Teeth sensitivity can happen for a variety of reasons. It could be that the gums have receded slightly and the dentin to show which allows anything consumed to reach the sensitive nerve of the tooth. In order to ease the sensitive tooth, we can let you know the a variety of toothpastes and gels available or even recommend a dental procedures that can be used. Let us know if you have a sensitive tooth.
It all starts at home. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once is the best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Keeping these habits up on a continual basis will greatly reduce these problems.
If you notice that your gums are becoming irritated, bleeding or are inflamed you might have gingivitis. This condition is caused when bacteria around your teeth enters your gums. To prevent gingivitis from getting worse, we highly recommend scheduling regular dental check ups. We will teach you how floss properly and how to maintain a healthy oral hygiene.
Periodontal Disease is the later stages of gingivitis. Once gingivitis worsens it is commonly known as a periodontal disease which starts out with minimal symptoms from bacteria surrounding the teeth and entering the gums. Once this occurs, the gums start to feel sore and may even bleed. Some noticeable symptoms may include:
- Bad Breath
- Gum Recession
- Gum Sensitivity to Acidic Foods
- Tooth Pain
- Tooth Loss
Since a periodontal disease requires immediate attention, we recommend seeing us as soon as possible. We will begin a series of cleanings including, root planing and scaling, laser therapy and some antibiotics. For severe cases, surgery may be necessary.
White fillings, also known as composite are comprised of plastic or glass polymers. These fillings will look and feel very similar to the structure of your current tooth structure and will match the color of the tooth.
Silver fillings, also known as amalgam has been around for a while now. Comprised of a metal alloy, it used to be the only option for fillings. The metal would expand to prevent any bacteria into the tooth once it’s filled.
Advances in technology within the Dental World have provided many options for improving your smile including:
- Tooth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Crowns
We have the expertise and capabilities to utilize all of these procedures to improve your smile. Feel free to contact our office so we can implement a treatment plan for you and get you on the road to a better smile!
In today’s world, teeth whitening is very common, cost effective and safe. In order to create a great, healthy smile a series of flouride whitening will be added to the teeth and monitored by your dentist after a dental hygiene cleaning.
If you drink coffee, tea, cola and wine you may notice you don’t have as white of teeth as you would like. While these beverages can be delicious, they may stain your teeth.
For an immediate, whiter smile, bonding is a cost effective way to whiten teeth by filling in the gaps of the teeth to change the tooth’s color within a few hours! Remember, if you drink coffee, tea, cola and wine the color may change over time.
Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that lay over your natural teeth and can be completed in just two visits. This procedure will change the size, shape and color of the teeth. If you have fractured teeth, teeth darkened by age or medication or just want to improve your smile, porcelain veneers may be an option for you! Many patients also choose this procedure to feel and look younger!
This cosmetic procedure will cover the tooth and change the size shape and color of the tooth. Typically, this can be done in about two visits.
Dental implants are a replacement for a missing tooth or tooth root that is “man-made.” This titanium implant is inserted directly to the upper or lower jaw bone under the gum. Typically, there isn’t much discomfort with this procedure and after a few months the bone and dental implants will fuse together creating a new tooth to be placed on the implant.
- Dental Implants are strong and stable
- Dental Implants will look and feel like natural teeth
- Dental Implants are built to last. With proper care, they can last a lifetime
- Dental Implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile
- Dental Implants will protect your bone structure
- Dental Implants will replace dentures so you can keep your teeth in your mouth
- Dental Implants will always be cavity free! Although proper care is still needed
Almost anyone with a missing tooth, missing teeth, or have no teeth due to an injury, decay or disease. A dentist will determine if dental implants are right for you during a consultation where they will go over your dental and medical history to see if you’re a good candidate.
If you’re keeping up with proper dental hygiene at home and scheduling regular dental checkups, dental implants can last a lifetime!