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Is Cosmetic Bonding in Your Future?
Posted on 1/15/2020 by Water's Edge Dental
Although some patients seem to have the potential for a more perfect smile than others, many will have cosmetic issues with their teeth at some point in their life that require restorative dental procedures. Fortunately, there are several options for dental restorations that can give your smile a makeover, including veneers, dental implants, or cosmetic bonding. When to Choose Dental BondingWhether your teeth are stained or dull-looking, you have unsightly gaps or broken teeth, or misalignment is your concern, cosmetic bonding is often a cost-effective choice for correcting aesthetic issues you have with your teeth. The treatment most similar to bonding in function and form are dental veneers, which are often made of porcelain that closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth. Both dental bonding and veneers are thin coverings for your teeth, but in contrast to veneers, cosmetic bonding is performed using a resin that also matches your natural teeth well. Cosmetic Bonding vs VeneersAlthough both bonding and veneers treat cosmetic issues with your smile, each has its own merits in different situations. In the case of minor issues, dental bonding is often preferable to veneers. Popular opinion is that veneers offer better aesthetic improvement due to the natural appearance of the porcelain material and because they cover the whole tooth. Also, It can be performed as an outpatient procedure in a single appointment. Hopefully, this blog has helped you make a more informed decision about how to approach treatment for an unsightly smile. We would love to help you weigh your options and add peace of mind to your decision about cosmetic issues with your smile, so please contact our office for a consultation....
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Why So Few People Brush the Roof of Their Mouths?
Posted on 12/25/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
It can be difficult taking enough time to thoroughly brush, floss and gargle. Let alone, to find the time to include making an effort to brush places like your tongue and the roof of your mouth. Doing so will increase your chances of oral infections and diseases. Understanding Your PalateFor the most part, the roof of your mouth is reasonably “out of sight, out of mind.” Try and run your tongue along it from the front to the back. Notice it begins as a hard palate right behind your teeth. Behind your teeth, feel that ridge? That is the bone of your hard palate, it's what separates your oral cavity from your nasal organs. You'll notice either a ridged or raised area in the middle. It's where the sides of your palate grew together as a baby. In some, it doesn't fully fuse together, called a “cleft palate”. When it's small, it's not an issue, but if it's large. It causes trouble swallowing and speech issues. As your tongue reaches the rear, it is soft and boneless. This soft palate area helps with swallowing by closing off the airway. There are many taste buds and minor salivary glands in the roof of your mouth. We have taste buds, and we have minor salivary glands up there. Nothing too earth shattering. Painting Your MouthViewing your oral hygiene as a “painting of the mouth” is a wonderful way of viewing oral cleanliness. By using your toothbrush like a paintbrush and the paste and mouthwash like paint, you'll use it to discard and destroy all unhealthy bacteria from the seven areas of your oral surface. They include your gums, teeth, tongue, lips, cheeks, mouth floor and of course, the roof. Using the brush as a paint brush, you “paint” all of those surfaces for a complete oral washing. Doing this results in greatly reducing the number of bacteria and diseases that are living in your mouth. Remembering to clean the roof of your mouth will help you also clean those other forgotten areas. You'll stay fresher for much longer and also be further protected from oral diseases....
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How to Keep from Staining Your Dental Crowns
Posted on 12/15/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
When a tooth has become infected and needs a root canal, the most common restorative method is to implement a dental crown. Dental crowns are devices that restore the tooth to its natural appearance and also help promote good oral hygiene. Moreover, dental crowns are needed to stop reinfection of the tissue underneath a tooth once a root canal has been performed. Dental crowns can be made of various materials such as ceramics, metal alloys, and porcelain. However, porcelain is usually used to give the tooth a more natural appearance. Though porcelain is a great material for making a tooth look natural, it stains more easily than a natural tooth. This is because porcelain is a more permeable material than the enamel of teeth. Because dental crowns are more easily stained, people often experience their crown becoming darker than the teeth that surround it. Though staining is unavoidable in most situations, there are measures that you can take to keep your crown from losing its whiteness as quickly. Steps You Can TakeThe first measure to take is to stay away from foods and drinks that cause staining. Foods that are heavily dyed with artificial colors can make crowns change color because they will absorb the color. If you eat a lot of foods with artificial red dye, it could turn your crown a dull shade of red over time. Drinks to avoid include coffee, tea, or other dark liquids. We understand you may need your coffee or tea in the morning, so try drinking them from a straw to avoid the liquid touching your teeth. Another measure you can take is proper dental hygiene. This includes brushing and flossing at least twice a day as well as scheduling regular teeth cleanings at our office. For the latter, we can help you set up an appointment. Just give us a call, and we'll be happy to help!...
