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What To Expect After Having a Tooth Extracted Sep 29th, 2021

Having a tooth extracted by your dentist can be nerve-wracking. Knowing what to expect before, during, and after the treatment will help you avoid any painful infections and will help to speed up the healing process, too.  Like any surgery, having teeth removed requires recovery time, and there will also...

The Best Oral Hygiene Routine According to Experts Sep 29th, 2021

You commit to brushing your teeth twice a day for a full two minutes, but are you really achieving a thorough clean with your oral hygiene routine? At Elite Dental & Denture PC, we want our patients to feel confident in their hygiene efforts, and that starts with a healthy...

Preparing Your Child For Their First Root Canal Sep 7th, 2021

When a child suffers from extreme tooth pain caused by an infected tooth root, having the tooth removed may initially seem like the best option if the infection lies in a baby tooth. While tooth extraction is recommended in certain instances, more often than not, saving a child's decayed tooth...

Healthy Back To School Snack Ideas For Kids and Teens Sep 7th, 2021

Back to school season is an exciting time for the entire family. From picking out a new backpack to selecting that perfect first-day outfit, there are many important decisions to be made to start the school year right. Perhaps one of the most overlooked decisions that ensure your child has...

Do Veneers Damage Your Natural Teeth? Aug 10th, 2021

One of the top questions we hear from patients during veneer consultations is, "Will veneers damage my natural teeth?". A knowledgeable and experienced cosmetic dentist should always carry out all dental treatments to keep your natural teeth as healthy as possible. When performed correctly, veneers can help you regain lost...

A Great Oral Hygiene Routine Can Improve Your Overall Health Aug 10th, 2021

Having excellent oral hygiene and taking great care of your teeth and gums is an essential step in doing your part to prevent things like tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath from happening to you. However, most are unaware that taking proper care of their oral health also directly...

Maintaining Results From Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments Jul 20th, 2021

A bright, white smile is one of the best ways to make a lasting impression on new and old acquaintances. And after months of covering your smile with a mask, it's once again time to invest a little time and money into achieving perfect, white teeth.  Follow these simple dental...

Should You Worry About Tonsil Stones? Jul 6th, 2021

When you hear the word stones in reference to a health issue, your mind probably goes straight to kidney stones. However, another type of stone that people have often never heard of until their dentist explains the condition is tonsil stones. Some people are more susceptible to getting recurring tonsil...

Facts Everyone Should Know About Routine Dental Exams Jun 16th, 2021

It may seem like a lot of scraping and picking, but do you know what's really happening during your bi-annual teeth cleaning? Our dental experts are here to break it down for you, so you know exactly what your dental hygienist is doing during a cleaning and what your dentist...

Mouthwash: An Easy Way To Boost Your Oral Health Jun 12th, 2021

Incorporating mouthwash into your daily brushing routine can give your oral hygiene a significant boost in health. Not only does mouthwash help to loosen bits of food from your teeth, but it's also proven to lessen the number of harmful bacteria in your mouth, temporarily reduce bad breath and leave...

Dental Insurance: What's Covered and What's Not May 24th, 2021

The world of health insurance is constantly changing - and the average consumer struggles to keep up with shifting coverage and policy changes. Like your health insurance, dental insurance is a crucial piece to maintaining your oral health. Having coverage allows you to receive affordable, preventive care and avoid more...

Routine Cleaning Vs. Deep Cleaning Dental Appointments May 13th, 2021

When most people think of their oral health, they only think of their teeth; however, your gums play a critical role too. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, increases the likelihood of developing heart disease in individuals by 20%, making your gum health directly linked to your overall well-being.  Many patients...

Consequences of Extreme Tooth Enamel Erosion Apr 26th, 2021

Tooth enamel is the strongest tissue in the human body - even stronger than your bones! The enamel helps to protect your teeth from daily activities like biting, chewing, and crunching foods, in addition to protecting the sensitive interior of the tooth from harsh chemicals and temperatures.  While it’s incredibly...

Don’t Fall For These Social Media Teeth Whitening Trends Apr 9th, 2021

It can be easy to get caught up in the latest social media trends and crazes, but not everything is always how it seems online. You can quickly end up spending hundreds of dollars on products and tricks that don’t actually work, especially when it comes to your teeth! While...

