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5 Reasons to Choose White Fillings

2020-10-19T10:12:41-06:00

What’s worse than a cavity? How about having it filled with unsightly silver mercury that stands out in your mouth for the world to see? Yikes! Even if you have to deal with tooth decay, it’s not as bad as you might think since you can choose a white filling. These fillings have grown in popularity over the past several decades because of the benefits that they boast. At Metropolitan Dental Care, any one of our talented dentists can use this option for damaged teeth to improve their appearance and enhance function. White fillings can help restore your oral health and [...]

5 Reasons to Choose White Fillings2020-10-19T10:12:41-06:00

Professional or Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening: Which option is best?

2020-09-28T15:07:07-06:00

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, [...]

Professional or Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening: Which option is best?2020-09-28T15:07:07-06:00

When would I need an emergency dentist?

2020-09-28T14:38:54-06:00

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 [...]

When would I need an emergency dentist?2020-09-28T14:38:54-06:00

4 Major Reasons You Should Consider A Smile Makeover

2020-09-22T10:19:13-06:00

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 [...]

4 Major Reasons You Should Consider A Smile Makeover2020-09-22T10:19:13-06:00

I have a toothache. Should I visit my dentist?

2020-09-15T12:27:16-06:00

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, [...]

I have a toothache. Should I visit my dentist?2020-09-15T12:27:16-06:00