Infograph for "seven things to look for in a cosmetic dentist"

7 Things to Look for in a Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry can do wonders for smiles that have become less than perfect over the years. However, it’s not only the cosmetic dental procedure that can recreate your smile, but it is your cosmetic dentist that is ultimately responsible for obtaining the best results. Unfortunately, cosmetic dentists are not all cut from the same cloth

Continue reading »
Infograph for "5 facts about dental inlays and onlays"

5 Facts About Dental Inlays/Onlays

Did you know that 91% of American adults aged 20-64 have had at least one dental cavity? In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that the percentage of adults with cavities increases with age. This means that at some point in your life you will most likely develop a dental cavity,

Continue reading »
Infographic for "5 facts about composite fillings"

5 Facts About Composite Fillings

When tooth decay strikes and the dentist announces that you have a cavity that needs to be filled, you may be wondering how your smile will be affected. In the past, dental fillings may have not had the most aesthetically-pleasing look. With modern dentistry, however, unattractive dental fillings are a thing of the past.  Nowadays

Continue reading »
Infograph for "The Best Dental Hygiene Routine"

The Best Dental Hygiene Routine

Dental hygiene is beneficial for everyone. Whether you’re trying to maintain a newly restored smile or are simply trying to prevent extra visits to the dentist, dental hygiene practices can help you. This raises the question, what is the best dental hygiene routine? In short, the best dental hygiene routine is one that uses the

Continue reading »
Infograph for "7 things you didn't know about dental bonding"

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Dental Bonding

The world of cosmetic dentistry allows us to obtain perfect, white smiles. However, some of these cosmetic dental procedures can be pricey or somewhat invasive. Many people yearn for a beautiful smile without the expense or complicated procedures. This is where dental bonding becomes the perfect cosmetic dental treatment. Dental bonding, sometimes referred to as

Continue reading »
Closeup of a man smiling

Full Mouth Reconstructions For The Perfect Smile

Do you have years of dental neglect or a traumatic oral injury standing in the way of a perfect smile? Is it going to take more than a dental filling or dental crown to give you that smile you’ve always dreamed of? Don’t despair any longer! Thanks to modern dental technology, you can still attain

Continue reading »
Question mark leaning on a tooth

Dental Restorations: Porcelain vs. Composite

Dental restorations have been around since approximately 166-201 AD. During this time, the Estruscans began to experiment with dental prosthetics such as dental crowns and fixed bridgework. Then, in 700 AD, the Chinese began to use a “silver paste” which is believed to be the beginnings of silver amalgam. Gold fillings were a common dental

Continue reading »
Graph of bottom teeth showing a triangle shape distance between two teeth

What is the “Black Triangle” and How is it Treated?

There’s been a great many famous triangles in history: the Bermuda triangle, the Pythagorean triangle, various love triangles… In the wonderful world of dentistry, however, one of the most talked about triangles is the black triangle. Are you familiar with the black triangle and how it can affect your smile? If not, you’re not alone. 

Continue reading »
bottom denture implants

What is a Dental Implant

If you’ve been looking into ways to correct dental concerns involving teeth that have been extracted, you may have heard someone speak about dental implants. If you’ve never heard of these before you may have a number of questions about these incredible restorative treatments and how they can help you regain a beautiful smile. While

Continue reading »
woman smiling with her hands framing her jaw

The Science of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. As of 2018, the Oral Health Group estimated that Americans spent $11 billion on products and procedures for teeth whitening. They also found that three in ten cosmetic dentists saw an increase in teeth whitening procedures. It is evident that teeth whitening procedures are

Continue reading »
cartoon tooth holding a heart

The Cardiac – Oral Health Connection

Research has revealed that there may be a connection between the health of your teeth and your risk of getting heart disease. While further research is going to be necessary to understand this connection, enough has been revealed to indicate that there is a definite correlation between poor oral health and an increased risk of

Continue reading »
graphic of dental implant

Special Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the greatest dental restorations available. They offer stability, durability, reliability, aesthetics, and the ability to almost completely restore a tooth to its natural function. They are truly amazing feats of dental technology. Although you may be familiar with what dental implants are, there are many things about dental implants that

Continue reading »
before and after of dental treatment

Am I A Candidate For Veneers?

