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Sensitive Teeth? Sedation Dentistry May Be the Right Choice

Do you carry a fear of the dentist? Well, you aren’t the only one. Many individuals consider themselves “dental phobic” and really dislike making dental visits. This could be due to multiple bad experiences, associated pain, sensitive teeth; the list goes on and on. What if there was an option to make your dental experience a whole lot better? Sedation dentistry might just be the ...

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Are Cosmetic Options the Right Dental Choice For Me?

While many of us get our regular dental checkups and cleanings, it may be that we still aren’t satisfied with our smile. In fact, many people are not content with their teeth, and feel self-conscious about smiling, whether in a professional setting or gathering with friends and family.Age isn’t always kind to teeth. There will be discoloration, chipping, gaps, etc. that can be both ...

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Can Anyone Get Dental Veneers?

Few people think they have a picture perfect smile, and many wish they could do something about it. For anyone self-conscious about stained teeth, gaps, dark spots, chipping, etc. porcelain veneers may be the answer to make you smile more, inside and out.Dental veneers are very thin, and custom made for each patient. They are made from a material that is synthetic but very similar in color ...

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Why Smiles Matter

A smile is one of the few things that do not change with age, making it something that people put a lot of thought and money into. It is generally one of the first things someone sees when we meet them, and often has a lasting impression. So, why exactly are smiles so important?Smiles are one physical attribute that can withstand the test time, and according to a recent study by the ...

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Dental Implant For Fractured Root and Split Tooth

There are a variety of circumstances that call for a dental implant, and one is a fractured or broken tooth.Why Teeth FractureClenching, grinding and chewing on hard objects can lead to cracks. Cracks can spread if not treated quickly. At a certain point, the natural tooth cannot be saved.Previous dental procedures can also cause tooth breakage and fracturing, leading to the need for ...

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Are Home Remedies for Whitening Your Teeth Worth Your Time?

Home Remedies vs. Professional TreatmentHomemade teeth whitening remedies seem to be pretty trendy at the moment. Celebrities like Catherine Zeta Jones and famous T.V. doctors, like Dr. Oz, have all endorsed their own solutions to stubborn stains. Strawberries and baking soda, lemon juice and baking soda, just plain baking soda have all been touted as cost-effective ways to brighten your ...

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4 Reasons to Get Porcelain Veneers

It’s easy to think that porcelain veneers are simply there to improve the appearance of our teeth, a simple facelift for our teeth. While porcelain veneers can definitely makeover our smiles, that’s not all they do. Veneers can also provide other health benefits worth considering when deciding whether veneers are right for you or not. Here’s a list of some good reasons to get porcelain ...

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Top 5 Teeth Wreckers

The longer you can keep your natural teeth intact and healthy the better. It might go without saying, but our mouths are much healthier if we have all our natural teeth. Chipping, cracking, or breaking teeth can result in a number of dental problems and even the loss of your teeth. Losing a tooth might not seem like that big of a deal, but it can be more serious than you think. The jawbone can ...

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Choosing the Shade of Porcelain Veneers

Matching colors is an important part of life on an almost daily basis. We open our closet and try to find clothes that match. We want to match the color of our furniture with the color of our walls. This color matching quest extends into cosmetic dentistry, with porcelain veneers.Veneers are thin coverings for teeth, used to correct blemishes like crookedness, gaps and color. When the ...

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Fear of Needles at the Dentist’s

Dealing with fear of needles at the dentist’s is a common problem, but for some it can make them procrastinate treatments and put at risk their dental health. Thankfully, a caring, competent dentist like Dr. Gleave and some comforting knowledge about the many options available today can just about assuage any fear.Most injections given now are first given with a topical anesthetic which ...

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