January 10, 2018
Comprised of thin layers of porcelain or ceramic material, dental veneers are among the most beautiful and sophisticated ways to enhance the appearance of teeth that have succumbed to decay or injury. Yet, traditional means of applying veneers require teeth to be “prepped” beforehand. Thus, dentists remove a small portion of the original tooth enamel to allow room for the veneer to be placed.
January 04, 2018
With an increasing focus on providing the best dental care possible, the 21st century dentist employs a number of advanced and sleek technologies. In regards to cleanliness, reliability and progress (Dental Economics), the use of new-age technologies continues to have a positive impact on patient care across the country. For specifics on how dental technologies advance your oral health, continue reading below.
December 14, 2017
There’s no question that smoking increases one’s risk for cancer and severe lung and respiratory illnesses, but does smoking result in oral issues and problems in the mouth? The answer is yes. Specifically, smoking advances gum disease and leads to a build-up of plaque and bacteria.
November 28, 2017
Are you suffering from pain in your jaw? Perhaps your facial muscles are stiff and tight, or maybe you hear a clicking sound when you open your mouth. When jaw pain is persistent and results in headaches, ear pain or ear popping, TMD (sometimes referred to as TMJ) may be to blame.
October 23, 2017
With a number of technologies on the horizon, orthodontics seemingly surpasses other specialties with innovative treatments and processes to enhance and straighten one’s smile. Thus, in an effort to provide top of the line orthodontic care, many dental professionals are turning to accelerated orthodontic systems.
September 27, 2017
When used in conjunction with other dental instruments, lasers allow for greater precision, while awarding patients a more relaxing dental experience. Surprising to some, laser dentistry has been used for roughly 20 years, and is suitable for a wide range of dental procedures.
August 23, 2017
It’s widely known that alcohol consumption is tied to specific types of cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease and cirrhosis or trauma to the liver. Yet, what may come as a surprise is that alcohol increases one’s risk of oral cancer dramatically.
July 16, 2017
While not everyone is blessed with a naturally white smile, numerous advancements in teeth whitening are making it possible for even the dullest of smiles to regain a youthful sparkle. Sure—a bright smile speaks of positivity, success, and overall well-being. Yet, there are psychological benefits associated with professional teeth whitening, including having a healthier outlook on life and greater confidence.
June 22, 2017
Many are surprised to learn that the extra space, or gap between teeth has a name. Medically speaking, it is called a Diastema, and while many children experience diastema when their primary teeth begin to fall out, diastemas may also occur for other reasons.
May 31, 2017
When patients hear about advancements in digital dentistry, some assume that a fancier “tool set” is the dentist’s way of increasing prices. Yet, strides in digital dentistry prove to reduce costs through accuracy, efficiency, and greater control, increasing patient convenience and satisfaction.