Your mom always said it, and you always ignored it: “Did you floss?” What you heard was: “Are you sliding a weirdly smooth and tiny piece of string between your teeth while it cuts off the circulation in your fingers?” What you didn’t hear was: “Are you eliminating the risk of major oral and overall health problems when you get older?” You probably wouldn’t have cared either way, but isn’t the second question interesting? When you breathe, eat, laugh, smile, chew gum, and sing, you open up your body to the outside world. And it’s up to your mouth [...]
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You’re sitting down to watch a movie with your family when… CRUNCH. You bite down on a kernel of popcorn. The only words that pop into your brain that instant are “uh-oh”. It’s probably nothing, right? Wrong. You go to the bathroom and check to find your Jurassic Park movie night has just been interrupted by a chipped tooth. The worst part? It’s close to the front of your mouth, which means smiling just isn’t an option tomorrow. Or laughing. The only upside is you can almost suck through a straw without opening your mouth. Guess what? You are [...]
What’s The Difference Between Amalgam & Composite? To put it plainly, amalgams and composites are just two different types of fillings. Amalgams are known as “silver” fillings, while composites are natural tooth-colored fillings. Amalgam Fillings Amalgam “silver” fillings used to be the standard choice for all fillings. Made of silver, tin, copper, and mercury (which is necessary to bind the compound), amalgams are strong and long-lasting, though the least aesthetically pleasing of your filling options. Composite Fillings Composite fillings are natural tooth-colored, resin-based fillings that are made of ceramic and plastic materials. This type of filling was [...]
No One Wants A Toothache We know. A toothache is annoying. All your daily activities are clouded by constant pain, and what could’ve been a fun lunch out with friends turned into a smoothie to-go, because chewing just isn’t an option. It’s easy to try and ignore it, but after a while you have to accept that Advil and teeth-brushing aren’t going to make your toothache go away. A toothache can stem from multiple underlying issues, and it’s important to identify what is causing yours. The problem is, you can guess all day, but often a trip to the [...]
What is a CEREC Crown? If you've ever had to wait on a crown before, you'll understand why a CEREC crown is a big deal. Often, a tooth will get chipped or will crack. A crown is necessary to strong-arm the broken tooth and keep it in place. This not only protects your smile, it also returns it to its full beauty! In the past, you would've had to wait weeks. With CEREC, our staff can diagnose the root of the problem, create impressions of the tooth, and use our high-tech CEREC machine to design your crown in [...]
Safety First Teeth are kind of like icebergs. Up above everything looks fine, but you have no idea what's under the surface. That's why it's crucial to get X-rays when you go to a dentist office. You may think that your mouth is in perfect condition, but your beautiful smile may be hiding some little surprises for you. Why They're Important Digital X-rays are so precise they can pick up surprises under more than just teeth. They expose everything underneath all the previous dental work you've gotten done. In other words, they see straight through any crowns or fillings that [...]
A Closer Look Intraoral cameras are like the perfect dental assistant - obnoxiously detailed, speedy, and good at keeping records of previous visits. Cool Fact #1 To keep it simple, an intraoral camera is a small camera that captures the outside of the gum and tooth in meticulous detail. One major benefit is that it can diagnose dental problems early. For instance, maybe you brush your teeth regularly and are an A+ dental patient, but the intraoral detects tooth decay. One little cavity later, and you're looking at a smaller dental bill because we caught the problem early! [...]