procedures for both dentist and patient alike. One such area is dental crowns. Dental crowns are a common treatment option for severe tooth decay. When your cavity gets worse, your tooth loses structural integrity over time. Simply filling the tooth isn’t enough. A dental crown acts as a cap that protects the vulnerable tooth from further damage from hard foods or bacterial decay. Crowns are great because they blend in with the appearance of the rest of your teeth. Crowns are even better and easier now, thanks to CEREC technology. (more…)