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Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

Your gums play a significant role in your oral health and it’s important to take care of them. Unfortunately, periodontal (gum) disease is more common than you may think. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 47.2% of adults over 30 had some form of periodontal disease. The … Continue reading “Preventing and Treating Gum Disease”

Signs You Could Benefit From Invisalign Treatment

Signs You Could Benefit From Invisalign Treatment

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and if you aren’t happy with how your teeth look, it can have a large impact on your confidence. Luckily, there are many solutions to help correct cosmetic and orthodontic issues. For adults with crooked teeth, Invisalign treatment can be a great way … Continue reading “Signs You Could Benefit From Invisalign Treatment”

Providing Pain-Free Dentistry

Providing Pain-Free Dentistry

An aversion to dental treatment is more common than you may think. Almost half of adults put off going to the dentist and approximately 22% avoid going altogether due to their dental anxiety. The good news is that modern technology has made pain-free dentistry a reality. At Smith Dentalworks, we use our innovative tools and … Continue reading “Providing Pain-Free Dentistry”

What are Craze Lines?

What are Craze Lines?

Craze lines are hairline cracks in the outer enamel of the teeth and can appear as vertical lines on the surface. These cracks do not extend into the interior of the tooth, which is also known as the pulp. Craze lines often develop as you age and are not usually an indication of poor oral … Continue reading “What are Craze Lines?”

What is Dental Bonding?

What is Dental Bonding?

If you have damaged or discolored teeth, dental bonding can help repair and create a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing, brighter smile. Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses composite resin material to repair minor issues and to restore and improve your natural look. This procedure can fill in and eliminate small cracks, chips, fractures, and … Continue reading “What is Dental Bonding?”

Fixing Gap Teeth

Fixing Gap Teeth

An overly-large space between two teeth is known as diastema or gap teeth. This can occur between any two teeth and a person can have multiple gaps. The type that is most noticeable and therefore usually presents the biggest concern for patients is a gap between the upper front teeth. There are some situations where … Continue reading “Fixing Gap Teeth”

Teeth Straightening by our Invisalign Dentist

Teeth Straightening by our Invisalign Dentist

If you have crooked teeth, our Invisalign dentist can help give you a straighter and more beautiful smile. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligner trays are more discreet and can be a great option for orthodontic treatment. More information about the process of straightening your teeth with Invisalign: Initial Invisalign Dentist Consultation During … Continue reading “Teeth Straightening by our Invisalign Dentist”

Tips for At-Home Dental Hygiene

Tips for At-Home Dental Hygiene

Seeing your dentist regularly is essential for your oral health. In addition to this, the steps you take at home are also important. Day-to-day maintenance of your teeth and gums helps keep them healthy. This can prevent a wide range of issues from gum disease to tooth loss. It’s worth the time to create good … Continue reading “Tips for At-Home Dental Hygiene”

The Process of Getting Implant-Supported Dentures

The Process of Getting Implant-Supported Dentures

If you are missing all or most of your upper or lower teeth, dentures are typically the best restorative solution. They can allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence again. Although well-made conventional dentures will fit snugly and comfortably in your mouth, implant dentures are even more secure and have the added benefit … Continue reading “The Process of Getting Implant-Supported Dentures”

How We Use Laser Dentistry for Cavities

How We Use Laser Dentistry for Cavities

Our innovative Solea® Laser makes dentistry pain-free and can be used for a wide variety of procedures. One example is utilizing laser dentistry for cavities. During this process, we use our dental laser to remove decayed parts of the tooth and prepare the area for a filling. There is no need for a needle or … Continue reading “How We Use Laser Dentistry for Cavities”