A 30-year study, conducted by Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine, showed that cigarette smokers are 70% more likely to need a root canal than non-smokers.
Not only are smokers more likely to need endodontic treatment, but there was also a correlation with risk and total amount of time smoked vs total time smoke-free. Quitting smoking helps improve your health and also decreases the possibility of needing a root canal later in life.
Whether you smoke or not, it is important to take great care of your teeth. Regular dental appointments and cleanings, as well as immediate care when you experience a dental injury or an accident, can help you keep your teeth healthy and strong for many years to come.
For emergency dental care, toothache relief, root canals or general dentistry, contact your local Crown Council dentist using our ‘Find A Crown Council Dentist’ tool to the right of this screen. Our team of caring, compassionate dentists nationwide love treating their patients to a comfortable, enjoyable dental experience.
Or is it their smile?
We all know that a bright, white, beautiful smile can get us noticed. Many dental patients come to their Crown Council dentists for teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic dental procedures to get their smile looking its best. One of the most common requests of Crown Council dentists is straight teeth.
But did you know there are actual health benefits to aligning those pearly whites?
1. Cleaner Teeth
Crowded and overlapping teeth make it harder for your toothbrush’s bristles to reach those tiny spots between teeth where bacteria collects. Food particles can also get trapped between teeth, and flossing gets harder when teeth overlap. Ever had to force your floss between teeth because of overcrowding? It might be time to see your Crown Council dentist about clear braces.
2. Smoother Chewing
Crooked teeth usually come together unevenly when you bite and chew. This can impact your ability to chew your food and even lead to problems with digestion.
3. Protected Soft Tissue
Uneven teeth can protrude into the mouth’s soft tissues (think the inside of your cheeks and lips) and cause discomfort. Over time this can lead to cuts and sores, or even infections.
4. Fewer Headaches
Crooked teeth can be quite the headache – literally. Because irregular teeth wear unevenly on your jaw, the pressure can lead to chronic problems including jaw strain and headaches.
5. Improved Diction
A twisted smile can lead to twisted speech! Tooth irregularities can be the culprit of several speech impediments, which can harm self esteem and lead to poor performance in school or at work.
If you’ve been thinking about setting your smile straight, we hope this information helps you in your decision to visit your Crown Council dentist. Feel free to ask any questions you have about improving your smile. Whether you’re looking for Invisalign clear braces, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, or even a simple cleaning, your Crown Council dentist can answer any questions you might have.
Dentists make you nervous? Consider sedation dentistry. Your journey to a sparkling smile can be easy, breezy, and pain-free.
Have you been putting off that root canal or cosmetic dental treatment due to dental anxiety? You’re not alone. Many people have these same fears and it’s understandable. Dental work is up close and personal with many instruments that you wouldn’t want to be used anywhere on your body, let alone your mouth. Rest assured, there is a pain-free solution. Sedation dentistry is available in Crown Council dental offices across the country and is a great option for your to get your much-needed dental care without anxiety.
If you are in pain, let your skilled and knowledgeable Crown Council dentist evaluate your tooth. Often times, a toothache is an mild annoyance that can signal bigger dental issues if left untreated. If you have a painful tooth, getting treatment as soon as possible is important to your dental health, as well as your peace of mind.
Your Crown Council dentist can stop your tooth pain while you enjoy a relaxing and peaceful visit. Many cosmetic dentists offer three levels of sedation: nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. With this variety of options, each dental patient is able to choose the level of sedation that is right for them. So whether you want to be completely out or just need a little something to take the edge off, your Crown Council dentist has the solution for you. Call your local cosmetic dentist today so you can been treated quickly and find long-lasting relief from that toothache.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement possibilities. Implant dentistry places a titanium rod in the gums where it bonds to the jawbone, in place of the missing tooth root. This implant is topped by a dental crown, implant-supported bridge, or implant-supported dentures to replace your missing teeth.
How do dental implants compare to dentures or bridges?
When it comes to dentures vs. implants, or a tooth implant vs. bridge, implants far outweigh the alternatives. Because dentures and dental bridges don’t replace the tooth root, bone deterioration occurs over time. This can change face shape and cause serious oral health issues. While dentures and bridges generally require replacements over time, implant dentistry restorations can last a lifetime if cared for.
How successful is implant dentistry?
Research shows that dental implants have a success rate between 95-98%, which is incredibly high. Dental hygiene is the biggest factor in maintaining the longevity of your dental implants. Daily brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will help protect against dental implant failure.
What do dental implants cost?
The price for implant dentistry varies depending on the number of missing teeth and type of restoration (crown, All on 4, implant-supported bridge, or implant-supported dentures). While the cost of dental implants may initially seem higher, the benefits far outweigh those of traditional bridges or dentures. Dental implants require far less maintenance and replacements than traditional restorations. Your Crown Council dentist will be happy to discuss payment options with you so that you can have a long lasting smile you love.
To learn more about implant dentistry options, contact your local Crown Council dentist. He or she would be happy to answer any of your questions and assess your situation.
What comes to your mind when you think cosmetic dentistry?
A lot of people seem to have the misconception that all cosmetic dental procedures are both invasive and expensive. Today in our Crown Council Dental Blog we are going to go over one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Teeth whitening.
Professional teeth whitening is one of the most popular and commonly performed dental procedures for almost all Crown Council dentists. The reasons being its effectiveness, ease, and price.
If you are unhappy with your smile you might want to consider teeth whitening as a way to brighten your smile and boost your confidence. Every day we expose our pearly whites to damaging and dulling foods and beverages. Professional teeth whitening can help take years of dulling and staining away leaving you with a healthier and younger looking smile.
Your local Crown Council dentist can help find the tooth whitening option that is best for you. Whether you would like an in office treatment or prefer a take home tooth whitening kit, we can help you. If you’ve been afraid of teeth whitening in the past because of sensitive teeth, talk to your Crown Council dentist about how you can get a brighter and whiter smile without any added sensitivity.
Having the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted could be just one visit away. Contact your Crown Council dentist to schedule an appointment.
Many people think that having their gums bleed when they brush or floss is normal. Can you imagine if other bleeding body parts were treated as carelessly? “My hair bleeds when I wash it. It’s probably fine!” No one says this. So what makes gum disease so accepted? Probably a big part has to do with not understanding what gum disease actually is.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a result of bacteria found in dental plaque. Your gums become red, inflamed and may bleed as your body tries to fight the bacteria in the dental plaque. Good oral hygiene is the key for fighting gum disease. Proper brushing, correct flossing techniques and regular visits to your family dentist for teeth cleaning are all great ways to prevent gum disease and keep your mouth happy and healthy.
In a 1999 study, researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that half of Americans over 30 had bleeding gums.
Don’t be part of this statistic. While the main aspect of gum disease is harmful bacteria, other factors can contribute to periodontal disease. These risk factors include:
- Smoking – in addition to all the other health risks it causes, smoking also increases the presence of gum disease
- Grinding or clenching teeth
- Fluctuating hormones (such as menopause or pregnancy)
- Poor Diet
It’s important to know about gum disease so you can spot the early warning signs and get the correct dental care from your Crown Council dentist. If left untreated, the bacteria from gum disease can enter your bloodstream and cause serious medical issues in other areas of your body including loose teeth, stroke, heart disease and more. Contact a Crown Council dentist today to maintain a healthy mouth and body.