What To Expect During A Dental Crown Procedure

Although getting a dental crown can sound intimidating, the procedure is actually quite straightforward, and the steps in the process are easy to understand. If your dentist has told you that a crown is needed, it means that your natural tooth is healthy enough to remain in your mouth, but requires permanent … [Read more...]

What Is Reconstructive Dentistry?

Most of us recognize that the term “reconstructive dentistry” can refer to procedures that rebuild and/or replace all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. However, cosmetic dentistry practitioners can also play a role in reconstructive dentistry, as they work to return a patient’s mouth to the natural look and the health … [Read more...]

Be Brave, Maybe. Be Smart, Always.

When you were little and fell, your parents wouldn’t make an issue of it. You were encouraged to be brave and get right up and keep playing. That habit helps you build some resilience to small injuries. But sports injuries to the mouth shouldn’t be brushed off or ignored. “When you receive an injury to the mouth, … [Read more...]

When Is a Toothache an Emergency?

Your tooth hurts and it’s Friday evening. You don’t want to bother your dentist, but if it gets worse, you’ll be calling at midnight. Should you call or not? “Emergencies depend on pain, and everyone experiences pain differently,” says Dr. Carol Ford from her Phoenix dental office. “One of the ways I handle client’s … [Read more...]

Tongue Piercings Cause Dental Problems

They may be trendy, but having piercings in your tongue, lips, or cheek may cause more problems than the popular body modification is worth.  “Almost every teen wants to be unique and different,” says Dr. Carol Ford from her Phoenix cosmetic dentistry office, “but parents shouldn’t go along with the idea without … [Read more...]

Inlay or Onlay—What’s the Difference?

You may have heard the terms “inlay” and “onlay” and think they are different methods of repairing damaged or decayed teeth. And they are. But they are also different procedures. Both inlays and onlays repair damage to the chewing surface of the back teeth, or molars. Because they are both repairs to a tooth that … [Read more...]