Can I Get Dental Work During Pregnancy?

Do you need a cavity filling, a root canal, or some other dental procedure? These and many others are routine procedures, except now you’re pregnant. Can you still get your dental work done?  This is a common question, and a totally understandable one. When you’re pregnant you question everything because you want to make sure you and your baby are …

Dental Implant Pain and Recovery: What to Expect

Has your dentist recommended getting dental implants? If you have broken or missing teeth, dental implants are a great artificial replacement. As their name suggests, these implants involve a surgical procedure in which an artificial tooth is implanted into your jaw.  The idea of having a fully functional set of teeth again sounds enticing, but the surgical process can seem …

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants: What You Should Know

Dental implants are one of the most common tooth replacement options. An implant consists of a titanium tooth root that must be surgically placed in the jaw bone with an artificial tooth root attached to the top. Because of the way an implant works, sometimes bone grafting is required in preparation for the placement of a dental implant. Has your …

What to Expect From a Smile Makeover

Are you interested in a smile makeover? If you’re not happy with how your smile looks in pictures or in the mirror, your dentist can help you make improvements. The procedures and treatments used to improve your smile are referred to as a smile makeover.  Making improvements to your smile can increase your confidence and help you to smile more …

What Are the Different Types of Dental Crowns?

Are you in need of a dental crown? If a tooth is severely decayed or is damaged in some way, such as a crack or a chip, your dentist may recommend restoring it with a crown. A crown is sometimes referred to as a cap because it is essentially a cover for the existing tooth. It allows the natural tooth …

How to Prevent Cavities: What You Should Know

Taking care of your teeth is important to prevent cavities and maintain good oral health. What is the best way to do that? Of course you know you should brush and floss your teeth, but even patients who do that may still develop cavities. What causes cavities to develop and how can you prevent them? Here’s some helpful information, some …

How Often to Brush, Floss, and Have Your Teeth Cleaned

You probably know the importance of brushing, flossing, and having your teeth cleaned at the dentist. But do you know how often is best? Are you following the best possible routine for your dental health? If you have any doubts, consider this advice for proper dental hygiene. On average, dentists usually recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day. …

How Dry Mouth Affects Your Oral Health

While most patients regard dry mouth as a minor inconvenience, it can actually have a serious impact on your oral health beyond bad breath and cracked lips. Here’s what you need to know about dry mouth and its effect on your teeth and gums. The most common complaint that patients have relating to dry mouth is the bad breath it …

3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Regularly

Although the American Dental Association recommends dental visits every six months, many patients fall out of the routine of making regular appointments. Whether it’s because of work obligations or because you came down with the flu, canceling that one appointment can quickly lead to a series of missed appointments and suddenly it’s been years since your last visit. If this …

Dental Implant Pain and Recovery: What to Expect

Whether you have implant surgery scheduled or you’re still researching your options, you’re likely wondering how painful it is to get dental implants and what you can expect from the recovery. The good news? Getting dental implants is a lot less painful than most people think it will be. Here’s what you should know. Dental implants are different from other …