We know that 2020 has been difficult for a lot of us. With the pandemic striking the nation and lots of people locked inside, finding dental care can be difficult. Luckily, lots of dental offices have been accepting emergency appointments throughout, and many others are beginning the slow, cautious process of opening their offices back up (including us!). Still, if you’re stuck inside with kids who are not in school (or are out on summer break at this point), it may be hard to stick to a good dental routine for yourself or even to get your kids to stay on point. We’ve got some good tips to help.Read more “Keeping up with your dental health routine while quarantined”
Halloween is on its way and your kids are probably already clambering to fill their treat bags to the brim with their favorite (and possibly forbidden) candies. We’re not here to take the fun out of this sugar-laden holiday, no matter how spooky sugar might be.
In fact, we’ve got a few tips for choosing certain treats over others for the sake of your healthy smile.Read more “What Halloween treats are the best (and worst) to give out?”
Typical of most parenting-related topics, the use of baby pacifiers by infants and toddlers present both pros and cons. There are those parents who are for them and those who absolutely refuse for fear of their child developing “pacifier teeth.”
At Crown Dental, everyone on our staff is a parent and has weighed the pros and cons of pacifier use at one time or another. We’re here to provide some guidance and reassurance about pacifier use, parsing out reality from rumor and, hopefully, leaving you with some peace of mind. Couldn’t all parents use a dose of that?Read more “Should Parents Worry About Pacifiers?”
It’s hard to believe that the new school year is upon us and summer is coming to a close. Although we still have the long Labor Day weekend coming up, it’s fair to say the lazy days of summer are just about gone. The good news is we’ve got fall festivities to look forward to. Cooler days, football season, pumpkin spice… everything, at Crown Dental we’re ready to welcome autumn adventures.
Before we do and before you head back to school, book in with Crown Dental for a dental cleaning. Beam into the new school year with a polished smile and squeaky clean teeth.Read more “Book Your Cleaning Before Back-to-School”
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.