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Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Costs, Advantages, and Key Differences
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Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Costs, Advantages, and Key Differences

Both options, dental implants and dentures, offer advantages to different types of patients. Which one is best for you? Tooth loss impacts people for various reasons and at different stages in life. When you’re trying to figure out how to compare dental implants vs. dentures, cost is obviously a massive factor. Convenience and age also...

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
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How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

When a patient finds out they need a dental crown, they typically want to know if it will hurt, how much it will cost, and what it will look like. Another important thing to consider is how long dental crowns last.  No one wants to go through the time and trouble of having to replace...

Do Chewies Really Help Invisalign?
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Do Chewies Really Help Invisalign?

As successful as Invisalign is at straightening teeth, the plastic aligner trays sometimes need a little help. For example, dentists may place Invisalign attachments or buttons onto the teeth to provide leverage, giving the trays something to push against.  Another common accessory is called a dental aligner seater. These are small devices that help the...

16 Young Celebrities with Veneers
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16 Young Celebrities with Veneers

We all know celebrities with smiles that make heads turn. But what some people do not realize is that many of those same celebrities have had help perfecting their stellar smiles.  Getting a perfect set of pearly whites can be a great investment in one of the first things people notice about you. But for...

New Dental Technology: Detecting Cavities With Diode Lasers
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New Dental Technology: Detecting Cavities With Diode Lasers

For more than 100 years dental radiographs, more commonly called x-rays, have been the primary method for detecting cavities. But dentistry is evolving, with new technology appearing all the time. Now some dentists are adding diode lasers to the tools they use to diagnose tooth decay.   Diode lasers have been common for cosmetic dental procedures...

What Halloween Candy Can You Eat With Braces?
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What Halloween Candy Can You Eat With Braces?

Is there anything more frightening than saying “no” to candy around Halloween? For kids with braces, that horror is all too real!  Braces wearers and their parents will be pleased to learn that not all sweet treats are off-limits. What Halloween candy can you eat with braces? It turns out that there are quite a...

What Is A Tooth Abscess? And Is It Serious?
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What Is A Tooth Abscess? And Is It Serious?

If you have severe, throbbing tooth pain along with a pocket of pus near the base of your tooth, you should call a dentist right away. These are warning signs of a tooth abscess, which is a dangerous bacterial infection at the root of a tooth. If left untreated, an abscess could cause permanent damage...

What Should Dental Implants Cost in 2023
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What Should Dental Implants Cost in 2023

When dental implants first became widely available, the costs were so extraordinarily high that most dental surgeons did not offer them. However, as the raw costs of materials have decreased, and the equipment to produce dental implants requires far less of an upfront investment, prices have become much more competitive.  Dental implants, once thought out...

How Long Does it Take Lingual Braces to Work?
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How Long Does it Take Lingual Braces to Work?

Lingual braces have the power of traditional braces without the obvious “metal mouth” look. They work with the same type of brackets and wires as braces, but they are hidden behind the teeth, making them even less noticeable than clear aligner trays like Invisalign.  With any kind of straightening treatment, patients want quick results. How...