If you think of tooth gaps and crooked teeth as just a cosmetic issue, think again. While many people with these problems are self-conscious about the way their teeth look, going to an orthodontist is a lot more than just vanity; misaligned teeth can have real dental consequences. Decay Between Teeth Crooked teeth can be difficult to floss, making people less likely to floss daily. And teeth with even small gaps in between them can trap particles of food. [Read More]
Debunking Common Myths About Porcelain Crowns
If you are looking at the different alternatives you have to make your smile more aesthetically pleasing, there is no question that the idea of porcelain crowns will come up. This form of cosmetic dentistry is one of the faster ways to completely transform the appearance of your smile. However convenient and effective, a lot of potential patients will completely skip this option altogether, and this is usually due to some misconception about porcelain crowns. [Read More]
Serious Health Risks Of A Dental Fistula
A dental fistula is a canal that opens up between an infected tooth and another area of the body such as the sinus, soft tissue, or bloodstream. The spread of infected material through your body has potentially serious health risks if the fistula and related abscessed tooth untreated. Here are a few of the most serious health risks of a dental fistula. If you suspect you have a tooth infection, contact your dentist immediately to receive treatment so that the problem doesn't progress: [Read More]
Should You Get Crowns Or Veneers?
If you are currently unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, due to staining, chips, or spacing issues, you can get either crowns or veneers to cover these imperfections. While each of these procedures works well at covering the imperfections, there is more to know about each one when deciding which is right for you. What are dental crowns? You first option is to get a dental crown. This is a restoration procedure that fabricates a cap made of porcelain or other materials to be placed over the problem tooth. [Read More]