Like it or not, we are all getting older as we speak. And with that, unfortunately, there are biological consequences to that. Not on do you lost density in your bones, it can also have a damaging impact on your oral health, as well.
Today, your Austin, MN dentist talks to you about how as we age, we need to take particular steps in order to best maintain our smile!
Over the years, your teeth take a lot of damage. The foods we eat can stain them, and we are constantly exposing them to various materials that can cause damage to your enamel.
Tobacco use is another major cause of tooth discoloration, or drinking coffee or red wine. Or you could be lacking certain vitamins, causing splotches, or places that appear translucent.
Over the course of a lifetime, it can be difficult to maintain a bright, clear smile. Today, your Austin, MN dentist explains some common sources of tooth discoloration and how to best protect your smile, both inside and out!
We only hear about wisdom teeth when there are issues with them. They don’t appear to do too much good even when they are healthy. So why do we have them? If we are evolving, are our mouths as well?
It is easier to recognize if there are issues with your wisdom teeth if you know their history and their biological function. It is important to keep a baseline of your body’s mechanisms, in order to properly identify if it is not working properly.
Today, your Austin, MN dentist touches on the biology behind wisdom teeth so that you can properly monitor yours!
Every time you see an oral health professional, you are surely reminded to keep to a strict oral health regimen. This certainly includes twice-daily brushing and an oral rinse. But also comes the one that patients dread the most: flossing.
Maybe it’s the time, or any pain with flossing gums that have not been cared for, but people seem particularly averse to keeping to a strict flossing regimen. Today, your Austin, MN dentist practically begs you to floss. It can save your teeth, and even stabilize the jawbone!
If you’ve thought about getting dental implants, you might try to really envision what it is like to go through the procedure. But sometimes it can be difficult to imagine the steps necessary to have a new tooth or set of teeth placed.
So today, your Austin, MN dentist answers some of your questions about the implant process! (more…)
Everybody wants to look their best during the summer months. From pools to cookouts, it seems every second is filled with activity. Every year, we work on crafting our bodies for summer. But what about your stained teeth? You can get those refreshed quickly and effortlessly.
Today, your Austin, MN dentist lets you in on the secrets of a perfect summer whitening!
Many people view their dental health as primarily cosmetic. If they are able to hide a problem, then maybe it doesn’t matter. They do this with a different smile or a different manner of speech.
And some others think that the health of the mouth is localized. They think that oral health only affects the mouth, or maybe the head, as well.
But your teeth play a significant role in how healthy your heart can be, as well. Today, your Austin, MN dentist discusses how the two are connected, and how science is finding new ties everyday.
Clear aligners, a technology that has become incredibly popular for the past two decades, have helped millions to correct their smiles. These have become well-used as an option for those looking for a little more subtlety.
Maybe over the years a tooth or two have become more and more crooked. This is not only a cosmetic issue, as well. Any overlap can become an issue with tooth collision or bacterial infection.
Today, your Austin, MN dentist writes about how straightening your smile is more accessible than ever. There’s no use putting it off any longer! (more…)
Implants can be prohibitively expensive, while traditional dentures have serious drawbacks. Loose fits or a fit that changes over time, cleaning, or just flat out having them fall out while you are speaking!
Fixed dentures, also known as implant-supported or “all-on-4” dentures, are prosthetic devices for those in need of a whole new set of teeth.These are designed to attach to the jaw surgically, creating a permanent solution for replacement teeth.
Today, your Austin, MN dentist discusses whether this procedure might be your best solution!
Periodontal disease is very common in patients in the United States, with some estimates placing 50% of Americans over 30 suffering from some extent of the disease. The technology to help this condition is not only available, but it is affordable as well!
Nobody should be alarmed or frightened of simple gum grafts. Today, your Austin, MN dentist explains how gum grafts might be a great solution for you.