A few years ago, I realized that I was thinking about dental care all wrong. Instead of listening carefully to my dentist and making the necessary changes, I assumed that he was ultimately responsible for making sure that my teeth stayed healthy. Unfortunately, I developed a few serious cavities because I failed to properly brush and floss my teeth, and I knew that it was my fault. I decided to start taking notes at my dental checkups and carefully abiding by the dentist's orders. The difference was almost miraculous. This blog is all about working with your dentist to improve your result.
26 August 2018
Paranoid in the dental chair? White coat syndrome got you wound up? Clearly, you might need some dental sedation if you cannot be calm for even simple procedures. Here are four good ways to calm down or sleep while the dentist works. Do Not Sleep the Night Before Nothing makes you quite so tired as no sleep. When you walk into the dentist's office on no sleep and combine that with any other sedation option, you will be very calm, if not fast asleep entirely, in a very short time.
26 July 2018
If you've heard of sedation dentistry, chances are the term twilight sleep has come up more than once. While people often think sedation dentistry means that patients are put completely under, that's not actually true. Here's a simple explanation as to what twilight sleep is and what you can expect from it. What Is Twilight Sleep? Twilight sleep takes its name from the time of the evening, twilight, that is between complete nightfall and daytime.
24 June 2018
When you think about cosmetic dentistry, what is it that comes to mind? If you are like most people, you will probably bring up something like porcelain veneers, bridges and crowns, or even implants. However, cosmetic dentistry is not always as intense; in some cases, cosmetic dentistry procedures are far less complicated. Composite bonding is the perfect example of one of the areas of cosmetic dentistry that often gets forgotten. Yet, composite bonding is one of the options for improving your smile that you may be able to afford more than other options.
30 May 2018
Do you need one of your teeth extracted? This can happen because it broke due to trauma, or it simply because you need to make some room for other teeth. It is worth knowing what the extraction site should look like to ensure that it is healing properly. Here are two specific things to look out for: A Dark Socket Take a look at the center of the socket where the tooth was extracted.
2 May 2018
Dental implants are a very good way to replace lost teeth. The stimulate the jaw bone to keep it from deteriorating, protect any teeth next to them, and can improve your confidence by giving you a great smile. While they are better for the health of your jaw and facial bones then regular dentures, they are also more involved. Here are a few things about dental implants that should help you decide whether or not they will be best for you.