October 12, 2019
For any dentist, preserving a tooth is always a top priority. However, there are times when a tooth must be extracted. Still, on other occasions, a tooth may be lost to advanced bacteria growth or sudden trauma. No matter how or why a tooth is loss, the general consensus is that it’s important for it to be replaced. A simple yet effective solution is to receive a dental crown and bridge. As you continue reading, you’ll discover what the process entails and why it’s a viable option for replacing a missing tooth. In addition, you’ll learn about the alternative of having a dental implant placed.
September 17, 2019
Each tooth is dependent on those surrounding it to maintain its position. Therefore, if even one is left missing for a prolonged period of time, there can be issues. One challenge that can arise is the other teeth shifting. This can cause further problems, one of which is the accelerated accumulation of bacteria and plaque. Thankfully, this and other unwanted issues can be averted with the placement of a dental implant. To get an understanding of what makes the procedure so effective, the question needs to be answered: “What are dental implants made of?” Continue reading as a local dentist provides some insight!
August 5, 2019
Fillings, teeth cleanings, and direct bonding procedures are pretty standard affairs at most checkups with your dentist in Salinas. However, dental crowns are starting to become more and more popular, and with good reason. They can be used to fix a wide variety of issues with a tooth. Read more to learn more about crowns, what they are made of, and how they can benefit you.
July 10, 2019
Who doesn’t want a smile like the ones celebrities on TV have? That’s why there are so many products on the market promising that they can give you whiter, prettier teeth. But are these do-it-yourself treatments really as reliable as professional whitening? Learn more about the various methods of teeth whitening in Salinas – and why seeing your dentist may be your best bet.
June 8, 2019
Have you ever taken a bite into a big juicy steak? What about some delicious crunchy chips? If you are missing teeth, chances are you haven’t in a while. You may have had to stick to soft foods. What if there was a way to replace your teeth that allowed you to eat whatever you wanted again? There is, with dental implants. They are a permanent solution to teeth loss that offer many benefits. However, they are not the answer for everyone. A dentist is here to take a closer look at implants and whether you would be a good candidate for them.
May 4, 2019
You just broke a tooth while crunching ice, and it’s incredibly painful. You know you need to call your emergency dentist as soon as possible, but what are you going to do about the pain in the meantime? Fortunately, for many dental emergencies, there are over-the-counter solutions that can provide temporary relief before getting proper treatment. Here are some common dental emergencies and how to care for them before your emergency appointment.
April 21, 2019
Tooth extractions aren’t anyone’s idea of fun, but they are sometimes necessary to improve your oral health or relieve discomfort. If you’ve recently found out that you need a tooth extraction, it’s natural to start wondering what the procedure will be like. But that partially depends on the reason your tooth is being taken out and the type of extraction a dentist recommends. Just as there are different types of dental fillings and crowns, there are also different types of extraction procedures, some of which are considered easier than others. Keep reading to learn more below and get an idea of what you can expect!
March 25, 2019
You’ve just chipped your tooth at your company kickball game by sliding into home base, and suddenly you taste a little blood. You’re nervous about whether or not you should get help, but your friends say you’ll be fine. Even though you experience a searing pain every time you open your mouth, you’re not quite sure what would qualify as a “dental emergency” is, and you don’t want to make a big deal over nothing.
To minimize future problems and get immediate pain relief, it’s important to get to an emergency dentist as soon as possible while taking your own precautionary measures. Here’s how to handle the top 3 dental emergencies. (more…)
February 25, 2019
You’ve suffered tooth loss, but since you’re a natural planner, you tend not to jump into things without first taking a look at the different components. Thus, you want to know the cost of dental implants being inserted to replace your missing teeth. You’d also like an explanation of what the different parts of the procedure are. As you continue reading, find the answers you’ve been looking for!
February 14, 2019
The decision of whether or not to remove wisdom teeth differs from one person to the next. In general, it’s best to have them removed as a preventative measure. Otherwise, they may cause cavities or impaction later in life. However, because this is an individual matter, it’s important to seek the advice of your family dentist.