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Why Whitening Trays at Our Office Are More Effective Than Any Drug Store Options

Posted on 5/29/2020 by Alyce
In-office whitening is always a more successful process than if you get your whitening trays at the drug store. That is because we customize the trays so you can experience more success when we apply the whitening gel. You don't get as good of coverage if you don't have this type of dental advantage. Read the information to learn why in-office whitening trays support better whitening. Why We Like In-office Whitening Trays When you compare in-office whitening trays to drugstore whitening trays, the difference is clear. You will get better results with the in-office trays, as they are designed to fit all of the patient's teeth. The do-it-yourself approach will not give you this benefit. However, with that being said, you can also have customized trays made that you take home. Therefore, to make sure your teeth are whitened properly, you should have impressions made so you can have the whitening trays personalized for use. Why Other Whitening Trays May Cause Problems If you use a whitening tray that has not been measured and fitted for use, you have to try to fit the drugstore tray inside your mouth. Whitening trays, when used for in-office whitening or when customized for at-home use, make it easier to achieve successful whitening results. Applying the whitening gel takes under an hour's time in an office setting. If you need deep bleaching, you can visit the office and also use customized trays at home. We want you to like the whiteness of your smile. That is why we want to make sure the trays fit well and the gel can be applied without difficulty. If you want to see better results, you should have your whitening trays customized so all your teeth receive the benefits of the bleach. Would you like to know more about in-office whitening? If so, we can answer your questions. Find out if you are the right candidate by contacting our office today. We will examine your teeth and give them a professional cleaning. Consult with us directly to see how professional whitening can make a big difference in your smile....

How an Untreated Thyroid Issue Could Affect Your Oral Health

Posted on 5/15/2020 by Alyce
Some people do not know that a thyroid problem can affect their dental health. So, how do you know you have a problem with your thyroid? We can help you answer this question when you see us for an exam and we collaborate your treatment with your doctor. The following information will also give you a better insight on how a sluggish thyroid can affect your gums and teeth. What Is Hypothyroidism and How Can it Impact Your Dentally? Also known as an underactive thyroid, hypothyroidism can lead to a number of dental issues. These problems may develop as irregular dental development in children or increased cavities in both children and adults. This type of medical condition can also increase the risk of gum swelling and bleeding. Therefore, a sluggish thyroid can increase the risk of dental infections. Therefore, anytime a person has a condition than can negatively affect their oral health, they need to schedule routine dental exams and cleanings. Dental Symptoms Resulting from Thyroid Problems When your thyroid is not working properly, you can have problems with taste, dry mouth, or a burning pain in your mouth. Dry mouth increases the risk of cavities. When your thyroid is underactive, you may experience jaw spasms from time to time or temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). Some patients even complain of macroglossia, which is a swollen tongue. This condition can lead to problems with swallowing and eating. The enamel can degrade on the teeth and the salivary glands become swollen. Again, it is imperative that you visit our office if you have any type of thyroid condition, as this type of health problem can directly affect your teeth and gums. Call us today if you have been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder. We will assess your teeth and clean them and follow up with a customized dental treatment plan. You have special dental needs if you have a thyroid condition. That is why you need to see us regularly. We make sure that we cater to the special needs of our patients with thyroid imbalances....

