1. How A Cosmetic Dentist Can Fix a Chipped Tooth

    Chipped or Missing Teeth? When you live a rambunctious life, it can be easy to get an injury or two. Most injuries can result in a broken bone or a scratch. In those cases, a cast or a bandage can suffice. However, some, more serious injuries, can’t be covered up and forgotten. Such injuries, like a broken nose or a chipped tooth, are, unfortunately, public injuries and cannot be disguised. Eye Sore When it comes to a chipped tooth, there is not anything you can do but see a cosmetic dentist or leave the tooth as it is. The only issue with not treating your chipped tooth is that is can be co…Read More

  2. Help! I’m Missing A Tooth: All About Dental Implants

    Whether you have a scar story about getting your a tooth knocked out from stopping a hockey puck shot by Wayne Gretzky or you lost one due to an advanced stage of gum disease, having all your teeth intact — even if it’s with a dental implant — is crucial to your overall oral health! Why is it important to have all my teeth? Even if you’re missing a tooth towards the back of your mouth that’s not noticeable, having all your teeth is important for everyday functions. Not addressing a missing tooth may impact your ability to chew food and speak, or the space may begin to shift, which ca…Read More

  3. The Unsung Heroes Of Preventative Dental Health

    In our dental office at Designer Smiles Dentistry, we take preventative dental health care very seriously. You’ve likely heard the adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and it’s completely accurate. The more you can prevent oral health mishaps the healthier you are and the more heftier your wallet will be! So, what does prevention looks like? It always begins at home in your daily dental health routine — brushing twice per day and flossing at least once, is standard. Preventative care is also scheduling routine dental exams every six months and staving off sugary and hi…Read More

  4. The Life-Saving Benefits of Flossing

    It’s important to practice good oral hygiene so your teeth and gums remain healthy. But did you know that a healthy mouth also means a healthy body? Bacteria that originate in your mouth can enter your body and negatively affect your overall health. In fact, a host of health problems can start with your gums so the benefits of flossing and brushing your teeth regularly extends far beyond your mouth. Here are five major health problems to consider: Heart Disease/Stroke Risk People with periodontal or gum disease are twice as likely to develop heart disease and arteriosclerosis. Bacteria that …Read More

  5. Does Fluoride Prevent Cavities?

    Tooth decay, better known as cavities, is caused by bacteria that gather on your teeth and gums. The bacteria are sticky and coat your teeth with a clear film commonly called plaque. The bacteria produce acid which eats away at your tooth enamel and causes it to break down. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day will go a long way to removing the troublesome plaque and keeping your mouth healthy. But is there more you can do to prevent tooth decay? In short, yes. Does Flouride Prevent Cavities? To keep your teeth and gums in good health, visit your dentist for regular exams and …Read More

  6. How to Floss With Braces

    Flossing every day is particularly important while wearing braces. If you’re an adolescent or an adult who recently got metal braces, you might wonder how to floss or whether you should even try. The risk of developing a cavity goes up due to food particles that get trapped in the braces, bands, and wires in your mouth. The end result of not flossing could be plaque buildup and gingivitis. Spending a little extra time on dental care if you’re a patient or the parent of one can pay off in a wonderful smile when those braces are removed. Orthodontists are fitting children as young as 7 with …Read More

  7. Question of the Week: Should I Floss Before or After Brushing?

    You should already know how important flossing is to your oral health, but have you ever wondered when it’s best to floss – as in before or after brushing? We get to the bottom of this common question here. Click to read more: Flossing plays a big part of taking care of your teeth and gums. Specifically, flossing helps remove plaque and food debris from the areas between your teeth that the toothbrush can’t adequately reach. And dental professionals recommend that you incorporate flossing into your home oral care routine at least once per day. Yes, flossing is important – but have you …Read More

  8. How Long Should You Brush Your Teeth?

    Brushing is important to oral health and oral hygiene, but do you ever wonder just exactly how long you should be brushing for each day? We take a look at the best brushing times for getting the cleanest teeth in our latest post. If you don’t brush for long enough, who’s to say you’re getting your teeth clean enough? Fact is if you’re not brushing for long enough (and not brushing right) your teeth may suffer. But just how long should you brush your teeth for? One minute? Two minutes? Five minutes? We get to the bottom of things in this post: How Long Should I Brush? You’ve probably …Read More

  9. Worst Foods For Teeth: Make Sure To Brush After Eating These Foods

    By now, we all know the basic recipe for healthy pearly whites, including regular brushing and flossing, and a diet rich in teeth-healthy foods. Wh at we might not realize is how some food choices can contribute to the wear and tear of teeth. So what makes a food bad for your smile? Dr. Stephen, D.D.S.,  dentist in Designer Smiles Dentistry, explains  that bacteria living in the mouth burn sugars in order to live. The byproduct of this burning is acid — which dissolves tooth enamel and causes cavities. In general, foods that are both sticky and sugary are bad for the teeth. That’s becaus…Read More