What Causes Puberty-Associated Gingivitis? Mar 17th, 2021

Puberty-associated gingivitis is the most preventable form of gingivitis. While it's very similar to the oral disease many adults experience, there are a few key differences. Without professional intervention, puberty gingivitis may progress to more severe adult periodontal diseases as your child ages, so treatment is critical.  Puberty gingivitis is...

Home Remedies and Treatments For Canker Sores Mar 8th, 2021

Canker sores are small in size, but they can become quite painful. These small ulcers appear on the inside of your mouth and can make everyday activities like eating or talking unbearable. Often appearing at any time and for no apparent reason, canker sores typically go away on their own...

Bumps On Your Child's Newly Erupted Permanent Teeth? Don't Worry! Feb 22nd, 2021

Losing baby teeth is a significant moment in your child's life. Once the permanent teeth begin to erupt to fill in the place of the lost baby tooth, you may notice that the new tooth has a bumpy or rigid appearance. These grooves called mamelons are typical and perfectly normal. ...

7 Reasons Why Women Have Better Oral Health Than Most Men Feb 8th, 2021

Men and women have the same mouth structure, consisting of the teeth, gums, tongue, and jaw. Anatomically speaking, men and women are pretty much the same when it comes to their mouths. However, many studies have proven that women's oral health is far superior to men.  Most of us know...

5 New Year's Resolutions For a Better Smile in 2021 Jan 30th, 2021

The start of a new year is a great time to set your intentions for the upcoming year. Many people find this time of year ideal for making healthier choices. While cooking more at home, eating healthier meals, and exercising are ordinary resolutions, improving your oral health should also be...

6 Tell-Tale Signs That You May Need Dentures Someday Jan 14th, 2021

When you think back on your childhood, did it seem that everyone of a certain age had dentures? If so, this may have led you to believe that losing your teeth at a certain point is a given, but that's simply not the case. Your teeth, with proper care, should...

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Dental Sealants Dec 29th, 2020

Having healthy teeth that last you a lifetime starts with excellent oral care. Regardless of age, anyone with permanent molars can benefit from dental sealants because they decrease the amount of potential damage from tooth decay. Dental sealants are an excellent form of preventive dentistry that can save you from...

Dentures 101: Everything You Need To Know Dec 13th, 2020

Dentures are an effective tooth-replacement option for anyone missing multiple teeth. Dentures are custom created and made of removable prosthetic appliances with artificial teeth. Molded to fit a patient's unique mouth structure, no two sets of dentures are identical.  There are a variety of reasons why a person may be...

What To Expect During All-on-4 Dental Implant Recovery Nov 14th, 2020

Many denture patients are unaware that All-on-4 full-arch fixed dental implant bridges are the quickest and most affordable way to restore full functionality from missing teeth. While every case involving dental implants is different, many patients can experience the many benefits of All-on-4 dental implants first hand.    Whether you...

Vitamins That Can Improve Gum Health Nov 14th, 2020

Your teeth and gums need the right balance of vitamins and minerals to stay healthy, just like the rest of your body. Vitamins and minerals can be easily incorporated into your daily diet by eating certain foods, dietary supplements, or combining the two.  Read on to learn which vitamins can...

How a Professional Deep Cleaning Treats Gum Disease Oct 29th, 2020

Having excellent oral hygiene doesn't just protect your teeth from cavities, but it also protects your gums from oral bacteria. Those who do not follow proper dental care are especially prone to periodontal disease or gum disease.  In the early stages, gum disease can be successfully reversed with professional deep...

Restoration Options For Repairing Damage To Front Teeth Oct 14th, 2020

There are several reasons why one may be looking to restorative dentistry treatments on the front teeth. From being unhappy with your teeth' general appearance to having extensive damage that requires repair, it can be a difficult decision to make. Both options provide a brighter, whiter smile, but both treatments...

Root Canals Aren't as Painful as You Think and Here's Why Sep 26th, 2020

Root canals have a bad reputation for being painful, but you shouldn't dread having this procedure performed. Not only can having a root canal eliminate any discomfort you're already experiencing, but they can save your tooth.  Needing a root canal is typically more painful than the actual root canal experience...

