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Are dental implants worth it?

2020-05-28T07:06:11-06:00

Did you know that one-fifth of U.S. adults over 65 have no teeth? And 58 percent of American adults over 50 have fewer than 21 teeth? While the reasons vary, much of this is due to gum disease, cavities, and genetics. Sadly, when a person loses one tooth, they’re more susceptible to losing others. Patients suffering from tooth loss have the option of leaving the space empty or replacing it. We’ve discovered that the best route for most patients is dental implants. Read this blog to learn five reasons why dental implants are definitely worth the time, money, and effort. 1. [...]

Are dental implants worth it?2020-05-28T07:06:11-06:00

Need a complete smile makeover? We can do it!

2020-05-20T10:40:19-06:00

Going through life with a less-than-perfect smile can make every day a little more difficult. According to a study completed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, people with unattractive smiles are viewed as insecure, less successful, less kind, and less approachable. Imagine what effects this has on a person’s self-confidence and ability to get a promotion or second date! Thankfully, dentists offer complete smile makeovers for patients who want to improve the appearance of their smiles. If that’s you, continue reading to learn exactly what cosmetic dental services could be a part of your smile makeover plan! Our experts at [...]

Need a complete smile makeover? We can do it!2020-05-20T10:40:19-06:00

Lifestyle Adjustments and Treatments for Teeth Grinding

2020-05-15T07:06:31-06:00

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is often characterized by jaw stiffness or soreness, dental sensitivity, and tension headaches. Sound familiar? Because teeth grinding occurs mostly at night, most people don’t realize they suffer from it. Visit an experienced dentist today if you are experiencing any of those symptoms. Other side effects of teeth grinding include: Facial muscle fatigue Interrupted sleep Facial swelling Loose teeth Tooth pain Damaged fillings Gum tenderness Gum recession Popping or clicking of the jaw Neck stiffness When you visit a dentist, he or she will ask about your symptoms and conduct a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, [...]

Lifestyle Adjustments and Treatments for Teeth Grinding2020-05-15T07:06:31-06:00

Top 3 Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

2020-05-02T09:36:57-06:00

Do you cover your mouth when you smile? Have you tried giving up coffee, tea, or red wine to improve the appearance of your teeth? Do you edit photos to make your teeth appear brighter than they actually are? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to consider professional teeth whitening. When compared to over-the-counter whitening products, professional teeth whitening is obviously superior. Toothpastes, gels, trays, and strips may provide slight results over a few weeks or months, but in-office whitening helps patients achieve a bright, beautiful smile in what seems like an instant! Here are the [...]

Top 3 Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening2020-05-02T09:36:57-06:00

Tooth Replacement Options: Dental Implants, Bridges, and Dentures

2020-04-24T06:51:43-06:00

How do missing teeth affect you? Good question! If you have one or more missing teeth, your risk of infection, tooth decay, gum disease, and further tooth loss is heightened. Additionally, tooth loss is detrimental to the health of your jawbone. If there is no tooth root to stimulate the jawbone, it begins to deteriorate resulting in atrophy and significant aging. To reduce the chances of developing these oral health issues, the tooth or teeth must be replaced. Your dentist may recommend dental implants, bridges, or dentures. The option that’s best for you will depend on time constraints, budget, oral health, [...]

Tooth Replacement Options: Dental Implants, Bridges, and Dentures2020-04-24T06:51:43-06:00