Friday, August 28, 2015

Lessons from a Dentist: How to Combat Tooth Decay in Kids with Sealants

Did you know that untreated tooth decay is a problem among roughly one-third of the world’s population? According to a recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research, more than 2.4 billion people are suffering from this oral health disease, with about 190 million new cases occurring every year. These numbers translate to more people suffering dental cavities and gum disease. These findings are more concerning when you realize that the problem is preventable, especially in children. Your dentist can recommend a number of ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy and prevent the development of cavities, such as dental cleaning sessions and fluoride treatments. These basic preventative procedures also cost a fraction of the treatments needed for actual tooth decay and cavities, oral infections and tooth loss.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

3 Tips from a Cosmetic Dentist on Revitalizing Your Pearly Whites

Facial wrinkles and sagging skin may be the most prominent signs of aging, but did you know that yellowing teeth can also be one of the most visible indicators that you’re getting older? As you age, your enamel (the white outer surface of the teeth) gets thinner and the underlying dentin (yellowish tissue covered by the enamel) gets thicker. This gradual natural change would obviously result in the dentin’s color being more prominent on your teeth. Of course, even young adults would have yellow teeth, and most of the time, it’s due to bad habits linked to oral health that stain the teeth or make the enamel thinner or stain the teeth. You might be smoking or drinking a lot of dark, acidic or alcoholic beverages like coffee, wine and tea, which could all tarnish the pearly white appearance of your teeth.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Having a Beautiful Smile with Dental Veneers

Porcelain veneers are typically used to improve the appearance of worn, discolored, or slightly misaligned teeth. They have long-term prognosis and allow the patient to regain their confidence when smiling. The veneers are only placed on anterior teeth and are never used within the posterior regions of the mouth.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Dental Services: From Checkups to Root Canals

To maintain optimum oral health, routine visits to your dentist are a must. Two annual appointments are recommended for simple procedures such as cleanings and diagnostic X-rays. While performing these basic services, the dentist will look for any signs of tooth decay, cavities, and gum inflammation.