Month: August 2014

Do You Have Questions About Tooth Bonding?

As dentistry services have progressed, they’ve become more and more conservative, allowing us to treat and restore teeth while preserving more of their healthy, natural structure. Tooth bonding epitomizes conservative cosmetic dental treatment, and describes the artful reshaping of teeth that exhibit a variety of cosmetic tooth blemishes. With bonding, you can dramatically improve one… Read more »

3 Things Porcelain Veneers Do for Your Smile

You may be surprised to learn that what might seem like extensive cosmetic dental issues can often be treated and improved with just a single procedure. Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of dental porcelain that are hand-crafted to resemble the front surfaces of your teeth. Through careful measurements with advanced diagnostic technology and the… Read more »

Is Teeth-Grinding a Habit or a Condition?

When you grind your teeth because you’re angry, nervous, or agitated, it isn’t much of an issue. When you do it consistently, it might be considered a habit. Sometimes, however, grinding your teeth might indicate one or more underlying dental conditions, such as TMJ disorder, severe malocclusion, or an asymmetrical jawbone, among many others. Whether… Read more »

Fun Facts About Your Dental Health!

Broken skin heals, broken bones mend, and cut hair grows back (if you’re lucky), so why don’t teeth regenerate themselves if lost, or at least heal themselves when damaged? The fact that they don’t possess self-repair cells is but one little-known fact about the interesting world of teeth. For more fun dental health facts, keep… Read more »

Before Teeth Whitening: Keeping Your Teeth Bright

The health of your smile goes far beyond how it looks, but as one of your dominant and most expressive facial features, your smile’s appearance is still important. Stains, which can affect almost anyone’s teeth, can occur in spite of excellent dental health, and significantly impact your confidence in your smile. With your Rochester cosmetic… Read more »

Considering Dental Implants?

What’s the most important thing to consider when replacing the teeth you’ve lost? For your confidence’s sake, the replacements should look as much like your natural teeth as possible. For your dental health’s sake, they should function as well as healthy teeth, too. Most dental bridges and dentures can adequately restore your smile’s beauty and… Read more »

Celebrate Ag Days with a 6k Run in Spring Valley

The Ag Days are a time to celebrate all that agriculture offers us. This year, the Ag Days in Spring Valley will be held from August 12-17, and will include a number of shows, celebrations, and family-fun activities, such as the annual Ag Days run. Starting at 8:00 am on Saturday, August 16, this year’s… Read more »

Should Your Toothache Worry You?

You know that slightly annoying, sometimes distracting nuisance of a tooth? Even if the discomfort isn’t severe, the fact that your tooth is sensitive could mean impending trouble. Other than the pressures of biting and chewing, or the motion of your toothbrush when you brush them, your teeth shouldn’t feel anything at all. If they… Read more »

What Is Dental Plaque Made Of?

You’ve probably felt dental plaque before as you ran your tongue across your teeth and gums. It’s the sticky, uncomfortable substance that sometimes adheres to your oral tissue, usually when you haven’t brushed your teeth in a while. If you’ve ever visited your dentist, or witnessed toothpaste commercial, then you might know that plaque is… Read more »