If you've been a habitual nail biter, chances are you've done some damage to your teeth. Teeth can be chipped and seriously damaged by nail biting, but even minor damage can affect the appearance of your teeth. If you've already broken the habit and want to restore your teeth to the way they looked before, consider these cosmetic dentistry methods to get the job done. Shaping and Bonding If you're lucky, habitually biting your nails hasn't chipped or broken your teeth or caused your teeth to become crooked. [Read More]
Do Porcelain Veneers Look Fake?
Porcelain veneers are a thin application of porcelain glued over the top of your teeth. They're designed to cover up cosmetic imperfections like stains and cracks. Many veneers involve the reduction of the natural teeth in order to accommodate the installation of the porcelain, which means that dental veneers are a permanent addition to your mouth. Before you decide whether or not to get a veneer installed, you should first find out if dental veneers will help you achieve the look of natural, healthy teeth. [Read More]
How To Act In A Dental Emergency With Your Child
If you have a child, then you want to make sure you are prepared for just about anything that can happen. Kids can be quite active, and with active behavior can come accidents. By learning about dental first aid, you will know you are better prepared to deal with an accident that involve their teeth. This article will provide you with some tips for dealing with tooth emergencies, should you find yourself in the midst of one with your child. [Read More]
How To Avoid A Post Root Canal Contamination
Root canals are necessary for cleaning out infected pulp from your dying tooth. It is a two-step process, which starts with drilling into the tooth to clean out all of the bacteria and infected pulp. It is followed by putting a crown on the tooth to seal the hole and prevent bacteria from getting inside the tooth. Unfortunately, this does not always prevent a tooth from being contaminated again. Here are some things you can do to prevent contamination from happening after a root canal. [Read More]