Cavities 101: Treatment, Cause, and Prevention

cavities 101: treatment, causes, and prevention

What Are Cavities? The term “cavity” is used to describe dental decay or dental caries because it describes the appearance of decay. A cavity is a hole or indentation, and decay in teeth eventually leads to erosion of the hard outer layer of the tooth.  Bacteria and Decay Bacteria live on and within the body […]

Bridges and Dentures: Cost, Differences, and Recommendations

Bridges and Dentures: Cost, Differences, and Recommendations

Bridges and Dentures The term “bridge” is frequently misunderstood and mistakenly associated with partial dentures. Despite the common confusion, there are distinct differences between the artificial tooth unique to bridges and the false teeth unique to whole and partial dentures.  Significant Differences Perhaps the most significant difference between bridges and dentures is the permanence of […]

An Ounce of Prevention: Cleanings, Cavities, and Fillings

An Ounce of Prevention: Cleanings, Cavities, and Fillings

Although the dentist’s office is often seen as a place to go when something has gone awry, dentistry is about far more than correcting issues with teeth. Dentistry’s goal is to give patients the confidence in their general health that comes from the pursuit of optimal oral health. Why is prevention so important in maintaining […]

Emergency Dental Services and Same-Day Crowns

Emergency Dental Services and Same-Day Crowns

Dental emergencies and same-day crowns often go hand in hand. Although not all dental emergencies lead to the placement of a dental crown, many dental issues are successfully resolved by affixing a dental crown to the top of a damaged or faulty tooth.  Does your current condition constitute a dental emergency?  To help you determine […]

Choosing Veneers for Your Smile Makeover

Choosing Veneers for Your Smile Makeover

Restorative and cosmetic dentistry offer plenty of options for anyone in need of a smile makeover. From crowns to teeth whitening and more, dentists have many tools at their disposal to help improve the appearance and function of teeth.  Veneers are one of the tools in the proverbial toolbelt of dental professionals and can correct […]