Do you have issues with your smile that need to be corrected? If so, veneers may be the fix you’ve been looking for. Made from dental-grade porcelain, these thin shells cover up the entire front surface of one’s pearly whties and can correct cracks, chips, discoloration, misshapen teeth, and gaps. Before you have your permanent veneers placed, your dentist will give you temporary ones. But why do you need them? Read on to learn why temporary veneers are necessary before you have your permanent ones placed.(more…)
Dale Greer, DDS Blog
April 7, 2022
March 9, 2022
You’ve been experiencing tooth pain for a while now, and you finally decided to schedule an appointment with your dentist. After taking X-rays, cleaning your teeth, and doing a thorough examination of your mouth, it was determined that one of your pearly whites is severely damaged and will need to be repaired with a dental crown. If you’ve never had one placed before, you may be wondering if it’s painful. Read on to learn about whether it hurts to get a dental crown and the risks of choosing not to move forward with treatment.(more…)
February 16, 2022
Teeth whitening is an incredibly popular cosmetic treatment that is used to lift stains from one’s smile to give their pearly whites a brighter, whiter glow. This procedure can help patients feel more confident in their smiles, but have you ever wondered how it started? Read on to learn about the history of teeth whitening as well as how it has evolved over time.(more…)
December 15, 2021
Do you suffer from reoccurring jaw pain? Maybe your jaw clicks and pops when opening and closing your mouth? You might have a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research reports 5% to 12% of the population have chronic pain caused by a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Several factors can lead to the onset of the disorder. Identifying the cause is crucial to stop your pain. Here are 5 commonly found culprits behind TMD.
November 14, 2021
TikTok is one of the most popular social media sites in the world. It reached over 1 billion monthly active users in September 2021. The short clips are a favorite among people of all ages. While you can find popular dances and cooking tips, the site is also full of harmful challenges. Among the latest are videos of people sharing the benefits of dentures to help break the stigma of tooth loss. Here’s how the popular viral trend is changing lives on social media.
October 14, 2021
Typically, it takes 3-6 months for your jawbone to fuse to dental implants, but who wants to wait that long to have a complete smile again? Whether you want to replace your missing teeth immediately or you don’t have enough bone for traditional implant dentures, All-On-4 may be the solution for you. You can get the beautiful smile you desire in just one day; however, you’re going to have a bit of a recovery ahead of you. Don’t worry, here’s what you need to know about the All-On-4 recovery process to adjust to your new smile.
July 9, 2021
Do you have missing teeth? Your dentist might suggest dental bridges to close the gaps in your smile. It’s usually anchored to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your mouth, helping restore your bite and preserve your facial structure. Although they can last for many years, they can still fail and necessitate repair or replacement. Luckily, knowing what causes dental bridge failure can help you prevent it from happening. Read on as we discuss how they get damaged and what you can do to increase the longevity of your bridge.(more…)
June 18, 2021
Do your palms sweat when it’s time to see your dentist? Maybe you need dental work but fear a painful procedure? No matter the reason for your apprehensions, your dentist can help you sit back and relax with oral conscious sedation. Contrary to what you might believe, you aren’t “put to sleep.” Instead, the oral medication helps you reach a deep level of relaxation, and you may even doze off. Here are 5 signs you might be a candidate for oral conscious sedation.
May 22, 2021
If you’re investing in dental implants, you’re making a great decision for your oral health and quality of life. You’ll enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth using a solution with over a 95% success rate. Your dentist has addressed all your concerns to ensure your new smile will thrive for decades, but there might still be one question on your mind – will dental implants set off metal detectors? There isn’t any reason to fret. Here’s what you need to know to avoid setting off alarms while you’re traveling.
April 5, 2021
You can find an endless stream of information online. However, this can often create a web of confusion, where mistruths are rapidly spread. Unfortunately, there is an abundance of misinformation circulating about cosmetic dentistry. To set the record straight, a local dentist steps in to dispel 5 cosmetic dentistry myths.(more…)