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All Posts:

Is Cosmetic Bonding in Your Future?
1/15/2020
Why So Few People Brush the Roof of Their Mouths?
12/25/2019
How to Keep from Staining Your Dental Crowns
12/15/2019
Signs of Sweet Sensitivity in Your Teeth
11/20/2019
How Does Saliva Restore the pH Balance in Your Mouth After Consuming Acidic Items?
11/10/2019
How Sleeping with Your Mouth Open Impacts Your Oral Health
10/25/2019
Is There Ever a Bad Age for Dental Sealants?
10/15/2019
Dangers of Not Getting a Numb Tooth Checked
9/25/2019
Can You Leave Ice on Too Long After Dental Work?
9/15/2019
Just How Strong Is Tooth Enamel
8/25/2019
Is There Anything You Can Do if You Lose Your Tooth's Enamel?
8/15/2019
It Is Important to See a Dentist During Pregnancy
7/20/2019
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Flossing?
7/10/2019
What Does an Oral Piercing Do to Harm Your Oral Health?
6/25/2019
How Can a Dental Filling Leak?
6/15/2019
Tips for Caring for New Veneers
5/25/2019
Things to Avoid if You Have Veneers
5/15/2019
Dangers Associated with a Boring Oral Hygiene Routine
4/20/2019
Cracked Teeth Have Several Restorative Options
4/10/2019
Should Adults Ask About Dental Sealants, Too?
3/25/2019
Reasons Your Teeth May Hurt When You Get Up In the Morning
3/15/2019
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
2/25/2019
How Ice Harms Your Teeth
2/15/2019
Is Alcohol Based Mouthwash Good for Your Mouth?
1/25/2019
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
1/15/2019
What to Expect Following an Injury to Your Tooth
12/25/2018
What to Do When You Notice Loose Teeth
12/15/2018
Is An Over The Counter Mouth Guard Better Than A Custom One?
11/25/2018
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
11/15/2018
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
10/25/2018
Times When You May Need a Soft Tissue Graft
10/15/2018
We Want You to Share Your Fears with Us So We Can Help
9/25/2018
We Can Help with Restorative Dentistry
9/15/2018
Why You Never Want to Skip Past Dental Insurance Because of Expensive Premiums
8/25/2018
Why You May Want to Start Oil Pulling
8/15/2018
Managing Acid Reflux Can Help Your Oral Health
7/20/2018
Does Vaping Cause Oral Health Problems?
7/10/2018
Why a Toothache May Start Off as Sinus Pain
6/20/2018
What You Should Have in a Dental Emergency Kit
6/10/2018
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Lots of Water
5/20/2018
Why Do You Need to Come See Us Every Six Months?
5/10/2018
Why Gums Often Bleed in Pregnant Women
4/20/2018
What Swelling In Your Mouth Could Mean
4/10/2018
How to Change Up Your Brushing Routine to Make It Less Routine
3/25/2018
How Does Nitrous Oxide Help Relieve Dental Anxiety?
3/15/2018
Why Do So Many People Fear Root Canals?
2/25/2018
What to Do if a Dental Veneer Ever Chips or Breaks Off
2/15/2018
Your Dentist is Not Going to Shame You for Coming In After Years of Missed Treatments
1/25/2018
Your Dentist Can Help You Give Up Nicotine
1/15/2018
Who to Ask for Help From If You Need Assistance Flossing Better
12/25/2017
Bleaching Your Teeth Too Often Can Leave Them in Peril
12/15/2017
What Scuba Diving Can Do to Harm Your Oral Health
11/27/2017
What Orange Lipstick Does to the Appearance of Your Teeth?
11/17/2017
Your Tongue May Be the Harbor of Your Bad Breath
10/27/2017
Tips for Finding the Perfect Toothbrush
10/17/2017
Things to Chew That Will Freshen Your Breath
9/30/2017
Protecting Your Teeth and Gums While Pregnant
9/20/2017
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