Mary Rhodes

Getting Back to Normal About a Dental Implant

Dentist Blog

Dental implants can provide those missing a tooth or two with the most natural, realistic, and easy-care options available. Before dental implants were invented, patients chose between partial dentures or a bridge, neither of which are necessarily worry-free. Once your implant is in place, you might wonder when your teeth will begin to feel normal again. For a guide on what to expect after dental implant surgery, read below. Some Discomfort Is to be Expected

16 May 2022

Why Are Some Of Your Teeth Shorter Than Their Neighbors?

Dentist Blog

When you're young, barring any injuries or defects to your smile, chances are all of your teeth are about the same length. However, once you get older, you might flash a smile in the mirror only to realize that some of your teeth appear to be shorter, or they may have visibly blunted and/or uneven edges. If you're wondering how this happened and what you can do about it, here's what you should know.

30 March 2022

How To Prevent Jaw Strains During Dental Treatments If You Have TMD

Dentist Blog

If you have temporomandibular joint disorder, or are at risk for one, you may be wary of dental procedures since keeping your mouth open may cause muscle tightness and discomfort. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent jaw strain and reduce the symptoms of TMD before and after your dental treatments. Read on to learn more about jaw strain and how to make your dental appointments more comfortable. How Can You Reduce the Risks of Strain Before and During Your Appointment?

25 February 2022

Veneer Treatment Vs. Teeth Whitening: How To Choose The Right Treatment For Whiter Teeth

Dentist Blog

Stained or discolored teeth can destroy one's confidence and self-esteem. Whether your teeth are stained from consuming highly pigmented foods, smoking, taking certain medications, or neglecting oral hygiene, you can whiten them and restore your smile. Veneers and teeth whitening products are two popular treatments you can use to achieve whiter teeth. However, these treatments have varying procedures and results. Read on to find out the key factors you should consider when choosing the right treatment.

13 January 2022

Four Great Benefits of In-Office Teeth Whitening

Dentist Blog

Do you want to reclaim your dazzling smile? Many teeth whitening products are on the market today, but having teeth whitened at a dentist's office is more effective.  At the dentist's office, teeth whitening provides lasting results, and it is possible to get immediate results and greater benefits from proper dental assessment. Also, in-office teeth whitening treatments are quick and pain-free. So why should you choose in-office treatment the next time you need teeth whitening?

30 November 2021

How Crowns Can Help Fix Your Teeth

Dentist Blog

There are many different types of dental crowns. Some crowns are white like the material of a natural tooth. These tooth-colored devices are often made of porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-porcelain, resin, or zirconia. A crown with porcelain that is fused to metal is typically less expensive than an all-porcelain or zirconia crown. Additionally, a resin crown is likely to be the least expensive, but it may be the easiest to damage. Dentists use crowns frequently.

20 October 2021

What Can Orthodontists Do For Young Patients?

Dentist Blog

Orthodontists treat misalignments of patients' teeth and jaws. They also offer treatments to align crooked teeth or teeth that have not grown in properly. Orthodontic care can begin from an early age. Here are four things that orthodontists can do for young patients: 1. Evaluate kids' mouths for treatment Most kids start their orthodontic treatment once their last permanent tooth has grown in. However, sometimes it may be appropriate to start orthodontic treatment sooner.

13 September 2021

Do You Have Missing Teeth? 5 Reasons To Consider Dental Implants

Dentist Blog

If you have missing, cracked, or severely damaged teeth, it is advisable to consider dental implants. This tooth replacement option is also suitable for people who want to stop wearing dentures because they probably loosen or slip as they talk or eat. But how can this treatment benefit you? Below are five reasons to consider dental implants. 1. Prevent Bone Loss Your jaw bone needs stimulation from chewing to maintain a healthy mass.

30 July 2021

Cosmetic Dental Bridges May Be Your Best Option

Dentist Blog

If you no longer have one or more of your teeth, then the dentist may suggest different options for you. One of them may be to use a dental bridge to replace the teeth, as long as you are a good candidate. Learn more here about this type of tooth replacement, what it takes for you to be a candidate, and why this option may be more to your advantage than others.

22 June 2021

Why A Crown Is Often Better Than A Full Tooth Replacement

Dentist Blog

It might seem odd that dental crown implants are still so widely popular when there are many very convincing tooth implants that can be used instead. After all, that seems like the next logical step in dentistry, replacing older, bad teeth, with new ones that are stronger and will last longer. However, the truth is that there are many benefits to dental crown implants that other implants cannot compete with. If you are weighing up between getting a crown or a full tooth replacement, then here are a few reasons why you might want to stick with dental crowns for now.

11 May 2021