What To Know About Smoking and Your Oral Health

20 April 2022
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Are you someone that likes to smoke, even if it is occasionally? If so, you'll want to know some of the risks to your oral health that come along with smoking. Tooth Staining One potential risk of smoking that you can actually see is visible tooth staining. Smokers tend to have yellowing that forms near the gum line of their teeth. This is due to the tar and nicotine found in cigarettes, which actually absorbs into your enamel. Read More 

4 Ways That Dentists Strive To Enable Dental Care

15 March 2022
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Regular dental care will allow you to keep your teeth healthy and strong throughout your life. However, many people face real and perceived barriers to receiving dental care. Many dentists strive to minimize these barriers so everyone can have clean, healthy teeth. Here are some services that dentists offer to ensure that every patient can get the treatment they need: 1. Extended Hours  Many doctors' offices are open during normal business hours, which can make it difficult for people to find time to receive care. Read More 

Can Invisalign Correct An Open Bite?

2 February 2022
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

To be told you have an open bite sounds like a contradiction. It's impossible to bite without opening your jaws, so aren't all bites open bites? It's in fact a dental term. In orthodontics, an open bite is when your upper and lower teeth have erupted at an angle, meaning they don't properly connect with the opposing dental arch when your mouth is closed. Essentially, your bite is always open. Does this mean you're going to need braces to change that open bite into a closed bite? Read More 

Two Reasons Composite Fillings Are Better Than Amalgam Fillings

14 December 2021
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

When your teeth get partially damaged by tooth decay or undergo a root canal, it is essential to get a tooth filling to preserve the tooth and reinstate the ability to chew food properly. However, as far as tooth fillings are concerned, patients usually have to decide between composite resin fillings and Amalgam fillings. Composite resin fillings get molded using a combination of acrylic resin and glass. Whereas, Amalgam fillings are usually made from silver, copper, tin, zinc, or mercury. Read More 

Four Tips For Finding Affordable Dental Care

8 November 2021
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Dentists help patients keep their teeth beautiful and healthy. Unfortunately, the cost of dental care can add up quickly. With the right techniques, you can get dental care, even on a budget. Here are four tips that can help you find affordable dental care: 1. Volunteer at a dental college Dentists receive extensive training to provide excellent care to patients. Toward the end of their schooling careers, dental students must hone their skills by practicing on patients, which means that you can find discounted dental services at dental colleges. Read More