Can You Fix My Chipped Tooth?

The simple answer is yes, your dentist can fix your chipped tooth. The question of how your chipped tooth will be fixed depends on how severity of the chip. Your dentist can both restore the appearance of your tooth as well as the function. A chipped tooth can be vulnerable to further damage, so it is important for it to be protected. Fixing a chipped tooth protects it against the dangers of that potential damage. Depending on your needs, your dentist may use a variety of options to repair your chipped tooth: bonding, porcelain veneers, or a dental crown may all be used.  (more…)

FAQs About Dental Implants

The loss of an adult tooth can lead to a loss in your ability to bite and chew. It can affect your speech. Tooth loss can even lead to a loss of bone density in your jaw. Dental implants are small, bio-compatible titanium posts that are inserted into your bone to support a restorative replacement, such as dental crown, dental bridge, or denture. The implant provides stability for the replacement like your roots provide stability for your natural teeth. In addition to providing support, implants also help preserve the integrity of your jawbone structure that supports the rest of your teeth. (more…)

How Do I Brighten My Smile?

A dull, yellow smile can be distracting when you look in the mirror. It may make you feel less confident in pictures, conversations with other people, or even feel self-conscious about laughing. Your smile should make you feel confident. One of the fastest and easiest changes you can make to the appearance of your smile is to the color of your teeth. If you have stains set in from lifestyle habits like drinking coffee or smoking cigarettes, whitening your teeth can remove the stains. Even if your teeth are just dull from age or from years without a good cleaning, a whitening treatment can make a big difference.  (more…)

Try Our Porcelain Veneer Quiz

Cosmetic flaws in your smile are only flaws if and when they make you feel insecure. If you have imperfections like a large gap, chips, cracks, deep intrinsic discoloration from within the tooth, uneven teeth, or teeth that are differently shaped or sized that make you feel less confident about your smile, then porcelain veneers may be the solution for you. Porcelain veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry that can solve many different cosmetic issues at once which can give you the smile of your dreams. Try our porcelain veneer quiz to see how much you know about this cosmetic option:  (more…)

5 Ways You Can Prevent Cavities

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world in both adults and children. While it is highly common, it is also very preventable. Cavities are one form of tooth decay; they are holes that form in the outer surface of the teeth, known as enamel. Tooth decay erodes the enamel until a cavity is formed. A filling can treat a cavity to both disinfect the area and to fill it back in with a tooth-like composite material. The filling will allow for the tooth to be restored and protected. Preventing a cavity in the first place is the best course of action to fight tooth decay.  (more…)

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world. It can lead to health complications in the rest of your body, such as, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more. It is preventable, treatable, and even reversible in the early stages. Gum disease is inflammation in the gum tissue. The name of the earliest stage, gingivitis, literally comes from the root words gingiv- which means gum tissue and -itis which means inflammation. Gingivitis can be reversed with a good professional cleaning and continued good hygiene. The next stages of periodontitis and advanced periodontitis cannot be cured, but can be treated. What are the causes of gum disease? (more…)

5 Tips for Keeping Children’s Smiles Healthy

According to the CDC, the Center for Disease Control, dental caries (also known as tooth decay) is the most chronic disease in children ages 6 to 11 years old. It is also the most chronic disease in adolescents ages 12 to 19 years old. It is so common that tooth decay is four times as common as asthma among people the ages of 14 through 17 years old. For the most part, tooth decay can be prevented. As a parent, you can help keep your children’s smiles healthy by remembering five basic tips that you can pass along to your children.  (more…)

Will A Bridge Replace My Missing Tooth?

Missing a tooth as an adult is typically the result of some sort of negative event, such as severe tooth decay leading to a necessary extraction or a extreme damage. Unlike wisdom teeth extractions or tooth loss as a child, most adult teeth need to be replaced. A missing tooth as an adult leads to a void in the smile, effects on your abilities to speak, bite, and chew, danger for your other teeth, and bone loss in the jaw. Replacing the tooth can minimize these negative effects caused by a missing tooth. A dental bridge can be a great replacement option.  (more…)

Free Movie In The Park

Looking for something to do with the family this Friday the 13th? Well, there are free movies in the park at Stagecoach Park! This week the free movie is Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. The 2001 film is kicked off the world-phenomenon movie series based on the hit series of books by J.K. Rowling. The plot follows Harry Potter who turns 11-years-old and learns that he is a wizard. His journey takes him to the wizarding school of Hogwarts, where adventure and friendship find him. The movie is rated PG due to some scary moments and mild language. The movie will start as the sun goes down to give the best viewing experience in the dark. (more…)

Why Does My Tooth Hurt?

The pain from a toothache can be distracting; it can be difficult to concentrate on work, school, or even your favorite television show. Tooth pain can often lead to many sleepless nights, which leads to pain-filled exhaustion. A toothache can also be a dull, mild pain or just a pain that arises when the tooth is sensitive to cold, hot, or sweet or a pain that only happens when the tooth is in action. Whatever the type of pain is, it is important to diagnose the situation so that you can get some relief.  (more…)