New Veneers

Did you recently get a set of veneers? If so, then congratulations on your new smile! We love helping people get veneers because of the instant confidence boost they get. Now, to make sure that gorgeous smile lasts, you have to make sure you are taking care of your veneers. They will last a very long time with proper care, but that means you need to be mindful of them and be gentle. If you can do that, you will likely get 10-15 years out of them before they need to be replaced. Caring for New Veneers First of all, you need to make sure you watch what you eat. Veneers are very thin and made out of porcelain in nearly all cases. Unfortunately, porcelain, while it mimics the natural tooth almost perfectly, can stain. If you drink a lot of beverages that would stain...

Prepping for Oral Surgery

There are several times where we could end up needing oral surgery. No matter what occasion that may mean for you, there are a few things to make sure you do to be prepared. You need to make sure you have everything you need on hand, since going out right after is not realistic. Plus, you also need to make sure your home is ready before your surgery begins. Here are a few tips to make getting ready for oral surgery a bit easier. What to Have on Hand for Oral Surgery Recovery You want to make sure to have as many soft, yet healthy foods on hand as you can. You will need to eat carefully following the surgery. This can include things like eggs, yogurt, soup, and ice cream. Make sure you do not get anything that requires you to drink out of a straw, as that can lead...

The Sleep Meds Solution

Do you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep or do you struggle with snoring at night? If so, you might have sleep apnea, but don’t worry – you are not alone! Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted while they are sleeping. Those whose sleep apnea goes untreated stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep and it can happen hundreds of times a night! This could result in the brain and the rest of the body not getting enough oxygen. The main types of sleep apnea are: -Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): This is the more common of the two and it is caused by a blockage of the airway when the tissue located in the back of the throat collapses during sleep....

Are Braces Only for a Pleasing to Look-At Smile?

There are many people who wonder why they should consider braces. After all, their smile may be a little crooked, but they don’t see anything wrong with keeping their teeth where they are. After all, braces are just there to make your smile look better, right? No, that is not the case. It is a pleasing side effect, but that is not the point behind getting braces. In fact, the health of your mouth could depend on you straightening your teeth if they are crooked enough. Why Consider Braces? The main reason for getting braces is to improve the overall health of your mouth. The truth is, when your teeth are crooked, there are gaps in your mouth where your toothbrush simply cannot get to as effectively. This could increase your chance of developing cavities, which...

Top Things to Know Prior to Getting Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the top ways of replacing missing teeth. They are an ideal fix for a single missing tooth, random missing teeth around your mouth, or even an entire arch replacement. However, it is important that you know what to expect before you consider implants to be a viable option. Here are some important things you should know about implants so you can decide if they are right for you. You Need Good Quality and Quantity of Bone to Get Them One of the most important factors in getting a dental implant is the bone that you have in your jaw. It needs to be a good quantity, sufficient enough to hold the post, and also a good quality bone. Bone that is overly porous is not as strong, and will not hold the post as well. If you do not have the right...

Maintain the Bright White of Fresh Tooth Whitening

When you recently had your teeth whitened, it is a great look. Your teeth shine and you want to show off your smile to the world – as you should. In order to keep that look, you need to make sure that you carefully consider what items to have as part of your diet afterwards. Many foods and drinks can lead to discolored, or fully stained teeth. If you want to keep that bright, white look for as long as possible, then make sure to eat these foods and drink these beverages sparingly. Foods to Limit in Your Diet for Whiter Teeth There are many food products you need to be careful of after newly whitened teeth. For example, pretty much anything tomato based should be strictly limited. Tomatoes are great at staining the teeth, plus the high acidic content can lead to...