Davison Dental Blogs
6 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease
As more and more research about gum disease is surfacing, the need for prevention is more urgent than ever. Gum disease is when your gum tissue and surrounding bones become infected. Gingivitis is a type of gum disease that only affects the gums. Read the 6 tips for preventing gum disease here.
Dental Bridges: Types & Advantages
A lot of our confidence stems from our appearance. So it makes sense that we don't feel confident when our teeth aren't looking their best. Having missing teeth can make you feel insecure, but thankfully dental bridges can restore your confidence in no time! Read more about dental bridge types and advantages here.
Dentures: Cost, Type & Care
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Read more about denture cost, types and care here.
7 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth
Tooth sensitivity can be difficult to deal with, especially when something as simple as drinking water can aggravate it. Teeth sensitivity has many causes, so it’s important to know what could be causing your sensitivity. Read over the list below to figure out what may be causing your teeth sensitivity. Read more about causes of sensitive teeth here.
Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions
Dental implants are titanium screws that serve as anchors in the jaw bone to replace missing teeth. After a few months the jaw bone fuses to the implant, then an abutment, or “post” is screwed into the implant. Read more about dental implants here.
When Is a Tooth Extraction Needed?
Generally, the dentist will recommend treatments that will save teeth; but when a tooth is so damaged that it cannot be saved, a dental extraction is the best choice. Read more about when a tooth needs extraction here.
The Importance of Wearing Night Guards
Do you wake up with terrible headaches and a sore jaw? Are your teeth flattened and worn down? If so, you may be in the habit of grinding your teeth. Nighttime bruxism, or teeth grinding, is when you unconsciously grind your teeth during sleep. This can do loads of damage to not only your teeth but to your jaw as well. That’s why it’s crucial to take action early on before too much damage is done. Read more about the importance of wearing night guards here.
The Impact of Food and Drink on Dental Health
Preventing cavities nvolves more than brushing your teeth — good oral health also requires a balanced diet. We know that soda and candy cause tooth decay, but what about healthy foods like tomatoes and apples? The moment any food enters your mouth, you expose your teeth to acids that wear down your enamel. Read more about the impact of food and drink on your dental health here.
Benefits Of Regular Dental Visits
When you smile — that is, when you’re not afraid to open your mouth and show your teeth — you convey a sense of well-being and confidence. And, indeed, everyone wants to smile with you. In fact, it’s contagious. People respond to a healthy, shiny smile. It doesn’t matter if they’re a prospective dating partner or a future boss. Read more about the benefits of regular dental visits here.
Smiling Can Improve Your Quality of Life
When you smile — that is, when you’re not afraid to open your mouth and show your teeth — you convey a sense of well-being and confidence. And, indeed, everyone wants to smile with you. In fact, it’s contagious. People respond to a healthy, shiny smile. It doesn’t matter if they’re a prospective dating partner or a future boss. Read more about how smiling can improve your quality of life here.
What Is IV Sedation?
Some people can’t even fathom thinking about stepping into a dentist’s office. Because of their dental phobia, they rarely, if ever, see a dentist, and their oral health pays for it. Fortunately, intravenous (IV) sedation is a great tool for calming down patients who become very anxious at the dentist. Read more about IV sedation here.
How Invisalign Works
It’s a fact — if you are missing teeth, you cannot chew food efficiently, inhibiting digestion and the absorption of important vitamins and nutrients. In addition, chewing breaks down food into easily digestible pieces — and bigger pieces entering the digestive tract hurts the normal digestion process. Read more about how Invisalign works here.
Does Missing Teeth Mean Missing Nutrition?
It’s a fact — if you are missing teeth, you cannot chew food efficiently, inhibiting digestion and the absorption of important vitamins and nutrients. In addition, chewing breaks down food into easily digestible pieces — and bigger pieces entering the digestive tract hurts the normal digestion process. Read more about missing teeth means missing nutrition here.
Dental Implants | Health Effects of Missing Teeth
When you lose a tooth, it damages more than just your smile. Missing teeth force you to alter your lifestyle to accommodate the change in your mouth. Your dentist knows that a healthy mouth depends on a full set of teeth — not just for chewing, but for maintaining healthy gums and strengthening your jawbone. Read more about dental implants and the health effects of missing teeth here.
Create A Dynamic Smile with Dental Bonding
Are your teeth discolored, cracked or decayed? Some dentists use traditional dental restoration procedures used to address these issues are slow and costly. If you want to improve your smile effectively and affordably, dental bonds may be just what you need to create a dynamic smile. Read more about creating a dynamic smile with dental bonding here.
Avoiding Time In The Dentist Chair
There are many people who don’t like the dentist and yet, take such little care of their oral health that they end up having to make frequent trips to the dentist to heal or repair the damage to their teeth. Read more about avoiding time in the dentist chair here.
Three Signs You Need Dental Implants
Your smile is the ultimate expression of you. It dictates how you feel about yourself and your emotions in any situation. One slight flaw in your smile can adversely affect your self-confidence and prevent you from looking and feeling your best. Read more about the 3 signs you need dental implants here.
Ten Reasons to Keep Smiling
Your smile is the ultimate expression of you. It dictates how you feel about yourself and your emotions in any situation. One slight flaw in your smile can adversely affect your self-confidence and prevent you from looking and feeling your best. Read more about the 10 reasons to keep smiling here.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Most of us consider smiling, talking and eating to be simple tasks. However, when you have missing, cracked or gapped teeth, these simple everyday things become embarrassing, frustrating and burdensome. Thankfully, modern cosmetic dentistry can help. Porcelain Veneers provide you with an effective option for rejuvenating your smile and restoring your mouth’s natural functions. Read more about the benefits of porcelain veneers here.
How Invisalign Compares to Traditional Braces
At first glance, Invisalign and traditional metal braces seem similar — for the same cost, they both provide you with a stunning smile. However, a closer inspection reveals several key differences that most dentists would call significant benefits. Read more about how invisalign compares to traditional braces.
Looking Younger with Dental Implants
Who doesn't want to look younger — or better? Some people, surprisingly, may shy away from improving their appearance. In a world obsessed with looks, sometimes it is thought to be superficial to even consider cosmetic and beautification programs. You may feel the same way about altering your teeth. When your dentist installs dental implants however, it becomes more than just a cosmetic makeover. Read more about how to look younger with dental implants.