How Does An Onlay Differ From A Crown?

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When you damage a tooth, extraction isn't the only option. Cosmetic dentistry offers two ways of restoring a badly damaged tooth: onlays and crowns. While these two types of restoration are similar in how they restore a tooth, there are several notable differences between the two cosmetic treatments. Onlays Only Cover Part of a Tooth A dental crown covers the entirety of a damaged tooth. Essentially, the crown takes over the role of the tooth, while the tooth itself merely provides support from underneath the crown.

5 November 2020

What Kind Of Treatment Is Best For A Fractured Tooth?

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If you fracture your arm, you would head straight to the ER, wouldn't you? If you fracture your tooth, you need immediate emergency dental care for the best chance of saving the tooth. There are a number of different treatment methods, but it depends on how seriously your tooth is fractured. Mild Fractures A chipped tooth isn't all that severe, but it still needs prompt treatment. Your dentist will assess the amount of tooth that has been lost, but in most cases, it can be quickly fixed using dental bonding.

13 October 2020

Clear Plastic Aligners And How They Work

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If you have crooked teeth and would like to transform the look of your smile in less than 12 months, you may be considering a cosmetic dental application like invisalign. However, many cosmetic dental services, such as veneers, do not directly address misaligned teeth. Veneers may be used to cover the teeth that have a minor misalignment, but they do not reposition the teeth.  To move the teeth into a straight alignment, an orthodontic application is needed.

13 December 2019

How Eating Starches Effects Your Oral Health

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There are a lot of great foods you can eat to keep your teeth healthy, but there are also a lot of foods that are not good for teeth. One category of food that is not good for your teeth is starchy foods. Starchy foods can have negative effects on your teeth—here are several things to understand about starchy foods and the effects they can have on your teeth. What are starchy foods?

14 November 2019

How To Help A Non-English Speaking Child Feel Comfortable At The Dentist

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Most children are apprehensive about going to the dentist, even though they can understand the people who are speaking around them. If you are the caretaker of a non-English speaking child, dental visits can be even more complicated. The last thing you should do is avoid taking your child to the dentist because you do not know how they will react to what they do not understand. There are several ways you can ease the situation in spite of their dental fears and lack of being able to understand the local language.

13 October 2019

Need A Root Canal? What You Should Know

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While good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist for checkups and cleanings can prevent a host of dental issues, sometimes more extensive dental care is required. In the case of an injured tooth or a tooth with a deep cavity, a root canal may be needed. Root canals are typically required when there is a bacterial infection deep within the tooth root. If you need a root canal, there are a few things that you should know.

19 August 2019

Perfect Your Smile At Any Age For More Confidence

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If you have problems with your smile, this can make you feel less confident. When your teeth are not in alignment, or you are worried that years of coffee have stained your teeth, it's time to look for ways to improve your smile. Invisalign dental treatment provides you with an easy way to straighten your teeth over time without the use of traditional braces. When you don't smile because your teeth aren't lined up correctly, Invisalign services can help.

19 August 2019

4 Things A Family Dentist Can Do

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Taking care of your teeth is one thing you should always do. It's vital to visit your family dentist to help you have the best dental health possible. Fortunately, there are many ways this provider can assist you. It's a good idea to know precisely what a dental professional of this type can do for better dental health. 1. Check for gum disease The key to avoiding significant concerns with your teeth will start with having healthy gums, and it's vital to care for your gums by doing the right things properly.

19 July 2019

Experiencing Dental Pain? What To Do When Visiting A Dentist Isn't Possible

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Have you started to experience dental pain, but it's not possible to go to a dentist? It may be a weekend, you might be on vacation, or you simply can't make an appointment as soon as you would like. If so, it is best to know how to alleviate dental pain, while at home, with these techniques. Cold Compress The first thing you should try is to place a cold compress on the part of your mouth that is causing you pain.

25 June 2019

Helpful Tips Pediatric Dentists Recommend To Parents For Their Children's Oral Health

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If you have children, it's so important to get them to practice good oral hygiene. When they do, they can avoid a lot of potential dental issues in the future. For good oral care, consider the following advice recommended by pediatric dentists.  Show Them the Way  Kids are very impressionable early on. They often mimic what they see you do on a daily basis. You should thus take the opportunity to show them how to take proper care of their teeth.

24 May 2019