Who doesn’t love a good makeover? Since we’re in the business of transforming smiles, we thought it was about time to polish up our website — straighten our crown and add some sparkle, so to speak. This decision wasn’t just about aesthetics, either.Read more “The Crown Jewel: Introducing Our New Website!”
When someone says, “It’s like pulling teeth,” they are generally referring to a troublesome task of trying to do something difficult and frustrating.
We have a feeling that this idiom has origins in the early days of dentistry, where anesthetic/anesthesia options were very limited, along with the comprehensive knowledge of dentistry utilized today. There is some truth to this idiom, as dental extraction — a process by which an entire tooth is removed from your jaw — is viewed as a last resort for teeth that can’t be saved because of decay, damage or the possible negative impact on other teeth, as a result of infection or growth.
As it turns out, modern science and technology can’t save that which is irreversible.
Sometimes, teeth are just that bad. As a result, they’ve gotta go…
Did you know that there is blood inside of your tooth? No, we don’t mean that the enamel of a tooth has blood in it. Please don’t try to pinprick your teeth because we said there’s blood in them because there isn’t. Well, at least not any other part of the tooth apart from the pulp — that’s the deepest area of a tooth that has all of the blood and nerve endings. When you have an untreated dental injury, crack, or deep cavity, the pulp is what can become infected, causing pain and swelling. If left untreated, you risk the loss of an entire tooth.
So, what can be done about it?
Easy, you get a root canal…
There is a difference between having a great smile and having a great-looking smile. While there are some undeniable similarities between restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry — both are a set of practices and procedures that aim to repair how your smile looks to other people — the primary difference between them is the .
Isn’t it the intention of all dentists to repair and maintain teeth?
Well, yes, but with cosmetic dentistry, the science behind the practice is designed to enhance the appearance of your smile. Restorative dentistry, by contrast, is about bringing back the look and functionality of your smile. More specifically, restorative dentistry, as the name would suggest, is an umbrella term for dental procedures that are designed to restore your teeth back to their former glory from accidents or decay.
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Didn’t you ever dream about flashing a picture-perfect, made-in-Hollywood smile? A lot of people do — after all, a winning smile is one of your assets. Here at Crown Dental, we are committed to making your teeth flashbulb-ready.
Dental veneers are one option. Made from either a porcelain or composite resin, veneers are medical-grade “covers” that are glued to the front of your chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth. This means that the purpose of getting veneers is largely cosmetic, returning the best results on teeth that are severely stained or have minor damage. Veneers can add length to your grin, which implies that they also change the shape of your teeth; however, they differ from dental implants.
Dental veneers come in a variety of types — your dentist can help you choose the one that best fit your smile. Here at Crown Dental, we prefer to place porcelain veneers…
Here at Crown Dental, we are aware that it isn’t in our job description to advise in favor of any kind of vaccinations — that’s your doctor’s role — but as healthcare professionals, we have a unique position within the community to educate our clients about health hazards, which includes Human Papillomavirus.
Hold up — Human Papillo-what? It is certainly a mouthful, and in more ways than one.
Don’t sweat over this. We’re going to tell you all about it.
Although as a state we are not alone, New Hampshire currently claims the sad designation as the leader in fentanyl fatalities. What is fentanyl? Basically, heroin on steroids. This synthetic drug is so powerful that an overdose is almost a guarantee.
While that might read like a perfect warning sign, as obvious as a skull and crossbones, it hasn’t done much to deter the upswing in opioid addiction. Whether you or your family has been directly affected by this crisis or you feel completely removed from it, the fact remains that opioid addiction impacts just about everything — including your dental care.
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season kept us on our toes here at Crown Dental, but the new year has a ready to recommit to our monthly blog, designed to keep you updated on the current advice, news, and tips for your healthiest smile.
In light of the new year with everyone dusting off resolutions and determined to launch the best versions of themselves forward, we thought a quick rundown on teeth whitening options would fit the bill. Besides, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you want to be ready to break some hearts with a beaming, bright white smile.
So, here are your options for whitening your teeth, whether at home or in office. Psst… in-office is the way to go if you ask us. But, you be the judge!
After a summer season that often feels too short to New Hampshire natives, fall is well underway, bringing with it cooler temperatures, stunning colors, and anticipated flavors… like pumpkin spice. We all have that friend who loses her mind as summer draws to a close and coffee conglomerates announce the return of pumpkin spice everything.
Sure, kids risk sugar comas even just thinking about Halloween – leaving their parents worried about rotting teeth and trips to the dentist. However, those parents are the same pumpkin spice-loving aficionados who are just as likely to require a trip to the nearest dentist in Nashua.
Simply because sugar is sugar and all teeth – no matter how new or old – are at the mercy of its damaging effects. Enjoy a scary story this time of year? Check out the sugar content in your favorite pumpkin treats… and learn how you can protect your teeth from these monsters.
Are you one of those people who fears a dental visit, not because of the possible drilling, but the dental x-rays? Radiation has been cited as the cause behind a list of concerning ailments and diseases, but in the case of modern dental care and x-rays, that connection is overstated and downright inaccurate. Most dental offices in Nashua have long relied on digital x-rays to capture the most in-depth understanding of your dental condition.
Look, I get it… my aunt still won’t buy a microwave because she’s convinced the rays will zap her into oblivion. But, the fact is, foregoing digital x-rays on your next trip to the dentist is arguably more dangerous than getting them done. After all, eating a banana is only slightly less dangerous… allow us to explain.