Have you ever heard the saying “too much of a good thing can be a bad thing”? It’s true for a lot of things, especially when it comes to our teeth! dental staining is often linked to drinking too much coffee, tea, and red wine. As much as we love these things, its best to limit them to maintain a bright smile! Of course, these aren’t the only factors—other causes of dental staining include tobacco use, dark-colored foods, poor oral hygiene, and aging. Luckily, there are several methods of teeth whitening that restore teeth to their natural brightness. Whitening toothpastes, gels, [...]
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A broken arm, chest pain, concussion, and difficulty breathing are all common reasons for visiting the emergency room. Most people know when a trip to the emergency room is necessary, but when to visit an emergency dentist can be a little ambiguous. For instance, what if you chip a tooth but it doesn’t hurt? What if you have a severe toothache that goes away with pain medication? These circumstances are common and most of the time a trip to the emergency dentist is necessary. Here are five of the most common dental emergencies: 1. Avulsed (knocked-out) tooth A knocked-out tooth is [...]
The phrase “smile makeover” is often associated with extreme makeover television shows but overhauling your smile doesn’t have to be such a dramatic process. Along with offering individual cosmetic treatments, dentists can create complete smile makeover treatment plans for patients. The process doesn’t have to be dramatic, but the results certainly will! If you have more than one thing you’d like to change about your smile, a smile makeover from an experienced cosmetic dentist could be just what you’ve been searching for. Still not convinced? Here are three reasons to consider a smile makeover: 1. Better oral and overall health Although [...]
There are several reasons a person might have a toothache. Teeth usually feel pain when the top layer of the tooth—the enamel—is damaged and exposes the inner layers. The pain may be sharp, dull, persistent, or throbbing. In some cases, a trip to the dentist may be necessary, however, there are several at-home remedies you can try to relieve the pain. In this blog, we’ll offer a few home remedies for toothaches and explain when it’s necessary to visit the dentist. Home Remedies for Toothaches It’s important to note that home remedies don’t treat the underlying problem of a toothache. So, [...]
A chipped tooth can make it difficult to chew and talk in some cases. It can also be uncomfortable since the tooth’s jagged edge can snag your tongue. The damaged tooth might lower your self-esteem. If you have a chipped tooth in Denver, the dental team at Metropolitan Dental Care can effectively restore your tooth for optimal health, function, and aesthetics. What Causes Chipped Teeth? A chipped tooth is a common problem that plagues many patients. There are several ways that you can chip your tooth. Some of the most common include: Tooth decay Biting on something hard Serious fall Trauma [...]