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Dreaming of a White Christmas?


teeth bleachingCrown Council dentists practice all around the world. Some of our dental patients are literally trekking through feet of snow; others are still wearing shorts during the holiday season.

Wherever you are and whatever the weather, you can enjoy your own white Christmas this year with professional teeth whitening.

Many Crown Council dentists offer in-office laser tooth whitening. This procedure can be finished in around one hour! You can also take a professional teeth whitening kit home with you from your dentist’s office to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home.

Professional tooth whitening can lighten your teeth up to eight shades!

Why get your teeth whitened by a professional? Getting your teeth lightened with your dentist’s oversight prevents complications and sensitivity that can often accompany store-bought whitening kits.

Your dentist can help you decide on the best teeth whitening system for you based on your lifestyle, desires, budget, and oral health. Your dentist will also take into consideration previous cosmetic dentistry procedures you may have had done; such as veneers, crowns, or dental implants; which will affect the whitening system you choose.

Consider giving a loved one (or yourself!) the gift of a white Christmas this year with professional tooth whitening from your Crown Council dentist.


Dental Implants: Something To Sink Your Teeth Into


Types of Dental ImplantsHello, dental devotees! Today in the Crown Council dental blog we get to talk about something really exciting: sharks! Shark teeth have been a subject of fascination for centuries.

Did you know that sharks lose an average of one tooth per week? But never fear: in a shark’s lifetime, it will literally grow thousands of new teeth, constantly replacing old ones. A shark can have hundreds of teeth (the famous great white shark has up to 300), arranged in several rows.

We poor human folk only get two sets of teeth – our baby teeth, or primary teeth; and our permanent teeth. Permanent teeth begin to replace primary teeth around age 6, and the last of the permanent teeth are the wisdom teeth, which tend to erupt in late adolescence to early adulthood.

What does that mean for you when you lose a permanent tooth due to accident, injury, or decay? Do you have to live with an open gap in your smile?

We’re lucky to live in a time when dental procedures to replace missing teeth are better than ever before. Search for a Crown Council dental implants dentist near you to discuss getting a dental implant.

Dental implants have advanced dramatically over the years. This highly successful procedure is done regularly by dentists and prosthodontists, and it has over a 95% success rate. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth, and they feel, look, and perform just like natural teeth. They are strong and easy to maintain. You can even use dental implants to anchor a bridge or a denture.

With a dental implant, no one will even know you lost a tooth – and you might forget, yourself!

Contact your Crown Council dentist today to discuss whether getting a dental implant or implant-anchored dentures is right for you.

So sink your teeth into something new – consider a dental implant at your Crown Council dentist.

Learn more about dental implants and choosing an implants dentist at http://crowncouncil.com/why-visit-a-dental-implants-dentist.

 

Information was used from the following website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ accessed 10/31/2014.


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.