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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.

Sedation Dentistry + Dental Care = Relief

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. Sedation Dentistry Helps Patients Relax

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Implant Dentistry

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.Dental Implants Questions

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.