Do you feel like you need to hide your smile because your teeth are crooked, chipped, or discolored? Are you looking for a way to fix these conditions that fit the realities of your life? Have you heard about veneers and wondered whether or not they’re right for you? If these apply to you it’s

Continue reading »
female dentist smiling with a male dentist cleaning a female patient teeth in the backfground

Celebrating Our Dental Hygienists

The second week in April is devoted to celebrating dental hygienists. The profession of dental hygienists began back in Connecticut during 1913 once dental science realized that oral hygiene is a key factor in the prevention of decay and disease. The profession has continued to grow since that time and is expected to continue to

Continue reading »
Close up of teeth before and after teeth whitening

3 Techniques To Whiten Your Teeth

Beautiful white teeth are something that can affect every level of your life, from your social interactions all the way up to changing how successful you are at your chosen career. The level of confidence that you feel knowing that your smile isn’t discolored or yellow can make a huge difference in your life. Some

Continue reading »
woman showing her teeth while holding a toothbrush

How Your Dental Health Changes as You Age

Your dental health, just like your overall health, changes as you age. With these changes, comes new opportunities for dental problems. Although many people take it for granted that they will someday lose all their teeth, this is not the case. In fact about 75% of people over the age of 65 are now able to

Continue reading »
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Logo

What are ACCD Credentials and Why They’re Important

Cosmetic dentistry is synchrony between artistic aesthetics and scientific advancement. With a modern age centered around promoting your best self, cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular. Cosmetic dental treatments such as dental implants, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and others allow dental patients to correct their smile imperfections to obtain beautiful smiles. With such a large

Continue reading »
dentist tools besides a yellow toothbrush

What Are Those Things In The Dentist’s Office?

When we head off to the dentist’s office, we likely aren’t thinking about the tools they’ll use during the visit. Once we arrive and are sitting patiently in the dentist’s chair waiting for them to work on us, we may start to become curious and even a little anxious about that table of strange devices

Continue reading »
close up of teeth

How Inlays and Onlays Work

If you have teeth that have been damaged by decay, you are probably familiar with the traditional filling method. With this method, a dentist drills out the decay and then fills the remaining cavity with a moldable substance. In a single office appointment, this substance is molded into place and your tooth is restored. However,

Continue reading »
Graphic of woman placing mouth guard on her teeth

What Cosmetic Dentistry Fixes

Did you know that your smile can change your entire appearance? Yes, it’s true that changing a small thing such as your smile can drastically change your entire appearance. Improving your smile can brighten your appearance, alter your facial contour, and even make you appear younger. Nowadays, enhancing one’s smile through cosmetic dentistry is a

Continue reading »
Graphic of before and after gum lift

What is a Gum Lift

Did you know that sometimes your gums can stand in the way of you having the perfect smile? The way your gums connect to your teeth can affect the way your teeth look in terms of size and shape. If your gums sit too low on your teeth, they can make your teeth appear to

Continue reading »
Close up of Dentures

Why You Should Consider Dental Bonding

Nowadays, cosmetic dentistry has a variety of different treatments aimed at improving the aesthetics of your smile. Dental bonding is one such treatment. Dental bonding, also commonly referred to as cosmetic bonding, works by applying an enamel-like material to the surface of your teeth to correct discolorations or structural issues such as chips, fillings, or

Continue reading »
Close up of mouth before and after Veneers

Why You Should Get Veneers

If you are looking for a way to improve your smile, porcelain veneers may be the cosmetic dental option for you. Porcelain veneers can improve your teeth’s color, shape, and alignment to eliminate stains, promote a more even appearance, and correct minor structural issues. Many people choose porcelain veneers to improve their smile because of

Continue reading »
female dentist checking female patient teeth

What’s Involved In Getting A Dental Cleaning

If you’re getting ready to visit your dentist for the first time, or it’s merely been so long that you’ve forgotten what a dental check-up is all about, then you may be wondering exactly what is involved in dental cleaning. Some people will talk about the tooth cleaning process like it’s a form of slow

Continue reading »
Graphic of a dental implant and crown

Are Dental Implants Right For Your Cosmetic Dentistry?

Believe it or not, the practice of using dental implants has gone back for millennia and has included the implantation of everything from artificial metal teeth, animal teeth, human teeth, and even seashell as ways to restore the missing teeth. While technology has come a long way, dental implants are still considered the best solution

Continue reading »
woman smiling

How Smiling Affects Your Health

It’s not uncommon to hear people comment how much better we all look with a bright smile on our face, but there’s not a lot of talk about a much more critical factor.  Smiling has essential positive effects on your health, both mentally and physically, something that people who are shy about smiling due to

Continue reading »
woman holding the sides of her nose in pain

Do You Have Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

We’ve all felt the alarming sensation of oral pain that we’re certain is tied to an aching tooth, but did you know that sometimes that sensation isn’t related to a tooth at all? Recent research and lifelong experience have revealed that sometimes tooth pain is actually related to blocked sinuses! If you take excellent care

Continue reading »
woman holding her swollen cheeck

Teeth Sensitivity to Whitening

Teeth whitening is a relatively simple dental procedure that yields a whiter, brighter smile. However, one common side effect that can occur after a professional teeth whitening procedure is teeth sensitivity. Teeth sensitivity means that your teeth will suddenly experience pain when exposed to either hot or cold stimulants. Generally speaking, this discomfort is usually

Continue reading »