Although not ideal, it is common to need a tooth extracted or to have a tooth fall out due to severe decay, gum disease, trauma to the mouth, and effects following intense medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Many patients question if their missing teeth need to be replaced, especially when a rear molar needs to be removed. Patients often think they can postpone or permanently delay choosing a tooth replacement and leave the space empty because it is not visible. At Aesthetic Smile Design, we always recommend replacing a tooth no matter where it is in your mouth.
Are you amazed at some of the changes that you have seen in treatments and dental technology over the past many years? The world of dental health is continuously evolving at a rapid pace and we believe in upgrading our dental technology whenever we feel it is beneficial to the comfort and level of service we can offer our patients. We have recently added a new piece of technology to our office that will improve the quality of treatment we offer to our patients. Read on to learn more about this new technology and how it can benefit your treatment.
From an early age, we learn about the importance of oral health. As children, many of us have our parents or loved ones to teach us how to brush our teeth, the importance of eating healthy foods, and how to properly care for our bodies. As children become teenagers, many kids begin to test the boundaries as they crave the independence of adulthood. Because we were all teenagers at one point, we can certainly relate to all the trials and tribulations of growing up. At Aesthetic Smile Design, our goal is to help avoid the decline in oral health that can occur once teenagers start being responsible for their own hygiene. We want to help our patients understand the link between oral health and overall health.
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? These exams are extremely important for both your oral and overall health. Many patients are surprised to learn that we do much more than just clean your teeth and inspect for decay. We also inspect for other serious conditions such as gum disease and oral cancer. Oral cancer screenings are extremely important and only take moments to complete. Do you know if you are at risk for developing oral cancer? Continue reading to learn more about oral cancer and what to do if you are a high risk candidate for developing this disease.
Have you been delaying recommended dental treatments due to out of pocket costs or lack of insurance coverage? While we know that many of our patients are busy preparing for the upcoming holidays, now is the perfect time to consider starting and taking advantage of a flexible spending account, or FSA. This is a great way to enjoy the income tax savings and utilize it to receive dental care that will improve your quality of life. If your employer offers you this benefit option, It is a great way to pay for your dental needs with money that is not subject to Federal income tax!
Once November arrives, many people switch over to a holiday mindset in preparation for the upcoming festivities. The holiday displays and shopping events are well under way at your favorite retail location, and the online sales have already begun. Before you know it, the get-togethers with family and friends will begin and the delicious food and drink will begin to flow. We want to take a moment and remind our patients about the importance of maintaining healthy habits for a healthy mouth.
We cannot believe that it is already November and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is right around the corner. We know that many of our patients have been looking forward to the holidays this year, because their plans and celebrations had to be cancelled last year. Now is the perfect time to make any changes to your smile that you have been considering. You can attend any family function or smile brightly for your holiday card without the insecurities of your smile bothering you or holding you back from showing your pearly whites. We offer a number of treatments that can bring about any change you would like to see. Interested in learning more about a treatment that can help you? Read on to learn more about some of the life-changing dental treatments we offer.
When you eat or drink something very hot or very cold, do you ever experience discomfort? You might feel this when you take a big bite into a delicious ice cream cone or when you take a sip of freshly made coffee. If so, you are experiencing what is commonly referred to as tooth sensitivity. Many of you have most likely experienced tooth sensitivity at some point. While it is common, it should not be something that happens frequently. If so, your mouth is giving you a warning that something may be wrong with your oral health. Read on to learn what conditions you may be experiencing.
As is the way of the world today, dental technology and advancements in treatments are ever changing. At Aesthetic Smile Design, we offer our patients the latest in dental innovations, materials, and treatments. We participate in various continuing education opportunities to stay current on the latest skills and techniques. We also regularly invest in new equipment to offer the very best outcomes for our patients and to ensure that they are safe and comfortable during their treatment. We want to share some of the digital technology that we frequently use in our office and how it can offer enhanced dental care and services.
Would you love to make a change to your smile but have been hesitant to follow through? It can be difficult for many people to accept change, even when it is something they would love to see, such as a beautiful smile. Making changes to your smile can improve not only the appearance, but can also improve the function of your bite and your oral health. There are numerous benefits to making needed and desired changes to your teeth. Continue reading to learn more about these benefits as well as treatments that we may suggest to get the smile of your dreams.