Recover From Dental Implant Surgery ASAP With These Tips Sep 5th, 2020

Being prepared for dental implant surgery will help you to recover as soon as possible following your procedure. To help promote healing and make your dental implant successful, follow these tips provided by our dental implant experts.  Tip #1: Find Someone To Drive You Home  Any dental implant surgery that...

Is Your Jaw Clicking and Locking? It May Be a Sign of TMJ Aug 25th, 2020

Experiencing jaw pain can result from many activities like chewing a tough piece of meat or tensing up during stressful times. However, if you are struggling with jaw pain on a consistent and regular basis, it may be more serious. The impact of jaw discomfort can become debilitating if left...

3 Reasons Why Your Dentist Needs To Take X-Rays Aug 13th, 2020

There's a lot more to your teeth than what you can see with the naked eye. This is why dentists take X-rays to assess your teeth' parts that aren't visible, including in between and inside each of your teeth. X-rays also help your dentist to see what's going on underneath...

7 Things To NEVER Do With Your Teeth Jul 22nd, 2020

Your teeth are incredibly durable, but they are not impervious to damage. It frequently surprises patients to learn that even ordinary every day habits can cause significant damage to a person's smile. Studies have shown that up to 25% of adults over the age of 65 in the United States...

Is Your Child Getting Enough Fluoride? Jul 13th, 2020

Fluoride has the incredible ability to reduce tooth decay in both adults and children. It can help to repair minor tooth decay while decay is still in its early stages. When a child doesn’t get enough fluoride, it can lead to an increase in dental cavities and other health issues. ...

Dental Implants Vs. Dental Bridges For Young Adults Jun 19th, 2020

Ask any dentist, and he or she will tell you that dental implants are the gold standard when it comes to replacing a missing tooth. However, even the best tooth-replacement option comes with challenges, especially if you are a child, teen, or young adult.  All factors should be taken into...

The Fastest and Most Affordable Way To Improve Your Smile Jun 13th, 2020

Investing in your smile is one of the best uses of your hard-earned money. Not only will the ability to flash a beautiful, confident smile make you feel better about yourself, but it’s also a proven way to improve your oral health.  When it comes to a smile makeover, there...

A Short Guide To Dental Crown Lengthening Treatments May 24th, 2020

There are many different reasons why someone may need a crown lengthening procedure. The process of crown lengthening involves exposing more of the tooth’s surface for either cosmetic or oral health concerns.  If your dentist has recommended a crown lengthening treatment, here is a short guide to everything you need...

Managing Non-Emergency Dental Ailments During COVID-19 May 13th, 2020

The American Dental Association (ADA) has recommended that dental offices postpone elective dental procedures, surgeries, and non-emergency dental visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Urgent dental care services are still being provided by Elite Dental & Denture PC if you find yourself or a loved one facing a dental emergency;...

What's Causing White Spots On Your Teeth (And How To Remove Them!) Apr 25th, 2020

Dull, white spots on the surface of your teeth are usually the result of a loss of minerals in the enamel layer of the tooth. It is common for dentists and patients alike to notice white spots on teeth after completing orthodontic treatments, but there are other common causes of...

5 Things To Know Before Considering a Dental Bridge Apr 13th, 2020

Missing teeth can have a significant impact on the appearance and overall health of your smile. If you’re in search of a solution for missing teeth, it’s vital to understand the treatment options that are available to you. Gaining an understanding of your treatment options will help you find the...

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Teens Love Mar 23rd, 2020

Routine checkups and dental exams are an excellent way to keep your teen's teeth healthy while looking great too. However, if your teenager is coming to you about whitening their smile, you are not alone! Cosmetic dentistry treatments are an excellent and easy way to correct discolored, broken, or chipped...

Are Your Genetics To Blame For Frequent Cavities? Mar 9th, 2020

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in the world. However, some may be more susceptible to developing cavities than others. If you’ve ever wondered why it seems as if you have a cavity forming every time you go to the dentist, the answer very well may be because...

How To Prevent Oral Thrush If You Wear Dentures Feb 26th, 2020

Oral thrush can affect anyone, but it is most commonly seen in babies, the elderly, and those with suppressed immune systems. It is a minor issue in a healthy individual; however, it can be quite severe in someone with a weakened immune system. Those on antibiotics may disturb the natural...

