After having a severe toothache, you’re more than ready to be done with treatment and get back to normal life. Your dentist has put a crown on your tooth, but that’s not necessarily the end of the story! It doesn’t mean you can do anything with that crown right away. To learn more about the aftercare for dental crowns, keep reading the information below.(more…)
Williamsburg Dental Blog
August 18, 2023
July 17, 2023
Did you know that human eyes can perceive over one million colors? Your eyes are undoubtedly remarkable, but they can sometimes trick you. Optical illusions can make something look one way even if reality is quite different. Companies regularly manipulate images or videos to do this all the time, but even everyday people can use certain tricks to improve their appearance.
For example, most people want to give the impression that they have white teeth because this color implies that teeth are clean, young, and vibrant. But there is a sneaky way to make your pearly whites appear even brighter! If you wear lipstick, you can put on certain shades either to give the illusion of a perfectly white grin or to put it on full display.(more…)
May 18, 2023
If you go onto TikTok, you can find people from all walks of life sharing their stories in short clips. Among these endless videos are attractive adults in their 30s or 40s taking out their dentures and showing off toothless smiles. It isn’t every day that you see someone young with dentures, right? Isn’t tooth loss an “old people thing”?
The truth is that about 120 million people in the US are missing at least one tooth, and 36 million have no natural teeth left at all—and not all of them are seniors! Modern dentures are much more subtle, comfortable, and lifelike than they used to be. Adults of any age could be wearing dentures without your knowledge. Keep reading to learn how this stigma can affect younger adults and why tooth loss really happens.(more…)
April 17, 2023
After waiting for several weeks and a few fittings, you finally receive your new dentures! They’re beautiful and fit really well, and you love that you now have a complete smile again. In your excitement, you don’t ever want to take them out!
However, you will need to remove them. In fact, they should be out of your mouth for between six and eight hours per day. Usually patients take them out right before bed, put them in a glass or cup of water, and put them back in the next morning. But why is this time important? Here are three reasons you must take this step every day.(more…)
March 16, 2023
You never want to go through this pain ever again. Your aching tooth is keeping you from eating, from sleeping, from functioning as you normally would. Treatment is just a phone call away to your dentist, but you hesitate because you don’t want to go through more pain after root canal therapy.
But you don’t need to suffer! You shouldn’t really feel pain after the procedure. Keep reading to learn how this treatment can relieve your discomfort and take care of the problem for good.(more…)
February 17, 2023
Replacing missing teeth can be a life-changing process. Not only can your nutrition and diet improve dramatically but your confidence and quality of life can significantly rise as well! However, some denture wearers fall into bad habits, which can negatively affect your dentures and your mouth. In this post, you’ll learn what some of these bad habits are and how to avoid them.(more…)
January 18, 2023
One day, after you’ve finished brushing your teeth, you notice that your gums look swollen and darker than usual. In other words, they are slightly irritated and inflamed. How did this happen?
Understanding the potential causes can help you know what to do to address this problem, so keep reading to learn four ways that you can disrupt and disturb gums.(more…)
December 19, 2022
Gum disease—at first it may not seem like a huge deal, but when you look at the facts, it can be downright frightening. About half of adults over the age of 30 have untreated gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss. Those who have this pervasive condition are two to three times more likely to experience a cardiovascular event like a heart attack or stroke. Countless studies have brought to light undeniable links between gum disease and other serious and potentially life-threatening diseases.
So how can you prevent or treat this condition before it wreaks havoc on your smile and your body? Although professional help through cleanings and periodontal therapy is required, you can do your part through your diet choices. Below are foods and drinks that actually help fight gum disease!(more…)
October 20, 2022
Did you know that gum disease has been found to increase the risk of major systemic health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease? It even has been linked to Alzheimer’s and certain kinds of cancer. Needless to say, protecting your gums from infection is an essential part of your overall well-being.
But how do you keep your gums strong and healthy? Here are six easy ways!(more…)
October 4, 2022
If you are feeling a tight pinch in your budget over the past year, you’re far from being alone. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, rent has risen in price by 7 percent, electricity by 15.5 percent, and groceries by 13 percent. Inflation has made it difficult to afford much beyond the essentials like dental insurance and even these are not easy to pay for nowadays.
During these lean times, you have to make hard decisions and cut out superfluous expenses. As a result, you may cancel your manicure appointment or learn a new skill on your own to save money. However, there’s one appointment you shouldn’t skip—your biannual dental checkup and cleaning. Keep reading to learn why this visit is essential and how it can actually help you save money.(more…)