Archive for June, 2011

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums and/or smile. Cosmetic dentistry offers a wide variety of treatment options for people seeking to enhance their smile including: Tooth Whitening: Tooth whitening or dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging or […]

Flossing Your Teeth

Flossing is a way to clean in between your teeth using dental floss. Floss is usually made from nylon filaments or plastic monofilaments. It may be coated with a flavoring agent such as mint which can make flossing more refreshing. What Are The Benefits of Dental Flossing? Flossing removes tiny trapped food particles and also […]

How Often Is It Necessary To Have Dental X-Rays?

Many factors go into determining the frequency of dental x-rays. These include present oral health, age considerations and signs and symptoms of oral disease. X-rays are used to show decay under fillings or between teeth, abscesses, periodontal gum disease, bone loss and some types of tumors. Some people may need X-rays as often as every […]

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that permanently attach to the enamel surface of your teeth. They are most commonly used to improve the appearance your smile. Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape to produce a whiter, brighter, natural smile without orthodontics or braces. Porcelain veneers can correct […]

Dental Health During Pregnancy

Pregnancy should be a joyful time. Making the right choices will help improve your overall health and prevent oral problems that can affect the health of your unborn child. Because hormone levels rise considerably during pregnancy, a woman is more likely to develop gingivitis (periodontal disease) – an infection of the gums that causes swelling, […]

How Often Should A Child Visit The Dentist?

In order to prevent dental problems, a child should be introduced to the dental office just after their third birthday. It’s important to start going to the dentist at a young age so the child becomes familiar with the process. When a child gets older, he’ll begin a routine of twice a year dental visits. […]