Although cavities are preventable, 92% of adults have had at least one in a permanent tooth. If you have a history of tooth decay, you probably needed a filling. Whether amalgam or composite, a filling is designed to provide a long-term solution, but it won’t last forever. If you have a lost dental filling, don’t panic! You’re going to need to see an emergency dentist, even if you aren’t having any pain. While you wait for your appointment, here’s what you can do to make the stressful situation easier.
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July 19, 2022
May 28, 2022
If you have lost multiple teeth and are considering replacing them with a full or partial denture, you may want to think about a more stable alternative. While regular dentures give you back the appearance of having a full set of teeth, they can also affect your nutrition — and not for the better. That’s because dentures rest on top of the gums and may not provide the sturdy foundation to support a healthy diet. So, while it may be easier to chew, you may notice more long-term negative effects. Keep reading to learn more, along with a suggestion for what to do instead.(more…)
March 4, 2022
Dentures are a very popular way to replace missing teeth. With these restorations, you can enjoy your full restored smile again! However, one of the challenges they bring is learning how to speak with them. Though this process may be difficult, there are ways you can master this skill in time. Read on to learn three steps that’ll help when talking with dentures and what you can expect.(more…)
January 3, 2022
You’re looking to get a good night’s rest, but something keeps you from sleeping. You have a toothache, and it just won’t go away. What do you do to relieve the discomfort? If your toothache is bad enough that it’s keeping you from getting to sleep, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible. Until then, your dentist suggests a few ways you can relieve your toothache at night in Ellington so that you can sleep in peace. Read on to find out!(more…)
November 4, 2021
Researching a topic is a great way to learn about it. Talking to an expert on the matter is even better. How about doing both – especially when it’s about something as important and beneficial as dental implants?
Dental implants are the best option for tooth replacement, hands down. If you want to learn more, schedule a dental implant consultation in Ellington. In the meantime, read on to learn some questions for your implant dentist that could yield plenty of valuable information.(more…)
September 4, 2021
As strong as Superman is, he’s still vulnerable when Kryptonite is near. Wonder Woman is one tough cookie, but her weapons can be used against her. Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t vulnerable.
Your teeth are constantly facing substances capable of destroying them, such as the sugar and acids found in the food you eat. You may not notice enamel wear occurring in your mouth because it can happen so slowly, but realizing your teeth are vulnerable to decay can be the first step to spur you to do something about it.
Read on to learn more about enamel loss, what happens if you do not try to prevent it, and how you can preserve the enamel you have.(more…)
August 23, 2021
Nothing is more precious than your child’s developing smile. You do everything you can to ensure their teeth and gums stay healthy. Although you encourage the right oral hygiene habits at home, provide a healthy diet, and take them to their dentist twice a year, you can’t always safeguard their smile from every potential complication, like a dental emergency. A fall from a bike or tripping over a curb can result in a knocked-out tooth. Whether it’s a baby or a primary tooth, you need to act fast. Their smile depends on quick care from an emergency dentist. Don’t panic, here’s what you need to do if your child knocked out a tooth.
July 15, 2021
After finishing your nighttime routine, you shut off the lights and snuggle in bed, ready to drift off into dreamland. Then, it hits you – a sharp, painful, and persistent toothache. You quickly realize that unless you do something about it, there’s no way you’re falling asleep now. While you may not be able to get rid of it completely, here are some tips for managing the pain to help you catch some z’s. (more…)
June 9, 2021
Over the last couple of decades, Invisalign has made it easier than ever to straighten your teeth. The removable clear aligners let you eat and drink whatever you want during treatment without compromising your appearance. Although Invisalign is generally more comfortable than traditional braces, many patients experience soreness or sensitivity as they wear the aligners. Keep reading to learn why this occurs and some tips for relieving Invisalign discomfort.
May 11, 2021
If you’ve started your journey to a straight smile with Invisalign, the clear aligners provide the discreet and convenient solution you need for your busy life. It’s easy to maintain your treatment plan and care for your aligners while you’re at home, but what about when you’re traveling? Whether for personal or professional purposes, don’t let a trip away from home delay your treatment. Here are 4 tips to make traveling with Invisalign easier, so nothing stands in your way of achieving a beautiful smile.