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Tooth Decay Prevention and Treatment

Tooth Decay Prevention and Treatment

Tooth decay, also called dental caries, is the breakdown of a tooth’s structure and is one of the most common health issues in the world. Since your teeth cannot regenerate themselves, decay will continue to get worse once it starts, unless you seek treatment. It’s important to practice good dental hygiene to prevent decay and … Continue reading “Tooth Decay Prevention and Treatment”

Finding the Best Teeth Whitening

Finding the Best Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening can help you get a brighter smile. Compared to store-bought whitening strips or toothpaste, dentist-supervised whitening treatments are often stronger, safer, and tailored specifically for you. At Smith Dentalworks, we offer three different types of whitening treatments. We can help you find the best teeth whitening option for you during your appointment. … Continue reading “Finding the Best Teeth Whitening”

Causes and Solutions for Cracked Teeth

Causes and Solutions for Cracked Teeth

Many dentists across the country are reporting that cracked teeth are becoming more common. Because of increased stress levels, more individuals may be grinding their teeth, which contributes to cracks and other wear and tear. If you are noticing this or any other issues with your oral health, it’s important to schedule an appointment with … Continue reading “Causes and Solutions for Cracked Teeth”

When to Consider Porcelain Veneers

When to Consider Porcelain Veneers

Your smile is often your first impression, so you want to make sure it looks its best. If there are issues with your teeth that make you feel self-conscious, it may make you hide your smile. This can affect your relationships with friends, family, and colleagues. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry is more effective and accessible than … Continue reading “When to Consider Porcelain Veneers”

The Process of Getting a Tooth Crown

The Process of Getting a Tooth Crown

A dental crown is a porcelain cap that either covers a natural tooth or is placed on top of a dental implant. This type of dental restoration is an excellent option for a single missing or damaged tooth. At Smith Dentalworks, we consider both form and function to help ensure your new tooth crown looks … Continue reading “The Process of Getting a Tooth Crown”

What is a Dental Bridge?

What is a Dental Bridge?

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, a dental bridge is one possible solution. This restoration consists of two dental crowns, either placed on natural teeth or supported by dental implants, with one or more artificial teeth suspended between them. This option can restore your smile both visually and functionally. Dental Bridge vs … Continue reading “What is a Dental Bridge?”

The Benefits of Implant Dentures

The Benefits of Implant Dentures

If you are missing all or nearly all of your upper and/or lower teeth, dentures are generally the best option for tooth replacement. Conventional dentures are removable and form a seal through suction with your gums. A skilled dentist can create comfortable and natural-looking conventional dentures and this is a great option for many patients. … Continue reading “The Benefits of Implant Dentures”

Using a Dental Implant for Tooth Replacement

Using a Dental Implant for Tooth Replacement

Losing a tooth can have a serious negative impact on your oral health and self-esteem. Luckily, modern dentistry makes it possible to restore your smile. There are two main options for the replacement of a single tooth: a bridge or a dental implant with a crown. A bridge attaches to the two natural teeth on … Continue reading “Using a Dental Implant for Tooth Replacement”

In-Office Membership vs. Dental Insurance

In-Office Membership vs. Dental Insurance

At Smith Dentalworks, we want to help you improve and maintain your oral health. We accept a variety of payment methods and are happy to assist you in determining the best way to pay for your treatment. While we are an insurance-friendly practice, we also accept patients who do not have insurance. To help reduce … Continue reading “In-Office Membership vs. Dental Insurance”

What Bruxism Is and How We Treat It

What Bruxism Is and How We Treat It

Bruxism is when you clench or grind your teeth unconsciously. Occasional grinding is common and not usually a cause for concern, but if your bruxism is more severe it can cause serious damage. If you tend to grind your teeth at night, this can also interrupt your sleep and impact your health. More information about … Continue reading “What Bruxism Is and How We Treat It”