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What Are Lasers Used for In Dental Care?

Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

While it may sound like futuristic technology, lasers have actually been in use in dental care for a couple of decades now. Precision is a key element for all aspects of dentistry, and lasers are one of the most precise tools available.  Much like other dental tools, the ability to control the power output of the laser has huge advantages for tailoring procedures for specific tasks and patients. Dental lasers are used in three main areas of dentistry: hard tissue applications, soft tissue applications, and cosmetic dentistry.


Foods to Keep Your Teeth Healthy and Your Dentist Happy

Category: Smile Makeovers
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

You hear a lot about foods that are bad for your teeth, such as soda, sugary snacks, and acidic beverages. But there are plenty of foods that actually strengthen your teeth and protect tooth enamel by providing the nutrients your teeth need to stay strong. Teeth are strengthened by a process called remineralization, which involves re-depositing minerals washed away by acidic foods back into the tooth enamel. The most important of these minerals are calcium and phosphorus. Here are some foods that aid in the remineralization process.


Avoid These Foods for Healthy Teeth

Category: Smile Makeovers
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

You know the basic routine for a healthy smile: brush and floss daily and avoid snacks packed with sugar. But some food choices might not be so obviously bad for your dental health. Unlike other gradual changes to your body to which some poor food choices contribute, the food you eat begins to impact your dental health the minute you put it in your mouth. Let’s take a look at some of the worst foods for your teeth and what makes them so bad.


Porcelain Veneers - Don’t Ignore the Symptoms of Teeth Grinding

Category: Implants
Posted on: Friday, Aug 08, 2014

Do you wake up with a dull headache and a sore jaw? You may be grinding your teeth at night. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, as it is known to medical professionals, is a common condition. Teeth grinding may be the result of stress or anxiety, but can also be caused by physiological conditions such as an irregular bite due to missing or crooked teeth.


A Month for a Dental Crown? How About an Hour?

Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014

In the past, dental crowns were a two-appointment affair. If you bit down on something hard and broke a filling, or worse, cracked your tooth, you would need to schedule two dentist visits. In the first office visit, the dentist would numb the area and prepare it for the crown by drilling and filing down the tooth. An impression of the tooth would be made and then sent off to a lab to create a perfect match. The dentist would give you a temporary filling until the lab was done creating the crown, which took about two or three weeks.