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Dental Implants | An Overview

Dental implants are the state-of-the-art treatment option for replacing one or more missing teeth. Your dentist will first obtain a complete medical and dental history to ensure that you are, in fact, a good candidate for the procedure. Certain medical and dental conditions must be carefully considered before those patients receive dental implants. Read this [Read more …]

Foods and Habits that Stain Your Teeth

Tooth enamel is porous making it susceptible to stains.  Colored foods and beverages are absorbed by your teeth and stains become embedded and that can result in a yellow or brown tinge.  However, the color of food is not the only thing to look out for.  The level of acidity of food can also discolor [Read more …]

Teeth Grinding (or Bruxism)

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common problem.  Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth.  If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth together during the day or grind your teeth at night. Bruxism Symptoms Symptoms of sleep bruxism tend to be worst upon waking and improve during [Read more …]

Dental X-Rays Are Safe

Do you know that there are many beneficial uses of radiation?  One type of radiation, x-rays, are used extensively in the medical and dental professions to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions.  Dentists gain valuable information from x-rays to aid in keeping teeth healthy. Dental X-Rays Show Hidden Problems Dental x-rays are pictures [Read more …]

When A Filling Needs To Be Replaced

It’s important to determine when a filling needs to be replaced. Dental fillings, also known as dental restorations, are used to replace tooth structure that has been lost due to tooth decay. Dental fillings generally last for years, but no filling lasts forever. Every filling will eventually fail, requiring replacement. What Causes a Dental Filling [Read more …]

Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?

  You may be a candidate for dental implants if you have lost one or more teeth. Most patients are able to receive dental implants without any problems or complications. The most important factor is your overall health. Benefits of Dental Implants Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth. Dental implants are not [Read more …]

Tooth Anatomy

Tooth anatomy is very unique. We have several different types of teeth, and each type performs a different job. We use our teeth to bite and chew food, and so they are the first step in the digestion of food.  Teeth also help us say certain sounds. Tooth Anatomy Glossary Bicuspids (also called Premolars) are the teeth [Read more …]

Does Dr. Taylor Take My Dental Insurance?

Healthy teeth and gums are important for you and your family.  Dental disease can affect your overall health, so it is important that you and your family see a dentist regularly. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requires that the new health insurance exchanges offer dental plans for your children.  Most state marketplaces will offer dental [Read more …]

Dental Crowns for Adults

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that is a tooth-shaped “cap” or cover that is placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed.  It covers the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and improve its appearance. What Are Dental Crowns Made From? Dental crowns can be made from several [Read more …]

6 Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth are a pain! Here’s a list of 7 things that might be causing (or worsening) your sensitive teeth: 1. Acidic Foods Can Erode Enamel Acids are hard on your teeth. Some foods are high in acid content–things like tomatoes, citrus, fruit juices (including lemonade), wine, sports drinks,  and carbonated soft drinks (including diet [Read more …]