5 Benefits of Dental Implants

When you need to have a tooth pulled and don’t want to wear dentures, dental implants are the perfect solution. In fact, they look and feel so natural, you’ll forget they’re artificial.  What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants replace tooth roots with metal, screwlike posts, and missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function … Continued

What Is an Underbite? How Is it Treated?

Generally, we love the gifts our families give. Christmas, our birthday, and other special occasions are great celebrations. However, some of the “gifts” our families bestow aren’t so special. You know, like those pesky inherited traits.  If you have an underbite, you’ve most likely inherited it from a relative. An underbite is when the lower … Continued

What Is An Overbite? How is it treated?

Recently, researchers have begun to look closely at how a person’s genes affect their facial features. For instance, they found that our noses are the part of the face most influenced by our genes. Another area influenced by our genes is our jawline and the position of our teeth.  An overbite, also known as buck … Continued

What Are The Alternatives To Dentures? 

Like everything in dentistry today, dentures have drastically improved. Today, dentures are comfortable, attractive, and in some cases, permanent. What Are Dentures? Some form of false teeth has been in existence for centuries. Still, thanks to advances in dental hygiene and dentistry, far more people can keep their original teeth much longer. If you require … Continued

Should I Use a Soft, Medium, or Hard Bristle Toothbrush?

Purchasing a new toothbrush can be a bit mind-boggling. With a whole aisle stocked with colors, styles, and lengths, how do you choose? Before picking randomly, make sure to select the bristle hardness to best meet your dental needs.  The toothbrush debut Some form of a brush for teeth has been around for millennia. According … Continued

3 Options for Broken Teeth

Even though tooth enamel is the hardest substance in our body, it is still possible to chip or break. Sports injuries, nightly teeth grinding, clenching, and that big no-no, chewing ice, can all lead to cracked teeth. Your dentist is the only one who can fix a broken tooth.  Treatment depends on the type of … Continued

The History of Dental Crowns

Dentistry has had a storied past, from the Sumerians in 5000 B.C. writing about dental problems to today’s cosmetic dentistry. It is a fascinating (and a bit scary) history. We all remember tales of the local barber or blacksmith who added the dentist’s job to their duties. And of course, who can forget George Washington’s … Continued

Why Your Smile is Important to Your Success

The director of the Missouri Junior Miss competition wrapped up the first day’s activities with one statement, “Remember girls, your most important asset is your smile. Use it!” A great smile isn’t just for successful models and movie stars. Research says a healthy, happy smile is critical to everyone’s success. People who cover their mouths … Continued

What Is Dental Bonding?

The term “bonding” is commonly used within the context of dentistry but is sometimes misunderstood or misused. Dental bonding is the process used to adhere a material such as porcelain or resin to tooth structure. Through the proper preparation of the surface of a tooth, we are able to make extremely strong, conservative and long-lasting … Continued