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No More Hiding!


Crown Council cosmetic dentistsWhen you were a kid, you probably played hide and seek a time or two. You’d crouch behind couch, under the bed, or maybe even in the dryer, hoping to be the last one caught. And it was fun!

But as an adult, do you find yourself still hiding?

Hiding your smile because you’re embarrassed by your teeth is the farthest thing from fun. Every social situation is dampened by the fact that you can’t laugh without putting a hand over your teeth. Whether they’re discolored, chipped, cracked, or even missing, we at Crown Council have good news for you.

There is hope!

Today’s cosmetic dentistry is unprecedented in its possibilities. Those who have lost teeth can now have full smiles with dental implants or implant-anchored dentures. People with worn or damaged teeth can experience the miracle of porcelain veneers, where a paper-thin shell of porcelain is cemented to the fronts of teeth and an entirely new smile is instantly created! And folks whose teeth have yellowed or greyed can get the shining, white teeth they desire with in-office teeth whitening at your local Crown Council dentist’s office.

There has never been a better time to see your Crown Council cosmetic dentist. See the Crown Council dentist locator on this page to find a dentist near you, schedule a consultation, and discuss your unique smile.

With new treatments, cutting-edge procedures, and unparalleled service, our Crown Council dentists are bringing patients out of their hiding places and into the spotlight – one smile at a time.


Get Wise About Your Wisdom Teeth


Wisdom Teeth Removal Crown Council dentistWisdom teeth are pretty common – it’s been estimated that up to 90% of the population grow them – so what are they, really?

The Name
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, usually erupt from the gums between 17 and 25 years of age. Thus, they could be considered a sort of sign of maturity – or “wisdom.” They are the last of your teeth to come in.

The Facts
If you have wisdom teeth (your dentist can tell you this with routine x-rays), you can plan on them coming through – or at least trying to. The problem is wisdom teeth often don’t have room in your mouth to come through normally. Wisdom teeth can cause damage to adjacent teeth as they try to force their way in, and they can become “impacted,” meaning they don’t come in in the right position.

Impacted wisdom teeth can be “mesial,” meaning angled toward the front of the mouth; “horizontal,” meaning lying sideways in the mouth; or “distal,” meaning angled toward the rear of the mouth. As you can imagine, any of these positions can cause serious problems in your mouth. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to pain, infection, cysts, and even gum disease.

The Point
Why would your body grow teeth that don’t even fit in your mouth? Well, if you think about our history, it makes sense. Humans evolved eating tough, rough foods, and our ancestors didn’t have access to dental care. (Aren’t you lucky!) It used to be common to lose teeth, and so the extra set of molars in early adulthood not only fit, but really came in handy. Not only do we tend to keep all of our teeth these days, but we have also evolved smaller jaws that don’t fit as many teeth.

The Solution
Your Crown Council dentist can give you a thorough examination and discuss the options with you. Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed, depending on how they are coming in, how the rest of the teeth are positioned, and how healthy the teeth are. Keep in mind that changes in your mouth over time may affect the bottom line on whether or not you can (or want to) keep your wisdom teeth.

Many Crown Council dentists are trained in wisdom teeth removal, and those who are not can direct you to a specialist. Don’t ignore your wisdom teeth. Be wise and talk to your Crown Council dentist about the best care for your mouth.

Experience the confidence and contentment that comes with choosing a Crown Council dentist. Our dentists are passionate about their fields and their patients. Use our Crown Council dentist locator on this page to find a qualified dentist in your area.

Information was used from the following website: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2014/05/23/the-survival-guide-to-getting-your-wisdom-teeth-removed. Accessed 10/31/2014.


What Are Your Aching Teeth Trying To Tell You?


toothache pain treatmentHave you ever had one of those “lightbulb” moments when you just knew that something wasn’t right? Your body gets those too. They’re called pain.

Pain can be your body’s way of telling you something’s wrong! And if you’ve ever felt the sharp pain or the dull throbbing of a toothache, you know that tooth pain can be hard to ignore. But if you search the country and get 100 toothache sufferers together, you might get 100 different stories about how, where, and even when the pain starts.

Some toothaches get worse at night. Some can be exacerbated by traveling on an airplane. Some are aggravated by eating certain types of foods or just by chewing. A lot of toothaches are made worse by extreme temperatures or hard foods. (Ever made the mistake of chewing on ice with a toothache? Ouch!)

Because toothaches can be caused by so many factors, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment for this common problem.

Your Crown Council dentist can find the right treatment for your ache. Whether it’s a constant soreness or an occasional pang, a slight discomfort or a cause of serious misery, we have the solution for you.

Some toothaches respond to over-the-counter pain medication. Others are a sign of a more serious issue, like a cavity or even a cracked tooth. Your Crown Council dentist will be able to get to the root of the problem and develop a treatment plan.

So, are your teeth trying to tell you something? Why don’t you call your Crown Council dentist and open those lines of communication?

When your teeth talk, listen!

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Reflection Got You Down?


Cracked MirrorLast time you looked in the mirror, did what you see make you smile?

For people with broken, cracked, stained, or chipped teeth, sometimes smiling is that last thing they want to do – especially in the mirror. When your smile is hampered by imperfections like discolored or misshapen teeth, it can be hard to relax and enjoy day-to-day activities.

Do you find yourself…
Covering your mouth when you laugh?
Keeping a tight-lipped smile in pictures?
Feeling embarrassed for others to see your teeth?

If this sounds like you, consider scheduling an appointment with a Crown Council dentist. Your dentist can analyze your smile and help you know exactly what you can do to shine up, shape up, and show off those pearly whites.

Crown Council dentists are passionate about treating patients – not just teeth – and are committed to excellence in their fields.

Maybe you lost a tooth due to tooth decay. Maybe an injury left a tooth discolored. Or maybe years of coffee, tea, or soda have left your teeth a little yellow. Guess what?

We can help!

Search for a Crown Council dentist near you to find out what an experienced, trustworthy dentist can do for your smile. Our dentists range from family dentistry to cosmetic dentistry to implant dentistry, and everything in between. Crown Council dentists offer teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, dental implants, periodontal disease treatment, and even extreme smile makeovers – just to name a few.

Whatever it is about your smile that you don’t like, talk to your Crown Council dentist about it. Your dentist can work with you to create a treatment plan. You’ll leave with the smile you’ve always wanted.


One More Reason To Quit Smoking


Most dental patients throughout the United States know that smoking is bad for your lungs and general health. But a lesser known fact is that smokers are also much more likely to need root canals.Smoking & Dental Health

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.


5 Reasons to Set Your Smile Straight


Straight Teeth at Your Crown Council DentistWhat’s the first thing you notice when you meet someone new? Is it their handshake? Their eyes? Their posture?

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.