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Maintenance Must-Dos: 3 Essential Tips to Take Care of Your Dentures

May 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 2:31 pm
hands brushing dentures

After you put your brand-new dentures in your mouth, you love the way they look. They appear natural and don’t feel bad at all too. You want this amazing feeling to last as long as possible! Keeping this feeling and teeth in good shape means having to take care of your dentures. But what is involved with maintaining prosthetic teeth? Keep reading to learn some steps you’ll need to take to preserve them.


Can White Teeth Boost Your Career?

March 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 3:28 am

Business man in shirt and tie Teeth come in a variety of shades and tones naturally. Many factors affect the color of your teeth, like genetics, smoking, or drinking coffee. However, society attributes an attractive smile to youth, confidence, and success, which are important qualities in any profession. While you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, stains and discoloration might be sending the wrong message. Here’s how teeth whitening could be the key to launching your career.


Cavity Caper: Why You Shouldn’t Whiten a Decaying Tooth

January 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 5:07 pm
Facial zoom in of woman having teeth whitening at the dentist

If you’re frustrated by a splotchy or discolored smile, you may feel tempted to pick up a whitening kit from your local drugstore. Did you know, though, that this can be risky? Teeth whitening ingredients often contain abrasive bleaches that can erode your enamel, but that’s not the only concern. You might have hidden issues that can be painfully triggered by these over-the-counter treatments. Keep reading to learn more!


Custom Mouthguards Vs. Store-Bought Varieties: Where to Place Your Bet

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 11:05 pm

Sports are a fun and popular way to socialize and get exercise for people of all ages, but it’s important to take the proper precautions before play so you can stay safe. While contact sports like football, soccer, and hockey are notorious for causing dental injuries, wearing a mouthguard can provide your smile with the protection it needs to stay safe out on the field. While you can buy an athletic mouthguard at a sporting goods store, your dentist can provide one that is customized to fit your mouth. Here’s why a custom mouthguard from your dentist is the way to go.


How Fast Does Oral Cancer Spread?

October 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 7:47 am
particles flying toward a mouth

The American Cancer Society estimates that doctors will diagnose around 54,000 new cases of oral cancer in 2023, and that the same disease will account for over 10,00 deaths. It’s unfortunately a fairly common condition, and given its severity, being examined for it often is important.

This is also because it’s possible for oral cancer to spread to other parts of the body. If the cancer metastasizes, the condition becomes much more dangerous, so here’s what you should know about how quickly that can happen.


Why Wearing a Mouthguard for Contact Sports is a Must

July 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 7:23 pm
Two mouthguards, one blue and one clear, next to each other

Are you a fan of contact sports like wrestling, football, or boxing? If so, it’s essential that you protect your teeth and gums in the process. Around 5 million teeth are dislodged due to contact sports injuries every year, whether it’s a knocked-out tooth, serious soft tissue injury, or loose restoration – that’s why wearing a mouthguard is so important! To learn more about which sports require participants to wear a mouthguard and how a mouthguard protects your smile, keep reading.


Oral Cancer Screenings Keep Your Smile Cancer-Free

May 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 3:56 am
a patient attending their oral cancer screening

Oral cancer is one of the most predominant types of cancer in the world; in fact, 54,000 cases are diagnosed each year in the US, and roughly 40% of those cases have a grim outlook. But as serious and widespread as oral cancer might be, did you know that regular oral cancer screenings can offer significant protection from the disease? Keep reading to learn more about how!


How to Address a Veneer That’s Fallen Off

March 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 6:24 pm
a person visiting their dentist

Veneers are one of the hottest cosmetic treatment options around, and several patients these days are turning toward this awesome solution to achieve the bright smile they’ve always dreamed of. However, there is no perfect substitute for your natural teeth, and despite their effectiveness, veneers can still fall off without any apparent warning. But when this happens, there’s no reason to panic—your dentist can help! Keep reading to learn more about why veneers sometimes fall off and how you should go about handling the situation.


3 Dental Products Designed to Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy Year-Round

January 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 3:05 am
child brushing their teeth at home

If you’re looking to keep your child’s smile looking and feeling great year-round, you want to make sure that you’re using the right products. Since February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a local dentist is here to share three helpful items you can use to ensure cavity-free teeth as well as tips that are designed to encourage better oral hygiene at this stage in your child’s life.


Why Is a Healthy Mouth Important for Cosmetic Dentistry?

December 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 12:14 am

Woman at consultation for cosmetic dentistryIf you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, you’re not alone. Stained, discolored, or gapped teeth are a source of embarrassment for many people, but you can have the smile of your dreams with cosmetic dentistry. However, you can’t just visit your dentist’s office and expect to walk out with perfect teeth. Instead, your dentist will need to check your mouth for any untreated dental concerns, like cavities or gum disease. Although your priority might be the appearance of your teeth, your dentist will initially be more concerned about their health, and here’s why.


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