Dental issues can be detected in a number of ways, and one of the most common methods is the use of X-ray images. Traditional, film-based X-rays have been used since the 1900s, but with the use of today’s modern, digital X-ray technology, dentists can now get a better picture of your dental health with less risk of radiation exposure.
With Spring right around the corner, it’s a good time to review habits that might be harmful to your dental health. You might not even know that these routines can damage your teeth. We want you to head into Spring with a fresh smile that is both beautiful and healthy. Read on to learn what these detrimental habits are so you can avoid them.
When most people think of dental care, they think of how important it is to keep their teeth clean and healthy. Your gums are just as important to your oral health and should be given equal attention. By keeping your teeth free of plaque buildup, you can prevent gum infection and the progression of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. At Star Dental, we help treat periodontal disease to keep your gums and mouth in great condition.
We understand that not everyone loves to go to the dentist. We don’t take it personally, though! In fact, many Americans have a genuine fear of the dentist. They feel anxious and stressed at the thought of an upcoming appointment. Do you try to figure out a way to avoid your dental visit? Does the thought of visiting our office make your palms sweat? We care about your comfort and dental health and want you to know we have a solution that can make your next visit with us actually enjoyable. Would you like to know how?
It’s unfortunate if you lose a tooth due to an injury or decay, but you don’t have to spend your life hiding the gap in your smile. In fact, there are a variety of dental treatments that can get you back to a healthy and beautiful smile, and one in particular that is an effective, durable and long-lasting solution. Click here to learn more about this popular treatment.
The new year is a great time to take charge of your health and well-being. One way you can do this is by improving your smile. It’s true that a healthy and beautiful smile can boost your self-esteem. We love seeing our patients’ confidence grow after they’ve had a treatment for a chipped or damaged tooth. In fact, even our patients are amazed that they could feel so good. Have you been considering restoring a damaged tooth? Click here to learn what dental services could help you.
Whether it’s due to an injury, illness or age, tooth loss is a common dental condition that can be treated effectively with the use of a dental appliance called a bridge. A missing tooth doesn’t just affect the look of your smile, it can also negatively impact your everyday life. If you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, do any of these conditions sound familiar?
Some patients tell me they wish they had braces when they were younger to fix their crooked or crowded teeth. They feel the only option is metal braces and they’d rather deal with their teeth as they are than wear metal in their mouth for two years.
What they are surprised to hear is that they can still straighten their teeth without having to wear traditional metal braces. What’s the treatment? Click here to learn an alternative way to straighten teeth.
In general, cavities are formed when bacteria stays on the teeth and results in tooth decay. But can you catch a cavity like you can a cold or flu virus?
First off, a cavity is a hole in the tooth forms due to untreated tooth decay. How does tooth decay form in the first place? While most people think it is due to sugary candy, bacteria is the real culprit. Bacteria that is left on food particles in your mouth produce an acid that eats away at your teeth.
Did you know that the tongue and teeth play a critical role in helping you form proper speech and pronunciation? If you’ve noticed your child having difficulty with speech, their teeth might be the culprit. Read more to find out how you can help your child.