Going to the dentist isn't any fun, but it is one of those things that just has to be done. For years, I fought the process and didn't go for my regular cleanings and in the end, it sure didn't pay to do so. I ended up spending ten times as much time in the chair and a boat-load of money in dental repairs. If you don't like going to the dentist, you can make it easier on yourself. This blog will show you a few tips that can help you improve the experience and get through the treatment without as much discomfort.
4 December 2015
Around 15 million root canals are performed each year. This means that the treatment is both a common and routine one that most dentists are very familiar with completing. Most root canals are performed due to the formation of an infection within the tooth. The treatment removes pus and bacteria from the infection, and it also gets rid of damaged tissues and the nerves that sit low in the tooth. Root canals usually do not fail or require additional treatment once they are completed.
3 December 2015
When it comes to revitalizing your own personal aesthetic, cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular over the years. Not only does cosmetic dentistry perform an aesthetic function, but it can also increase the strength and resilience of your teeth and oral health as well. Despite the increased visibility of cosmetic dentistry as a practice, there are still a number of procedures that are not very well known to the public at large.
3 December 2015
Dental decay isn't the only way you could potentially lose a tooth. Severe trauma caused by an accident, contact sports or even through a bit of horseplay gone too far can lead to a partially or completely avulsed (knocked-out) tooth. Over 5 million teeth are knocked out due to these and other injuries. Unless you're a hockey player who takes a missing tooth as a badge of pride, there's a good chance that you'll want to hang onto your tooth to preserve your complete smile.
3 December 2015
It's that time of year again: in between eating turkey and shopping for holiday gifts, it might occur to you that your dental insurance benefits are scheduled to reset on January 1. If you have dental work that needs to be done, this can conjure up feelings of dread and worry: have you maximized your dental benefits in order to minimize your out-of-pocket costs both this year and next year? The administrative staff at your dental office will be able to give you specific advice based on your individual circumstances, but in the meantime, here are a list of considerations to keep in mind.
21 February 2014
Getting a cavity filled is one of the most important things you can do to protect your teeth from decay and other extensive problems. A dentist in Colorado Springs can repair cavities of all sizes with his restorative treatments called fillings. In order to have a better understanding of how your provider treats tooth decay, you must first learn how it develops in your mouth. What Is Tooth Decay and How Does It Form?