What’s the first feature a person is likely to notice about you at an initial meeting? It’s the condition of your teeth. Therefore, if you have smile imperfections, you can be left feeling inadequate and less confident. Your cosmetic dentist says there are two effective ways to address your flaws – porcelain veneers and Lumineers. Learn about both procedures as you read on!(more…)
Stansbury Dental Blog
December 16, 2018
November 21, 2018
Millions of people in the US struggle with dental anxiety or phobia, making visiting the dentist a real struggle. Fear of needles may be the only healthcare-related phobia that rivals the anxiety many people experience when visiting the dentist. When you mix those two things together, you have a recipe for anxiety. Your Tyler dental office team works hard to make our office a friendly and inviting place that you won’t dread visiting, but until recently, there wasn’t much we could do about using needles to administer local numbing medication. Luckily, we now have the Wand. This unique local anesthesia tool allows us to administer numbing solution without you ever having to see a needle. It sounds like magic, and that’s why it’s called the Wand!(more…)
Dental insurance can be baffling if you don’t work with these policies on a daily basis. Luckily, your dentist and dental office team members do handle benefit plans every day, and they can help you make the most of your dental insurance coverage. In this blog, we’ll walk you through some of the many ways to make the most of your dental insurance coverage in 2019.(more…)
November 13, 2018
Tooth stains or discolorations are some of the most common conditions treated by a cosmetic dentist. Mild cases can often be resolved by simply following a few basic self-care tips. If the problem persists, then you should seek professional dental help. Treatment options include in-office whitening, veneers, and crowns.
Millions of Americans need gum disease therapy. How can you know if you’re one of them? Common warning signs include loose teeth, bleeding after brushing or flossing, and a receding gum line. Fortunately, gum disease is easy to treat if caught in the early stages.
September 19, 2018
Tooth decay is the most chronic dental issue in America for both children and adults. Although it is easily preventable with the right oral hygiene habits at home and regular care from your family dentist, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 18% of children and 31% of adults currently have untreated cavities. To stop the spread of decay and to save the tooth, a dental filling is used. While metal fillings were preferred in the past, many are now turning to those that are tooth-colored. They are made from different materials, allowing them to be a safer and more effective option.
September 9, 2018
You are never prepared to break a tooth when eating breakfast or to be awakened at night by a toothache. Although you never expect it to happen to you, dental emergencies occur more often than you might believe. In fact, one in six Americans faces one every year. If you are among the unlucky few to find yourself in this position, you may not know what to do. Do you go to your local hospital or do you visit your emergency dentist? Most often, it is best to call your dentist because hospitals are not equipped to deal with these situations.
September 4, 2018
Healthy gums are just as important as the wellness of the rest of your body, but why do we neglect gum health? About half of Americans struggle with some sort of gum health issue which means unhealthy gums are more common than you probably thought. Keep reading to learn what you can do to keep your gums in good shape outside of the dentist’s office and how your dentist may be able to help with dedicated gum disease therapy if there’s a problem.
August 2, 2018
Although the rate of tooth loss has significantly declined in the U.S. over the last several decades due to new advancements in dentistry, many Americans still live with missing teeth. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontists estimates that 120 million adults in the country are missing at least one tooth. With every tooth in your mouth playing a valuable role in your oral health and functions, it is vital to replace them. In the past, a traditional bridge and crowns were used. While they are effective, many are now turning to dental implants.
July 26, 2018
If you have noticeable flaws in your smile, such as chips, cracks, or discoloration, you might be thinking about getting a cosmetic treatment to makeover your pearly whites. Porcelain veneers are famous for their power to disguise imperfections and create a stunning look, but Lumineers are becoming ever more popular as an alternative to traditional veneers. What is the difference between these two treatments, and how can you choose the one that’s best for you? Your cosmetic dentist is here to discuss these important questions.