Options For Repairing Broken Dentures Feb 13th, 2020

Dentures are designed to withstand typical tasks like chewing and biting, but dentures still are not as durable as natural teeth. Dentures aren’t intended to last forever, and on average, most patients can get five to seven years out of a set. When faced with a broken denture, it can...

Cavity Vs. The Common Cold: How To Tell The Difference Jan 23rd, 2020

Your teeth can be under a lot of pressure when you're sick with the common cold or a sinus infection. Pressure from head congestion, infection, and inflammation can cause your upper teeth to ache due to your maxillary sinuses being close neighbors to your upper tooth roots.  After contracting an...

6 Resolutions For a Healthier Smile (and Better Overall Health!) Jan 13th, 2020

Making New Year’s resolutions is an excellent way to set goals with a clean slate. Achieving a healthier lifestyle is often at the top of the list for many. Physical health and eating healthy are an essential part of living a better lifestyle, and making appropriate choices in those areas...

Look Years Younger With These Anti-Aging Dentistry Treatments  Dec 20th, 2019

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and appearance as we age is the key to holding onto your youth for as long as possible. If you’ve started to notice the look of your face changing, you could be considering a mini-facelift, Botox injections, or other non-invasive treatments to smooth away signs of...

Can Porcelain Veneers Be Whitened?  Dec 20th, 2019

Porcelain veneers can dramatically improve your overall smile by changing the color, shape, and size of your teeth. Many patients who turn to cosmetic veneers are able to feel more confident than ever before thanks to a bright, straight smile. While veneers are a permanent solution for correcting common smile...

Teens and Teeth Whitening: Is It Safe? Dec 19th, 2019

Teenagers tend to follow the crowd when it comes to the latest trends. Once a friend or classmate shows up to school flaunting a freshly whitened smile, it’s incredibly likely that your child will soon be coming to you asking for a DIY teeth whitening kit. As these types of...

How To Handle An After-Hours Holiday Dental Emergency Dec 19th, 2019

It happens to the best of us. Your child is thrilled to receive a new bike for Christmas, only to take a tumble from said bike moments later, resulting in a knocked-out tooth. When dental problems occur, it’s relatively straightforward to tell what is an emergency and what can wait...right?...

Eliminate Dental Anxiety With IV Sedation Oct 21st, 2019

If you’re someone who suffers from dental anxiety, low pain tolerance, extreme tooth sensitivity, or a movement disorder, going to the dentist can be extremely difficult. Many patients who suffer from these challenges or have a general dislike for the dentist are opting for sedation dentistry during their appointments. If...

Reinventing Your Life (and Your Smile) After Divorce With Cosmetic Dentistry Oct 14th, 2019

Divorces are nearly as common as marriages these days, but that doesn’t make going through a divorce any easier. Parting ways with a spouse can be extremely challenging on many fronts, but a smile makeover can help you start a new, better life with confidence. No matter how good you...

Implants Are Well Worth The Initial Investment and Here’s Why Sep 12th, 2019

With modern restorative dentistry, there are several options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Restorations attach to remaining structures above the gum line, and bridges, partial dentures, and dentures all require some surface-level support. If you’re in search of a tooth replacement option, you may be wondering if dental...

How Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is Transforming Gum Surgery Sep 5th, 2019

Many patients who suffer from periodontal disease and gum recession would like to restore their gum line and protect the roots of their teeth. However, most do not want to go through the often painful and lengthy traditional gum grafting procedure to do so. Pinhole gum rejuvenation is the first...

6 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Celebrities Swear By Aug 20th, 2019

From walking the red carpet to taking a perfect selfie for Instagram, it seems as though celebrities always look their very best. While your closet may not be filled with designer dresses, you already have access to the one accessory all celebrities swear by – a perfect smile. Here are...

Upcoming Dental Implant Surgery? Follow These Expert Recovery Tips Aug 15th, 2019

Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth and completely restore your smile. Both aesthetically pleasing and functional, implants can also reduce the number of potential threats to your oral health as a result of a missing tooth. If you have an upcoming dental implant surgery, be sure to...