Category Archives Dentistry

white spots on teeth

White spots on teeth can occur in people of all ages. They can be caused by a number of medical and oral health issues. Happily, there are many treatment options available for white spots. Most people prefer the appearance of bright, white teeth. However, pale patches that are brighter than the color of surrounding tooth enamel can mean you are…

zirconia crown

Dental crowns are used most often to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth or implant. Zirconia crowns are made of zirconium oxide -- a light-colored metal. Zirconia crowns are durable and low-maintenance, but more expensive than gold, porcelain or ceramic crowns. Dental crowns are fixed devices that are cemented on to existing weak, damaged or broken teeth to support…

gold tooth

Gold teeth implants offer a trendy, durable, and biocompatible alternative to standard porcelain. Unlike grills or crowns that are worn over the teeth, gold implants are meant to permanently replace teeth that are missing. Costs vary depending on the type of implant, the amount of gold used, and the dentist's treatment fees. Gold has a solid track record in the fields…

tongue scraper

Bad breath is typically caused by poor oral hygiene and lifestyle choices. It may also be a symptom of a more serious underlying medical condition. If halitosis is a consistent problem in your life, you should consult a doctor. While coffee breath, garlic breath or morning breath can be offensive, they’re not chronic problems. Chronic halitosis is a more serious, long-lasting…

cracked tooth

Teeth grinding is the leading cause of cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). Pain ranges from relatively mild to, in certain advanced cases, practically insufferable. CTS is one of the toughest dental issues to treat, and many dentists are not adequately trained to spot it. It is the third leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS)…

Knocked out tooth

Knocked-out teeth often result from a sudden injury or from eating hard foods. Immediately preserving your tooth and promptly seeing your dentist may help you retain your tooth. There are several replacement options available in the event your tooth is not salvageable. A blow to the face, a fall, an accident during a sports activity or a car accident can…

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is an surgical procedure that removes a portion of the gums and sometimes the supporting bone. It takes at least three months for gums to heal fully after surgery. Crown lengthening may be covered by dental insurance in certain cases. Crown lengthening is a dental surgical procedure that exposes more of the tooth’s surface. Below, we answer commonly…

Tooth Gem

Tooth gems are safe fashion accessories for anyone looking to upgrade their smile. They last for years yet can also be removed if you want to restore your original look. Costs vary in function of the gem and design chosen.  Interested in taking your already winning smile to the next level? If so, a recent celebrity trend that actually dates…

Piezosurgery

Piezosurgery, a new bone cutting technique that involves the use of ultrasonic waves, is becoming increasingly common in dental clinics. The handheld device generates micro-vibrations to safely and precisely cut through bone while leaving soft tissues untouched. It can be used in a wide range of dental applications, including oral surgery, implantology, and periodontics. Dental technology has progressed in leaps…

Durable Dental Fillings

The cost of dental fillings varies widely, depending on the material used. Each option has advantages and disadvantages as either durability, price or aesthetics may need to be compromised. The degree of tooth decay will also determine what kind of filling options are viable for you. When teeth are decayed or cracked, a dentist removes the affected area and covers…

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