Did you know that the first dentures were created around 700 BC? These dentures were made of either human or animal teeth that were held together with thin gold wire. Although they were used for a surprisingly long time before people began using other materials, thankfully, modern dentures have come a long way since then! Today, an estimated 36 million Americans have used dentures to restore both their smile and self-confidence after tooth loss. And, although dentures today have improved a lot, they can still become loose over time and start to slip during meals or a conversation. However, there are 3 solutions that will help your dentures feel like new again – keep reading to learn more!(more…)
December 11, 2018
November 18, 2018
No one ever expects a dental emergency to happen to them, but 1 in 6 Americans have one every year. If you experience sudden pain, trauma to the face, or another issue, do you know what to do? Oral health emergencies are not widely discussed, so it is common to not know how to handle the situation. Although you might be a bit unsure of what to do, time is of the utmost importance. It is best to act fast at home and call your dentist right away to save your smile.(more…)
October 21, 2018
Did you know that Americans spend an estimated 10 billion dollars each year on breath-freshening products? If you have bad breath (also called halitosis), at least you’re not alone! And it’s no surprise that people are willing to spend so much money on solutions, since bad breath does a real number on your self-confidence and affects your personal and professional life. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to rid yourself of chronic bad breath, including seeing a family dentist for a professional cleaning. Learn more below about the causes and solutions to bad breath – and say goodbye to halitosis forever!
September 10, 2018
The last few months of the year are an exciting time as you plan family gatherings and shop for the perfect gifts. Your schedule is a bit busy, but now is the time to commit to your oral health. On December 31st, your dental benefits will expire. If you do not visit your dentist before then, you will waste the money you have spent on premiums and deductibles while missing an opportunity to get a healthy smile for affordable rates.
August 30, 2018
If you’re concerned with how your teeth look, then you’re not alone. It’s normal for you to desire to have the most aesthetically-pleasing smile you can. How does that affect your insurance coverage, though? Will the latter cover your cosmetic treatments? As you continue reading, your cosmetic dentist weighs in with the answers you need so you can plan accordingly.
July 5, 2018
Once your child is between the ages of 17 and 25, they may start mentioning a soreness in the back of their mouth. While you won’t know for sure until you visit your Palm Beach Gardens dentist, it’s likely that they’re wisdom teeth are beginning to erupt, especially if they haven’t had any dental issues in the past. In most cases, your dentist can handle this on his own.
However, in some cases, he may need to refer your child to an oral surgeon.
June 2, 2018
You know that it is important to see your dentist in Palm Beach Gardens twice a year to maintain a healthy smile. In addition to brushing and flossing, a regular cleaning and checkup will help to keep your teeth and gums healthy, but did you know that there is another reason for these appointments? Semi-annual visits are the perfect time to have an oral cancer screening. Although you may not feel that it is necessary, it is estimated that more than 51,000 Americans will be diagnosed with it this year.
May 25, 2018
When you look at your teeth, it may seem like they’re pretty simple – just some hard, white things for chewing food, right? Your dentist in Palm Beach Gardens says there’s much more to them and as you continue reading, he’ll explain the different parts of the tooth and what has happened when you’re in need of a root canal.
April 10, 2018
Since childhood, you’ve desired to have a perfect smile, but for different reasons, it never became a reality. Now you’re ready to make a change, but you’re not too fond of the idea of wearing traditional braces. You’ve learned that there’s another way – Invisalign aligners, but before you commit to this treatment process, there are some questions that you’d like answered. Thankfully, your cosmetic dentist in Palm Beach is happy to provide you with detailed answers so that you can soon enjoy the improved dental function and overall improved confidence that come along with having straight teeth.
February 13, 2018
Have you heard that your cosmetic dentist in Palm Beach Gardens offers Botox? That may come as a surprise initially, but really, your dentist is the best health professional to receive Botox from. Not only can you make cosmetic improvements to prevent the appearance of aging, but Botox can be used as a dental treatment for orofacial pain associated with TMJ disorder. Learn more about cosmetic and dental Botox in this week’s blog post!