Filling Procedures Are More Advanced Than Ever

Posted on 4/25/2020 by Alyce
Do you need a filling? If so, you will find fillings come in a variety of materials. By reading the information below, you will have the details you need to make an informed decision about the filling options you have to fill a cavity. While some fillings are tooth-colored, others are made of metals. Therefore, you need to distinguish the pros and cons of the materials to make the best choice. The two most common fillings are amalgam fillings and composite resins.What Types of Materials are Used to Fill CavitiesA wide variety of materials are used to fill cavities. They differ in color and strength. Amalgam fillings have been used in the dental field for over 100 years. They are strong and may be used to fill molars, or the chewing teeth. Because they can be seen when a person laughs or smiles, patients often choose composite or tooth-colored fillings. Composites, or filled resins, are made of a quartz or glass filler, which is designed to match a tooth's color. These fillings are usually placed as small or moderate restorations where moderate chewing goes on. A blue light is used to cure the filling material. Gold or silver amalgam fillings, while noticeable, can last as long as 15 years. Ceramic fillings, which typically are made of porcelain, are tooth-colored like composites. They usually show staining less than a composite filling. Ceramic fillings can cost as much as a gold filling material. A glass ionomer is a filling that releases fluoride that safeguards the teeth. It is made of acrylic and glass. While the filling uses fluoride to strengthen a tooth, it is less durable than the other filling types. You may have to replace a glass ionomer filling in as little as five years.When You Should Replace FillingsIf you notice any signs of wear to your fillings, they should be replaced. Crack or worn areas signal a need to have the filling replaced right away. You may also experience potential problems over time. For example, a filling may pull away from a tooth, which can lead to an infection. If you notice a space emerge between your filling and tooth, you need to contact our office for an appointment. Also, if you have a filling that features cracks or breaks or falls out, give us a call. This type of damage can happen if you bite down on something too hard or if you suffer some type of trauma. You need to take care of any damage immediately to avoid problems with infection or irritation. If you have fillings that need to be replaced or you notice damage or other problems, give our office a call to schedule an exam and have the problem fixed. The sooner you address the issue, the sooner you will feel like eating and smiling again....

All Posts:
Why Whitening Trays at Our Office Are More Effective Than Any Drug Store Options
How an Untreated Thyroid Issue Could Affect Your Oral Health
Filling Procedures Are More Advanced Than Ever
What You Need to Have in Your Emergency Dental Kit
Did You Realize an Extraction is Traumatic?
Dangers of Not Brushing After Breakfast
Specialty Bottled Water Vs Tap Water: Which is Better
Snacks That Can Increase Your Oral Health
Poor Oral Health Can Make You Constantly Fatigued
How Protein Boosts Your Oral Health
The Best Flossing Techniques Make Flossing Not Painful
1:Sharing a Toothbrush is Never a Good Idea
Why Talk to Us if You Have Allergies
What Options We Can We Offer for Sensitive Teeth
Could a Fun Toothpaste Flavor Spice Up Your Brushing Routine?
How Can One Side of Your Jaw Hurt but Not the Other?
Dangers You Need to Know About Toothpicks
How a Cleaning in Our Dental Office Differs from Yours At Home
Causes of Dental Pit Stains Can Be What You Eat
If the Bumps on Your Tongue Go Away, is That the Sign of a Problem?
Can You Brush Too Often?
Best Options for Handling a Fear of the Dental Chair
Is Brushing Your Teeth for Too Long a Real Problem?
How to Protect Teeth When You Get Sick
Why You Should Expect to Drool More with a New Set of Dentures
You Need to Make Sure Your Teeth are Healthy Prior to Whitening
Eggs Can Give You Better Oral Health
Easy Ways of Boosting Your Daily Calcium Intake
Sterilization Methods We Can Use for Our Tools
How Exercise Impacts Your Oral Health
Bruxism Can Affect You for Years to Come if Left Untreated
Best Restorative Options for Chipped Teeth
Types of Implants That Can Restore a Lost Tooth
Top Restorative Procedures For Your Teeth
Where Do Dental Pit Stains Originate?
Where Can Bacteria from Your Mouth Migrate To?
Why You Should Look Forward to It If You Need a Root Canal
What You Drink Can Ruin Your Breath
Is Chewing Gum Actually Helpful for Improving Oral Health?
Is Brushing and Flossing Different with a Bridge?
Best Options to Drink for a Healthy Mouth
Besides Flossing, How Can You Get Items Out from Between Your Teeth?
Greens You Want to Eat for Improved Oral Health
Good Oral Health Saves You Time and Money
Signs Your Tooth May Be Decaying from the Inside
How Dental Chips Can Ruin Your Oral Health
Do Dental Bridges Need Any Special Cleaning?
Do Canker Sores Damage Your Oral Health?
Foods That Make Your Breath Smell Better
Flossing Needs to Be Done Gently
Is There Any Reason to Fear Having a Cavity Filled?
How to Keep Dental Bonding Looking Like New
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