If your teeth are looking a bit yellow or stained, your first instinct may be to call your dentist and schedule a professional whitening treatment. However, doing so can be expensive (between $400 and $900). It's worth your while to try some at-home whitening treatments first. Beyond at-home whitening kits, which can even cost as much as $70, there are several much cheaper, natural remedies to consider trying. Orange Peel
24 December 2015
Crowns are a common dental procedure used to treat a variety of different issues. Your dentist may advise that you receive a crown if you have a weak tooth that might require a bridge, or you have a tooth that is very discolored or has been partially removed. Some people also opt to have a crown put in for cosmetic reasons. Before you make your appointment to get a crown, here are some things you will need to know.
8 December 2015
The summer brings on an exciting time that allows teens to recuperate from a long school year. During the summer, you don't have a routine of attending classes at a certain time, going to lunch at a certain time, and commuting back and forth from home at a certain time. When you have braces during the summer, you have much more flexibility when it comes to maintaining them properly. Heading back to school brings on a stricter routine that doesn't offer this same type of flexibility.
17 November 2015
For those that are missing teeth, techniques such as dental bonding and veneers may not be the best option for fixing your smile. While dentures are a viable solution, they can be unappealing to younger patients that still have healthy gums. Instead of living with missing teeth, you should consider dental implants. These 4 benefits might convince you to have this surgical procedure done. Implants Will Improve Your Confidence
28 October 2015
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants can be an excellent option for those that are needing this type of cosmetic work done to their mouths. However, it is a relatively new procedure that can be rather misunderstood by potential patients. After you have learned the answers to the following couple of routine questions concerning the procedure for getting dental implants, you will find yourself in a far stronger position to make an informed choice for restoring your smile.
14 October 2015
Taking care of your teeth is critical to your overall dental health. Being able to have teeth that will last a lifetime is well worth the effort to most people. However, going to the dentist is also something that most people get nervous about doing. Knowing specific tips that can help you ease the stress of an upcoming dental appointment are certain to come in handy. Tip #1: Get a good night's sleep
22 September 2015
Braces can be on your teeth for a few months to a few years, and that can be a long time to put up with the discomfort braces can bring. Moving teeth is a slow process, and for good reason – trying to move your teeth too quickly could damage them. However, with proper care and looking out for habits that could slow the process, you can make sure your braces are off more quickly.
9 September 2015
There is no denying that a bright smile is considered attractive in our society. When you smile and show your pearly whites to the world, you will make a great impression with other people. You probably already know that dark-colored beverages and foods, such as coffee, curry sauce and red wine, can cause your teeth to develop deep stains. Did you also know there are certain foods that can actually whiten your teeth over time?
17 August 2015
If you feel like your teeth aren't clean, or that you have bad breath, schedule an appointment with your dental hygienist. The dental office you use may not have a fast opening to get you seen by the dentist, but they should be able to get you in with just the hygienist. The hygienist is able to clean your teeth and tell you if they see anything that looks like a questionable cavity, or anything that needs attention before your next scheduled visit with the dental professional at a place like Legacy Dental Arts.
29 July 2015
Cosmetic dentistry can help you to restore your beautiful smile and give you a boost of confidence, but the procedure may leave you feeling tired and in some significant pain. Since it might take a few days before you feel like your old self again, consider the different ways you can pamper yourself as you heal. Here are just a few things you can do to make the recovery process go a little bit more smoothly.
14 July 2015