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Can You Die from a Tooth Infection?

December 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 11:23 pm
Woman with bad taste in mouth due to tooth infection

If you have ever had an infected tooth, or an abscessed tooth, you know just how painful and frustrating they can be. You probably didn’t even think about all the negative effects that it could’ve had on your smile. However, a tooth infection can actually be much more serious than you may think. That’s why it’s so important that you see an emergency dentist right away! Continue reading to learn more about tooth infections, signs that you have one, and how serious they really are.

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How Some of the Most Common Cosmetic Dental Flaws Are Treated

December 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 11:20 pm
Person with stained teeth

Everyone wants to feel confident about their smile, but unfortunately, many of us have common cosmetic dental flaws that get in the way of that. The good news is that there are all sorts of different ways to have aesthetic issues fixed by your dentist. Continue reading to learn about some of the most frequently seen aesthetic dental flaws, and the things that your cosmetic dentist can do to correct them.

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Why Dental Implants Are Worth the Financial Investment

November 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:33 pm
an older couple enjoying time together outside while smiling and laughing

Whether you are a current denture-wearer or are looking for an affordable tooth replacement solution for your missing teeth, the idea of receiving dental implants may seem impossible. You know they last much longer than other restorative options, but their upfront price tag may leave you looking to other solutions that offer far less and require more significant upkeep. If you are asking yourself, “Are dental implants worth the cost,” let a local dental professional share the many benefits you can expect with these permanent restorations and how they can actually save you money in the long run.

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Why Has Cosmetic Dentistry Become So Popular?

November 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:03 pm
a young woman wearing a white tank top and propping her head with her hand and smiling

Nowadays, everyone is searching for a quick-fix solution to change the way their hair, body, and smile look. While weight loss programs and hair dye have been around for decades, cosmetic dentistry has been growing in popularity recently, causing many people to ask, “Why?” If you have been thinking about ways to improve your aesthetics, read on to find out why so many individuals are turning to porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and other effective treatments to achieve dramatic results.

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4 Must-Know Tips for Maximizing Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 5:10 pm
Woman giving thumbs up at dental checkup

Let’s be honest; having dental insurance is one thing, but utilizing it to the fullest is something else entirely. All too often, patients are unfamiliar with the fine print on their plan, which results in wasted dollars and unused coverage. If this has happened to you, then you may be wondering how to truly maximize your dental insurance benefits. Here are four tips to help!

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Why Should I Replace a Back Tooth If You Can’t See It?

October 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:53 pm
Closeup of patient missing a back tooth

Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, over 120 million Americans are struggling with an incomplete smile! However, if the gap is in the back of your mouth where no one can see it, you may be asking yourself if it’s really necessary to have it replaced. If you’ve wondered something similar, then read on to learn the consequences of not replacing your missing tooth and how dental implants can help.

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Considering Dental Implants? Here are 5 Terms You Should Know

September 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 7:40 pm
Dentist talking to patient about dental implants

Are you missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth? If so, then you may be considering dental implants to restore your smile. After all, they have an impressive 95% success rate, are unmatched in durability, and are the only restorative treatment option that can stimulate your jawbone and prevent it from deteriorating. However, it can be difficult to know what to expect throughout the process if your dentist is using unfamiliar terms that make it sound like they are speaking a different language! Read on to learn the five terms you should know about dental implants.

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Do I Have a Cavity Between My Teeth?

September 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:08 pm
Woman with toothache

Cavities between teeth are also known as interproximal cavities. Just like other cavities, they occur when the enamel is worn away from the teeth and bacteria eats away at the tooth. Even though they aren’t all that different from cavities in other locations, this type can be more difficult to spot because of its hidden location. Continue reading to learn how you can tell if you have an interproximal cavity, how they are treated, and how to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

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The 3 Most Common Oral Health Problems (and How to Prevent Them!)

August 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:20 pm
Female patient talking to dentist about toothache

Are you ready for some shocking statistics? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40% of patients state they felt pain in their mouth within the last year, 90% of U.S. adults have had a cavity by their 21st birthday, and 34 million school hours are missed each year as a result of dental emergencies. So, it is safe to say that our dental care needs an upgrade. Fortunately, the three most common oral health problems are largely preventable! Read on for what they are and how you can protect your teeth and gums.

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Why Do Celebrities Choose Dental Implants?

August 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 7:06 pm
Woman with dental implants

Tooth loss is more common than you may think, even amongst the most famous people in the world. Fortunately, with modern dental technology there are several different tooth replacement options to choose from depending on your individual needs. A favorite amongst dentists and patients alike is dental implants. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of this modern tooth replacement option as well as some celebrities who have them today.

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