Does Dental Insurance Cover Veneers?

 

Woman pointing at her perfect teeth.

Do you have crooked teeth, gaps or other dental flaws you want to hide? Cosmetic dental veneers offer a wonderful way to cover flaws in your smile and give you a smile makeover. However, you may be wondering, “Does dental insurance cover veneers?” Here is what you need to know about cosmetic dental veneers and…

Popular Types of Teeth Bleaching

 

Satisfied man in a dental chair after teeth bleaching procedure.

White teeth are a desirable asset – they help a smile look youthful, healthy and attractive. There are many teeth bleaching products on the market, from gum and toothpaste that claim to whiten teeth to strips, pens and gels that you can use at home. There are also professional teeth bleaching services performed at a…

What You Need to Know About Titanium Dental Implants

 

Titanium Dental Implant

If you lose a tooth or you are missing several teeth, you may be wondering about dental implants for restoring your teeth. Titanium dental implants are considered the premium option in tooth restoration, but you may wonder if this is the right option for you. Are titanium dental implants safe? How long do they last?…

When Do I Need Replacement Veneers?

 

Girl looking at her teeth in a mirror.

Veneers are the ultimate option for a smile makeover. Whether you have crooked, stained, gapped or uneven teeth, veneers can quickly change your smile’s appearance. Porcelain veneers are an investment in your smile – they can last for many years, and they maintain a whiter appearance than natural teeth. But before you decide to get…

What Are the Pros and Cons of Veneers?

 

Perfect teeth after porcelain veneers application.

Do you want a smile makeover? If you have stained teeth, gaps, crooked teeth or other dental flaws, you may be embarrassed of your smile. It can take years to correct all cosmetic issues with your smile if you need braces and other dental work. A quicker way to get the smile you desire is…

Do Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?

 

A happy man in a dental chair during veneer color matching.

When you see actors or models with perfect teeth, you are often seeing the work of a cosmetic dentist. Few people have perfectly straight teeth that are white and even naturally – even with orthodontic treatment it can require cosmetic dentistry to achieve those perfect smiles. Veneers have been used for decades by models, actors,…

What Are the Different Gum Disease Stages?

 

A woman with dental pain caused by gum disease.

Gum or periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss, but it causes many other problems. Gum disease can lead to bone loss in the jaw, which impacts the facial structure and appearance. It can also increase risk for serious health problems like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. Understanding the gum…

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

 

teeth before and after whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic treatments you can do to improve the appearance of your smile. White, bright teeth appear more attractive and youthful compared to dull, yellow or graying teeth. There are many different ways to whiten your teeth and the method you use can determine how quick you get…

What Are Lie Bumps on a Tongue?

 

Young men sticking out his tongue watching in in the mirror.

Have you heard the superstition that when you tell a lie, bumps form on your tongue? This old tale is not true, but it is what gave transient lingual papillitis the nickname “lie bumps.” The white or red bumps on the tongue are not a sign of telling a lie, but they can be uncomfortable.…

Scalloped Tongue Causes and Treatments

 

A man looking at his scalloped tongue in the mirror.

Do you have indents on the sides of your tongue? This condition is called a scalloped tongue, and is also referred to as pie crust, crenated, crenulated and wavy tongue. There are a wide variety of reasons for this condition – most involve swelling in the tongue that pushes the tongue into the teeth. If…