How Smile Makeovers Can Boost Your Overall Confidence

 

Confident young businessman with perfect smile. during the business meeting

Are you embarrassed by the way your teeth look when you smile? Imperfections such as chips, stains and misshapen teeth can negatively affect your personal and professional life. By improving your smile, you can boost your overall confidence. Cosmetic dentistry procedures in a smile makeover can correct a variety of imperfections to improve your appearance…

How Do I Get Rid of Different Types of Teeth Stains?

 

Smiling young woman hiding her mouth behind an open book because of teeth stains.

Yellow, brown, black and gray – there are all types of teeth stains that can impact the appearance of your smile. Not only are they different colors, but the stain can be on the surface or deeper within the tooth. If you want a bright, white smile that looks healthy and attractive, you want to…

Bad Wisdom Tooth? Sore Throat on One Side May be a Symptom

 

Woman suffering from pain caused by wisdom tooth.

The last large molars to arrive are the wisdom teeth. Most people do not receive their last four back molars until after the age of 17 and once they arrive, they can cause problems. Some wisdom teeth are proactively removed, but many people still have their back molars. Due to the far back position, wisdom…

How Long Does a Crown Take to Perform?

 

A satisfied man after dental crown procedure talking to a dentist.

Dental crowns are the gold standard in tooth restorations. Cracked, broken or damaged teeth can be repaired with crowns. Plus, dental restorations for missing teeth like dental implants and bridges may use crowns in their procedures. Crowns can even be used in cosmetic dentistry to create a beautiful smile. If you need a tooth restoration,…

Is Chewing Gum Bad for You or Your Smile?

 

Two happy young women chewing gum.

A stick of gum can freshen your breath or keep your mouth busy. From sweet bubblegum for kids to gum with whiteners for adults, gum is loved by people of all ages. But is chewing gum bad for you or your smile? When it comes to caring for your teeth, you should know how what…

How to Get Rid of White Spots on Teeth

 

Woman looking at her teeth in the mirror while teeth cleaning.

Dark stains from beverages or tobacco are not the only discolorations that occur on teeth. Some people also have white spots on their teeth. The uneven coloration can impact the teeth appearance, but it can also be a sign of oral or overall health issues. If you want to know how to get rid of…

Importance of Orthodontics for Teenagers

 

teenager on orthodontics consultation

Many adolescents and teenagers are seen wearing braces or aligners. Orthodontic treatment is often recommended for teens and pre-teens to straighten the teeth and align bites. While it is common for teens to receive orthodontic treatment, not everyone knows why it is important for young people to undergo these procedures. Here is what you need…

Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Floss?

 

A young woman flossing her teeth.

Have you noticed that your gums bleed when flossing? Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing are often swollen or inflamed, which can be caused by a variety of issues. One of the main causes of bleeding gums is gingivitis, or periodontal disease, which can cause the gums to be swollen. If you wonder, “Why…

How Long Do You Have to Wear a Retainer After Braces?

 

A teenage girl holding a dental model with braces in one hand and a retainer in the second hand.

Orthodontics can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile by aligning your bite and teeth. Braces and clear aligners are the most common orthodontic treatment to shift teeth into the right position, usually requiring wearing these devices for several months or more. After the orthodontic treatment, patients need to wear a retainer to maintain…

Prevention and Treatment of Cavities In Between Teeth

 

A satisfied woman in a dental chair after cavities treatment.

Cavities or tooth decay are caused by the acid produced by bacteria feeding off food particles on the teeth. Brushing and flossing are meant to remove food debris, bacteria and plaque, which can prevent tooth decay and oral conditions like gum disease. Cavities between teeth are harder to prevent and treat due to their location.…