Getting professional dental care is great, but it’s also helps to know certain things that can aid you in improving the way you keep your teeth and gums healthy. Here are a few important questions about personal dental care that you should take the time to discuss with your dentist: Continue reading “Dental Care: What You Need to Know – Part 3: Dental Discussions – A Quick Dental Care FAQ”
To appreciate dental care, you should start by knowing more about dentists. Having gone through the requisites to be considered a dental professional, dentists are mostly known to carry out the usual dental procedures but they are also capable of undertaking other tasks to make sure your teeth and gums are receiving the right care and treatment. Continue reading “Dental Care: What You Need to Know – Part 2: Your Dentist and Dental Visits”
Misaligned teeth can affect your speech and eating habits. This problem also hinders you from smiling confidently and maintaining overall health. To achieve straighter teeth, Christie Dental offers Invisalign. It makes use of plastic aligners instead of the usual metallic brackets and wires.
Orthodontic problems affect not only your dental health, but your overall wellbeing as well. These problems may also interfere with your eating and speech habits. Their appearance can also make you hesitate from smiling confidently.
If you haven’t had your teeth checked for some time, getting in touch with a dentist ASAP is a good thing. However, that doesn’t mean you should set an appointment with just the first dental professional you see. You need to make sure you’re going to consult with someone that can provide the dental care you need and deserve.
Here’s a quick guide to help you find the right dentist for you:
Step 1: Start by looking for general dentistry practitioners. General dentists will be your primary dental care provider, diagnosing, treating, and managing your overall oral health care requirements. If needed, however, they may also refer you to dental specialists.
Step 2: Make sure your chosen dentist has a valid license and has been certified by the American Dental Association. This will ensure you don’t fall victim to fraudulent practitioners who don’t have the skills nor the qualifications to provide proper dental care.
Step 3: Check if a dental office’s clinic hours are convenient for your schedule. Having a compatible schedule means you don’t always have to make adjustments to meet an appointment, giving you one less reason to skip out on your next trip to the dentist.
Step 4: Look for a dental office offering emergency services. You’ll never know when you might have an urgent dental concern so it’s going to be a huge relief knowing that there will be a dentist who can attend to your needs.
Step 5: Once you’ve narrowed down your options, give the dentist’s office a call or take the time to visit before getting anything done. This will help you assess the general environment in a dentist office, as well as the level of customer service they provide, which will help you decide if you want to schedule your next dentist appointment with them.
Look for a dentist affiliated with your insurance provider. Don’t have one? Don’t hesitate to ask a dentist about the payment options available. Not having dental insurance should not keep you from receiving the dental care you need.
After finding a dentist, it’s now time to schedule that visit. Head on over to Part 2 to learn more about dental visits.
Wisdom teeth, or permanent molars, are the large teeth that develop last in your dental arch. If the jaw is too small to accommodate them, they may also crowd other teeth out of position.
Your teeth change as you age. The nerves can become smaller, making your teeth less sensitive to cavities and other problems.
One common misconception, however, is that losing your teeth is a natural part of aging, However, with proper care, you can slow down this process, or even stop it all together. This heightens the need to take good care of your teeth and dental health. Dr. Yaling Lui, a senior dentistry specialist in from our dental office in Ocala, FL, discusses the services we offer.
They help restore a damaged tooth’s normal function and shape. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, they also help prevent further decay. We can use either amalgam or composite resin, depending on the extent of damage and if you have allergies to them.
We also offer dental services in Ocala, FL, and many other locations, that treat gum diseases. If left untreated, gum infections may spread to the surrounding tissues that hold teeth in place. This may lead to tooth loss.
They can strengthen damaged teeth by acting as a “cap” or cover. They can also improve your teeth’s appearance, shape, or alignment. We offer porcelain or ceramic crowns, which can match the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, and acrylic.
Root Canal/Endodontic Therapy
When an untreated cavity progresses rapidly, this may cause severe pain. Our dentist in Ocala, FL, or any of our locations, may recommend a root canal. This procedure involves removal of the infected pulp, while retaining your teeth.
Also known as fixed partial dentures, they connect the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They maintain your face alignment and lessen stress when you are eating. We offer them in gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.
Without support from the teeth, your facial muscles may sag. This can make it difficult to eat, speak, or even smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your overall health. Depending on your needs and preferences, we offer both dentures and dental implants.
We recommend regular dental visits to maintain your healthy smile and to improve your quality of life. Schedule an appointment by filling out this form and learn more about this savings option.