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What Options Do You Have for a Gap in Your Front Teeth?
Posted on 3/25/2018 by Lemond Hunter
Do you have a gap between your two front teeth? If so, you may not like how it looks. It may even cause you to hide your smile and now show off how confident you really are inside. There are things that can be done to help when you have a problem with your teeth, including a gap. Here are some options to consider if you want to hide that gap. Options to Hide or Cover a Front Tooth GapThe first option is to find out if the two teeth can be brought together by means of braces or a retainer. If the front two teeth are the only ones affected, it typically only takes a small amount of time to get it fixed. Another option you have is veneers. They can be placed over your front two teeth and made slightly larger than the teeth they are meant to cover. This gives the appearance of no gap, without having to wait, since veneers take far less time than a retainer or braces would. You also have the option of dental bonding. This is when we take the same material we use for a filling, since it is already white, and build up the edge of both of your front teeth. This gives the appearance that your teeth are slightly wider, covering the gap. It takes very little time and is often indistinguishable from your natural teeth by anyone else's eye. We have options if you have a gap you do not like the sight of in your smile. Come in and talk to us about what you hope to achieve in terms of a look. We will then examine your smile and tell you which options will be able to give you what it is you were hoping to get....

What is the Difference between Power Flossers and Water Flossers?
Posted on 3/15/2018 by Lemond Hunter
When it comes to cleaning your teeth and gums, a traditional toothbrush and dental floss are no longer just the choices available. Advancement in technology in dental cleaning has introduced new tools, such as the power flosser and water flosser, although these two can be classified as appliances instead of just tools. Water FlosserA water flosser is an oral health appliance that includes a water reservoir, motor with pump, and special water flosser tip. It works by releasing pressurized and pulsating water to come out of the water tank to the flosser tip straight into the mouth. Because the water being released from the flosser is pressurized and pulsating, it has the ability to remove from the teeth food particles, plaque, and bacteria effectively. Power FlosserA power flosser works by removing plaque biofilm that is lodged between the teeth. With a power flosser, a combination of water droplets and a fast burst of air cause the release of the biofilm from between the teeth. This action is referred to as ‘microburst technology'. What is the Difference Between the Two? The main difference between a power flosser and a water flosser is that with the latter, large amount of pulsating water is released as opposed to the water droplets discharged by the power flosser. So, the big question now is, which of the two is better? It really depends on the preference of the user, since both are effective with their function of interproximal cleaning. If you prefer large amounts of water for your flossing, then the water flosser is for you, but if you prefer the power of the micro droplets, your choice is the power flosser. But if you want a wider explanation of which of the two is appropriate to your dental cleaning needs, we will be more than willing to provide you with that answer. We can guide you in making a decision between a power flosser and a water flosser....

What Type of Oral Health Goals Do You Have?
Posted on 2/23/2018 by Lemond Hunter
Oral health goals are always good to have, especially if you have had some problems with oral health in the past. By putting some goals out there for yourself, you are essentially providing a way to have a better mouth overall. You can make the right goals so that you do not go through the same problems that usually come about. Better oral health is a great goal for everyone to have. Here are some things to consider when it comes time to make oral health goals for yourself and what you should consider adding to the list. Making Your Oral Health GoalsOral health goals are essential. When it comes to boosting your overall health, people will work out and diet, but when it comes to oral health, being able to brush and floss more, eat a well-balanced diet that is good for your teeth or just whitening a little more can all be great goals to have. Think about your oral health and what you would like to change about it. Perhaps you want to have a dental cosmetic procedure done? You can save up and set a goal up for that. There are many ways for you to make the most of the oral health goals that you have and be able to ensure that you are getting all that you can from them in the end. Have a happier, healthier mouth at the end of the year because of the oral health goals you set up for yourself. You will be happy you did in the end. When you are ready to start with those oral health goals, give our dental office a call. We would be more than happy to help you get set up with an appointment to go over your cleaning and exam to ensure that you have a better chance at succeeding....

All Posts:

What Options Do You Have for a Gap in Your Front Teeth?
What is the Difference between Power Flossers and Water Flossers?
What Type of Oral Health Goals Do You Have?
What to Do When a Tooth Comes in Crooked
Why You Need to Replace Your Toothbrush When a Cold Sore Erupts
Why You Need to Limit Drinking Acidic Beverages
Types of Cracks Best Covered by Veneers
Tooth Pain and Fevers Usually Signify a Dental Abscess
Is There Any Benefit to Making Homemade Toothpaste?
How Your Gag Reflex Impacts Your Dental Visits
The Importance of Not Using a Hard Bristled Toothbrush
The Damage That Can Come from Sucking on Candies and Cough Drops
How Stress Affects Gum Disease
How Long After a Cleaning Should You Wait to Eat?
Why Your Toothbrush and Dishwasher Should be Best Friends
Why You Should Go to the Dentist if Your Gum is Sore to the Touch
Why Are People Afraid of Root Canals?
Do You Brush Your Tongue Often Enough?
Why Eating a Sweet Treat Could Cause Your Teeth to Hurt
Why Do You Wait to Brush After Anything Acidic?
There's More to Cosmetic Dentistry Than Whitening
The Weather Can Affect the Way Your Teeth Feel
The Beating Your Teeth Take When You Have an Oral Piercing
Talking to Your Dentist About Having a Filling Replaced
Why You Want to Indulge in Strawberries As A Spring Time Snack
Why Chewing Vegetables is So Good for Your Oral Health
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