Clean looking white teeth can be a big boost to one's confidence. Dental cosmetic bleaching is safe and effective at whitening teeth, it's also affordable. The teeth naturally stain and turn yellow as we age. Those who regularly drink tea or coffee, smoke, or just eat food with dark colorings like berries, tend to get stained teeth.
Teeth whitening can have a dramatic change on your appearance. The procedure is quick and you can get teeth as much as eight shades lighter after one treatment. This is faster and much more economical than a lot of at-home whitening products. Whiter teeth will make you look younger and more vibrant. If you have questions and would like to know more, don't hesitate to call us or send a message to Dr. C Family Dentistry.
Teeth are very resilient. Enamel, the surface of our teeth, is the hardest material in our body. But teeth do get weak and wear down in time. They may crack or spit from injury, and the tooth's shape can also change. What a crown does is restore a tooth's strength, shape and function. If the tooth felt sensitive before, a crown will take care of that.
A crown is done on just one tooth, while a dental bridge is done on multiple teeth right next to each other. Both crowns and bridges use porcelain pieces to cover and protect the chewing surface of the teeth.
A dental bridge can replace missing teeth or repair existing teeth. A bridge can be removed, so it is easier to clean. An implant with a crown replaces a single tooth. Both a dental bridge and a crown can be made to look and feel like natural teeth. Dr. Cochran and staff will be glad to explain and explore tooth repair and replacement options, so you can decide what's best for you.
Tooth loss can be devastating to the self-esteem. Not having any kind of teeth replacement can also affect your nutrition, as it becomes difficult to eat most kinds of food. This is why full or partial dentures are important for those with missing teeth. There are more permanent options for tooth replacement, such as implants and bridgework. Each treatment plan has their pros and cons, and we can help you decide which is best for you.
Dentures however, is one of the oldest remedies for tooth lose, and we can offer you several different types of dentures, for different conditions and preferences. Set an appointment with us so we can show you your teeth replacement options, and be part of your teeth solution.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. It's one of those diseases that works slowly, affecting the gums at first, then loosening teeth from the gum and jaw. Gum disease happens because of poor oral hygiene, poor nutrition, or as a side-effect of medication. Some people, such as pregnant women, diabetics and those with heart disease, are more likely to develop gum disease.
Symptoms of gum disease usually present in those in their 30s or 40s. It's rare for a younger person to get gingivitis, but it does happen. Gum disease happens when plaque builds close to the gum, and introduces bacteria into the gum tissue. The gums get an infection, causing some swelling and bad breath.
Whenever you visit us here at Dr. C, our dental hygienists can give you an examination and assess the health of you gums and teeth. Regular dentist visits is the best way to prevent or catch gum disease in its early stages, before it leads to tooth loss.