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What to Do if Your Veneers Break
Posted on 12/25/2018 by Joseph Dautremont
Veneers can restore your confidence, giving you back your smile. However, sometimes these porcelain covers for your teeth can break, putting a damper on your easy grin. Whether due to decay, negligence, poor bonding, or simple age, a broken veneer can be stressful, but don't panic – there are things you can do if your veneer breaks. Have Glue, What Do? If your veneer has broken and your smile is suddenly disjointed and unbecoming, it's tempting to want to try to glue it back on by yourself, especially if it is still in one sheet. The basic idea isn't entirely wrong but resist that urge! It can cause permanent damage to your veneer and necessitate a full replacement. If your veneer has simply fallen off in a solid sheet, then there's a good chance we can just reaffix it in our office using professional non-toxic, dentally adhesive glues and cements designed explicitly for veneer repair. However, if it broke off into multiple pieces, or if you attempted a home repair, we will have to start over with a brand-new veneer. Your current, broken veneer may have rough edges that can be irritating to your lips and mouth. You may want to apply a small amount of dental wax over it (which you can find at any major store) to cover the broken veneer and to protect you before you can come into our office. Regardless of the cause of the break, your broken veneers will require immediate attention from us. If your veneer has broken off (or if you have other questions related to your veneer's care and maintenance,) give our office a call right away and we will either reattach it or replace it for you with a new, properly made one....
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What to Do if you Switch to a New Dentist
Posted on 12/15/2018 by Joseph Dautremont
Switching to a new dentist is not as easy as most people presume. There are many factors that you need to put into consideration and steps that you need to take for the transition to be smooth and successful. Here are the two things that you need to do if you switch to a new dentist. Get Your Previous Records We will need to know the current status of your oral health so as to determine the treatments to offer you. You do not need to contact your previous dental facility to get this information. Instead, all you need to do is sign a release form that will authorize the previous dentist to transfer the files to us. Note that this is a legal process that has to be done properly to ensure that confidential information about your health is not disclosed to unauthorized persons. It also helps to reduce the risk of some of the documents being lost. Make an Appointment to See Us Book an appointment with us to discuss your needs and expectations as well as to learn about the services that are offered at the facility. It is to your advantage at this session to ask as many questions as possible, such as insurance policies that are accepted and the various payment options available. All this information will help you prepare well for future appointments better. Switching to a new dentist is not always easy, but we have worked smarter to make the process as simple as possible for you. Our customer care team will guide you through the process and answer any questions that you might be having regarding our facility. They will explain to you the various treatment options that we offer and the flexible plans available. Get in touch with us today to book your first appointment....
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Your Gum Health is Directly Linked to Your Heart Health
Posted on 11/30/2018 by Joseph Dautremont
More research than ever has connected a healthy mouth to a healthy heart. This supports the need for good oral health in order to prevent a host of other medical issues. By better understanding the connection between oral and overall health, you'll know why dental hygiene needs to be a priority in your life. Gum Disease and Heart Disease Several research studies have found a connection between gum disease and heart disease. The exact cause-and-effect hasn't been proven, but the studies have shown that gum disease increases the risk of heart disease. Scientists believe this may be due to inflammation caused by gum disease. In addition to increasing heart disease risk, gum disease could exacerbate existing heart conditions. This is because bacteria in the mouth could make their way into the blood stream and travel to the heart and other organs. For example, patients at a heightened risk for infective endocarditis might require antibiotics before they undergo dental procedures. Gum Disease and Stroke Other studies have pointed to a connection between gum disease and stroke. One particular study looked at the relationship between oral infections and stroke risk factors. Researchers found that people diagnosed with stroke were more likely to have oral infections compared to people in the control group. Protecting Your Gums and Heart Good dental hygiene and regular dental exams are the best way to protect your mouth against gum disease. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice per day and floss daily. A plaque or tartar controlled mouthwash with fluoride can also help to keep your teeth and gums healthy. In addition to caring for your teeth, regular dental appointments are crucial in order to maintain healthy gums. If it has been a while since your last appointment, give us a call today to set up your next dental cleaning....
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