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4 Ways to Prepare for Your Next Dental Checkup & Cleaning

February 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 3:18 pm
a father and son flossing their teeth together

The American Dental Association along with dentists everywhere recommend coming in for a professional checkup and cleaning twice a year, or every six months. These appointments play a crucial role in maintaining healthy teeth and gums and helping avoid serious oral problems, like tooth infections and severe cavities. It’s good to come prepared for your appointment to make sure that your dental cleaning doesn’t take longer than necessary and avoid any insurance miscommunications that could make you wait a little longer in the lobby. Read on for four ways you can prepare for your upcoming routine checkup and cleaning.


What Happens if You Put Off Getting a Root Canal?

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 5:44 pm
a person holding their mouth in pain

Putting off getting a root canal may seem like a harmless or even good decision, but the consequences of leaving an infected tooth untreated are many. Although root canal therapy has a reputation for being a scary dental procedure, the truth is that it can not only save your tooth and cure your pain, but also prevent other more serious issues from arising down the road. Read on to learn what could happen if you put off receiving necessary root canal therapy.


What Should You Do if a Veneer Falls Off?

January 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 4:34 pm
man smiling who just received dental treatment

Veneers can truly transform your smile, taking gapped, broken, and misaligned teeth and making them appear full, symmetrical, bright, and even. Even with the proper care, these restorations can still accidentally become detached from your tooth, leaving your prepared natural tooth exposed and forcing you to go about your day with a less-than-beautiful smile. In this situation, it’s important to be prepared. Read on to learn how you should handle a veneer falling off a tooth and what you can do to prevent it from happening in the future.  


Can Veneers Get Cavities?

December 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 3:07 pm
a computer illustration showing a veneer being placed over a natural tooth

You’ve recently decided to invest in veneers and are excited about the future, but one thing you may not be so sure about is how to take care of your newly improved pearly whites. Veneers are durable and crafted from stain-resistant porcelain, but that doesn’t mean they’re indestructible. Although these sheaths may be a bit more resistant to wear-and-tear than your real teeth, it’s important to keep in mind that your real pearly whites are still hidden beneath them. Read on to learn whether veneers get cavities and what you can do to get the most out of your new-and-improved smile.


The Truth About Root Canals: Are They Painful?

December 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 4:06 pm
a person holding their mouth because they have a toothache

One of the most common misconceptions about root canals is that they’re painful. This one rumor often acts as a barrier that keeps people from seeking the emergency dentistry they need to not only preserve their smile, but also keep the problem at-hand from progressing and causing even more damage. If you’re experiencing a severe toothache or any other sign of an infection, you’ll be surprised to learn the truth is about this treatment—which is that it’s actually not painful!


Do I Still Need a Root Canal if My Tooth Stopped Hurting?

November 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 6:01 pm
a person holding their face because they have a toothache

One telltale sign that you need a root canal is if you have a persistent toothache that won’t seem to go away. If you choose to wait it out in hopes that the pain will go away, it likely will, but not because the problem disappeared. Despite your best intentions, waiting to address a tooth infection because you don’t want to receive a root canal can cause more harm than good to your smile. Read on to learn whether you need to still receive root canal therapy even if your tooth has stopped hurting.


4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 5:02 pm
a closeup of a dental veneer

Dental veneers can take a smile riddled with discoloration, damage, and even slight misalignment and transform it into one that’s beautiful, symmetrical, and evokes confidence. If you’ve invested in this cosmetic procedure, it makes sense that you’d want to get the most out of your money by extending the lifespan of your veneers. Read on for four ways you can get the most out of your new-and-improved smile.


4 Little-Known Facts About Root Canals

October 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 2:02 pm
a graphic showing the stages of an infected tooth undergoing root canal therapy

Whenever most people hear that they need a root canal, they immediately panic because of all of the rumors they’ve heard about the procedure, like that it’s painful. The truth is, most of what people know about this treatment is not true, and it’s not as scary as it’s made out to be. Read on to set the record straight and learn four little-known facts about root canals so you can feel confident about your upcoming procedure.


Will You Need to Change Your Diet After Getting Veneers?

September 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 8:22 pm
person sitting outside and eating a piece of pizza

In October of 2010, a New York Times article highlighted that about 600,000 people had dental veneers in 2006, which was an estimated 15 percent increase since 2004. As veneers become progressively popular, more people are looking into getting them and wondering what their lives would look like after investing in this cosmetic dental procedure. Sure, you’ll get a dazzling new smile out of it, but are there some drawbacks, like having to change your diet? Read on to learn more about how dental veneers can impact your daily life, like what you eat.  


Can You Get Cavities During Invisalign Treatment?

August 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 10:40 am
A patient trying to avoid cavities during Invisalign treatment

When you first get Invisalign aligners, you may think they’ll keep your smile healthy. After all, aren’t they practically a shield for your teeth? The trays will surely protect each tooth as the straightening process continues. However, that view is a false assumption. In truth, your teeth can decay and get cavities during Invisalign treatment. You’ll need treatment from a dentist if that happens. Read on to learn why a cavity can occur with aligners, what to do if you get one, and cavity prevention tips for the future.

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